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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 158: May 2014 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 70)

M IN AR V IC S A W SSO TER N E M IL Y E B H De CIAT USIN T T HIS FA 3 E E tail I 1 M D s on ON A ESS AN n Page GM Pa o MINSTER SHOW SCHEDULE LAUNCH ge 3 Poster on Page 10

TWINNING ASSOCIATION ANNIVERSARY Poster on Page 17

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Waste & Recycling

Route A | Route B

May 2014

Route A | Route B

09 / 23 | 02 / 16 / 30 May 02 / 16 / 30 | 09 / 23 06 / 20 | 13 / 27 June 13 / 27 | 06 / 20 Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Bens, Library, Co-op, Doctors, School

Copy for any issue of Minster Matters must be received (at the very latest !!) by the Copy Date shown under ‘Diary Dates ‘on this page www.minstermatters.org.uk editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Editor: Ray Owen 07914 623 287 Editorial Team:

All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above Asst Editor Amy Murray ---------Co-Editor Brenda Saker 822846 Co-Editor Henry Brice ---------Co-Editor Colin Boddy ---------Co-Editor Diana Buckley ---------Audio & Web Nora Aldous ---------Snappy Diane Cotterill 822394 Accounts Rodney Rose 821965 Advertising Diane Harris 826048 Voice/Proofing Kevin Buckley …........ You can leave hard copy for us at the Library or send your copy via snail mail to: Minster Matters Office c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA

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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 PCSO Steve England: 07772 225 942 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 821 442 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: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Show: www.minstershow.org.uk Business Association: www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet Mobility Scooters & Wheelchair (to loan): 07914 623 287 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch bookings for both the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Late payment for advertisements may Eric James 821 744 mean they will be omitted from the next MM Subscriptions issue (3 months max!!) Copies of the Magazine or CD are now A full copy of our Terms and Conditions available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. are available from our website Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and Single Issue £1.85 notices in good faith and actively encourage the Annually (11 issues) £18.00 support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the Costs to an overseas address are quality of goods or services offered. available on request, and we will be Please mention the magazine when replying to pleased to quote for this service. Our advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space mailing details are shown elsewhere we do not copy our advertisers information to the on this page. audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

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Twinning Association Anniversary

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WI Resolutions Meeting

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Minster Show Schedule Launch

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RBL Women’s Section Meeting

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14/17 Playhouse present Move Over Mrs Markham

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Annual Scooter Day at Royal British Legion

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PLG Spring Fayre & Bazaar

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Transition Plant Swap in Broadstairs

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Pilgrims Hospice ‘It’s A Knockout’

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20/21 Blood Donor Sessions

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Opening of New Playground Area

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Monkton Nature Reserve Open Day

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25/26 American Style Yard Sale

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Horticultural Society Meeting

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Minster Business Association Annual General Meeting

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Memorial Fund Quiz Night

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St Augustine’s Feast Day Walk

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June 7/8 Art At The Abbey 7/8 Monkton Open Gardens 7

Playhouse Wine and Wisdom

14/15 Minster Open Gardens

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Sarah Thorne Theatre

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Music at St Nicholas

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Village Hall Bowls Group

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All Weather Pitch

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Thanet Street Based Project for 13-19yr olds

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Academy FM Listings

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Church Notices

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School Page

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Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 16 May

Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 6 May @ 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:9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Following Meeting : 3 June

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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May 2014 E - Team

Ray

Amy Semi-retired!!

MINSTER ONLINE CALENDAR

A.J.Cliffe & Sons

Another quick update on the calendar. Thank you to everyone who has signed up and added events, thanks also to those who have passed on lists of events for us to add for you. We are extremely pleased with the uptake so far and are now well on our way to fulfilling our goal of having all events listed in one place for the benefit of everyone. I can now see it becoming a useful tool for residents and visitors alike, so let’s keep up the good work and remember to add to it regularly. Ray, Editor www.minstercalendar.co.uk

(Butchers) Ltd We are now selling

‘THE CHAI STOP’ CURRIES

Canterbury House, Monkton Road, Minster Tel: 01843 821 288

MINSTER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION A.G.M. Brenda

Diane

Nora

We hereby give notice that the inaugural AGM of the MBA will take place on Thursday 29 May 7pm for 7.15pm at the Sports Pavilion in the Recreation Ground, St Mildreds Road. Both MBA members and non-members are welcome to attend and we’re looking to you to come up with thoughts and ideas to take us forward to the next step. We believe we have met our goals for 2013/14 in that we’ve set up the website and produced both a flyer and a directory. Sadly we’ve lost our Hon. Secretary, Charlotte Robinson, due to pressures of work, so we are looking to fill her post and a number of other vacant positions on the committee. Do come along if you have a business in Minster, Monkton, Acol, St Nicholas, Sarre, Manston or Cliffsend. We accept membership applications from all these villages and we’d be pleased to see you.

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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2 DAY AMERICAN-STYLE YARD SALE SUNDAY 25 & MONDAY 26 MAY 11.00AM TO 2.00PM Clothes, Ornaments, Pictures, Glassware, Games, Small Furniture Pieces, Lampshades, Collectibles, Garden Items, Small Hardware, Mangle etc. Bell Cottage 1A High Street, Minster (Opposite the Car Park)

07934 420 837

I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury

M.W.C.

Henry

EDITORIAL Firstly and probably most importantly, I need to say we have sadly found it necessary to increase our subscription charges to account for a rise in both printing and postage charges. We have endeavoured to keep these as low as possible however. New charges are listed on page 2 of this issue. Diane Secondly, on behalf of Minster Matters and the village as a whole I’d like to take this opportunity of welcoming our new Vicar and his family to the village. We all look forward to meeting you and working alongside you. I am told that some of the new play equipment mentioned on the front cover is suitable for use by adults as well as children, but we don’t want to see Diana mums and dads hogging the zip wire or the swings. You must let the youngsters play as well, it’s only fair!! I’m also told that this area could be enhanced in the future with some outdoor gym equipment and possibly other bigger and better things, so keep watching that space, we might all turn into Kevin fitness junkies. Apologies if we’ve ‘squeezed’ your article or poster to get it in this issue, we really had too much for 32 pages but not enough for 36 so some items have had to be scaled down somewhat to be able to include them. We’ve got in as much as we could. So that’s it for this month, just my usual question - where’s Zac?

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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

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Durlock Lodge Durlock, Minster,-in-Thanet, Kent CT12 4HD Phone 01843 821219

18th Century quality & character Guest rooms from £62 per night Self Catering from £200 per week

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP NEWSLETTER - MAY

WIN A WEEKEND AWAY FOR 6 PEOPLE IN A LUXURY CARAVAN AT OUR “ANNUAL SPRING FAYRE” ON SATURDAY 17 MAY

“Foxhunter Caravan Park” has kindly donated this prize towards our fund raising project to purchase a new “Heart Monitor” and it will be the 1st Prize in our raffle. Tickets are on sale now at the surgery, together with a full list of all the prizes. The draw will be held at our “Spring Discounts for longer stays Fayre”. There are ONLY TWO TABLES LEFT for this event, so book now www.durlocklodge.co.uk to avoid disappointment! For further details please see our advert on 1P/6 page 19 of this magazine.

BRILLS DIY

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Est: 1965

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Timber * Electricals * Plumbing Building Materials * Household Goods * Glass Garden Furniture * Local Delivery

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR OUR NEW WEB SITE ! A new more “user friendly’ web site is now available giving Patients access to new on-line services, for example: Ordering repeat prescriptions, making appointments, travel advice for immunisations, access to your own personal details, to verify and amend as necessary. All information will be protected by your own “personal password” to maintain confidentiality and security, and will be accessible on your computer or via a mobile device using a free “App”. Contact the surgery to obtain your registration details and personal ID, then log on at the usual address, www.minstersurgery-thanet.co.uk . APPOINTMENT REMINDERS VIA SMS TEXT MESSAGE This service is now available to all patients, and hopefully will help overcome the number of “missed appointments”. A text message is sent to your mobile advising you of your forthcoming appointment. If we have your mobile number on record this will be carried out automatically. If you wish to be included in this system, please advise the surgery. MISSED APPOINTMENTS LAST MONTH!!! As if to emphasise the need for such reminders, although last month’s figures are slightly less than previously, they are still unnecessarily high! Last month 77 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 25 did not attend their nurse’s appointment! That’s still 102 patients wasting valuable appointments - so next month - please help us get that figure under 100 by…….. DON’T NEED IT - CANCEL IT ! - KEEP FORGETTING - REGISTER ! SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close at 12.00noon on the following days, Bank Holidays: Monday 5 and Monday 26 May Training Days: Tuesday 13 May, Wednesday 11 June, Thursday 10 July. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these periods. Should you need to see a doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the “NHS 111 Service” via the normal surgery number 821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on “111“, to receive “non urgent” confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial “999“ as normal. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our meeting in May, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049.


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Minster Art & Craft Group present

Art at the Abbey Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 June 10.00am – 4.30pm PARKMINSTER, MINSTER ABBEY

Many items for sale

Tea and coffee

Admission free

This is the group’s second exhibition of paintings and craft work at Minster’s beautiful Abbey. This year we have included the artists’ individual tributes to the Nation’s Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War One.

French Speaking Group The Minster French Speaking Group are looking for more students to join them in their French classes. Anyone interested in learning the language can obtain more information from Trudy on 01843 822 280

MONKTON OPEN GARDENS Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June Gardens open across the village from 11.00am to 5.00pm Entry to all Gardens is just £3.00 Come along the road and visit us ! Lunches and Cream Teas available Added attraction this year: Display commemorating World War One in the Church For further information please ring 01843 821585

PRIVATE COLLECTOR WISHES TO BUY OLD BOTTLES, OLD POSTCARDS (Pre 1960) OLD PUB ITEMS Tel: 01843 583 453 or 07799 892 436

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

· Order a weekly fruit and veg box - Prices start from just £6 quality guaranteed · Much of our seasonal produce is farm fresh and locally sourced from within 10 miles

· Shrubs, Plants and Seeds · Locally sourced planted patio pots from just £5.95 · Novelty Easter gifts · Wrapped plants · Local flower bouquets

Flower arrangements for all occasions by our qualified and experienced florist also in store on Friday mornings – come in for a chat: Birthdays,Weddings, Funerals 24-Hour Pre-Order Service Available Can’t get to the shops? Then visit us online at www.greensofminster.com or telephone us on 822212 (Free local delivery on orders over £4.99) 24a Monkton Road, Minster 01843 822212

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

Contact Paul or Tracy

01843 823 646

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R.B.W KENT’S WATER FEATURE SPECIALISTS AND POND BUILDING EXPERTS

· Garden / Pond Design, Building and Refurbishments · Pond Cleaning / Maintenance / Maintenance Contracts · Child Safe Pond Covers · Filtration Specialists · Patios - Decking - Fencing - Brickwork - Arbours Tel: 07563 212 858 FREE ESTIMATES and CONSULTATIONS www.ReflectionByWater.com Email: andrewlongrbw@hotmail.com

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

01843 840952 or 07842 427935

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Dear Minster Matters, I am helping Steve and Sam Philpott raise funds for the ‘Minster Great War Memorial Project’ to honour additional men from Minster and Monkton who are not currently listed on our village memorials. Since 2009 I have been tracing the lives of the Minster and Monkton men who fought in the Great War and were lost; I have spent 5 years visiting where they fought, where they lived and where they died, gathering stories and paying my respects. My own great grandfather died in the Dardanelles in July 1915 and is not listed on his own town's memorial, so I understand what it feels like for the families of the missing Minster and Monkton men that Steve and Sam Philpott have found.

MINSTER GREAT WAR MEMORIAL PROJECT FUND RAISING QUIZ NIGHT MPG CARPET CLEANING (small local family run business)

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 07966 288 326 Fully Insured

R & A Plumbing Worcester accredited installer *Central Heating *Boiler changes *Unvented & vented systems *Bathrooms designed and installed *Tiling *Solar panels *Underfloor heating For efficient and friendly service please call for free estimate

01843 580 133

07814 858 653

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*Abbey Cars* Airport Transfers & Long -Distance Travel Specialists since 2003 ****************** * Total Reliability * TDC Licensed * Fully Insured 07964 227 669 www.airport-taxicars.com *** 01843 260 582 ***

Royal British Legion Club FRIDAY 30 MAY at 7.30pm Tables of 6 to 8; £5 per person inc buffet To book your table please ring Julie on 01843 822 818 ALL proceeds will go towards this village cause In June I also hope to extend the fund raising by running a village wide picture quiz with the quiz sheets being sold at Attwells, The Hair of the Dog (where our fund raising first started) and other shops in the village. Julie Seales WAR MEMORIAL FUND In this the 100th year since the start of WWI we are raising funds for an additional war memorial to enable us at long last to honour all our known dead from that conflict. We have found that about 30 soldiers from ‘The Great War’ are missing from the existing memorial. We would like to thank Minster Parish Council and patrons of ‘The Hair of the Dog’ for money raised to enable us to procure birth certificates for these missing men - documentation we need to be able to proceed with our efforts. If you feel you would like to help towards our goal you can make donations at any of these places in the village: The Saddler Inn, The Bell Inn, The Hair of the Dog Micro-pub, Attwells Newsagents, Royal British Legion Club or via Minster Matters at the library. Thank you in anticipation, Steve Philpott


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EVER WONDERED ABOUT HOME SWAPPING? We are looking for people who want to try out a home swap holiday in Britain for a new BBC TV series. Enjoy a unique holiday experience in a stunning part of Britain… Do you live in an interesting home you’d be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break? Would you like the chance to have a new experience and discover local cuisine, sight-seeing that goes beyond the guide book, and an authentic place to stay? Do you: Live in an interesting property such as a converted barn, a charming cottage, a super-modern apartment, an historic building, a period house or a unique space? - Want a UK two-day break and chance to discover a new area? - Like the idea of a house swap holiday, but have never tried it? IF SO THEN GET IN TOUCH NOW! For an application form or an initial chat please email homeswapholidays@bbc.co.uk with your contact details

DENTURE REPAIRS Ÿ All denture repair work carried out by a local dental technician Dentures collected & returned to your home within 2 hours for just £30.00 Ÿ Collection and return of dentures “All Day, Every Day”

For all enquiries please tel : 07967 314 935 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

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Saturday 3rd May at 7.30pm “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits” Tickets: £12.00 paid in advance/Friends, £14.00 on the doors -------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 4th May at 7.00pm “40 Years of Abba Tour!” Tickets: £13.00 paid in advance/Friends, £15.00 on the doors -------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 10th May at 7.30pm Baroque Theatre Company Presents the Comedy “Up Pompeii” by Miles Tredinnick. Tickets: £12.50 paid in advance/friends or £14.50 doors -------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 11th May at 7.00pm Songwriters’ DEN present A Fund Raising Concert in aid of the “Songwriters Independence Festival” Tickets: £8.00 paid in advance/Friends, £10.00 on the doors (A Community Production) -------------------------------------------------------------Friday 16th May at 7.45pm Company Gavin Robertson present “Bond! An Unauthorised Parody...” Tickets: £12.50 paid in advance/Friends, £14.50 on the doors -------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 17th May at 7.30pm “Pearly Evening” with the great Mickie Driver and London Pearly Kings Tickets: £10.00 paid in advance/Friends, £12.00 on the doors. -------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 24th May at 7.45pm “Phil Beer in Concert” Tickets: £12.00 paid in advance/Friends, £14.00 on the doors -------------------------------------------------------------Wed 28th, Thurs 29th, Fri 30th May at 7.30pm, Sat 31st at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Ramsgate Operatic Society presents “Pure Imagination” A journey through the musicals. Tickets: £10.00 paid in advance Friends, £12.00 on the doors (A Community Production) -------------------------------------------------------------Book by calling the Box Office 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm and one hour before each show) also e-mail The theatre is open for all but Membership at £18 year offers good discounts on the majority of shows. THERE ARE NO BOOKING FEES AT THIS THEATRE THE TICKET IS THE PRICE!

GARDEN Kevin P. Smith LOCAL BUILDER SERVICES 4 YOU YOUR For all your building requirements, 01843 825 776 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

FREE ESTIMATES Visit our website:

www.gardenservices4you.co.uk

extensions or loft conversions, driveways and walls For a visit and a free quotation give me a call 85 Tothill Street, Minster

t: 823 974 m: 07989 578 169

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Minster A beautifully presented detached bungalow close to the heart of the village 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/diner, kitchen and large conservatory, gardens, garage and parking EPC Rating=D

Minster Office 71 High St, Minster t: 01843 823200

Gore Street, Monkton Delightful period cottage in a semi rural location, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower room, 2 reception rooms plus kitchen, Amdega conservatory, 100ft rear garden and garage

£289,950 EPC Rating=D

St Nicholas-at-Wade An imposing detached village house of character in approximately 1 acre, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms plus kitchen/utility and basement rooms, detached barn/garaging, stable block, paddock and garden area EPC Rating= £699,950

May 2014

£310,000

Lydden A substantial detached modern family house in a rural location, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms , 3 reception rooms, kitchen and utility room, large driveway and double garage EPC Rating=D £450,000

Birchington Fabulous cliff top residence in a prime location, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 large reception areas plus stunning kitchen/breakfast room, secluded gardens front and rear with garaging and parking EPC Rating = E

£895,000

St Nicholas-at-Wade An unusual detached cottage in a tucked away location, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen and 19ft sitting room, gardens to 3 sides and garage EPC Rating=E

£279,950

e: minster@colebrooksturrock.co.uk

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Thank yous Pam Parkinson would like to say a big thank you to the very kind person who left her an anonymous gift and card for her birthday ---------------------------------

Christine Maguire would like to thank everyone for their cards and kindness for her husband Mac, who was promoted on 22 February to delivering Minster Matters in the Sky.

YOU ARE INVITED TO

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Notice of Interment Mrs Pearl Hurley formerly of Prospect Road was laid to rest in Minster Cemetery on Wednesday 9 April 2014, aged 97 years.

The Mad Hatters Tea Shop (Saddler Minster) Mon-Sat 9.00am - 2.30pm Sun 9.00am - 12.00pm The Saloon bar is now used as a Victorian tea room throughout the day, the pub offers comfy sofas, a real fire, heated garden area, a friendly atmosphere, and of course traditional pub grub & great coffee! Special Offer BOTTOMLESS CUP (unlimited coffee) £2.50 per cup 9.00am - 10.30am 7 days a week Pop in and have a natter with the hatters J

Saturday 3 May - live music with The Moments from 9pm Saturday 17 May - live music with Funky McJunky from 9pm Saturday 31 May - live music with Viagra Falls 70s Night

THE SMART WAY TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY

Beer Garden - *Now Open* - Kid’s Swing, Slide, Playhouse & Bouncy Castle

Susan Osborne

Sky Sports on 2 Large HD Screens and Surround Sound BT Sport Now Showing Minster’s No1 Sports Venue

Personal Travel Counsellor Tel: 01843 832829 Mobile: 07940 714683 Email: susan.osborne@travelcounsellors.com Web site: www.travelcounsellors.com/susan.osborne Travel Counsellors Trust Guarantees Financial Protection on Every Booking

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Free Pool Wednesdays Poker Wednesdays - All Welcome Please join us on Facebook @The Saddler for daily updated news


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

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

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May 2014

DO YOU WEAR DENTURES? Dentures have been a taboo subject in the past for some people and so many people don't realise that nearly 1 in 5 adults have a need for dentures. If you are in the position to need dentures you will probably know that you can get them from your dentist although some have had their dentures made instead by a Clinical Dental Technician. There are a number practising, some work with dentists and some work independently. A Clinical Dental Technician focuses on just the process of making and fitting dentures. A Clinical Dental Technician meets with patients and after agreeing a treatment plan, takes a mould from which to start constructing the denture. A Clinical Dental Technician then normally sees the patient four or five times in order to get a really good comfortable fit. There are a number of denture options and styles. Advances in denture technology and materials over the years have led to improved quality and fit. Having good quality and well fitted dentures is really important for people because it can understandably affect their confidence as well as their ability to eat. East Kent has a new dedicated service for patients which concentrates on providing a Clinical Dental Technician service in the comfort of their own home. The service is based in Canterbury and professionals travel out to people’s homes to provide a discreet and quality service. The staff are police checked and qualified to provide the service in the patients home. James who works for Kent Dentures Ltd says “many people are happy seeing their dentist to get their denture fitted but some people have found themselves in a position where travel can be difficult or inconvenient. Some just wish to receive a quality service at home instead. We can help by offering free consultations and free written quotations.” If you have any questions you can call James for advice on 01227 469813 or visit www.kentdentures.co.uk.

IN MEMORY OF JEANETTE ‘JEAN’ GARDNER Dawn & Nick Warden and Kevin & Debby Gardner would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and support following the loss of their beloved mum Jeannette “Jean” Gardner at the end of January. Your kind cards, flowers and words were very much appreciated at such a sad time. A long term resident of Minster, Jean was most widely known either for her Dry Lining ~ Screeding ~ Plastering work as a dinner lady at Minster Primary School or for walking her beloved dogs Coving ~ New Walls & Ceilings ~ Repairs and stopping to chat with people along the way… References & Portfolio available on request We’d like to say special thanks to Auntie Doreen and Uncle Den (Golder) for Free Estimates & Advice their unending support and kindness, Tina Johnson for her amazing friendship, 01843 825 949 Pilgrims Hospice for all their care and support both at home and during Mum’s or final stay also Jonathan Cole (W.S. Cole & Son) and Jim Barber for their help and 07969 825 085 guidance in making Mum’s final journey a peaceful and dignified one. www.npplastering.com 1L/7 (The editorial team apologise for omitting this last month)

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Hello from Minster's new Vicar As the new Vicar of St Mary's Minster and the Wantsum Benefice, let me introduce myself and my family. We come to Minster from Whitstable where I was Curate at Seasalter and before that we lived in Chartham for many years. Before becoming ordained I was a music teacher and Housemaster at St Edmund's School in Canterbury. I am married to Lorna who is a head of music and a violinist. We have two children, Oliver who is about to take A Levels and intends to study Physics at University in September and Poppy who is taking GCSEs at Langton Girls' School in Canterbury. We are looking forward to living in Minster and meeting and getting to know people in this community and working with our friends in other churches. Please do stop and chat if you see us in the village! We are arriving at a time that is a great season for the Christian Church because we are celebrating the risen Jesus at Easter and all the new beginnings that this brings. Easter blessings, Richard Revd Richard Braddy Vicar St Mary's Minster and Wantsum Benefice.

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MINSTER-IN-THANET WI April’s monthly meeting began with Jerusalem and the President’s opening announcements, together with her report on the recent ACM in Folkestone that was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. Sarah was very pleased to tell the meeting that Minster WI has won a £400 bursary and requested suggestions as to how it could be used. She then gave details of the Bruges trip on 4 October, the new members’ evening on 20 May at Marion’s, Coffee Morning on 7 June at Ann’s (plant contributions please) and a reminder of the Wine & Wisdom evening on 25 April in the Village Hall. Secretary, Liz Shervington, then read correspondence to members, all of which were displayed on the notice boards. Martin Newcombe. with his presentation entitled “Food for Free and Herbs that Heal”, was introduced and members were richly entertained by his informative, surprising and amusing talk. Martin went on to answer many questions during the refreshment break. A short quiz followed to select a team for the Top Team Quiz in July at Canterbury College. Glenda then reported on the Theatre Group’s outing and there was a great deal of interest in another production. After the Raffle, Sarah reminded members that the next monthly meeting will be a week earlier than usual as the Village Hall is unavailable on the second Tuesday in the month. During May’s meeting, as well as the usual WI Resolutions Meeting business, Ralph Hoult will present his Old Ramsgate Display. At approximately 9.45pm, and with an amusing anecdote, the President closed April’s meeting. Forthcoming events: 6 May – Resolutions Meeting, 7.30pm in Village Hall – All Welcome 28 May – Games Evening, 7.30 –10.00pm – Committee Room of Village Hall 30 May – Sunshine Outing – 1.30pm – to Faversham Quay


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Now that everything’s growing again, come to a Transition Plant Swap and get plants for FREE

WANTSUM MORRIS You may have seen them at Late Night Shopping for the past few years – they are now practising in the Village. They would like to meet you, especially if you are male and interested in Morris dancing! They can be found in the Sports Pavilion at the Rec from 10.30am – 1.00pm each Sunday morning. All ages welcome from about 9 years old. No experience necessary as full training will be given. Wantsum Morris dance at a number of venues and festivals throughout the summer.

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Saturday 17 May from 2.00 – 3.00pm The Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd, Broadstairs (by the station) Entry is £1 per person (50p per child) . Bring plants, bulbs, seeds and any other gardening things you'd like to swap eg. gardening books or tools. A plant-swap saves money and introduces you to new plants. Plant swaps are absolutely a blast and if you garden and have never been to one you are missing out! Viewing begins - bring your plants 2.00 – 2.25pm Take plants you want - 25 mins 2.25 – 2.50pm Sale of any remaining items 2.50 – 3.00pm You may take away as many plants as you bring - honesty policy works! If you want more than you brought, or you didn't bring any plants, make a donation instead. If you don't want to take as many as you brought, they’ll be sold for charity – once the hall is paid for. Don't bring anything that’s invasive eg. ivy. It’s illegal! NO CHEMICALS – not even plant food, please. Label your plants, bulbs and seeds – so others know what they are.

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Thanks to everyone who has contributed towards my trip to India, I had an absolutely amazing time!! I raised over £600 from the red churn in the bakery and I particularly want to thank Bruce our baker and my boss, for his endless support and kindness towards helping me. I would also like to thank The Corner House who happily allowed me to host an event and then contributed half of the takings that they earned on the night. During my time in India our project was to help build a carpentry workshop for the children at the school so that they can build their own tables, chairs and cupboards as they have very few of their own. Some of the key highlights of my trip were whilst working in the reserve, I saw a huge amount of wildlife, including a tiger which was an incredible sight to see. Also meeting, communicating and becoming friends with the children of the school. Although we didn't share the same language we were still able to communicate very well and I became very fond of them and I hope to return in two years time! I saw a lot of things that was really challenging, however I think it was good for me to see and it made me appreciate my life a whole lot more.

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OPEN DAY Sunday 25 May 10:00am to 5:00pm A chance to get closer to nature … Birds of Prey flying displays Guided Walks around the Reserve

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Orchid and wild flower displays

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Live entertainment Refreshments Plus a number of different stalls offering local produce and services Come and take a walk on the wild side … we hope to see you there ! Stalls are still available for hire: £25 for the day (£20 to Thanet Countryside Trust members) Please phone 01843 822 666 or e-mail contact@monkton-reserve.org for further details

ST. AUGUSTINE’S FEAST DAY PILGRIMAGE Walk in the footsteps of St. Augustine SATURDAY 31 MAY Starts at Pegwell Bay ay 2.15pm Walk to ST. AUGUSTINE’S CROSS Talk by Fr. Peter Geldard WALK TO PARKMINSTER FOR REFRESHMENTS

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION As promised last month, I can now give you the report from the quiz held in March. Nearly 60 people turned up on the night, which gave us 9 tables, some travelling from Sturry, Westgate and St Lawrence. There was a tie breaker at the end, so the two teams, Westgate and Norton Drive, had a play off. The speed and accuracy of the final answer to the tie breaking question came from Julie Seales to clinch the winning prize 07938 104 594 for her team of neighbours from Norton Drive – Alastair, Carol, Pete and Steve. They walked away with High Street vouchers, presumably to top up their knowledge more, by buying a book of quiz questions! They are preparing to retain their title at the next quiz on 11 October, so bring on the opposition. There’s a challenge! P.HUMES The refreshments at half time included hot and cold party fare which was well presented and well received by everyone. General Builder The Raffle was very popular as always, with about 14 prizes to be won. At the All types of work undertaken Free estimates end of the raffle, Bernie Watler decided to give everyone attending the quiz a chance for an invitation for 2 to attend the meal on the Anniversary Day - 4 May. The raffle Carpenty, Brickwork, Plastering, tickets were launched like a shower and a random ticket plucked from the air. After a Tiling & Block Paving Decorating ~ Fitted kitchens few moments of tension, the winning name was revealed and guess who won? Yes Bathrooms Fitted ~ Maintenance Work Julie Seales! Well done Julie, we look forward to seeing you and your guest on the day. Tel: 01843 822 990 Thanks to the caterers, the quiz master Ian, all the bar staff and everyone who Mob: 07715 234 185 turned up to join in the fun. If anyone happens to have any photos of the evening, please send them to Carol The Pet Room at cbubb9@googlemail.com, so they can be included on our website, www.minsterarmboutstwinning.org.uk Thank you, Carol Professional Dog & Cat Over to Heather Epps now to update you on the itinerary for Anniversary Day grooming in a homely Our French friends from Armbouts-Cappel should arrive at about 11.00am on environment. Sunday 4 May,in the centre of village, to celebrate with us the 16th Anniversary of the Association. We also expect the ATC Band, Minster Carnival Court and hopefully other groups Please contact Jo on 826 158 or to arrive at the same time. Everyone is then invited to join the Parade down to the 07877 077 263 for more information Old Schools. There we will be providing light refreshments for the French and carrying out official business. The ATC Band will be performing for all and there will be other MALOYS MOWERS outdoor entertainment. The Bell will be providing the village with entertainment in Unit 4 Ebbsfleet Farm, Jutes Lane, Minster CT12 5DL the form of Martin Croones from 1.00 – 3.00pm. The French will be around the Tel: 01843 825 000 village for an hour or so until they and the Association’s invited guests will meet at the FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS * SALES * SERVICING * Village Hall for a meal at 2.30 p m. Please be friendly and helpful and by all means * SPARES * REPAIRS * try out your French language. Villagers are invited to participate later in further IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY entertainment commencing at about 4.30pm with a ‘Silhouette Show’ by the Playhouse. This should be followed a Maypole Dance at 5.00pm, and the School Choir DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED AND DEMONSTRATED are booked to perform for us at 5.30. Armouts-Cappel are also bringing a dance VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE troupe and they too will be performing. We are hoping for a ‘special send off www.themowerstore.co.uk 1l/6 HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY entertainment’ for the French, but this, along with other planned public entertainment, AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON has yet to be confirmed. The French Association members then have to leave Minster by 7.30pm to catch the ferry home. Please support the Twinning Association and the ZUMBA village to make it a really successful day. Raffle tickets are available already at £2 a Get Fit & Have Fun strip with wonderful prizes such as a Day Trip to France, a Micro Scalextric set, a 2 in Minster & Monkton night stay at The Holiday Inn in Tamworth and a £50 Tesco Extra gift card. Look out for posters with more details – check our website and the ‘village calendar’. Village Hall, Monkton CANTERBURY CHORAL SOCIETY CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL Saturday 21 June 7.30pm BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS Tickets can be purchased from the Marlowe Theatre Box Office on 01227 787 787 or at www.marlowetheatre.com

Mondays & Thursdays 9.30am to 10.30am Old Schools, Minster Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm For further information contact Tina on 07816 532 238


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May 2014 Bob Has It Off For Breast Cancer UK Robert Wiggins, also known as ‘Bob the Village Gardener and Handyman’, recently took the bold step of deciding to have his long hair cut off in aid of Breast Cancer UK after partner Hazel was diagnosed last May. Bob has had long blonde hair for many years and is quite well known for it! He made up his mind straight away that he wanted to do this for charity. Bob and Hazel wish to say a big thank you for all the support and prayers from customers over this past year and also to all the staff and doctors at the surgery who have been amazing. They also cannot praise highly enough the team at both the QEQM and Kent and Canterbury Hospitals where Hazel has been receiving treatment. Donations are still coming in and so far they have raised over £300. Further donations would be gratefully accepted and can be made via Paypal to this address haze6900@hotmail.com or alternatively local hairdressers ‘Cuts Incorporated’ in Broadstairs are taking donations for Bob and you can also drop them into Minster Matters at the Library for us to pass on.

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A plea this month for the young girls of the village to enter for the honour of becoming the 2015 Show Princess or one of her Attendants. Youngsters must be between the ages of 8 to 12 to be eligible. This month sees us launch the Show Schedule on Saturday 10�� outside 79 High St - come along between 10am & 12noon to purchase your copy at the bargain price of just 40p - whilst there don’t forget to collect free ‘Grow For The Show’ kits for your youngsters, this could save you £3 per child entry fee on Show Day so well worth the effort!! We are hoping to be supported on the morning by both the Minster Handbell Ringers and the Carnival Court so come along and say hello.

RED RECYCLING BAGS Minster Parish Council are aware that some residents red recycling bags have been lost or thrown in the large recycling bins during the collections. As it is proving a lengthy process for some to get a replacement, the Parish Council have now asked Thanet District Council if they can hold a small stock of replacement bags at the Parish Office. If you lose your red bag please contact the Clerk on: 01843 821 339 to arrange to collect a replacement.

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices from 1st April 2012 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 : £34 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £23 hour Half Pitch : £23 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

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Over the next 160 days as you walk to and from the recreation ground alongside the all weather playing area you will hear laughter and chatter from the Bowls Green, yes we are back outside again. Forty members attended as we opened the green for the 2014 season. Both ladies and gents christened their new changing rooms. I believe they were pleased with the hard work Brian Davis and his team had put in during the closed season. Should there be a wheelchair bound person wishing to play this sport, we are hoping soon to have the special chair required for playing on the Green. Anyone not able to walk down to the club from home, don't be shy to make contact, we can pick you up and then return you later. We are leaving the carpets down for any one wishing to play inside, so please come on down and join in with the short mat members. Team Leaders and any other teams of four players wishing to play at our "Open Day", sponsored by Jonathan Cole, please look out for the post bringing this years details. Those in the Village who are thinking shall I or shan't I have a go, DON'T hesitate, come along, we give free, yes free, taster lessons. There won't be any pressure put on you to join if it isn't for you but it might show that your arm and eye co-ordination are better than you thought, even as good as in your youth. All are welcome, we are open 7 days a week, 10.00am till late. My number for contact is 821221 Glynne

LOCAL POLICE REPORT Residents of Minster, I am sure that you will recall in my last article for the Minster Matters 75A Magazine the emphasis that I placed on our current efforts to address parking around Minster Primary School. This is an issue that many residents feel passionately about, and also a large number of the parents attending the school to collect their children have spoken with me extensively about parking and high traffic flow in the area. I have arranged a meeting for Tuesday 22 April at the Primary School which will be attended by representatives from Kent Police, Kent County Council, Minster Parish Council and Minster Primary School. I have developed several initiatives We are now an that I hope will help to address the parking problem and the objective of Orthopaedic Referral Centre this meeting is to discuss the viability of their implementation in Minster, Quality Service whilst also seeking to identify any further measures that could be of at affordable rates assistance. Naturally I will update you all with any information that arises from this meeting, but I wanted to provide some reassurance that this is an issue that Kent Police and other agencies are working to resolve. Many of you have spoken with me either in person whilst on patrol or via the telephone about vehicles not displaying a valid tax disc in the village. I understand that this can be a frustrating matter for road users who have paid money for a tax disc for their car, and I would encourage residents to contact me if they observe any vehicles without a valid tax disc on display. I have observed a small number of vehicles not displaying a tax disc whilst in the village over the past month and have acted accordingly, either issuing advice to owner of the vehicle to get the tax renewed or reporting the vehicle to the DVLA so that they can pursue any suitable action. I have recently liaised with Special Sergeant Woodrow to discuss the speed of vehicles entering the village via Tothill Street as I know this is a concern for many residents in the village. I have personally conducted speed checks and can confirm that vehicles were within the speed limit when entering via Tothill Street; however it is something that we will continue to monitor to ensure vehicles are not exceeding the speed limit when coming into Minster. There is a Rural Speed Watch scheme that is staffed by volunteers from local villages, and I am more than happy to direct any residents who are interested in being involved in this project to the appropriate people. Kind regards, Steve (PCSO Steven England) e: 58478@kent.pnn.police.uk m: 07772 225 942


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Minster Playhouse - Prompt Corner This year Minster Playhouse are pulling together a packed and varied programme of events to entertain and amuse the residents of Minster throughout 2014. Next month we stage the May Play, Move over Mrs Markham, performing in the Village Hall Wednesday 14th through to Saturday 17th. A full-on farce in the traditional style with lots of mistaken identity, ladies (and gentlemen) in various states of undress and belly laughs from start to finish. Tickets are on sale now, from 01843 220208 and priced at just £8 per seat. On Saturday 7th June we are holding a Wine and Wisdom (bring your own food and drink) quiz evening at the Old Schools and all profits will be donated to the charity Parkinsons UK. To book a place on a table call Lynn Downes-Powell on 01843 821785. These are always fun evenings with prizes for the winning and losing tables. July 5th sees our Summer Spectacular Fair in the gardens of The Bell Inn, from 11am through to 4pm. Free admission and lots to do for all the family with Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castle, Raffle, Farmers Market and a Dog Show all possible attractions. September 24th – 27th is our second stage production of the year, an all female cast in the classic heart tugging comedy drama, Steel Magnolias. Watch notice boards and Minster Matters for further announcements. November 1st – Halloween night. We have booked the amazing Jeff Barker and Band for a bring your own food and drink Dinner Dance, with a spooky theme, in the Village Hall. You will have seen Jeff as The Crocodile in last year’s panto, and he is also in the May Play. At just £10 per ticket this will be a fantastically good value evening, and if you have not yet seen Jeff perform, you are in for a treat. December of course is Panto time. This year, Dick Whittington and his Cat. Due to huge demand in the last few years we will be squeezing in an extra show, presenting a morning, an afternoon and an evening performance on the Saturday – oh yes we will ! Please come and support your village drama group in our productions this year, it will be so great to see you at as many of the events above as you can make. To find out more, or to join our happy band, you can follow us on our website at www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk Email us at minsterplayhouse@hotmail.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01843 220208

The BEST things in LIFE are free. You ask me what it is that uncoils my springs. This is a simple task to answer true. I don my walking boots and off I go. To walk the lanes and tracks, as to me this brings, an unequalled sense of peace, and you'll be surprised just how much stress can be released, just by standing quietly beneath a tree, and watch the birds flitting amongst the leaves. Yvonne

MINSTER-IN-THANET OPEN GARDENS Sat/Sun 14th/15th June 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Tickets on Sale at Old Schools, Open Gardens & Recreation Ground

Price £ 4.00 (Children under 14 free) Lunches/Refreshments in Old Schools Free Car Parking Recreation Ground CT12 4DE

The King’s of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club Old Ramsgate - A Trip Down Memory Lane A Night of Nostalgia at the Kings Theatre A Different story every Month All 7.00pm for 7.30pm, All Thursdays 15 May 19 June 17 July 21 August 16 September 16 October 20 November 11 December 75th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Ramsgate Tunnels Sunday 1 June, 11.00am to 4.00pm on the Seafront “The Spirit of the 40s show” with Ramsgate’s Starlite Entertainers plus 40s vehicles and re-enactors The KING’S of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club King’s Church, King Street, Ramsgate info: Ralph Hoult - 07969 672 674 - ralphhoult@aol.com


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Sunday 07.00 Breakfast with Doc Atherton 11.00 Easy Sunday with James Pringle 14.00 Horace’s Palace of Fun 18.00 Howard Evans (Sunday Night Live ) (Featuring Minster Matters Editor's Monthly Review) 22.00 Dreamtime (Chill out love songs)

You can contact 107.8 Academy FM via our website www.Academyfmthanet.com or on our studio number 01843 808234 Facebook Official Page Academy Fm Thanet and listen online via the website or our app on www.tunein then under local radio look for Academy FM Thanet. Thanet's ONLY truly local station!


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MEMORIES LAST FOREVER Those feelings of grief Are the pains we cannot hide Came with sadness and sorrow On the day that Shirley died

Shirley’s time on earth has ended But her soul will never die For it’s going on a journey To a place where angels fly

We keep asking the same question That brings the teardrops back again Why did Shirley have to suffer And go through so much pain

Her soul will rest in Heaven But soon it will depart For its final destination Is deep within your heart

You’re surrounded by an emptiness With feelings you don’t know But if your life is to go forward You must let the hurting go

Then the sun will start to shine again And the darkness then will go With the future looking brighter It’s the time when we will know

Then one day you will awaken And look up to the sky That’s the moment you will realise It’s the time for tears to dry

The love we shared with Shirley Is with us every day And the memories that we treasure Are in our hearts to stay

God bless you Sis This poem is dedicated to Shirley Hobbs who sadly passed away on Monday 7 April 2014 aged 70 years From the whole family (Memories last forever) and so will our love for you. X D. Lowery 2014

MINSTER ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION This year will be the 44th time that we have staged this show. From humble beginnings the show has grown, both in the number of exhibits displayed, and the quality of the finished works. If you would like to exhibit your work with us we would be delighted to hear from you. We accept any medium, ie: oil, watercolour, pen and ink etc etc. We also have entry space for photography, glass, wood, ceramics and jewellery; in fact anything that you have produced and that you would like other people to see, and hopefully, buy. For more details and an entry form please contact: Ann and Jamie Thomson on 01843 822156. The show is held on the first weekend in October, which this year will be from Friday evening 3 October until Sunday afternoon 5 October, so you have lots of time to grab your paint brushes, cameras, potters wheels or chisels and get creative! The only thing that we do insist upon, and we shall ask you to sign a declaration, is that the work is produced by you alone. Many thanks, hope to hear from you soon.

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Holiday Inn Express on your Forthcoming marriage The Holiday Inn Express, Minster, would like to offer all the guests, of local weddings, accommodation on the days surrounding your reception. To make the big day run as smoothly as possible, we will offer all your friends and family a discount on our best flexible room rate when they make a booking with us. To qualify your wedding for this very special promotion, please contact Anne, our booking co-ordinator, on 01843 820 250 This offer is subject to availability, and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)

TIGER’ TIP Let garments settle - Try to avoid wearing newly ironed garments - unless they are left for a few hours they pick up creases very easily.

AMBER’S ADVICE Decisions It usually isn’t what you have or where you are or what you’re doing that makes you happy. It’s how you think about it all.

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The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant

PROBABLY THE BEST CARVERY IN THANET

Book Now For Sunday Lunch Sunday after Easter and Fortnightly from there on Jazz & Blues Afternoon 3 - 7pm Book now for May Bank Holiday’s Sunday Lunch Look on Entertainment Board for future acts FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE OPENING ONTO GARDEN IDEAL FOR PARTIES, FUNERAL RECEPTIONS, MEETINGS FIELD AT REAR FOR HIRE

Minster Day Nursery and Out Of School Club CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE

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

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PUB

Free WiFi

Upcoming Events Friday 2 May - Nikki Friday 9 May - Brew Ha Ha Friday 23 May - Jamie Sunday 4 May - Twinning Anniversary A Bit of Crooning with Martin Croones

Come and enjoy a drink in our beautiful garden Freshly cooked traditional pub grub at sensible prices We only use the finest and freshest local produce PUB NOW OPEN ALL DAY - Food Served:Monday - Saturday 12 noon to 3pm & 5pm to 9pm Sundays 12 noon to 4pm Families are very welcome, children’s meals available

Senior Citizens up to 20% off on a THURSDAY 01843 826391 - 2 High St., Minster CT12 4BU

Zac’s Musings Well since I was here last we’ve been away on a short break. Not boating this time but caravanning instead. Now I’m not sure which I like the least, boating I can’t get my head around, why would anyone want to live on the water where you’re forever moving about and as for caravanning it’s like being stuck in a little box with no outlook and absolutely freezing cold at night - it’s the first time I can ever remember shivering for so long - I even had to squeeze beneath ‘his’ duvet I was that cold. However it was a break away from the computer and the endless ‘soaps’ on the TV so it wasn’t all bad. Back home again now though and he’s still worrying about the magazine on top of which this month he’s also fretting about the Business Association and the forthcoming AGM, so let’s hope it all goes swimmingly and we can soon get back to some form of normality, whatever that may be like !!


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Church News and Service Times

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton

St. Mary the Virgin, Minster

Sunday Services in MAY

Reverend Marcus Holden 592071

4th 10.15am Holy Communion (CW)

Tel: 821250 Sunday Services in MAY

ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.ramsgateandminster.com

Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see the Minster Abbey entry below

Minster Abbey www.minsterabbeynuns.org 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.

11th 10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)

4th

18th 10.15am Holy Communion (CW) 25th 3.00pm Rogation Service

The Benefice of the Wantsum Group ROGATION DAY CELEBRATION SUNDAY 25th MAY An all-day event: walking, eating, and worshipping across the four churches. Details on the church notice board. Holy Baptism

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Praise 6.30pm Evensong

11th 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Holy Communion (CW) 18th 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Morning Worship 25th

No morning services 5.15pm Evening Reflection for Rogation Day

Wednesday mornings at Minster Church 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) Holy Communion at home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton church. Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

March 15th: Gracie Florence Jean Whannell at Minster Church Tothill Street, Minster

Funerals March 7th: Simon Eyles Minster Church and March 8th at Barham Crematorium March 25th: Patricia Shepherd Thanet Crematorium March 26th: Jan Horne Minster Church and Thanet Crematorium

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre 11 Tothill Street, Minster, Kent CT12 4AG

Tuesday 6th May 4.00pm – 5.45pm

‘The Wedding at Cana’ Come along as a family and enjoy time together doing crafts, Worship and share a meal together. Donations appreciated towards cost of meal. For further details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 01843 822308 or 825178 A Christian Church and a Registered Charity No 214779 & in Scotland SC009359

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 9.30am Bumps & Babies 9.30am Parent & Toddlers 10.15am Keep Fit 9.15am Prayer Group 2.00pm Friendship Club 4.00pm Messy Church 2.00pm Home League (first Tuesday of the month)

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship (including Kids Church 11am) 6pm Worship & Bible Study


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MINSTER LIBRARY Baby Rhyme and Story Time For babies and toddlers,

MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION

their parents and carers. 9.30 - 10.00 Friday mornings

16th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS PLEASE JOIN THE PARADE from 11.00 on BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY 4 MAY Raffle with super prizes - £2 a strip Outdoor performances outside the Old Schools Handbells ATC Band Martin Croones at The Bell Inn from 1.00 to 300 Entertainment around the Village Hall from 4.30 School Choir Playhouse Silhouette Show Young French Dancers Morris Dancers Maypole and even more

BLOOD DONOR SESSIONS Tuesday 20 May & Wednesday 21 May The Bell Inn Car Park THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Marlowe Academy Marlowe Way, Ramsgate enquiries@southbarngifts.com SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section NEXT MEETING Monday 12 May 7.30pm 5 items beginning with ‘B’ to fit on a teaplate Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589 MINSTER & MONKTON

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club

EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS & Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

NEXT MEETING

Wednesday 28 May Village Hall 7.30pm Speaker Malcolm Withnall “Gardening for the Over 70s - No Pain, No Gain” Points table: “A Vegetable Scarecrow”

MINSTER WI

Resolutions Meeting Tuesday 6th May 7.30 Village Hall Display of ‘Old Ramsgate’ by Ralph Hoult KNIT AND TALK TIME Minster Library Fridays 10.30-12.00 noon Come and join us to share knitting and a chat Beginners and non-knitters welcome. Experienced knitters will be happy to support and help you knit for yourself, friends, family, fun or charity Tea and Coffee provided


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Skip2BFit Competition

Thanet Council Chambers Visit At the beginning of March some of the School Councillors, from years 5 and 6, visited the Thanet Council Chambers in Margate. They attended a meeting for the launch of ‘Green Travel Champions’. As Minster has a walking bus and encourage our children to walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride, particularly on a Friday for “Active Bug”, it was good to hear further details about these and other green travel initiatives. The children asked some very sensible questions to the speakers using the chamber’s microphone system. There will be further information coming soon regarding our current walking buses and the possibility of a third bus. Well done to those children who came along, you represented Minster School brilliantly.

Tri Golf Inter-House Competition This terms’ inter-house competition was a Tri-Golf challenge. All children joined in the competition and completed a number of golfing activities, with a focus on our school value “Engagement”. The overall winners were Viking House who earn themselves fifty extra house points to be added to their total at the end of the summer term.

Guinness World Records Quiz The Mini House Challenge this term was a Guinness World Records Quiz and was won by Roman House, who managed to get 9/12 of the questions correct. There were some very tricky questions so well done to those children who took part for their Houses, you all did amazingly well.

Mrs Wish, Mrs Vinson and Mrs Gillatt took 24 children to the annual Skip2BFit competition. All the children represented the school really well, trying their hardest and displaying our school values of resilience and aspiration! Mrs Wish was so proud of all of the children that participated. Unfortunately we did not win a cup, but we did come 3rd in the Challenge Cup which was a great achievement. If you would like to go to Skip2BFit next year, get practising!

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SIR ROGER GALE MP Roger holds regular advice surgeries. For appointments and advice on urgent problems:

Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour) Web: www.rogergale.co.uk Email: galerj@parliament.uk Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA 2L/6

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Just a reminder to parents that the library offers HOMEWORK HELP on a Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for any children aged 8 and over

ST NICHOLAS ART GROUP

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 £3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294829 2L/6

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