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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 181 : June 2016 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 93)

Ellie Robertson who was lucky enough to speak to Tim Peake See page 3

Why’s the Editor on this page?

See page 32

E-mail : Skype us at: editor.minstermatters MM Mobile: 07864 345 019

Flynn Caldwell presenting his cheque to Canterbury Hospice See page 3

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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

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03 / 17 | 10/ 24 June 10/ 24 | 03 / 17 01 / 15 / 29 | 08/ 22 July 08/ 22 | 01/ 15 / 29 Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Bens, Library, Co-op, Doctors, School

Copy for any issue of Minster Matters must be received (at the very latest !!) by the 3rd Friday of the preceding month Copy date for next issue shown at top of ‘Diary of Dates’ on right of this page Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Editor: Ray Owen 07864 345 019 Editorial Team: All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above

Amy Murray

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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

Useful Numbers and Contacts Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSOs Craig Raisbeck & Shaun Riches: 101 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am)

Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village: Show: Business Association: Freegle: Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs (to loan): 07864 345 019 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA bookings for the above venues via

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

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Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Eric James 821 744 Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31

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Dates for Your Diary


Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 24 JUNE May 28-29 31

Monkton Nature Reserve open Weekend Minster Business Association A.G.M.

Jun 3 4 4 7 11 11 11-12 11 13 14 14 15 18-19 18-19 18 19 20 22 30

Salvation Army Quiz and Curry Age UK New Venue Launch at Salvation Army Playhouse Quiz Night Volunteer Fair at Dreamland Street Party at R.B.L. Crafts and Fun at Library Monkton Open Gardens Messy Church at St Nicholas R.B.L. Women’s Section Meeting W.I. Meeting Messy Church at Monkton Horticultural Society Meeting Minster Open Gardens Scarecrow Challenge Salvation Army Book Sale Twinning Anniversary Barn Dance Salvation Army Strawberry Tea W.I. Games Evening Somme Commemoration Service at Monkton Church

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22 24 10 & 20 22 18 16 5 29 31 14 & 31 29 31 11 35 24 26 22 14 & 31 30

Jul 2 3 9 16 23 23

Seventy Chamber Choir Psychic Fayre A Midsummer Night’s Dream Parkminster Summer Fete Minster Show Summer Social Variety Show

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Aug 13

Picnic at Parkminster


Sep 11

Walking Treasure Hunt (Twinning Assn)


Nov 26

Twinning Coach Trip to Winchester Christmas Market


Sarah Thorne Theatre What’s On at the Royal British Legion Minster Abbey Guided Tours Youth Club @ Pavilion Police Surgeries Village Hall Bowls Group School Page Minster Parish Council Meeting Notes Church Notices Red Recycling Bags - now at Library and not Parish Office St Mary's Church Guided Tours All Weather Playing Surface Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 24 JUNE

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Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 7 June @ 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. 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 12noon 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: Following Meeting : 5 July

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at

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Suitable for parties, small weddings, children’s parties, etc. Seating for 60-70, kitchen facilities.

Ideal for all family occasions !

Bookings via Parish Council Office

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A few months ago Minster school ran an in-school competition to make or draw a model of the rocket that took Tim Peake to the International Space Station. The 10 lucky winners were then able to attend the Space Extravaganza at Wellesley House School. Each child attending the Space Extravaganza was asked to put forward some questions they would like to ask Tim Peake directly. On the day 10 children were selected to ask their questions to Tim but unfortunately due to connection difficulties only 6 children were actually able to speak directly to him. Ellie Robertson age 7 from Minster was one of those 6 children.

Attwells Newsagents always welcome donations of pet foods for which they redistribute to Local Rescue Groups



A.J.Cliffe & Sons

Flynn Caldwell bravely subjected himself to a sponsored leg wax. Worst still, his grandfather, Bob Grove performed the torture. Flynn decided he wanted to raise the money when his Uncle Tommy was admitted last year after a long battle with cancer. Sadly his uncle passed away, but the care and support the family received from the staff was invaluable. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated and well done Flynn. Hazel Grove The photo on our front page shows Flynn handing over a cheque for £115.50 to Canterbury Hospice.

EDITORIAL What a busy month I’ve had and it’s not over yet. I can’t believe Kevin how much copy has arrived in both the post and my inbox for inclusion into this issue. I’ve added an extra 4 pages but I still had to show some of it where my shredder was as I just couldn’t fit anything else in. I know I mustn’t complain as without people supporting us with their adverts and articles we wouldn’t be here, but I just hate having to leave anything out. Now just a timely reminder that this coming Friday, 3 June, is the closing date for Scarecrow entries !! SO GET YOUR FORM COMPLETED AND SENT IN. Entries seem very slow arriving and at the time of publication of this issue we have had only 5 forms returned. Come on we need more than that, we had 30+ last year so where are they all - there’ll be lots of visitors to the village that weekend who will be very disappointed if we don’t have many! On page 25 of this issue you’ll find an article entitled ‘’ which is another project I am involved in and I’m looking for support from residents in the village. Please read the article to see what it’s all about. Finally don’t forget it’s ‘Showtime’ next month and if you are entering the Parade or intending to win some classes in the marquee or maybe you want to have a stall at the show then you need to read the details on page 8 of this issue. Well that seems to be about as much as I can squeeze in again, so it just leaves me to ask the usual question -”Where’s Zac?” Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP A BIG THANK YOU We would like to thank all those who supported our Spring Fayre on Saturday 14 May and helped to make it such a success. As a result we have now achieved the target for our new project much sooner than anticipated, which will enable us to go ahead and purchase the new equipment we have previously described: 2 x “KeelerJazz Pocket Fibre Optic Otoscopes” used to examine the ear. 2 x “Propulse G5 Ear Irrigators with Digital Timers” to decontaminate and clean the ear. As two of our nursing staff are already trained to use these devices, they will be brought into service immediately they are received and commissioned. The winners of the “Food Hampers” were Mrs. Jones from Minster and Helen from “Neals Yard”. We would also like to thank all those patients and friends who made donations to our fund, especially Terry and Nem Waldron, whose kindness and support for our Spring Fayre helped make it such a success. Thank you everyone. CLOSURE OF TWO THANET GP PRACTICES It may have come to your attention that the Surgeries in Garlinge (Westbrook) and Wickham (Ramsgate) are closing at the end June and July. This will mean that five practices have closed within the past 12 months, forcing patients to register elsewhere, and reducing the number of practices within the Thanet area from 20 to15. This obviously places immense pressure on the staff and facilities at the remaining surgeries, especially here in Minster, and therefore we ask all of our patients to bear this in mind when contacting the surgery and we ask you to ensure the service is used appropriately. Demand for appointments is continually increasing and we will be doing our best to accommodate this extra pressure and continue to work hard to maintain the standard of our service to you. In the meantime we welcome your patience and understanding. MISSED APPOINTMENTS This sadly illustrates how our resources are not being used appropriately! Last month: 50 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 68 patients did not attend their nurse’s appointment so that’s still 118 patients wasting valuable appointments and time! Why? Why bother making an appointment (difficult enough at times!) and not use it? Don’t need it - cancel it! Keep forgetting - get our text reminder service. FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY Last month patient’s responses to “would you recommend our Practice” were as follows: Extremely likely/Likely - 85%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 7%; Unsure/Don’t know - 8%. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00noon on the following days: Staff Training - Thursday 30 June; Wednesday 20 July Bank Holiday - Monday 30 May - closed all day Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times, and of course, with holiday periods fast approaching, please don’t forget to plan ahead and include all the family requiring repeat prescriptions and please don't forget your GP’s review appointment where necessary. Should you need to see a doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821 333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. 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 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049 or email:

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB The Short Mat season finished with the Presentation Evening on Friday 6 May. This was attended by 50 members and friends. Ladies Singles Champion is Sylvia Ovens, Ranges, Hobs, Hoods, Davis, and Men's Champion is Paul Churchley. The following night saw Margaret Griffiths celebrate her Microwaves, BBQ’s birthday with a party in the clubhouse, it was good to see her back following her treatment for cancer. Call us Today: 07703 553 915 A Race Night was held on Friday 13 May which was well attended and Minster Based Business enjoyed by all. The organizers were Brian and Sylvia Davis and the MINSTER POST OFFICE Open longer MC/Auctioneer was Colin Holden who performed up to his usual high 821291 to serve you better standard. Monday - Friday 0800 - 1800 The Outdoor Season is now in full swing and the results of all the matches Saturday may be found on the M.B.C. website at 0800 - 1600 . Mails Brian East has resigned as Chairman and the Club wish him well, as without . Travel Money all his efforts the grant from Sport England would not have been obtained . Money Gram and the recent extensions and improvements would not have been possible. . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits . Motor Vehicle Licence Brian Morphew New cards, wool, gifts & DIY items

Sat/Sun 11/12 June 11.00am to 5.00pm Entry To All Gardens £3.00 Lunches and Cream Teas in Village Hall Programmes Available in Gardens Church Open with Flower Displays And Churchyard Tours

LOGS Suppliers of quality wood for open fires and wood burners Barn-stored and seasoned hard wood


Contact: 01304 812 522 or 07720 727 224


June Offers

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Friday 3 June at 7.30pm Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June at 2.30pm Gilbert & Sullivan - A Pot-Pourri CALL TOM ON £10.00 paid in advance/Friends. £12.00 on the doors 01843 583 162 SPONSORED BY MILK & MORE --------------------------------------------------------Sunday 12 June at 3.00pm Thanet Light Orchestra in concert £8.00 paid in advance/Friends, £10.00 on the doors -------------------------------------------------------Saturday 18 to Wednesday 22 June Nightly at 7.30pm, except Sunday at 4.00pm Broadstairs Dickens Festival present in association with the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company A Community Production of David Copperfield By Ian Mullins, adapted from the novel by Charles Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare Services Dickens, Directed by John Goodrum. £11.00 adults, £6.00 children paid in advance. £13.00 adults, £7.00 children on the doors. Dog Walking / Cat Home Visits All seats unreserved and available from the STTC Box Office, Dickens Festivall Hutched & Caged Pet Visits Kiosk (and on line from either STTC web site or -------------------------------------------------------Locally based - references available Sat 25 June at 7.30pm & Sun 26 June at 2.30pm Fully DBS checked A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare A Community Production in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Fund 07841 379 909 and in celebration of the Author’s 400th Anniversary. Directed by Lydia Crosher. 01843 822 729 £8.00 paid in advance/Friends, £10.00 on the doors Unreserved Seating R.B.W KENT’S WATER FEATURE SPECIALISTS AND POND BUILDING EXPERTS


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TREES IN THE CHURCHYARD Some of you will have noticed or heard about three of the smaller specimen trees being removed from the churchyard. Regrettably this was necessary due to the fungal disease Ganoderma, commonly known as Bracket Fungus, which occurs on dying wood at the base of the tree and root structure. The fungus began to show itself last autumn, and has been monitored by Thanet District Council's tree officer. TDC are responsible for tree maintenance in the churchyard, and the trees in question, being accessible by the public, represented a possible risk. The amount of fungus on the surface of the tree does not indicate the extent of deadwood that it is surviving on. It is also regrettable that one of the trees, a crab apple, was in full bloom but this had the most dead heart-wood of all three. It is a common belief that trees produce their best blossom and fruit growth when under stress, such as die-back in the main trunk. A plan to plant replacement trees in the autumn will be assessed, but with so many wonderful mature and semi mature trees in the churchyard, we would need to be careful about overcrowding. Paul Willins, Parish Tree Warden

MINSTER CRICKET CLUB Minster Cricket Club started their 2016 season on Saturday 30 April and have a full season of fixtures ahead of them. Anyone interested in playing is most welcome to come and join this sociable friendly club. Please ring 07745 161 070

Weddings At L&L our weddings are as individual as our couples, bespoke design is all about personal service and the fine details and we are committed to getting these perfect for you, we understand that these details make your wedding unique to you. Events We transform venues and make your vision a reality whatever your budget, making every event magical. If you would like to discuss your wedding or an upcoming event, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Call Deb on 07837 049 047 We look forward to talking to you!

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MINSTER SHOW Saturday 23 July Theme: Roald Dahl Have you bought your Show Schedule yet? Now available at various outlets in the village just 40p - you’ll need a copy if you’re entering any of the Show Classes!! Are you or your group intending to enter the Procession from Freeman’s Road - if so you will need a Parade Form available now from Attwells Wishing To Book A Stall At The Show? Please contact Karen at Attwells (not Tues AM, Wed PM or Sat) or ring her on 07813 648 214

June 2016

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SPECIAL OFFER – Quote MM10 for £5 off ANY service! That could be a FREE BOOTCAMP! GIFT IDEAS! Vouchers & discounted New Year packages available

LIVE MUSIC FOR JUNE Saturday 4 June YELLOWHOUSE from 9pm Saturday 18 June MENTAL BLOCK from 9pm SKY SPORTS & BT SPORT

Showing on 2 Large HD Screens with Surround Sound

**All at Minster’s No1 Sports Venue** Pool * Darts * Poker

The Saddler Kitchen

Open Daily … Monday to Saturday 9am to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm Serving All Day Breakfasts, Lunchtime meals … OAP Lunch Specials served daily … Pop in for Coffee and a chat ! Got a function coming up ? Celebrate with us … fully catered for at very reasonable prices … * Free Dj with every event booked ! * Large family friendly garden with children’s play equipment Find us on Facebook for all upcoming events …

June 2016

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Minster Business Association Tuesday 31 May The 3rd M.B.A. Annual General Meeting is to be held in: The Upstairs Meeting Room The Library & Neighbourhood Centre 4A Monkton Road, Minster Starting at 7.30pm (Please access building via side door) We expect to have the new (third) versions of both our Directory and Flyer available for attendees on the evening All local business owners in Minster, Monkton, Sarre, St. Nicholas, Acol, Cliffsend and Manston are invited to attend For further information email:

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77 High St Minster Light Lunches, Homemade Cake and Cream Teas Open Monday to Friday

9.30 to 4.30 Saturday 9.30 to 3.00 Afternoon Tea Available Daily from Noon - Booking Required

Call us on: 07487 519 937 Spring is in the air! Call us for all your decorating and gardening needs to make your home beautiful. No job too big or too small. If you would like to discuss ideas for your home or garden, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Call Deb on 07837 049 047 We look forward to talking to you!

PAWFECTION DOG GROOMING SERVICES As we celebrate the 10th year since our opening we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers and their 4-legged friends for their support over the years. We look forward to your continued loyal custom in the future, here's to many more years and many more gorgeous pooches! Gemma, Sandie, Rochelle and Jamie



This Year’s May Play ‘Day of Reckoning’ was a great success, with good audiences who expressed their pleasure in the play and left with smiles on their faces. Congratulation go to Sarah Cornwell in her directing debut for a very happy and successful production, and to her husband Mark for the set and Stage Management, and much more, and to all the many others who helped with the production. Quiz Night Our next event will be a Quiz Night on Saturday 4th June at 7.30pm in Minster Village Hall, to support our nominated charity, Oasis, a local charity supporting the victims of domestic abuse. Our quizzes are always goodhearted and fun so please try to come along and join us while supporting a worthy local cause. Tables of up to eight people, £5 per head, bring your own food and drink. To book please call or email Debbie Munro 07539 295 872 Do your children want to take part in our next Pantomime? We are always looking for talented children of eight years of age or older who want to take a small onstage role in our pantomimes, and who can give up the time and commitment to rehearsals and the shows. Contact info @ giving their name, age, and contact detail, and we will get in touch with you when the auditions are set up. Chaperones We like to have children in our pantomimes and they enjoy performing, but, like everyone else, we are subject to very strict rules about the care and safety of the children involved. This primarily involves us in providing chaperones for the children during performances. This is a simple duty and might be attractive to anyone who would enjoy the involvement with the Playhouse in this capacity. If you would be interested in chaperoning children for our productions please contact us – we look forward to hearing from you.


We are still looking for volunteers to read for us every other month on a Tuesday evening. If you can read out loud (we don’t mind what you sound like, diversity is a good thing) - we’d love to hear from you Speak to Ray on 07864 345 019 or email

HOUSE CALLS FROM ATTWELLS Can’t get out, always working, can’t leave the kids or just haven’t got time? We will call on you at your home in Minster, Monkton, Acol or St Nicholas with a selection of greetings cards for you to choose from. Just call Karen at Attwells on 821363 and let us know what you require. Don’t lose your right to choose. Also don’t forget we stock office stationery, give us a ring before that trip into town, it could save you valuable time. Copier paper just £4.99. Like our Facebook page; Attwells Newsagents.

June 2016

Greens of Minster Fruit&Veg ~ Flowers&Plants ~ Sweets&Gifts ~ PetFood

• Local Strawberries • Local Raspberries • Local Cherries • Local New Potatoes • Local Asparagus • Plus at least another 24 local lines - too many to mention!

• Flowers and Plants • Sweets and Treats • Pet / Bird Foods • Local Juices • Compost • Veg / Fruit boxes available from as little as £5 – come and see

FREE local delivery on orders over £4.99 Flower arrangements for all occasions by our qualified and experienced florist 24-Hour Pre-Order Service Available (Florist on site Thursday and Friday mornings) Visit us in store, online:, telephone or email us at:

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NORTHROP DECORATING SERVICES All Interior and Exterior General Maintenance, Tiling, Plastering, Kitchen and Bathroom Fitting Local and Experienced

Contact Paul or Tracy

01843 823 646 PAINTING & DECORATING By NIGEL MATHER Your Local Professional Decorator Bringing High Quality Decorating to your home (or business) Interior & Exterior - No Job too Small Clean Reliable Service Free Advice & Problem Solving Free estimates without obligation

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Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Service Local lady experienced with dogs available for daily and weekly walks and lots of one to one individual attention whilst you are away Competitive Rates depending on requirements T.D.C. Boarding Licence ~ Minster Vet Inspected Insured ~ References available

Contact : Sarah Mather 24 High Street, Minster 01843 822 946 or 07855 871 484

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Sadly NO entries AGAIN this month! Come on he was easy to find!! He was keeping watch on the bowlers whilst they lined up for their Green Opening picture:

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‘SPOT ZAC’ COMPETITION - STARTS THIS MONTH !!! Here’s his picture so you know who to look for Our competition for the youngsters who attend Minster or Monkton schools or Tadpoles starts this next month and you should find Zac wearing his MM t-shirt, in a local business (not necessarily in the window and in a different business each month once he’s been spotted). All you will have to do is find him and submit your answer to us, at the library, stating where you saw him, your age, your school and your address. Then whoever is drawn first from our bag will be our winner. The monthly prize will be a cash award of £5, so well worth entering.



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MINSTER W.I. On Tuesday 3 May (a week earlier than usual) at 7.30pm President Sarah Eaton-Brown opened the monthly meeting and following Jerusalem discussion took place on this year’s Resolutions, the titles of which are “Dementia & Carers” and “Food Waste”. Members readily took part in a lively debate and the “For” and “Against” votes at the end. It is good to know our WI can have a National voice! Don Wilks then led us through his surprising and stunning photographic talk “Birds in a Minster Garden”. After refreshments Sarah congratulated everyone on the success of We bring the floor store to you! the Wine & Wisdom and drew the winning team’s attention We have a wide selection of carpets, vinyls to Friday 29 July when the Top Team Quiz takes place!! She and flooring accessories with a budget to suit you and Secretary Liz gave out notices and reminders of forthcoming summer events. Cakes and volunteers please for and carpets starting at just £4.99 a sq mtr the Open Gardens in June and more teddies need dressing for We have 40 years’ worth of experience our stall at the Minster Show in July. Booking is needed for in the flooring industry the Peony Walk + Craft Trip on Saturday 4 June, the Strawberry Tea on Wednesday 29 June and the Windsor trip So why not call today and arrange in September, just some of the events coming up at this busy a free no obligation quote WI group. Contact numbers Following the raffle Sarah closed the meeting with a reminder that the monthly meeting in June is on Tuesday 14 07497 799 728 / 07909 645 229 with Barry Daniels’ “My life as a globe-trotting singer” talk, Email together with our Royal celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Members were requested to attend dressed as a Visit our website on Royal Queen! and there will be cake and bubbly for the toast to Her Majesty. Diary Dates: Tuesday 14 June - Monthly Meeting - Village Hall Wednesday 22 June - Games Evening – Village Hall Committee Room Sunshine outing – see Glenda Darts – see Maria Monthly Walk – see Georgette

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION The attendance figure at our Race Night on Saturday 7 May at the Royal British Legion was rather disappointing although those who came had a great time, so thank you for your support and thanks also to all those involved in the organisation of the evening. Our Giants were on the move on Saturday 14 May, when they visited Reading Street in Broadstairs. They were present to help celebrate the revived ‘Crowning of the May Queen’ Parade and the Queen’s birthday. They proved to be highly popular amongst those attending and we thank the village for inviting them. Another little visit planned for them, weather permitting, will be on Saturday 11 June at the Village Street Party in Augustine Road, arranged by the Royal British Legion. We are hoping to get a few more people from Minster to join in our Barn Dance on Sunday 19 June from 5-9 pm when the French will be coming over. If dancing is not your forte, then just come along and enjoy the foot tapping Ceilidh music from ‘Contraband’, it only costs £5 per couple. For more details and to purchase tickets, please contact Ann and Jamie Thomson on 01843 822 156. If you’d like the chance to come and join in a Parade and visit the village of Armbouts Cappel on Sunday 26 June, please call Carol Bubb on 01843 447 706 for full details. There will be a fun fair and entertainment as well as a meal. We will subsidise the cost of the ferry crossing unless we gather a huge amount of interest, when we can then consider booking a coach. On Saturday 11 September we will be holding a walking Treasure Hunt around Minster with clues being provided by Ann and Jamie Thomson. Full details will be available in the next issue of Minster Matters. We’d like to say a quick thank you to Ray Owen who has agreed to take over the running of our website as Damian Coleman has resigned his post due to excessive work commitments. Welcome Ray and thank you Damian; you have been a great asset over the last couple of years.

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Minster Multi Use Games Area Opening Minster Parish Council are pleased to announce that the recently built Multi Use Games Area was officially opened by Sir Roger Gale MP on the 25th April 2016. The MUGA received funding of ÂŁ66,220 from Sport England towards the build cost and Sir Roger supported the application. Children, Staff, Headteacher Wendy Stone and Chairman of Governors George Box from Minster Primary School, Minster Parish Councillors, Thanet District Councillors and Kent County Councillor Roger Latchford braved the rain to attend the opening. Sir Roger explained to the children how important having facilities like this were in communities to encourage everyone to get out and play sports and exercise more. He then proceeded to shoot a few hoops with the children!

Booking the Multi Use Games Area The MUGA will be open for public use most of the time. It is available for Minster School to use for sports activities and also for clubs, groups and individuals to book for tennis, volleyball and netball. Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is unavailable to the public will be published weekly on the board next to the main information sign at the MUGA entrance gate. To make a booking please contact the Clerk – details below Please book at least 48 hours in advance Tel: 01843 821 339


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Saturday 11 June - the day begins with a Parade through the Village to the Royal British Legion in Augustine Road commencing at 12 noon from St Mary's Church led by the Viper Corp of Drums, Minster Carnival Court and Minster Giants . Augustine Road will be closed until 5pm. 12.30pm will see the start the Children's Party with entertainment for all ages including children's entertainers and various games. There will be prizes for the Best Fancy Dress, the Best Crown, a Drawing Competition, Jewel Hunt, Brand Tub, Face Painting and other activities. From 2pm to 5pm Music will be provided by the Richards Rascals Jazz Band. In the evening starting at 8pm there will be a live performance by International singing star ‘Micky Blue Eyes’ . All food provided will be free including evening BBQ - This is a free event to mark a Very Special Celebration. Please ensure that all forms are returned by Friday 27 May as there are limited places left and we do not wish to disappoint children who may otherwise just turn up on the day. YELLOW LINE PARKING (High St/Monkton Road) It would appear one of the vehicles shown parked on the yellow lines last month was displaying a ‘Blue Badge’ so we apologise to the vehicle owner for accusing them of breaking the law. The picture was submitted to us by a member of the public so we had no way of knowing. However we always remove registration numbers that may be readable so as not to make anyone a specific target and we even went to the trouble of airbrushing the driver from of one of the vehicles in the picture so as they weren’t able to be recognised. We are now led to believe that there is a possibility that yellow markings may be added to the kerbs and restriction signs erected, which would then prohibit ‘blue badge’ holders from parking. After all, the object of these yellow lines is to make the junction more easily negotiable by buses and commercial vehicles, but parking on them, by anyone, instantly negates that. It has been noted, on numerous occasions, in the short time since the lines have been put down, that some ‘blue badge’ holders who wouldn’t normally park in that area are doing so whilst ignoring empty disabled bays in the Monkton Road car park. Be aware, although your ‘blue badge’ may allow you to park on these yellow lines at present, you can still receive a ticket or have your vehicle removed if it is deemed to be parked dangerously or if it is causing an obstruction!! Finally, we would also like to take this opportunity to point out it is an offence for anyone to park on the yellow marked bus stops between 7am and 7pm any day, something else that a lot of people seem to ignore, especially when going to the chemists!! TDC parking enforcement officers are now attending the village on a regular basis and the owners of vehicles found parked illegally on yellow lines or bus stops face the real possibility of being fined. DON’T SAY YOU HAVEN’T BEEN WARNED !!!!

The Donkey Sanctuary Slade House Farm Sidmouth, Devon Mary Lord who lives at 33 Tothill St collects stamps for the donkeys. The letter she received from the sanctuary says; “Please send a huge thank you to all in the village who took the trouble to collect them” Their veterinary hospital in Sidmouth during 2014 treated 239 donkeys and 116 operations were carried out under general anaesthetic. Their companion donkeys stay with them at the hospital whilst they are undergoing treatment as they become stressed if separated. A new larger hospital in now in the early stages of development


Official Minster Matters Scarecrow Challenge Entry Form 2016 Scarecrows are to be displayed on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June 2016 (And PM : Friday 17 June for judging) Please provide the following information for each entry (BLOCK CAPITALS please) NOTE: A separate form is required for each scarecrow (you may copy this form) Forms and rules will be available from businesses displaying our poster or via our website : Name (Forename & Surname) Address (including postcode) Phone Number Mobile/Landline or both Email (optional) Age (if this is a childs entry) Confirm you have read and agreed our ‘Terms’ as set out below (simply enter YES in the box) Entry Fee (Enclosed) £3.00 per entry (delete as necessary) If emailing click option to delete


Signature (Parent/Guardian if this is a childs entry) If emailing please enter Initials & Surname Terms PAPER ENTRIES: please sign to indicate agreement of rules. Entry fee must be enclosed. EMAIL ENTRIES: the email itself will be accepted in lieu of a signature and your entry fee will be collected by the committee prior to the event, or you can drop it into the library marked FAO Minster Matters. All entrants agree to abide by the published rules of entry, as per page 2 of this document, and as displayed on our website at By entering our competition you are agreeing that the organisers may photograph your entry both for the purpose of judging and also for displaying on our website or elsewhere after the event. Please return your entry by one of the following means: Email entries: Send completed forms to: This form is specifically designed to be able to be completed online.

NOTE: Email entries MUST be received by midnight on Thursday 2 June 2016. Paper entries: Deliver or post your completed forms to the address below to arrive no later than midday on Friday 3 June 2016. No late entries will be accepted for whatever reason. MM Office, c/o Minster Library & Neighbourhood Centre, 4A Monkton Road, Minster CT12 4EA If you have further questions please email: For office use only Entry accepted

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Rules of the Minster Matters Scarecrow Challenge - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2016 1. All entry forms must be submitted to the ‘Minster Matters Scarecrow Challenge Committee’ at the library by Midday on Friday 3rd June 2016 (email entries by Thursday 2nd). NO late entries for whatever reason will be accepted. 2. All scarecrows will be judged on the following criteria: a. Reduce, reuse and recycle - where possible recycle or re-use materials. New materials used should be able to be recycled or reused. All scarecrows must be built from scratch by the entrant (no commercial creations allowed). These steps could be demonstrated by taking photographs of the process with a listing of the materials you have used. If no additional information is given beside the scarecrow, the judges will use what they can see to estimate how environmentally friendly your scarecrow is. b. Creativity and originality - judges will be looking for scarecrows with that little bit extra, it may be the materials used, the way the scarecrow has been made, how the scarecrow is displayed, or simply a fantastic idea that catches the judges eye. c.

Artistic merit - will be judged on the visual impact of your scarecrow. It may be the detail, the use of colours, and the

care with which it has been shaped or sculpted or it may simply look fantastic. The more fabulous your entry looks, the higher your score is likely to be in this category. 3. The majority of the work should be done by the child if it is a child’s entry. 4. Children’s ages will be taken into account and this information should be displayed with the scarecrow or given on the entry form (if known at that time). 5. The scarecrow can be smaller but should not be larger than: 2.5m wide x 3.0m high. 6. All scarecrows should be constructed to consider the prospect of inclement weather. 7. You can use any materials you like to build your scarecrow, there are no restrictions - with just one exception: pre-moulded or commercially available face masks ARE NOT permitted. 8. All entrants are reminded that this is a public event and all scarecrows must be made and displayed in good taste. The Committee reserve the right to withdraw any scarecrows that they deem unsuitable. Any entrant designing their scarecrow to cause deliberate offence will be disqualified and may be barred from future events. 9. Scarecrows need to be clearly labelled with their own name and entry number (Entry numbers will be provided by the committee during the week leading up to the event). 10. All scarecrows must be displayed at the front of your property and should be positioned so as it is unnecessary for anyone to access your property in order to view them. They must also be secured in a manner that they will not blow away and will not otherwise be a danger to or possibly cause injury to anyone. The ‘Minster Matters Scarecrow Challenge Committee’ will not be held responsible for any damage to Third Party property caused by the creation or insecurity of scarecrows. Owners are held solely responsible for the safety and security of their scarecrow(s). 11. There is an entry fee payable for each scarecrow. Families may enter more than one scarecrow but each scarecrow will require a separate entry form and each will incur a separate entry fee. Entry forms will be available from shops displaying our poster or via the Minster Matters website at 12. Judging will take place across the weekend starting on the evening of Friday 17th June (weather permitting) and scarecrows must remain on display over the whole of the weekend for the general public to view. There will also be a ‘Public Vote’ over the weekend and a further prize will be awarded to the winner of this category. All winners will be notified and prizes will be awarded at 6.30pm on Sunday 19th at The Bell Inn. All entrants are asked to attend if possible. The scarecrow committee and judges’ interpretation of these rules (and any decisions made by them) are absolutely final – and can’t be challenged! 13. You may take your scarecrow in after 9pm on Friday (earlier if it has been judged), if you feel it would be beneficial to do so, in order to prevent overnight weather or vandalism damage. A judges’ card will be attached to each scarecrow when it has been viewed and photographed. Scarecrows should however be replaced in the same position on Saturday by 9.30am. Saturday evening you may again take them in but not until after 5.30pm, replacing them by 9.30am on Sunday. They should remain on display until 5.30pm on Sunday. 14. Finally… The most important rule: MAKE SURE YOU ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!!

STUCK FOR IDEAS? Here are some useful web addresses. • • (lots of images of interesting characters here)

Also ‘YouTube’ has many ideas and tutorials that may help!

Scarecrows have been part of our farming heritage forever and a day. Their practical purpose in the fields is to scare birds which might otherwise eat the seeds or damage young crops. For those without Internet access here are some useful scarecrow building tips! Getting started A scarecrow is simple to make and will provide a great opportunity for the whole family or a group to share in its creation. Each one will be individual and you’ll be surprised at the personality they take on. Thinking of a name also helps to develop their character. First create a basic design and gather your material together. A traditional scarecrow was usually a crossed timber figure that was dressed and stuffed to give him volume. If you have never made a scarecrow before, you have a real treat in store. How to make a simple scarecrow What you need: Two pieces of timber, one slightly longer than the other. Nails or screws and string or wire. An old pillow case, tights or a small flour bag for the head. Needle and thread or stapler. Straw, or other material for stuffing. Clothes, from a local charity shop or from your own wardrobe! Building your scarecrow Attach the two pieces of timber together to form a cross. Make sure that the arms are not too long for a shirt or jacket to be put on later. If you are using stockings for the head, cut off the legs and put one inside the other for extra strength. Stuff it in the shape of a head. Tie the head loosely at the neck end. Paint a face on with acrylic paint or permanent marker, or stitch features with wool or thread. Slide the head onto the short end of the vertical pole, then attach to the body by tying with string or wire. An old football, gourds or cut out discs could also be used for heads. From here, use your own creativity. Drape any clothing onto the poles, stuff and tie off at the wrist, ankles and waist. Attach strands of wool, straw or other fibre under a hat. Tie gloves to the outstretched ends of the crossbar… and above all remember rule 14!!

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Fancy reminiscing, trying something new or just having a cuppa and a chat? Then Your Time might be for you. David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP Come along and enjoy our weekly activities and social club at our new bigger All forms of Services and Treatments hall in Ramsgate. available for Foot and Nail care We have lots of activities lined up in the next few weeks, including a Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, reminiscences event, which will be recorded for archive radio, and a talk Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, about life Ramsgate during the Blitz. Come along bring old photos of Thanet Infection control for Athletes foot and and memories to share. Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Your Time is every Wednesday at Centenary Hall, Hardres Street, Ramsgate, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare from 1pm-3pm and is £2 admission. Transport places available for a fee. We provide personal and reliable treatment Your Time is also looking for volunteers so if you fancy meeting and greeting, in the comfort of your own home, nursing helping with refreshments, befriending visitors and helping with activities or residential care home or hospital get in touch. To find out more contact Lou, Fran or Emma on 01843 597 115 or email: Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement See poster on page 24 Tel: 01843 866 601 Mob: 07749 999 584

We are a conservation building company that specialise in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period properties. We are passionate about the preservation of our historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of traditional methods and materials that have been used for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and women enables us to provide a service to suit the requirements of your building. Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work For free advice or a no obligation quote Please call or email Craig using the details below:

Volunteer Fair INTERESTED in becoming a horse whisperer or emergency responder? What about visiting an isolated older person, helping children to read or taking part in a festival? Thanet Volunteer Bureau invites you to Dreamland Margate on Tuesday 7 June 11am-2pm for a massive volunteers fair, part of the national Volunteers’ Week celebrations. Have a peek behind the scenes at this iconic venue, find out what’s going on in Thanet and speak directly to more than 50 organisations recruiting volunteers in everything from health and social care, criminal justice, advocacy, culture, leisure, working with animals, children, disabilities, the environment, computers, foodbanks and much more. There are opportunities for everyone. 87-year-old Thanet volunteer befriender Jeanne Webster was matched By Royal Voluntary Service with a 95-year-old for telephone befriending as she finds it difficult to leave her house. She says: “The lady I telephone is bright as a button and we have a lot in common. We talk about politics and set the world to rights.” FREE entry, FREE giant raffle, refreshments, stalls and activities. Come along and find out more! Visit See poster on page 26 Thanet Mobile Clinic

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NEXTDOOR.COM IS COMING TO MINSTER, a free, private social network for local neighbourhoods, is getting started in the UK. Nextdoor is already being used by over 60% of US neighbourhoods to privately communicate with only their real neighbours - they recommend traders, promote local events, talk about safety, find babysitters, help find lost pets and much more. They're now looking for connected, community-minded residents to become the first members (or "Founding Members") of their neighbourhood site during a private beta effort, before Nextdoor's national launch here later this summer. To achieve that they are reaching out to local Freegle Group leaders because they believe they share their belief in building community locally and would make natural Founding Members and "Leads" of Nextdoor neighbourhoods. Minster Matters Editor Ray Owen who runs two local area ) and Freegle Groups that cover Thanet ( Canterbury ( ) has volunteered to trial this in Minster and Nextdoor have already accepted everything inside of our Parish Boundary as our neighbourhood. See the map here:

By the time you read this, Minster Thanet should hopefully be up and running, as a small number of residents (22) have already been approached to become the founder members, and provided at least 9 of those have said yes then the site will now be in existence.

You can visit the US demo site here: to see what an active Nextdoor neighbourhood looks like, or there are a number of videos on youtube, here is the one Nextdoor themselves promote:

Interested? Then just email Ray at giving him your name, address and email. Next month, all being well, we will publish further details so as all residents have the opportunity to join directly.

FREEGLE Freegle, for anyone who isn’t already aware of just what a Freegle Group is or does – Freegle is a solely UK based Internet site for giving away or looking for items that may otherwise have found their way to the local tip – their basic ethos is that everything offered or requested must be FREE. This idea also started in the US where it still operates as (there are very very few locally run Freecycle groups in the UK most are now centrally controlled from the USA), however back in August 2005 many groups in the UK who were previously Freecycle Groups broke away from their US founders after the two sides couldn’t agree on autonomy for members in the UK. Freegle UK came into being and now have over 400 locally run groups with a total of over 2.5 million members across the country, more locally we have 8.5k members in Thanet and 14.5k in Canterbury. In the past month it is estimated Freegle nationally has saved over 572 tonnes from going to waste, see this page for latest update and how that figure is broken down in, a pie chart:


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ROGUE TRADER Information has been received that a rogue trader is now operating in the Thanet area. He operates by cold calling - usually the more vulnerable in our communities. The "trade" offered is landscaping and brickwork design He has been investigated by Suffolk Trading Standards The names he operates under are: Premier Landscapes, Garden Scape Landscapes and Sterling Services Property Maintenance Telephone numbers used previously 07940 773 701 and 01394 275 242 Be aware if a silver VW Golf, registration plate starts with a V, linked to this man. Please report any sightings or engagement to Trading Standards Kent via the KCC website ADVISE ALL NEIGHBOURS TO BEWARE AND STAY ALERT MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

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Articles published on these pages are written by pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 who attend Journalist Club and write about subjects they are interested in or that they’ve been studying in class YEAR 5 FRENCH TRIP From 8 June to 10 June Minster CofE Primary School’s Year 5 classes are going to France on a school trip. They will stay in a cabin where there is a swimming pool, a basketball court and they get to pick the people they want in their room. With the children’s rooms there are four people per room. Children are only allowed their same gender in their room, for example boys HAVE to pick boys and girls HAVE to pick girls. The teachers that are going to France are Mr McCarthy, Miss Smith, Mrs Morton, Mr Newgreen, Mrs Vinson and Mrs Daw. The children that are not going to France will be going to other places with Mrs Ramsden. The children that are going to France will be going to the beach, the aquarium, the shops, French schools, swimming pool, disco’s and lots more. They are going for two nights and three days. I hope I have persuaded you to go to France. By Lauren Padfield OLYMPICS 2016 As you know this year is another time for the brilliant athletes across the world to shine in the 2016 Olympics. This year it will be held in Rio de Janeiro and will take place from 5 August - 21 August. Our British athletes are kitted out and their clothing is said to be 10% lighter than it was in 2012. In 2012 we came third with 65 medals in total. Hopefully Team GB will win this year’s Olympic Games. By Ayomide Adeneye MICHAEL MORPURGO Michael Morpurgo is an amazing author for young readers and an amazing role model in the author industry. He also has the perfect books to study for a project. He has lots of mixed emotion books This is the one I recommend: Kensuke’s Kingdom (the one we’re reading in class) by Amelia ☺


HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT I have deep concerns about the environment and how it gets abused. Think of the creatures that have to suffer day after day, night after night. Every hour must be torture for them. Have you ever considered trying to help the environment? Why not try recycling things that could easily just be tossed in the bin and make something unique and awesome? Or you could collect rain water and use that to water plants when it’s warm? All of the things that can help save the environment are called conservation. If you start helping the environment and encourage others to as well, there will be less of a chance that the environment will decrease. HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT TODAY!!! Thanks for reading, written by Isla Tilly Bottle RARE AND ENDANGERED ANIMALS There are many animals in danger but I cannot name all of them. However I will name some. 1. One of many endangered animals is a snow leopard. This stunning animal is sadly hunted by poachers so they can sell their fur on the black market! The black market is a place where illegal products are sold. Who would want to by such a thing. Snow leopards fur belongs on a snow leopard and a snow leopard only. Please adopt this endangered creature with WWF. A blue whale is another animal which was slaughtered many years ago. But then they stopped dying! Their numbers slowly started increasing! People decided to help them but not all people. Some people continue the hunt for blubber. It is vitally important that we save them!


Polar bears are rare but not because they’re poached. It’s because of environmental changes called global warming. This causes the ice to melt. Polar bears can only swim for a matter of time. But, oh no you can’t adopt one. You need to participate in the Earth Hour on March the 25th. You can do this by switching off the electricity between 8 and 9pm.


Thank you for reading and please help save at least one of these creatures. Please do it for the animals, please do it for me. Together we can stop these casualties and save Mother Nature. By Charlie Miles


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Minster Parish Council Meetings (Summary of Key Points) On Tuesday 19 April, 2016, the Annual Parish Assembly Meeting was held. This entails a report from the Chairman of the Parish Council and from the Chairman of the Policy and Finance Committee, followed by questions and comments from local residents. • Chairman Bob Grove reported that the Parish Council continues to endeavour to represent the views of the residents and maintain the services that this Parish is fortunate enough to have. • Other parish and town councils in Thanet envy the range of services available to our residents which include an excellent recreation ground, including football and cricket pitches, an all weather pitch, a playground, outdoor gym equipment and table tennis, a new multi use games area and soon a new skate park. We also enjoy a variety of clubs and organisations, as well as a well maintained cemetery. • The Chairman paid tribute to the Clerk and other staff who consistently work to organise and maintain the services. • Volunteers who have helped to look after our village by litter picking in the area were thanked. • Planning is invariably contentious and all applications are considered by the council to ensure that the views of residents are put forward when TDC consider the applications. The Local Plan is still being drafted by TDC and we are concerned that any proposed development does not spoil the character of our village. • The Chairman stated that the future of Manston Airport is no clearer than it was a year ago. TDC are looking at various options including a compulsory purchase order, Riveroak have applied for a Development Consent Order and the current owners are submitting a planning application for housing and industrial development. As the whole site falls within this Parish we will continue to monitor developments closely. • Cllr. Bob Grove then expressed his thanks to County Cllr. Latchford who continues to be a supportive friend to Minster, District Cllr. Crow-Brown who ensures the interests of Minster are considered by District Council, and to his fellow councillors. • Looking ahead he reported that road improvements have finally started to assist traffic flow, supported by the Parish Council and funded by the developer contribution from the Heronsbrook site. • Village notice boards are being replaced and signs refurbished. • Cllr. John Quittenden gave the financial report, explaining that although it has been a difficult year at all levels Minster has maintained a strong financial position. • The Council Tax Support Grant has been reduced by £721, and despite an increase of 1.99% by TDC and KCC, we have only increased the precept by 0.39%, equating to .18p for a Band D household. • There has been a small increase in cemetery fees and in some hiring fees for council facilities. • There has been financial support from the council for local events and this will continue in the year ahead. The successful firework display will be held again this year. • Cllr. Quittenden thanked the Clerk, Kyla Lamb, for her work in securing grants to improve our village, and he also thanked the in house staff who maintain our open spaces and facilities to a high standard despite an ever increasing workload.

June 2016 • 25 residents were present and raised the following points:1. Areas of maintenance covered by council staff – it was confirmed that we do some grass cutting at Cliffsend. 2. The need to rebuild the car park wall at the New Inn – TDC are seeking tenders for the work. 3. Views on the proposed development of 36 units in Monkton Road – Cllr. Grove stated that he could not comment until the application had been submitted. 4. Request for a cycle route between Minster and Monkton – the main problem was considered to be funding due to the high cost of land which would need to be purchased. Although mention was made about the path from the scout hut to Monkton. 5. Removal of the gate to the play area- this had been removed for repair as older children keep swinging on the gate and breaking it. 6. Various problems relating to play areas were raised – the Chair reported that the Community Warden and the PCSO were aware and dealing whenever possible. 7. Congratulations were offered for arranging litter picking groups. (Cllr Grove coordinates a group of volunteers on the morning of the last Sunday in the month.) All are welcome! On Tuesday 3 May, 2016, the Annual Meeting took place followed by the Ordinary Meeting. Annual Meeting. • Elections of Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Chairs of the various committees took place. In short, there was no change, with Cllr. Bob Grove elected to continue as Chairman and Cllr. Danny Day to continue as Vice-Chairman. • The dates for meetings in the year ahead were also agreed and will be available on the Parish Council website. Ordinary Meeting. • PCSO Riches informed the meeting that he will be holding a monthly surgery in Minster Library, details will be advertised. He added that Kent Police are recruiting more PCSO’s at the end of the year so hopefully the village will benefit as the PCSO’s will not be so thinly spread by early next year! • County Cllr. Latchford congratulated councillors on their election and wished them well in the year ahead. He mentioned the issue of ‘Academy Schools’, which was a hotly debated subject at the time, and stated that KCC members, of whatever political persuasion, were not in favour. He reminded everyone that it was wise to take the time to vote in the forthcoming PCC elections to ensure the best candidate got the job. • District Cllr. Crow-Brown had attended an input from the Chief Planning Officer at TDC setting out the issues facing the Planning Dept. at the moment. He found it very useful and has suggested that a similar input be provided for Parish Councils. A number of local residents have complained about the road closure in the village which is unnecessary at weekends when no work is being carried out; he has taken this issue to KCC. On wider issues, Cllr. Crow-Brown said that the old Primark shop premises in Margate are to become an Art College, providing both training and employment opportunities for the area. • Cllr. Ken Gregory gave an update on the current debate in Parliament about the Planning process. • The Chairman presented parishioner Ray Owen with a KALC Community Award from the Lord High Sheriff of Kent in recognition of his contribution to the local community.

June 2016 • Cllr Grove reported that District Cllr. Hayden had now become an Independent, rather than Conservative. He also added that TDC have received a good report following a peer review and that after a difficult start TDC was now more settled and there was hope for better progress. • The official opening of the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) by Sir Roger Gale MP went well, and both District and County Cllrs were thanked for attending. • A discussion took place about the number of vehicles parking on the yellow lines around the junction of the High St. and Monkton Road, and potential action that may have to be taken. This was of particular concern as the main reason for the lines in that location was to reduce the major traffic hold ups caused in the village when large vehicles cannot navigate the junction. • At the last meeting Chris Bromley raised a number of issues pertaining to the Spitfire Way/Manston Road junction. Briefly, the response confirmed that the unsightly area is private land and cannot be controlled by Kent Highways, the broken barrier is MOD property and has been raised with them, the flooding will be resolved by the end of the year, and TDC are responsible for litter clearance but some village volunteers have been working in the area. • The Parish Council agreed to purchase second hand wood working tools to the value of £2k for use in ‘The Shed’ project planned for the village. County Cllr. Latchford’s offer to pay half was welcomed by all.

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June 2016

Church News and Service Times

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in

Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071


Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate


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

10.15am Holy Communion (CW) 5


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

6.00pm Open Gardens Songs of Praise

10.30am Family Praise

Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation

6.30pm Sung Evensong 19

at 12.00noon

10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists

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10.15am Family Service

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Communion (CW)

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Minster Abbey

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship The Abbey Chapel is open for 26

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.

A Service of Reflection and Remembrance on the Eve of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme All welcome

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Communion (CW)

Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) followed by refreshments

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster 14 May Nicola Earl & Michael Farbrace

Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster 15 May Charlotte Rose Carter (8 months)

For further details contact: Major Trevor Green 01843 822 308 or 825 178

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

9.15am Prayer Group

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

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The Isle Of Thanet Canine Society Dog Obedience Classes Kennel Club Good Dog Awards

Diary Dates 19 June - Anniversary

Newington Community Centre Princess Margaret Avenue , Ramsgate

20 Aug - Quiz Night 11 Sept - Treasure Hunt 26 Nov - Coach Trip 4 Dec - Santa Dash

Thursday Evenings 7.00pm - Puppies and Beginners 7:40pm - Adults 8:30pm - Ringcraft (Training for the Show Ring) Fee is £4 per pup/dog per class

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

Refreshments and dog treats can be purchased or bring your own and a favourite toy for fetch/play

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section

Monday 13 June

Dane Court Grammar School Broadstairs Road Broadstairs CT10 2RT CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

MINSTER WI Monthly Meeting Tuesday 14 June 7.30pm Village Hall Spkr: Barry Daniels 'My Life As A Globetrotting Singer' Games Evening Wednesday 22 June 7.30pm Village Hall Committee Room

For further details ring Ron on 07561 558 574

NEXT MEETING THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm


7.30pm A Family Heirloom, However Odd

Bingo , Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822 589

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion 61 Augustine Road EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS and bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622

Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society Next Meeting Wednesday 15 June 7.30pm Village Hall Spkr: Gordon Francis 'The Vegetable Garden, Growing For Showing' Points Competition: A Plate Of Vegetables

PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 3 July Village Hall 10.00am - 4.00pm

Lots of Stalls Mediums giving Tarot, Spirit, Angel Cards and Psychometry Readings Tombola for Cats in Crisis Tea bar open all day at reasonable prices £1 entrance, children free Come early & book your readings All profits to be sent to Animal Sanctuaries Enquiries to Kay on 01843 297 665


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June 2016

Zac’s Musings

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June 2016

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Minster Matters Issue 181 June 16  

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