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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 196 : October 2017 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 108)

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Minster Matters

Twinning Treasure Hunt Winners

Clan Line @ Minster 13/09/17

13th ANNUAL “RIDE TO REMEMBER” IN MEMORY OF JAKE PHILPOTT E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Find us on Google Hangouts MM Mobile: 07864 345 019

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Waste & Recycling

Route A | Route B 13 / 27 | 06 / 20 10 / 24 | 03 / 17

October November Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Library

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October 2017 Dates for Your Diary


Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER

Route A | Route B

Oct 1

St Mary’s Animal Service


06 / 20 | 13 / 27 03 / 17 | 10 / 24


Thanet Quilters Meeting - Birchington



Twinning Committee Meeting


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Thanet Quilters Fabric Sale - Birchington Salvation Army Friendship Evening

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W.I. Meeting Horticultural Society A.G.M.


Minster Show A.G.M.



W. I. Quiz Night



St Nicholas Church Charity Day


Twinning Association Race Night

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: 101 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Orbit Housing: 0800 678 1221 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 etc. (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: oldschoolsminster@gmail.com

Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Eric James 821 744 Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31 Jemima’s Tea Room (Eve & Sun) bookings via Brenda Bradley 07455 588 642 MM Subscriptions Copies of the Magazine or CD are now available on subscription to all non- residents, worldwide. Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :Single Issue £2.00 Annually (11 issues) £20.00 Costs to an overseas address are available on request, and we will be pleased to quote for this service. Our mailing details are shown in the left hand column on this page.

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Nov 1

Village Firework Display


47th Minster Art Show



Twinning Association A.G.M.



Remembrance Service



P.L.G. Christmas Bazaar



Psychic Fayre



Late Night Shopping in Minster - Christmas Lights Switch On



St Mary’s Handbell Ringers Christmas Fayre



Minster Abbey Live Nativity


Twinning Coach Trip - Holiday On Ice


Community Poppy Project - Latest Count




Jan 13

Kate’s Pudding Recipe


Parish Council Meeting Summary


What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Sarah Thorne Theatre


Village Hall Diary


School Page

Church Notices


WHAT’S ON PAGE Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings

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All Weather Playing Surface


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER

Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 3 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 : 7 November

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

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TO ALL RESIDENTS OF ST MILDREDS ROAD We would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding over the past year and a bit during the building work to the Church whilst we converted it into our new home. We would also like to say a special thank you to Andrew and Vita, Ray and Doreen and Angela who put up with the majority of the noise and disruption during both this and the work on the rest of the site. Pete and Melanie Smith EDITORIAL NORTHROP SERVICES Where did last month go? Just got them all delivered and KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING everything else updated, turned around only to find it’s time again Tiling, Plastering to set about the next issue. Sadly our new recruit was unable to find & General Maintenance enough time between her job and family commitments to be able to HOME DECORATING help us, so we’re back to square one, but I’m not too downhearted, Interior & Exterior I’m sure someone will eventually come forward with a bit of IT Local, Reliable & Experienced knowledge and some spare time to give to the magazine, fingers Contact Paul or Tracy crossed. 01843 823 646 Well as usual I've all too soon run out of space so it just leaves me enough room to ask my usual question - where’s Zac? Flowers by Vanessa

CONGRATULATIONS MCC On Saturday 2nd September in the season finale Minster Cricket Club secured promotion from Division 1B with a convincing victory over champions Hawkinge. This makes it two promotions in consecutive seasons for the club. If anyone is interested in joining the club either as a player, scorer or umpire please ring 07745 161 070

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS The second vaccination Clinic will be held at the surgery on Saturday 14 October from 9.00 am and 1.00 pm. For St Nicholas Patients ONLY: A vaccination clinic will be held on Friday 20 October between 12.00 and 1.00pm in the Village Hall. Appointments are available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery. Eligible and “at risk” patients will receive a reminder on their “Repeat Prescription List” which will invite them to make an appointment on either of these days. If you have any concerns about your eligibility or the availability of the vaccination, please contact Reception. So please, don't delay book today! OUR NEW PROJECT To purchase a SECA Electro Cardio Graph (ECG) machine with interpretive software. This machine is the latest in ECG technology. It is PC based with the facility to store the recorded heart traces, analyse heart activity, interlink with patient records, and provide a print out of the results. The approximate cost of the equipment is £2000.00 + VAT and our target is to achieve this by Christmas. MISSED APPOINTMENTS Thank you, another slight improvement, again probably due to the holiday period. Last month 30 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 37 did not attend their nurse’s appointment, that’s still 67 patients wasting valuable appointments and time. Please, if you don’t need it, cancel it. If you keep forgetting then get our text reminder service. FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY Thank you to all those patients who take part and please continue to do so, we welcome all your comments, because any feed-back, good or bad, can help us to continually improve our service to all our patients. Last month we received 252 patient responses to “would you recommend our Practice” and are as follows: Extremely likely/Likely - 92% ; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 4% ; Unsure/Don’t know - 4%. ‘WALK FOR LIFE’ ACTIVITY PROGRAMME Join us every Thursday morning at 10.30 for a walk around the local area for about an hour or so, and meet old and new friends. Bring your pets as well, they might also enjoy the exercise and make new friends too. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 1.00pm onwards on the following days: Wednesday 18 October and Thursday 30 November for staff training. 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 821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER. As this is our most popular event, tables are highly sought after, and are on sale now. So please book early to avoid disappointment, as we only have a few remaining. See our Poster on page 11. LIAISON GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821 200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049. or email kenself@me.com.

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DENNIS NEVILLE Cynthia and family would like to thank everybody for their cards on the loss of Dennis, who fought for so long. All the kind words and memories you shared were much appreciated and for all who came to Church - what a turnout! Special thanks to Jonathan and all his team, also thanks to Rev. Richard Braddy for a lovely service not forgetting the Bowls Club who put on a wonderful spread. We all did Dennis proud Thank you Cynthia THE 13th ANNUAL “RIDE TO REMEMBER” IN MEMORY OF JAKE PHILPOTT Well here we are again, another year has flown by and the “Ride to Remember” for Jake has been another great success. This bank holiday was one of the best weather wise, as everyone who came to join us would agree, blue sky, no grey clouds looming and beautiful sunshine, so if anyone was a bit worried or superstitious with it being our 13th year…… so far so good!! We set off from the Royal British Legion with about 35 riders, a slightly smaller group this year, as many people were away on holidays but with several families joining us in cars with “little ones” and some of our “senior” family members, it was a good crowd to enjoy the day with. Ahead of us was the 25 mile route, but for everyone this year the Minnis to Reculver section, along the seas edge, was one of the best it’s ever been, hot, but with a slight breeze, perfect cycling weather. We were met by family and friends at every pub we stopped at making it a really enjoyable time. Getting back to any superstitious thoughts being number 13, every year since the start we have always had a truck or van following us in case of emergency, flat tyres or a breakdown, this year we didn’t, so when after leaving “The Gate Inn”, one of our riders had an incident on a narrow lane with an inconsiderate driver. Unfortunately help was not at hand so it was case of walk to the next stop which was “The Grove”, take the buckled wheels off the bike and load into the boot of a car. Fortunately, he was only shaken up and had a nasty graze on his shoulder, it could have been much worse. Luckily his partner who was cycling too knew exactly what to do... she got him a pint and told him “you’ll be fine”. We enjoyed sitting in the lovely gardens of all the pubs we visited along the way, the weather was so good that we had to take on more liquid at some stops!! With everyone safely back at The Legion we could enjoy a lovely ploughman’s lunch and a well-earned rest. It was then time to reflect on what an enjoyable day we’d all had. Thanks, must got to Kathy, Cynthia, Doreen, Min and Barbara for sorting the food, Dawson and Freddie for being such very good boys for their Great-Nannies all day, Josh who was the youngest rider… again, well done. But most of all to EVERYONE who turned up, making what is a very important event for our family into such a wonderful occasion, we truly love your company every year and look forward to the 14th one in 2018.

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Order a weekly fruit and veg box from us today …. Much of our seasonal produce is farm fresh and locally sourced from within 10 miles. Give us a call, order online or visit us in store Hurry as our FREE delivery slots are filling up NEW…NEW…NEW…NEW…NEW…NEW…NEW Anita’s Flowers @ Greens of Minster Your Village Florists Flowers For All Occasions 07889 308 748 / 01843 822 212

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS Dr Crosfield Sadly, Dr Crosfield will be unavailable during the next few weeks due to a family bereavement. The surgery has taken steps to introduce Locum GP’s into the Practice to cover her absence and we ask that you bear with us during this time. We would also like to reassure you that the Practice will strive to maintain the usual high level of commitment to their patients at all times. In the meantime, our thoughts and condolences are with Dr Crosfield and her family during this difficult time, and we look forward to her speedy return. Issued by Minster Surgery 15th September 2017 ZAC’S MUSINGS Well here we are again and I’m racking my brain to find something to say. Lately I’ve been sleeping most of the day and night, I’m probably only awake an hour or two each day and then Mum tells me I’m a real pain if I see the old boy leave home without me. I don’t think that showing I’m missing him, however much he moans himself when he’s here, is anything to complain about. Not eating too well these days, sometimes I go all day without touching a thing, the old tum just doesn’t seem to want it, likewise I’m not drinking too much either which is probably not too good for my kidney problem, but I can’t force myself can I, after all I might make myself poorly!!

COMMUNITY POPPY PROJECT 2018 Total received as of publication date was:

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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking? October is when we start to hunker down into Winter food, but, for a final hurrah, I thought I’d remember the Summer we had, especially in Kent, the Garden of England… This recipe is perfect for those strawberries you bought on impulse in Canterbury market and then forgot about! It is also great with any of our late crop English strawberries as they tend to be a little more watery and in need of a bit of encouragement… Quick Strawberry Mousse with Basil 10oz/300g strawberries, fresh or frozen plus a few for decoration (or if they are beyond it, purée everything and keep some of the purée aside) 3 egg whites 2oz/50g caster sugar ¼ pint/142ml double cream 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil (optional) Purée the strawberries in a food processor or blender and add a little extra sugar if they are sour (but only a little). Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then add the caster sugar and keep going until you have a thick, glossy result, like an uncooked meringue (which it is). Half whip the cream so it has some air incorporated but is not stiff, and fold it into the strawberry purée. Now fold the whisked egg mousse into the purée using a metal spoon. I always put a tablespoonful in first to loosen the texture of the mousse before adding the rest. Add the chopped basil. Pour into a pretty glass bowl and chill until set. This can be made a day or two in advance, but is best eaten at just below room temperature. Decorate with strawberries, basil and cream. For more decadent recipes, go to https://katespuddings.blogspot.co.uk

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MINSTER W.I. What a great speaker we had at our September meeting. Philip and Sally own Barnsole vineyard in Staple and Philip gave us a fascinating talk about the history of wine right from the Romans to the present time. Due to global warming there are now a growing number of vineyards in Britain (17 have now been planted around Canterbury) and as the weather is now too warm in the Champagne region of France more and more of the famous Champagne names are now planting vineyards in Britain -Taittinger in Chilham and Pol Roger in Hampshire! We also got to taste three of their MINSTER POST OFFICE delicious Barnsole wines……. another successful evening. Next WI Meeting Tuesday 10 October - Craft and Social Crafts include painting, Christmas card making, knitting/crocheting poppies and darts All welcome

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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 6-8pm Come and support your local businesses on Late Night and have some fun. You may think this is early but we would like you to get some Christmas Present ideas before you shop in town or online

MINSTER SHOW GRAND DRAW A huge thank you to everyone who donated prizes for the Minster Show Grand Draw. I was overwhelmed by the generosity as the prizes flooded in. Total raised was £913.50 which is a massive contribution towards staging next years show. Also I’d like to say thanks to my band of helpers as without them the Draw wouldn’t happen Karen Brazil

THANKS TO MINSTER’S YOUNGSTERS AND OUR SHOW SECURITY TEAM I feel it is only fair that I comment on the behaviour of Minster’s youngsters at the Show in July. We are always quick enough to moan when they misbehave but I am pleased to report that after many previous years of worry and dealing with bad behaviour that this year was totally different. There was no trouble from Friday when the marquee went up to it coming down on Sunday so 10/10 from me to you youngsters and thanks for reducing my stress levels. Also I’d like to say thanks to our brilliant security volunteers who spent all night in the marquee, you are all stars! Karen Brazil

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A most unusual detached house in a secluded setting with delightful gardens within walking distance of Westwood Cross and all amenities. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms plus conservatory, fabulous gardens to three sides with drive in to double carport and ample off street parking. EPC Rating: E





A double fronted detached bungalow with a lovely rear garden with rural views beyond and off street parking for up to four cars. Three double bedrooms, en suite bathroom, shower room, a large sitting room and a fabulous kitchen/dining room with bi-fold doors overlooking the garden. EPC Rating: D

Extended detached bungalow with three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room and lounge/diner. Garage and off street parking. EPC Rating: B




A well extended semi-detached house in the heart of the village. Three bedrooms, shower room, sitting room, ground floor W.C plus kitchen/diner. Gardens front and rear plus off-street parking. EPC Rating: C


An immaculately presented and tastefully decorated semi detached house with three bedrooms, en-suite shower room plus family bathroom, spacious sitting room and L shaped kitchen/diner. Established rear garden with off street parking to the side plus an additional allocated parking space for a 2nd car. EPC Rating: B



October 2017

Minster Matters Minster Parish Council Meeting Summary of Key Points 5th September, 2017

• The Community Warden and The Police Community Support Officer reported on incidents in the parish during July and August. The incidents included two large parties which caused disturbance in the village area and resulted in some damage to cars in Monkton Road. PCSO Riches reported that a youth had been cautioned following incidents of damage and theft some months ago in Tothill Street. Cllr. Grove expressed his dissatisfaction with this result. Speed checks in Tothill Street found 8 vehicles out of 60 had exceeded the speed limit, with the top speed being 42mph. PCSO Riches confirmed that this would be his last meeting as he has been appointed to a specialist role relating to child exploitation in Thanet. New PCSO’s were being recruited but in the interim period temporary cover will be provided by Canterbury officers.

• A local resident had suggested that wild flower planting be established on the grass verge in Tothill Street adjacent to the Old Police Houses. Cllr. Jones reminded the meeting that he completed extensive research into this matter previously on behalf of the parish and this site was not considered suitable. It was also noted that a number of the residents had found this suggestion unacceptable. • Minster Bowls Club had reported that they were continually being asked for use of the club toilet facilities by members of the public, many of them linked to the all-weather arena. It was agreed that all users of the pitch would be reminded that the caretaker will give them access to an outside toilet facility at the Pavilion when the pitch is open for use, and that signs would be erected directing people to the public toilets in the High Street. •

The meeting agreed that the family of the late Mick Mungroosingh should be allowed to place a memorial bench outside his house on the grass area near the post office.

• The Chairman reported that the Licensing Committee at TDC had granted McDonald’s the extension to their licence allowing them to serve all night in the restaurant rather than just drive through; this was despite numerous objections from councillors and residents. The licence will only be reviewed if incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour can be connected to McDonald’s. She asked residents to ensure that they reported all such incidents to the Police.

The Chairman reported to the meeting that the support given to the village by Mr. Clive Attwell of Attwell’s Newsagents had been brought to her notice; this often unrecognised support ranged from the Minster Show and Christmas Lights through to local good causes and local initiatives. The shop is open 364 days a year and provides a hub for the community. Members expressed their appreciation and agreed that a letter should be sent expressing our gratitude.

• The Chairman introduced and welcomed the newly appointed Assistant Parish Clerk, Mrs. Clare Wilsden, who will commence work on 25th September.

The Clerk reported that Sunley Estates had written of their intention to apply for permission to build a house on the green space in Hillhouse Drive. Residents in the vicinity had been contacted and over 20 objections had been received. The previous negotiations to transfer the land to the Parish Council to be retained as open space had come to a halt. The council agreed to object vehemently to any proposal to build on the open space.

Questions from the public included a request to consider a jogging track round the new open space around the multi-use games area, traffic calming in Foxborough Lane and cars driving on the kerb to park in the new lay-by in Taylor Road; these items will be added to the next Highways and Operations agendas.

• A brief biography of the Chairman had appeared in Minster Matters recently and she now asked all other parish councillors to provide a brief pen picture of themselves for the next edition. • A local resident has 15 pictures of old Minster which she would like to be retained and displayed in the Parish; it was asked that some thought be given as to where they could be accommodated. Cllr. Bailey said that he would raise the matter with the Village Hall committee. • The Clerk reported that the KCC works in the Butts Field Estate had been completed on schedule. Some yellow lines have yet to be re-instated. • Plans for a bus shelter in Monkton Road at the junction with Freeman’s Road have been cancelled following objections from nearby residents. • At the last meeting concerns were expressed about Wayside Caravan Park where hedgerows had been removed; it was confirmed that replanting was in progress. However, Cllr. Grove agreed to speak with TDC about the management of the site and its development. • The Chairman reported that negotiations were still ongoing with TDC in relation to Car Parking charges in Minster; the next meeting with CEO Madeline Homer and Operations Director Gavin Waite is scheduled for 27th September. • The Clerk reported that Civic Award plaques were now in our possession and consideration was given as to who should receive this new local award. The first nomination is Mr. Philip Bowman for his sympathetic restoration of the Chapel in the High Street. A presentation ceremony will be arranged.

DO YOU KNOW WHO GREW THIS GRASSHEAD FOR THE MINSTER SHOW THIS YEAR? The Show Committee wish to have the cup engraved with the winners name but they do not know who won it - do you know? Please tell Karen in Attwells or email: editor@minstermatters.org.uk thank you.

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB The outdoor season is over, after what has been a difficult 80th Anniversary year with injuries and illness affecting many players making team selections a nightmare. The in-house competition finals were held on 17th and 18th September, too late for the results to be included in this report. The Short Mat season gets under way in October with the following games at home: 7th Memorial Shield 10.00am 10th Division 1 Hinds v Ash Angels 26th Division 1 Hinds v Sturry Squirrels 12th Division 2 Abbots v Barham Bears 13th Division 3 Monks v Bekesbourne Dodgers 21st Division 3 Monks v Boughton Challengers 25th In-House Competition 1st round Wednesday Pairs All matches other than the Memorial Shield commence at 7.30p.m., and everyone is welcome to attend and support the local teams. As so many outdoor bowlers disappear once the season is over I am taking this opportunity to remind them that the A.G.M. is on 24th November and hope that as many as possible will attend. Brian Morphew, Hon. Secretary www.minsterbowlsclub.org.uk

MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Our latest fundraising events have been great fun and very successful. The quiz was supported by 123 people, spread over 19 tables. Ian Munday, as always, provided the entertainment as well as the questions with Christine Lynch marking the sheets to give scores on the doors! The raffle was popular and well received. The winning table of 8 won a bottle of wine each. Our thanks go to the Royal British Legion and the staff. The treasure hunt attracted 9 cars. The cryptic clues had a lot of people guessing, but everyone made it back to the finishing point at Parkminster. Those who bought a picnic with them, feasted on their goodies whilst waiting for the marking to be finalized. The most points were gained from a Twinning foursome, followed closely by Helen and Robert Owen and Sue and Steve Keeler, who it was deemed should take the prize. They received a bottle of Prosecco and a plaque. A great time was had by all and it was requested that a similar event should be organized by Ann and Jamie again next year. January can often be a quiet month following on from the hype of Christmas, so why not book up to join us on the coach trip to “Holiday on Ice” at Brighton on 13 January. There are just 7 places available. Full details from Carol on 01843 447 706. The AGM has now been confirmed for Friday 10 November, 7.30pm at the Neighbourhood Centre, all are welcome to attend. If you have any ideas of events that you would like us to put on for you, please let us know as we’re starting to consider event dates for 2018. Finally, there are just 5 places left for our Race Night on Saturday 21 October at the RBL, at only £15pp including a 3 course meal it should be a great evening, interested? Ring Carol on 01843 447 706. Thank you to all our followers on facebook.com/minstertwinning and our website at minsterarmboutstwinning.org.uk.

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Grilled Grilled Fish Fish Sea Sea Bass Bass Special Special including including Jacket Jacket Spud Spud or or Chips Chips £7.50 £7.50 King King Prawns Prawns in in Batter Batter £3.50 £3.50 Calamari Calamari Rings Rings £3.90 £3.90 Prawn Prawn Cocktail Cocktail £4.95 £4.95 Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 9.00pm

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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. Products are available to order online or can be purchased locally at Jemima’s Tea Rooms, 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. www.fb.com/sewnuk2016 www.sewnuk.com

Upcoming Live Music Sun 1 Oct Sat 7 Oct Sat 14 Oct Sat 21 Oct Fri 27 Oct Sat 28 Oct Sun 29 Oct

Paul Messenger 5pm The Interceptors 6pm Brad Pittance & The Pirates 9pm Normans Daughter 7.30pm Kids Halloween Party 6-8.30pm DNA 9pm See Noticeboard for details


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On a sunny day in July, fourteen budding local artists participated in a fundraising event organized by “Looking Ahead”, a project at Parkminster which offers training opportunities for adults with learning needs. The students tend the beautiful gardens and run the bustling Café in the old barn, as well as running an art gallery and café in Margate. The judges including Sir Roger Gale MP, Mother Nikola, Rev Karen Gooding, and Caroline of Lovely’s Art Shop were very impressed by the high quality and creativity of the artwork. Chris’ painting of hydrangeas against the ancient Abbey wall was stunning. Brian Davenport and Lynda James of Looking Ahead felt that the day was a great success and hope to repeat another “Painting Challenge” next year. Watch out in Minster Matters for dates of next year’s event.

Only a few seats remaining !!!

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Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone, St Peters Road, Broadstairs CT10 2JW Box Office, Fordoun Road, Broadstairs CT10 2BN T: 01843 863 701 bookings@sarahthornetheatre.co.uk - info@sarahthornetheatre.co.uk – boxoffice@sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk Patrons - Judi Dench DBE - David Suchet CBE - Julian Fellowes DL Sunday 1st October at 6.30pm “Peggy Lee and Friends” Brigitte Rennie and Jason Allen will celebrate the life and music of the great Peggy Lee. Tickets: £10 Paid in Advance/Friends, £12 doors. Unreserved table seating, corkage rules apply.

------------------------------------------Saturday 7th October at 7.30pm “Revelation Strings” with the Revellers. This popular Kent Orchestra present one of their “no boundaries” mixtures of music from the classics, film and stage, with the exciting younger players of the Revellers performing “Star Trek” and “Star Wars”. Expect an entertaining and compelling experience from International Cellist Matthew Sharp’s inspirational leadership. The brilliant local singer Abigail Cardwell features as vocal soloist. Conductor David Burridge. Tickets: £10 adults, £5 children (all unreserved seating)

------------------------------------------Sunday 8th October at 3pm “Murder-Just What the Doctor Ordered” A play based on the Anatomy Murders of 1828. Featuring Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden. Tickets: £13 Paid in Advance/Friends: £15 doors.

------------------------------------------Saturday 14th October at 7.30pm A Canterbury Festival Event “The Sounds of Simon” A tribute to the music of Simon & Garfunkel. Hear how the songs should be sung: just two voices and one guitar. Tickets: £13 Paid in Advance/Friends: £15 doors. -----

-------------------------------------Sunday 15th October at 7pm A Canterbury Festival Event “The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra” Back by public demand this unique colourful mix of music and comedy. Tickets: £10 Paid in advance/Friends: £12 doors.

------------------------------------------Saturday 21st October at 7.30pm A Canterbury Festival Event “The Budapest Café Orchestra” Enjoy the world of Eastern music with this magical café orchestra belting out a series of Balkan, Hungarian and other classical pieces. Tickets: £12 Advance/Friends: £14 doors.



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Thursday 26th , Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October at 7.30pm. A Canterbury Festival Event Sunday 29th October at 2.30pm: “The Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert & Sullivan. Ramsgate Operatic will stage this popular comic opera. Tickets: £12 Paid in advance/Friends: £14 doors.

------------------------------------------Sponsored by the Broadstairs & St. Peter’s Chamber of Commerce and Supported by an Events Grant from Broadstairs Town Council. Tickets £14.00 paid in advance/Friends an £16.00 on the doors. (Book and pay for three or more at the same time and the price per play is £13.. (Only available at the Box Office not on line) Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to the web site www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk for details of how to book On-line. There are no booking fees at this theatre. The ticket is the price.

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October Minster Matters NEWS FROM THE ABBEY


After a very dry spell in June and July, many sheep farmers in Kent were quite worried about the grass shortage for their flocks. The gardens were parched and the local vegetable farmers were also becoming anxious. The sisters at the Abbey as well as many of our friends began to pray earnestly for rain. During Vespers one evening in late July the rains began to fall. The sound of the rain on the Chapel roof was delightful. Recently our friend Dave, a local shepherd, came to shear the sheep and taught us some of his skills. In these days of manufactured fibres there is not a demand for the wool. If anyone would like a fleece for spinning next year please let us know and we can save you one! Now, as autumn approaches, the fields are a luscious green and it is lovely to watch the sheep and lambs grazing in the Abbey fields. We are so grateful to God for all the gifts of His creation which give us such joy!

07743 093 314

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Once again the Autumn production is behind us – how quickly they go! David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP Autumn Revue All forms of Services and Treatments This Autumn the Playhouse is supporting a Revue to be held at the Village Hall on Saturday 14 October, in aid of available for Foot and Nail care our charity for this year, Taylor Made Dreams. We are glad Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, to say that The Revue is sold out and no more tickets are available… Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Pantomime Infection control for Athletes foot and …and so we are now starting the run up to our Pantomime for this year which Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, is Babes in the Wood, directed again by Dominique Vaughan, which is going into Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare rehearsal now. If you are over thirty you were probably brought up with “Panto at Christmas” We provide personal and reliable treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing as a part of your young life. You will remember the pleasure, as a child, of being able to take a small but loud part in a performance, of having adults coming out or residential care home or hospital with silly, childish jokes, and enjoying “slapstick” humour. Day, evening, weekend appointments Like all our Pantomimes this year’s production is suitable for all the family, being available by arrangement good clean fun with jokes and comedy for all ages. It will run from Wednesday 29 November to Saturday 2 December with Tel: 01843 866 601 performances each night at 7.30, and with two matinees on Saturday at 10.30am Mob: 07749 999 584 and 2.30 pm. Tickets are £8 per adult and £4 for sixteens-and-under. Do bring your children or grandchildren along to join the fun! The Box Office is open now so if you want to make an early individual or block booking to obtain a better seat, leave a message on 07501 894 381 or email: info@minsterplayhouse.co.uk We are a conservation building company that specialise in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period Please note that tickets for the matinees sell out quickly. properties. If you haven’t been to one of our Pantomimes before, they are cheerful, funny, We are passionate about the preservation of our cheer the hero, boo the baddie, proper village pantos in a relaxed setting– do historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of traditional methods and materials that have been used come along and enjoy a brief but happy break from real life! Minster Playhouse is not a run-of-the-mill amateur dramatic society. We work for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and to unusually high artistic and technical standards, and have a dedicated following women enables us to provide a service to suit the of enthusiastic theatre-goers who make a point of not missing our productions. If requirements of your building. you haven’t been to see us, make the effort and come along – we work hard to Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery make sure that you will be pleasantly surprised. Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk info@minsterplayhouse.co.uk 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:

MINSTER MATTERS NEEDS YOU!! Our appeal for volunteers to help produce this magazine is still ongoing, so please if you have a bit of IT knowledge and some spare time, do get it touch.

MOBILITY SCOOTERS & WHEELCHAIRS VILLAGE FREE LOAN SCHEME WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP!!! Many of you will be aware that Minster Matters runs a free short term loan scheme for Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs in the village (we have 3 of each) - however up until now we have been able to house these at the Library but we were recently asked to remove them from the building. So now we are desperately looking for a small amount of undercover storage space to enable us to continue to operate this service. Failure to find a new home, very soon, may mean we will have to close down the facility and rehome the equipment. Can you help? Please contact the Editor on 07864 345 019 or email editor@minstermatters.org.uk.

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VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR OCTOBER - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744 www.minstervillagehall.uk AM



Tai Chi


Minster Badminton VH Bowls Group

W.I. Darts (pm)

Ladies Badminton Active 4 Life & Pilates

Minster Badminton (except 5th) Tea Dance (except 6th)

Dance Classes (except 6th)

Minster Arts & Crafts (am) (Except 6th)

VH Bowls Group (except 8th) Saturday 1st

Private Family Celebration

Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th

47th Minster Art Show

Saturday 14th Sunday



Minster Playhouse - Revue Night Children’s Party


Horticultural Society

Saturday 21st Sunday 22nd Thursday

Minster W.I. Quiz Night Children’s Party


W.I. Games Evening

Saturday 28th Sunday 29th

Private Training Session Dance Examinations

The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant


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We are now an Orthopaedic Referral Centre Quality Service at affordable rates

AMBER’S ADVICE Never look back in regret but move on to the next thing. A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life’s lessons.

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TIGER’ TIP If you’re lying in bed and still feeling dizzy, put one foot on the floor as this helps the brain recalculate your position

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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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in OCTOBER

Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden


10.15am Harvest Festival

592 071


10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Animal Service

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

15 10.15am Holy Communion (CW) 22

6.30pm Sung Evensong

4.00pm Seamark Service - new worship for all at Monkton School


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

29 10.00am Benefice Service at St Nicholas No Service at Monkton today

each Sunday at 10.00am

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster


see Minster Abbey below

25 August Stephen Rose & Janneke Rose


Minster Abbey

9 September Alasdhair Beaton & Amy Northrop


A season to remember…

in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please

The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day

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


10.00am Benefice Service at St Nicholas No Service at Minster today

All Souls Service

Funerals at St Mary’s Minster

Thursday 2 November 7.30pm @ St Mary's

13 September Dennis Neville (Minster Church & Cemeter)

This is a special time to come and

Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am

remember a loved one who is no longer with us. We remember all those who

Mid day prayer 12.10pm

have passed away recently. You are

Vespers 6.00pm

very welcome to join us and if you

15 September Annie (Ann) Chapman (Minster Church & Cemetery)

would like to have someone

Compline 7.50pm

remembered please contact

Bring your pets to church!

(followed by Silent Prayer)

Richard our Vicar (821250)

All our visitors, not only Christians

Parish Remembrance Service

Sunday 1 October

but people of all faiths and spiritual

Sunday 13 November

10.30am @ St Mary's

10.45am @ St Mary's

We are looking forward to welcoming

Please come and join the Royal British

friends of all shapes, sizes and noises

tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’

Animal Service

(rule of St. Benedict) are warmly

Legion, the Minster community, St

welcomed to join us in prayer,

Mary's Church family and the Salvation

in our beautiful monastic chapel.

for our annual Animal Service. Bring

Army as we pay our respects at our

your pets and come let's celebrate

annual Service of Remembrance.

together all our furry friends!

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

Lieutenants Luke & Katy Johnson 01843 822308 or 825178 Luke.Johnson@salvationarmy.org.uk Katy.Johnson@salvationarmy.org.uk

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

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

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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 NEW VENUE!! St Georges School Westwood Road, Broadstairs 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 & Monkton Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting Wednesday 18 October 7.30pm Village Hall

Thanet Quilters Quarterly Meeting Tuesday 3rd October Church House Kent Gardens Birchington Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start Speaker: Nancy Adamek ‘So much more than just Hexagons’

MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Diary Dates 3 October - Committee Meet 21 October - Race Night

Next Meeting Tuesday 10 October 7.30pm Village Hall Craft & Social See Page 10 for Quiz Night details


PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 19 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

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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: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Tel: 01843 821 339 Please book at least 48 hours in advance





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Price Structure * Full Pitch : £42 hour

Off-Peak Full Pitch : £29 hour

Half Pitch : £29 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA

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

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

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

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

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

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

32 Ozengell Place Eurokent Business Park Ramsgate CT12 6PB

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

October 2017 Est 1980


Free Quotations Tel 01843 821 147 including Answerphone


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

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SIMON STAIT Complete Property Maintenance

01843 595 979

07727 687 538

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

16 High Street, Minster, CT12 4BU

If you are looking for a new Dentist and take your dental care seriously come in and see us. We do implants, Invisalign, dentures and cosmetic work. All children welcome. Give Sharon a ring on

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

01843 590 111 www.equusoffice.co.uk

695 sq ft office space available in converted 19th Century Farm Barn


Greensole Yard, Greensole Lane, Manston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5FG (Located through Manston Golf Centre Car Park)

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

Ring: 01843 848 588 (a.m. from l0.00) Web: www.rogergale.co.uk Email: galerj@parliament.uk Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

CAR & VAN SALES TEL: 01843 869 600 MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

08 2008 Peugeot 207 Sport, Hard Top Convertible,

09 2009 Vauxhall Insignia Sri, 16v, manual, 5 door hatch, met grey, alloy wheels, 94k miles with service history.

1.6lt petrol, manual, red met, 62k miles. Electric convertible roof for summer and a draft free hardtop the winter all for

All for ……


53 2003 Mini Cooper,

This Vehicle has previously undergone extensive renovation works and a recent new MOT and service and has now been put up for sale, a lovely clean car and is priced at £5395

1.6lt petrol, AUTO, 3 door hatch, LOW MILEAGE 55k with service history, met silver all for All for ……


N Reg 1975 VW Beetle 1200,


12 2012 Fiat 500 Lounge, 1.2lt petrol, manual, white, 3 door hatch, 2 prev owners, LOW MILEAGE 30k with serv hist, very popular car with good fuel economy, 50+ MPG, low insurance group and low road tax @ £30 per year and all for £4995

LOW MILEAGE 48k with serv hist, 5 door hatch, met black, lots of extras All for only……..


10 2010 Ford KA Zetec,


58 2008 Ford Mondeo Titanium X, 2.0lt TDCi diesel, 6spd manual, 77k miles with service history, 5 door hatch, met green, 1/2 leather, very spacious interior. Lots of extras and all for only ... £4895

06 2006 Renault Clio Dynamique, 1.4lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, met grey, cloth int, one previous owner, low mileage 51k with service history All for only……





59 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive, 1.6lt HDi diesel, manual,

1.2lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, 52k mls with service history, LOW ROAD TAX & LOW INSURANCE GROUP, cloth interior, PAS All for …


57 2007 Vauxhall Movano Camper Van, 2-berth, lovely clean interior, equipped with toilet, fridge freezer, cooker, electric hook up and lots more All for ……


63 2013 Nissan Micra,

09 2009 Fiat 500 Pop,

1.2lt petrol, manual, black, r/c/l, 31k miles LOW MILEAGE, service history, low road tax, integrated bluetooth phone system All for …

1.2lt petrol, manual, met silver, LOW MILEAGE 31k with service history, one previous owner, cloth int, this is a very economical car, road tax only £30 per year All for only...



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

TEL: 01843 869 600 EMAIL: enquiries@birchingtonautos.co.uk

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

TEL: 01843 862491 www.broadstairsaccidentrepairs.com

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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