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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 213 : May 2019 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD Audio - Issue 125)


Flower Bench

Best Daffodil in Show

MINSTER & MONKTON GARDENING CLUB SPRING SHOW Congratulations to Miriam Smith (image left, receiving the cup) who came first for ‘Best Exhibit in the Show’ (pictured below).

Best Exhibit in Show

After seeing an article on BBC Newsround about the dog ‘poo’ problem around the country, 7 year old Louie, decided to make a ‘Poo Bag Dispenser’ for the village. Super proud mum, Vikki, said he had no help at all and has now attached the finished product to a fence between Cheney Road and the park. MPC Chairman expressed her thanks to Louie for his positive effort and said he was ‘an example to us all’. Let’s hope any dog walkers who get caught short without a bag will make the most of this young resident’s contribution to our village. Well done Louie.

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Waste & Recycling

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Route A | Route B

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May 10 / 24 | 03 / 17 / 31 June 07 / 21 | 14 / 21 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)

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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

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Pop Up Cafe - Minster


Spring Fayre - Patient Liaison Group



Seated/Chair Yoga - FREE Taster Session


15-18 Minster Playhouse - ‘The Final Twist’




It’s A Knockout



Minster WI Meeting


25-27 Abbey Patchers Biennial Quilt Show 2019 30

Pop Up Cafe - St Nicholas at Wade

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Open Gardens St-Nicholas-at-wade 8 Minster Twinning Quiz Night 15-16 Minster Village Art 15-16 Minster Open Gardens 26 29

Men’s Supper Club Cliffsend Open Gardens

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Minster Surgery Hours


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 7 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. 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: 4 June

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MOBILITY SCOOTERS AND WHEELCHAIRS Mobility scooters, wheelchairs, rollators, commode chairs and a few smaller disability aids are available for loan from Minster Matters to villagers and members of their families. We will also consider requests from residents in our neighbouring villages. We make no set charge for any of these but we’re 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, if you or someone you know needs to borrow any of these please do get in touch. We are very pleased to report that we have recently been offered some additional storage space for which we are very grateful, and we hope to be able to move some of our equipment into in the not too distant future. Thank you to those who following our appeal last month donated self propelled wheelchairs to us, I’m pleased to say we now have 3 of these. Finally, thanks also to those who have recently donated an unused zimmer frame, unused toilet frame and 2 pairs of crutches, these are all very much appreciated. Please ring/text Ray on 07864 345 019, 07914 623 287 or email if you would like to borrow any of these, at any time, or if you have something you’d like to donate. Thank you.

NORTHROP SERVICES KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING 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


Minster Matters are still looking for someone (or two) to help us with our audio recording once a month, or again maybe every other Kevin 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! Please ring/text us on 07864 345 019 or email

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10th ANNUAL SPRING FAYRE Our Annual Spring Fayre will take place on Saturday 11th May at Old Schools, Church St., as usual, and of course, as always Free Entry! Tables remain at £8 for small and £12 for large and are selling fast, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please see our poster on Page 8 of this publication for further details. Tickets for our “Grand Spring Raffle” with many excellent prizes, are on sale now at the surgery and will be drawn at our Spring Fayre. MISSED APPOINTMENTS - SADLY CREEPING UP AGAIN! A slight increase in GP but NURSES figures are disappointing 31 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 49 did not attend their nurse’s appointment! Still 80 wasted appointments and time costing the NHS approx £12,800. So Please remember -Don’t need it? Cancel it! By phone, text or online.


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“FRIENDS AND FAMILY” SURVEY Thank you to all those who take part and please continue to do so. We welcome all your comments, because any feedback - good or bad - can help us improve our service to you. A total of 139 patients responded last month with the following results: Extremely likely/Likely - 94% ; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 4% ; Unsure/Don’t know - 2% SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close at 12.00 Midday on the following days for the purpose of staff training: Wednesday 15th May; Thursday 27th June; Wednesday 24th July. BANK HOLIDAYS The surgery will be closed all day on: Monday 6th and Monday 27th of May. Please ensure you have sufficient medication to last you during these periods, and of course, please don't forget to include all the family who may need medication and also check when their “Medication Review” is due. Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for all the family, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For urgent/life threatening issues, dial 999 as normal. PATIENT LIAISON GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting or require further information on any of the above, then please contact Ken Self on 821200, Jeanne Lawrence on 821049 or email:

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Scott Steele was a member of the Playhouse for many years before he and Janette moved back to Scotland in 2012. Scott was born in Edinburgh and studied catering, taking a chef’s job in the kitchens of the Caledonian Hotel, where he met Janette, and they were later married. He took a job as an instructor in the well-respected catering arm of Thanet College in Broadstairs, and they lived in Minster for more than 20 years before his retirement. They moved to Crossmichael in Dumfries and Galloway in 2012, followed by a move to Carluke in 2016. Scott was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and after three years of treatment sadly died, at home, on April 7th this year. Scott and Janette travelled widely throughout their married life and enjoyed visiting many countries throughout the world. During their time in Minster they joined the Playhouse and he was the driving force in many productions in a wide range of activities, from set building, directing, acting, and for some years the Chairman of the Society, to all which pursuits he always gave one hundred percent of effort and enthusiasm. Scott and Janette typified the generous hospitality of the Scots and left behind many good friends in Thanet. Scott is survived by Janette and their two much loved Airedale dogs. He will be very sadly missed.

SCARECROW CHALLENGE Due to many factors it has been decided we will not be holding the Scarecrow Challenge over Open Gardens weekend in June this year. Apologies to anyone who may already be working on theirs, but we just do not have the time or manpower to get it organised. We hope we may be able to hold it again in 2020 but we’ll confirm that early next year. Thank you for your previous support, Ray

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISING YEAR and a VERY SUCCESSFUL DECADE During the financial year ending March 2019 we are able to purchase nearly £3000 of new equipment for the surgery, equipment that would not normally be available within a GP Practice. Our very first fund raising event was our SPRING FAYRE in MAY 2009 which raised just over over £400! Since then - over the past ten years - we have raised just over £35,000 and been able to present several items of specialist equipment and provide additional facilities to Minster Surgery. This would not be possible without the support of all our Patients and Friends, so would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement - THROUGHOUT THE LAST TEN YEARS! A full list of the equipment we have purchased this year can be seen on our notice board in the surgery. So please, if there are any suggestions that you may have for further facilities or equipment you might like to see, do not hesitate to let us know. PATIENT LIAISON 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: Ken Self on 821200, Jeanne Lawrence on 821049 or email

STALLS AT THE MINSTER SHOW Anyone interested in having a stall at this year’s show please contact Karen Brazil at Attwells or phone 07813 648 214 or email



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SEATED/CHAIR YOGA IS COMING TO MINSTER.… Tuesday Mornings Have you wanted to try Yoga but have trouble getting up and down off the floor? then this may be for you.... Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures (exercises) are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Classes typically target those who would find a conventional Yoga class too challenging. It is also a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice. Carol Stokes owner of Yogafit4you says "Today, the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga are well known – making it an extremely popular form of exercise. Chair yoga is a modification of ‘traditional’ yoga, featuring poses that are adapted so that they can be performed by everyone. The poses still maintain the basic body movements and mechanics of their non-seated counterparts including twists, lifts, bends and stretches with many benefits, improves strength, flexibility, mobility helping with joint pain and reducing stress and anxiety" Carol is an established Yoga Teacher with over 20 years experience and has been teaching in the village since moving here 4 years ago. Carol offers other classes workshops Yoga Breaks & Holidays. There will be a FREE taster session on Tuesday 14th May 10.30am -11.15am at OLD SCHOOLS, Church St., Minster, ( this 45min class will normally cost £5.00) although this session will be FREE, you will need to book your place prior to the event. To book your place call/text or email: 07581 369 776 for more information regarding this and other classes go to or Facebook & Instagram @yogafit4you

‘TREK THE ALPS’ After an unfortunate setback I am delighted to be able to say that I am going to carry on and do the ‘Trek The Alps’ challenge in June. Sponsor forms are available in Attwells. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, kindness, cards, gifts and prayers. Much love, Angela Keeler 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:-

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Firstly, I have to report that Peter Fairbrass our former President has passed away. He was a stalwart member and will be sadly missed. The Short-Mat season is now completed. The three league teams experienced mixed fortunes: The Hinds maintained their Division 1 status, but five of that side will not be available next season: The Abbots had a disappointing time and were relegated from Division 2: The Monks were runners-up in Division 3 and will therefore be promoted next season.


The winners of our Short-Mat in house competitions were:Men’s Singles - Mark Lendrum, Ladies Singles - Maureen Hedges, Morphew Cup - Barry Harris, Men's Pairs - Andy Empson/Glynne Hibbert Ladies Pairs - Meg Atkinson/Maureen Hedges, Gender Pairs - Paul Churchley/Brian Hedges, Wednesday Pairs - Mark Lendrum/Alan Blake, Mixed Pairs - Paul Churchley/Barby West, Mixed Triples - Babs White/Richard Muncey/Trevor Elson, Alf Wood Trophy - Diane Harris/Glynne Hibbert/Mark Lendrum, Friday Fours - the Team led by Andy Empson.

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 Outdoor season is now upon us with 90 fixtures arranged. We will also be hosting our usual Open Day for teams of non-bowlers, and The Bosom Pals will be holding their annual event. In addition, we shall be hosting the Isle of Thanet Ladies Champion of Champions contest, whilst the Open Pairs Competition, organized by Terry Harrison will be held in September. We will, as usual, be making our appearance at the Minster Show. The beginning of the playing year is an ideal time for new members to join the Club. We have already received eight applications in April for members, and more are welcomed. Tuition will be given for anyone new to bowls, and your membership fee entitles you not only to play lawn bowls, but also short-mat during the winter months. Anyone interested in trying their hand at bowls, or who wish to change clubs please contact me on 845637, or e-mail me on


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MINSTER WI Our speaker for the April meeting was Martin Heard who gave an interesting talk and slideshow on the ‘The Gardens of Impressionism’ - Monet and the other Impressionists as gardeners and painters of gardens in France. Dates for the Diary 21st May - Resolutions Meeting 11th June - Singing is Easy - Jayl De Lara Meetings are from 7.30pm in Minster Village Hall All are welcome

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 ▪

MINSTER SHOW GRAND DRAW The raffle normally contributes at least £900 towards the costs of running the Show. Last year the final balance from the whole Show was -99p. So, it shows how important the raffle is. We are very lucky to have the support of many businesses, friends and supporters of the Show who donate suitable prizes. We also have a dedicated team of helpers who sell and write tickets on the day. If you can help by donating a prize or joining the team please contact Karen in Attwells or phone 07813 648 214, thank you.



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In Aid of Church Funds and Building Fund Refreshments Available at Various Gardens Tickets: £3 More information nearer to the date If anyone in Cliffsend would like to open their garden for us Please ring Dorothy Darby on 597 228

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This year’s May Play

By the time that you read this, our May Play, the novel thriller, by Ken Whitmore and Alfred Bradley, is now in its final rehearsals and going very well. This lively and light-hearted play is complex to perform Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, which makes great demands on the actors but is also great fun. It is a classic Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, thriller packed with intrigue, humour and an ingenious plot. Infection control for Athletes foot and Charlie Nicholson has writer’s block, and is being chased by an “enforcer” Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare of the casino he owes a lot of money to. Merlin Foster, an acclaimed actor with many marriages behind him, has specific needs. He employs Charlie to We provide personal and reliable treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing write a script for him which must contain the perfect method and alibi for the murder of his wife, and to be theatrically convincing. Merlin’s young or residential care home or hospital wife, Eden, is to remain in the dark so that he can surprise her with the play. Day, evening, weekend appointments Merlin’s extreme approach to rehearsal worries Charlie, but he has to remain available by arrangement silent. When is a play not a play? When is a doorbell not a doorbell? And is Tel: 01843 866 601 that really a head in the bag? All is finally revealed in the murderous and Mob: 07749 999 584 surprising tale for the mystery lover. The play has a succession of twists and turns right up to the final curtain. It will be staged from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May at 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall. You can leave requests for advance bookings on the box office number which is 07501 894 381, and advance bookings are going well. We are a conservation building company that specialise in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period Autumn Play properties. Our September production this year will be a comedy by We are passionate about the preservation of our Georgina Reid, and is about a family of vagrants that has taken over a small historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of traditional methods and materials that have been used disused Methodist Chapel, much to the concern of the parishioners, who for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings call in the Social Worker to deal with them. The play looks at a number of combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and social issues, particularly homelessness. It gives the Minister and his women enables us to provide a service to suit the parishioners, as well as all of us, many soul-searching questions. It will be requirements of your building. directed by Sally Reynolds, and will be auditioning 23rd May; new actors Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing are always welcome. Please check our website for details and venue. The Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations play runs from September 25th to the 29th at the Village Hall. Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work All forms of Services and Treatments available for Foot and Nail care

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION The Armbouts-Cappel Art Show opened on Saturday 30th March and four of our members travelled across to see the exhibits which included many entries from Minster. Whilst there, a meeting took place to advise us of the events planned for the forthcoming Ducasse at the end June. A coach full of Minster locals will be travelling across to join in with our French friends, for what will be a fun day. Although the coach is full you can still put your name on the reserve list, it’s on Sunday 30th June and at a cost of just £10 per person where else could you get a better value day out. If you are interested ring Roy on 01843 319791. If you are thinking of booking a team for our Quiz Night on Saturday 8th June, please ring Carol on 07745 683 466 as soon as possible as space is filling fast for this popular night out. For just £5 per person you get a great night out which includes a tasty buffet, yes that’s right, a tasty buffet for just £5 per person. On Saturday 22nd June we have been challenged, by our French friends, to a Boules match, which has been gladly accepted and we are putting together a team to take them on. As you can see we are a very active and social Association putting on and attending many events each year. If you would like to get involved and enjoy these events then ring Roy on 01843 319791 for more details. Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare Services


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EXCITING NEWS ABOUT ST MARY’S CHURCH FABRIC Looking after a beautiful historically important and unique building like our church is not always a straightforward task. As a church we realise that we can’t find the large sums needed to maintain the church fabric and so we look to other organisations and grant making bodies to help with this. The PCC are currently working on two separate restoration projects with the fabric - funded by different sources. A. Chancel Repairs - for various historic reasons the responsibility of maintaining the chancel lies with the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral. The PCC contribute just over 1% towards any costs. External repairs to the chancel rainwater goods and roof began in April with scaffolding being erected outside of the church. And shortly after Easter scaffolding inside of the chancel for internal repairs. The vast majority of this is not funded by St Mary’s PCC. B. St Mary’s Restoration Project - this includes essential repairs to the south transept gable and other more general repairs; but also includes the installation of a toilet and small kitchen area into the North West corner of the nave and possibly essential repair works to the bells. The PCC are applying to the National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF) for a grant of £250k for these works. Sources of funding from other places will also be sought to meet the overall cost. Even if all these applications are successful the works would still not begin until 2020 at the earliest. The award of such grants is highly competitive. Part of this process is a community consultation programme to gather information to support why such works are essential for the future use of the building and to show how more people will use and visit the church for heritage purposes or otherwise. This consultation will begin in the next few weeks and there will be a display in church with more details. Paul Willins, Church Warden

COUNTRY EYE - HELPING KEEP THE RURAL COMMUNITY IN KENT SAFE Country Eye Ltd have built a free App for people living and working in the rural community. The app allows users to record and share information on crime, suspicious behaviour and damage in their home community or whilst out and about. The information collated through the app will give officers a greater understanding of potential problem areas. The app has been supported by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Safer Kent, National Farmers Union and BTF Partnership. The Country Eye app identifies four different Rural Categories which make up the majority of incidents that occur in the countryside. Theft: Vehicle, Metal & Cable, Machinery & Plant, Livestock, Outbuilding, Fuel & Oil and Equine. Farm Crime: Arson, Fly-Tipping, Trespass with and without Firearms, Criminal Damage and Suspicious behaviour with and without vehicles. Animal, Wildlife Crime: Poaching, Animal Welfare, Endangered Species & Conservation, Hare Coursing and Horse Crime. Heritage Crime: Off-Roading and Metal Detecting (without owner’s permission ) /Night Hawking The app has a knowledge section which highlights the key factors for each type of incident above to assist users. Sign up is simple; the system requires a contact number, email address and postcode. The app records and disseminates information using the phones camera and GPS location settings. Recording information is intuitive; users will click the camera icon, take an image, choose from a drop-down the type of crime, whether a crime reference number has been issued, and any other useful information. The location, time and date will be automatically recorded. The app can also use an existing image from the camera’s photo library. The application is not intended for emergency purposes; users should report to; 999 – (crime in progress) 101 – (crime committed) or report to Crimestoppers if they wish to remain anonymous – 0800 555 111 The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching Country Eye

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MINSTER VILLAGE ART invite you to their

2019 ART SHOW Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 10am - 4pm (Minster’s Open Gardens Weekend)

In the garden of the

THE NEW INN Admission Free Lots of Paintings and Craft Items for sale come along to browse or buy and enjoy a relaxing drink in the garden

Men’s Supper Club Wednesday 26th June 7pm for 7.30pm 56 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AJ. £8.50 for a BBQ, dessert and a drink. Come along and meet old and new friends. Please phone Peter to book your place at the supper club, on 447 692 or 07981 184 224

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MINSTER COURT 2019 Roy & Carol Bailey would like to say thank you to Minster Parish Council, Minster Matters, Businesses and People of the Village for all the support they have given both to themselves and the girls throughout 2018/19. Miss Minster - Jessica Law Deputy Minster - Lenhle Motsa Princesses - Mairead Harrison & Sophia Morris.

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support, to get involved in the rich variety of volunteerrun community projects in Thanet”.

A THANET project to combat loneliness and isolation is one of five across the UK to scoop a £50,000 award. Thanet Community Support Partnership (TCSP), part of Kent Coast Volunteering, was picked from 200 charities to pilot a new approach to age-friendly, inclusive volunteering. The project has received funding from the Centre for Ageing Better and Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport in order to marry up TCSP’s flagship central referrals service, which helps the isle’s older residents access the support and leisure services they need, with the charity’s highly successful volunteer outreach service, which matches individuals with volunteering roles within the Thanet community.

The Centre for Ageing Better awarded £250,000 of Government funding to five projects in North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, East Sussex, London and Kent. The aim of the fund was to develop good practice approaches that will help to promote and sustain the efforts of people over-50 who might face challenges to being involved in formal volunteering roles or who help their friends and neighbours in other ways which may not be recognised. Mr Scutt said: “People call us for a range of reasons. It may be that they don’t have friends or family, and would like to join our Good Neighbours (befriending) Service; they may need a gardener; or help with form-filling for a welfare benefit they are entitled to. As well as helping find them the support they require, we will now be able to see if they would like to volunteer when the time is right for them.”

Project Co-ordinator Chris Scutt said: “We are absolutely delighted that our project has been selected, especially given that there were so many other excellent proposals.” “We noticed that many users of our referrals service would actually make great volunteers and could themselves benefit from the rewards that volunteering had to offer. They just had barriers which prevented them from participating fully. The money will help us trial new ways of enabling those who get in touch with us for

Other projects awarded funding include: ‘Growing Connections’, which engages older volunteers in community gardens across London to grow food; ‘Late Spring’, an Age UK Oxfordshire project supporting bereaved people to take up volunteering opportunities; and ‘Hastings Age-friendly Volunteering’, which will establish a group of champions to inspire people of all ages to volunteer. Find out more by calling Kent Coast Volunteering on 01843 609337 or visiting

Volunteers and members of Kent Coast Volunteering outside the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, at their Community Fair last year


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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking? For May’s magazine, I went back to my favourite writer, Claire Macdonald, for inspiration. This is an amazing cake, which she disguises as a pudding (I saw through that one straight away!). I added lime curd to her fabulous recipe and the resultant cake was a treat to the taste buds. I have tried this using a gluten-free blend, too, and it worked very well – it is a fatless sponge anyway, so very light and fluffy. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Vanilla and Coconut Cream Cake (with added lime) 4 large fresh eggs 4oz/110g sieved self raising flour or a blend 4oz/110g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla essence Filling and topping: 1 pint/500ml double cream 1oz/caster sugar (omit for the lime version) 1tsp vanilla essence (omit for the lime version) 1 jar lemon or lime curd 4oz/110g desiccated coconut, toasted and cooled

MINSTER FLAG FLYING DIARY For May/ June On all other dates we will be flying the Village flag May 2


Princess Charlotte’s Birthday (4)

May 9


EU Day

May 19


Harry & Meghan’s Wedding Ann

May 26


County Day

June 2


Coronation Day

Jun 8


HM Queen official birthday

June 10


Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday (98)

June 21


Prince William’s Birthday (37)

June 29


Armed Forces Day

Preheat oven to 180 deg C, and line two 8” loose bottom sandwich tins with parchment (or spray with a “cake release” agent), and grease the sides. In a food processor or Kenwood, whisk the eggs, adding the sugar slowly until the mixture is thick. Allow a full 10 minutes to achieve proper thickness. Fold in the flour and vanilla. Divide between the tins and cook for 15-25 minutes (depending on the heat of your oven) until risen and golden brown. To test, they should have come away from the edges slightly. Tip the cakes out of the tins onto a wire rack and leave to cool. Whip the cream until stiff, adding the sugar and essence or lime curd. Plaster the first cake with 1/3 of the filling and sprinkle with some of the coconut. Sandwich the cakes together and ice the sides with 1/3 of the cream. Pick the cake up and wheel it through a bowl of the coconut to coat the sides. Top with the remaining icing and some coconut, plus lime to decorate. Chill slightly before serving. Claire notes that a serrated knife will cut a sponge more easily than a straightbladed one.


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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Firstly, I have to report that Peter Fairbrass our former President has passed away. He was a stalwart member and will be sadly missed. The Short-Mat season is now completed. The three league teams experienced mixed fortunes: The Hinds maintained their Division 1 status, but five of that side will not be available next season: The Abbots had a disappointing time and were relegated from Division 2: The Monks were runners-up in Division 3 and will therefore be promoted next season.


The winners of our Short-Mat in house competitions were:Men’s Singles - Mark Lendrum, Ladies Singles - Maureen Hedges, Morphew Cup - Barry Harris, Men's Pairs - Andy Empson/Glynne Hibbert Ladies Pairs - Meg Atkinson/Maureen Hedges, Gender Pairs - Paul Churchley/Brian Hedges, Wednesday Pairs - Mark Lendrum/Alan Blake, Mixed Pairs - Paul Churchley/Barby West, Mixed Triples - Babs White/Richard Muncey/Trevor Elson, Alf Wood Trophy - Diane Harris/Glynne Hibbert/Mark Lendrum, Friday Fours - the Team led by Andy Empson.

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The Outdoor season is now upon us with 90 fixtures arranged. We will also be hosting our usual Open Day for teams of non-bowlers, and The Bosom Pals will be holding their annual event. In addition, we shall be hosting the Isle of Thanet Ladies Champion of Champions contest, whilst the Open Pairs Competition, organized by Terry Harrison will be held in September. We will, as usual, be making our appearance at the Minster Show. The beginning of the playing year is an ideal time for new members to join the Club. We have already received eight applications in April for members, and more are welcomed. Tuition will be given for anyone new to bowls, and your membership fee entitles you not only to play lawn bowls, but also short-mat during the winter months. Anyone interested in trying their hand at bowls, or who wish to change clubs please contact me on 845637, or e-mail me on


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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 11th May at 7.30pm “ Dr. Jekyll and MR. HYDE “ The Isosceles Company return with the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson which has enthralled and fascinated the world for more than a hundred years…… Perhaps because a Mr. Hyde lurks deep within us all, watching….and waiting…. Tickets: £14 paid in advance/Friends. £16 on the doors.

Saturday 18th May at 7.30pm A concert with the Thanet Male Voice Choir in aid of The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Reg. Charity No 1155322 Tickets: “Unreserved Seating” £8 in advance/Friends, £10 on the doors. Sunday 19th May at 4pm “ SPRINGTIME SERENADE” From EMILY RENSHAW mezzo soprano and DAVID RUDDOCK piano A varied programme to include great classics such as The Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert together with popular numbers by Gershwin, Kern and Porter etc. Something for everyone. Tickets: All seats £10. Family Ticket £36 (2 adults/2 children) Saturday 25th May at 7.30pm WONDER WOMAN with Laure Meloy A combined programme with the Jamie Moore Ensemble and Wonder Woman – a one act song cycle. Tickets: £12 advance/Friends, £14 on the doors. Thursday 30th May, Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June at 7.30pm Sunday 2nd June at 2.30pm The Sarah Thorne Musical Society present “OLIVER!” Music, Lyrics & Book by Lionel Bart. Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery. (By arrangement with Musicscope and Stage Musicals of New York) Oliver is the most popular and loved of British musicals bringing to life one of Charles Dickens’ most enduring novels. A full cast and a 10 piece orchestra will make this a treat for all the family. Directed by Peter Barnett Musical direction by Jacob Bride Tickets: £14 paid in advance/Friends, £16 on the doors. Family ticket £52 (2 adults/2 children) Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to the web site for details of how to book On-line.

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Minster Parish Council Meeting Summary of April Meeting PCSO Butterworth was unable to attend but sent a written report. There had been 46 calls to Kent police over the last month including 2 burglaries, 2 offences of criminal damage and 4 thefts from motor vehicles, 2 of which had been left unlocked. Other calls related to traffic, domestic or other issues. He is currently making presentations to local groups about scamming in the hope of raising awareness. It seems that there have been regular complaints about youths on mopeds doing ‘wheelies’ in Tothill Street; PCSO Butterworth is trying to gather evidence to deal with the offenders so if you have any information such as times, dates and registration numbers, please forward it to him. Cllr. Crow-Brown reported that he had recently spoken with Senior Management at TDC and they have confirmed that the agency payment to Minster will continue for the next three years. This enables the parish council to continue to keep the village clean and well maintained. It was good to hear that Cllr. Crow-Brown, who has been very active in supporting the work of the parish council, is to stand for election again. Cllr. Pugh was unable to attend but outlined some of the work he had been involved in and confirmed that he too would be standing for election. This was welcomed. Both councillors thanked Cllr. Grove, who is standing down at this election, for his contribution to both District and Parish Councils, and also Cllr. Bailey for his contribution to the parish council. The Chairman echoed their thanks and said that both will be missed. The Chairman reminded everyone of the Annual Parish Assembly scheduled for 16th April. She reported that she had recently attended a number of hearings of the Local Plan Enquiry which continues until late May; she had put forward the views of the residents concerning housing developments and highways issues. The Chairman expressed her thanks to Vicky Clarke’s 7-year-old son who had used his initiative by making a dog poo bag dispenser and placing it at the entrance to the recreation ground. This positive effort by such a young resident is very welcome and is an example to us all.

May 2019 ● There was discussion about the Minster Parish Council chain of office and it was agreed that a new chain would be made in the style of the old one. A detailed estimate will be obtained. ● The new HMRC system called ‘Making Tax Digital’ comes into force this year and this means that our computer software needs upgrading. The Clerks have identified suitable software which will provide the upgrade as well as enabling online booking management; it has been recommended by other councils and by our auditor. The councillors voted to purchase this software. ● There is some subsidence at the southern end of the All Weather Pitch and a quotation has been obtained to replace mortar with stainless steel rods and address water build up; this will cost £850. It was agreed that the work is necessary and should go ahead. ● The meeting considered a planning application to build 25 dwellings (intended for occupation by persons aged 55 yrs. and over) at Hoo Farm, 147, Monkton Road, Minster. There were questions as to the impact of the loss of the commercial units, insufficient parking, highways access, lack of footpath and the ability to enforce the minimum age limit of purchasers. It was resolved that the council would object to the development. ● The Twinning association reported on a recently successful quiz night, was pleased that many villagers entered items in the Armbouts-Cappel Craft Fair and now had a full coach of people booked to attend France for the 21st Anniversary celebrations. ● In the public question time it was suggested that new developments such as that proposed at Hoo Farm should be required to install car charging points. The same person also mentioned concern at the use of cannabis by young people in the village; it has been reported to the PCSO. ● On 16th April the Annual Parish Assembly took place. This opened with reports on the past year from the Chairman and the Chair of the Finance committee, both of which will be available on the Minster Parish Council website; it was then followed by the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions. At the end of this assembly the Chairman welcomed Roy Burden, Derek Crow-Brown, Leanne McCarthy, Susan Sharp and Jack Whybrow, our 5 new parish councillors, who will formally take up their new roles on 7th May at the monthly meeting. Look out for more information on your new councillors in the next issue of this magazine.

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The Holiday Inn Express, Minster, would like to offer all the guests, of local weddings, accommodation at our hotel for all your friends and family with 10% off our best flexible room rate. To qualify your wedding for this discount please contact Jasmine, our Sales manager, on 01843 820 250 option 3 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)


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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of

(BCP = traditional language)

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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in MAY

Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden


Services this month are to be held at Monkton Methodist Church

592 071 Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate Holy day of Obligation


10.15am Holy Communion


10.15am Holy Communion


6.30pm Sung Evensong

12 19

each Sunday at 10.00am For other Catholic Services please


see Minster Abbey below

Rogation Walk across the Benefice

19 4.00pm Seamark Service


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

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

The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am

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

Sunday 6 May

Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am There is a tradition in the church of walking the Parish boundary once a year. As our four Parishes are so large we don't walk round them but walk between them!

Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer)

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster No Weddings at St Mary’s this month

All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’

Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster

We start at Chislet at 10.00am and finish at Minster at 5.30pm with plenty of food stops along the way.

No Baptisms at St Mary’s this month

(rule of St. Benedict) are warmly in our beautiful monastic chapel.

Rogation Walk across the Benefice 5.30pm Evening Reflection at Minster

Wantsum Benefice Walk the Walk!

Minster Abbey

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

3.15pm Service at Monkton Methodist Church

in Minster Abbey

welcomed to join us in prayer,

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Praise Service

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

Why not come and join us! For more information call the Vicar Richard, 821250

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

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Weekly Activities Monday 2.15pm Friendship Club

Tuesday 9.30am Sunny Tots (Birth to 5yrs) (Term time only)

Wednesday Thursday 2.00pm Home League 9.15am Prayer Group

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

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What’s On…


Every Wednesday Evening 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Royal British Legion 61 Augustine Road

at the Salvation Army Hall Tothill St., Minster

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

Wednesday 8 May Village Hall 7.30pm

£1.50 per session

Spkr: Don Wilks Butterflies of East Kent

All Welcome If you enjoy singing we’d love to see you there


MINSTER WI Tuesday 14 May

KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 11.30

Every Thursday from 10.30am ‘til 12 Village Hall, Cliffsend Hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and biscuits Just make a donation, no set prices.


7.30pm Village Hall Resolutions Meeting Members Only Secretary: Jan 07970 454 240

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 MAY - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744 AM




Minster Badminton

Tai Chi (not 6th or 27th)

VH Bowls Group

W.I. Darts (pm)

14th or

(not 14th)




Ladies Badminton (not 15th) Active 4 Life & Pilates

Minster Badminton

(not 2nd - 16th or 30th) Tea Dance (not 17th)

Dance Classes (not 17th)

Arts & Crafts (am) (not 17th)

VH Bowls Group (not 12th) Thursday 2nd Sunday 5th



Wed 15th & Saturday 18th Tuesday 21st

Gardeners Club Children’s Dance Class

Children’s Dance Class

Village Hall Committee

Minster Playhouse May Play Minster W.I Gardeners Committee (aft) W.I Games Night (eve)

Wednesday 22nd Saturday 25th


Children’s Party

Wednesday 8th Thursday 9th


Carnival Association Dance


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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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Monday-Friday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) Saturday & Sunday

15:00hrs to 21:00hrs

09:00hrs to 21:00hrs

Price Structure * Full Pitch : £42 hour

Off-Peak Full Pitch : £29 hour

Half Pitch : £29 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

Have you made your Will? If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate… The Government has! Make a Will now and be sure your family’s future is secure. For a friendly local and affordable Will Writing Service:

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details. Powers of Attorney also arranged. Home appointments available. Affiliated to the Society of Will Writers. Age nt of Ae gis Wealth Ltd www.a e

St Mary's Church, Minster Guided Tours of the Church and Tower Most Saturdays at 12.00noon and 2.00pm To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call

07958 813 577 to confirm that tours are taking place on the day of your intended visit The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily For party tours outside of the normal times please call the above number to make a booking

MINSTER RESIDENTS Introducing your local Gas Safety Registered plumbing and heating engineers

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

32 Ozengell Place Eurokent Business Park Ramsgate CT12 6PB

Boilers & Gas Appliances Annual Servicing & Repairs Central Heating Design & Installation Complete Bathroom Design & Installation All work Guaranteed Fully Insured & Qualified Gas Safety Register No 203531

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SIMON STAIT Complete Property Maintenance

01843 595 979

07727 687 538

From a leaky tap to a leaky roof - I’ve got it covered!! No job too big - no job too small For all your building or plumbing jobs, inside or out. Professional workmanship with quality materials and competitive prices. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laminate Floors, Flat-packs assembled, Ceilings & Walls, Painting & Decorating, Custom Radiator Covers, Staircases, Doors, Roofs, Locks, Sheds erected, Decking, Outside Taps, Fascias and Soffits, Guttering, Fencing, Windows, Washing Machines installed & Pipes boxed in. Fully Insured, Reliable Craftsman. Free Estimates and Consultations

Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIALS - SKY SATELLITE * Reasonable rates * Free estimates * * Discount for OAP’S * Julie Beaney, Minster 01843 823 466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472 612

16 High Street, Minster, CT12 4BU

If you are looking for a new Dentist and take your dental care seriously come in and see us. We do implants, Invisalign, dentures and cosmetic work, Professional Sportsguard, laser treatment. All children welcome. ‘NEW’ to our team - HCPC Podiatrist Give Sharon a ring on

01843 825 444 Please visit our website and read our blog at for details of all the services available Angelene Burton BChD (Pretoria) Graeme Van De Merwe BDS BSc (Hons)

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

Ring: 01843 848 588 (a.m. from l0.00) Web: Email: Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

CAR & VAN SALES TEL: 01843 869 600

57 2007 Renault Kangoo Van,

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,

09 2009 Toyota Aygo Platinum,

11 2011 Citroen C3 VTR+,




MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

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 …

163 2013 Nissan Micra,

13 2013 Vauxhall Adam Jam,




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 ……

13 2013 Peugeot 107, 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...


1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, black, integrated bluetooth phone system, low road tax, 30k miles LOW MILEAGE with service history and more All for ….. £4,895

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

All our cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet 1 CARLTON AVENUE, BROADSTAIRS, KENT CT10 1AB

TEL: 01843 869 600 EMAIL:

Insurance Approved Accident Repair Centre 14 PATRICIA WAY, PYSONS ROAD IND. EST., BROADSTAIRS CT10 2LF

TEL: 01843 862491

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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