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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 185 : October 2016 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 97)

Late Night Accident High St/Monkton Rd junction Saturday 17 September Poor Parking In Durlock we received 2 images of the same vehicle in the same place taken on different days!! Family & Friends preparing for the 12th Annual Jake Philpott Ride to Remember (See page 14)

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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: Gareth.Andrews@orbit.org.uk 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: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Show: www.minstershow.org.uk Business Association: www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet 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

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Minster Art Show Macmillan Coffee Morning - Royal British Legion Macmillan Coffee Morning/Bring & Buy - Brooksend

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Minster Art Show Silver Sunday St Nicholas Messy Church Monkton Messy Church W.I. Meeting Minster Show AGM Salvation Army Murder Mystery RNLI Quiz at Royal British Legion Horticultural Society Meeting Horticultural Society Coffee Morning W.I. Games Evening St Nicholas Charity Day Twinning Association Race Night Charity Ball

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Sarah Thorne Theatre Kate’s Pudding Recipe What’s On at the Royal British Legion Parish Council Meeting Summary Police Surgeries Village Hall Bowls Group Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings All Weather Playing Surface St Mary's Church Guided Tours Youth Club @ Pavilion Church Notices 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 4 October @ 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: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Next Meeting : 1 November

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at www.minsterpc.kentparishes.gov.uk

Pavilion Hire

Recreation Ground

Suitable for parties, small weddings, children’s parties, etc. Seating for 60-70, kitchen facilities.

Ideal for all family occasions !

Bookings via Parish Council Office

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October 2016 E - Team

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & BEST WISHES

PET FOOD

BETTY HULKS who will be

Attwells Newsagents always welcome donations of pet foods for

from all your Family and Friends

which they redistribute to Local Rescue Groups

MINSTER CRICKET CLUB

A.J.Cliffe & Sons

to

Ray

90 years young on 13 October Diane

Diane

(Butchers) Ltd

The club have enjoyed a very successful season in their division of the Kent Feeder League finishing in second position, a great team effort.

Now taking orders for

MINSTER SHOW

Diana

Christmas

Thank you to everyone who supported the Show this year in whatever capacity, whether you were involved in organising, assisting, competing, entertaining or just visiting - without you it wouldn’t happen, so thank you again. Kevin Remember you can get involved with the Committee and help make the 2017 Show better than ever - come along, show your support and get involved at our AGM on Friday 14 October 7.30pm at the Neighbourhood Centre - we look forward to seeing you there EDITORIAL I love a good moan as most of you who regularly read my editorial will know so not to disappoint you this month I just want to say we often receive unsigned letters or anonymous texts which go straight in the bin without a second thought, if you aren’t brave enough to put your name to anything you write then don’t bother writing it, as it’s just a waste of your time. Now on a happier note you’ll read elsewhere in this issue about how the village flagpole is progressing and I’d like to thank everyone who is involved in actually doing their bit to make it happen, thanks also goes to a former resident (whom I won’t name at this time) for their very kind offer to purchase some flags for us - to that person - if you’re reading this I will be in touch very soon now I know what we require. 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

07976 834 250 Many other

Beauty Treatments available Call for details or go to www.beauty-bug.co.uk (Minster based business)

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS Additional vaccination clinics will be held at the surgery on Tuesday 4 October 2.00pm to 5.00pm, Wednesday 26 October - Children only - 2.00pm to 5.00pm and Wednesday 2 November - 2.00pm to 5.00pm ALSO for St Nicholas Patients Only: Tuesday 11 October - 12.00noon and 1.00pm in St Nicholas Village Hall. Appointments are now available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery. SO DON’T DELAY - BOOK YOURS TODAY Eligible and “at risk” patients will receive a reminder on their “Repeat Prescription List” and/or text message, and will be invited to make an appointment. If you have any concerns about your eligibility please contact Reception. NEW EQUIPMENT BRINGS NEW ENHANCED FACILITIES Please see elsewhere in this the publication, an article and pictures covering the presentation of new equipment on 14 September, generously donated by Mrs Richardson. The equipment that we previously announced as our new project was one of the items donated during the presentation, and as we go to press we are in discussion with the Practice Partners and will announce our next new project at the ‘Flu Days, with full details being displayed on our notice board in the waiting room. DONATION We would like to express our sincere thanks to the families and friends of both the late Mrs Barbara Prescott and Mr. Malcolm Smith, whose generosity has enabled the Practice to purchase an additional “CardioPad Portable ECG Machine” which was recently presented to Dr C Crosfield. This will be of great benefit to the Practice especially when a patient needs to be visited at home by a GP or other Healthcare Professionals. NEW GP REGISTRARS AT THE SURGERY We are delighted to welcome two new Registrars who have recently joined the Practice: Dr Lesley Greenway - who will be with us until August 2017 and Dr Thakshayini Thivyattasan who will be with us until December 2016. FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY Last month patient’s responses to “would you recommend our Practice” were as follows: Extremely likely/Likely - 89%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 6%; Unsure/Don’t know - 5% MISSED APPOINTMENTS Last month two less patients missed their doctor’s appointment, thank you, but the number still missing their nurse’s appointment is disappointing. As a result 32 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 71 failed to attend their nurse’s appointment, so that is still over 100 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 as others may benefit. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00noon onwards for staff training on the following days: Thursday 29 September: Wednesday 19 October; Thursday 24 November. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times, and of course, please don’t forget to include all the family who may require repeat prescriptions and check when their medication review appointment is due. Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821 333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on Saturday 26 November. As this is our most popular event, tables are highly sought after, and there are only a few left. So please book now to avoid disappointment. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE - Win top prize worth over £100 and much more! We will be launching our “GRAND RAFFLE” with nearly £500 worth of prizes including a Rose Arch and Planters, Hand Made Rocking Horse, Luxury Christmas Hamper and many more. Tickets will be on sale at the “Flu Days” and thereafter at the surgery. The draw will be made at our Annual Christmas Bazaar. 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 kenself@me.com


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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB The Short-Mat season kicks off with a Division One match between Minster Hinds and Ash Angels on Thursday 6 October. A new competition between the 3 league teams, the Memorial Shield will take place on Saturday 8 October. On Saturday 15 October there is a Jazz and Swing evening with Tony Richards Rascals, tickets are available for residents from John Day at the Club. Brian Morphew, Hon. Secretary www.minsterbowlsclub.org.uk

MINSTER W.I. President, Sarah Eaton Brown welcomed everyone to the monthly meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 September in the Village Hall. After a rousing rendition of Jerusalem she thanked helpers and participants in the Summer events, especially those who organised our Minster Show 2nd prizewinning Co-operative entry and the Teddy Tombola stall. The Bat and Trap evening in August, with fish and chip supper, was a huge success too. Sarah then introduced David who gave an extremely informative talk about the valuable work of the Kent Air Ambulance Service and the need for public support. After refreshments Sarah talked about the Annual Group Meeting on the 26 October, Minster WI being the hosts, announcing a fan-making competition and requesting cake baking for the event. Before the raffle members were reminded that our meeting on 11 October, is a Craft and Social evening. Those who wish can make poppies for our own Minster Remembrance Service wreath, play board games or just generally socialise! There will be a baking competition with members voting on the best plate of biscuits. Another busy meeting of Minster WI closed around about 9.45pm with many future events to look forward to in the coming year. Come along to a monthly meeting (on the second Tuesday of the month) to see whether this lively WI group could be for you – guests are always welcome! Forthcoming events: Tuesday 11 October – monthly meeting in the Village Hall @ 7.30pm Darts - Tuesday afternoons, Games Evening - Wednesday 26 October Walks and Sunshine Club outings ~ dates TBA Visit the new Minster WI website at www.minsterthanetwi.org.uk

LOGS Suppliers of quality wood for open fires and wood burners Barn-stored and seasoned hard wood

DELIVERY SERVICE

Contact: 01304 812 522 or 07720 727 224 www.logstop.co.uk

MINSTER POST OFFICE Open longer 821291 to serve you better Monday - Friday 0800 - 1800 Saturday 0800 - 1600 . Mails . Travel Money . Money Gram . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits . Motor Vehicle Licence New cards, wool, gifts & DIY items

GIRLS WORLD BEAUTY SALON Luxury Facial and Back Massage with Sara £50 1 hour Body Massage with Sara £35 Keep the Tan 60 minute Sunbed Course £22 01843 826 308

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CLIFFSEND SHED MAINTENANCE ALL ASPECTS OF GARDEN SHED MAINTENANCE UNDERTAKEN. ROOFING, CLADDING, DOORS, WINDOWS, TIMBER TREATMENT & SECURITY. RELIABLE FRIENDLY SERVICE. REASONABLE RATES. FREE ESTIMATES – FULLY INSURED

Saturday 1 October at 7.30pm Unreserved Table Seating. Superstition - Belly Dance Spectacular £10 Paid in Advance/Friends. £12 on the doors. --------------------------------------------------------------------------CALL TOM ON Sunday 2 October at 6.30pm The Mosaic Cat’s Sunday Soiree 01843 583 162 £12 Paid In Advance/Friends. £14 on the doors. Unreserved Table Seating. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 8 October at 7.30pm Katapult Productions (Kent Equity Members) present “Tipperary to Flanders Fields” £11 Paid in Advance/Friends. £13 on the doors. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 9 October at 6pm Johnny Mans Productions present “A Good Idea…Son” £12 Paid in Advance/Friends. £14 on the doors. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare Services Saturday 15 October at 7.30pm. “Lily Neill” in concert. £10 Paid in Advance/Friends. £12 on the Doors. Dog Walking / Cat Home Visits --------------------------------------------------------------------------Sun 16 October at 4pm.“We Fainted Alternately on the Sofa” Hutched & Caged Pet Visits £13 Paid in Advance/Friends. £15 on the Doors. Locally based - references available --------------------------------------------------------------------------Fully DBS checked Sat 22 October at 7.30pm. “Julie Felix” in concert. £13 Paid in Advance/Friends. £15 on the Doors. 07841 379 909 --------------------------------------------------------------------------01843 822 729 Sun 23 October at 3pm.“Quintets: Mozart and Shostakovich” £9 Paid in Advance/Friends. £11 on the Doors. R.B.W -------------------------------------------------------------------------KENT’S WATER FEATURE SPECIALISTS Fri 28th and Sat 29 October at 7.30pm, Sun 30 at 2.30pm AND POND BUILDING EXPERTS Hilderstone Players present “Hay Fever” by Noel Coward • Garden / Pond Design, Building and Refurbishments £9 Paid in Advance/Friends. £11 on the Doors. • Pond Cleaning / Maintenance / Maintenance Contracts • Child Safe Pond Covers -----------------------------------------------------------------• Filtration Specialists • Patios - Decking - Fencing - Brickwork - Arbours

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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking?

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KEN AND FIONA WELCOME YOU TO

This is an update on the classic Key Lime Pie, with a delicious twist of basil. Very simple to make, it’s a firm favourite with my family, friends and also at the Stour Festival, where it is always one of the first to be finished. What my father would describe as “the accolade of the empty plate”! This serves about 8. Lime and Basil Crunch Pie 8oz/230g Gingernuts or Hobnobs, crushed (use gluten free biscuits if wished) 4oz/110 g butter, melted Juice and zest of 4 limes 1 can condensed milk (full fat) ½ pint/300ml double cream Small handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped, but not too fine 1 lime for decoration Grease a 9” springclip tin and put baking parchment in the base. Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and spread into the tin, levelling out. Put in the fridge to allow the butter to harden. Whisk the condensed milk, cream and lime zest and juice together for about 5 minutes or so until it has thickened. This is best done with a Kenwood/Kitchen Aid mixer, or at least a deep bowl so you don’t redecorate the kitchen! Lastly, add the basil leaves and stir in. Pour the mixture onto the biscuit base, level the top and chill for at least half an hour so that it sets. Cut the last lime into thin pieces and arrange over the top. When you remove this from the tin, remember that it has paper underneath… For more delicious recipes look at www.katespuddings.co.uk

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Contact : Sarah Mather 24 High Street, Minster 01843 822 946 or 07855 871 484 sezmather@hotmail.co.uk

October 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I am not often compelled to moan, but the situation with traffic flow and parking around school times is, in my opinion and many others I've spoken to, no better probably worse since the alterations! Great that they made parking spaces along Taylor Road. to stop congestion. Then they go and widen the path and allow cars to park around the corner at the butchers causing congestion. Do they plan to put yellow lines there? In St Mary’s Road where I live, great they put yellow lines on the corners, by the school, but why put them further up the road… which hasn't stopped people from parking there anyway. Has anyone thought about the residents of St Mary's Road parking their cars? It was a race with time to get there before schools chuck out, now it is even worse as there are less spaces and parents get there earlier to get a space. How about subsidising cost to have kerb drop so we can use a driveway… or allowing permits for residents? Cannot a bigger parking area be made at the back of the school somewhere… many other areas have been utilised around there. Maybe, rather than build loads more houses around that area, they should have built a car park! Maybe, the planners and decision makers of this change should spend a week living in St Mary’s Road… spend ages driving round and round the estate because there is nowhere to stop and wait for a parking space. I finish work at either 2.30 or 3 from a very early start and would like to come home to relax, not have the stress of driving around wasting my time, adding to congestion and risk of accidents! Any helpful response welcome! Regards, Ann James.

POTHOLE REPORTING Kent County Council's pothole blitz has been going on this summer with so far 839 potholes filled alongside 24,108m2 of larger road repairs across the county. The work includes filling individual holes alongside repairs to larger areas which can see multiple potholes repaired at the same time with, in total, £954,471 has been spent on repairs since June. We aim to make a permanent, quality repair by cutting out a small section of the road around the hole, clearing out the old material and filling it with new Tarmac. If a road has lots of potholes, it may need a larger patch or work is programmed in to resurface the whole section. Where possible, the fix will then be protected by surface dressing the whole road in the near future, to prevent damage by the next winter weather. Lines and verges are also receiving a spruce up. I hope that you will have noticed work in your parish but KCC still needs your help by reporting any potholes that may remain un-repaired, though these are likely to be already included in the planned work programme. I would be grateful if you could report any un-repaired IRONING SERVICE potholes online, as this is the quickest Need a quick efficient and easiest way to alert crews to damage to the roads. Once reported, ironing service? it will be inspected by a local crew and I supply a collection/delivery service if work is necessary, it will be free to Minster, Monkton & Cliffsend programmed in to be fixed. No pile to big or too small For the latest updates week-byweek, and to report a pothole, please Smoke/pet free home visit For more information contact

Jemma on 07786 623 325 (Minster)

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October 2016

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Country Carpets Kent, your local flooring specialist We bring the floor store to you! We have a wide selection of carpets, vinyls and flooring accessories with a budget to suit you and carpets starting at just £4.99 a sq mtr We have 40 years’ worth of experience in the flooring industry So why not call today and arrange a free no obligation quote Contact numbers 07497 799 728 / 07909 645 229 Email enquiries@countrycarpetskent.co.uk Visit our website on www.countrycarpetskent.co.uk

SCHOOL VOUCHERS

Attwells Newsagents collect all varieties of ‘ when they are available. So if you ever have any to spare please drop them into the shop - they will be put to good use locally.

Trutek Computers Ltd For All Your Computer Requirements: Repairs - Servicing & Accessories Computers Built To Specification Laptop Sales

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46th ANNUAL MINSTER ART SHOW at the

VILLAGE HALL

Friday 30 September 7pm - 9pm Saturday 1 October 10am - 4pm Sunday 2 October 11am - 4pm OVER 400 EXHIBITS FOR SALE! OILS, WATER COLOURS, PASTELS, ACRYLICS, WOOD, GLASS, POTTERY, ETC ADMISSION £1.00 CATALOGUE £0.50P REFRESHMENTS SERVED IN THE OLD SCHOOLS (opposite the Village Hall)

Saturday 1 October from 9pm Live Music - Flynn Saturday 8 October Gemma Hollands 40th Birthday Party Friday 28 October The Saddlers famous Kidz Halloween Party prizes for best fancy dress, games, spooky garden treasure hunt and much more… SKY SPORTS & BT SPORT

Showing on 2 Large HD Screens with Surround Sound

**All at Minster’s No1 Sports Venue** Pool * Darts * Poker

EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY MINSTER GARAGE

Got a function coming up ? Celebrate with us … fully catered for at very reasonable prices … * Free Dj with every event booked ! * Find us on Facebook for all upcoming events …

Minster Village Hall is a Registered Charity No. 302809

Large Pub Garden with Kids Play Area…

Serving All Day Breakfast, Lunchtime Menu including Jackets & Toasties, also OAP Specials Steak & Chips, Fish n Chips all locally sourced and cooked from fresh to order Takeaways available, also every evening ‘Bring Your Own Food’ we supply the plates and cutlery ‘New’ Slush machine, not just for the kids! Great with Vodka or your choice of spirit! Always a warm friendly welcome

QUIRKY'S 79 High Street, Minster 07413 763 334 Exclusive Handmade Aromatherapy Products

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MONTHLY ‘ZAC BAG’ COMPETITION

Only one entry this month and sadly that wasn’t correct, so no bags given away again!! 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 21 October 01843 570 553 will win a 'Zac Bag' of their own which we will have embroidered with their pet's or 07725 819 407 name. Your Zac bags include a pack of 'poop bags', some doggy treats and even a ball. LANDSCAPING & GARDEN All you have to do is drop a note into the library marked for our MAINTENANCE 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 ▪ Hedge Cutting and Pruning prefer. Colours available are: Cerise, Navy Blue, Yellow, Apple ▪ Lawn Care, Grass Cutting ▪ Fertilisation Green and Black. You can see both the bags and available colours ▪ Moss Control, Weed Killing at: www.sewnuk.com or www.facebook.com/sewnuk2016 which is a ▪ Fencing, Patios new venture for a very valued member of our editorial team. You can also find ▪ Patio & Decking Power Cleaning her on Twitter and Instagram.

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‘SPOT ZAC’ COMPETITION - NO WINNERS THIS MONTH!!! Here’s Zac’s picture so you know who to look for (He’s only about 150mm tall) www.gardenservices4you.co.uk - OH AND ZAC HAS ASKED US TO REMIND YOU ALL e: gardenservices4you@yahoo.co.uk THAT HE’S A DOG AND NOT A RABBIT!! Our competition for the youngsters who attend Minster and Monkton schools or Tadpoles. Zac has Kevin P. Smith moved on to another Minster business and the last YOUR LOCAL BUILDER time we saw him he looked like he was learning to For all your building requirements, fly!! extensions or loft conversions, All you have to do is find him and submit your driveways and walls answer to us, at the library, on the back of an envelope stating where you saw him, your age, your For a visit and a free quotation school and your address. Then whoever is drawn give me a call first from our bag will be our winner. The monthly prize will be a cash award of £5, so well worth 85 Tothill Street, Minster entering. t: 823 974 m: 07989 578 169 Visit our website:

EARLY DATES FOR YOUR NEW 2017 DIARIES Open Gardens and the Scarecrow Challenge will be held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June We also hope to have Classic Cars at The Bell Inn on that same Saturday

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MINSTER

£620,000

RAMSGATE

£265,000

Double fronted period house in the heart of the village. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms. Two reception rooms plus kitchen and conservatory. Large garden and off street parking for several cars. EPC Rating: TBA

Semi detached bungalow Two double bedrooms, shower room. Kitchen, utility room, sitting room, conservatory Gardens, garage and off street parking. EPC Rating - C

MINSTER

MINSTER

£249,995

Semi detached bungalow Two double bedrooms, bathroom and separate W.C. Modern kitchen fitments Garden, garage and off street parking EPC Rating: D

A double fronted detached cottage. 3 bedrooms, bathroom. 2 receptions, kitchen, W.C. Private garden and off street parking. EPC - E

MONKTON

MINSTER

£850,000

An exceptional Grade II Listed former farmhouse set in large grounds with a collection of outbuildings providing versatile accommodation with development opportunities.

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£299,999

£490,000

Detached bungalow - gardeners delight. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Two reception rooms plus kitchen and utility. Lovely secluded gardens extending to approx 1.4 acres. EPC Rating - E


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Minster Matters 12th Memory Bike Ride JAKE PHILPOTT August  28th  2016 (See picture on front cover)

This year I want to dedicate this write up to FAMILY, as with the last 11 rides, this year’s bike ride of 26 miles, was just as brilliant and with over 40 riders was a great sight as we left the British Legion on to Reculver then through the countryside, visiting all the, now familiar watering holes on the route, hoping the weather would hold, which it did, glad that nobody needed Alan and his truck for assistance, other than a broken chain, that was soon fixed and then everyone making it back safely to the Legion in one piece, just made it a really great day. ..But back to FAMILY, this Ride to Remember came about because of our family tragedy at losing Jake at just 15 years old very suddenly. We wanted to do something so we and others could show Dave Hayley and Levi, in some small way that we wanted to share and remember Jake with them in a happy way and so the Ride to Remember started. Our wider family (there is a lot of them) all get involved, those that can ride do, and those

October 2016 who can’t ride join us at the pubs, older and younger family they are all involved in some way. Over the last 12 years a lot of the younger ones have now got families of their own and they too are joining in. We have some great friends who also come year after year, some come with their whole family, others join their families once back safely, these youngsters are hopefully the next generation that will keep this special day going for years to come. Family is quite often the only thing that matters when times are tough, but more importantly, they are the people that make the good times really special. We are lucky to have such a great family and good friends, so this year, which was the first without Dad (Malc) the Family pulled together and made this wonderful day very special.  To Cynthia (Mum), Doreen, Min and Sue thank you for the food on our return, thank you to Alan for following with his truck , well done Josh (the youngest rider again), to the British Legion and Kathy, a huge thank you to you all. But most of all to our FAMILY and FRIENDS well done to you all, thanks for being there it really does mean so much, so to our "bike riding family", see you all again next year. XXXX

THANET

THANET

Registered Charity number 1151398

Registered Charity number 1151398

Eating alone Meal times are traditionally social occasions, a time to catch up with the day’s activities and to chat. Meal times are often the only time the family gets together. Quality time to share and enjoy food with those you care about.

Exciting News - New Charity Shop in Margate We are moving to larger premises, the new Age UK Thanet charity shop will still be located on the High street in Margate, but we will have more room to display our merchandise. It will be easier for our customers to move around the shop and will give us an opportunity to display goods more effectively.

For many older people meal times are not happy times at all. Sitting alone with a plate of food, day after day, can be a bit depressing. This often, results in people losing their appetite and not bothering very much about eating. Obviously if this continues significant health problems can arise.

Everyone is very excited about the move and looking forward to being established in our new home. Our charity shop raises vital funds to help support the work Age UK Thanet does throughout the local area. We have a large group of regular customers, which is lovely. A growing number of people use charity shops because of the environmental and ethical benefits of the reuse of goods, rather than buying completely new goods, or dumping new or barely used goods.

Age UK Thanet is trying to encourage older people to eat and is looking for volunteer lunch buddies to visit someone at lunch time and join them for lunch. Eating together will hopefully make meal times more enjoyable again. Meal buddy volunteers will be provided with a free cooked meal. If you would like to become a meal buddy please contact Gill Ball on 07735 556 811 or email her on agecorecruiter@btinternet.com.

Quite a lot of our stock is new and unworn, still with labels on. A huge “thank you” to everyone who donates to us, we couldn’t manage without you. If you have something you would like to donate, please either deliver it directly to our shop or to our centre in Zion Place (next door to the Casino and Aldi). We are also looking for new volunteers to join us in our new shop. If you regularly have a little time to spare and would like to find out more about volunteering with us, please contact Gill Ball on 07735 556 811 or email agecorecruiter@btinternet.com.


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Elvis Night at the Sportsman in aid of St Mary’s Church

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION The recent quiz we held at the Royal British Legion was very well supported and our thanks go to all who made it a success, organisers and quizzers alike. Extra tables had to be put up as the demand was greater than expected, so all future quizzes will probably need to have tables booked in advance to guarantee entry. The result of the Treasure Hunt on 18 September will be reported in the next issue of this magazine and we’re hoping for a good turn-out. We have been asked by the Art Show organisers if we would like to hold a raffle throughout the weekend of 30 September to 2 October to boost our funds. If anyone has any unwanted or unused gifts that they would like to offer, then Carol Bubb on 01843 447 706 would be pleased to collect them. Tickets for the Race Night in the Village Hall on 29 October are obtainable from O’Sheas on 01843 823 091, along with a menu choice of 3 courses to accompany the racing. An excellent evening was enjoyed last year, so book early to avoid disappointment. We have invited our friends from France and hopefully there will be 7-9 of them joining us for the evening. There are 2 spare tickets for the coach trip to Winchester on 26 November at £15 per person. Are you interested? Then please contact Carol Bubb on 01843 447 706 The Twinning Association AGM will be held in the Neighbourhood Centre, Monkton Road, Minster, on Friday 18 November at 7.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Minster Parish Council staff work tirelessly to keep the village to the standard we are all used to seeing, but unfortunately, with government cutbacks, it is getting increasingly difficult. Minster has a small group of volunteers who look after and maintain two footpaths in the village. An even smaller group is working on the High Street car park to make it a nicer area. We are now looking to enhance the cemetery area. Do you love Minster and would like to help out? Do you have a few hours to spare per week/month? Are you aged between 15 and 100? Would you like to have volunteering listed on your University application? Are you embarking on a Duke of Edinburgh Award and require a community scheme to join? If you would like to join any of the above groups, or have another area of the village that you would like to see improved, then please contact The Clerk, Kyla Lamb at clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk or ring 821 339.

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MINSTER PLAYHOUSE PROMPT CORNER

Our Next Production – Panto 2016 Our Pantomime this year is that old favourite, Cinderella. It is already in rehearsal, and promises to be a good show, David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP suitable for all the family. Like all our pantos it is good clean fun with jokes All forms of Services and Treatments and comedy for all ages. available for Foot and Nail care It will run from Wednesday 30 November to Saturday 3 December with Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, performances each night at 7.30. and with two matinees on Saturday at Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, 10.30am and 3.00pm. Tickets are £8 per adult and £4 for sixteens-andInfection control for Athletes foot and under. Why not come along and join the fun? Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, The Box office is open on: 07501 894 381 Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare or email: info@minsterplayhouse.co.uk We provide personal and reliable treatment If you haven’t been to one of our Pantomimes before before, they are in the comfort of your own home, nursing cheerful, funny, cheer the hero, boo the baddie proper village pantos a or residential care home or hospital relaxed setting– do come along and enjoy it. What’s next? Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement We are already looking at plays for our May production next year so if you have play that you would like to direct or would be interested in joining Tel: 01843 866 601 in the fun of putting on our productions do get in touch. Mob: 07749 999 584 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. www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk info@minsterplayhouse.co.uk

We are a conservation building company that specialise in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period properties. We are passionate about the preservation of our historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of traditional methods and materials that have been used for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and women enables us to provide a service to suit the requirements of your building. Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work For free advice or a no obligation quote Please call or email Craig using the details below:

Zac’s Musings Phew, has it been hot or what? The recent rain was such a godsend cooling the air so we could all sleep, only problem with it is I hate getting wet, so I’ve had to do a lot of leg-crossing until to wait any longer was impossible then it was a quick dash out the back and in again ASAP!! All’s been very quiet in our house for a few weeks but I always know when it is magazine weekend as tempers get fraught and the air changes to a sombre shade of blue, especially when there’s loads of typing to do or he’s lost something that he remembers being given 2 weeks previously but can’t lay his hand on it now. Everything but the kitchen sink is moved in an effort to find the elusive piece of paper only to eventually have it turn up where he’d looked at the very outset. He reckons I hide them on purpose but I can assure him I’d rather he remembered to put them in the same place each month it would save me having to suffer the earache he gives me whilst tearing the place apart. We’ve had a hedgehog visit recently which has large white patches of spines - looks most odd., but it’s been a talking point between the grandchildren who found him (or it could be a her). We even had a squirrel in the garden the other morning balancing along the top of the fence - never seen one of those here before, the closest trees are such long way off I reckon he must have been lost. Thanet Mobile Clinic

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Sewn UK is a new local business providing a personalised embroidery service and products to the general public and small businesses. To kick start the Halloween season Sewn UK are providing unique handmade products with ‘Glow in the Dark’ thread, with FREE PERSONALISATION (only available on ‘pumpkin’ design trick or treat bags). 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 more to offer so why not follow them on Facebook and keep up to date with their latest products and special offers. www.fb.com/sewnuk2016 www.sewnuk.com

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NEXTDOOR - FLAGPOLE PROJECT A site has now been selected for the location of our new flagpole - it will be positioned at the junction of Monkton Road and Taylor Road on the green opposite Cliffe’s where at present there is a dead tree. This tree is to be removed and at the same time other work will be carried out on the living tree (to raise its crown) plus an old stump (to be ground out) in the same area. The flower bed where the pole will be situated is to also undergo a transformation with some new planting. It has also been agreed we will supply a new ‘Village’ flag and Nextdoor members have been given the opportunity to decide on its colour. It will be British Racing Green with an image of the existing village sign and a line of text which will read ‘Twinned with ARMBOUTSCAPPEL, France’. This private social network continues to grow within the village and our coverage has now been extended to include Monkton, Acol, Manston and Cliffsend. Residents within this new area should have received a flyer from us to that effect, so we hope to welcome many of them soon.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING BRING AND BUY SALE CAXTON SEAMARK ROAD BROOKSEND BIRCHINGTON CT7 0JL From 10.30am Friday 30 September

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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Local Showroom Now Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Weekends & Evenings by appointment Unit 39 The Oaks Invicta Way Manston CT12 5FD

01843 606 808 www.secure-style.co.uk

Branching Out Driveways, Patios Fencing, Decking Resin Bound Surfacing Gary:- 07834 594 599 www.checkatrade.com/branchingout

Facebook doesn’t appeal to you? Then try our network which is private and dedicated to just Minster Parish Go to: https://nextdoor.co.uk Invite Code: RVYDEW

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POLICE SURGERIES IN MINSTER MINSTER LIBRARY THE FIRST WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH @ 1400HRS PCSO SHAUN RICHES WILL BE HOLDING MONTHLY SURGERIES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO COME AND SPEAK TO A LOCAL OFFICER ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS ON CRIME AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

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: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for October Come along to one of our evening sessions. We are an extremely friendly group and will lend you bowls to get you started. It’s well worth trying !!

Sundays

Tuesdays/Wednesdays

2nd

No bowling

4th

6pm to 9pm

9th

6pm to 9pm

12th (Wed)

6pm to 9pm

16th

6pm to 9pm

18th

6pm to 9pm

23rd

6pm to 9pm

25th

6pm to 9pm

30thth

6pm to 9pm

31st

6pm to 9pm

Lou Hammond Phoenix Cup 23 Oct @ 6.00pm Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 865 429

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

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: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk 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

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


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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER NEW EQUIPMENT BRINGS NEW ENHANCED FACILITIES TO MINSTER SURGERY Thanks to a very generous donation by a Minster patient and resident, new “State of the Art” equipment has been purchased for the practice resulting in two new facilities becoming available at Minster Surgery, for which patients would generally have had to travel to hospital or await test results, but all that can now be carried out at the surgery. The presentation, arranged by Ken Self, Chairman of the Patient Liaison Group, was held at the surgery on Wednesday 14 September, where Mrs Helen Richardson officially handed over the equipment to Dr M Elliott, a Senior Partner at the Practice. Ken was asked by Mrs Richardson to explain to all present her reasons for her donations by reading out a letter she had previously written. Having been a resident in the village for over 20 years, it was to say thank you to the English people for giving her and her family a second chance after being forced from their home in Estonia during the war in 1942, and for the excellent care given to her husband by Dr Elliott since they came to live in the village. Firstly Mrs Richardson presented a “Bard Bladder Scanner” - which is be used to detect various bladder problems immediately, and thus facilitate early diagnosis and treatment, and of course, patient reassurance. She dedicated this to the memory of her sister. She then presented a “Huntleigh Dopplex Ability ABI System” which is used to diagnose “Peripheral Arterial Disease” and immediately helps identify the potential risk of future Cardiovascular, Blood Clots and Diabetes problems. This new system is far less time consuming for patients and results in more efficient use of healthcare resources, giving an overall better patient experience. This was dedicated to the memory of her mother. On behalf of all members of the Practice, Dr Elliott expressed his sincere thanks to Mrs Richardson and was overwhelmed by her generosity. Mrs Richardson then went on to say she would like to do something similar in memory of her father, and various suggestions were put forward which she is considering. Also attending the presentation were Jodie O’Shaughnessy, “Bard UK Territory Manager”, Tracy Thomas, “Williams Medical Development Manager”, members of the Surgery’s Nursing Team and the Nurse Practitioner, who then attended a demonstration and familiarisation of the new equipment along with members of the Patient Liaison Group.

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October 2016 Minster Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 6 September Summary of Key Points ● County Cllr. Latchford reminded the council that he had set aside £1k to assist with the Minster ‘Shed’ project and £2k to assist with the update of the village CCTV system and that we need to use it as soon as possible. ● Cllr. Latchford expressed concern that KCC had issued a letter to TDC firmly in support of the Stonehill Park development, apparently flying in the face of a previous agreement to support the airport. The matter will be before the Scrutiny Committee on Monday. ● Cllr. Latchford also reported that there will be a meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday next regarding the issue of Thanet South Election costs. ● Chairman Cllr. Bob Grove has raised the issue of Police Community Support Officers having the power to enforce parking restrictions with MP Roger Gale and we now await an answer from Ch. Insp. Adley. ● Bell Helicopters have replied to the Parish Council enquiry about the number of helicopters flying over the village and will advise their pilots accordingly but reminded us that other helicopter operators do fly in this area. They have been contacted. ● The Chairman has been in consultation with TDC Leader Chris Wells and KCC regarding the Parish Council’s proposal to hold back development in this parish until the future of Manston is decided. In the meantime, there will be a traffic count and pollution test in the parish, both relating to key areas of concern re: increased building/population. ● A petition has gone to TDC supporting the suggestion that the No.9 bus route should be varied to come into the village. ● The renovated village sign is now ready and we await a new post on which to mount it. ● The Chairman will meet with Ray Mallon on 9th September for further discussion re: Stonehill Park development and the implications for this parish. ● The Clerk to the Council reported that the repair and painting of the chapel windows at the cemetery is in progress. ● Concerns have been raised about the new ‘One Way’ system in Thorne Road/St. Mary’s Road. Some are confused and others simply ignore the no entry signs. In addition, the build out in Monkton Road at the top of Taylor Road to prevent parking has been ignored with vehicles actually parking on the build

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out and causing increasing difficulties for all road users and pedestrians. The matter of enforcement will be pursued as mentioned above. The passing place in Laundry Road has still to be progressed. Cllr. Jones has submitted proposals to improve the traffic situation in the parish and members of the parish council highways committee have all been invited to submit suggestions which will be considered by KCC Highways. Cllr. Gimes, who is part of a working party preparing a Community Emergency Plan, reported that there had been a limited response to the letter circulated in the Minster Matters asking for volunteers who would be willing to assist in the unlikely event that there is an emergency on the village. She thanked those who had come forward so far; posters will be placed on noticeboards around the area in the hope of encouraging more responses. A letter had been received suggesting that signage to the All Weather Pitch, Play Area, etc. should be increased; the matter was discussed and the conclusion was that this was not necessary at the present time. A resident has suggested that a ‘pay and play’ arrangement be allowed for the All Weather Pitch; this has been referred to the Operations committee. A very high quote for repairing the fencing around the All Weather Pitch has been received; the damage is caused by people cutting holes to enter and use the pitch without permission. After discussion it was agreed to delay this and effect another temporary repair for the time being in the hope that more youngsters will make full use of the new multi-use games area, free and open to all. Cllr Quittenden reported on a meeting of the Kent Assn. of Local Councils (Thanet). The Police and Crime Commissioner had declined to attend the meeting to discuss policing in Thanet, and Broadstairs are considering using private security on the seafront at weekends. The new Monkton CCTV was reported as being very effective. The parish councils expressed concerns that they are not given sufficient opportunity to contribute to the TDC Joint Transportation Board as many decisions appear to be made prior to the meetings. The association is to invite a representative of Stonehill Park to attend a future meeting. The Twinning Association reported that £550 had been raised at their recent quiz night and reminded everyone of the walking treasure hunt taking place on 18th September.

HANDEL IN BROADSTAIRS A performance of Handel’s Messiah in its entirety is a rare gem, and Thanet Festival Choir will offer every glorious moment of it, complete with professional soloists and chamber orchestra, as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations. Beloved of singer and audience, the work includes movements of great beauty and lyricism, some of which are now rarely heard in concert, among them sparkling arias, a contemplative duet and several typically rousing choruses, which more than hold their own against the perennial favourite, Hallelujah Chorus. Handel’s sacred oratorios seem to strike the perfect balance between virtuosic and pious, and Messiah, a veritable outpouring of faith by a deeply spiritual man, is rightly considered his finest. The reverent sweetness of I Know That My Redeemer Liveth contrasts with the harrowing mockery of He Trusted In God That He Would Deliver Him, and that with the stately assurances of the bass aria, The Trumpet Shall Sound, as just a selection of the King James Bible scriptures set to music in Handel’s masterpiece. A concert of this profound and exciting work is certainly one for the diary… The 100-strong Thanet Festival Choir boasts an ever-growing membership and is renowned for its exceptionally friendly and supportive character, and for producing truly thrilling performances under the baton of its Musical Director of 20 years, professional singer and vocal coach, Clifford Lister. Thanet Festival Choir presents a complete, uncut Handel’s Messiah on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 6pm in Holy Trinity Church, Broadstairs. Tickets cost £15 on the door and £13 in advance. For advance tickets please contact the Ticket Secretary on 01304 620 560 or visit www.thanetfestivalchoir.org


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RS E TE D N L U U IR E O V EQ R

RECREATION GROUND PAVILION FRIDAYS 7pm to 9pm

Contact: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk

The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant

PROBABLY THE BEST CARVERY IN THANET FOOD NOW BEING SERVED Friday - Evenings Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Sunday - Carvery ROOM FOR HIRE Check Entertainment Board for future acts FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE OPENING ONTO GARDEN - IDEAL FOR PARTIES, FUNERAL RECEPTIONS, MEETINGS FIELD AT REAR FOR HIRE FOR VENUES OR EVENTS


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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

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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in OCTOBER 2

10.15am Holy Communion (CW)

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10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)

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10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists

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10.15am Family Service

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Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Animal Service! 6.30pm Sung Evensong

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at 12.00noon

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

30 10:00 am Benefice Service at St Nicholas (no Service at Monkton today)

in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster

10.30am Family Communion (CW)

and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see Minster Abbey below

Minster Abbey www.minsterabbeynuns.org The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel.

Bring your pets to church! Animal Service Sunday 2 October 10.30am @ St Mary's We are looking forward to welcoming friends of all shapes, sizes and noises for our Annual Animal Service. Bring your pets and come let's celebrate together all our furry friends! A season to remember… All Souls Service Wednesday 2 November 7.30pm @ St Mary's 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)

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9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

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

30 10:00am Benefice Service at St Nicholas (no Services at Minster today) 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

For further details contact: Major Trevor Green 01843 822 308 or 825 178

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG Weekly Activities Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

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


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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 info@thanetfarmersmarket.co.uk CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

MINSTER WI Sharing fun, being together, meeting Jesus ALL CHILDREN* AND FAMILIES INVITED ST NICHOLAS-AT-WADE Manor Hall, Manor Road, St Nicholas at Wade 2nd Saturday of each month 3.00pm - 5.00pm 8 Oct * 12 Nov * 10 Dec MONKTON Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Street 2nd Tuesday of each month 3.15pm - 5.15pm 11 Oct * 8 Nov * 13 Dec

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 SHOW A.G.M. Friday 14 October 7.30pm at the Neighbourhood Centre above the library (please use side entrance) All Welcome

Monthly Meeting Tuesday 11 October Village Hall 7.30pm Craft & Social Evening Games Evening Wednesday 26 October Village Hall Committee Room

Each month there are Darts every Tuesday afternoon A Sunshine Club Trip and a Walk www.minsterthanetwi.org.uk

MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Diary Dates 29 Oct - Race Night 18 Nov - AGM 26 Nov - Coach Trip 4 Dec - Santa Dash

Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting Wednesday 19 October Village Hall 7.30pm A.G.M. Spkr: Don Wilks ‘Gambia Life’ COFFEE MORNING Saturday 22 October Old Schools 9.30am - 11.30am


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If your new shoes are to tight put the nozzle of your blow dryer into shoe and turn on low. When shoe gets warm, stuff with paper or socks to stretch it.

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ST NICHOLAS ART GROUP

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

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Call Nic Morling 825 094 36 Tothill Street, Minster

www.npelectricals.co.uk VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR OCTOBER - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744 AM Every Monday

PM

Tai Chi

Every Thursday Every Friday Every Sunday

VH Bowls (except 11th)

Minster Badminton

Active 4 Life & Pilates Tea Dance

Dance Classes

Arts & Crafts (am)

VH Bowls (except 2nd) Art Show

Sunday 2nd

Art Show

Tuesday 4th

Wednesday 12th

W.I Darts (pm)

Ladies Badminton

Saturday 1st

Tuesday 11th

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W.I. Committee (eve) W.I. Meeting VH Bowls Group

Thursday 13th Wednesday 19th Saturday 22nd Wednesday 26th Saturday 29th

V.H. Committeee Horticultural Society Scottish Country Dancers W.I. Games Evening Twinning Association Race Night


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RED RECYCLING BAGS NEW RED RECYCLING BAGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM MINSTER LIBRARY - ASK THE LIBRARIAN

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

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details. Powers of Attorney also arranged. Home appointments available.

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

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Minster Bowls Club PLAY BOWLS When: Summer; Outdoors and Indoors ~ Winter; Indoors Why: Pleasure, Healthy Exercise, Entertainment, Competitions, Fun Time with Friends Old and New ‘LEARNING TO PLAY’ IS FREE!!! Visit the club at The Bowls Green, Recreation Ground (Molineux Rd Entrance) or phone 824 082 www.minsterbowlsclub.org.uk

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