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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 192 : June 2017 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 104)

Jemima's has exciting news! We have acquired additional space enabling us to expand and refurbish our tearoom! The new shop will have ample space for our lovely customers, with a snug, an extended lunch menu and lots of lovely gifts - not to mention our sunny tea garden which is open year-round - perfect for dog walkers and cyclists! Please bear with us as we will remain open while the renovation work is taking place. It is because of the fantastic village support that we are able to expand our business and we are looking forward to providing a tearoom that suits families and customers of all ages. Our phone number is also changing so please contact us on

01843 491 386 to book a table, party or afternoon tea.


‘Pay Parking’ in our 2 village car parks We believe our Parish Council need our support to try to stop this so please voice your concerns with TDC before their consultation closes on

Tuesday 6 June The weblink you need is (we’ve shortened it to make it easier for you) MM would also like you to copy the Parish Council in on any email you send to TDC the Clerk’s address is: E-mail : Find us on Google Hangouts MM Mobile: 07864 345 019

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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

June 2017

Route A | Route B

Route A | Route B

09 / 23 | 02 / 16 / 30 07 / 21 | 14 / 28

June 02 / 16 / 30 | 09 / 23 July 14 / 28 | 07 / 21 Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Library

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 Editor: Ray Owen ~ 07864 345 019 Editorial Team: All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above

Amy Murray

Asst Editor (s/rtd)


Colin Boddy



Diana Buckley



Diane Cotterill


822 394

Rodney Rose


821 965

Diane Harris


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Kevin Buckley

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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 Orbit Housing: 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 etc. (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

or email:

Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Eric James 821 744

Late payment for advertisements may Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: mean they will be omitted from the next bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31 Jemima’s Locket (Eve & Sun) bookings via issue (3 months max!!) 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.

Dates for Your Diary


Brenda Bradley 07455 588 642

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Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 23 JUNE May 27-29

Abbey Patchers Biennial Quilt Show


St Nicholas Open Gardens


Jun 3&4 3

Awareness Raising Day


Twinning Association Quiz Night

11 & 29 8 & 22


Playhouse Charity Quiz Night


Twelfth Night

11 13

Snowdown Colliery Band W.I. Meeting


22 8 12 & 29

17-18 17-18

Minster Open Gardens Minster Scarecrow Challenge - ENTRY FORM

19 15


Minster Art Group - Art Show



Salvation Army Book Sale



Salvation Army Strawberry Tea



Horticultural Society Meeting



Cliffsend Open Gardens


Twinning Coach Trip to France

29 21 & 29

Jul 8-9

Battles for Victory - Ellington Park


Ramsgate Festival



Twinning Association Quiz Night



Twinning Association Treasure Hunt


Twinning Association Race Night


Kate’s Pudding Recipe


22-30 Sept

Oct 21

What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Sarah Thorne Theatre


Parish Council Meeting Summary


School Pages


Village Hall Diary


Church Notices




Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings


All Weather Playing Surface


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Red Recycling Bags - now at Library and not Parish Office


Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 23 JUNE

Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 6 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: Next Meeting : 4 July

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at

Pavilion Hire

Recreation Ground

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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E - Team Then make sure you don’t miss the

Attwells Newsagents always welcome donations of pet foods for


Live Music Plant Stalls

which they redistribute to Local Rescue Groups


Refreshments and More






KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING Tiling, Plastering The Old Vicarage, St Mildred’s Road & General Maintenance PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS HOME DECORATING Have you been saving your tops for me? If so then I’d like to take Interior & Exterior this opportunity to say thank you very much to all of you. Local, Reliable & Experienced Thankfully most people had washed them before passing them Contact Paul or Tracy on but I have had a few that obviously missed a feel of the soapy 01843 823 646 water before they were put in the bags!!!

Anyhow that’s all water under the bridge now and I am thankful for all I’ve received to date. BUT I’m calling a halt to collecting them at least for the time being as I need to start construction before deciding if I’m going to need anymore. SO please don’t collect any further tops unless I put out another request for them. Thank you, Ray. Kevin

Flowers by Vanessa


Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, Weddings or Funerals Created with the “Personal Touch” For designs with a difference Vanessa Fairbrass (C&G qualified florist) Rose Cottage, Manor Road, St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY

Please take heed of the request on the front cover to make your views known to Thanet Council about the proposed introduction of ‘Pay Parking’ before the 01843 847 012 07934 420 837 I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury consultation closing date of Tuesday 6 June (that’s only just over a week after this issue ‘hits the streets’) so you don’t have long to write. MALOYS MOWERS It may make TDC a few bob for a while but it’ll kill the businesses in the village then Unit 4 Ebbsfleet Farm, Jutes Lane, Minster CT12 5DL there’ll be no reason for anyone to want to park here - we don’t want to lose any of Tel: 01843 825 000 our shops, so make your voice heard - YOU’VE LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO DO SO!! FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS * SALES * SERVICING * Speaking of village businesses it’s good to see another shop re-opening - No4 * SPARES * REPAIRS * Monkton Road (formerly Slaughters and then The Attic) is to become Minster IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY Hardware and we at MM wish Kevin every success in his new venture and hope that he gets the support and backing of residents - Kevin, the shop is looking good, can’t DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED AND DEMONSTRATED wait to see it stocked! VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE Sad to see we’ve lost a founding advertiser this month but we understand their worries HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY to some extent - thanks for your many years of support, I’m sorry to see you go. AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON Just leaves me enough room to ask - where’s Zac?

Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP RECENT CYBER ATTACK ON NHS Please see the separate “Information Sheet” issued on behalf of Minster Surgery, on page 5 this magazine outlining the difficulties experienced. SPRING FAYRE Saturday 13 May Thank you to everyone who came to support us at our Spring Fayre and helped make it so successful, especially those who took part in our raffle. The winner of our first prize, the hand-made Rocking Horse, was Mrs.G.Robinson from Cliffsend who was absolutely delighted as the family are expecting a new baby girl before Christmas. The presentation was made by Mr Ron Morgan at the surgery on Monday 15 May and a picture of the event can be seen on page 5. The second prize was won by Mrs Wood from St Nicholas and the third by Maria, who is an HCA at the surgery. A full list of prizes and winners is displayed on our notice board at the surgery. A NEW DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 18 November - Don't miss it! MISSED APPOINTMENTS - A VERY GOOD MONTH - THANK YOU! Only 21 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 48 did not attend their nurse’s appointment. Although this is probably due to the nice weather, school holidays and Easter, so please don't get complacent, remember, don't need it, cancel it! “FRIENDS AND FAMILY” SURVEY Thank you to all those 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. A total of 190 patients responded last month with the following results: extremely likely/likely - 89%; extremely unlikely/unlikely 7%; unsure/don’t know - 4% SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note the surgery will be closed all day for Bank Holiday Monday on 29 May. It will also close at 12.00noon on the following days for the purpose of staff training: Thursday 22 June and Wednesday 19 July. Please ensure you have sufficient medication to last you during these periods, and of course, please don't forget to include all the family who may need medication. Also check when their “Medication Review” is due. 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 from where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for all the family. For urgent/life threatening issues, please dial 999 as normal. “WALK FOR LIFE” ACTIVITY PROGRAMME The surgery is now holding these events every Thursday morning at 10.30 and we are inviting people to come and join us in a walk around the local area for about an hour or so, with the aim of meeting people, becoming more active and enjoying our community. LIAISON 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.

June 2017

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

New Spring Plants & Flowers Now In Stock From Our Brand New Local Nursery – Bedding Plants, Bulbs, Seeds, Shrubs and Patio/Hanging Basket Plants We Also Stock A Range Of Gardening Products


Unfortunately, Minster Surgery was one of many Practices in the UK that was affected by this action on Friday12 May, with over 50% of our computer systems compromised and consequently unable to be used. Our I.T. team were onsite throughout the weekend and further specialists were brought in on the Monday morning and by Wednesday 90% of our systems were back online. This obviously affected the Service we were able to provide to patients and therefore we had to introduce “emergency only” appointments, whilst also cancelling some routine ones, which regrettably caused inconvenience to some. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank all those patients who were supportive and understanding throughout this difficult period, whilst continuing to reassure all patients that every resource is being used to restore normal service as soon as possible. ISSUED ON BEHALF OF MINSTER SURGERY

We now have a brand new fridge which has enabled us to stock a wider range of our award winning local cheeses and our ever popular Kentish free range milk and cream.

ron Morgan seen here presenting his hand-Made rocking horse to patient Liaison group raffLe winner Mrs. robinson of cLiffsend 24a Monkton Road, Minster 01843 822 212

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


COMMUNITY POPPY PROJECT 2018 We would like to thank everyone who has made and handed in poppies to Attwells for our appeal. As of publication date for this magazine we have 1,715 poppies and 50 cornflowers (French symbol of memory - ‘Bleuet de France’). Many many more are needed so please keep up the good work. We also realise that you may be making poppies and still have them at home. If you would like to have them included in our monthly total, please take them to Attwells or phone one of the numbers below and we will arrange to collect them from you. ONLY 17 months to go!!!! Patterns for poppies are available from Attwells or the Internet. Happy crafting. Barbara 07874 214 279 Carol 07745 683 466 Ann 01843 822 156 Note from MM Editor: If anyone wishes to crochet some cornflowers we have an illustrated pattern that we found (after a lot of searching!) that we’ve made available here: or give us a call on 07864 345 019 and we’ll willingly print you off a hard copy.

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This is a volunteer run market that is held on the second Sunday of each month, February to August and September to December inside St Georges School in Broadstairs, near ASDA. The market has been running since September 2013 as a Community Interest Company, which means that any profit the market makes is ploughed back into the local community. The market supports local, independent farmers, markers, producers and crafters. Although we have elements of a traditional farmers’ market we also have a small crafter section at each market, showcasing handmade, handcrafted high quality arts and crafts. We hand select all stall holders, giving preference to those based in Thanet and East Kent. We currently have 4 stall holders based in Minster, 12 based in Thanet and 18 from East Kent with the remainder all coming from Kent. We have over 50 stall holders on our books with between 25-30 attending each market. We provide a free stall to at least one community group at each market in order for them to promote the service that they offer, recruit volunteers and highlight any campaigns they are raising funds for. We also offer at least one reduced fee charity stall per month where the chosen charity can sell handmade items in the craft section to raise vital funds.

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We have several volunteers who help at each market in various roles: manning our information table at the front of the market, serving teas and coffees at our market café, administration behind the scenes and running our FREE children’s activity at each market. You can currently buy a large variety of food, drink and crafts each month at the market including food from our Minster based producers, South Barn Preserves and Confectionery and Once Upon a Cupcake. Both of these Minster based producers have been with the market since the beginning. South Barn sells homemade jams, chutneys, lemon curd and handmade fudge. They also source the majority of their fruit directly from Kentish farmers and all of their fudge is made in small batches using natural flavourings to ensure a high-quality product. Once Upon a Cupcake makes beautiful, tasty, decadent, hand decorated cupcakes and large soft and gooey cookies. She brings a variety of flavours to each market and often has seasonal flavours too. We are open each month from 09:30-13:00 every second Sunday with our Summer dates being 11 June and 9 July. Check out our Facebook or Twitter where we publish information about our stall holders, community groups and children’s’ activities.


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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking?

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Swiss Roll is one of my favourite quick cakes - made and cooked in 20 minutes, it is the perfect last-minute standby! With home-made jam (and sometimes cream too!), it never fails to delight, and, if you can save some, makes a perfect base for sherry trifle.   I have successfully tested a gluten-free version using rice flour, and it is also dairy-free.   The instructions sound fiddly, but, once you get the hang of it, it is a very good-natured cake. Quick Swiss Roll 3 eggs 4oz/110g caster sugar 4oz/110g plain flour 1tbsp hot water caster sugar jam – about half a jar, warmed in the microwave Pre-heat oven to 220 deg C, and line a baking tray/swiss roll tin with baking parchment. The tin should be approx the size of a piece of A4 paper or slightly larger. Snip the the baking parchment diagonally into the corners of the tin – this helps the parchment mould into the tin better and gives a better shape to the roll. Whisk the eggs and sugar, hard, for at least 5-8 minutes (preferably in a Kenwood/Kitchen Aid mixer to save your arms!). The mixture should be really light but stiff enough to keep the impression of the whisk for a few seconds when it has been removed. Sift half the flour over the mixture and fold it in, then add the remaining flour and the tablespoon of hot water. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 7-9 minutes until it is well risen and golden brown. While it is baking, wring a tea towel out in hot water, put it onto the work surface and put a piece of baking parchment on top, sprinkling caster sugar over it. Turn the cake onto the paper, and peel off the baking parchment (if it doesn’t come off easily, tear a strip off at a time). Cut the crusts off with a knife and spread the jam over the surface. Roll up, using the paper to help you – I make a ¾ cut through the last inch of the narrower edge, then roll that part a bit tighter to get a good start, but then ease off the pressure so you have a large, light roll. Transfer (carefully!) to a plate and dredge with sugar. For more decadent recipes, go to Upcoming Events

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David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP All forms of Services and Treatments available for Foot and Nail care

June 2017

MINSTER PLAYHOUSE PROMPT CORNER Our May Play, David Tristram’s Inspector Drake’s Last Case, is now just a fond memory, though it is not a play that I will forget in a hurry! Hugely technical with a large and demanding props list, the cast and crew can be very proud of the show that we put on, to large and enthusiastic audiences.

Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Infection control for Athletes foot and Our Autumn play this year is to be The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, and the auditions will take place at 7.30 pm on Thursday 1 June at the Bell Inn. Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare


This poignant and funny play is well-known and liked for its humour and

We provide personal and reliable treatment the chord that it strikes in people of a certain age. in the comfort of your own home, nursing If you would like to take a part, whether on or off-stage, come along and or residential care home or hospital talk to us. We are a friendly and inclusive group that welcomes new members; Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement

Tel: 01843 866 601 Mob: 07749 999 584

we would be especially interested in any people who feel an interest in the more technical artistic side of drama, especially the lighting of the stage. We have excellent, up-to-date, lighting equipment that enables us to achieve effects usually seen only on the professional stage when we need them. Stage lighting is interesting, rewarding, and fun.

Our next social function will be a

Minster Playhouse Charity Quiz Night In aid of 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:

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Saturday 3 June Minster Village Hall 7.30 pm Tables of up to 8 people, bring your own food and drink Tickets £5 Booking, ring 07501 894 381


‘AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES’ Playing Favourites From ‘Shows’ and ‘The Big Screen’ SUNDAY 11 JUNE - 2.30pm Minster Village Hall Proceeds to ‘Futures For Dogs’ Admission £5.00

Children Free

Refreshments and Raffle

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Kevin and Susan welcome you to the

THE7-9SADDLER Monkton Road

The Saddler at Minster Traditional Village Family Friendly Pub BT and Sky Sports Pool - Darts Large Garden Facebook The Saddler at Minster

Tel 01843 821 331 Breakfast Mon - Sat 9am -1pm Sunday 10am – 12

Live Music Weekly Upcoming Live Music Sat 3 June Sat 10 June Sun 18 June Sat 24 June Fri 30 June Sat 1 July

60s Vibe Electric Tortoise Brad Pittance and the Pirates Paul Messenger Normans Daughter Minus Barbie


Attwells Newsagents collect all varieties of ‘ when they are available. So if you ever have any to spare please drop them into the shop - they will be put to good use locally.

Trutek Computers Ltd For All Your Computer Requirements: Repairs - Servicing & Accessories Computers Built To Specification Laptop Sales

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FAMILY TRACE - CAN ANYONE HELP? I was born Philip Ian Smith 13/11/61, adopted then became Stephen Tungate. My mum was Kathleen Elizabeth Smith, born 7/10/32 in Clapton London, died 12/2/78 Hackney - carbon monoxide poisoning, not married. Her father - Leslie Frank Smith - Private in the R.A.S.C Mother. Kathleen Florence Smith. Nee Wickens. I believe she was from Birchington and I think they were married in Canterbury. Address in 1940 - Foxborough Lane Minster but I’ve no number. I have found a brother who might be a half - James Nicholas Smith 22/3/58, now living in Turvey Abbey Bedfordshire. He knows no family history and he was never adopted. I hope someone can help as this really is my last roll of the dice its been so long, I lost 9 years searching time serving in the Queens Regiment. News of any blood relatives would be great. Thank you in advance. Steve Tungate 71 Hollowfield Walk, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 5SX 020 8841 1242 07868 184 991

ZAC’S MUSINGS Have I had the oldies worried this month? You bet I have. Just as they thought things were beginning to tick along nicely once again, what did I do? Only go and have a heart attack. Really had them panicking as it was pretty early on a Sunday morning when I collapsed and went completely rigid, but they tell me it was the scream that bought them running (I don’t remember that bit!). Emergency call to the vet and it was off to Birchington to be seen by the very gentle Simon at Eagle Vets. He spent ages checking me over and then I had a couple of jabs and he let me return home. So thank you Simon for your treatment, we are all very grateful. I’ve been pretty wobbly especially on my back legs since then and there have been quite a few days when I’ve not eaten anything, but all in all I’m trying to keep cheerful. Looking forward to a bit more sun as I love to sleep on the hot spots in the carpet as it moves across our living room. Come on SUMMER!!!

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MINSTER W.I. May is our ‘Resolutions Meeting’ when we discuss the resolutions that have been written by and voted on by members countrywide. Nicky talked about the structure of the WI so that the newer members would understand how and why we vote for Resolutions. Jan had gone to the Resolutions Lunch and is our delegate who will be representing us at the NFWI AGM in Liverpool and will vote accordingly. She talked about each resolution and gave the reasons for and against each one. Following a question and answer session and discussion members voted for each resolution. Alleviating Loneliness -voted ‘for’ the resolution. Plastic Soup - keep micro plastic fibres out of our oceans – voted ‘for’ the resolution. Forthcoming events • • •

Tuesday 13 June - WI Meeting - Gehad Honsey - Mercy Ships Refreshments at Old Oak Cottage Minster Open Gardens - 17 & 18 June Strawberry Tea Wednesday 5 July - members only


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Minster Show 22 July - please remember to support us and buy your Show Schedule at just 40p available from various shops in the Village. This lists all of the marquee sections and mile races you and your family can enter. It also contains the Colouring Competition picture and other children's sections. Remember, if your child enters any section they get a wristband for free entry to the Show, that’s a saving of £3 for each child, so well worth considering. We would love seeing their efforts on the day. Also, don’t forget the Parade!! Dig out those old prams and pushchairs then get creative and decorate them - the walking parade last year had a whole section missing!

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Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone, St Peters Road, Broadstairs CT10 2JW Box Office, Fordoun Road, Broadstairs CT10 2BN T: 01843 863 701 - – Patrons - Judi Dench DBE - David Suchet CBE - Julian Fellowes DL Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June at 7.30pm, Sunday 4th June at 2.30pm. The Sarah Thorne Musical Society presents The Mermaid’s “COWARDY CUSTARD” an entertainment devised By Gerald Frow, Alan Strachan and Wendy Toye. Featuring the Words and Music of Noel Coward. Orchestrations by Keith Amos. This amateur production of “Cowardy Custard” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD. An immense success in London. An imaginative and innovative presentation of Noel Coward’s words, music, sketches, which also shows us something of the man himself. Cowardy Custard contains not only those classic medleys and duets, but also previously unpublished material, snippets of plays and dialogues, material from his autobiographies as background and even a few of his little known poems. The result is a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the Coward achievement. £10 paid in advance/Friends £12 on the doors. —--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Saturday 10th June at 7.30pm “CUBE” CUBE – a chamber jazz quartet with Pete Rose, clarinet; Dave Robinson, vibraphone; Jamie Moore, guitars and Lisa Pentecost, double bass and flute. Their first CD, simply entitled CUBE, was launched in October 2016 with successful concerts in France, Broadstairs and Deal. At this concert they will be playing jazz variations on themes of Mozart, Paganini, Piazzolla, Reinhardt, Ellington and others alongside some original compositions by guitarist Jamie Moore. £10 paid in advance/Friends £12 doors —--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday 17th to Wednesday 21st June Nightly at 7.30pm, except Sunday at 4.00pm The Sarah Thorne Theatre Company present in association with The Broadstairs Dickens Festival A Community Production of “PICKWICK” adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, Written and Directed by John Goodrum. Join Mr. Samuel Pickwick and other members of the club he founded in this delightful adaption, specially commissioned for the 80th Annual Dickens Festival by the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company. £11.00 adults, £6.00 children paid in advance. £13.00 adults, £7.00 children on the doors. All seats unreserved and available from the STTC Box Office, Dickens Festival Kiosk (and on line from either STTC web site or —--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday 24th June at 7.30pm and Sunday 25th June at 2.30pm Theatre 54 presents a Community Production of “Breathing Corpses” by Laura Wade Amy, a chambermaid, has just found a dead body in the room she is cleaning – for the second time! £9 paid in advance, £11 on the doors.


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Official Minster Matters Scarecrow Challenge Entry Form 2017 Scarecrows are to be displayed on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June 2017 (And PM : Friday 16 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 child’s entry) Confirm you have read and agreed our ‘Terms’ as set out below (simply enter YES in the box) Entry Fee (Enclosed) YES / NO £3.00 per entry (delete as necessary) If emailing click option to delete Signature (Parent/Guardian if this is a child’s 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 1 June 2017. Paper entries: Deliver or post your completed forms to the address below to arrive no later than midday on Friday 2 June 2017. 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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NOTE: Although we are running this across the same weekend as ‘Open Gardens’ you do not have to be opening your garden to be able to take part. This competition is being organised and run entirely separate to that event. However, if you are opening your garden then also entering this competition may attract further visitors to view your garden as well. Photographs of all scarecrows and relevant prize winners will be displayed on the Minster Matters website and in Attwells Newsagents. Copies of photographs will be made available to the relevant entrants on request. 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… BUT above all remember rule 14!!

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Rules of the Minster Matters Scarecrow Challenge - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2017: 1. All entry forms must be submitted to the ‘Minster Matters Scarecrow Challenge Committee’ at the library by Midday on

Friday 2nd June 2017 (email entries by Thursday 1st). 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 16th 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 18th 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!!!!


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Minster Parish Council Meeting Summary of Key Points 2nd May, 2017 ● The evening began with the Annual General Meeting during which the election of Chair and Vice Chair takes place. The existing Chairman, Cllr. Bob Grove, announced that he was standing down and he nominated Cllr. Penny Gimes to be his successor; this was agreed and Cllr Gimes took the declaration of office. Cllr. Day and Cllr. Gimes thanked Cllr. Grove for his service to the Parish over the last 6 years, a period in which he committed a great deal of time and effort to the Parish. Cllr. Day continues as Vice Chairman of the Council. ● Chairman Penny Gimes thanked her fellow councillors for their support and said that she looked forward to working with them in the coming year. She hoped to work with her colleagues and local residents to preserve and improve the quality of life in the community. ● The ordinary meeting opened with a summary of the last month from the Community Warden, Aaron Kluibenschadl. This included reports of fly tipping continuing on the old road between Monkton and Minster and it was suggested that the parish council give further consideration as to what steps may be taken to reduce this. He also reported am incident involving a youth ‘spooking’ a horse in Monkton Road causing the horse to injure itself. Any information would be welcome. ● County Cllr. Latchford confirmed that he would not be seeking re-election therefore this would be the last time he attends our Parish meeting as a County Cllr. He was pleased that he had been able to make contributions in excess of £17,000 to the Parish to assist in a variety of ways. He also praised the local school. The Chairman thanked him for his many years of support and wished him well. ● Cllr. Crow-Brown reported that legal action would be instigated in relation to the former MOD fuel depot site. ● There was some discussion about the suggestion of a Memorial Wall in the cemetery and it was felt that further research was needed to consider feasibility. It will be considered by the Operations Committee. ● The Clerk reported that she awaits further information from Kent Highways before she can proceed with the provision of a bus shelter in Monkton Road. ● The Clerk reported that we are awaiting a meeting with TDC regarding the proposed introduction of charges at the 2 car parks in Minster. This was requested some time ago and there is some disquiet about the absence of response from TDC. (Since this date a meeting has been agreed for 18th May.) ● The Chairman again raised concerns about the road safety issues in St. Mildred’s Road which arise when large numbers of pedestrians, including many children, use the route to access the school but are put at risk by a few who drive along this road. The Headteacher has repeatedly asked parents to park in the High St. and walk through to St. Mildred’s Road but a

June 2017 few seem unwilling to do this and thus put others at risk. This is a highway so vehicles cannot be barred. The Chairman will discuss the matter further with PCSO Riches and Community Warden Kluibenschadl. Ramsgate Festival 22 – 30 July 2017 The organisers of Ramsgate Festival, Ramsgate Arts, have announced the dates, theme and anchor events for the 2017 Festival - and it’s going to be dreamy! Festival Director, Teresa Askew, has revealed the vision for a celebration inspired by Ramsgate Harbour and the unique maritime location of the town. A festival that will encourage residents, local businesses and visitors to unleash their imagination and join in a celebration of all things maritime in this fun packed week taking place alongside the historic Ramsgate Week Regatta. The Festival will provide nine days of entertainment with a great mix of outdoor arts, music, shows, exhibitions, workshops, walks and talks. The exciting plans for this year include: ● Opera on the beach – the Festival kicks off, on 22 July, with the screening of a brand-new production of Handel’s famous opera, Semele, as part of Coastal Communities Alliance, Magnae Vitae and Garsington Opera’s ‘Opera For All’ programme which is partnered with Thanet’s own Looping the Loop, through Ramsgate Arts. ● A twilight procession and magical fire display on Ramsgate Main Sands on 30 July, to close the Festival - and provide a great start to the summer holidays! ● ‘The Ramsgate Slide’, a one day installation of a 30 metre waterslide along Ramsgate’s iconic Royal Parade on 30 July, modelled on a similar installation in Bristol. ● ‘Littoral Light II’ – back by popular demand, a beautiful, temporary twilight art exhibition, uniquely set in the tidal zone of Ramsgate beach on the evening of 28 July, by the artists’ collective, Article 10. ● Evening and daytime shows for all ages and tastes, including the return of Sadie Hennessy’s side-splitting - and very adult ‘End of the Pier Show’. ● Festival Market in Harbour Parade 22/23 July and 29/30 July. ● World music and dance stage plus pop up parades on 29/30 July, including Ramsgate Rising, a showcase stage for an impressive roll call of Ramsgate Talent. ● Daily beach activities. ● A selection of walks, talks classes and art exhibitions. ● Pirate Day! – Wednesday 26 July. ● ‘Dream Marine’ - Ramsgate Festival’s float in the Ramsgate Carnival parade - Sunday 23 July. ● ‘The Newington Teepees’ - and many more surprises! Look out for more information as the programme is finalised and more details are released and contact the Festival Team if you’d like to get involved, by emailing: Ramsgate Week Regatta 23 – 28 July and starts with the famous Round the Goodwin Sands Race on Sunday 23 July. The Mayor of Ramsgate will mark the official start to Ramsgate Week by continuing the tradition of firing the cannon from the East Pier on Monday 24 July at 10am, to welcome over 300 competitors from across the UK and Europe. For more information about Ramsgate Week contact Royal Temple Yacht Club.

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING We’re looking forward to our next Quiz Night on Saturday 3 June and would like to see our many regulars and new visitors join us at the Royal British Legion Club for an 8 pm start. There are a few tables left, so book your group of 6 to 8 people with Carol now on 01843 447 706. The price is still just £5 per head which includes one of the Legion’s Famous Buffets. There will be a raffle as always. Please see our poster on page 11 of this magazine. Mildred, our Giant Nun, will be out on a day trip to support the Dicken’s Festival in Broadstairs on Saturday 17 June, where she will appear in both Parades. Come along and see her. Future dates for your diary, details of which will follow nearer the time: 25 June. Coach Trip to France – one seat left. Phone Carol for details. 22 July. We will have a couple of fun games at the Minster Show where we welcome competitors. 2 September. Quiz Night at the Royal British Legion Club 3 September. Treasure Hunt 21 October. Race Night and 3 Course Meal at the Royal British Legion Club


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St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just ÂŁ3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294 829


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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB The outdoor season is now in full swing. Home fixtures for June are:1st - Westbrook Ladies @ 2.30pm, and Cliftonville 6.00pm 6th - Ramsgate 6.00pm 10th - Barham 2.30 11th - Victoria Park 2.30pm 14th - Whitstable Ladies 2.30pm 15th  - Birchington Ladies 2.30pm, Birchington 6.00pm 17th - Chislet 2.30pm 22nd - Ramsgate Ladies 2.30pm, Dane Park 6.00pm 29th - Cliftonville Ladies 2.30pm 30th - North Kent Police 6.00pm Everyone is welcome to spectate. Friday 16th Bosom Pals are holding their evening in aid of breast cancer. Sunday 25th is the Open Day where teams of 4 non-bowlers compete for charity. Any business, club, organization or family wishing to enter this fun day, please contact the organizer Alan Pummell at the Club, or telephone Brian Morphew on 845 638 e-mail - for an entry form. Finally new members are always welcome, to obtain an application please use the above forms of contact. Free tuition given to new bowlers. Brian Morphew, Hon. Secretary

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Minster Parish Council staff work tirelessly to keep the village to the standard we are all used to seeing, but unfortunately, with government cutbacks, it is getting increasingly difficult. Minster has a small group of volunteers who look after and maintain two footpaths in the village. An even smaller group is working on the High Street car park to make it a nicer area. We are now looking to enhance the cemetery area. Do you love Minster and would like to help out? Do you have a few hours to spare per week/month? 07938 104 594 Are you aged between 15 and 100? Would you like to have volunteering listed on your University application? Are you embarking on a Duke of Edinburgh Award and require a community scheme to join? If you would like to join any of the above groups, or have another area of the village that you would like to see improved, then please contact The Clerk, Kyla Lamb at or ring 821 339.

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June 2017



Articles published on these pages are written by pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who attend Journalist Club and write about subjects they are interested in or that they’ve been studying in class

I love the summer time when you splash around in the pool with your friends, eat delicious ice creams and make sand castles at the beach. The summer an amazing time that people wait for all year long. Don’t you wish summer could be longer though well the lucky people in Africa and Australia get summer almost all year round {not fair}. Anyway let me tell you a bit about my friend who is also called Summer she is kind and funny and always lets me play with her all of the time. I hope that everyone that is reading Minster Matters has a lovely summer. By Annabelle Boucher



Recently, years five and six at Minster School had a talk from a Police woman all about e-safety. They played a game, where everybody had a sheet of paper, with the names of five different social media users on it; FootieMad16, Lozie, Cupcake, PartySam13 and MasterBuilder17. They got given a bit of information about each user, and had to decide whether or not they would make them an internet friend or not. Then, they found out more about the user. By Constance Chesters

It’s the time of the year when year six have to put their minds to SATS and then all the FUN begins !!!!!!! SATS are a very important test that help your secondary school teachers to decide which group of lesson you should go in. The teachers put no pressure on you they just want you to do your best. By Ruby O

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


Every Thursday Every Friday

Tea Dance

Dance Classes

Minster Arts & Crafts (am)

VH Bowls Group Minster Playhouse Quiz Night Ramsgate Rotary Club Pensioners Tea Polling Station for General Election

Saturday 10th Sunday 11th

W.I. Darts (pm)

Active 4 Life & Pilates (not 8th & 22nd )

Saturday 3rd

Thursday 8th

VH Bowls Group (Except 13th) Ladies Badminton

Every Sunday

Sunday 4th


Tai Chi

Every Tuesday Every Wednesday


Scottish Country Dancers Charity Band Concert

Thursday 15th Saturday 17th Wednesday 21st Monday 26th

V.H. Committee (eve) Children’s Party Horticultural Society Meeting Heronsbrook Residents A.G.M.


Minster Matters

June 2017

Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in JUNE

Ramsgate and Minster 4

Reverend Marcus Holden

10.15am Holy Communion (CW)


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

592 071

10.30am Family Praise!

Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate

6.30pm Sung Evensong 11

10.15am Holy Communion (BCP) 11

Holy day of Obligation

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

each Sunday at 10.00am 18

in Minster Abbey

10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists

For other Catholic Services please


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

see Minster Abbey below 25

Minster Abbey

4.00pm Seamark Service - new worship for all at Monkton School


10.30am Family Communion (CW) The Abbey Chapel is open for

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

Something new for Monkton

prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster

4.00pm Sunday 25 June Monkton Primary School Hall

29 April Sheila Quinney & Kevin Greenstreet 6 May Suzanne Allison & Matthew Hergest

Fourth Sunday of the month Accessible worship for all the community

Vespers 6.00pm

Come and try this new service 45 minutes to learn more together about Jesus with singing, activities and prayer followed by simple food and drink.

Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer)

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

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.

Info: Richard Braddy | 821250 |

Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster

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

14 May Harriet Farley (16 months)

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

Lieutenants Luke & Katy Johnson 01843 822308 or 825178

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

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

Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

9.15am Prayer Group 10.30am - 2.30pm AgeUK Outreach

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

June 2017

Minster Matters


What’s On…


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 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 THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm NEW VENUE!! St Georges School Westwood Road, Broadstairs CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033

Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society Next Meeting Wednesday 21 June 7.30pm Village Hall Andy Garland (Radio Kent) ‘Me, My Life and My Allotment’ Points Competition A Single Rose MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Diary Dates 3 Jun - Quiz Night 25 June - Coach Trip to France 22 July - Minster Show 2 September - Quiz Night 3 September - Treasure Hunt 21 October - Race Night

St Mary’s Church Cliffsend OPEN GARDENS

Saturday 24 June 10am to 5pm

Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

Forthcoming Events

Minster Open Gardens 17/18 June Teas at Old Oak Cottage Strawberry Tea 5 July - members only Wildwood visit to see the Bears in June/July Minster Flower Show 22 July Adopt a Teddy tombola September trip to Chatham Dockyard

Minster Art Group ART SHOW 2017 In the beautiful gardens at

THE BELL INN (opposite St Mary’s Church)

Saturday & Sunday 17 & 18 June 10am - 4pm A wide selection of paintings and prints on sale

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

Next Meeting Tuesday 13 June 7.30pm Village Hall Gehad Honsey - Mercy Ships

For further information please contact Dorothy Darby on 597 228

Come and browse or buy Everyone welcome

Entrance is FREE Supporting Minster Open Gardens

Minster Matters

June 2017

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 entrance gate. To make a booking please contact the Parish Clerk. Email: Tel: 01843 821 339 Please book at least 48 hours in advance




15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms 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 Monday-Friday

Saturday & Sunday

09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak)

09:00hrs to 21:00hrs

15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £40 hour

Off-Peak Full Pitch : £28 hour

Half Pitch : £28 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only.

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

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.

To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821 339 f: 825 869 e:

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

Minster Matters

June 2017 Est 1980


Free Quotations Tel 01843 821 147 including Answerphone


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

01843 590 111

695 sq ft office space available in converted 19th Century Farm Barn


Greensole Yard, Greensole Lane, Manston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5FG (Located through Manston Golf Centre Car Park)


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

CAR & VAN SALES TEL: 01843 869 600 MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

1.4lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatchback, met grey, cloth interior, 65k miles, as with all our cars this comes with new MOT and Full Service All for …….. £3195

08 2008 Nissan Note Accenta, Auto MPV, 1.6lt petrol, automatic,

59 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive, 1.6lt HDi diesel, manual,

one owner from new, low mileage only 63k with full serv hist, A/C, elect windows, cloth interior, PAS, RCL, integrated bluetooth handsfree phone system. All for …… £3695

LOW MILEAGE 48k with serv hist, 5 door hatch, met black, lots of extras All for only……..

06 2006 Renault Clio Dynamique, 1.4lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, met grey, cloth int, one previous owner, low mileage 51k with service history All for only……




07 2007 Peugeot 207,

VW Beetle 1200, 1975 1600cc

63 2013 Nissan Micra,

This vehicle has previously undergone extensive renovation works and has now been put up for sale, so please call for further information.

1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, black metallic, fsh, cloth int, r/c/l, elec front windows, PAS, only 51k miles, £30 per year road tax, bluetooth phone integration system All for …… £5995

1.0lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, 40940mls with serv hist, £20 road tax, low insurance group, 74.3mpg extra urban All for …

08 2008 Peugeot 308,

57 2007 VW Passat SE TDi,

63 2013 Ford KA Edge,

09 2009 Fiat 500 Pop,

1.9lt diesel, manual, 4 door saloon, 80k miles with service history, met silver, A/C, R/C/L, cloth interior and lots more All for only ...

1.2lt petrol, manual, 21k miles, 3 door hatch, £30 road tax, low insurance group, 64.2 mpg extra urban All for …

1.2lt petrol, manual, met silver, LOW MILEAGE 31k with service history, one previous owner, cloth int, this is a very economical car, road tax only £30 per year All for only...



1.6lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatchback, met silver, large boot space, 54k miles, RCL, A/C, one previous owner All for ...




63 2013 Peugeot 107 Active,



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 Issue192 June17  

Minster-in-Thanet Village Magazine

Minster Matters Issue192 June17  

Minster-in-Thanet Village Magazine