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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 204 : July 2018 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 114)



Minster Schoolchildren Unveil Skatepark Litter Signs

Scarecrow Competition Winners! Thank you to everyone who supported this event by entering a scarecrow, entry numbers were down on previous years but nevertheless it was still a good turnout. Thanks also to all those businesses who, after a bit of cajoling, gave us prizes.

st 1 No1 Dolly the Horse Watchester Lane

No3 Mark the Builder In Training 15 High St

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No5 Emily Pankhurst Hair of the Dog







No6 Beefeater Jemima’s

No4 Dennis The Menace 54 High St H/C

Adults No12 No13 Berty the BMX Rider Fortnite (Battle Royale) 5 Cheney Rd 24 Augustine Rd Find us on Google Hangouts MM Mobile: 07864 345 019 Fax: 07011 979 875

H/C No11 Straw Horse & The Unknown Soldier 74 Tothill St

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Published by: Minster Matters, MM Office, Library & Neighbourhood Centre, 4A Monkton Road, Minster-in-Thanet, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4EA UK


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Waste & Recycling

July 2018

Route A | Route B

Route A | Route B

13 / 27 | 06 / 20 10 / 24 | 03 / 17 / 31

July 06 / 20 | 13 / 27 August 03 / 17 / 31 | 10 / 24 Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Library

MINSTER - How To Find Us Copy for any issue of Minster Matters For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the Village must be received (at the very latest !!) the Library at 4A Monkton Road by the 3rd Friday of the preceding month Copy date for next issue shown at top of is the approximate Centre of the Village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA ‘Diary of Dates’ on right of this page 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 Co-Editor: Ray Owen ~ 07864 345 019 Useful Numbers and Contacts Co-Editor: Amy Murray ~ 847 444 Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Editorial Team: Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above PCSO: Adrian Butterworth 07966 308 781 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Sub-Editor Diana Buckley ---------Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Snappy Diane Cotterill 822 394 Orbit Housing: 0800 678 1221 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Accounts Rodney Rose 821 965 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Advertising Diane Harris 826 048 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am) Proofing Kevin Buckley —------Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 You can leave hard copy for us at the Library Post Office: 821 291 or send it via snail mail to: Minster School: 821 384 Minster Matters Village: c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA Show: Business Association: NEW Advertising Rates (per month) Freegle: 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Full Page Size Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs etc. B&W min of 6 £7.50 £15 £30 £60 £120 (to loan): 07864 345 019 Venues available for Hire B&W Single £12 £24 £48 £96 £192 John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) Colour (if avail) * £27 £54 £108 £216 All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA bookings for the above venues via

Sizes quoted above are approximate Colour price is the same for both single and/or multiple insertions (NO COLOUR MULTI INSERTION DISCOUNTS !!) Payment for Advertising is ‘In Advance’ Late payment for advertisements will mean they are omitted from the next issue Cheque's payable to ‘Minster Matters’ A full copy of our Terms and Conditions are available from our website

Monthly Circulation - 2300 The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services offered. Please mention the magazine when replying to advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space we do not copy our advertisers information to the audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

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Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Pat Hogben 822 082

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Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 20 JULY July 1

Thanet Quilters Exhibition


Minster Playhouse Wine & Wisdom

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Thanet Chamber Choir @ St Mary’s Church



Minster Bowls Open Day



WI Meeting



Twinning Association Cash Bingo Night



Celebration of the Feast of St Mildred



Doctors Surgery Closed from Noon



Minster & Monkton Gardening Club Meeting



Minster Show



RBL Branch Open Day


Parish Council Meeting Summary


Sarah Thorne Theatre


Kate’s Pudding Recipe


What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Church Notices


Village Hall Diary




Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings


All Weather Playing Surface


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Minster Parish Council

next Meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 3 July @ 7pm

in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. There is also a 15 minute period at the end of each full council meeting for the public to be able to ask questions. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30am to 3pm weekdays; however due to commitments that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring first to ensure the office is manned tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: Next Meeting : 4 September

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at

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It is with deep sadness I have to report that Zac sadly left us on Tuesday 29 May. Ray He had been a constant companion to us for just over 17 years of his life, having come to us at 6 months old from a broken home in Dartford. We were warned at the time that he Amy may not have a long life as he had apparently been poisoned by Semi-retired!! eating some Yew which had damaged his stomach. However we kept him on a strict dry food diet and he lived to the ripe old NORTHROP SERVICES age of 17.5 years. KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING Brenda He was a great little dog, back when he was well he would Tiling, Plastering always greet me at the door when I came home from work, & General Maintenance although he didn’t always manage to get up early to see me off! HOME DECORATING He never really liked riding in the car, often travel sick and Interior & Exterior Diane when we went on holidays on the canals he used to hate being Local, Reliable & Experienced aboard the boat, but he loved chasing along the towpaths. Contact Paul or Tracy Slowly he lost both his hearing and most of his sight but he 01843 823 646 was still pleased to see everyone. Then he became unable to Diane climb the stairs, as he used to sleep on my side of the bed, so in Flowers by Vanessa Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, the latter stages of his life I probably spent more nights Weddings or Funerals downstairs on the sofa with him than I did in bed. Created with the “Personal Touch” Zac appeared in 104 issues For designs with a difference Diana Vanessa Fairbrass of this magazine. His first picture (C&G qualified florist) appeared in February 2009 and Rose Cottage, Manor Road, he started writing his own short St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY column in May of that year. Kevin 01843 847 012 07934 420 837 We would like to take this I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury opportunity to thank Eagle Vets and MALOYS MOWERS particularly George for all they have done Unit 4 Ebbsfleet Farm, Jutes Lane, Minster CT12 5DL Tel: 01843 825 000 for him throughout his life, thanks also to FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS Treasured Friends for their dealing with his * SALES * SERVICING * * SPARES * REPAIRS * ashes and returning them to us and a IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY special thanks to everyone who sent us DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED cards of condolence including many AND DEMONSTRATED villagers and friends. All of your thoughts VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE and words have helped us through this HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON difficult time, thank you all, Ray & Jenny. Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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Photographers for Minster Show The Show Committee are still looking for a couple of keen amateur/budding young photographers to take pictures for us on Show Day Saturday 21 July, to cover the Parade and all events and happenings on the Showground during the afternoon. There is even the possibility that we could loan you a camera for the day. We offer free entry, the kudos of having your pictures added to our website gallery and the possible inclusion of some in Minster Matters/local press. Interested? Then please either speak to Karen in Attwells, ring Ray on 07864 345 019 or email – we’re waiting to hear from you!! IF YOU’VE ALREADY VOLUNTEERED - then please get in touch again as we’ve misplaced our list - tutt, tutt!!

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM With effect from Monday 25 June the existing “sit and wait” appointment system will be replaced by a new “Acute Clinic” which will be primarily for general and minor ailments. For example: Coughs, Colds, ’Flu, Temperatures, Various Infections, Conjunctivitis, Sickness and Diarrhoea, Severe Indigestion, Exacerbation of Asthma and COPD. A GP and/or Nurse Practitioner will be holding daily “Telephone Triage Clinics” every morning, who will then allocate appointments with the Acute Clinic where appropriate. Also available on the day, will be appointments for those patients who have previously seen a doctor, had recent hospital referrals or have ongoing medical conditions. Medication reviews will still be available to book in advance where necessary. For further detailed information please see the posters on our notice boards in the waiting room. IT’S HOLIDAY TIME! Despite the fact that our weather doesn't always agree, for many of us summer holidays beckon! So please remember to order your “Repeat Prescriptions” in good time, and most importantly, check whether your “Annual Review” is imminent. Please also remember that our Healthcare Professionals take their holidays at this time as well and our resources may be slightly stretched, so please make your appointments in good time and ensure they are used appropriately. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18 July for staff training. Surgery will also be closed all day on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August. MISSED APPOINTMENTS Last month: 31 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 42 did not attend their nurse’s appointment, so that’s still 73 patients wasting valuable appointments and time! DID YOU KNOW? Missed appointments cost the NHS an average of £160 per appointment. so last month those patients who failed to attend could have saved the NHS £11,680; staggering! Remember, don’t need it - cancel it! Keep forgetting - get our text reminder service. “FRIENDS AND FAMILY” SURVEY Thank you to all those patients who take part and please continue to do so. We welcome all your comments, because any feedback, good or bad, can help us improve our service to you. Last month a total of 226 patients responded with the following results: Extremely likely/Likely - 90%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 5%; Unsure/Don’t know - 5%. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821 200, Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049 or email New Equipment Purchased During Year Ending 31 March 2018 Following the presentation and auditing of our annual accounts we are delighted to inform you that we have purchased new equipment for the surgery to the value of £5381.82 as itemised below: Badgemaster (Re: Presentation Badges) £ 99.65 24 hour AMBP Monitor & Cuff Sets £1153.55 Omron BPM & Cuff Sets £ 114.30 Projet Ear Irrigators £ 249.70 Pulse Oximeter £ 442.47 PC Based ECG Equipment £1705.60 SECA Automatic Weight System £1171.55 SECA Service Agreement £ 445.00 £5381.82 We would like to thank all our patients and friends for their tremendous help and support in making this possible.

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DEVELOPMENT ON LAND TO THE WEST OF TOTHILL STREET Further to my update in the last issue of Minster Matters, Minster Parish Council met with Savills, the Land Agents representing St. John’s College, Cambridge and Mr. Edward Spanton on 5th June. I am pleased to say that it was a lot more positive than the previous encounter. They received 73 feedback forms following their exhibition and noted numerous comments made during the exhibition, as well as considering the feedback from the nearly 300 forms we had collated. As a result of these and further work on water and drainage issues they presented an amended plan. (This is still on display on the boards in the meeting room above the library.) Firstly, the total number of dwellings proposed has reduced from 220 to 214; a small reduction but, considering they were suggesting 265 when they set out their plans in 2016, they are going in the right direction. Together with the limitations imposed by the archaeological factors on this site it results in a 50% development of the site as opposed to 66%. The main benefit will be to those living at the southern end of Greenhill Gardens as there will no longer be a row of dwellings overlooking their rear gardens, and there will no longer be a row of three houses facing the road just to the north of them. This area will be used to house an attenuation tank (underground) and an infiltration pond. So the development does not reach as far south as originally proposed. They have also agreed to give further consideration to single storey dwellings backing onto Greenhill Gardens and Fairfield Road, and in any case most would be no more than one and a half storey. The gap between the existing properties and the new ones has been extended to between 35m and 40m. They have also agreed to consider adding more smaller units to respond to local need. We are still concerned about the impact on the highways and they are yet to respond to these. However, there is confirmation that the cemetery could be extended without affecting the aquifer so negotiations are in progress for the transfer. As the northern section of the site is not going to be developed we also added a request for the consideration of land for allotments. They anticipate the application for outline planning permission will be submitted in early July, when we will see more detail. Penny Gimes, Chairman

MINSTER MATTERS 2 CALLS FOR HELP Minster Matters are looking for one or maybe two active retired/non-working people who drive and have a car that could possibly give up a few hours once a month or maybe every other month on a Friday and Saturday to help distribute the magazine. This would require you being on-hand to come to the library on the Friday when the magazine is delivered back from the printers, splitting and boxing them into the various ‘rounds’ and delivering them to our willing band of volunteers who then deliver them door to door. Furthermore, there are also a number of both bulk and individual deliveries we make outside of the immediate village but still within Minster Parish and this is what we normally do on the Saturday morning. Our second request is for someone (or two) to help us with our audio recording once a month, or again maybe every other month, at The Holiday Inn on a Tuesday evening. We just need you to watch that the recording is happening successfully to our laptop, noting, by hand, any mistakes made by our volunteer readers on the supplied script, uploading the finished file to a memory stick, then delivering both stick and annotated script to our audio editor. This usually takes about 1.5hrs from 7.30 to 9pm. Interested in helping us with either of these? Think you may be able to help but want more information? Then please do get in touch, we are waiting to hear from you! Please ring/text us on 07864 345 019 or email

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KEEPING YOU SAFE FROM ROGUE TRADERS By PCSO 56550 Adrian Butterworth Welcome to another input on how to stay ahead of being a victim of crime. I have covered this topic before but have noticed of late that there are a lot of rogue traders operating in the Thanet area. Here are a few things to look out for. Also may I ask that you look out for any elderly neighbours that may fall prey to these individuals. Signs of a rogue trader: ● Traders have been cold calling in the area ● A builder's van is parked nearby, particularly one that doesn't include a company name or contact details ● Building or maintenance work on your neighbour's garden or house starts unexpectedly ● Poor quality work is visible on the roof, driveway, or property ● Your neighbour appears anxious or distressed ● Your neighbour visits the bank, building society, or post office more frequently, particularly if they are accompanied by a trader What can I do? ● Ask your neighbour in private -- in person or on the phone - if things are OK ● If they are displeased, suggest calling a relative or carer on their behalf ● Note any vehicle registration numbers ● Keep hold of any flyers you have received through your door ● Ask if the trader has left any paperwork and put it in a clean food bag ● If you suspect a crime, call the police or your local trading standards office ● If the situation with the trader becomes volatile, call the police. If you need work doing source the trader yourself. Do not buy anything, goods or business, on the doorstep.

NEW LITTER SIGNS AT SKATE PARK Minster Parish Council were scratching their heads about how to solve the litter problem at the Skate Park. Clearly litter bins did not help as the users could not be bothered to use them! Minster School Council came to the rescue! They suggested an eye catching waste bin that would encourage youngsters to throw litter into it and, even better, they ran a competition to design signs that people would take notice of! Three brilliant designs were selected out of the entrants, one from each of the age groups 4-5 yrs. 5-7 yrs. and 7-11yrs. and these were made into proper signs. On 7th June the signs were officially unveiled by their proud designers! Well done and thanks to Minster School!

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Congratulations Sheila! Second Time Winner In Scarecrow Competition Sheila, builder of the winning scarecrow Dennis the Menace, has won for a 2nd time!

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION A few things to report this month… The quiz on 9 June was a success as always. Thanks to everyone concerned for all the help and support that was given. Early information - The next quiz will be on 8 September. Our next event is the Cash Bingo Night on Friday 14 July at the Old Schools with a start time of 7 pm. Cash prizes, including a whopping £100 for the bonus game. Tea and coffee will be available, but if you would like to bring your own drink and nibbles, please feel free to do so. It would be helpful if you could let Carol 07745 683 466, know if you can make the evening as we need at least 40 people to make it worthwhile and fun, although we can accommodate about 80 people. A Race Night at the RBL has been organized for 6 October at the Royal British Legion. This will be £15 per head which will include a 3 course meal. More details to follow nearer the time. Please take the time to check out our website at: for updated photos that the French Photographer has sent to us. From July, all future news for Minster Matters will be reported by Roy Burden. Thank you Roy. We hope to see you at the Bingo Night in July.


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RECOGNITION FOR MINSTER RESIDENT’S SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION Thanet Lions Club have recognized Minster resident Sandra Barrett for her humanitarian work. For the last ten years she has sourced clothing and soft toys, washed and bagged them, so that the Lions could then transport them for the benefit of children and families in the Gomel area for Belarus. Many of the children are housed in orphanages. Lions from Thanet and South East England have worked together to provide basic necessities for this needy part of the world still affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Lions work in conjunction with the charity the Belarus Trust who have also provided specialist eye equipment, play equipment and beds for the Babichi orphanage. Lions also sponsored a new club, the Gomel Lions Club, who provide hands on service. Jacquie Prebble, Community Needs Chairman for Thanet Lions Club said “Sandra has made a significant contribution to this international humanitarian appeal, we are extremely grateful to her and her friends and (Sandra and Jacquie) supporters in Minster”


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5th June, 2018 ● Community Warden Aaron Kluibenschadl’s report included an update on the movement of travellers, and confirmed that photographic evidence had been submitted to the Police showing traveller related fly tipping. Also connected to this were reports of theft of water and calls at residents’ homes offering to do paid work. ● PCSO Adrian Butterworth reported that 50 calls had been made to the Police from the Minster area this month, including one burglary at an Industrial Unit in Laundry Road. Many complaints have been made locally relating to travellers. ● There is a large quantity of fly tipped waste on Marsh Farm Road; this is being investigated with the assistance of Network Rail. ● Cllr. Grove complained of two very noisy vehicles being regularly driven through the village, one red and one silver; PCSO Butterworth will investigate and any information to assist in identifying the drivers would be welcome. ● County Cllr. Emma Dawson informed the meeting that KCC will commence a rural bus consultation on 19th June. The Thanet consultation was scheduled for 21st June. (An update on this will be given at the next Parish Council meeting.) ● After a delay the Parkway Railway Station planning application will be submitted in the near future. ● Many have queried the lack of grass cutting in the area and Cllr. Dawson explained that although a new contractor had been appointed poor weather conditions had hampered progress. Conversely, a subcontractor appointed to repair pot-holes had progressed well. ● Cllr. Grove asked that KCC consider placing large concrete barriers at the entrance points on the old top road to prevent access by travellers. Cllr. Crow-Brown said that he had already raised this at a Joint Transport Board pre-meeting and Paul Valek, KCC Highways District Manager, was giving it some consideration. ● District Cllr. Crow-Brown announced that the Parking Enforcement team are now operating a new rota to make them available in the early mornings and evenings. ● He was pleased to report that the old MOD site on the corner of Spitfire Way has been cleared; however, complaints are being investigated in relation to the site boundaries. ● The Draft Local Plan is due to go to full council for consideration on 26th July; he advised that voting the plan in would prevent the construction of a further 2,500 dwellings in this area. Unfortunately, there will be no further public consultation before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. ● District Cllr. Pugh was concerned about complaints from residents in St. Mildred’s Road who had not had a waste collection due to the fact that parked vehicles prevented the waste collection lorry accessing the road. This is being addressed.

July 2018 ● He reported that he had recently assisted a Thanet family to obtain accommodation in Ramsgate after TDC Housing placed them in Gillingham, due to lack of available accommodation locally, despite a child needing to attend a Thanet School. ● The Chairman drew attention to plans of the proposed development to the west of Tothill Street which were on display in the meeting room. The plans have been amended since the exhibition at the Village Hall in March. ● The Chairman also drew attention to plans on the display board showing where additional short stretches of yellow lines are proposed for the village. Notices detailing the specific sites would be displayed by KCC in the relevant areas in the near future. ● She reported that after much debate such measures were being proposed reluctantly. However, frequent gridlock was being experienced in the village caused by a few selfish and inconsiderate drivers parking their vehicles in inappropriate locations. This is mainly on junctions and bends where too many near collisions and traffic hold ups are taking place. We hope they will assist in the free flow of traffic, particularly for buses, waste collection lorries and emergency vehicles. ● The Parish Council do not want to deter people from driving through the village but rather make it easier for them to use the facilities. To this end it has fought hard to maintain free car parks in the village, unlike the rest of Thanet, to support local businesses. ● Cllr. Quittenden summarised a recent meeting with Kent Highways. He confirmed that the 30mph speed restriction signs at the top of Tothill Street will be moved nearer the roundabout; village gateway signs will be replaced in Tothill Street and Monkton Road; a request has been submitted for bar markings on the A299 at the approach to Minster roundabout, together with interactive signs and the extension of the 50mph speed limit; there will be improved signage at the entrance to Laundry Road to reduce the number of HGV’s which mistakenly drive down Tothill Street. ● The Chairman reported that a meeting with Savills had taken place earlier that day to discuss the development on land to the west of Tothill Street. The plans had been amended and the number of houses reduced slightly. They also expect to be able to transfer some land to extend the cemetery. ● The meeting agreed that the repairs required to the van used by Parish Council employees was uneconomical therefore resolved to purchase a replacement vehicle. Cllr. Quittenden agreed to assist in sourcing a suitable vehicle. ● Questions from the public included concerns over parking on the pavements in Prospect Road, travellers and the importance of seeking S.106 payments from developers to support the village.


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MINSTER WI At our June meeting we had Pete Allen talk about ‘Mr Garricks Fireside - A personal history of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane’. After leaving school Pete had gone to work for the Theatre Royal at the front of house where he stayed for 5 years. This was a really interesting talk and Pete not only covered the history of the Theatre Royal but also talked about many of the famous actors and actresses he met whilst working there. We also had a plant sale to raise money for our local chosen charity East Kent Hospitals Charity-Dementia Appeal (QEQM) Next Meeting Tuesday 10th July 7.30pm Minster Village Hall - Vicky Adley Fundraising and Development Officer-East Kent Hospitals Dementia Appeal

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB June has been quite an eventful month for the Club. Ten members who had been assisting in the Friday Bowls Club for Minster Primary School were invited to tea and cakes by the children who then gave us a guided tour of their school. The children were perfect hosts and it was an experience much enjoyed and appreciated. A final bowls session, for the summer term, was held on the 22nd June. The Bosom Pals, a charity concerned with breast cancer held their Annual Bowls Event at the club on 15th June. It was well attended and hopefully raised a decent sum for their cause. The re-arranged Open Day will now be held on Sunday 8th July. Anyone who has not received an entry form please ring Alan Pummell on 836011. July is when the Minster Show is held and we will be there as usual running the catering and manning a Bric-a-bac stall. Everyone is welcome to come and watch our home matches, full details are displayed by our front gates. Membership is available and fees are at pro rata and include not only the outside bowls in the summer but also short-mat in the winter months. Anyone who would like to have a trial roll-up may do so by contacting me by e-mail at or by telephone 845638. Once a member you will also be entitled to three free sessions with a qualified coach. Anyone over the age of 12 is welcome, come and make new friends, enjoy gentle exercise, and, if you wish, become competitive by entering the in-house competitions or playing in inter-club matches.

SALVATION ARMY STRAWBERRY TEA A Strawberry Tea was held at Minster Salvation Army on Monday 18 June. The sun came out and the scones, jam and cream were very moreish!! What a wonderful afternoon together, thank you to all that came. See you next year!

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MINSTER SHOW Don’t forget to get your Schedule, available at various outlets around the village then get you entry form completed and returned. For those intending to enter the Parade - Float forms are also now available at Attwells. See also our article on page 4 re show photographers as we are still in need of these. Also see page 12 for our article on stalls for the show. HELP US TO MAKE THIS ANOTHER SUCCESS!! Thank you…

‘THANE’ THANKS We would like to express our thanks to the kind person who left a lovely painting of our house on the doorstep. This was most thoughtful of you and we wished to let you know that it is now hanging on the dining room wall ‘pride of place’ and back to its roots.

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THE KENT COUNTY COUNCIL (VARIOUS ROADS, THANET) (WAITING RESTRICTIONS AND STREET PARKING PLACES) (AMENDMENT No. 19) ORDER 2018 The effect of the proposed named Order will introduce or amend existing waiting restrictions in the following lengths of road (in this part of the notice DYL's means double yellow lines) waiting to be prohibited at any time. AUGUSTINE ROAD — DYL — (1) on both sides from the junction with Freemans Road for a distance of 10 metres. (2) On the northern side from the western boundary of 23 for a distance of 25 metres in an easterly direction. (3) On the southern side from the junction with Egbert Road for a distance of 10 metres. EGBERT ROAD — DYL — On both sides from the junction with Augustine Road for a distance of 10 metres. FAIRFIELD ROAD — DYL — (1) On both sides from the junction with Tothill Street for a distance of 10 metres. (2) On both side from the junction with Greenhill Gardens to the eastern boundary of 23 Fairfield Road. FREEMANS ROAD — DYL — (1) On both sides from the junction with Greenhill Gardens to the northern building line of 40 Freemans Road. (2) Both sides from the junction with Augustine Road for a distance of 10 metres. FOXBOROUGH LANE — DYL — On both sides from the junction with Tothill Street for a distance of 10 metres. GREENHILL GARDENS — DYL — (1) On both sides from the junction with Fairfield Road to the southern side of 56 Greenhill Gardens. (2) On both sides from the southern side of 4 Greenhill Gardens to the junction with Freemans Road. HIGH STREET (MINSTER) — DYL — On the western side join up the existing lines outside 42 High Street. LAUNDRY ROAD — DYL — On both sides from the junction with Tothill Street for a distance of 185 metres. MOLINEUX ROAD — SYL — Monday - Friday 08.00 - 16.00 - On the southern side from the eastern boundary of 17 Molineux Road for a distance of 16 metres in a south easterly direction. MONKTON ROAD — DYL — On the northern side from the junction with Tothill Street for a distance of 45 metres. ROSE GARDENS — DYL — On both sides from the junction with Tothill Street for a distance of 10 metres. ST MILDREDS ROAD — DYL — (1) On the northern side from the junction with Station Road for a distance of 70 metres. (2) On the southern side from the junction with Station Road for a distance of 50 metres. TAYLOR ROAD — DYL — (1) On the eastern side from the junction with Monkton Road for a distance of 40 metres. (2) On the western side from the junction with Monkton Road for a distance of 10 metres. THORNE ROAD — DYL — On both sides from the western boundary of 17 Thorne Road for a distance of 20 metres in a westerly direction. TOTHILL STREET — DYL — (1) On the western side from the junction with Monkton Road for a distance of 10 metres. (2) On both sides from the junction with Fairfield Road for a distance of 10 metres. (3) On both sides from the junction with Rose Gardens for a distance of 10 metres in a southerly direction and 35 metres in a northerly direction. (4) On the eastern side from the northern boundary of 9 Tothill Street for a distance of 30 metres in a northerly direction. (5) On both sides from the junction with Foxborough Lane for a distance of 10 metres. A map indicating these locations may be examined on, or downloaded from, the Parish Council website at or you may view a larger printed version at the Parish Office during normal opening hours. If you wish to offer support or object to the proposed Order you should send the grounds in writing to The TRO Coordinator, Schemes Planning & Delivery Team, Highways, Transportation & Waste, Kent County Council, Ashford Highway Depot, Henwood Industrial Estate, Javelin Way, Ashford, TN24 8AD or by email to by 12 noon Monday 23 July 2018.

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We received a call from Minster Parish Council regarding a continual loss of water from the underground cold feed supply within the cemetery. The external water continued to turn even when no demand for water was made indicating a water leak, no visible evidence of water damage could be seen from above ground and excavation of the pipework route was impractical. We confirmed the presence of a water leakage, however, due to the size of leakage acoustic listening equipment would not give an accurate water leak location so a harmless specialist tracer gas was introduced to the pipework system and run at pressure. Once the water was purged from the pipework the tracer gas started to escape from the hole in the pipework then to the Location of leak and pipework exposed surface using the tracer gas detection equipment the water leakage was detected. An excavation was then carried out to expose the leak and carry out a repair. The whole system was then pressure tested and no further leaks found. We are specialists in carrying out a wide range of water leak detection services and moisture ingress investigation across the South East. It is worth bearing in mind that some insurers will cover valid water leaks and resulting water damage under the trace and access section on certain insurance policies (This would require verification from the insurance company and normally an excess contribution would be required, also any repair to the pipework is normally not covered).

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Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm “Doug Macleod in concert”. Doug Macleod is an acoustic roots master. He has been using guitars and voice to create his own unique musical vision for over 50 years. Tickets: £13 paid in advance/Friends, £15 on the doors. The Sarah Thorne Theatre Company and Michael Friend Productions are pleased to announce that the 13th Summer Repertory Season will stage the following plays.

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Widowers’ Houses by Bernard Shaw Shaw’s satirical comedy dissects the morality of making money from people who can barely afford to eat, and the complicity of those who gain by it. Thursday 26th and Friday 27th July at 7.30pm, Saturday 28th July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 29th July at 6.30pm ---------------------------------------------Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott One of the all-time classic murder thrillers. Will you ever dare to answer the telephone in the night again? Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd August at 7.30pm. Saturday 4th August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 5th August at 6.30pm. --------------------------------------------The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from John Buchan’s novel. The Olivier Award winning stage adaptation based on John Buchan’s gripping whodunit and Alfred Hitchcock’s memorable film. Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August at 7.30pm, Saturday 11th August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 12th August at 6.30pm. ---------------------------------------------The Affairs of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler translated by Harley Granville Barker. A would-be Don Juan in 1900s Vienna, finds the women he loves more than a match for him. Thursday 16th and Friday 17th August at 7.30pm, Saturday 18th August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 19th August at 6.30pm. ------------------------------------------Tickets £15.00 paid in advance/Friends and £17.00 on the doors. (Book and pay for three or more at the same time and the price per play is £14. (Only available at the Box Office not on line) .

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Puddings in summer are a delight, as there are so many delicious fruits in season, and a plethora of fabulous recipes! I adore gooseberries, and Lower Hardres Farm Shop has pick-your-own ones available even as I type.  Frozen gooseberries work equally well - you don't have to top and tail them.  I use jam sugar to make it set slightly.  Gooseberry fool is divine as it is slightly tart, but sweet and refreshing.  Known as "Excuse Me Fool" to my nephew Patrick, it is a real family favourite.  Serve it with almond tuiles or other little biscuits. Gooseberry and Elderflower Fool 1lb/400g ripe gooseberries

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OPEN GARDENS 2018 One of our village’s annual events - Open Gardens’ weekend (16th-17th June) –proved once again to be a great success. Comments, from visitors who came, highlighted what a lovely, friendly, helpful village we have. They were amazed by the range of ideas on view in the twenty-two gardens open and thrilled with the plants offered for sale. They were entertained by the music and scarecrows and impressed with the hospitality shown. We had a wonderful combination of well-known gardens, which have been part of this event for many years and for which people return; and some exciting new ones, who took up the challenge and added new areas for visitors to explore. From Monkton Road, right through the village, and out as far as Way Hill and Wayborough, both villagers and visitors were obviously enjoying the experience. So thank you to all who supported Open Gardens – the gardeners who worked so hard and so creatively and then welcomed people in; Monkton Nature Reserve and All Saints Church, Birchington, who allowed banners on their fences; Thanet Earth, Minster WI, David Tweedale, the British Legion, The Saddler, Jemima’s Tearooms, Hair of the Dog, Attwells and the Corner House for their contribution. And finally, to everyone who worked behind the scenes and everyone who bought a map! The final total raised was an amazing £5000 towards the maintenance of our Parish Church. This will enable us to apply for grants to carry out expensive repair work to the building. On behalf of St. Mary’s Church we would again like to thank everybody who supported Open Gardens this year and helped us maintain one of the focal points of our village. A SUPERB SUCCESS. THANK YOU! Pat Hogben, St.Mary’s Church, Minster We wish Samantha Philpott and Rachel West good luck with their new venture. Thanks for bringing your plant stall to Open Gardens!

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MINSTER PLAYHOUSE PROMPT CORNER Our Autumn Play 2018 This year’s Autumn production of Lame Ducks, written by James Coare and Barbara Dobson, who joined the Playhouse a few years ago, is now in rehearsal. Barbara is directing, with Sarah Pamphilion sitting with her to advise if needed. This is Barbara’s first foray into Directing and she is showing great organisation and a firm idea of what is needed. The play is centred around a funeral wake and the relationships of the people involved and points up with broad humour their human frailties. It is very funny, and we look forward to seeing other plays from this pair of authors. We are delighted to be showcasing a “home grown” play, and hope that you will come along to support our two playwrights. This play will run at the Village Hall from the 19th to the 22nd of September, at 7.30. Wine and Wisdom in support of the Charity Porchlight On July 7th at 7.30pm, the Playhouse will be holding a Wine and Wisdom Evening in the Village Hall in support of our Charity of the year, Porchlight, which helps people who have nowhere to go and no one to turn to. The Playhouse is pleased to support their important and caring work. Our quizzes are always fun, so why not spend a happy evening and support one of East Kent’s more important Charities with us? Tables of up to 8 people, bring your own food and drink, £5 per ticket. Book on 07501 894 381 Please come along and support our Charity while having a good night out.

HOW STAMPS HAVE HELPED THE DONKEY SANCTUARY (Letter received in response to Mrs Lord’s efforts) Dear Mrs Lord Thank you so much for sending in your collection of used stamps with Di and Tony at Donkey Week. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the people in your village and children at the school who help to collect the stamps. Your thoughtful efforts are greatly appreciated as we still sell them to a local stamp dealer to raise funds for our work with donkeys not only in this country but also for vital welfare work in other parts of the world. We are finding that our donkey supporters cannot collect such large numbers of stamps as emails are used more widely, so you are not alone. The donkeys here near Sidmouth have loved being out in the sun in this fabulous spring weather and enjoyed the extra attention from the Donkey Weekers when they visited the other local donkey farms. It is wonderful to see donkeys so content and to know, thanks to the support of people like you, that they will have a home for the rest of their lives. Once again, many thanks for helping the donkeys in this way. Best wishes from us all at The Donkey Sanctuary, four-legged and two! Yours sincerely, Ruth Burrough THE DONKEY SANCTUARY Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 ONU T 01395 578222 F 01395 579266 E


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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071 Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate Holy day of Obligation

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St Mary the Virgin, Minster Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in JULY

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in JULY 1

10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)


6.00pm Songs of Praise


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy Communion 6.30pm Sung Evensong

15 10.15am Holy Communion

each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see Minster Abbey below

Minster Abbey 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.

Funerals 4 June Jack Clifton (Minster Church & Barham Crematorium)


4.00pm Seamark Service - at the Church

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy Communion

29 10.00am Benifice Service at Chislet (no Services at Monkton today) Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428 Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s Minster 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) followed by refreshments

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster 26 May Nicole van Zyl & Ricky Hale

Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster 3 June Edward Wilson Slaughter (4 months)

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9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship


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29 10.00am Benifice Service at Chislet (no Services at Minster today) A group for children and young people ‘Connections’ meet during services on each Sunday except the 1st Sunday of the month when we all worship together. Lieutenants Luke & Katy Johnson 01843 822308 or 825178

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Hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and biscuits Just make a donation, no set prices.

Thursday Evenings 7.00pm - Puppies and Beginners 7:40pm - Adults 8:30pm - Ringcraft (Training for the Show Ring)

MINSTER WI Next Meeting Tuesday 10 July 7.30pm Village Hall Vicky Adley - EK Hospitals Dementia Appeal New members and visitors always welcome Secretary: Dorothy 01843 844 839

KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon

Fee is £4 per pup/dog per class Refreshments and dog treats can be purchased or bring your own and a favourite toy for fetch/play For further details ring Ron on 07561 558 574

Minster Art & Craft Group We meet at the Old Schools every Monday morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm. We are a friendly and sociable non-teaching group ranging from artists to all types of crafters, all of whom are ready to give help and advice if requested. The charge per week is £2.00 to cover the hall etc and includes refreshments. You are welcome to come along for a free morning session to see what we are doing. Any queries - call Ann on 01843 821 152

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR JUNE - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744 AM




VH Bowls (not 24th or 31st)

W.I. Darts (not 10th or 17th)

Dance Classes

Minster Arts & Crafts (am)

Tai Chi (not 23rd or 30th)

Ladies Badminton (not 25th) Active 4 Life & Pilates (not 26th) Tea Dance

VH Bowls Group (not 1st) Sunday 1st

Thanet Quilters Exhibition Playhouse Quiz Night

Saturday 7th Sunday 8th

Rotary Afternoon Tea Minster W.I. Meeting

Tuesday 10th

V.H. Committeee

Thursday 12th Saturday 14th Wednesday 18th Wednesday 25th

Emva Canine Services Animal 1st Aid Training Day M&M Gardening Club W.I. Games Evening Main Hall closed for maintenance: Monday 23 - Thursday 26 inc and Monday 30 - Tuesday 31 inc


Minster Matters

July 2018


Booking the Multi Use Games Area The MUGA will be open for public use most BLUE & BLACK LIDDED BINS of the time. It is available for Minster BROWN & SILVER FOOD BINS School to use for sports activities and also TDC now require payment for replacements for clubs, groups and individuals to book (unless they can be repaired) for tennis, volleyball and netball. See their website here: Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is unavailable to the public or ring will be published weekly on the board next Customer Services on 01843 577 115 to the main information sign at the Minster Day Nursery entrance gate. and Out Of School Club To make a booking please contact the CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE Parish Clerk. 15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered Email: Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years Tel: 01843 821 339 Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms Please book at least 48 hours in advance Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

FREE for TWO places available


To Find Out More And Book Your Place

Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri

01843 821 482

Hire Times and Prices

Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS Registered Charity 1110919

Monday-Friday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) Saturday & Sunday

15:00hrs to 21:00hrs

09:00hrs to 21:00hrs

Price Structure * Full Pitch : £42 hour

Off-Peak Full Pitch : £29 hour

Half Pitch : £29 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

Have you made your Will? If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate… The Government has! Make a Will now and be sure your family’s future is secure. For a friendly local and affordable Will Writing Service:

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details. Powers of Attorney also arranged. Home appointments available. Affiliated to the Society of Will Writers. Age nt of Ae gis Wealth Ltd www.a e

St Mary's Church, Minster Guided Tours of the Church and Tower Most Saturdays at 12.00noon and 2.00pm To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call

07958 813 577 to confirm that tours are taking place on the day of your intended visit The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily For party tours outside of the normal times please call the above number to make a booking

MINSTER RESIDENTS Introducing your local Gas Safety Registered plumbing and heating engineers

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

32 Ozengell Place Eurokent Business Park Ramsgate CT12 6PB

Boilers & Gas Appliances Annual Servicing & Repairs Central Heating Design & Installation Complete Bathroom Design & Installation All work Guaranteed Fully Insured & Qualified Gas Safety Register No 203531

July 2018

Minster Matters


SIMON STAIT Complete Property Maintenance

01843 595 979

07727 687 538

From a leaky tap to a leaky roof - I’ve got it covered!! No job too big - no job too small For all your building or plumbing jobs, inside or out. Professional workmanship with quality materials and competitive prices. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laminate Floors, Flat-packs assembled, Ceilings & Walls, Painting & Decorating, Custom Radiator Covers, Staircases, Doors, Roofs, Locks, Sheds erected, Decking, Outside Taps, Fascias and Soffits, Guttering, Fencing, Windows, Washing Machines installed & Pipes boxed in. Fully Insured, Reliable Craftsman. Free Estimates and Consultations

Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIALS - SKY SATELLITE * Reasonable rates * Free estimates * * Discount for OAP’S * Julie Beaney, Minster 01843 823 466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472 612

16 High Street, Minster, CT12 4BU

If you are looking for a new Dentist and take your dental care seriously come in and see us. We do implants, Invisalign, dentures and cosmetic work. All children welcome. Give Sharon a ring on

01843 825 444 Please visit our website and read our blog at for details of all the services available Angelene Burton BChD (Pretoria) Graeme Van De Merwe BDS BSc (Hons)


PLUMBING & HEATING For a free quote contact

01843049 221 702 07725 067 07979 890 151 07469 247 822

Roger holds regular advice surgeries. For appointments and advice on urgent problems:

Ring: 01843 848 588 (a.m. from l0.00) Web: Email: Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

CAR & VAN SALES TEL: 01843 869 600


MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

12 2012 Nissan Micra

1.2lt petrol, 5 speed manual, RCL, light blue, cloth interior, A/C, 60+mpg, £30 per year road tax, so very economical to run All this for…

1.2lt petrol, Auto, 5-door Hatch, Met Silver, A/C, 56k miles with service history, integrated bluetooth, handsfree phone system and more.


13 2013 Toyota Yaris

14 2014 Fiat 500

All for ……

All for…





1.3lt petrol, Manual, 5-door Hatch, 37k miles with service history, Met Red, Integrated hands-free phone system , A/C, RCL

60 2010 Peugeot 207

1.4lt petrol, manual, met silver, 5 door hatchback, 2 previous owners, LOW MILEAGE with only 42k miles and service history, RCL, A/C, large boot space All for……


64 2014 Peugeot 108 Active

1.0lt petrol, Manual, 5-door Hatch, zero road tax, Media & USB Aux plugin, A/C, 55k miles service history RCL

1.0lt petrol, manual, 3-door hatch, ONE OWNER FROM NEW, 37K miles with service history, ZERO ROAD TAX and 65+ mpg, A/C, central locking, cloth interior, USB plug in point. All for …… £5895

1.4lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, met silver, 2 owners from new, 67k miles, cloth interior

59 2009 Hyundai i1.0

10 2010 Nissan Note

59 2009 Toyota Aygo Platinum,

1.5lt diesel, manual, 5 door hatchback MPV, LOW MILEAGE with only 42k miles with service history, £30 road tax, A/C, integrated hands-free phone system and Sat Nav All for … £5295

1.0lt petrol, manual, 40K miles, service history, £30 per year road tax, 70+ MPG, 5 door hatch, leather interior, met silver, 2 owners from new. All for … £3995



All for……


09 2009 Nissan Note Acenta, 1.4lt petrol, Manual, 60k miles with service history, one previous owner, RCL, Nissan integrated bluetooth phone system, A/C, cloth interior.


All for only...


13 reg 2013 Peugeot 208

1.2lt petrol, Manual, 5-door Hatch, cheap road tax, met blue, A/C, RCL

All for ...


06 2006 VW Polo,

All for …


57 2007 Vauxhall Movano Camper Van, 2-berth, lovely clean interior, equipped with toilet, fridge freezer, cooker, electric hook up and lots more All for ……


All our cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet 1 CARLTON AVENUE, BROADSTAIRS, KENT CT10 1AB

TEL: 01843 869 600 EMAIL:

Insurance Approved Accident Repair Centre 14 PATRICIA WAY, PYSONS ROAD IND. EST., BROADSTAIRS CT10 2LF

TEL: 01843 862491

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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Minster Matters - Issue 204 - July 18  

village magazine

Minster Matters - Issue 204 - July 18  

village magazine