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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 184 : September 2016 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 96)

FRIENDS OF KENT CHURCHES Sponsored Ride and Stride SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 10.00am TO 6.00pm Please help us to raise funds for the Churches in Kent by Riding or Striding or even sponsoring someone else to do so Details and Forms from St Mary’s Church or 11 High Street, Minster

34052 LORD DOWDING passing through Minster on Sunday 24 July Enthusiasts were treated to 3 visits by the locomotive that day 2 with the whole train and once on her own (Picture courtesy of Chris Redshaw) E-mail : Skype us at: editor.minstermatters MM Mobile: 07864 345 019

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Waste & Recycling

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September 2016 Route A | Route B

02 / 16 / 30 | 09/ 23 September 09/ 23 | 02 / 16 / 30 14 / 28 | 07/ 21 October 07/ 21 | 14 / 28 Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Bens, Library, Co-op, Doctors, School

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

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

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

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

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Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER Sept 5

Badminton Club re-opens


Elvis Night at The Sportsman


Ride and Stride for Kent Churches

17 19 1 & 22


St Nicholas Messy Church



R.B.L. Women’s Section FINAL Meeting



W.I. Meeting



Monkton Messy Church



Spitfire & Hurricane Museum Boot Fair



Bowls Club Finals Weekend



Sandwich Arts Week



Horticultural Society Autumn Show



Twinning Association Treasure Hunt



Horticultural Society Meeting



Bowls Club Song and Dance Evening



Playhouse 3 x 1 Act Plays



Pluckley Quilt and Craft Show


Minster Art Show


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Minster Art Show



Silver Sunday



St Nicholas Charity Day



Twinning Association Race Night


PLG Christmas Bazaar


Nov 26

Kates 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


Abbey Tours


Church Notices


Village Hall Diary


Red Recycling Bags - now at Library and not Parish Office


Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 6 September @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30am to 12noon weekdays; however due to commitments that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring first to ensure the office is manned tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: Next Meeting : 4 October

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at

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September 2016 E - Team


Community Emergency Planning

Residents of Minster Parish should have found a letter enclosed in this copy of Minster Matters about Community Emergency Planning, and I would like to briefly explain the background to Ray this. Kent Resilience Forum have suggested that local areas may benefit from being able to deal with the early stages of an emergency. In most cases the emergency services will be on hand Diane within minutes to deal with a wide variety of situations. However, there have been occasions when this is not possible and the community has to help itself for a short while. In such circumstances it would be beneficial if we had some form of organisation and knew who in the community is willing to step into the breach and Diane help their fellow residents. This is not mandatory but we in Minster Parish Council believe that we should take every precaution to help and protect our community, so we are preparing a Community Emergency Plan for this parish. Diana Please take a moment to read the letter and if you think you could help in anyway in the very early stages of an emergency please complete the form on the back and return it to the Parish Council office or the library. Kevin In addition, we know that there are vulnerable people living locally who may need more help than others; if you are one of those people then please complete the form so that we can ensure that appropriate help is provided. Please note that local organisations will be contacted separately. Thank you. EDITORIAL A much thinner issue this month, no picture spreads and less monthly reports, as some groups do not meet during August, so we’ve struggled to fill 28 pages, although I could have had a page full of gripes about dogs and motorbikes. I’ve had lots of complaints this month about normal sized and mini motorbikes using both the recreation ground and the grass surrounding the new play area, along with adults seen exercising their dogs and allowing them to do their business inside the new play area where they aren’t actually allowed - please don’t moan at me - tell the police and the parish council and I’m sure if you can manage to get photographs and/or registration numbers then so much the better. Well that seems to be about as much as I can squeeze in again, so it just leaves me to ask the usual question -”Where’s Zac?” Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS Vaccination Clinics will be held at the surgery on Saturday 24 September between 9.00am and 1.00pm. 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 will be invited to make an appointment. If you have any concerns about your eligibility please contact Reception. BETTER HEALTH & CARE IN EAST KENT - TIME TO CHANGE You may have seen the recent coverage in the press and on TV concerning the report issued by the “East Kent Strategy Board” which was set up to help determine how best to provide health and social care in East Kent. Further information is now available and can be downloaded at OUR NEW PROJECT To purchase an “Ankle-Brachial Index” (ABI) screening device to help diagnose patients who suffer with “Peripheral Arterial Disease” (PAD). This is a circulatory problem where narrowing arteries can cause reduced blood flow to your limbs. Groups more likely at risk to PAD include those with Hypertension, Diabetes, Overweight and Heavy Smokers. Full details can be found on our notice board in the surgery. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE - Win £100 Cash and much more! We will be launching our “GRAND RAFFLE” with nearly £500 worth of prizes including a £100 cash prize, Handmade 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 on SATURDAY 26 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 some have already been sold! See our poster on page 11 of this magazine. MISSED APPOINTMENTS Last month twelve fewer patients missed their doctor’s appointment, thank you, whereas fifteen more missed their nurse’s appointment, which is disappointing. As a result 38 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 71 did not attend their nurse’s appointment, so that’s still 109 patients wasting valuable appointments and time! Why bother making an appointment (difficult enough at times!) and not use it? Don’t need it - cancel it! Keep forgetting - get our text reminder service. But a sincere “thank you” to those who do cancel or apologise! FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY Last month patients responses to “would you recommend our Practice” were as follows: Extremely likely/Likely - 86%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 7%; Unsure/Don’t know - 7%

Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday from 6:30pm

SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Bank Holiday - Monday 29 August - closed all day. Staff Training - please note that the surgery will close from 12.00noon 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.

Telephone: 01843 823 091 Mobile: 07731 662 864 Email: Website:

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

O’Sheas Bistro 77 High Street, Minster

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB We are now nearing the end of the outdoor season, our final match being on Tuesday 13 September away to Canterbury, whilst the Club Competition Finals will be held across the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September and on Friday 23 September we will be holding a Social Evening with music and dancing to Russ Pinder. The green will receive its second year special treatment. It has been playing a lot better this year and it is hoped that the treatment this Autumn will finally eradicate all the problems.

N J FITNESS NJFitness offers a holistic approach to wellbeing and fitness. With a degree in Psychology, Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and working towards a Psychotherapy diploma and NLP certificate, Nina is passionate about helping others improve both their physical health and mental health. NJ Fitness currently runs Metafit classes in Thanet and offers 1-1 or group personal training sessions. Nina established NJFitness in January 2016 after completing a variety of fitness goals of her own. Nina recognised the numerous benefits training and following a healthy lifestyle gave to her own physical and mental health and decided that she wanted to turn her passion into a career by helping others using both her knowledge of fitness and psychology. NJFitness caters for all fitness levels and works on a holistic level so that all clients feel supported inside and outside of the training session. We offer structured plans so that each client can become fitter, healthier and happier, and most importantly, achieve and sustain their goals. What is Metafit? Metafit is a style of high intensity interval training which uses traditional body weight exercises to increase your resting metabolic rate by exhausting your muscles and raising your heart rate to improve fat burning for up to 24 hours after training. Metafit will increase your metabolism, increase your muscle mass, improves fitness and energy levels and burn fat. Each exercise can be regressed or progressed to suit each clients fitness level - working the muscles correctly is key. What are the clients saying? Jo has been training with NJFitness since the end of February and has lost inches! She is incredibly dedicated to making positive lifestyle changes and works like a champ though every session. I LOVE training this lady! "Metafit is totally amazing, probably the best work out class I have ever done! As the workouts are never more than 30 minutes you really feel like you can push yourself to the limit. You might sweat loads and will definitely ache - but it is all worth it! Everyone can work at their own level, which makes it accessible for all abilities. You get a real sense of pride and achievement when you can complete an activity at a higher level.  Thanks to Nina and Metafit my life has changed completely, I have never felt as fit and healthy as I do now." - Jo. Jo's amazing transformation:

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NJFitness runs Metafit classes on: Monday - 7pm - St Nicholas Village Hall Wednesday - 6pm - Minster Old Schools £5 per class. For more information: 07557 512 432 (See our advert on page 24 of this magazine)

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Sandwich Arts Week Saturday 17 to Saturday 24 September Now in its third year, Sandwich Arts Week sees a full programme of events in addition to the art exhibition in St Peter’s Church and the arts trail in various town centre locations.

The Exhibition of over 30 local artists opens to the public in St Peter’s Church in the town centre on Saturday morning. There is an official opening by the Deputy Mayor on Saturday evening at 6.00pm with a glass of wine for visitors and a chance to meet the artists. All works exhibited will be offered Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare Services for sale. Dog Walking / Cat Home Visits Hutched & Caged Pet Visits Locally based - references available Fully DBS checked


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The one act play ‘The Trial of King Charles 1st’ will be performed by the Quayside players in the Guildhall Courtroom on both Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm. Two walking events include making a sound map of Sandwich and a creative writing experience. Evening events throughout the week include an Arts Week quiz on Monday; Folk in the Church and a film evening ‘Frida’ on Tuesday; book readings in St Peter’s and a Jazz Club in the cinema on Wednesday; a piano recital Thursday afternoon and Film Evening ‘Rivers and Tides’ on Thursday evening; an audience with the Gentle Author and Becker Ensemble ‘Magic of Mozart’ Friday – and then a poetry workshop and reading all day Saturday in the Fleur de Lis. Visitors will also have an opportunity to see the Sandwich Magna Carta throughout the week. Email:

See for the full programme.

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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking? For September, I’ve chosen a really and deliciously traditional English pudding, syllabub. The name apparently means "silly bubbles" and it was originally made by pouring cream from a height over a mixture of alcohol, lemon and sugar.  So it hasn't changed much, except that I find it easier to put the whole lot into a Kenwood mixer!  I have no idea where this recipe came from, as my mother passed it on about 30 years ago, and it has been my favourite quick stand-by ever since.  Normally made with just lemon juice, I tried adding orange, which was equally good.  Ideally, this should be served with little biscuits or tuiles.  I get no marks for the presentation here - in an ideal world the orange and lemon zest should be prettily distributed over the syllabub.... Orange and Lemon Syllabub ½ pint/280ml double cream 3oz/75g caster sugar ¼ pint/140ml sherry Rind and juice of half a lemon and half an orange Pour all the ingredients into a deep bowl and whisk until thick/put into a Kenwood/Kitchen Aid mixer – it will splash everywhere. Spoon into four pretty little glass dishes and chill until it has firmed up slightly. Decorate with whatever takes your fancy!

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND THANK YOUS We are lucky to have the very generous support of a FREE skip for Show day from Thanet Waste. This is especially for our own black sacks of litter. It is very embarrassing for the Show Committee when we get pieces of furniture, barbeques and other objects that have nothing to do with us dumped in this skip. When the skip was removed on Monday it was too high and our black sacks were taken off and left behind. This is not fair and we had to apologise to Thanet Waste. Thank you to Neil and Mark from MPC for clearing up the leftover rubbish and we apologise for the inconvenience Karen Brazil, Minster Show Letter to the Editor re Minster Surgery Very disappointed and frustrated to say that there seemed to be no way of making a 1 – 2 minute appointment last week – either with a doctor or nurse – and even with the sit and wait system – for a wound on my leg to be seen which the pharmacist had confirmed was infected. So despite being a resident of 40+ years and someone who always keeps appointments I had to go across to Estuary View in Whitstable where I was seen within 40 minutes and prescribed a course of antibiotics with minimal fuss. The receptionist there was even heard to make appointments – a Damascene revelation and a practice which appears to be beyond impossible at Minster surgery. Whatever happened to common sense when half of Minster is trying to contact the surgery at 8am – not to mention the stress this must put on surgery staff? There has to be another way! (name and address supplied) Dear Minster, We were delighted to be back in Minster for this year’s Show, and to meet up with so many good friends from years past - its 10 years now since we left Minster for Devon. The Show seems to go from strength to strength, with such a lot to see and do, and as always, blessed with beautiful weather. We were very honoured to be asked to present the cups to the winners in the Show tent. Many congratulations to all who helped put the Show on, we know it’s hard work but the end result makes it all worthwhile. Keep up the good work, and we hope to visit again in the future. Ex Minsterites, Chris and Kelvin Holdom

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A BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR YOUNGSTERS We are always hearing about the youngsters of the village when they do wrong. Well I would like to say a huge well done to 3 local schoolgirls. Annabelle Fleming, Gemma Allan and Katrina Jakovleva who handed in a wallet to Attwells which contained money, cards etc. Luckily there was some information to enable us to track down the owner and return it safely which we did. This was a very honest thing to do so well done. As far as I’m aware the girls have not been in contact with the owner, so girls, when you are next passing Attwells pop in and choose a large bar of chocolate as a little reward from us, as we are proud to have you in the village. Karen Brazil, Attwells Thank you Thank you to all the staff of The Bell Inn for hosting my 60th birthday party on Saturday 30th July. Also thank you to Paul the Singer for the music. We had a brilliant time. Diana Buckley THANET 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. 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. 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

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NEXTDOOR - PRIZE MONEY PROJECT As all of the members of Nextdoor Minster Thanet are aware, the group won £500 to spend on something to benefit the village or villagers. After much discussion and a rather heated debate the final decision was left to group founder member Ray Owen. Ray has looked at all of the suggestions that were put forward and has now opted to purchase a flagpole and flags to be erected in the village. This project looks like it will need planning permission and may well cost a lot more than the money that was won, so with that in mind Ray has now been promised matched funding bringing the available total to £1,000. This private social network continues to grow within the village and if anyone is interested in joining please go to and use the invite code RVYDEW

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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) EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY MINSTER GARAGE Minster Village Hall is a Registered Charity No. 302809

Live Music - Yellowhouse Saturday 3 September from 9pm Live Music - Barricades Friday 16 September from 9pm Macmillan Coffee Morning Saturday 24 September from 10am Live Music - Flynn Saturday 1 October from 9pm SKY SPORTS & BT SPORT

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More entries this month and they were all correct, so we’re back on track to giving away another bag!! 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 16 September 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: or 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.



‘SPOT ZAC’ COMPETITION - AT LAST WE HAVE A WINNER !!! Here’s Zac’s picture so you know who to look for (He’s only about 150mm tall) - OH AND ZAC HAS ASKED US TO REMIND YOU ALL e: THAT HE’S A DOG AND NOT A RABBIT!! Our competition for the youngsters who attend Minster and Monkton schools or Kevin P. Smith Tadpoles has at last taken off and Zac has at YOUR LOCAL BUILDER last been sighted in Jemima’s Locket, so he’ll For all your building requirements, move on to another Minster business ready extensions or loft conversions, for this month. driveways and walls All you will have to do is find him and submit your answer to us, at the library, on the For a visit and a free quotation back of an envelope stating where you saw give me a call him, your age, your school and your address. Then whoever is drawn first from our bag 85 Tothill Street, Minster will be our winner. The monthly prize will be a t: 823 974 cash award of £5, so well worth entering. m: 07989 578 169 *** WINNERS THIS MONTH *** As we haven’t had any winners for a couple of months we decided to draw 2 winners for each prize this month -so Looby and Sunny have both won Zac Bags (Zac was on page 18 very bottom left hand corner by the Minion) whilst Charlie and Harley have both won £5 apiece for spotting him in Jemima’s we will be delivering these ASAP and hopefully we’ll get some photos of the lucky winners to display next month. Visit our website:

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MINSTER PLAYHOUSE PROMPT CORNER Don’t miss out The Playhouse has a small but enthusiastic following in the Village – people who turn up to and support every production. But this implies that there are a lot of people in the Village who simply do not come. Those who do come to see our shows invariably leave with a smile on their face, congratulations on their lips, and a promise to come along next time. These people clearly enjoy seeing live theatre, and feel that the experience justifies their effort in attending. If you haven’t tried it why not come along and give it a go? You might find that you too enjoy the experience and want to come again. If not, at least you have tried it and know that it is not your thing. The three One Act plays that we are putting on this year would be an excellent and easy introduction to this type of entertainment, being less formal than a traditional play. The audience sit at tables and bring food and drink to enjoy in the intervals between the three plays, each of which is about half an hour long. They start with a whimsical Alan Bennett play that inspired his “Talking Heads” series on television, followed by a comedy of mixed relationships with two women who have married, in turn, the same man, and the man’s mother all trying to escape him, and the evening ends with a hilarious David Tristram farce. There will be just two performances at the Village Hall on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September at 7.30. Tickets are £8 per person for tables of up to eight people. Why not make up a table with your friends and come along and join the fun? The Box office is open on: 07501 894 381 or email: If you haven’t been to see us before, these are funny, insightful plays by top playwrights to be watched in a relaxed setting– do come and enjoy them. What’s next? On Thursday 18 August the auditions were held for our pantomime, Cinderella. The auditions were so well attended, and the actors trying for parts so good, that our director decided to change a comedy duo into a quartet! As usual great fun was had and the pantomime is now cast and ready to go into production. More news on the Panto after the One Acts, next month.

HOUSE CALLS FROM ATTWELLS Can’t get out, always working, can’t leave the kids or just haven’t got time? 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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Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Service Local lady experienced with dogs available for daily and weekly walks and lots of one to one individual attention whilst you are away Competitive Rates depending on requirements T.D.C. Boarding Licence ~ Minster Vet Inspected Insured ~ References available

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Minster Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 5 July Summary of Key Points


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● Police Community Support Officer Shaun Riches reported that another colleague will be joining him to provide cover in the rural areas, with Shaun mainly in the Minster area and his colleague mainly in the St. Nicholas area. ● The matter of parking enforcement was raised but PCSO Riches reported that he is not empowered to deal with parking issues. PCSO’s in some counties do have this authority and Kent Police are considering enhancing the powers given to PCSO’s; the Parish Council will write a letter of support. ● Cllr. Latchford thanked the Twinning Association for the splendid Barn Dance and Hog Roast that they hosted on 19 June. ● He also spoke of an exhibition he had attended at Rochester Fire Station regarding road traffic crashes; he found it very impressive and hoped this would be available to more people across the County to improve road safety. ● Chairman Bob Grove thanked those who helped removed the village sign last Sunday ready for refurbishment. ● He reported that by 2019 it is likely that the district/city councils in East Kent will be amalgamated, therefore there will no longer be a Thanet District Council. The result will be one Senior Management Team and approximately 100 councillors as opposed to 56 in each area. More powers will be given to Parish Councils. ● The Chairman and Clerk have met the landowner of the land outside Rivers Court and chosen a bench appropriate for the site, for the use of persons waiting for buses. ● A meeting is planned in relation to Manston Airport; the Chairman, Clerk, Planning Officer Iain Livingstone, Council Leader Chris Wells and a planning consultant will discuss the plans and report back to the Parish Council. ● The Royal British Legion were congratulated on the success of their celebrations on the occasion of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The children certainly had a good day and medals were given to all to commemorate the event. ● Councillors also enjoyed the Service held at Monkton on the anniversary of the commencement of the Battle of the Somme. ● The Parish Clerk reported that the funding for the Youth Club has now been extended to the end of November. ● The Environment Agency has been contacted regarding the removal of the mesh round the pumps on the marshes, which has resulted in the destruction of eels, which are an endangered species. ● Cllr. Gimes updated the Council on the progress of the Community Emergency Plan. Letters will be sent to all residents of the Parish in the near future. ● The Council agreed to go ahead with the upgrade of the CCTV cameras in the village. This will improve coverage, clarity and accessibility. ● The ‘Shed’ project is still seeking suitable premises. The consideration of using part of the pavilion is not practical and would cause difficulties for groups currently using the facility. ● A discussion took place regarding the Stonehill Park development and the Council reinforced the need to try and control development in the Parish until the future of Manston is decided. ● Cllr Quittenden gave an update on the Twinning Association and thanked Thanet District and the Parish Council for their support. The French visitors enjoyed the Barn Dance and Open Gardens and the Minster group were made very welcome the following week when they made a return visit. Members were reminded that the next event is a Quiz Night at the Royal British Legion on 20 August. ● The Flood Committee reported that there is concern over the Sheep Dip in the village which is in urgent need of maintenance.

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Branching Out Driveways, Patios Fencing, Decking Resin Bound Surfacing Gary:- 07834 594 599

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Zac’s Musings I know my eyesight is starting to fail me but by the look of this space that the old boy has seen fit to give me this month I think I’ll be suffering from ‘Tunnel Vision’ by the time I’ve written my piece as it’s stretches so far across the page! Apart from the eyes letting me down the ‘old bones’ are beginning to get quite weary these days so instead of expending loads of energy climbing the stairs every night, I’ve now taken to staying downstairs stretched out in my favourite armchair, it’s actually more peaceful (no snoring or fidgeting!) and I get it all to myself - heaven! If I feel the need to go out in the night though I still have to go up and wake one of them, so I’m wondering if I’d save myself all that effort by cutting out my late night drink? I do wish however that those neighbours who leave for work at an ungodly hour of the morning could manage to do so a lot more quietly than they do at the moment, shutting doors and with noisy knocking smelly diesel engines - I know, from what I’ve heard on the local grapevine, that I’m not the only one it awakens!!


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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Another short article! Sunday 18 September (not 11 September as previously advertised) will see our Treasure Hunt around the village, starting at 2pm in the garden of The New Inn, entrance will be £5 per couple and children free. Come and join us for a pleasant walk and put your brain in gear to solve the clues, a small trophy could be yours to take home. Posters will be circulated soon, but please feel free to contact Ann or Jamie Thomson on 01843 822 156 for further details and bookings. Just an advance notice - there will be a Race Night in the Village Hall on Saturday 29 October, this will include a 3 course meal provided by O’Sheas and the total cost will be £15 per head. To reserve your table and receive a menu, please contact Kim O’Shea on 01843 823 091 or 07731 662 864, early booking is advised as this was a great success last year. On Wednesday 17 August, we hosted an informal gathering of Representatives from Birchington, Ramsgate, Sandwich and Sturry Twinning Associations in the grounds of Parkminster, courtesy of the Nuns. The reason behind this meeting was to ascertain whether or not we could offer each other support and give each other ideas for fundraising. The evening proved to be a real success (and in the words of our beloved editor) we did some really important networking. We are now awaiting their feedback to see if there is enough interest to conduct a more formal meeting in the future. Thank you for your support as always. Would you like to remove chemical products from your home? To make it safer for your family, save some pennies and help the environment in the process. I didn't know about alternatives that work as well as chemicals, but I have now learnt about Norwex. I live locally in Minster Parish and hold coffee mornings and parties in your home or business to speak about what most of us currently do in the home, because that's what we've been taught and conditioned to do. I'll demonstrate IRONING SERVICE alternatives to help you make small steps Need a quick efficient to a healthier life. Please give me a call ironing service? or drop me an email if you interested to I supply a collection/delivery service learn more. mobile: 07951 147 748 email: website:

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MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £40 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £28 hour Half Pitch : £28 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821 339 f: 825 869 e: MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for September 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 !!




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14th (Wed)

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31st to 9pm Cup 6pm to 9pm Lou29th Hammond6pm Phoenix 18 Sept @ 6.00pm

Pay as you play - no membership fees

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

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

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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The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant


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Church News and Service Times

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in

Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071


Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate


10.15am Holy Communion (CW)


10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)


10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists


10.15am Harvest Festival Family Service

Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation at 12.00noon

St Mary the Virgin, Minster Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in SEPTEMBER 4

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


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

in the Church of

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster

St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see Minster Abbey below

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

10.30am Family Communion (CW)

13 August Emma Leteux & Matthew Sworder 20 August Sarah Robins & Steven Catlin


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

Baptism at St Mary’s Minster 14 August Hugo Joseph Duttson (3 mnths) 21 August Edward George Thomas Kennett (8 mnths)


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

Friends of Kent Churches Ride and Stride Saturday 10 September

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

A healthy and fun way to raise money and support our Church and Friends of Kent Churches Collect sponsorship too cycle or walk between churches in Kent

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

Why not take part yourself or sponsor someone else Contact Revd Richard for more details 821 250

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




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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MINSTER WI Sharing fun, being together, meeting Jesus ALL CHILDREN* AND FAMILIES INVITED

26 Nov - Coach Trip 4 Dec - Santa Dash

KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Occasional Speakers on various topics Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon

THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Dane Court Grammar School Broadstairs Road Broadstairs CT10 2RT CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033

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

ST NICHOLAS-AT-WADE Manor Hall, Manor Road, St Nicholas at Wade 2nd Saturday of each month 3.00pm - 5.00pm 10 Sep * 8 Oct 12 Nov * 10 Dec MONKTON Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Street 2nd Tuesday of each month 3.15pm - 5.15pm 13 Sep * 11 Oct 8 Nov * 13 Dec

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section

SECTION CLOSURE MEETING Monday 12 September 7.30pm For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822 589

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

Monthly Meeting Tuesday 13 September Village Hall 7.30pm including a talk about the Kent Air Ambulance

Each month there is also a Sunshine Club Trip, Darts and a Walk

Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society AUTUMN SHOW Saturday 17 September Village Hall 2.00pm - 4.30pm Monthly Meeting Wednesday 21 September Village Hall 7.30pm Speaker; Mr Johnson on ‘Sweet Peas’ Points Competition ‘A Photo of Minster’ Pluckley Village Hall 3rd Quilt and Craft Show Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 10.30am to 5.00pm Entry £5 which includes a drink and eats as well as access to an amazing exhibition of quilts, patchwork and other needlecraft Showcases from Mandy Munroe and the late Sue Russell, plus many beautiful locally made quilts For further information contact Judy on 01233 840 280 or email


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To stop bathroom mirrors fogging up spray all over with shaving foam and then wipe off. Next time you get out of the shower the mirror will be relatively fog free.

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

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

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Tai Chi (except




Minster Badminton

Every Tuesday Every Wednesday Every Thursday Every Friday

VH Bowls (except 13th) Minster Badminton (from 8th)

Active 4 Life & Pilates

Dance Classes (except 16th)

Every Sunday

Charity Fundraising Show W.I. Committee (eve)



Minster W.I.


VH Bowls

Friday 16th

Horticultural Society

Saturday 17th Wednesday Thursday



Friday 23rd

Horticultural Society Autumn Show Horticultural Society Minster Playhouse Minster Playhouse

Saturday 24th Wednesday

Minster Playhouse (eve)

Minster Playhouse


W.I. Games (eve)


Art Show

Saturday 1st Oct

Art Show

Sunday 2nd Oct

Art Show


Arts & Crafts (am)

VH Bowls

Tuesday 6th Tuesday

W.I Darts (pm)

Ladies Badminton Tea Dance

Saturday 3rd



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


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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

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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

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

COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE & RAILWAY MUSEUM Lot’s to see and do A worthwhile journey to visit this hidden gem Featuring N Gauge layouts of the original Elham Valley Line and the UK Terminal layout from the original Channel Tunnel Exhibition Centre. Static Displays, Ride on Model Railway, Tea Rooms, Country Walks, Crafts, Free Parking Open Weekends inc Bank Holidays from April - November 10am to 5pm £2.50 adults, £1.50 children/concessions

Newington Road, Peene Nr. Folkestone CT18 8AZ Just off the A20 between Newington and Peene 01303 273 014

01843 590 111

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) Fax: 01843 844 856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978 479 (24-hour) Web: Email: 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


59 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive, 1.6lt petrol, manual, MPV, 5 door hatch, met blue paint, comes with low mileage at 39k with service history, lots of extras All for ……


60 2010 Kia Rio,

60 2010 Mitsubishi Warrior,

1.4lt petrol, manual, black, 5 door hatchback, 2 owners from new, low mileage 32k with service history, A/C, P/S and lots of extras All for only……..

L200 Double cab, 4x4, 2.5lt diesel, truckman top, met silver, leather int, lots of extras, recent full serv, cambelt & MOT, 120,000mls, drives beautifully Price shown is plus VAT £7995



1.8lt petrol, 5 door hatch, 57k miles with serv hist, champagne silver, half leather /cloth interior, A/C, PAS, RCL, All for ……..


08 2008 Vauxhall Astra Design,

63 2013 Nissan Micra,

11 2011 Citroen C1 VT,

09 2009 Skoda Fabia 3 Estate,

This vehicle has previously undergone extensive renovation works and has now been put up for sale, so please call for further information.

1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, black metallic, fsh, cloth int, r/c/l, elec front windows, PAS, only 51k miles, £30 per year road tax, bluetooth phone integration system All for …… £5995

1.0lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, A/C, PAS, 54,000mls, serv hist, 70+mpg, low insurance, £20 road tax All for …

1.9lt Tdi diesel, met grey paint, 5 doors, one former owner, 60k miles with serv hist, nice big boot and economical to run, rear parking sensors, PAS, A/C, and lots more All for …… £4995

06 2006 Vauxhall Astra Life,

57 2007 Hyundai Matrix GSi,

06 2006 VW Polo SE75,

1.6lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, metallic silver, 50k miles, cloth interior, electric windows, A/C, PAS, new MOT All for only ...

59 2009 Seat Ibiza S,

1.8lt petrol, automatic, 72k miles with serv hist, PAS, RCL, cloth interior and more…

1.2lt petrol, manual, one owner from new with service history, 3 door hatch, red, low mileage 25k only, R/C/L, A/C, P/S, MP3 and cloth interior All for …

1.4lt petrol, automatic, black, 27k miles with serv hist, 5 door hatch, A/C, PAS, RCL, elect windows, integrated reverse camera, sat nav, reverse parking sensors All this for only...


All for ...


VW Beetle 1200, 1975 1600cc






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

TEL: 01843 869 600 EMAIL:

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

TEL: 01843 862491

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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Minster Matters-Issue 184-September 16  

Village magazine

Minster Matters-Issue 184-September 16  

Village magazine