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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 186 : November 2016 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 98)

All those wishing to join the Parade down to the Church should assemble at the R.B.L. Club at 9.45am The Parade will leave the Club at 10.20 Sharp! Refreshments and entertainment by the Beverley Big Band will be available at the Club after the Service

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Copy for any issue of Minster Matters must be received (at the very latest !!) by the 3rd Friday of the preceding month Copy date for next issue shown at top of ‘Diary of Dates’ on right of this page Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Editor: Ray Owen 07864 345 019 Editorial Team: All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above

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MINSTER - How To Find Us For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the Village the Library at 4A Monkton Road is the approximate Centre of the Village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the Village Square are TR 309 647 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E

Useful Numbers and Contacts Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSOs Craig Raisbeck & Shaun Riches: 101 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Orbit Housing: Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am) Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village: Show: Business Association: Freegle: Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs (to loan): 07864 345 019 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA bookings for the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Pat Hogben 822 082

or email: Late payment for advertisements may Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via mean they will be omitted from the next Eric James 821 744 Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: issue (3 months max!!) A full copy of our Terms and Conditions are available from our website

Monthly Circulation - 2250 The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services offered. Please mention the magazine when replying to advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space we do not copy our advertisers information to the audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

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Fireworks in Rec W.I. Annual Meeting Monkton Messy Church St Nicholas Messy Church Abbey Patchers Christmas Craft Fair QEQM LOF Dinner Dance St Mary’s Church Cliffsend Christmas Bazaar Horticultural Society Meeting Village Hall A.G.M. Twinning Association AGM Salvation Army Christmas Sale Psychic Fayre Royal British Legion A.G.M. Late Night Shopping Minster CofE School Taster Open Day W.I. Games Evening Village Hall Christmas Bazaar P.L.G. Christmas Bazaar

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TWAM Service at St Mary’s Twinning Assn Santa Dash Minster Bells Christmas Fayre Minster Abbey Live Nativity St Lucy’s Christmas Fayre Christmas Wonderland - Old Vicarage

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Sarah Thorne Theatre Kate’s Pudding Recipe What’s On at the Royal British Legion Police Surgeries Village Hall Bowls Group Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings All Weather Playing Surface St Mary's Church Guided Tours Parish Council Meeting Summary Youth Club @ Pavilion Trick or Treat Poster Church Notices

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School Pages Village Hall Diary Red Recycling Bags - now at Library and not Parish Office

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Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 1 November @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30am to 12noon 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 : 6 December

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at

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Ideal for all family occasions !

Bookings via Parish Council Office

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Family, friends and neighbours of Minster for your sponsorship On Saturday 1 October my daughter and I completed the ‘Memory Walk’ for Alzheimer’s Society at Leeds Castle. We raised

Attwells Newsagents always welcome donations of pet foods for


which they redistribute to Local Rescue Groups


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For a world without dementia Angela and Amy Drury

(Butchers) Ltd Our free range turkeys




have won 4 best flavour

£600 was raised by the Royal British Legion Club at their Macmillan Coffee Morning. We would like to thank everyone who supported this worthy cause, be it bringing in cakes, some of them fantastic creations, purchasing coffee, cakes and raffle tickets. Last year we raised £410 so we smashed it this year. Next year we hope to do even better,. Thanks again, Minster and Monkton RBL Club

awards this year

Claire Bubb of Brooksend also hosted a Macmillan coffee morning. Her husband Jason who works for Scottish Widows, offered the support of his company who agreed to double this making a grand total of £730. This amount is equivalent to 3.5 days of nursing and palliative care for recently diagnosed cancer patients. Claire added: 'It was great to be able to give something back to the community and I cannot thank friends, family and contributors enough for their valuable support and generous donations for the cause.' EDITORIAL Look out for us working on the erection of our new flagpole and associated flowerbed in Taylor Road. We hope to have it finished in time for our Vicar to dedicate it on Remembrance Sunday following the usual Services. Exciting!! Well that seems to be about as much as I can squeeze in again, so it just leaves me to ask the usual question -”Where’s Zac?” Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS - DID YOU MISS YOURS? There is still an opportunity to have a “Flu Vaccination” as some additional appointments are now available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery, in person or by phone. SO DON’T DELAY - BOOK YOURS TODAY Eligible and “at risk” patients will have already received a reminder and been invited to make an appointment. If you have any concerns about your eligibility please contact Reception. WINTER DRAWS ON! Now is the time to start preparing for those dark winter evenings and the expected cold weather. The following web sites give some very useful information to help us struggle through the coughs, colds and minor ailments: and, read their tips to stay fit and well or visit their “Symptom Checker” if you don’t! The NHS is launching “Self Care Week” from 14 - 20 November to help bring greater awareness about health and life style options. For example, visit the “Health A-Z” section on minor ailments for advice on their treatment and download fact sheets, and also visit your local pharmacy for advice on what essential medicines no household should be without. MISSED APPOINTMENTS Last month 4 fewer patients missed their doctor’s appointment - thank you! However those still missing their nurse’s appointment is extremely disappointing. As a result 28 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 108 did not attend their nurse’s appointment, so that’s still 136 patients missing appointments. Don’t need it? Cancel it! Keep forgetting? Get our text reminder service. A sincere thank you to all those who do attend, cancel or apologise in advance so others may benefit. FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY Last month patients responses to “would you recommend our Practice” were as follows: extremely likely/likely - 89%; extremely unlikely/unlikely - 6%; unsure/don’t know - 5% WIN A “HAND MADE” ROCKING HORSE FOR CHRISTMAS ? A very generous and clever patient has kindly donated a beautiful Rocking Horse and this is just one of many excellent prizes that can be won in our “GRAND CHRISTMAS RAFFLE” with all proceeds going towards our fund raising project. A full list of prizes can be seen on our notice board in the waiting room. The draw will of course will be made at our Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 26 November at the Old Schools, Church St. from 9am onwards. Tables are nearly all gone so get in quick! Please see our poster elsewhere this magazine for full details. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will be closed from midday onwards on Thursday 24 November for staff training. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times. 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 111 direct, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821 200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049 or email

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB The short-mat season is now under way and several matches have already been played. A new internal competition, the Memorial Shield, was held with the Hinds running out winners with the Abbots runners-up. £75 was raised and sent to Cancer Research. The Wednesday Pairs competition has completed the first set of fixtures with a further 9 rounds to come. In November two further competitions will take place - the Alf Wood Trophy a mixed triples and the Morphew Cup a singles competition for any member who has not won a Club singles title of either gender. Brian Trinder and Alan Razzell won the Isle of Thanet Pairs title, an outdoor bowling event - congratulations. Following the visit by the Minster Cubs, we hosted an evening with the 1st Minster Scouts which was thoroughly enjoyable. On the social side a Jazz Evening was held on 15th October and in November a Quiz Evening has been arranged. On a sad note the funerals of two of our most long serving members were held; Len Cooper and Joan Shears. Our sympathies to their surviving spouses and families. Brian Morphew, Hon. Secretary



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On Tuesday 11 October at 7.30pm in the Village Hall the monthly meeting began with the minimum of formality because this Craft & Social evening was to be very relaxed. Members chose to make poppies for the WIs own wreath to be included in the Village Service of Remembrance on Sunday 13 November. Some crocheted poppies, others made them from felt and those not very craftminded, played Rummikub! During the evening members sampled the biscuit competition entries and voted for the winning yummy biscuit. Secretary, Liz Shervington, won with her Viennese Whirls - fuelling the biscuit or cake debate!! Alison Carter was introduced and she outlined to the members the need for sanitary protection to be made and sent to the girls of Africa. She demonstrated the pattern for washable sanitary towels and appealed for many more to be made; volunteers came forward, as always! President, Sarah Eaton Brown reminded members of arrangements for the Group Meeting on Tuesday 8 November at 7.30pm in the Village Hall when Ian Mather will be our speaker, also that the November meeting will be the Annual Meeting when Officers and Members of Committee etc. are appointed. Details of the Christmas Party, meal and entertainment, were announced. The poppy wreath was displayed; raffle drawn and members wished ‘goodnight’ at the end of a particularly relaxed and social evening. Visit the new Minster WI website at


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Saturday 5 November at 7.30pm. Rumpus Theatre Company presents H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Haunting of Exham Priory” £14 in Advance/Friends £16 on door. CALL TOM ON ------------------------------------------------------------01843 583 162 Sunday 6 November at 3pm PROBABLY THE BEST COMEDY SONGS IN THE WOR LD EVER, MAYBE. With Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden. £12 in Advance/Friends £14 on the door. ------------------------------------------------------------Friday 11 & Saturday 12 November at 7.30pm Sunday 13 November at 2.30pm Broadstairs Dickens Players present “TODD – MAGIC GEEZER” £9 in Advance/Friends £11 on the door. ------------------------------------------------------------Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare Services Saturday 19 November at 3pm CLARKSON’S VINTAGE MUSIC HALL £11 in Advance/Friends £13 on the door. Dog Walking / Cat Home Visits ------------------------------------------------------------Hutched & Caged Pet Visits Saturday 26 November at 7.30pm Locally based - references available MATT WOOSEY IN CONCERT Fully DBS checked £10 in Advance/Friends £12 on the door. ------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday 14 December from 10am. In association with Kent Adult Education. Bill Pepper, International Voice Coach will hold a Master Class. Bill’s clients include Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush. Strictly limited R.B.W numbers. Further details from Kent Adult Education. 03000 41 22 22 or KENT’S WATER FEATURE SPECIALISTS Course No.BRO/45523/E/NC AND POND BUILDING EXPERTS ------------------------------------------------------------• Garden / Pond Design, Building and Refurbishments • Pond Cleaning / Maintenance / Maintenance Contracts Book by calling the Box Office 01843 863 701 • Child Safe Pond Covers (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm – 24 answer phone) • Filtration Specialists also go to to BOOK ON LINE. • Patios - Decking - Fencing - Brickwork - Arbours The theatre is open for all but Membership at £18 year offers good discounts on Tel: 07563 212 858 FREE ESTIMATES and CONSULTATIONS the majority of shows. THERE ARE NO BOOKING FEES AT THIS THEATRE THE TICKET IS THE PRICE! Email:

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November – the kind of month where your body tells you to eat carbs…. and you can’t resist… so here is a delicious carrot cake to add a little virtue to your day! Thanks to Mary Berry, who certainly knows a good cake when she bakes one and apologies for the terrible photo, but that was all that was left when the gannets had been through... Carrot Cake 8oz/225g self raising flour (you can substitute rice flour) 2 tsp baking powder 100g/4oz grated carrots 5oz/150g dark muscovado sugar 2 eggs 2 ripe bananas, mashed 5floz/150ml sunflower oil 2oz/50g chopped walnuts Upcoming Events

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Icing: 8oz/225g tub Philadelphia cream cheese 3oz/75g softened butter 6oz/175g sieved icing sugar (no cheating, it shows!) few drops of vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a tin with foil (about 8 x 14” or thereabouts – depending on if you want chunky or thin pieces) and grease it. Put all the ingredients (except the walnuts) into a bowl or a mixer (Kitchen Aid/Kenwood) and beat until smooth. Fold the nuts into the mixture then put it into the tin. Cook for about 35-40 minutes until the cake has risen, and is golden brown and coming away from the edges of the foil slightly. You could also try sticking a (warmed) knife into the centre. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. If you double the recipe, allow more time for it to cook. Cool in its tin before turning it out onto a rack and removing the foil. Turn the cake over and put onto a serving board. Beat the icing ingredients together until smooth (the butter has to be very soft, or you will get little pieces), and spread generously over the cake. I’ve found it is best to put this in the fridge for a few hours before serving it. Cut into squares – it will make approximately 24. For more delicious recipes look at

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Now Taking Orders For Xmas Our Christmas Offers 2016 Xmas Fruit & Veg (Mostly Local Produce) Christmas Trees (Top Quality) Christmas Wreaths (Only £5.99) Christmas Floral Arrangements (The Best) Kentish Gift Hampers (Popular) Sweetie Bouquets (NEW) Logs & Kindling (3 Sacks for £10!) Xmas Planted Pots (NEW) PLEASE SUPPORT ALL YOUR LOCAL SHOPS 24a Monkton Road, Minster 01843 822 212

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Contrary to current rumours...... Contrary to current rumours in the village, I am pleased to report that W.S.Cole Funeral Directors, will NOT be ceasing trading! I am delighted to say we are fully functioning and have indeed appointed another member of staff to our team. Over the last 120 years we have looked after thousands of families at their time of need and hope we will continue to provide a caring and quality service for at least the next hundred years! Thank you to all who have supported me and our business. Jonathan Cole, W.S.Cole Funeral Directors MOVEMBER My name is Kevin and I am a member of the Minster Matters editorial team. I have decided to grow a moustache in November, not to make myself look handsome and debonair as that would take a miracle, but to raise money for Movember. This is an organisation whose aim is to combat men’s prostate and testicular cancer. Further details can be found on If you would like to sponsor me, please visit my website: All donations will go directly to the Movember foundation. In return I will publish a photo of me with my “soup strainer” in the New Year edition of Minster Matters. Who can resist that? Many thanks in anticipation of your kind generosity.

Minster Church of England Primary School We are looking for a Relief Road Crossing Patrol Days - Monday – Friday Times - 8.30am – 9.01am and 3.05pm – 3.40pm Start date – As soon as possible Pay – Kent Range 2 £ 14,277 (pro rata) Full training and uniform will be provided. If you are interested, please contact the School on 01843 821384 or email the School Business Manager on

24 High St., Minster CT12 4BU


Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Service Local lady experienced with dogs available for daily and weekly walks and lots of one to one individual attention whilst you are away Competitive Rates depending on requirements T.D.C. Boarding Licence ~ Minster Vet Inspected Insured ~ References available

Contact : Sarah Mather 24 High Street, Minster 01843 822 946 or 07855 871 484

CLEANING (small local family run business) IRONING SERVICE MAX CARPET Need a quick efficient ironing service? I supply a collection/delivery service free to Minster, Monkton & Cliffsend No pile to big or too small Smoke/pet free home For more information contact Jemma on 07786 623 325 (Minster)

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Friday 28 October

The Saddlers famous Kidz Halloween Party prizes for best fancy dress, games, spooky garden, treasure hunt and much more…

Saturday 29 October

Adults Halloween fancy dress party, with trophies for best fancy dress live music from Mental Block at 9pm

Saturday 5 November Saturday 19 November

live music with Vinyl Descent at 9pm live music with Yellow House at 9pm


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We have another WINNER!!! Oscar is the lucky recipient this month - well done little ‘un. Zac was hiding in the MC Paving advert. Now assuming we’ve managed to include him again this month then the first person with the correct answer drawn from our 'Zac Bag' on Friday 18 November will win a 'Zac Bag' of their own which we will have embroidered with their pet's name. Your Zac bags include a pack of 'poop bags', some doggy treats and even a ball. All you have to do is drop a note into the library marked for our attention, telling us exactly where you think he is, then add your own pet's name and address and the colour of bag you would prefer. Colours available are: Cerise, Navy Blue, Yellow, Apple Green and Black. You can see both the bags and available colours at: or which is a new venture for a very valued member of our editorial team. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram. ‘SPOT ZAC’ COMPETITION - NO WINNERS AGAIN THIS MONTH!!! Here’s Zac’s picture so you know who to look for (He’s only about 150mm tall) - OH AND ZAC HAS ASKED US TO REMIND YOU ALL THAT HE’S A DOG AND NOT A RABBIT!! Our competition for the youngsters who attend Minster and Monkton schools or Tadpoles. Zac has moved on to another Minster business and the last time we saw him he looked like he was learning to fly!! All you have to do is find him and submit your answer to us, at the library, on the back of an envelope stating where you saw him, your age, your school and your address. Then whoever is drawn first from our bag will be our winner. The monthly prize will be a cash award of £5, so well worth entering.

ZAC’S MUSINGS Crikey, has he been panicking this month? Evidently he had too much to get in , so much so that he had to add extra pages and even then left lots out!! My old legs are starting to get a bit wobbly and I have a bit of a job standing up after a good kip, but with a little help from the old fella I can usually get my balance after a short while, takes it out of me though - this getting old is no fun and the old boy will be another year older by the time you read this, so maybe he’ll be needing help too soon enough! Please, don’t laugh!!

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Since the last report, we have held a Treasure Hunt around the village, which had been organised by Ann and Jamie Thomson. Around 33 adults and many children joined in and solved the cryptic riddles and many of the participants realise now just how little they knew about the village!! Thanks to all who joined in the fun. We also held a Raffle during the weekend of the Art Show in the Village Hall which was well supported. Thanks to Ann and Jamie for inviting us there. The Race Night in the Village Hall is looming – 29 October. We’re pleased to say that seven of our friends from France will be joining us, so let the competition begin. There will be a delegation from France coming to our Village Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November whilst 11 of us will be supporting their Service in France on Friday 11 November. Don’t forget our AGM which is being held on Friday 18 November at 7.30 pm in the Neighbourhood Centre, all are welcome to attend. There are still four tickets remaining for the coach trip to Winchester on 26 November and at just £15 each, it will be a great day out. Please contact Carol Bubb on 01843 447 706 if you’d like to go. The Annual Santa Dash is booked for Sunday 4 December at 2pm, we would love to see a lot of Santas participating and the proceeds are going to the British Heart Foundation this year. We have been given permission to use the Recreation Ground again (thank you MPC). Entry fee will be £5 adults, £3 children and £1 dogs. There’s a prize for the Children’s Fancy Dress. There will be a Christmas atmosphere in the Pavilion following the Dash, with fresh soups, homemade by Ann and Jamie, bread, coffee, tea and music. As always thank you for all the support you have given us. Take a peek at our new website at:

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MINSTER PLAYHOUSE PROMPT CORNER Panto 2016 If you are over thirty you were probably brought up with “Panto at Christmas” as a part of your young life. The pleasure, as a child, of being able to take a small, but shouty, part in a performance, of having adults coming out with silly, childish jokes, and “slapstick” humour. Our Pantomime this year is that old favourite, Cinderella. It is suitable for all the family, and like all our pantos it is good clean fun with jokes and comedy for all ages. It will run from Wednesday 30 November to Saturday 3 December with performances each night at 7.30pm with two Matinees on Saturday at 10.30am and 3.00pm. Tickets are £8 per adult and £4 for sixteens-andunder. Bring your children or grandchildren along to join the fun! The Box office is open on: 07501 894 381 or email: If you haven’t been to one of our Pantomimes before before, they are cheerful, funny, cheer the hero, boo the baddie, proper village pantos in a relaxed setting– do come along and enjoy a brief but happy break from real life! What’s Next? We have now found a play for our May production next year. It is another of David Tristram’s very funny comedies, and we will be posting details here about the play and its auditions, so if you would like to audition for a part or help with any other aspect of production please watch out for that and come along. If you have a play that you would like to direct, or would be interested in joining in the fun of putting on our productions do get in touch. Slapstick Have you ever wondered where the expression “slapstick” humour comes from? In the original commedia dell'arte the clown used to carry a flat stick which looked like a wooden sword, but had two flat pieces of wood with a small gap between them so that they looked like a single piece. When the clown pretended to hit another character with the flat of the stick the two pieces would bang together with a sharp “crack” and the name slapstick came to be applied to any silly and physical humour. Please let us know your feedback – if we know what you like to watch and want to see we will always do our best to provide it. Thanet Mobile Clinic

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Cookbooks for Sale Have you enjoyed some of my recipes in this magazine? If so, here’s where you can find a lot of them, and these books make a great Christmas present. They are available in COSI (58/60 Wincheap) and at Lower Hardres Farm Shop, or via my website address above (plus £3 postage). “Kate’s Puddings – the Cookbook of the Blog” £ 14.50 “Kate’s Puddings – Second Helpings” £ 12.50 Both books: £ 25.00 For every book sold, a donation will be made to Petham Church. So far, the church has benefited by more than £500.

Acorn Bowman Finance & Investment Management was formed in 2002 and has been operating from the Kent Innovation Centre, Broadstairs for 14 years which enabled the business to grow within their flexible arrangements. We have now purchased a property in the village, 51 High Street, which was a former Methodist Church back in 1934 and was used during WW2 by the Home Guard. It’s also been central to the village as a Co-op and then a printing firm. However over the years the property has fallen into disrepair. When we purchased in 2015 we wanted to restore the property back to its former glory and build back in the arches etc. that gave it the cathedral look it had once before. This office change has enabled Acorn Bowman to expand the business and look to serve the community once again with all types of Finance and to come to work in a lovely atmosphere. We would like to thank the local builders who have enabled this venture to take shape over the past year such as Pegwell Builders, Pinnacle Plastering and CEF. We also thank Gary Timpson for the electrics and Nathan of Focus for the pointing. Many more were involved who we would also like to thank and we had an open morning at the beginning of October for the local villagers who have had kind words to say all the time. Many thanks for welcoming us to Minster. Our business is all about serving our clients and looking for the best ways of saving and utilising the best tax efficient plans. The majority of our clients are at the retirement stage or in retirement so it is important their savings are preserved for life. We are also heavily involved in the Inheritance tax market to reduce any taxes that may become due on death. There are only two guarantees in this world and they are death and tax. We can’t prevent one but we can minimalize the other.

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Wantsum Benefice Gift Services: December 2016 Give a gift that gives a future .... Last year the Wantsum Benefice Gift Services provided 118 scholar packs for Tools with a Mission (TWAM) plus a donation of £390. This was, again, a very generous response to this worthwhile initiative and we’re pleased to repeat our support this year. In Africa and other areas around the world there are many schools that have little or no reading or writing material. Sometimes the only person with a book or writing material is the teacher. Twam works with schools to provide suitable textbooks, and with our help would like to provide individual ‘Scholar Packs’ for each child to help with their learning. How does it work? Plastic document wallets are supplied by TWAM ~ these are available in advance from the churches ~ and we are asked to fill them with the following new items and bring them along to the Gift Service on Sunday 4 December at Minster, Monkton and St Nicholas or Sunday 11 December at Chislet: ● ● ● ● ● ●

A4 Writing Pad Pack of Pencils and Biro Pens Pack of Colouring Pencils, not felt tip Geometry Set. i.e. ruler, protractor and square. Rubber and Pencil Sharpener Small Calculator

From mid-November you will be able to order a pre-filled scholar pack from the churchwardens at which time full details and price will be available. If, instead of filling a wallet you prefer to make a financial contribution to this initiative, special envelopes will be available. We are advised that the cost of packaging, shipping and distributing each wallet is about £2. Any further information can be sought from Sally Willins: Thanet 822 428

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Minster Matters Sewn UK is a new local business providing a personalised embroidery service and products to the general public and small businesses. Products are available to order online or can be purchased locally at Jemima’s Locket, Minster and House of Cards, Birchington. An up and coming business with lots to offer so why not follow them on Facebook and keep up to date with their latest products and special offers.

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HOUSE CALLS FROM ATTWELLS Can’t get out, always working, can’t leave the kids or just haven’t got time? Why not invite a few friends round for coffee and we can bring a selection of goods for you to look at. We will call on you at your home in Minster, Monkton, Acol or St Nicholas with a selection of greetings cards for you to choose from. Just call Karen at Attwells on 821 363 and let us know what you require. Don’t lose your right to choose. Also don’t forget we stock office stationery, give us a ring before that trip into town, it could save you valuable time. Copier paper just £4.99. Like our Facebook page; Attwells Newsagents.

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MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £40 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £28 hour Half Pitch : £28 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: 821 339 f: 825 869 e: MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

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Booking the Multi Use Games Area The MUGA will be open for public use most of the time. It is available for Minster School to use for sports activities and also for clubs, groups and individuals to book for tennis, volleyball and netball. Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is unavailable to the public will be published weekly on the board next to the main information sign at the entrance gate. To make a booking please contact the Parish Clerk. Email: Tel: 01843 821 339 Please book at least 48 hours in advance

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

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Sunday 4 December 10am - 4pm Old Schools Church St FATHER CHRISTMAS WILL BE HERE!!!

Come and join us for Fun, Refreshments, Tombola, Bauble Tree, Sweet Cart, Handbell Ringing, Craft Stalls, Cake Weight, Make-A-Card, Number Of Sweets In The Jar And lots lots more All Welcome



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Ref: Traffic Flow/Parking Restrictions in Taylor Road, St Mary’s Road / Molineux Road / Domneva Road It appears that KCC are to review the traffic flow and yellow lines scheme that has recently been placed on our streets. Apparently the scheme has not achieved its operational objectives yet so will need some alterations We have all been subject to the results of the inception of this scheme and now is the perfect time to raise any objections, queries or suggestions that you feel could improve it. Whether you are unhappy or happy with it, failing to have your say now will achieve absolutely nothing so please, if you have a view, let us know. Councillor Bob Grove has indicated that he will be happy to meet with affected residents to hear their points of view and to represent their feelings and suggestions for improvements to the KCC Highways Committee. If you wish to get involved or just want to put ‘pen to paper’ with your views, we would appreciate your comments on some points we are putting forward as well as any of your own suggestions. Alternatively, if you do not want to write anything that’s fine but it would greatly help if you could indicate if you would be prepared to attend a residents meeting with Councillor Grove and maybe voice your opinion there. We are planning to put forward some of the following points: Some way of addressing the increased speed and traffic flow in St Mary’s Road and past the school and nursery as a result of

traffic being prevented from turning right at the bottom of Taylor Road. The ongoing problem of congestion still being created in Taylor Road by the parking of vehicles where there are currently no yellow lines. The issue of 24/7 restrictions meaning residents can no longer park outside their own homes overnight and at weekends. If you would like to comment on these or any other issues concerning the traffic flow or parking restrictions created by the scheme please contact us ASAP either by email to: or if you prefer drop a note to Bob Grove at the library. This scheme is not about to go away so the more input local residents can have the better it will be for any subsequent outcome. Every comment will be appreciated and add to the weight of residents views and although we know nobody really ‘likes’ yellow lines, sometimes they do a good job so please try to keep the comments concerning them in particular at least printable! Thank you. As residents this scheme has a considerable impact on our environment so the more responses we get the more likely our views will be taken seriously by the KCC planners at Maidstone. Many thanks, (Name and address supplied)

Minster Matters Minster Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 6 October, 2016 Summary of Key Points •

Police Community Support Officer Riches reported in person. He has been absent recently due to jury duty but is now back in the area. He reported that the summer has not been bad; there had been 9 nuisance youth calls and 6 relating to vehicles in the village since June. He is monitoring the use of trials bikes and mini motos on the recreation ground.

He reported that the residents of Rivers Court are so pleased with the new bench and they had even sent a photo of them sitting on it. TDC Planning committee had considered the application to build 36 houses at 66 Monkton Road last week and had now arranged to carry out a site visit on Friday next at 10.30am before a decision is made; he encouraged parish council and public attendance at the meeting to show the power of feeling in the village. •

KCC have written in respect of the pothole programme; nearly a million pounds has been spent on repairing potholes since June and they are keen to continue this work. They ask that members of the public report un-mended potholes; this can be done by visiting

The skate park is now complete. A new litter bin is being placed nearby and a small fence is being erected to prevent motor cycle access onto the park itself.

A letter from Minster Bowls Club has been received expressing concern about the traffic movement in St. Mary’s Road. In short it was suggested that for safety reasons it would be better if it was simply made one way. A discussion took place and the matter will be progressed by the Highways Committee.

Cllr. Gimes confirmed that the Community Emergency Plan is nearly complete and volunteers would be invited to a meeting on Tuesday 25 October to discuss their roles.

Cllr. Jones reported on recent correspondence from South East Coast Ambulance Service concerning the debate as to whether the boxes containing AED’s (Defibrillators) should be locked. All agreed to maintain the status quo; the boxes are locked and SECAM has the code to supply to anyone calling in an emergency.

The temporary repair to the fencing around the All Weather Pitch has been successful so members decided against the expense of adding additional full height fencing. Half height fencing will be considered. Cllr. Latchford has earmarked some funding to assist in this.

Members were asked to consider placing fencing to separate the recreation ground from the lower skate park area; this would include a large gate. When events such as the Minster Show or the firework display are in progress the gate could be closed to secure the area; at all other times it will remain open for easy access. A quotation of £3867 has been received. Minster Show committee has offered to contribute to the cost. The decision went to a vote and was carried.

The Parish Council agreed to the free use of the Recreation Ground

He congratulated the Parish Council on the skate park and reported that several youths had sent their thanks. The problem of parking in the village continues and PCSO’s do not have the power to issue parking tickets and since parking was decriminalised this remains the responsibility of the local authority parking wardens. (PCSO’s can have vehicles removed in extreme cases of obstruction but this was a rare occurrence). Since June parking tickets issued were:- Tothill St=0, High Street=2, Monkton Road=5. A letter of complaint from a resident of Hill House Drive relating to the late night gathering of youths in the bus shelter on Tothill Street near the Hill House junction was read out; this includes loud music, excessive drinking, rubbish, graffiti and cars racing up and down the road sounding their horns into the early hours of the morning. Police patrols are not in evidence. PCSO Riches believes this may comprise of youths from outside the parish; he has some difficulty in policing this himself as his shift finishes before the disturbance usually starts. Cllr. Quittenden also referred to vehicles roaring around the village at high speed and expressed concern about the dangers this presented. PCSO Riches will seek support from Traffic officers. The Chairman of MPC will be meeting with the Police & Crime Commissioner later in the month and the above matters will be raised. The Chairman and the Clerk will also be meeting with a Police Inspector from the Change Dept. to discuss powers of PCSO’s shortly; he was asked to raise the issue of legislation change to enable them to address parking. • County Cllr. Latchford reported that the KCC half year budget report states that £52m will need to be found in the next financial year to maintain the budget. He referred to the report from Avia, instigated by TDC, which had been presented the previous day stating that Manston was not viable as an airport freight terminal. He expressed concern about the above items re: anti-social behaviour and vandalism in the parish and asked the Chairman to write to him after his meeting with the Police & Crime Commissioner and he will follow matters up at the KCC Scrutiny committee. •

District Cllr. Crow-Brown commended the Parish Council for actively encouraging litter picking and especially acknowledged the efforts of Cllr. Quittenden and his wife. He also commented on the Avia report which indicated that the costs of making Manston operative as a freight terminal would sadly be excessive. Some people had raised concerns over the sale of assets by TDC; this was apparently a response to the government which advised local authorities to sell assets to make up budget shortfalls. He assured the meeting that the rumours of a large development at North Foreland were unfounded.

Chairman Bob Grove again referred to the Avia report which concluded that Manston airport was not going to be viable in the period to 2031, which has a bearing on the contents of the Local Plan.


and Pavilion by the Twinning Association on 4th December for the holding of the annual Santa Dash. Proceeds go to the Heart Foundation. •

Cllr. Bailey reported on the success of the Art Show in the Village Hall last weekend.

Cllr Quittenden spoke of the success of the Twinning Assn. treasure hunt; 33 adults plus children took part and great fun was had by all. The Christmas shopping trip to Winchester on Saturday 26 November was fully subscribed, although a recent cancellation may have released 2 tickets.

Cllr. Whybrow reported that the Scouts enjoyed the use of the MultiUse Games Area but requested consideration be given to lighting in the future.


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FAREWELL TO THE BRITISH LEGION LADIES After over 70 years the Women’s Section of the Minster and Monkton Royal British Legion is being dissolved. Over the years members have raised thousands of pounds for R.B.L. Charities. Although the Women’s Section of the R.B.L. is being dissolved nationwide the Ladies of Minster and Monkton are going to get together and raise money for the Poppy Appeal. On Thursday 29 September there was a small ceremony at the Manston Spitfire Museum for the ‘laying down’ of the Women’s Section Standard which is now on display at the Museum. I would like to thank the residents of Minster and Monkton who have supported us through the years. Eileen Frances Retired Standard Bearer of 32 years

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Age UK Thanet Support at Home Service Debby Turner manages our Support at Home service, although she works across the whole Thanet area she is managed by and based at Age UK Herne Bay. People in need are referred to her either by over 75 nurses based at GP surgeries, Hospital Discharge Team, Social Services Enablement Team, family, friends or by the person themselves. The service is a free short term support with practical tasks and emotional support, to help older people build confidence and reduce the risk of becoming socially isolated. Debby does the initial visit to assess the needs of the client. Often she finds clients in great need, commonly clients don’t have any food, are unable to go out and in some cases unable to leave a room. On one occasion a phone wasn’t working as there was a fault on the line, so Debby ensured that the line was reinstated. Sometimes district nurses have to be arranged to redress wounds etc. benefit checks can be organised via Age UK Thanet to see if clients are entitled to additional benefits. Often clients struggle to make ends meet, and worry about the cost of everything, with a little additional money clients are able to have the care and services they need without the worry of how it will be funded. Debby can organise additional equipment and if appropriate organise lifeline, keysafe etc. as well as referring to appropriate additional services. She can arrange shopping, domestic help and much more. Debby is always very pleased to see the difference in people as she and her team spends time with them. For many the change is remarkable, sometimes it doesn’t take a huge amount to improve quality of life and general well being. Unfortunately due to the service being time limited Debby and her team’s time is limited, ideally we would like to stay in regular contact with everyone but unfortunately we can’t. However we try to arrange volunteer befrienders to visit the client, to have a chat, to offer friendship and companionship. If you would like to become a volunteer befriender in the Thanet area and have an hour or so to spare each week, please contact Gill Ball on 01227 749 570 or 07735 556 811 or email to find out more. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Age Friendly Business Scheme The Ageless Thanet Age Friendly Business Scheme is aimed at Thanet shops and businesses who are actively aware of the needs of older consumers and are keen to engage in a more meaningful and positive way. The project targets people over the age of 50, and with 54,500 people currently living in Thanet in this sector can you really afford to not be a part of it! If you are interested in becoming ‘Age Friendly’ the first step is to make, contact with Sharon Davies (contact details below). she will then arrange to visit you at your business premises to

discuss how your business engages with older people, check access etc. Once she is satisfied your businesses meets the criteria she will register you and issue you with the ‘Age friendly’ logo, your business will also be listed on the ‘Age Friendly’ app and website.  As an addition to the scheme we have now introduced the Ageless Thanet ‘Reward Card’ which gives card holders access to offers and discounts in many of the businesses involved in the scheme. We currently have in excess of 300 Reward cards in circulation and we aim to have 1000 distributed by Autumn 2017.  This initiative is completely FREE to Businesses in Thanet however in order to encourage the business to ‘engage’ with the older community we are asking those registered as 'Age Friendly' to offer the ‘Reward Card ‘holders a special offer or discount.  The offer is determined entirely by you, the business owner!  If you would like to be part of this fantastic initiative, please email Sharon at or give her a call on 07551 725 383 and she will arrange a convenient time to pop in to sign your business up! ------------------------------------------------------------------------The Ageless Thanet 'Reward' Card  The Ageless Thanet Project is a Lottery funded initiative which aims to make Thanet a nicer place to grow old. It aims to do this by reducing and preventing social isolation and loneliness and improving physical and mental health in residents over the age of 50.  As part of the project we have introduced the Age Friendly Business Scheme. This part of the project is aimed at Thanet shops and businesses who are actively aware of the needs of older consumers and are keen to engage in a more meaningful and positive way.  The scheme is proving very popular and we already have in excess of 70 businesses and shops registered with the scheme and this number will continue to grow week on week.  In the next few months we will be launching the Ageless Thanet 'App' which will be FREE to download from Google Play and the apple store. The 'App' will give details of all the businesses resisted on the Age Friendly Business scheme, it will also show the user where the business is located on a map as well as any special offers they are willing to offer to customers in the 50+ sector. In order to access these offers you will need to be an Ageless Thanet ‘Reward Card’ holder.  If you are over the age of 50 and would like a 'Reward ' card, please send an email to  giving your name, address and telephone number and the office will send you a card by post. You can also leave your details at Attwells and they will pass them on for you.


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October 2015


Minster Matters Church News and Service Times

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071 Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in NOVEMBER 6

10.15am Holy Communion (CW)


10.15am Remembrance Service


10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists

Catholic Mass each Wednesday


10.30am Family Praise 6.30pm Sung Evensong 13

and Holy day of Obligation 27

at 12.00noon in the Church of

Advent Service 10.15am Family Service 20

in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see Minster Abbey below

Minster Abbey 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.

Funeral at St Mary’s Minster 27

Advent Sunday 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Communion (CW)

Baptism at St Mary’s Minster

Something new for Monkton

16 October Sarah Emily Marie Turvey (6months) A season to remember… All Souls Service Wednesday 2 November 7.30pm @ St Mary's

Coming in January Info: Richard Braddy 821250

This is a special time to come and remember a loved one who is no longer with us. We remember all those who have passed away recently. You are very welcome to join us and if you would like to have someone remembered please contact Richard our Vicar (821250)

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

Parish Remembrance Service Sunday 13 November 10.45am @ St Mary's

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

Please come and join the Royal British Legion, the Minster Community and St Mary's Church Family as we pay our respects at our Annual Service of Remembrance

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

5 October Leonard Cooper

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.45am Parish Remembrance Service

St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

For further details: Present Local Contact is Roger Harding 01843 821543 A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

9.15am Prayer Group 10.30am - 2.30pm AgeUK Outreach

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

Minster Matters What’s On…

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion 61 Augustine Road 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 KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Occasional Speakers on various topics Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Dane Court Grammar School Broadstairs Road Broadstairs CT10 2RT CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

MINSTER VILLAGE HALL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Minster Village Hall Management Committee to be held in the COMMITTEE ROOM Thursday 17 November 7.30pm All Welcome

Minster and Monkton Royal British Legion Club The Annual General Meeting of the Minster and Monkton Royal British Legion Club will take place at the Club on Monday 21 November 7.30pm All members are urged to attend A free buffet will be provided Messy Church Monkton Village Hall Tuesday 8 November 3.15pm-5.15pm St Nicholas ~ Manor Hall Saturday 12 November 3pm-5pm

PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 20 November Village Hall 10.00am - 4.00pm

Lots of Stalls Mediums giving Tarot, Spirit, Angel Cards and Psychometry Readings Tombola for Cats in Crisis Tea bar open all day at reasonable prices £1 entrance, children free Come early & book your readings All profits to be sent to Animal Sanctuaries Enquiries to Kay on 01843 297 665


MINSTER WI Annual Meeting Tuesday 8 November Village Hall 7.30pm Speaker: Ian Mather Games Evening Wednesday 23 November Village Hall Committee Room

Each month there are Darts every Tuesday afternoon A Sunshine Club Trip and a Walk

MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Diary Dates 18 Nov - AGM 26 Nov - Coach Trip 4 Dec - Santa Dash

St Mary’s Church, Cliffsend Christmas Bazaar Saturday 12 November 11.00am - 3.00pm Soup lunches & various stalls Entry - FREE

Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting Wednesday 16 November Village Hall 7.30pm Spkr: Mr. Downer ‘Orchids’


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Articles published on these pages are written by pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who attend Journalist Club and write about subjects they are interested in or that they’ve been studying in class Head of House In Minster Primary School your children get a chance to become a leader of this school. You may already know about this however do you know how your child can apply? Well if you don’t half way into term 6 they hand out manifestos to apply. The sort of jobs your child can get are: Prefect [term 1,2 and 3], Prefect [4,5 and 6], Computer Monitor and the most wanted occupation Head of House. If you already have a child or sibling you must be thinking what about librarians and other jobs. Well this year Minster Primary School has made alterations! Prefects tackle all those jobs. But let’s move on to Head of House. If your child gets this job then they will take on several responsibilities. First of all they need to sacrifice their playtime in order to keep the house point system up and running. Also if you have stage fright then it’s not your sort of job. You have to be willing to stand up in front of the school to hold up the house trophy, give out certificates and more. You have to be able to organize events. The skill of writing and maths is also key. If your child has these qualities then they have what it takes to even get any of these jobs in year 6. As a House Captain I’m telling you now it’s not easy! You need a lot of patience because the sacrifices you make will leave you with a headache. Despite how hard it is it is so worth it! All these jobs are great! If you are a Prefect or Head of House you get to sit on benches in assembly! Also the Computer Monitors sit on benches and get to have the luxury to go on the computer! However if your child does not get one of these jobs then it’s not too late! Some of you may know when your child gets into year 3 they can apply for the role as a School Counsellor. Also newly introduced to years 5 and 6 are Christian Ambassadors. By Charlie Miles.

Rules of Cricket Cricket is a long but fun game. In cricket there are two teams, one is batting and the other one is bowling and one team is trying to catch the ball to get the other team out. Once one of the batters hit the ball they have got to try to get the most runs but if all your team get out then you switch places and when both teams have batted and bowled the team with the most runs win. There are three ways to get the other team out, the first way is hitting the stump, when the other team have hit the ball you can get the ball and hit the stumps then the person running to that stump will be out, the second one is throwing the ball and hitting the stumps and the one that was batting will be out, the final way is catching the ball when someone has hit the ball you can catch it and the person that hit the ball will be out. By Dan Clark Internet Safety Many people know about internet safety but do you know whether you are safe or not on social media? There have been a number of problems in the world due to social media issues. If you type something innocent into a new tab it may come up with something you either didn’t want to see or watch. People may say that they are your friends online but really they are bad people called internet trolls who like to hurt children. Please check your safety online-this is important. Some people are called hackers and they can break through your security and say that you have watched things that you really haven’t; they might even hack through your photos and get some personal information. By Milly Sparham My New Teacher Miss Gilbert and her class sometimes go on school trips. My new teacher said we will be going to Forest School at Quex in term two. I’m really excited about going to Forest School because it will be my first time. Now our work is getting harder and we have two teddies to give out each week. We take them home and record in a book what we have done over the weekend. We have to share the two teddies between everyone. At the moment we are learning about inverted commas and in maths we are learning shapes. Our topic for term one is about the rainforest. The rain forest is in the Amazon. Our old teacher was Mr Woodward we used to do ‘show and tell’ but in year 3 don’t do it. By Sky Atkins

Minster Matters Me and My Family in Israel While I was in Israel I spent a day in Jerusalem and went to the Western Wall and wrote a note and put in a crack in the massive wall. We went to Eilat and stayed in a hotel with my Dad, my brother Daniel and my friend. There were tournaments like volleyball, basketball and swimming to get the ball and It was boys versus girls luckily they spoke English. We also went to the Red Sea and saw loads of fish like Sergeant Major, Clown Fish and Zebra Fish. There was a bridge that showed all the fish. I also saw a Puffer Fish and a Flute Fish. I also saw black and orange fish in the sea, some were small and some were big, plus I saw a Sea Urchin which I swam over and it was very prickly. By Josh Fengas

What I’ve Been Doing In My New Class On my first day back to school it was a bit different than I thought because we had three new people in the class, they were named George, Leo and Malachi, wow what hard names to spell. On the next day it was science day and in the morning we did science and we learnt about plants and we went outside after break to dig up plants and their roots. Even though the whole group got messy it was fun. Then we went back to the class and drew it into our books, then it was lunchtime and Annabelle, Sky, Ellie and me went straight to lunch because we have Journalist Club. My best friends Summer and Milly are very upset because I go to lunch before them so I can’t play with them so they are sad. By Maddy Punter yr3 Dogs! Dogs are all different sizes, and have all different temperaments and it depends on how the dog has been brought up from a puppy, some people don’t treat animas the way they should be which can cause the dog to grow up being vicious and harmful. However some dogs love a big cuddle and a belly scratch and love everyone! Dogs love a run around and should be walked once or twice a day depending on their size. By Lily


School Safety Minster school is a fun and safe place. We have very responsible staff that handle things exactly how they are told. Last year there was a security threat and we safely walked to the church. The adults also help with making sure ks2 are going on the right play equipment at lunch and break. The teachers also teach the children what to do if the fire alarm goes off. Now the year r’s have yellow stripes on their book bags so that when they cross the road cars can see them. Friday 6th October 2016 was the new year r’s first fire drill of their school life. The year r’s have a separate playground than the rest of the school. The playground that years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 share is made out of lots of different areas and they have their own names like calm, creative and adventure. The teachers strive to make sure the students fully understand their piece of work. By Annabelle Boucher yr3 My New Class This year I’m really excited because I’m with Miss Smith in Turquoise Class. It’s really good to see my friends again because I get to play with them all week! My new topic is Ancient Egypt and yesterday we drew pictures of Tutankhamun a Pharaoh of Egypt and used pastels to colour him in. This is a picture of Tutankhamun’s death mask. Egyptians wrote a way called hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics represent a word or a letter. Hieroglyphics are hard to read but archaeologists managed to figure out a way to read them. Hieroglyphics have pictures of gods or animals. For example Horus is the god of the sky. They gave Horus a falcon head. For the animals cats were very important because they delivered secret messages . By Keira Jacobs My Swimming Club 7 days ago I was at my swimming club and my teacher said I can go up to stage five because I was 100 percent. So then last Saturday I did my first stage 5 swimming and I got 25 percent I’m feeling good for my next stage 5 swimming lesson. I hope I get 25 percent again. By Ethan


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Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever.


For beautiful, shiny clean jewellery, use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Rub lightly, rinse and polish with a towel. Diamonds and gold will simply glow.

Tothill Street, Minster 01843 820 250 * Christmas & New Year Special for Minster Residents * We are again offering accommodation @ £35.00 per room / per night for any number of nights during the period 15th to 30th December inclusive NEW YEARS EVE ONLY - SPECIAL OFFER @ just £49 per room To take advantage of either of these very special promotions, contact Jasmine (our booking coordinator) Tel : 01843 820 250 These offers are subject to availability and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw these offers at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)

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St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just £3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294 829 (If you attend from having read this - then please mention you read it in Minster Matters)

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Tai Chi

Minster Badminton (except 28th)

Every Tuesday Every Wednesday Every Thursday

VH Bowls (except 8th & 29th)

Minster Badminton

Active 4 Life & Pilates Tea Dance

Dance Classes

Every Sunday Children’s Party


W.I. Meeting

Wednesday 9th

VH Bowls Group

Saturday 12th 13th


Thanet Road Club Presentation Dinner (TRC) TRC

Children’s Party


Horticultural Society

Thursday 17th Saturday 19th Sunday

Arts & Crafts (am)

VH Bowls (except 27th)

Sunday 6th


W.I Darts (pm) (except 29th)

Ladies Badminton (except 30th)

Every Friday




Wednesday 23rd Saturday 26th Sunday 27th - Sunday 4th inc

V.H. A.G.M.(Eve) Children’s Party Psychic Fayre V.H. Christmas Bazaar Minster Playhouse Pantomime

W.I. Games Evening Minster Playhouse


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