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Your Friendly Village Newsletter Issue Number 131 : November2011 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

Find out what our Editor has been up to since having his cast removed Read his Editorial on page 3


OPEN DAY Friday 25th November 2011 & Monday 9th January 2012 Is your child 4 years of age before 31st August 2012 If so they could start at our school in September 2012 Why not give your child a taste of the welcoming, creative and challenging atmosphere that we enjoy at Minster Church of England Primary School. Wendy Stone, Head Teacher, and Alison Goodman Head of Foundation Stage, will be taking groups of parents and children around the school at various times during the day. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment. Molineux Road, Minster in Thanet, Kent CT12 4PS Telephone: 01843 821384


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10th Village Hall Committee AGM


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Royal British Legion Women’s Section AGM


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The next meeting of

Minster Parish Council will be held on:

Tuesday 1st November @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and bookings for both the above venues via can arrange to speak to the Council through the Parish Office 821 339 Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are Old Schools: bookings via available from the Clerk and are posted in the Jacque Sings: 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:Eric James: 821 744 9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 MM Subscriptions Email: Copies of the Magazine or CD are now

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Flowers by Vanessa EDITORIAL Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, Christmas gets ever closer, Late Night Shopping will soon be upon us, Weddings or Funerals so don’t forget to come out and support the village businesses that are Created with the “Personal Touch” opening especially for you that evening. Also make a note in your diaries of For designs with a difference the date for the Civic Carol Service at the Lych Gate, it is a really good carol Ray Vanessa Fairbrass singing event and needs all the support we can give it, so wrap up warm and (C&G qualified florist) come along to swell the numbers. Well the plaster is off now, and thankfully I’ve given back the mobility Rose Cottage, Manor Road, St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY scooter, I’m sure you can all imagine the ribbings I got, but I’ve got broad shoulders and thick skin so I took it all in good spirit. 01843 847 012 07934 420 837 Amy Since then I’ve been quite busy out and about around the County I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury 1P/5 judging for the Kent Village of the Year, something I’ve been involved with for 4 years now, and I really enjoy visiting other communities and seeing what they offer their residents. This year the overall winner was Elham (Minster didn’t enter) whilst the best newcomer was Allhallows both of Brenda which I was privileged to have done the judging for. Looking forward now to being invited to the two celebration parties (one can hope !) I’ve been asked if I can make mention here of the Twinning Association (Minster Window Company) A.G.M. which is on the Wednesday 16 November at the Neighbourhood Property Maintenance Centre, they are in real need of more members to keep the group going, so please if you have any interest in this part of village life and would like to get Eve Building Work a bit more involved then mosey along there and make yourself known to the committee. Plastering * Rendering I’d like to thank all those who put themselves forward to help us with uPVC Windows & Doors our deliveries of the magazine, it is very much appreciated, however we are uPVC Fascia, Soffits & Guttering still looking for someone to take on The Lanes/Thorne/Ebbsfleet/Cliffsend Diane Repairs to existing double glazing area (43 magazines) which would require a car driver to do it as it spreads Misted up sealed units replaced right down beyond Pfizer’s Sports Ground. Any willing volunteers ?? Garage Doors * Decking If you’re a business owner in the village then make sure you read the letter from Morton’s Fork re promoting businesses in the village, it’s not only the restaurants and pubs who would benefit, with a little bit of self help Nora Call on a whole lot of businesses could see a rise in their customer numbers, so please read it and get in touch with Shaun or Stuart. I’ve heard the Braille Embosser should be with us before this magazine ‘hits the streets’ so once we’ve got it set up and running we’ll be announcing 2P/6 our official ‘Office Opening’ day when we’ll invite you all along to see Sue where we are and what we can offer, maybe we’ll even tempt you with a sip or a nibble - watch this space for further information next month - hopefully A.J.Cliffe & Sons we can get it organised for before Christmas as December is quite a month (Butchers) Ltd for us. Now taking Sadly we are likely to lose our Parish Meetings reporter as she is leaving Christmas Keith the village to move across the other side of the county, however she has orders ! offered to carry on until we find a new recruit, (the assistant Clerk is going to For all your email the Minutes to her), so if anyone is willing to attend monthly Parish Festive Council meetings and write us up a short synopsis of the interesting points Season Katie raised we’d love to hear from you. Canterbury House, Our Nora is working on a new piece of software that we intend to make available via our Monkton Road, Minster website, which will hopefully enable us to create an online cookbook (maybe later we Tel: 01843 821288 1L/1 can even get it in print). However to make it a success it will require input from as many of you as is possible, as we require you to upload your favourite recipes (with pictures if possible) be they dinners, sweets, biscuits, wines or whatever. What particularly interests us are those that maybe Grannie or Mum have used for years and years that you’ve now got tucked away, or that YOGA CLASSES you still use on a regular basis, or any other interesting ones Starting in Minster that you’d like to A gentle form of yoga, adapting the poses to 61, High St share with others. the individual, and using the breath to bring off with our Watch this magazine a sense of peace and wellbeing to the body Minster and the mind for more details later. Tel: Junior Stylist Well space has beaten For further information contact: me again so that’s it! 824000 on production of this advert2L/8 Sarah Shaw 01843 826423 Where’s Zac’ ?

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Minster Parish Council are able to provide photocopying at the Parish Office above the Library. Office opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 - 12.30 Copy costs: Black & White A4 - 10p each Colour A4 - 25p each Black & White A3 - 20p each Colour A3 - 50p each Volume discounts available also double sided copying Contact the Clerk for more information on 01843 821339 or email:

FLU DAYS - A GREAT BIG THANK YOU We like to say "A GREAT BIG THANK YOU" to all those who contributed so generously by participating in our fund raising raffle in aid of our "Spirometer Micro Lab" project. Also, thank you to those generous patients who kindly gave us a donation as well. It was also very encouraging for us to have so many people show such a genuine interest in what we were aiming to achieve. Together with the funds we anticipate raising during our Christmas Bazaar, our target is virtually in sight, and as a result, hope to have purchased the equipment and have it ready for use, in the surgery, by Christmas. This far exceeds our expectations and is purely down to the support and generosity of our Patients, so once again, thank you very much.

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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Just in case anyone does not know yet - which I doubt very much - we are holding a "CHRISTMAS BAZAAR" on SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER in the "Old Schools" Please come along and give us your support to ensure we hit our target. Father Christmas will be joining us as well, which will present a good photo opportunity for all you Mums, Dads and Grand Parents. He will also be making the draw for our raffle at 12.30 so you never know you might win one of the top prizes : A Festive evening meal for four at “Smugglers Retreat Table Table Restaurant” OR Breakfast with Father Christmas in his Grotto for a family of four OR Over night stay at “Holiday Inn Express” for a family of four. TRAINING DAY Please note that the surgery will be closed from 12.00 midday onward , on Tuesday 8th November, for the purpose of staff training. If any patient needs to see a doctor during this time, please contact "DOCTORS ON CALL" via the normal surgery number -821333. Or you can also call "'NHS DIRECT" on 0845 4647 for confidential health advice and information for you and your family. Thank you. PATIENT LIAISON GROUP MEETINGS Our next meeting is on Tuesday 25th October where we will be finalising arrangements for our Christmas Bazaar and we will then decide the date of the meeting that will be held at the end of November. In the meantime, if you have any issues you would like to raise or require further information on any of the above, please contact: KEN SELF on 821200 or JEAN TAYLOR on 845072

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MORTON’S FORK’S MISSION TO PUT MINSTER BACK ON THE MAP As many of you know we are trying to arrange a meeting with Thanet District Council with regards to “Putting Minster back on the Map”. After hearing many people remark that Minster is losing its village feel and is being left out by the rest of the Isle of Thanet, we met with Roger Gale last week. Mr Gale told us what we already know, that this is a lovely Village. We would like to take this opportunity to organise, with the assistance of local people and businesses, to put Minster back on the map, with community focused events all year round and encourage visitors back to the area. Minster has a lot to offer , as well as being a wonderful place to live, and we think it is not promoted well enough in the local area. Local businesses in the Village have been approached and we hope to set up a meeting very soon to see what we can do to, individually or collectively, to raise our profile. However, we would like to encourage everyone in the Village to be involved and if anyone has any ideas for promoting the Village, please contact Shaun or Stuart at Morton’s Fork on 823000, or pop in for a coffee and a chat. Other towns are losing their businesses and we do not want this happening in Minster. Yours sincerely, Shaun Newstead, Morton’s Fork.

BLOOD DONOR SERVICE AND MINSTER VILLAGE HALL As a Trustee of the village hall, I would like to correct some strange rumours circulating the village regarding the Blood Donor Service and the village hall. The service has used the hall three times a year for the last 20 years and they have always paid for the hiring. They have always hired Fridays and the hall has accommodated them. In fact, they have already used two Fridays this year. Their booking service wished to change their third hiring to a Tuesday which, due to prior bookings, we could not accommodate, so they arranged to have a mobile unit in the Bell Inn car park. If, in the current economic climate, the service feels that our hire charges are too high for the number of donors attending, that is entirely their decision, but bear in mind that the village hall is a charity and our income is made from hiring out the premises. It is management policy that the hall is never hired out free of charge as that would set a president and the many other very worthwhile organisations that use the hall would also demand it for free and, therefore, we would have no income to maintain it. I hope this explains the situation and we will always accommodate the blood service on Fridays. Eric James, Trustee of Minster Village Hall. (from the First Ed. of the Isle of Thanet Civic News - Spring 1994)

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Father Christmas is making time to carry out several visits to the Minster area in the build up to the Festive season thanks to the kind generosity of the “Smugglers Retreat Table Table” Restaurant, Minster. Firstly, with his “Little Elf”, he will be attending the “Christmas Bazaar” at the “Old Schools” on Saturday 19th November, between 9.00am and 1.00pm, where he will be available for Parents and Children to take photographs. And the children will be able to hand their letters to him in person! While he is there, he has also agreed to draw the raffle that is being run by the Patient Liaison Group at Minster Surgery, where some lucky children could win a prize to have “Breakfast with Father Christmas” in his Grotto, or some lucky family could win a “3 Course Festive Evening Meal” as well! Next, he will pay a surprise visit to “Minster Primary School” in December, to personally wish them all a “Happy Christmas” and of course the children will again be able to hand over their letters in person! He will then take up residency in his new “Grotto” at the “ Smugglers Retreat Table Table Restaurant” for the remainder of the month. For further information on any of these events please ring 821200. Patient Liaison Group. The Queens Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated by an extended Bank Holiday weekend , Saturday 2nd - Tuesday 5th June 2012. The Parish Council are considering how best to celebrate the event. To help them make a decision it would be helpful to know what events are already being planned by streets / organisations / businesses in the village. If you are planning an event or if you have particularly strong views on how the occasion should be marked and are willing to help organise an event then please let the Parish Council Clerk know. Contact Kyla Lamb – Parish Clerk – Tel: 01843 821339 or email

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My name is Jemma, I am a local girl who has always loved the village, and it has always been my dream to open my own shop here. I knew there was a need for haberdashery supplies due to the popularity of the various craft groups in the local area. Homeware and gifts were something that I personally felt were missing from the village and would help the community to shop local and avoid the traffic and business of getting to Canterbury or Westwood Cross. The combination of the two aspects came naturally to me as an avid seamstress with a background in fashion and interiors. In the recession so many people are trying to find alternatives to spending a fortune in ‘built up generic shops’, I am trying to provide inspiration and materials for those who want to have a go and make it themselves, plus I also offer affordable unique products for those who love a different shopping experience. My shop will be open for Late Night Shopping in the village on Tuesday 29th November and every Thursday in December, leading up to Christmas, from 9am to 7pm. Our website at will be live from early in November or you can find us now on Facebook at or on Ebay at Jemima’s Locket 77A High Street, Minster CT12 4AB tel: 07903 143 173 I look forward to welcoming you to my shop, Jemma.

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EVENING WALK On one of my recent evening walks, dozens of house martins were flying about me, feeding up, getting a good intake of protein ready to roost for the night, and soon their migration. 18th Century I walked through across the concrete path that separates the fields of salad crops growing quality & character so neatly each side of the path. Guest rooms Before this point in time I had walked to the top of the village, and then down through the fields, and enjoyed the vast expanse of beautiful countryside and the horizon that takes the eye from £62 per night from the far point of Sandwich, to the Bell Harry tower of Canterbury Cathedral. A Skylark Self Catering rose from the field at my side, and then another, sang a little song for me. from £200 per week On my way I had passed the wild Fennel and had crushed some in my hands, and I could Discounts for longer stays. smell the delightful aroma from this as I trundled down through the fields. Back now to my walk towards the level crossing beyond Durlock, and in the blue evening 1P/6 sky, about 6 o’clock, the white jet streams spreading across the sky, and I could hear SECURE STORAGE the distant roar from way up high of the engines. I imagined in my head the passengers FOR BOATS, CARAVANS, sitting there, all excited at their coming holidays, perhaps, and ordering their first MOTORHOMES, TRAILORS etc drink. Oh! how lovely, I love this and can’t wait until my next holiday in December. Ÿ Hard Standing. A modern train passed by on the tracks, the new shaped nose of these trains speeding Ÿ Perimeter Fencing. its way to London town. Ÿ Owners On-Site 24 hours a day. My feet kicked a piece of blue and white flint, and this took my mind back centuries, Ÿ Security Lighting. Water / Electric (at additional cost) as we know the age of these pieces of rock. Also the tiny black smooth stones Ÿ Locked access gate at night. everywhere, brought up by the plough, worn smooth by the ocean when it lapped the Ÿ Dogs on premises shores around our village. 07774 146602 I gathered a sprig of wild Hops on my return, after gazing about me and as always 1L/ in awe at our beautiful church steeple standing tall and proud beckoning me home. I Councillor Mike Roberts can see this sight from my kitchen window, always as I make my cuppa, morning, noon and night. your I again thought to myself, how fortunate we are to have this peaceful and pleasant Conservative walk so close and easily accessible. Yvonne Councillor for the Thanet Villages Ward

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Messages.... Minster Mayhems and their friends will be dancing at Late Night Shopping on Tuesday 29 November. Please come along from 6.20 and support them; they have been working really hard this year at the Folk Festivals in the area representing Minster and Cliffsend children. Mayhems have a reputation now for excellent Morris dancing and fantastic Maypole ribbon patterns. The children would like some more friends to come and join them as some have progressed into the adult sides and more are needed to carry with the good work so far. Mayhems meet Fridays in term time at The Old Schools from 5-6pm and it costs £1 per child to attend - this pays for the hall hire.

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Congratulations to….. Anya Morling and Samuel Stockbridge who completed the Summer Reading Challenge at Minster Library and so were entered in the prize draw.Both received book tokens Well done!

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB 2011 A SEASON OF ACHIEVEMENT The Minster flag is flying high this year, and deservedly so, as the playing achievements on the green have been more than matched by the sterling efforts of the dedicated volunteers who work ‘behind the scenes’ ensuring the whole process works smoothly. So fulsome thanks and praise to those who made success possible, the players and the volunteer supporters. In short well done Team Minster… A gentle reminder; the AGM on 25th November, is your chance to vote and contribute to the wellbeing of the Club. The Management Committee will be putting forward the following proposal: “A position to be created on the Management Committee for a Short Mat Section Competitions Secretary”. The purpose is twofold. Firstly, to increase short mat section representation on the main Committee and secondly, to bring more width and strengthen the Short Mat section committee. Your committee is delighted to announce that a Dance is scheduled for Friday 6th January. The band has been booked and a pig, cow and turkey are being fattened for the cold carvery. This is expected to be a great start for our 75th anniversary celebrations. Tickets will be on sale shortly and available at the AGM. The idea of a firework display has been thwarted by the greenkeeper who refused the placing of roman candles and rockets on the green. Spoil sport! Finally, nominations are still required to fill committee positions especially that of secretary. If you do not wish to be on the committee but can help in any way please contact, Ken or Brian Davis. Help with organising teas for home summer fixtures would be greatly appreciated. I hope to see you at the AGM. Brian East Date’s for your Diary: 25th November, 7.00pm AGM 6th January NEW YEAR DANCE 15th April (To be confirmed) OPENING OF THE GREEN



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MINSTER-IN-THANET WI At the October institute meeting, president Joan Backler welcomed eight visitors, four of whom enrolled during the evening. They heard a report of our recent day of classes with tutors in mosiacs, sugarcraft and tai-chi, with lunches cooked and served by a team of W.I. members and later joined members in listening and participating in an interesting, and at times, entertaining talk by voice coach Dr. Peter Giles. Refreshments were accompanied by cakes baked by committee members, which were sold at £1 per portion to raise funds for the W.I.’s own Denman College. Our next meeting is on TUESDAY 8th NOVEMBER. This our Annual Meeting, for members only, is when a new committee will be elected and new officers appointed, and at which wine and cheese, and cakes, will be served at refreshment time. An open Coffee and Chat morning will be held in the committee room of the Village Hall on THURSDAY, 17th NOVEMBER – non-members will be warmly welcomed.

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION We are busy making plans for our future events and look forward to meeting many of you at our AGM. We have now booked a quiz night tor Saturday 3rd December at 7.30 pm. Teams should be of a minimum of 6 people and tickets can be purchased in advance from the Royal British Legion Club, telephone 821471. Tickets are £5.00 per person, which includes food. We shall also be holding a raffle. REMEMBER THAT our AGM is to be at the Library & Neighbourhood Centre at 7.30pm on 16th November. New members and ideas are being sought so please come and join us or offer some support. French speakers and students are especially welcome. So the decided diary dates are: 16 November:- AGM at the Library & Neighbourhood Centre at 7.30 p m 3 December: - Quiz at RBL Club at 7.30 pm 27 May 2012:- Anniversary Celebrations at the Village Hall 03 June 2012:- Fun Day with a Royal flavour Race Night will probably be next year now, but watch this space as there may be something special afoot. NOTE: Armbouts Cappel Nouvelles - Septembre 2011 – now available at the library.



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The former 'Village Stores' which is now a surprisingly spacious family home comprising :large reception room + kitchen/diner + utility room 4 bedrooms, family bathroom useful attic room garden, off street parking

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Excellence in Quality of Theatre, for the People of Minster Village. “Beauty and the Beast” Rehearsals are well under way – Good and Bad Fairies are bickering, Leading Lady is simpering and the Dame is mincing. Performances, in Minster Village Hall, are Wednesday November 30th through to Saturday December 3rd, with a matinee on the Saturday. Times are 7.30 for the evening performances, and 2.30 for the matinee. Tickets prices are £5.00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinee, and £7.00 for the Friday and Saturday evening performances. Box Office is now open – call 01843 22020

“Cabaret of Comedies” Played on both nights to a full house and was a tremendous success. We would like to thank all who attended both evenings and hope you will keep on supporting MPH in the future.

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Late Night Shopping in Minster will be on the 29th November. Minster School Choir will be singing outside The Gossip Shop from 6pm. The Christmas lights will be officially switched on by Luke Lucas of X Factor fame ably assisted by Miss Minster and her Princesses at 6pm. Minster Mayhems and their friends will be Morris Dancing in Norton Drive to entertain you while you are waiting to see Santa in his Grotto also in Norton Drive. The Minster Salvation Army Band will be playing during the evening. Participating businesses will be open until 8 or 8.30pm offering special offers or treats to customers. This year we welcome the two newest businesses in the village namely, ‘Greens’ the Greengrocers and ‘Jemima’s Locket’ they are opening for their 1st Late Night. Please make sure you drop in and say hello. You will be able to meet Luke after the School Choir has finished singing, you will also be able to buy his official souvenirs which he will gladly sign for you. This has become another annual event in our lovely village. We do try and make it a special evening and a start to the Christmas Festivities. This does cost the businesses a fair bit to open for the evening and if they aren't supported they will not open in the future and this evening will be finished. This is also the reason that we regret we do not allow other traders to attend ( ‘Simon the Gloman’ originates from Colebrook and Sturrock and donates towards the Xmas Lights). Please come along and support your local shops and meet up with friends, the atmosphere is fantastic. As the saying goes "Use it or lose it". We look forward to seeing you all on the 29th. Karen

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‘MESSY CHRISTMAS’ For more details contact: Captain Lyn Hargreaves on 01843 822308 or 07505 171 769 The Salvation Army Tothill Street, Minster

CHRISTMAS SALE Saturday 19th December 10.00am-12.30pm Gifts, Crafts, Cakes, Toiletries, Lunches and more For more details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves on 01843 822308 or 825178 The Salvation Army Tothill Street, Minster

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE 10.30am Followed by CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH Sunday 25th December - 12.30pm For anyone who will be alone who would like to share with other people on Christmas Day. Come and join with others and enjoy food and entertainment. For more details and to book contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves on 01843 822308 or 825178

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The Civic Carol Service will be held at the Lych Gate on Tuesday 13th December at 7.30pm All welcome.

CHRISTMAS PSYCHIC FAYRE SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER Minster Village Hall 10am - 4pm Lots of Mediums offering Spirit & Tarot, Aurasoma & Psychometry Readings £8 Varied stalls offering ideas for Christmas gifts Tombola for Cats in Crisis & Stall for Hospice Tea Bar open all day offering food and drink at low prices Entrance £1 includes tea & biscuits, children free Contact Kay on 01843 297665 for further information

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FREE JUBILEE TREES FOR COMMUNITIES Royal Jubilees are always a great excuse for a party. This Jubilee, you can celebrate and have fun with your community in a way that leaves a lasting legacy by planting a free pack of trees from the Woodland Trust. Thousands of groups across the UK have already received free trees from us – apply for yours today for delivery in February, March or November 2012. Designed to help make planting with your local community as easy as possible, the packs are available in two sizes – either 105 trees or 420 trees - and are themed to help you choose the best mix for your local area. ○ Wildlife: Blackthorn, hawthorn, hazel, birch, rowan, oak ○ Year-round colour: Hawthorn, hazel, birch, rowan, cherry, dogwood ○ Wood fuel: Ash, birch, cherry, oak, hornbeam ○ Wild harvest: Hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, elder, dog rose All packs also include a special royal sapling, grown from tree seeds collected on royal estates such as Sandringham and Windsor. Schools and youth groups Apply today for a hedge or copse pack, each containing 60 trees to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Copse Pack Perfect for planting a small wooded area or 'copse'. Each pack contains 20 each of birch, rowan and cherry, plus a royal oak sapling. Hedge Pack An excellent habitat for wildlife, this pack can be planted to create a traditional hedgerow. Each pack contains 12 of each hawthorn, hazel, holly, dog rose and dogwood, plus a royal oak sapling. Visit for details of how to apply.


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ANIMAL SERVICE held on 2nd October at St Mary’s. There was a large number of people, many of whom brought along their pets. All of whom behaved admirably. We had several tortoises, cats, dozens of dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, hamsters, hedgehogs and, believe it or not, even a very sweet little pony!!

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Keep fireworks in a closed box Follow the instructions on each firework Light them at arm’s length using a taper Stand well back

8 Never go back to a lit firework 9 Never put fireworks in your pocket 10 Never throw fireworks 11 Keep pets indoors

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November 2011 MINSTER PARISH COUNCIL UPDATE - Meeting 4th October 2011



Policing Members voiced concerns that the police presence in the rural areas would stop in the near future and be replaced by a PCSO service. Minster had low crime figures and the fear was that these figures would increase if there was not a police presence within the Village. The Council noted the comments of P.C. Burgess on reported crime figures and how these details could be accessed by typing in the post code on the Kent Police website. It was noted that there has been incidents of anti-social behaviour at the Recreation Ground and other locations within the Village and expressed concerns that unless these matters were dealt with by the Police residents may take their own unilateral action. The Council agreed that they write to the Chief Constable of Kent Police expressing the concerns of the Village that the plans to reorganise policing services within rural areas would result in crime figures increasing. Queens Jubilee Celebrations The Parish Council agreed to support in principle the staging of a Son et Lumiere subject to further costings being made available. Planning 1. Following a request by Minster Scouts to erect a scouts hut on the Recreation Ground, members noted that having considered the report of the Clerk, that the covenants on the Recreation Ground would not allow for the erection of this building. 2. The application for the demolition of the cooling towers at Sandwich be ‘called in’ to ensure it is heard by the Council’s Planning Committee.



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Church News and Service Times St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services In

NOVEMBER 2011 6th November 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Family Praise 6.30pm: service at Monkton 13th November 9.00am: no service this week 10.45am: Remembrance Service 20th November 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Morning Worship

Ss. Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev Marcus Holden 592071 --------Parish Office: Ss Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate, CT11 7DS ----------------Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry.

Minster Abbey 27th November 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW) 6.30pm: Advent Service of Light

Mid week services at St Mary’s at 10.30am St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In NOVEMBER 2011 6th November 6.30pm: Evensong 13th November 10.15am: Remembrance Service 20th November 11.00am: Holy Communion with the Methodists 27th November 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW)

Weddings at Minster Parish Church: 17th September: Katy London and Alan Gent 17th September: Louise Maxted and Vincent Glisson

Funerals 22nd August: John Luxford (84) in Minster Parish Church and Cemetery (with apologies - date omitted last month)

20th October: Ronald Spreadbury (76) in Minster Parish Church and Cemetery 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.

“Always Remembered” An opportunity for us to remember our departed loved ones at a special service at: St Mary’s, Minster 7.30pm Wednesday 2nd November “All Souls” All welcome.


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822308 or 825178 Weekly Programme Sunday Jigsaw - Sunday School 11.00am – 12.00noon Morning Family Worship 11.00am – 12.00noon Evening Worship 6.00pm – 7.00pm Monday Baby Group (Parents & Babies up to 12 months), 9.30am - 12.30pm (Term time only) Friendship Club (Over 50’s), 2.15pm – 3.30pm Pilates 6.30pm - 7.30pm (For details ring Andy on 07505399512) Tuesday Parents and Tots 9.30am - 11.30am (Term time only) Wednesday Keep Fit 10.15am – 11.15am Home League 2.00pm – 3.45pm Pilates 6.30pm-7.30pm (For details ring Andy on 07505399512) Thursday Prayer Meeting and Quiet Time (in member’s home) 9am - All welcome please ring for details Fridays/Saturdays Other events happening see Minster Matters or Church Noticeboard for details.

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November 2011

Clubs & Events

MOTHERS UNION MINSTER & MONKTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING Saturday 5th November 9.30am - 11.30am Old Schools Coffee and Sales Tables. All Welcome NEXT MEETING Wednesday 16th November 7.30pm Village Hall Mr. “Dusty” Miller on “Pest Warfare” Points Competition: A photo of a garden pest All Welcome

NEXT MEETING 9th November 2.00pm at St Mary’s Church Speaker: Fran Kimmons New members always welcome Our Deanery meeting was well attended and our Speaker Marylyn Collins gave us a good insight into the A.F.I.A (Away From It All) holiday which the M.U sponsor

SATURDAY MARKET combines with the Abbey Patchers on 12th November in The Old Schools (Please see separate advert on page 14 for further info)




CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING Wednesday 21st December 7.30pm Village Hall

Starts again 2nd November 12.00noon to 1.00pm in the Old Schools All welcome




CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday 19th November 9.00am - 1.00pm Old Schools Tables only £6 small or £8 large ARTS & CRAFTS - REFRESHMENTS TOMBOLA - LOCAL BRING & BUY BRIC A BRAC - ANTIQUES BOOKS - CAKE & CARD STALLS To book/information/contact Ken Self on 821200 All proceeds towards local fund raising projects Current project: to purchase, for the surgery, a new "Spirometer Micro Lab" ( Not available through the NHS!)

THE NEW INN 1st Monday of the month is QUIZ NIGHT Max 6 per team £2pp or £5pp with food

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 16th November 7.30pm at the Neighbourhood Centre

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Monday 14th November 7.30pm


For further information Miriam Smith 822589

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday 10th November 8.00pm All Welcome.



Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Ladies come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm All Welcome Phone Pat - 822622 or Maureen - 823434 CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033 SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market

Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 8th November 7.30pm Village Hall Election of new Officers and Committee New members welcome COFFEE & CHAT Thursday 17th November 10.00am - 12.00noon Village Hall Committee room All welcome Further details: 821965

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 13th November 2011 Those taking part in the parade should meet at the Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Club at 10.00am The Service commences at St Mary’s Church Minster at 10.45am Afterwards refreshments will be served at the Club Open Day, and entertainment is provided by the Big Beverly Band Everyone Welcome


MINSTER HEALTHY WALK meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) at 9.00am for a 9.15am start The walk is suitable for all ages and is a gentle pace as well as buggy friendly It lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, afterwards we enjoy refreshments at Minster Library If you are interested in joining our walk please contact Michelle Mannering on 841082

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November 2011 Events/Sports

Fancy a go at Indoor Bowling

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Everybody over the age of 11yrs welcome Flat indoor footwear must be worn Refreshments available

In aid of Monkton Nature Reserve

Saturday 26th November at Monkton Village Hall. ŸQuestions start 7-30pm Event ends 10-30pm ish Ÿ£5-50 per person including Ploughmans Lunch

Come along to Minster Bowls Club Between 2.00pm @ 5.00pm on 18th November Contact your local KCC Warden for more information Minster, Monkton - 07811 271302 Westgate - 07969 583922 Cliffsend & Pegwell - 07969 584178 Sarre, Manston, Acol & St Nicholas - 07969 584182

ŸBring your own drinks and glasses ŸUp to 8 people per team/table ŸRaffle with lots of prizes* *Raffle will be held on the night with prizes including a festive meal for four at the local Premier Inn.

Please call 01843 822666 to book SANDWICH




MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9.00am -12.00noon Mon-Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 12:00noon (Off-Peak) 9:00am to 9:00pm 3:00pm to 9:00pm Price Structure * Full Pitch : £31/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £20/hour Half Pitch : £20/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:

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Editor’s gone on holiday…. now whose going to keep everything in order! Wonder if he’ll bring me back a stick of rock???? Mozart Requiem

Neruda Trumpet Conerto

Pergolesi Magnificat

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for November

Bridget Tizzard Soprano June Woodland Alto Daniel Bartlette Tenor Jon Williams Bass Richard Deacon Trumpet

The Sandwich Sinfonia


Leader George Simpson

Julian Sampson and Robert Tapsfield - Conductors

St Mary’s Arts Centre Sandwich 7.30pm Tuesday 15th November 2011

Come along to one of our sessions on a Tuesday or Sunday evening. We are an extremely friendly group and will lend you bowls to get you started. It’s well worth trying !!




6pm to 9pm


7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm


No Bowls


6pm to 9pm


7pm to 10pm

No Bowls 22nd

7pm to 10pm


No Bowls


Tickets £8 in advance (£10 at door)

Sunday 6th November - v Westgate. Start 6pm - Whites/Greys Sunday 20th November - Phoenix Cup. Start 6pm - Whites/Greys

Lady Elegance - 6 King Street Sandwich, Tylers 104 High Street Deal, choir members and from Mervyn Jones 01304 620811

Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 821447


Minster Matters

November 2011

(Est 1935)

Cllr Bob Grove



Est 1976

Interior/Exterior Painting Bob is now holding Drive & Patio Cleaning regular surgeries Flat Pack Assembly every Loft Ladders Fitted 1st Wednesday Fencing/Gates ~ Lawns Cut of the month in Sheds & Greenhouse Erected The Neighbourhood Centre or Repaired at 1.15pm General Repairs&Maintenance

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Minster Matters School Page Editors this month were Jodie Ellis and Anna Impey-Shaw

November 2011 Hannah Is Fun Hannah is one of my best friends. She is my friend because she is pretty, friendly, fun and good. Hannah is also very cheeky in school and out of the school. She is sometimes good and sometimes bad in school. Journalist Club

Bens Today we are going to Bens to go shopping, it’s like a mini Tesco. You can by a lot of food such as Whispers, Kitkats, Twix, Mars, lollypops, Haribos and Minstrels. There is also semi skimmed milk. You can also by sausages with mushrooms, broccoli and coke. Also there a bakery By Emily Giardina and Liberty Danes

Journalist club is where you eat your lunch in Miss Wood’s classroom, then at half past twelve you go into the I.C.T suite and write an article about anything you want to do. Then Ray or Miss Wood check’s it then you go on anything you want. By Danny Spain

All About Me My name is Anastasia Impey - Shaw. I am 10 years old. I have 3 brothers, one called Toby, he is 9 years old, I have one called Benjamin, he is 7 years old and I have one called Theo, he is 6 months at the end of this month. I live with my Mum, my step Dad and my brothers. By Anastasia

Parking Outside School When your parking outside of school I hope you’re parking in a proper spot. Because when I’m walking home from school I’m seeing cars parked on the path. So please can you not park on the path, because people can’t get through. By Grace McDonald !

Jodie and Mollie Mollie, she is so talented she is really good at maths. The thing that is really good about Mollie is she is a good friend and she is good with people in year 6. Jodie she is really cool, she is funny as a bunny she is chatty but happy, she is jumpy and bubbly and is pretty much Jodie By Michaela Hockley Winter In the winter there is Christmas and birthdays and snow and rain and a lot of cool things. Kids like to play in the snow. Adults like to cuddle up on the sofa and drink tea. Now Christmas is a lovely celebration you get presents and get time to spend with your family. By Annabelle Fleming

Chocolate Chocolate comes in all different shapes and sizes. My favourite chocolate is Thornton’s. Mollie’s is Cadburys. And Maddies is Lindor’s. What’s your favourite? By Jodie Ellis

M&M CHAMPIONS On the 11th of September me and my sister Martha took part in the Trailblazers tour Championship at Hever Castle Golf Club. We both came first in our age group and received a crystal trophy, trailblazers hat, a pair of foot joy shoes, pack of golf balls & a free game on the 9 hole par 3 at Hever Castle. To get through to the final we had to come 1st or 2nd in one of the qualifying events. Martha came 2nd in the first qualifying event at Hever and I came 3rd but you have to come in the top 2 to get through so we entered another qualifying event at Poult Wood Golf Club and I came 1st and Martha came 2nd again. We then both took part in the winning event at Hever & both won in our age category. We both received a crystal trophy and a silver claret jug with our names engraved. Unfortunately we are not able to keep the claret jug because they are extremely expensive. Luckily we were able to borrow the jug for a few days to have the photos from the newspaper taken. We both enjoy golf thoroughly and this winning has really boosted our confidence. By Molly Mumby

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November 2011


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Minster Matters Issue 131 Nov 11  

village magazine

Minster Matters Issue 131 Nov 11  

village magazine