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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 138: July 2012 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

St Mary’s Bellringers

l to r: Tony, Stephen, Tower Captain Sheila, Paul, David and Peter

Debbie & Trevor CONGRATULATIONS

Johns Patriotic Jags

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MINSTER - How To Find Us For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the village the Library at 4A Monkton Road is the approximate centre of the village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the village square are TR 309 647 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E

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Mothers Union Garden Party

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Saturday Market

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Pilgrims Hospice Summer Fair

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Abbey 75 year Anniversary Celebration

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WI Coffee and Chat

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Useful Numbers and Contacts

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Acol WI - Top Team Quiz

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WI Bat and Trap

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QEQM Summer Fete and Fun Dog Show

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Church Notices

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Abbey Tours

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All Weather Pitch

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Village Hall Bowls Group

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Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village Website: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Freegle: www.freeglethanet.org.uk Mobility Scooter (to loan): 07914 623 287 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch

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Minster Parish Council next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 3rd July @ 7pm

in the Neighbourhood Centre Members of the public are welcome to attend and bookings for both the above venues via can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the Parish Office 821 339 start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are Old Schools: bookings via available from the Clerk and are posted in the Jacque Sings 07891 009 088 Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via and the Council Office is normally open from:Eric James 821 744 9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 MM Subscriptions Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Copies of the Magazine or CD are now Following Meeting - 4th September available on subscription to all non no meeting in August residents, worldwide. Payments quoted below are in advance Pavilion Hire To a UK postal address :Recreation Ground Single Issue £1.60 Suitable for parties, small weddings, Annually (11 issues) £15.00 children’s parties, etc. Costs to an overseas address are Seating for 60-70, available on request, and we will be kitchen facilities. pleased to quote for this service. Our Ideal for all family occasions ! mailing details are shown elsewhere Bookings via Parish Council Office on this page. © 2012 - Minster Matters The contents of this magazine may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Minster Matters. You may not distribute, display or copy any of the contents of the pages contained in this magazine to third parties without the prior written permission of Minster Matters. All images displayed in this magazine are the property of Minster Matters unless otherwise accredited to another. Images may not be used without the prior written permission of Minster Matters or the accredited owner. Unless otherwise specified, the authors of the literary and artistic works in the pages in this magazine have asserted their moral right pursuant to Section 77 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of those works. If permission is sought and given, it is expected that all articles/images be accredited to either Minster Matters or the author of said articles/images.


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EDITORIAL A BUMPER ISSUE this month in an effort to try to bring you a bit of everything that has gone on in Minster since last month. We have upped the pages to 36 to hopefully have got in all the Ray articles, letters, notes etc that we’ve been sent plus we’ve tried to pick out a fair selection of the 500+ pictures we have been given. Obviously we haven’t had room to get them all in but you should soon be able to view all of them on the village website at: Amy www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk/jubilee-weekend.shtml If you have any pictures that you’d like us to add to this web display please get in contact with us, we will also be putting them on disk to store in the village archive. It certainly looks like a good Brenda time was had by a great many people and is what village life is all about, the community coming together and enjoying each others company. Well done to all the organisers, your time spent in the preparation of all the events wasn’t in vain. Have you been watching anything of the Torch relay online? Diane That’s the next big event to come to Thanet. I’ve dipped in and out and seen some places I never even knew existed. On the day this issue goes to print it is at Day 30 of its travels, we see it here on Day 62, that’s the 19th July , the last day of term and just 2 Nora days before the Village Show. Don’t forget to come out and give it your support. The closest it will get to Minster is along the A256 through Cliffsend at about 0945, and if you want to see me carrying it then you’ll need to get to Ramsgate before 1015. I still Katie don’t know where exactly but we’ll publicise those details around the village as soon as they MM CLASSIFIEDS are released. Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain! Following the Torch, then for Minster, just For Sale 2 days later we have the Annual Village Show. Set of Titleist right handed If you haven’t been then you’re missing a great Golf Clubs including afternoon of entertainment, so make the effort Head Covers and Bag this year and come along to see what it’s all £60 for a quick sale about after all 126 years and still going, it can’t phone: 822589 be all that bad. Starting with the Parade at 1.30 from Ben’s and the show being officially opened by Sean Kerly, 1988 Seoul Olympics Wanted Old bricks and stone rubble Gold Medal Winner at 2.05pm. Lots to see and do, for young and old alike. Happy to collect That’s it space has beaten me yet again so Call 07969 855 046 it only remains for me to ask the usual question: Where’s Zac?? 60 Years of Trading Karen and Jenny would like to congratulate Clive Attwell on Attwells Newsagents trading for 60 years as a business in Minster. Thank you to all those customers who have stuck with us and helped us to both reach this milestone and to survive these last few tough years. VOUCHERS FOR NURSERY Attwells would like to thank everyone who handed in Tesco and Sainsbury vouchers. The final totals given to Minster Day Nursery were Tesco 5434 and Sainsbury 536 Also at Attwells you will see one window dedicated to TAG and Cats in Crisis. Please come and take a look at all the Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs who are in need of new loving homes.

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VIKING CAFE

MINSTER SHOW COMMITTEE REPORT

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OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY at

HUGIN GREEN, SANDWICH RD Come and watch the torch passing here at approximately 0945 on 19th July The Viking Cafe Kiosk will be open from 0800 serving tea, coffee, cold drinks, meals, snacks etc FREE PARKING & TOILETS Enquiries: Deana Vivian 07843 413 846 01843 845133

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The Committee are pleased to announce that continuing along the Olympic theme we have been lucky enough to acquire the services of Sean Kerly, Gold Medal Winner in the Seoul Olympics of 1988 with the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hockey Squad. Sean is a ‘local’ lad from Whitstable who went to school at Chatham House in Ramsgate, played his hockey in Canterbury and is very kindly Opening the Show at 2.05pm. We also expect Sean will be handing out the medals for some of our track and field events winners across the afternoon! The Committee have also asked the editor of this publication, you know who we mean, to lead the Parade from Londis to the Rec in his ‘uniform’ and carrying his official Olympic Torch, so a good chance to see the real thing close up. Ray has also said there could be a possibility of having your photo taken with the torch during the afternoon, pop along and see him at the MM Gazebo just outside the Marquee. Bring the kids to see Pepper Pig and George, Punch and Judy, enter the races and games, pick up a schedule, pre-show, at one of the local outlets, and enter something into the Show Tent, come and listen to the artistes playing in the Showcase, help support local groups by spending some of your money on their stalls, all in all come along and enjoy a great afternoons entertainment Do you want a stall at the Show? It’s still not too late to book your pitch - pop into Attwells and speak to Karen or ring her on 07813648214. CEILIDH tickets are now available, also from Attwells, priced at a very reasonable £5 each for an evening of great entertainment in the marquee after the show, make sure you get yours before they sell out! Food for thought? There are still concerns about some people coming into the Show without paying, or those who bring their own drink, when we have a very good and reasonably priced licensed bar on site. Please remember these are the two main streams of income for the Show along with any surplus from the Grand Draw (don’t forget to buy your tickets!!) which enables us to fund the following years event. So if you are one of those who doesn’t pay at the gate, or you bring your own drink, or maybe you bypass those selling tickets for the draw then you’re not helping the Committee, with the support they need, in their quest to cover the costs of the Show and eventually we will have no option but to cancel this event.


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MINSTER CHANGE RINGERS Minster Change Ringers, whose picture you can see on our front cover this month, will be practising every Wednesday evening with the church bells at St Mary's. Practise times will be 7.30 to 9.00pm except for the 3rd Wednesday of each month when they will be 8.00 to 9.30pm. Won't it be great to hear the bells being rung on a regular basis. We here at Minster Matters believe that Tony, who has been working hard for some months now, on the bells, getting them into a good enough condition to be rung regularly, and also organising enough keen members of the community to make it possible, for regular changes to be rung, deserves our full support for this venture. He spoke to us a few weeks back to say he'd like to advertise in MM for volunteers but he has found that he no longer has to do that, as enough people have stepped forward before he had the chance to ask publicly. ] Well done to all those who have volunteered we look forward to hearing 'the bells'. Take a peek at their new website http://minster.bell-tower.co.uk/

MINSTER PARISH COUNCIL TO HELP BOOST BEE POPULATION At our Parish Council Meeting on 12/06/2012 it was decided that the village of Minster would join in the National Jubilee Bee Spaces programme. This National Jubilee Ecology initiative has, besides the Bee Spaces, set up a Jubilee Marsh on the Essex coast, a Jubilee Wetland in the West Midlands, 60 Diamond woods of at least 60 acres in each region of the UK, a 500 acre Jubilee Woodland in south-west Scotland, and a 2500 acre Jubilee Flows blanket natural bog in Northern Scotland. We would like the village residents to identify areas within the Parish, and let the Parish council know, what sites would be suitable for planting wild flowers. I hope the children will also take part in finding areas for our Bees, and of course Butterflies. People might like to look on BBC iPlayer at episode 3 of Bees, Butterflies and Blooms in our Cities and Villages. In the series of three one hour programmes local schools, councils, village and city residents helped to create Bee friendly areas. Remember, without Bees there would be little food to eat! Yours sincerely, MPC

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I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Minster village as a whole for a fantastic day on the Recreation Ground on Saturday 2nd June. Having entered a team for the ‘It’s a Knock Out’ competition, I received a phone call from the organiser, Donna Morling-Grove, who had seen my previous article about the cycle challenge. Donna was really enthusiastic about the event and the Special Care Baby Unit and offered her help and support to raise some funds on the day. As a result of her involvement, boxes full of gifts donated by her dad, Bob Grove (formerly of The Attic), Minster School’s PFA for the loan of some fairground games and the sheer enthusiasm of the children of Minster, we raised over £177 for the SCBU!! The ‘It’s a Knock Out’ itself was fantastic fun and brought out the competitive worst in a team of middle-aged, heavyweight dads who threw themselves into the tournament like it was an Olympic final. ‘The Lycra Louts’ finished joint first and if it wasn’t for their Captain’s inability to do a handstand in the play-off, we would have claimed the winner’s trophy. Some blamed his age, some the half-time visit to the real ale stall and someone even suggested it wasn’t the winning that mattered, but the taking part and he deliberately fell into a heap…..on his face! A brilliant day was had by everyone who turned up, competitors and spectators alike and it’s what makes Minster the village it is. Thank you once again and if anyone else would like to help out with our fundraising get in touch as I’d love to meet you. Carl Ashby

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Our Anniversary celebrations went well on 27 May. As I sat outside the village hall before the main events, it was very amusing to see drivers doing a double take at seeing two giants nonchalantly standing around! St Mildred and Fleur and the Carnival Court then escorted French visitors, including the excellent French majorettes – Les Alizees, down to the bottom of village. Thanet cyclists met up with those from Armbouts Cappel and cycled from Dover. We all met together for speeches and refreshments at the Old Schools and our French speaking contingent made themselves very useful. Bob Grove gave a brief resume of the history of Minster, which was very interesting and we were honoured to have the Mayor of Armbouts Cappel, M Jean-Paul Darcourt too. Outdoors Minster Mayhems performed for us, as did the Deal Hoodeners, the Drum School and Les Alizees. Whose idea was it to put cars in car parks, much better occupied by entertainers? After free time spent around the village it was time for the meal in the Village Hall. Thanks to singer Shanie Murray who provided a lovely, live background. The French presented us with a magnificent hamper and we gave them souvenirs of the Olympics and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. If you are one of those who has not yet paid for that excellent meal, please do so as soon as possible so that we can finalise the accounts. We made a loss but a good time was had by all and the old fashioned village atmosphere of celebration was palpable. A pink raffle ticket Number 41, belonging to Lisa has won a cash prize, and we would like to hear from her. Fun Day was very similar to last year. Yes – that means cold, wet and uncrowded! Our local musicians performed excellently to a very few people, but those of us present thoroughly enjoyed the showcase. Thank you Shanie Murray, Paul Cornwall, Dolly and the Moments. Thanks also to Simon Pickering who made it possible with his excellent sound equipment and background music. Some folk asked where was the boot fair – and we asked the same – we had willing customers but no sellers. In total 9 French visitors made the journey, including the President of Twinning, Jean Bonduelle. We showed them the British pioneering spirit and the ATC performed right outside the pavilion so they did not have to get wet while drinking English beer and eating English food! The raffle made a small profit and we have one prize outstanding – yellow ticket 21, which belongs to Mick but we can’t get him on the number supplied. Please make contact Mick. Have you booked for your trip to France on 24 June for Giants Day? We know of at least 14 as at today. Let us know if you intend going so that French hospitality can be arranged.


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MINSTER-IN-THANET WI President, Marion Rose, opened June’s very patriotic meeting with a reminder that last month’s Minutes were on the notice board and gave a brief account of the AGM at the Albert Hall including the result of the National vote which was approximately 97% in favour of the resolution for more midwives. She then invited everyone to gather on the grass area beside the car park for 1L/3 photos beside the tree planted to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. This done, members re-assembled in the Village Hall to listen to Patsy Baker’s really entertaining account of “A day in the life of a make-up artist” and her work with stars of stage and screen. Special celebratory refreshments (Pimm’s and nibbles) followed and were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Marion then gave details of forthcoming events, including the Buckingham Palace trip on 15th September (8am from Minster), for which members are asked to contribute £10. £20 per member is due for the beginners Crochet Day on the 30th June, 10am to 3pm, in the committee room of Minster Village Hall. The Strawberry Tea at Marion’s house on 11th July from 2.30 to 5pm is fully booked. We need to know how many spectators (£1 each) wish to attend the Top Team Quiz on 20th July at 7.30pm in Monkton Village Hall. The Minster Show float ALAN JOHNSON 1L/5 with its Olympic theme is to be decorated on Friday 20th July for the show on CARPENTER / JOINER the next day. Volunteers and donations were requested for the float, the home-baking Specialising in : stall and the co-operative entry. • Purpose made Staircases July’s meeting is on 10th July at 7.30pm with guest speaker, Harvey Cole from • Windows / Kitchens Margate and Ramsgate’s RNLI. July’s Coffee and Chat is on 19th July 10• Doors / Floors • Fences 12noon, and the Games Evening on 25th July 7.30 to 10pm, both in the committee + all your carpentry requirements th room. The Bat & Trap afternoon is on 29 July. Marion read the Treasurers report and discussion followed about the members Tel: 01843 821 096 alternative trip for those who are not going to Buckingham Palace; a Variety Show Mobile: 07716 999 337 at Margate’s Winter Gardens in September; the request from QEQM for knitted baby blankets. Also the possibility of a Bon Marche fashion show at a future meeting. Following the raffle, Marion closed what had been a particularly busy and enjoyable meeting.

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This is the alternate side of the Bowls Club! This is the type of thing that we get up to during the year. John Snowdon, club member (on right in the 1,900.00 photo), part of the ageing nine group, arranged a Dinner and Variety Show at the Club. A packed audience of members and guests enjoyed an excellent meal provided by Pam Wooldridge and her ‘girls’, followed by three hours of side splitting laughter. The result was £1900.00 as shown on the cheque being presented by two of the cast, of the ageing nine, and John. A repeat show is planned for later in the year. Join the Bowls Club or contact a member to come as a guest. No exaggeration, the tickets will all go within 2-3 days when the date is announced.

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Thank you’s… THANKS FROM JAKADAM We'd like to thank Minster for the great response we received at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on Saturday 2nd June! It was a pleasure to play in front of such an amazing backdrop and to such an appreciative audience. We really enjoyed it and would be very happy to play in Minster again! A big thanks to the parish council and councillor Morling-Grove for the hard work that went in to putting on this great event for Minster. With thanks, Jakadam CONGRATULATIONS to MINSTER BOWLERS, Sylvia Pritchard and Len Cooper on winning the Sandwich Open Mixed Pairs Tournament at the end of May. STRAWBERRY TEA I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all who came along to the ‘Strawberry Tea’ to help make it such a success raising over £600 on the day for the Salvation Army. A really big ‘thank you’ to all my helpers - they are just brilliant and thanks also to all those who gave time to help Dennis. Thank you all we really appreciate it. Cynthia Neville, Devils Elbow


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Your Letters… ART EXHIBITION AT PARKMINSTER I would like to thank everyone involved in our first ever art exhibition at Parkminster on the last weekend of May. Thank you to the artists for their amazing paintings and lovely craft work, the Sisters at the Abbey for their tolerance and love and to the new Mayor of Margate, 23 year old Will Scobie and his beautiful Mayoress, Jodie Hibbert - they were an inspiration to us all. Thank you to the 500 or so people who visited the show, we sold 27 paintings and many crafts (one stall sold out before the end of the first day). We raised over £200 and have made donations to the work of the Sisters at the Abbey and to the Salvation Army whose work in the village is much admired by all. An especially big thank you to all those in the club who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this occasion such a big success. Well done everyone! Jane Akester, Group Leader of Minster Art & Crafts Group NO MORE LEAFLET DROPS !! I live in Greenhill Gardens and have finally been driven to highlighting a regular problem that is the "leaflet drop". I have persevered for some time now and tried ignoring the constant flow of advertising leaflets through the letterbox but the final straw this morning was when a "sell your jewelley" leaflet came through the letterbox at some speed and the customary "thud, thud" of the delivery man retreating over my neighbouring brickwall and consequently treading down my hedge whips in their container! It was fortunate (or maybe not for the guy) that on this occasion I happened to be passing the front door and caught the culprit immediately. I firstly asked him to stop placing leaflets in my door and told him not to damage my property on which he was not officially invited! He duly apologised and continued speaking into his bluetooth device! I cannot understand why the neighbourhood seems to be constantly bombarded with leaflets for Pizza, Chinese Takeaway, Charity Bags and Jewellery Buyers, surely there is only so much takeaway that you can eat and from a menu that probably hasn't changed from one week to the next! I think that perhaps the Village is viewed as a place that has endless amounts of "jumble", loaded with Jewellery and do not cook, please can someone suggest a way of qwelling this onslaught of unwanted and unnecessary use of paper and plastic (notices do not seem to help). Margaret Ovenden

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JUBILEE PICNIC AT MINSTER ABBEY The sun shone in all its glory for the Minster Abbey Jubilee Picnic in Parkminster. The day began with many of us gathered in the barn to watch the ceremonies from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. It was a moving and beautiful tribute to the place of the Queen in the hearts of the people of Great Britain and throughout the world. Families with children, mums and dads and grandparents, began to gather in the gardens with little groups sharing food together and celebrating the Jubilee. Many of us were presented with beautiful floral crowns made with flowers from the wild flower meadow, made by the young people of the Bruderhoff community. Other activities included Union Jack face painting and the creation of a beautiful “thanksgiving prayer banner” by the children. Miki the clown was a great success with young and old alike! Later in the afternoon, Sir Roger Gale arrived in his Jubilee tie- with a Union Jack design and his beautiful Newfoundland dog, who was an instant hit with the nuns! The day concluded with a moving tribute by Sir Roger Gale and a prayer of thanksgiving. It was a very happy and joyfilled day of celebration. The

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - JUBILEE CELEBRATION On 4 June 2012 the Royal British Legion Club and Branch held a Children’s Party to celebrate the Queens Jubilee. This was an open event and was well attended. A barbeque was held, children were given party food, ice cream, jelly, cakes and sweets. They were entertained by Milo, the Magician and Balloon Man, the Sarah Doles Country Duo played and the children entered into the spirit of things by joining in an impromptu karaoke. A great time was had by all. Christine Lynch, Club Secretary

sisters were deeply moved by the words of Rev. Bob Coles who spoke of the importance of St. Mildred and the founding sisters in 670. He thanked Mother Nikola and the community for their prayerful presence in the village, and the welcome that is extended to so many people who come to the Abbey. Before cutting the huge Jubilee cake, Mother Nikola expressed her gratitude to everyone and invited everyone to come again! We hope this will be the first of many village gatherings at Parkminster. After the clearing up and the gates to Parkminster were closing, the first drops of rain began to fall! A truly beautiful Jubilee Day!

MINSTER RAINBOWS, BROWNIES AND GUIDES On Sunday 3rd June, the Minster Rainbows, Brownies and Guides were asked to join the parade from the Royal British Legion to the church for the Queens Jubilee. It was raining and sadly we were not well supported by our members, but we still marched down to the church with our flags. Well done to Francesca, Charlotte B, Charlotte E, Kyla and Demi. We also took part in the 21 Gun Salute for the Queen, party poppers are just as good as cannons!!! Breakfast is on Brown Owl at next church parade!! Julie Martin, Rainbow Leader


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VILLAGE CRIME WAVE There have been 2 robberies/break ins just recently in the village, that are not of the normal petty crime type, so we think it is worth mentioning them here. On 6th June a house in Watchester Lane was broken into and, we are led to believe, virtually cleared of its contents, plus 2 motorcycles were also removed from the same premises. Less than a week later, 10th/11th June, the Village Hall was broken into and all of the Parish Council’s CCTV recording equipment, that was housed there, was stolen. It seems too much of a coincidence for these crimes not to be linked, as it would appear the CCTV was the only property removed from the village hall, and a lot of damage was done to actually gain access to it. It is after all quite possible that it could have held details of the vehicle’s that were used in the first break in, as it is likely they would have passed the cameras both before and after the crime was committed. Did you see or hear anything suspicious in either Watchester Lane on 6th or the Village Hall on the evening of 10th / morning of 11th of June, if so please speak to the Police, the Parish Council and/or the Community Warden. To us, crime in Minster appears to be on the increase since our ‘local’ bobbies were removed from policing the rural area. You may well see a police presence in the village most days, but it would appear they only do a ‘drive through’ you never actually see any of them on foot. We are also reliably informed we have a PCSO, whom we share with other Thanet villages, but how often do you see him walking the village and interacting with residents. If, in the past, we were plagued by a spate of graffiti or broken windows at the school or pavilion we thought we had problems , but now crime appears to be more on a par to the urban areas of the island. Not good !!

DYKES & DITCHES In answer to the question asked by Linda in last months Minster Matters ‘Who is responsible for the drainage ditches in Watchester Lane?’ There are three main areas of responsibility for drainage in and around Minster: (1) Minor dykes and ditches adjoining private land. – these are the responsibility of the Riparian Owner. (2) Major larger drainage ditches and culverts. – these are the responsibility of The Inland Drainage Board. (3) The major streams and rivers: - these are the responsibility of The Environmental Agency. The dyke running along the south side of Watchester Lane falls under the responsibility of The Inland Drainage Board. However their responsibility is to ensure that the dyke is adequately maintained in getting the water away to the river, only when the rubbish threatens to stop this, will clearance be undertaken. The work is usually fairly drastic and would certainly disrupt any wildlife in the watercourse. There is nothing to stop any person or group removing any minor rubbish, and I am sure that the Parish Council would assist in taking this for disposal. These drainage systems are monitored by The Flood Committee (a voluntary group who report directly to the Parish Council) and a map defining all the dykes and ditches and who is responsible for them, can be viewed on application at the Parish Council office in the neighbourhood centre or by visiting the Parish Council website at www.minsterpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/default.cfm?pid=8334 which gives a direct link to the aforementioned map. Danny Day MPC

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Last year I appealed to the ladies in Minster for help to knit vests for young children, the response was amazing - not only from Minster, but all over Thanet as well. These were passed on to the Thanet Lions for their orphanage and school in Gomel, Belarus, Russia. For the last 24 years they have housed, fed and clothed, children affected by the Chernobyl disaster, plus their parents. Many to this day are born blind, or disabled, abandoned by parents who are unable to cope. They don't receive any help from their own country, and without the support of the Thanet Lions would be left to die. This time they need more woolens, any size, new, good second hand, plus anything else you would like to donate, toiletries, hair accessories, brushes, combs, grips, scrunches etc. Toys, Lego, puzzles, coloured pens, colouring books, note books, "T" shirts, socks and gloves for children between 5 -16 years. NO FOOD or SWEETS. Anything can be left with me for collection in July/August. Last year the Lions sent a 44 ton trailer to the orphanage and school with clothing and goods donated by the people of Thanet. Please can we help again this year? Thank you Gwen Hibbert 821221 21, St. Mildred's Rd., Minster Further info www.thanetlions.org.uk or www.lionsbelarustrust.org.uk

Support for the families and children of Belarus affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Disaster 24 years ago. The Gomel Region of Belarus which is in the far South East Corner of the country bordering the Ukraine is only 100km from Chernobyl. The radioactive cloud formed by the explosion 24 years ago drifted over Belarus and in particular the Gomel Region and was encouraged to deposit its contents of radioactive dust there rather than drift further north and east towards Moscow and further afield. As a result the land became heavily irradiated and impossible to live on and everyone was forced to leave their homes. Many 1000's of families and complete communities were driven off their land where they lived a very basic rural life for generations and brought to live in the outskirts of the city of Gomel and other cities throughout Belarus without work and without the ability to cope with Urban life. A totally alien existence which some embraced but many were driven to despair and many became very ill. Vodka is very cheap and easy to drown your desperation with. Twenty four years on the Children we now support were born into these families in the City and its suburbs. Their parents have illnesses related to the Chernobyl fallout as do many of the children and so the Orphanages and Schools which we support specialise in looking after those children with many challenging conditions such as sight problems, learning difficulties, blood disorders, leukaemia, thyroid problems etc.

Not Continuing The Myth Along with the Bowls report on page 10, we were also given a piece about drinking cold water with your meals being bad for your heart, however we have some very suspicious minds here at MM (ask anyone who sends us unsolicited email !!) and so having ‘Googled’ the basic details we found mention of what was sent to us here: www.hoax-slayer.com/cold-water-cancer.html and again here: www.snopes.com/medical/myths/coldwater.asp both stating it was untrue, so we therefore haven’t printed it, thus not continuing to spread this ‘myth’. Note from Editor: This particular message has been ‘doing the rounds’ in various forms since 2006 and is

just another one of those annoying chain emails that is written to play on readers minds and should be binned as soon as you receive them. We ask if you receive emails warning of health risks, or purporting to delete all your computer files, or any of the other drivel that regularly invades your inbox, please DO NOT perpetuate the ‘lies and myths’. It is so easy to check first on either of the 2 websites mentioned opposite or by ‘Googling’ the basic details before you hit the forward button and send it to all your so called ‘friends’(they won’t be friends for long if you regularly send them rubbish like this) and who, like us, probably don’t want to receive them anyway!! Thank you anyway to the person who forwarded it to us, obviously in good faith but a little misguided.

SUPPORTING THE OLYMPIC TORCH ON THURSDAY 19th JULY If you are unable to get out to see the Torch make it’s way through Thanet on 19th then provided you have access to a computer with an Internet connection and the BBC are able to get a 3G signal, it will be televised live online at www.bbc.com/torchrelay


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Did you come and enjoy yourself at any of the Jubilee festivities and cannot find any pictures of yourself, your family or friends then please visit the village website where you will find lots more photos. Do you have any we haven’t got? Send them to MM please.

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July 2012 Kent Trading Standards have been made aware of the following product recall: Travel Plug Adaptor sold at Wilkinson Important safety recall notice Travel Plug Adaptor

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MINSTER SURGERY DISPENSARY We are pleased to announce that Patients can now place an order for their “Repeat Prescriptions” via e-mail at the following address : eck-pct.MinsterDispensary@ nhs.net Please note that this applies only to those Patients who normally obtain their prescriptions at the surgery, and only for items on their existing “Repeat Prescription List” and of course, patients can still order their medication in the normal way, using the repeat slip and handing it in at the surgery.

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Item code: 01556681 We have become aware of a safety issue in the UK Visitor Travel Plug Adaptor. Please note that all batch numbers may be affected. Nothing matters more to us than the safety of our customers – so if you’ve bought this item please stop using it immediately and return it

to us for a full refund. If you purchased this product from a Wilkinson store simply return it to claim your refund or if bought from Wilkinsonplus please call the number below to speak to one of the team. Please be assured that no other Wilkinson travel adaptors are affected by this recall. If you have any questions, please speak to someone at your local Wilkinson store or call the Wilkinson Customer Care Team free on 08000 329 329 To find your nearest store call 08444 77 88 77 or visit www.wilkinsonplus.com

Kent Trading Standards also tell us: Reports have been received that homeowners are being cold called for home improvement works to be carried out. Homeowners are being approached and offered driveway services Kent Trading Standards advise consumers to be wary when dealing with traders at their door. Consider carefully whether you do want the goods or services offered. In most cases if you agree to buy anything NURSE PRACTITIONER costing over £35 from a trader at your door, the law Just a reminder, that if you are having difficulty making gives you a 7 day "cooling off" period to change your mind. The trader must give you a written an appointment to see a Doctor, Dawn, the Nurse cancellation notice if you agree to have any work Practitioner at the surgery, can deal with minor done. Failure to give this notice is a crime. If you are considering work in or on your ailments, and issue prescriptions where necessary, and property it is always best to get at least a couple of is also available for telephone consultations. For further quotes from traders. You can find reputable traders information, please contact the surgery on the "Buy With Confidence" good trader scheme run by us. Our officers vet all traders on the scheme for trustworthiness and to ensure they comply with consumer protection laws. Or, ask for PATIENT GROUP MEETING recommendations from friends or family. To report any concerns you have or for details If you have any issues you would like to raise at our of Buy With Confidence traders call Trading meeting in July, or require further information on any of Standards via Citizen Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506. You can also visit the above, then please contact : www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk for a list of KEN SELF on Thanet 821200 traders.

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JUBILEE BEACON LIGHTING On Monday 4th June 2012 Minster Parish had the honour of being one of 4200 sites chosen to host the lighting of a beacon to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. At 10.15pm the bells of St Mary’s church began to ring, the lights illuminating the church went out and a firework rocket lit the sky. The spire of the church appeared to burst into flame as Minster Parish Council Chairman Bob Grove lit the Minster Jubilee Beacon and it shone for people to see for miles around. The good sized crowd that had gathered to see the event voiced their appreciation and many photos were seen being taken. The flame lit the sky until 10.45pm as Minster joined what could turn out to be a World Record for simultaneous burning of beacons. Like all the events organised in the village over the Jubilee weekend the event relied on a small army of volunteers to help make it happen. Each played their own part in making it a special and possibly record breaking, night for Minster. We would like to thank Councillor Bob Grove the Chairman of MPC for lighting the beacon, Tony Goodman and Sheila Palmer for providing the bell ringing, Rev Canon Bob Coles for persuading the PCC to allow the use of the church tower, along with his operation of the church lights on the night, Jonathan Cole for donating the firework and the lighting of it, on the evening, John Quittenden of Minster Garage for the donation of the gas to burn the beacon, Danny Day for his traffic/pedestrian control, Minster Parish Council for their foresight in recognising that this village could play its part in such a historic event and for purchasing the beacon, finally thanks all those that turned out on the night to enjoy the spectacle. Paul Willins and Andy Local – Organisers

DIAMOND DAZZLER The Mortons Fork venue was bursting at the seams with revellers on the night of 'Lighting Her Majesty's Beacon' with the party-goers adorned in glittering diamonds and tiaras, and gentlemen parading in handsome evening suits and bow ties. The sight of the magnificent 'Charity Buffet' (raising well over £200) along with the huge crystal chandeliers hung from the trees drew gasps of wonder from stunned Minster residents. The evening soon evolved in to a 'right Royal knees up' with enthusiastic dancing to songs belted out at full volume by the ever popular 'Nikki'. The 'bash' drew to a close around 2.30am with guests stumbling home in true dishevelled tradition, but with a memory of a party that was indeed well and truly 'fit for purpose'.

JUBILEE - I’LL REMEMBER AM A great team game of ‘It’s A Knockout’ The gentleman who told me ’some were cheating’ A gentleman in white t shirt and sailor hat, so different from his day job (He’s connected with car registration plates WSC) Two young ladies who couldn’t decide whether to look beautiful or join in the games. The same young ladies going through the ‘Hole in the Wall’, standing still, hitched trousers up, tops down and carried on with the race Bubbles from a machine floating across the rec, young ones trying to catch them PM It’s June - with winter weather! The superb Son et Lumiere until the power cut A FANTASTIC FIREWORK DISPLAY

One young lady dressed for the weather in her ‘Hello Kitty’ Duvet Tuesday - The Sun shone An ‘all age’ picnic at the Abbey Childrens’ faces as they watched the clown Sir Roger Gale’s large Union Jack tie A short Service and while we were singing; A young lad placed his hands over his ears - was the singing that bad !! The small table on which stood a very large cake for all to share Ann’s beautiful picture of a Crown nearby To everyone who took part in planning all the events across the whole holiday period - A VERY BIG THANK YOU (name supplied)


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MINSTER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS Vivian and I ask if you would kindly let your readers know how rewarding we found our involvement in the Jubilee Street Party and the Morton’s Fork ‘Diamond Dazzler. The success of the Diamond Dazzler event on the night of Beacon lighting, which finished around 2.30am, was not only down to the superb effort of Morton’s Fork management and staff (raising over £200 with the charity buffet), but also to the guests making a stunning show in their gowns and tiaras, and their men in dress suits and bow ties. The two huge crystal chandeliers, fully illuminated in the trees outside, along with the dancing to live music really set the tone of the evening. The Tuesday Street Party in the square was a party in the finest tradition, with all its noise and hilarious involvement in the games by the residents of this terrific community, who, with their sense of fun and the incredible and imaginative food that had been prepared over the days in anticipation made the whole event a roaring success which will be remembered for years to come. What makes a good community has little to do with how long a person has lived in Minster, but more to do with how residents live with their neighbours . This street party was about the people in the future, who will now be able to look back into their past and remember The Diamond Jubilee 2012. Every village will always have those who complain, or can’t be bothered, along with those others who will work to make things better, whether councillors, voluntary workers or just plain good villagers. This spirit was noted in the Jubilee speech by Her Majesty, saying she was ‘humbled and proud’ to be the figurehead of the people of this nation, like the residents of Minster! Every one of us should be proud to live here! GOD BLESS the QUEEN and GOD BLESS MINSTER. John & Viv Walford, Old Oak Cottage

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With just one month to go, Pilgrims Hospices in Thanet is getting ready to host its summer fair. The Ramsgate Road hospice, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, holds the fair each year within the hospice garden grounds. This year’s fair will be held on Saturday 14th July from 11am until 3pm. Karen Kenward, Regional Fundraising Manager said: “Our summer fair is a real highlight in our fundraising calendar. We are always extremely lucky with the help that we receive from our volunteers, the donations that we are given and the amount of supporters who come on the day. This year the fair will be bigger and better than ever as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary.“ The fair will feature a range of stalls and activities ranging from home made cakes, jams, knitwear, books, plants and produce, children’s games, miniature donkeys and a tombola. There will also be a raffle with some amazing prizes donated by local businesses. Fundraising events such as the hospice fairs are key events in the calendar, helping to raise part of the £9 million that is needed each year to keep the hospices in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet running. With over 75% of that funding coming from the local community, events such as this are a great way for the community to show their support for the hospices. Donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated: Raffle prizes, unwanted gifts and bottles for the bottle Tombola. If you would like to make a donation or would like to have a stall at the summer fair, please contact Karen or Diane on 01843 233934 or email: karen. kenward@pilgrimshospices.org For more information, please contact Karen Kenward on 01843 233934 2012 is a special year for Pilgrims Hospices as we celebrate caring for the people of east Kent for 30 years having opened the first hospice in 1982 Canterbury. Today we provide palliative care for adults with a range of illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, heart failure, respiratory conditions and neurological diseases. Care is provided from the three sites in Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet, in patients' homes and via community programmes. Care is also extended to families and carers. To keep delivering care to those that need it the most, Pilgrims has to raise in excess of £9 million each year. The majority of this comes from our local community, so fundraising is very important. 80p in every pound goes directly on patient care and over 75% of our funding comes from the local community.

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THANET RESIDENTS’ MOMENT TO SHINE FOR THE TORCH RELAY Get there early, stand on the left and stay local is the Monkton 01843 823 760 advice that Thanet District Council is giving residents ahead Village Pub and Restaurant of the Torch Relay arriving. Thursday 19th July is the date that Thanet will be welcoming the flame through the streets on its way to London for the opening ceremony of the Games a few days later. Details of the route are available on the Thanet District Council website, alongside the timings for the procession: www.thanet.gov.uk/london2012 The Torch will arrive in Cliffsend at 09:47, before moving onto St Lawrence, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, St Peter’s, Cliftonville, Margate, Westgate and finishing in Birchington at 14:36pm. It will be carried through Thanet by a total of 75 Torchbearers. Sponsored vehicles handing out freebies, mementos and souvenirs will come along the route around 15 minutes before the relay itself, so don’t go home before the actual flame has passed! The relay is likely to take around 15 minutes to go past on the left-hand side of each road it travels on. Traffic will be delayed behind it, but the right-hand side of each road will remain open to ensure traffic still flows, albeit slower than usual. People are encouraged to walk to see the flame and line the streets as it goes past, rather than attempt to drive to a specific area. A spokesman for Thanet District Council said: “The torch relay coming through Thanet is a wonderful event for our FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE OPENING ON TO area and one which we hope everyone will get behind, support and celebrate. GARDEN - SELF CATERING OR PUB CATERING The Torch Relay will give people the opportunity to be a part of the Games, just by coming out, lining the streets and 2L/1 FIELD FOR HIRE FOR VENUE OR EVENTS cheering it on as it passes. “Whilst this is a great opportunity for the area and it will be an exciting day for many, we are aware that for others it may cause some disruption. “However, Thanet District Council will issue relevant information to both residents and the business community Fed up of watching your ironing pile grow??? and offer support where possible to deal with the difficulties the day may bring them. Then let “The Ironing Fairy” “We will ensure people receive and are signposted to as much information as possible to help everyone to enjoy this make it disappear!!!! once in a lifetime event.” Local Minster Lady Vehicles parked along the route will not need to be moved, unless they are in one of the suspended parking Smoke free home bays. Vehicles remaining in the bays past the time given on Contact Jane on 01843 822 696 or 07740 240 317 the nearby signage will be towed and the owner left liable £7.50 per. hour 1L/ for the cost of recovery. Schools will play a major part in the celebrations and those along the route are likely to be coming out with their children to see the relay as it passes. Residents and businesses can take advantage of pre-prepared posters, invites and celebration packs to help them draw attention to their event, no matter how big or small, or just add some decoration to the route. The materials can be downloaded and printed or emailed to guests letting them know about your event. You don’t have to design them or create them – just print and put them up. Just go onto the Thanet District Council Torch Relay web page and click onto the ‘Local Leaders’ link, to find all the information you will need. There is also information to help you plant a patriotic garden and host a quiz night, including questions and guidance on how to run a successful event. Again, all materials are ready for immediate use.

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Timings of the Relay through Thanet: Cliffsend - 9:47am

St Lawrence - 9:57am

Ramsgate – 10:13am

Broadstairs -10:44am

Cliftonville – 11:55am

Margate – 12:22pm

Westgate – 1:03pm

Birchington – 2:36pm

St Peter’s – 11:38am

Useful websites: Information for businesses: http://www.london2012.com/business/ Information for residents: http://www.london2012.com/local-residents/ TDC Torch Relay main page: http://www.thanet.gov.uk/leisure_culture/sports_clubs_centres/london_2012_olympics.aspx


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Ss. Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev Marcus Holden 592071

St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Rev. Canon Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services in JULY 1st July 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Family Praise 6.30pm: no service this month 8th July 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Family Communion (CW) 6.30pm : Festival of Summer Fruits at St Nicholas-at-Wade 15th July 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Morning Worship 22nd July 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW) 29th July 9am : Holy Communion (BCP) 10am : Holy Communion (CW)

Mid week services at St Mary’s at 10.30am St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services in July 1st July 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 8th July 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 15th July 10.15am: Holy Communion with the Methodists 22nd July 6.00pm: Patronal Festival 29th July 10.15am: Family Service

Baptisms at Minster Parish Church 20th May: Charlotte Southorn 3rd June: Sienna Mason Thanks to all those who came and supported the Jubilee Service on 3rd June, especially the members of the Parish Council and the British Legion. After a wonderful Service £310 was collected on behalf of “ Help the Heroes” Rev. Bob Coles

ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.rc.net/southwark/ramsgate --------Parish Office: Ss Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate, CT11 7DS ----------------Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry below

Minster Abbey www.minsterabbeynuns.org

The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel

The Salvation Army Minster Activities for everyone! Mondays: BUMPS & BABIES 9.30am For expectant mums, mums, grandparents, carers and friends. Pop in for tea/coffee, chat and support Friendship Club 2.15pm (Over 60s Club) Come along and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment Tuesdays: Parent & Toddlers 9.30am Bring your Toddlers and enjoy sharing with other parents Wednesdays: Keep Fit 10.15am Home League 2.00pm-3.45pm An afternoon of sharing fun, facts, fellowship and worship SUNDAYS 10.30am Family Worship 6.00pm Worship Together Everyone Welcome For further details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 01843 825178 or 822308

MESSY OLYMPICS Tuesday 3rd July

Weddings at Minster Parish Church

at The Salvation Army Hall Tothill Street 3.30pm

27th May: Danielle Warne and Neil Duttson

Come and enjoy fun, games and crafts followed by a tea party together

21st May: Mary Crockett (89) at Thanet Crematorium 25th May; Keith Mirams (54) at Minster Church and Thanet Crematorium 13th June; Molly Cooper (101) at Minster Church and Thanet Crematorium

For more details and booking contact: Captain Lyn 01843 825178 or 07505 171769 or Audrey 01843 821792 A registered Church & Charity 214779 & SC009359

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What’s On….

THE NEW INN 1st Monday of the month is QUIZ NIGHT Max.6 per team.£2 or £5 with food

MINSTER & MONKTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION NEXT MEETING Monday 9th July, 7.30pm

MINSTER IN-THANET WI.

Funny Holiday Story.

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 10th July, 7.30pm Village Hall

Speaker or Quiz

Speaker Harvey Cole from Thanet RNLI STRAWBERRY TEA Wednesday 11th July, 2.30pm - 5.00pm 52 Monkton Road - fully booked COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 19th July, 10.00am - 12.00noon Village Hall Committee Room TOP TEAM QUIZ- Acol Group Friday 20th July, 7.30pm Monkton Village Hall Spectators £1 MINSTER SHOW FLOAT DECORATING Evening of Friday 20th July, Clifton’s Farm, Bedlam Court Lane GAMES EVENING Wednesday 25th July, 7.30pm - 10.00pm Village Hall Committee Room BAT AND TRAP Sunday 29th July, 2.00pm Ashford Road Community Hall Thanington Without, Canterbury

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market

Raffle prizes needed for all meetings. For further information Miriam Smith 822589

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm ALL MEMBERS & Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat - 822622 or Maureen - 823434

Wednesday 11 July 2.00pm 92 Monkton Road Deanery Garden Party SATURDAY MARKET 14 July Old Schools 10.00am - 12.00noon All Welcome

MONKTON NATURE RESERVE Saturday 14th July A Membership Day Displays showing current progress of the reserve Talks regarding recent survey work on the reserve Walks explaining these works If weather is favourable the talks and gatherings may take place at the picnic area

PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 1st July, 10.00am to 4.00pm Village Hall, Minster Lots of stalls, including Tombola for Cats in Crisis Lots of readings available at £8 Aromotherapy & Reflexology Tea Bar open all day for light refreshments All profits to non-Government aided Animal Sanctuaries Entrance £1 - children Free Come early to book your readings and come back for it later WE NEED YOU SO MAKE SURE YOU COME!! Details from Kay at 01843 297 665

MINSTER HEALTHY WALK meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) at 9.00am for a 9.15am start The walk is suitable for all ages and is a gentle pace as well as buggy friendly It lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, afterwards we have refreshments at Minster Library If you are interested in joining our walk please contact Michelle Mannering 01843 841082

Join the Story Lab gang at Minster Library

The Summer Reading Challenge, aimed at children aged 4-11 years, inspires Further information from children to read in the long summer break Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 when their reading skills can decline info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk QEQM HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS without the regular reading activity at FETE and FUN DOG SHOW school. CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Saturday 4th August Children are encouraged to read at least 6 Last Sunday of each Month 10.30am - 2.00pm books of their choice, With free stickers Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade Maternity Car Park, QEQM Hospital etc to collect and a certificate and medal for further info contact St Peter's Road, Margate when the challenge is completed June Chadband Lots of Stalls, Fun and Games Start anytime from the start of summer 226033 For more information phone 01843 234507 holidays through to mid September. k.chadband@btinternet.com


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Events / Sports

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB

MINSTER ABBEY SUMMERTIME TOURS NOW ON: FREE Monday to Friday 2.45pm - 4.00pm Saturdays - 11.00am to 12.00noon COME FOR A TOUR OF THE ABBEY AND DISCOVER THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE OF MINSTER

The Salvation Army, 1 Tothill Street, Minster

Tel: 824082 or 825475 Would like to welcome new members, Beginners, Learners or Players Open all 12 months of the year, from 10.00am daily onwards SUMMER Roll ups, Club games, Local Friendly games League Matches and Club Competitions WINTER Short Mat bowling, Club games, Friendly games, Club competitions, East Kent SM League

Keep History Dancing!

MURDER MYSTERY Friday 6th July at 6.30pm Ticket £10 inc. 5 course meal For more details telephone 01843 821792/825178 Church & Reg Charity No 214779 & SC 009359

Learn and participate in traditional and new Maypole and Morris dances. Perform them at Broadstairs, Deal, Rochester, Minster, Tenterden and other festivals during the year Visit: www.minstermayhems.org Phone: Dominique on 01843 821 795 MINSTER OLD SCHOOLS FRIDAYS IN TERM TIME 5-6

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9am-12noon Mon-Fri Hire times and prices from 1st April 2012 Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £34/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £23hour Half Pitch : £23/hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for July Come along to one of our sessions on a Tuesday or Sunday evening. We are an extremely friendly group and will lend you bowls to get you started. It’s well worth trying !!

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Tuesdays/Wednesdays

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6pm to 9pm

Wed 4th

7pm to 10pm

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6pm to 9pm Wed 11th

7pm to 10pm

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7pm to 10pm

22nd

6pm to 9pm Tues 24th

7pm to 10pm

29th

6pm to 9pm

Tues 31st

Sunday 15th July - Phoenix Cup. Start 6pm Pay as you play - no membership fees 3P/6

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SIR ROGER GALE MP Roger holds regular advice surgeries. For appointments and advice on urgent problems:

Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour) Web: www.rogergale.co.uk Email: galerj@parliament.uk Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA 2L/6

Minster Day Nursery and Out Of School Club CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE Warm and Friendly Environment Fully Qualified Staff Before and After School Care Quality Care and Safety Provided Breakfast, Lunch and Tea Provided

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This months editors are Katie Landi and Chloe Smith

Olympics The Olympics is a massive event that has over 300 events which include running, long jump and lots of others. Luckily in England this year we have the Olympics in London, so all watch them on TV. By Daniel

French exchange In 6 days I am going to France with Emily and Grace and all that lot. For 2 nights and 3 days we are going to Calais and we are going to sleep in luxurious dorms with 6 of our closest friends. We are also going to a sea life centre and we are going on a ship. By Emily Dear God Help us to do the right things in life. To try our hardest. To treat others the way we would like to be treated. Please forgive us for everything we have done wrong in our life. Lord we thank you for everything AMEN By Annabelle and Ebony

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