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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 211 : March 2019 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD Audio - Issue 123)

MM Mobile: 07864 345 019 : : Fax: 07011 979 875 Electronic Copy, Podcast and Blog: Find us on Google Hangouts : Facebook: minstermatters247 : Twitter: Minster Matters Published by: Minster Matters, c/o Library & Neighbourhood Centre, 4A Monkton Road, Minster-in-Thanet, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4EA UK


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Waste & Recycling

March 2019

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March 01 / 15 / 29 | 08 / 22 April 12 / 26 | 05 / 19 Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Library

MINSTER - How To Find Us Copy for any issue of Minster Matters For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the Village must be received (at the very latest !!) the Library at 4A Monkton Road by the 3rd Friday of the preceding month Copy date for next issue shown at top of is the approximate Centre of the Village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA ‘Diary of Dates’ on right of this page GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the Village Square are TR 309 647 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E Co-Editor: Ray Owen ~ 07864 345 019 Useful Numbers and Contacts Co-Editor: Amy Murray ~ 07519 704 254 Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Editorial Team: All members except Accounts Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 can be reached through the email address above PCSO: Adrian Butterworth 07966 308 781 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Sub-Editor Diana Buckley ---------Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Snappy Diane Cotterill 822 394 Orbit Housing: 0800 678 1221 Accounts Rodney Rose 821 965 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Advertising Diane Harris 826 048 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 Proofing Kevin Buckley —------(appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am)

You can leave hard copy for us at the Library or send it via snail mail to: Minster Matters c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA

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Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village: Show: 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 all of the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339 Sizes quoted above are approximate Old Schools: bookings via Colour price is the same for both single Pat Hogben 822 082

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

Monthly Circulation - 2500 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: The Editors reserve the right to alter, omit or hold over copy as they see fit. Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editors and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E. We apologise in advance for any errors that may creep in, or omissions that may creep out - honestly we don’t do it on purpose!

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Village Hall: bookings via Eric James 821 744 Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31 Jemima’s Tea Room (Eve & Sun) bookings via Brenda Bradley 07455 588 624 MM Subscriptions Copies of the Magazine or CD are now available on subscription to all non- residents, worldwide. Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :Single Issue £2.40 CD £2.20 Annually (11 issues) £24.00 CDs £22.00 Costs to an overseas address are available on request, and we will be pleased to quote for this service. Our mailing details are shown in the left hand column on this page.

Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 15 MARCH MAR 5

Louie’s Helping Hands @ The Saddler



Twinning Association Quiz Night @ RBL



WI Meeting



TOFF Meeting



WI Wine & Wisdom



Minster & Monkton Garden Club



WI Coffee & Chat



Paws 4 Pilgrims Dog Show



Psychic Fayre


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Minster Bowls Bingo Evening Men’s Supper Club Doctors Surgery Closed from Midday Thanet Festival Choir Minster & Monkton Spring Show

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Great British Spring Clean


Minster Surgery Hours


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What’s On at the Royal British Legion


What’s On at The Saddler


Flag Flying Diary Kate’s Pudding Recipe Sarah Thorne Theatre

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Church Notices Village Hall Diary WHAT’S ON PAGE Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings All Weather Playing Surface St Mary's Church Guided Tours

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Minster Parish Council

next Meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 5 March @ 7pm

in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. There is also a 15 minute period at the end of each full council meeting for the public to be able to ask questions. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30am to 3pm weekdays; however due to commitments that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring first to ensure the office is manned tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: Next Meeting: 2 April

Meeting dates 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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Minster Matters are still looking for someone (or two) to help us with our audio recording once a month, or again maybe every other month, at The Holiday Inn on a Tuesday evening. We just need you to watch that the recording is happening successfully on our laptop, noting any mistakes made by our volunteer readers on the supplied script, then delivering the recording and script to our audio editor. This usually takes about 1.5hrs from 7.30 to 9pm. Interested in helping us with this? Think you may be able to help but want more information? Then please do get in touch, we are waiting to hear from you! NORTHROP SERVICES Please ring/text us on 07864 345 019 KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING or email

MOBILITY SCOOTERS AND WHEELCHAIRS Mobility scooters, wheelchairs, rollators and a few smaller disability aids are available for loan to Minster residents and members of their families. We will also consider requests from residents in neighbouring villages. We make no set charge but are open to receiving voluntary donations to help keep the equipment maintained. Thank you to everyone who has helped in some way to make this a success and if you or someone you know needs to borrow any of these then please do get in touch. We are still looking for a small amount of overspill storage space for up to 2 mobility scooters and possibly a couple of wheelchairs if anyone is able to help. Even space for 1 scooter would ease the pressure, thank you. Finally, we are in the market for a donation or two of ‘self-propelled’ wheelchairs, we’re often asked for these but we only have one which is out on a long term loan Please ring/text Ray on 07864 345 019, 07914 623 287 or email if you would like to borrow one of these at any time, or you have something you’d like to donate. Thank you.

Don’t Forget It’s Mothering Sunday On March 31st Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £30 Book now to avoid disappointment

07976 834 250 Many other

Beauty Treatments available Call for details or go to (Minster based business)

Tiling, Plastering & General Maintenance HOME DECORATING Interior & Exterior Local, Reliable & Experienced Contact Paul or Tracy 01843 823 646

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

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Pawfection Dog Grooming Service All Breeds Welcome Kind Professional Service Fully Insured Professionally Trained

Gemma & Sandie 69 High Street, Minster, CT12 4AB

01843 825 841

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP OUR 10th ANNUAL SPRING FAYRE To recognise the 10th year of our fund-raising events we are hoping to make this year’s events even bigger and better. Our Spring Fayre is being held on Saturday 11th May. Please see our poster on page 7 of this issue. Some tables are already sold, so book early to avoid disappointment. OUR NEW PROJECT - YOU DECIDE! We will be launching our new project in time for our Spring Fayre, so would like your help please. What additional facilities or equipment would you like to see at the surgery? What do you think would benefit you and your family the most? Please let us know - we welcome your feedback and all suggestions will be put on display on our notice board. Genuine and serious ones only please. WE NEED YOU! Following the introduction of new roles and responsibilities, the PLG are looking to recruit new members on to our committee and also to help at our fund-raising events, so why don’t you come and join us. Please see our advert on page 26 for further details or contact the numbers shown below.


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Coal - Kindling - Kiln Dried & Seasoned Logs Gas Fires - Gas Bottles - Dimplex Fires Live Displays Waney & Closeboard Fencing Panels & Concrete PAINT MIXING MACHINE; CARPET CLEAN HIRE; KEYS, GLASS & Crown 7.5L White Matt Emulsion Dulux 7.0L White Matt Emulsion Crown 2.5L White Gloss Bosch Cordless 18V 2.0AH LI-ON 2 Batteries Professional Dewalt 700W Percussion Drill Black & Decker Lithium Charger & Batteries Daewoo Stove Effect Heaters Oiled Filled Heaters Brayford Dimplex Stove Heater Bulk Bags Seasoned Logs Small Netted Bags Seasoned Logs Large Bags Kiln Dried Logs Log Baskets Fire Guards Rentokil Rat & Mouse Killer 8’x4’ 18mm O.S.B 8’x4’ 11mm O.S.B 8’X4’ 12mm W.B.P Plywood Sleepers 200 x 100 x 2.4m Tanalised 4”x2” Tanalised 8”x2” Tanalised Bulk Bags Sharp-Ballast Building Sand 25kg Salt Tablets 1700 x 700 Steel Baths Pair Bath Taps Trade Mono Lever Taps Kitchen Sink Mono Mixer Tap

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SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Staff Training; from midday onwards on Thursday 28th March, Wednesday 24th April and Wednesday 15th May. Bank Holidays; all day - Good Friday 19th April and Easter Monday 22nd April. Should you need to see a doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service direct on 111 to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening issues, please dial 999 as normal. MISSED APPOINTMENTS - GP’s UP! NURSE’S DOWN! 31 patients did not attend their GP’s appointment and 39 did not attend their Nurse’s appointment, so that’s still 70 missed and wasted appointments, costing the NHS £11,200. So, a plea, to all our patients: Don’t need it? Cancel it. It’s so easy: by phone, text or online - just do it, please. FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY All practices have to submit a monthly report to NHS England of their “Friends and Family” responses and we report these figures regularly in this newsletter for your information: Last month A total of patients responded to “Would you recommend our Practice” as follows: Extremely likely/Likely 87%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 6%; Unsure/Don’t know 7%. 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 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049.

March 2019

SPEEDWATCH Since my retirement from running Minster’s last Fresh Bakery (there used to be four), I have been able to observe more of day to day life and seeing some vehicles tearing up Tothill Street, most probably over the speed limit, divers on mobiles, no seat belts etc. I’ve a wish to make life safer for everybody. Speedwatch works! In villages across Kent repetitive speeders have lost their licences after driving through speed traps too many times, but on the whole, it acts as a reminder that we have speed limits for a reason and we are all safer, when we all comply. If we can attract another 6-8 potential volunteers, we can make Minster a safer place for young and old to live. We can constantly be reminding drivers week on week, that there are consequences to speeding in Minster. So what does it take? You would commit to a maximum of 2 hours per week, be able to pass an online test, set by Kent Police(not hard, but exacting), we don’t go out in the rain or times of other bad weather, but we need to be out in Minster 2 or 3 times a week, in different locations. If we can do this the Speedwatch works. The age range of most speed watchers tends to be people of retirement age, but there is no reason why younger people with a community spirit cannot get involved. At the moment I go and help with other speed watch groups in Thanet, we do have events in Minster, but not enough to make a difference. Am I a “Do Gooder” with too much time on my hands? If you think so, that’s fine. On the whole there’s a lovely bunch of people, young and old, in Minster, however we have a few selfish drivers who ruin it for the rest. Remember ‘More Haste, Less Speed! For more information contact Rob Searle, Speedwatch Coordinator, on 07491 621 949 Thank you for reading, please come and join us. Bruce Trent

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CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND UPDATE The Committee of The Old Vicarage Events Group recently met up with Debbie Chapman of Louie’s Helping Hands Charity, where they were delighted to present a cheque for £2,500.66 The cheque was very gratefully received and will help immensely with the ongoing build of the new Special School at Quex Park. We wish them every success with the build and forthcoming opening of the school and are happy to raise further funds at future events for this very worthwhile charity.

Thomas Hunter Goldie ‘HUNTER’ 11-7-1929 – 9-1-2019 Joyce and Family would like to thank all members of our family, friends and neighbours for all the kindness that has been shown to us. Thank you also for the messages of support, cards, flowers and donations which will be going to Minster Surgery. Special thanks go to Dr. Stern, Dawn and Claire for the support and care Hunter received from them all through his illness. Thank you all again. Yours sincerely, Joyce, Andrew and Family

£15* per treatment

Thank you… Dear Editor, I’d like to congratulate our local builder Kevin Smith and his team, on the excellent rebuilding of our Village Hall wall that had been destroyed previously. Thank you very much, keep up the good work. Mrs. P. Parkinson

Our lawn care programmes will provide a lush, green and weed-free lawn from just £15* per treatment.

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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 821 363 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 £5.50. Like our Facebook page; Attwells Newsagents.

Welcome to this month’s slot. May I take this opportunity to remind residents of the increased amount of cold calling we have in Thanet. There are a number of reports of persons going door knocking offering roof and driveway work. This ranges from small repairs and cleaning to full blown laying of driveways. Generally this service is offered at a reasonable cost but once complete the price rises to an extortionate amount. Police have issued a five-point check-list: 1. Don't allow anyone to pressure you into agreeing to have work carried out.

Covering Thanet and surrounding area DVSA Approved Driving Instructor DBS checked Lessons for beginners through to refresher Pass Plus and Motorway tuition Beginners special: First 4 hours £60! Enquiries at Call Richard on 07753 449 866 Find us on Facebook at IntoGearDriving

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2. If you ask them to leave and they don't, call the police on 999. 3. Don't ever go to a bank or cashpoint with a trader; legitimate traders would never do this. 4. Use reputable traders who are members of the KCC Trading Standards approved-trader scheme, run in partnership with Checkatrade. 5. Ask for quotes in writing and check that the trade’s person is from the company they say they are from.

999 and 101 numbers explained


Do you suffer from Corns ~ Callus/Dry Skin ~Fungal Infection Thickened Nails ~ Ingrowing Toenails Unable to cut your own nails? All treated in the comfort of your own home Evening and Weekend Calls Available

07773 053 714 or 07570 791 953 Debbie Mardell SAC Dip FHPT * SAC Dip FHPP * MRFHP

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

Tel: 822 946 Mob: 07811 780 492 24 High St., Minster CT12 4BU


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

The emergency number 999 should only be called in emergencies, when an immediate police presence is needed. These include cases where: ��

A crime is in progress


A crime appears to be imminent


A suspect is at a scene or nearby


There is danger to life or property

The 101 service is for reporting minor and non-emergency crimes where immediate or high-priority response is not required, such as: ��

To report a crime, if the suspect is no longer in the area


To offer evidence for an investigation


To give the police information about a threat of crime


To make an enquiry to the police Calls to 101 cost a fixed fee of 15 pence per call from landlines and mobiles, regardless of time of day or duration.

MAX CARPET CLEANING CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY A completely dry carpet cleaning service! And that means: No more damp or wet carpets! No danger of colour-run or shrinkage! No chance of sticky residues which can attract the dirt! Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets! (Upholstery and leather cleaning service available) For quotes please call:-

01843 833 707 07727 684 300 On Facebook - @maxcarpetcleaning Fully Insured

MOBILE HAIRDRESSER For all your hairdressing needs, and in the comfort of your own home PHONE DIANE: PHONE DIANE:

01843 840952 or07546 07842 558 427935 01843 840 952 or 161

From Perms to Cuts, Highlights to Sets, Ladies, Gents and Children welcome

March 2019

Abbey Patchers Biennial Quilt Show 2019 St Mary's Church Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4BX Saturday 25th May Sunday 26th May Monday 27th May

10.00 – 5.00 12.00 – 4.30 10.00 – 4.30

Sales Tables, Traders, Tombola, Refreshments Raffle Quilt (St Mary’s Church and Pilgrims Hospice) Entry £1.00

E K Handyman All your DIY needs catered for incl. flat packs, decorating, kitchen and bathroom fitting, all types of flooring. No job too small. Free Estimates

Tel: 07778 936 451 or 01843 639 651

Jemima’s Tea Room and Boutique

77 High St Minster Tel 01843 319206 Come and enjoy our freshly prepared Breakfasts, lunches and Homemade cakes In a comfortable friendly atmosphere Open Monday to Friday 9.15 - 4.30 Saturday 9.15 - 3.00 FULLY LICENSED

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Based in Manston Village Reupholstery Service available Cottage Suites, Chaise Longue, Fireside Chairs, Dining Chairs, Footstools, Headboards etc. Sagging Seats, Flat Armpads, Water Marks on Cabinets, Tables, Chests of Drawers Help May Be At Hand!! I also make Luxury Children’s Chairs and Sofas for small breeds of Dogs and Cats

Phone: 01843 491 452 Email:

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Driveways, Patios Fencing, Decking Resin Bound Surfacing Gary:- 07834 594 599

( A Minster based business)

BS7671 Qualified Electrical Engineer

Facebook doesn’t appeal to you? Then try our network which is private and dedicated to just Minster & Local Villages Go to: Invite Code: RVYDEW

Jamie-Lee’s Pet Parlour Minster My name is Jamie-Lee and I am a professionally trained Dog Groomer, with over 5 years of experience working in a busy salon. I provide a high standard of grooming using the best salon equipment and products. All grooms are done to the breed standard in a homely relaxed one to one environment.

50% off your dog’s first groom Loyalty scheme available Tel: 07928 619 101 Email: Web:

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All Electrical Work Undertaken Free Quotations ~ Competitive Prices Quality Workmanship ~ Fully Guaranteed

Call Nic 825 094 / 0771 458 0978 36 Tothill Street, Minster

Kaye Dunbar, Gold Travel Counsellor

Your personal Travel Expert

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You can now enjoy The Corner House Minster on a Monday Tel. 01843 823000


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MINSTER WI February’s meeting was a craft and social. The NFWI is a founding member of The Climate Coalition (TCC), a group of over 100 organisations and over 15 million people working for action on climate change. Every February the NFWI encourages each WI to ‘Show the Love’ for all they want to protect from climate change. Members could choose to do book folding, tile painting, making felt decorations which all had a heart theme - refreshments were a variety of delicious homemade cakes. Dates for your diary 12/03/19 WI Meeting-Pelvic Floor-John Shervington 16/03/19 Minster WI Wine and Wisdom 23/03/19 Minster WI Coffee Morning-all welcome


Opening Times Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 1pm . Mails . Travel Money . Money Gram . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits . Motor Vehicle Licence . Cards/gifts, wool & DIY Items

The 133rd Minster Show will be held on Saturday 20th July from 1pm and the Committee are making many additions and changes this year. We wish to involve the surrounding villages more and will be holding a Tug of War competition hopefully with teams from the villages. There will be several new classes in the Show Tent to include Lego models, container displays and a valuable prize draw for entries, as well as the more usual produce classes. There will also be more games for children and adults, including a coconut shy, tin can alley and many more together with the usual Parade into the ground. Arrangements are under way for a Vintage Motor Cycle display, exhibition stalls and the usual collection of various local organisations and trade stalls. More information to come. The Committee want to make this a special fun day for all the family and are very grateful for the immense amount of local help it receives but we are always looking for more. If you are willing to help, before or on the day, say to run a stall or help with the event, please speak with Karen at Attwells Newsagents



Special rates for O.A.P. Pedicures Sunbed Offers Gift Vouchers Available

Suppliers of quality wood for

01843 826 308

70 High Street, Minster

open fires and wood burners Barn-stored and seasoned hard wood


Contact: 01304 812 522 or 07720 727 224

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will be closed for 2 weeks during March for annual holidays - reopening on Saturday 23rd - please see shop window for full details

Hello MM team, On a recent trip to visit some old Minster friends in the Seychelles, we came across this poster and thought it was worth sharing with all our friends still in Minster. With all the terrible rubbish blighting our roadsides, maybe it's timely.

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Hair by Nikki Professional Hairdressing brought right to your door I am a local mobile hairdresser with over 20 years experience Professional Services at reasonable prices

Call: Nikki Sutherland

07834 197 794 Facebook: Hair By-Nikki

GARDEN SERVICES 4 YOU 01843 570 553 or 07725 819 407 LANDSCAPING & GARDEN MAINTENANCE Hedge Cutting and Pruning ▪ Lawn Care, Grass Cutting ▪ Fertilisation ▪ Moss Control, Weed Killing ▪ Fencing, Patios ▪ Patio & Decking Power Cleaning ▪

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB In the Leagues both the Hinds and the Abbots are lying in 10th position and need good results from their last matches to avoid relegation. from Div 1 and Div 2 respectively. The Monks are still in 2nd place in Div 3 with a chance of promotion although they are threatened by Macknade Monarchs who could pip them. The "In-house" competitions - Ladies Singles and the Mixed Pairs have reached the Finals stage. On the social side there will be a Bingo Evening on 27th March, and on 26th April an evening with Mandy Winters supported by Paul Cornwall, tickets £7 Please contact Min Smith (Thanet 822 589) to book tickets - everyone welcome! Anyone who would like to try their hand at "Short-mat" and/or the outdoor game please contact me at

MINSTER CRICKET CLUB Congratulations to Minster Cricket Club who for the first time reached the Kent Area Indoor Finals played at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury on Sunday 3rd February 2019. Sadly they got knocked out by Broadstairs in the semi-final but it is still a great achievement for a small village club.

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Kevin P. Smith YOUR LOCAL BUILDER For all your building requirements, extensions or loft conversions, driveways and walls For a visit and a free quotation give me a call

t: 312 010 m: 07989 578 169

DENTURE REPAIRS Pet and Domiciliary Service Going Away? At work all day? Going into hospital? DAILY VISITS PADS offers a trustworthy and secure service for the care of your home and pets when you are absent Fully Insured - References on request

Please call 01843 850 165 or ring 07889 202 302

Same Day Denture Repairs ● Carried out by a local Dental Technician ● Collected and returned ● Same day service

£40 Contact: 07967 314 935

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OIRO £935,000



An immaculately maintained modern detached house. Five bedrooms, three en suites plus a family bathroom, three reception rooms plus kitchen/diner, utility room. There is also a large 35 foot games room and an integrated double garage. EPC Rating: C

Delightful detached Grade II Listed thatched cottage with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms plus farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room. Large gardens with garage and parking for several cars. No chain





A pretty double fronted detached bungalow offering two double bedrooms, bathroom, good sized sitting room and a kitchen/diner. EPC Rating: D

A well presented semi detached house close to the heart of the village and offering three bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room and a kitchen/diner. A good sized rear garden and off street the parking to the front. Available with no forward chain. EPC Rating: D




Rarely available!! Deceptively spacious detached cottage set right in the heart of the village offering two bedrooms, each with an en suite shower room plus two reception rooms, kitchen and downstairs w.c. and a pretty courtyard garden. EPC Rating: D


A pretty double fronted detached bungalow offering two double bedrooms, bathroom, good sized sitting room and a kitchen/diner. EPC Rating: D




All aspects of tree surgery Reductions - Felling Pruning - Hedge Cutting - Planting Site Clearance - Woodchips & Logs £5 million Insurance

01843 825 190 / 0780 127 3138

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CAN YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS TO HELP SPRING CLEAN YOUR LOCAL SURROUNDINGS? Along with Davina Ransom from Monkton, we are planning to organise a group on Sunday 14th April, 2-4pm to clean the old road alongside the A299. Fancy joining us, for part or all of the 2 hours, whatever you feel you can do? Or maybe organise your own clean up locally? Katy Andrews Editors note: If we hear of any other groups or individuals organising something locally for GBSC we will publish details on Nextdoor and the Minster Parish Council websites to give you all a chance to join in. So, if you’re thinking of getting involved please let us know so we can tell others.

07938 104 594

Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare Services Dog Walking / Cat Home Visits Hutched & Caged Pet Visits Locally based - references available Fully DBS checked

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MEN’S SUPPER CLUB Wednesday 27th March 7pm for 7.30pm in the CHURCH OF ST MARY, MINSTER £8.50 for a two-course meal and a drink Supper will be served in the Church whilst the Bell Ringers ring After supper there will be an opportunity to visit the Bell Tower to watch the Ringers practice and maybe even have a go! Come along and meet old and new friends Please phone Peter to book your place at the Supper Club on 01843 447 692 or 07981 184 224

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Saturday 9th

Normans Daughter

Saturday 16th

Leigh Highwood Band

Sunday 17th

Band TBA 5pm - Guinness £3.50 per pint Saturday 23rd Choose Friday 29th

Moroccan Mole

Saturday 30th


Sunday 31st

Mother’s Day Roast - Mum’s Eat Free

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Over the years the Twinning Association has accumulated many items that have been presented to us by our friends in Armbouts-Cappel, an expression of entente cordiale between the two villages. Although the items have been well looked after over the years there has never been a permanent place to display them. After a Committee Meeting in late 2018 we decided to rectify this situation. The Village Hall Committee kindly gave us an area in the entrance hall and we commissioned Chris Hogben to build a display cabinet that would blend sympathetically with the existing furniture. On Saturday the 9th February we had the official unveiling of the cabinet, carried out by Penny Gimes, Chairman of the Parish Council and Malcolm Bubb, Chairman of the Twinning Association and attended by members of the Committee. We would like to thank the Village Hall Committee for their backing of this project and Eric James for his help and assistance, particularly with setting up the curtains for the unveiling, also to Penny Gimes for giving up her time on a Saturday evening. Next time you are in the Village Hall, or nearby, do have a look at the various artefacts we can now display for all to see. FORTHCOMING EVENTS: SATURDAY 9th MARCH A QUIZ EVENING AT THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Teams of up to 8 persons, just £5 per person including a buffet. 7.30pm for 8.00pm Booking essential on 07745 683 466 SUNDAY 30th JUNE DAY TRIP TO ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL, FRANCE, just £10 per person. We are taking a coach on a day trip to ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL (about 30 minutes from Calais) for their Ducasse (village fair) where you can see what our French neighbours get up to at the weekends. As well as a reception on arrival and lunch, there will be entertainment throughout the day. This will be a fun day out and better still we have set the cost at just £10 per person. So, if you are interested don’t delay and ring Carol on 07745 683 466 to secure your place. Please note you will need a valid passport to travel on this trip. In the last issue of Minster Matters we asked for local artists and crafters to participate in the Armbouts-Cappel Art Exhibition at the end of March and we have now received a good selection of items that have been taken to France, so sorry if you missed out on having your chance to exhibit internationally.

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Thanet Over Fifties Forum: Residents flock to TOFFs Meeting on Living with Dementia Over 60 people turned up for last week’s meeting of the Thanet over Fifties Forum (TOFFs), held at the Trinity Resource Centre in Margate, to hear about the support available to those living with dementia and their loved ones in Thanet. Speakers for the day were Admiral Nurse Jade Garlick, a qualified mental health nurse for 12 years and Niall McLaughlin, a senior lecturer in mental health nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Ms Garlick spoke passionately about the work of Admiral Nurses, who are funded by the charity Dementia UK and she recommended the Dementia UK Helpline as a valuable resource and a caring ear for families. Telephone: 0800 888 6678 - Email: TOFFs coordinator Pauline Petitt said: “We were very pleased that so many people were able to attend this meeting and access information on a subject which affects so many individuals and families in Thanet. Feedback on the day from those present told us that the TOFFs meeting proved highly effective at demystifying the support available, both for people who have dementia and their families who care for them. The link between hearing loss and dementia, and what can be done to reduce this, was also very informative.” Many of the excellent dementia support organisations were present at the meeting. These included: ● EKIDS, East Kent Independent Dementia Support: ● Age UK Dementia “Drop in” the last Friday of every month. Tel: 01843 223 881 ● Memories, memory stimulation through activities, reminiscence and singing: 01843 220 925 ● Bright Shadow, fun fortnightly creative sessions: ● Thanet Dementia Hub at Trinity: ● Thanet Community Support Partnership puts people in touch with the services they need via our simple and easy-to-use referrals service. Tel: 01843 609 337 For more information call Pauline Petitt at Kent Coast Volunteering, Thanet Over Fifties Forum, on 01843 609 337 or email The next TOFFs meeting is on 13 March 2019 at 10.30am at St Peters Memorial Hall. Paul Gibbons of Kent Coast Volunteering will be talking on how volunteers can make a really big difference to communities, followed by Susan Elliot talking on the St Peter’s Village Tours, and the fantastic contribution made by volunteers.

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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking? Unexpected, hungry visitors? Rock cakes! Easy to make, easy to eat, and they don’t have to look beautiful. They are also especially good for young children to make, as they are simple to put together, and a great introduction to cooking. I remember one of my sisters learning to cook, and there wasn’t a surface that didn’t have flour on it by the end of the afternoon… and that one’s now a trained cook. Orange and Stem Ginger Rock Cakes 8oz/225g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger (or more for a real kick!) 4oz/100g butter cut into small pieces 4oz/100g Demerara sugar zest of 1 orange 3oz/75g golden raisins/sultanas 3oz/chopped stem ginger 1 egg, beaten plus a little milk

MINSTER FLAG FLYING DIARY For March/April On all other dates we will be flying the Village flag Mar 1

Red Dragon

St David’s Day

Mar 10


Prince Edward (55)

Mar 11

Union/New Zealand Commonwealth Day

Mar 17

Irish Tricolor

St Patrick’s Day

Apr 19


Charles & Camilla’s Wedding Ann

Apr 21


Queen’s Birthday

Apr 23

St Georges Cross

St George’s Day

Apr 29


William & Catherine’s Wedding Ann

Preheat oven to 200 deg C, and line one large or two small baking trays with non-stick baking parchment (or grease the trays). This will make about 12. Sieve the flour, spices and baking powder. Rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs (you could also do this in a mixer, pulsing at low speed). Stir in the sugar, orange zest and fruit. Pour in the beaten egg and mix it in gently (again, quick pulses). You will probably need to add about a dessertspoon of milk, or slightly more (especially if you use gluten-free flour). The mixture should be stiff and crumbly (the clue is in the name!). Drop the mix in tablespoon sized lumps onto a baking sheet – you can shape it with a fork, but it should look craggy and rough. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack – when they are straight out of the oven, the cakes are quite soft and will spread a little, so use a fish slice to pick them or up or they will break. For hundreds more delicious recipes go to


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Grilled Grilled Fish Fish Sea Sea Bass Bass Special Special including including Jacket Jacket Spud Spud or or Chips Chips £7.50 £7.50 King King Prawns Prawns in in Batter Batter £3.50 £3.50 Calamari Calamari Rings Rings £3.90 £3.90 Prawn Prawn Cocktail Cocktail £4.95 £4.95

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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

Saturday 2nd March at 7pm “TEA DANCE” Put on your dancing shoes for a great evening. Tickets: £7 each pay on the night, cash only. Licensed Bar available. Saturday 9th March at 7.30pm “PERIL AT SEA” a new play. The greatest storm in living memory blasts the English coast. Striving against the howling winds and pounding waves, a lonely boat struggles on. Those left behind wait impatiently, huddled together, isolated and unfamiliar. As the storm rages, stories, memories, songs and myths tumble out of the night, capturing a life lived in and around the sea. Tickets: £15 paid in advance/Friends, £17 doors. Sunday 10th March at 6.30pm Merry Opera present Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” Tickets: £14 paid in advance/Friends, £16 on the doors.

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Saturday 16th March at 7.30pm Powerhouse Theatre Company and Sarah Thorne Theatre present SUFFRAGETTE Suffragette is a one woman play by Geoff Lawson, that recounts in vivid, dramatic detail, the struggle for women to secure the vote. A multitude of characters are brought brilliantly to life by the actor Anna Loveday. In turns, exciting, moving and funny, the play also includes live music and images from the time. Tickets: £15 paid in advance/Friends, £17 on the doors. Sunday 17th March at 7pm Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers present… THE WAY OF THE DRUM Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, whilst gaining a rare insight into the background and history of this powerful art form. Voice and a range of instruments, costume & masks combine in this highly anticipated choreographed performance, which will engage and enthral audiences of all ages. Don’t miss! Tickets: £15 paid in advance/Friends, £17 on the door. Sunday 24th March at 7pm. “Kaz Hawkins” in concert. Northern Ireland’s multi award winning, song writing songstress Kaz Hawkins is no longer its best-kept secret. Multi-award winning and unique with 'knock your socks off' vocals from an equally delicious firework of a character. Tickets: £13 paid in advance/Friends, £15 on the doors. Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm “OLD HERBACEOUS” Written by Alfred Shaughnessy, Directed by Simon Downing, With Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last two years. Tickets: £15 paid in advance/Friends, £17 doors.

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THIS YEAR’S MAY PLAY - The Final Twist In May the Playhouse is putting on a novel thriller, The Final Twist, by Ken Whitmore and Alfred Bradley, which started life as a radio All forms of Services and Treatments play on BBC Radio Four and was then adapted for the stage. It is now cast available for Foot and Nail care and going into rehearsal. Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, The play has intrigue, humour and an ingenious plot with a succession of Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, twists and turns right up to the final curtain. It will be staged from Infection control for Athletes foot and Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May at 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall. Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, You can leave requests for advance bookings on the box office number Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare which is 07501 894 381 We provide personal and reliable treatment The Playhouse held a wine and wisdom evening on Saturday 2nd February in the comfort of your own home, nursing which was well attended, much enjoyed, and raised money for our Charity or residential care home or hospital of the year.

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Daisy the Cow Daisy, the star of our pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, was an enormous success and we have been inundated by enquiries as to her welfare since appearing on our stage. I am happy to report that she has been taken back to her home (a stage set of a green field) and is very happy. Here is a picture taken as she was leaving to return to her home set.

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Minster Matters Minster Parish Council Meeting Summary of February Meeting

There were only 6 Councillors present at the February meeting as three were unable to attend and we have 2 vacancies at the moment. However, the increase in the number of members of the public was welcome. PCSO Adrian Butterworth said that on the whole we had enjoyed a relatively quiet month from the policing perspective. There have been 33 calls to Minster including an attempted burglary at Minster Abbey where the suspect was disturbed and made off and damage to a motor vehicle. Other calls were of less serious nature. There were no County Councillors present at the meeting but District Cllrs. Crow-Brown and Pugh did attend. The former spoke of the Draft Housing Plan and is enquiring into the sale of two properties by Orbit Housing; the latter continues to address the issue of frequent power cuts and the impact of the new pylons on wild life. The Chairman again reminded everyone of the forthcoming elections. Existing councillors will need to decide if they are willing to stand again. Members of the public are asked to consider putting themselves forward for election as there are vacancies on the Parish Council. Further information will be in Minster Matters and available from the Parish Office. The Clerk reported that ‘Action with Communities in Rural Kent’ will be visiting Minster with their Coffee Caravan in the summer months; it will be in the New Inn car park one Tuesday morning a month providing coffee and cake. The aim is to tackle isolation and loneliness in vulnerable people. More information will be provided early in the summer. Councillors debated the suggestion that the Parish Council should rent the spare office in the library to provide more space for the Clerks and a working base for Minster Matters. It was agreed to delay this decision until we know the new rental charges, as KCC have yet to notify the details of the rent review. TDC have finally agreed to the asset transfer of the car parks and public toilets in Minster. The Chairman thanked Cllr. Crow-Brown for his considerable assistance in this matter. The properties will now be the responsibility of the Parish Council and will remain free of charge. Cllr. Quittenden updated the meeting on his recent attendance at the Thanet Assn. of Local Councils and at a meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner. It seems that Kent Police have had £100m cut from their budget since 2010 but they are now recruiting again; 200 extra officers are now operational and a further 170 are in training. He noted that many areas complained at the lack of a PCSO so we should consider ourselves fortunate to have our officer dedicated to the area. The Chairman reported on the plans to federate Minster and Monkton schools in April, 2019; after that date there will no longer be a Parish Councillor on the governing board. Cllr. Bailey spoke of a coach trip to France in June to celebrate the anniversary of the Twinning Assn., there are a few places available, and a quiz will be held at the RBL on 9th March. In the public question time parking issues were raised and it was agreed that efforts would be made to encourage parking enforcement officers to attend the village more often.

March 2019 THANET FESTIVAL CHOIR MENDELSSOHN ‘St Paul’ 7pm. Saturday 30th March: Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs Thanet Festival Choir is delighted to present Saint Paul, the first of Mendelssohn’s oratorios, written when the composer was in his twenty-sixth year. The subject offered tremendous dramatic possibilities to the young composer, who rose to the challenge magnificently. Mendelssohn held the choral masterpieces of Handel, Bach and Haydn in high regard, and Saint Paul is modelled on similar lines, with an integrated scheme of recitatives, arias and thrilling choruses telling the story of the Apostle. The text is based largely on The Acts of the Apostles, and there are three principal themes – the martyrdom of Saint Stephen, the conversion of Saint Paul, and the apostle’s subsequent career. During Mendelssohn’s lifetime, Saint Paul was a popular and frequently performed work, but it is now infrequently performed in its entirety. Indeed, as far as we know it has not previously been performed in the Isle of Thanet. This is a great pity as Saint Paul is a compelling piece, full of musical invention and innovation. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear it! The Soloists are Helen Bailey (Mezzo-Soprano), Mark Dobell (Tenor) and William Gaunt (Bass), with Alicia Hunt (Contralto). The Choir will be accompanied by the Thanet Festival Orchestra and the performance will, as usual, be conducted by Clifford Lister. Advance tickets for this concert are now on sale, £13 for adults (£15 at the door) and £2 for children. Available from Choir members, from the Ticket Secretary telephone 01304 620560, or online below. There is an administration fee of £1 per booking for online purchases, to cover PayPal and postage costs. All seating is unreserved.

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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of Reverend Marcus Holden 3

Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate Holy day of Obligation

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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in MARCH

Ramsgate and Minster 592 071

(BCP = traditional language)

10.15am Holy Communion (MC)


6.30pm Sung Evensong

10 10.15am Holy Communion (BCP) (MC)

Ash Wednesday

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

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Praise


17 10.15am Holy Communion (MC)

10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) 7.00pm Encounter Lent - a time of reflection to begin Lent

see Minster Abbey below


Minster Abbey


4.00pm Seamark Service (SH)

10.30am All-age Worship with Holy Communion

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

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


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

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

A group for children and young people – ‘Connections’ – meets during services on 2nd & 4th Sundays

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

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

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

Services during March will be held at Monkton Methodist Chapel (MC) or the School Hall (SH) as detailed above. This is whilst building works are being carried out at the Church.

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

Funerals at St Mary’s Minster 4th February - Jim Connell

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Weekly Activities Monday 2.15pm Friendship Club

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 9.30am Bumps & Babies 2.00pm Home League 9.15am Prayer Group 9.30am Parent & Toddlers (Both term time only) Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

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Sunday 24 March Village Hall 10.00am - 4.00pm

Royal British Legion 61 Augustine Road

Lots of Stalls - Mediums giving Tarot, Spirit, Angel Cards and Psychometry Readings

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

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

Village Hall - 7.30pm Wednesday 20 March Janine Doulton Gardening In The Shade Saturday 30 March Spring Show Village Hall - 2pm

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

Tuesday 12 March 7.30pm Village Hall

Every Thursday from 10.30am ‘til 12 Village Hall, Cliffsend

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

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


Tai Chi



Minster Badminton VH Bowls Group

W.I. Darts (pm)

Children’s Dance Class

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Children’s Dance Class (eve)

Tea Dance

Dance Classes

Arts & Crafts (am)

Ladies Badminton Active 4 Life & Pilates

VH Bowls Group Tuesday 5th

KCC ‘Social Sense’ Seminar (9am - 4pm) Private |Birthday Party

Saturday 9th Tuesday 12th

Sewing Session

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Saturday 16th

Minster W.I. Wine & Wisdom Quiz

Wednesday 20th

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Tuesday 26th Friday 29th - Saturday 30th

M&M Garden Club Committee Meeting (pm)

Children’s Party

Saturday 23rd Sunday 24th

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Psychic Fayre Sewing Session Minster & Monkton Garden Club Spring Show

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

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12 2012 Nissan Juke Techna DCi,

16 2016 Skoda Citigo SE,

1.5lt diesel, white, rear doors, one previous owner and only 87K miles, part exchange to clear. A clean van with a long MOT All for only…

1.5lt diesel, manual, white, 5-door hatch, 46k miles, serv hist, 1 prev owner, leather interior, heated front seats, reverse parking camera, sat nav, handsfree bluetooth phone system, cruise and climate control and lots more all for …..

1.0lt, petrol, manual, 3-door, met green, 18K miles with service hist, sat nav, electric windows, A/C, PAS, R/C/L, zero road tax and excellent fuel economy at 68+ MPG And all for …… £6,995

12 2012 Peugeot 207 Active 5 Door SW Estate, 1.6lt diesel, LOW

64 2014 Peugeot 108 Active,




1.0lt petrol, manual, 3-door hatch, MILEAGE only 27k miles with service ONE OWNER FROM NEW, 37K miles history, black, USB & Aux In, Low Road with service history, ZERO ROAD TAX Tax, @ £20pa and 65+mpg makes this and 65+ mpg, A/C, central locking, cloth interior, USB plug in point. very economical motoring £5,895 All for.. £4,895 All for ……

5-door hatchback, white, 1.0lt petrol, manual, 33k miles so LOW MILEAGE, remote central locking, air con, £20 per year road tax, low insurance and 70 + MPG All for only... £3,995


14 2014 Vauxhall Agila,

13 2013 Peugeot 107,

1.0lt petrol, manual, 5-door hatch, red, 14k miles, VERY LOW MILEAGE, low insurance & road tax, comes equipped with power steering, A/C and remote central locking All for ... £4,995

09 2009 Toyota Aygo Platinum,

11 2011 Citroen C3 VTR+,

1.0lt petrol, manual, silver, 3-door hatch, 62K miles with serv/hist, part leather interior and A/C, road tax at only £20 per year and 65+ MPG, makes this a very economical car and all for …… £3,395

1.4lt petrol, manual, 5-door hatch only 39K miles with serv/hist, beige met, equipped with cruise control, A/C, aux in & USB media connection and lots more. All for …

13 2013 Vauxhall Adam Jam, 1.2lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatchback, 24k miles with serv hist, met blue, one prev owner. Inside is equipped with cruise control, Aux & USB plug in points and media connectivity And it comes all for … £5,995


15 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge TwinAir, 875cc petrol, manual,

white, 3 door, VERY ECONOMICAL with Low Insurance and Zero Road Tax, VERY LOW MILEAGE 13k with serv hist, 1 previous owner, USB & Aux In points And lots more all for ….. £6,495

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