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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

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