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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 206 : September 2018 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 118)

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Published by: Minster Matters, c/o Library & Neighbourhood Centre, 4A Monkton Road, Minster-in-Thanet, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4EA UK


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Waste & Recycling

Route A | Route B 14 / 28 | 07 / 21 12 / 26 | 05 / 19

September 2018 Route A | Route B

September October Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Library

07 / 21 | 14 / 28 05 / 19 | 01 / 26

MINSTER - How To Find Us Copy for any issue of Minster Matters For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the Village must be received (at the very latest !!) the Library at 4A Monkton Road by the 3rd Friday of the preceding month Copy date for next issue shown at top of is the approximate Centre of the Village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA ‘Diary of Dates’ on right of this page 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 Co-Editor: Ray Owen ~ 07864 345 019 Useful Numbers and Contacts Co-Editor: Amy Murray ~ 847 444 Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Editorial Team: Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above PCSO: Adrian Butterworth 07966 308 781 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Sub-Editor Diana Buckley ---------Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Snappy Diane Cotterill 822 394 Orbit Housing: 0800 678 1221 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Accounts Rodney Rose 821 965 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Advertising Diane Harris 826 048 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am) Proofing Kevin Buckley —------Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 You can leave hard copy for us at the Library Post Office: 821 291 or send it via snail mail to: Minster School: 821 384 Minster Matters Village: c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA Show: Business Association: NEW Advertising Rates (per month) Freegle: 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Full Page Size Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs etc. B&W min of 6 £7.50 £15 £30 £60 £120 (to loan): 07864 345 019 Venues available for Hire B&W Single £12 £24 £48 £96 £192 John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) Colour (if avail) * £27 £54 £108 £216 All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA bookings for the above venues via

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Monthly Circulation - 2300 The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services offered. Please mention the magazine when replying to advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space we do not copy our advertisers information to the audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

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

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Village Hall: 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 £2.40 CD £2.20 Annually (11 issues) £24.00 CDs £22.00 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.

Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER Sept 7-9

Minster Abbey Retreat



SSAFA Quiz Night at The Saddler Pub



Twinning Quiz Night at RBL



Ride & Stride for Churches



Minster Bowls East Kent Finals Day



Minster Playhouse Lame Ducks



Minster Bowls Open Pairs Tournament



Men’s Supper Club



Doctors Surgery closed from 1pm onwards



Minster Library Sensory Story Time


Oct 6

Twinning Race Night



Thanet 5k Colour Run



St Nicholas-at-Wade Charity Day


Sarah Thorne Theatre


Kate’s Pudding Recipe


What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Church Notices


Village Hall Diary




Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings


All Weather Playing Surface


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Minster Parish Council

next Meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 4 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. There is also a 15 minute period at the end of each full council meeting for the public to be able to ask questions. 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 3pm 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: 2 October

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at

Pavilion Hire

Recreation Ground

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

Ideal for all family occasions!

Bookings via Parish Council Office

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Calling all Skaters, Cyclists and Budding Street Artists! (See Poster on Front Cover!!)

An event aimed at encouraging young people to get involved with the community and make their mark in a new graffiti mural is being held at Minster Skate Park on Saturday 22 September, from 11am to 4pm. Amy Organised by Kent Police Community Support Officer Adrian Semi-retired!! Butterworth, the event will see skaters, cyclists, boarders and other users of the skate park team up with artists to create new murals in the area. Brenda PCSO Butterworth said: ‘While on patrol in Minster, I noticed the graffiti around the skate park was in need of a re-vamp. It is mostly tags and abusive words. While graffiti is part and parcel of having a skate park, it doesn’t really reflect the talented Diane individuals who use the facility. ‘With the full support of Minster Parish Council, which owns the skate park, we want young people to come forward and help paint the area. Diane ‘Thanks to funding from our two local Kent County Councillors Emma Dawson and Liz Hurst, we have been working with a national charity called Fixers, who have created new designs to be painted around the park. Diana ‘The street artists from Fixers will be at the event and everyone is welcome to attend to take part in the graffiti session. ‘As part of my role as PCSO, I’m keen to support initiatives which are beneficial to the community and provide a positive and safe environment for young people.’ Kevin Equipment and art materials will be provided. Minster Parish Council has kindly agreed to provide the refreshments for those taking part. There will also be Urban Music DJs providing entertainment during the event which runs from 11am to 4pm and is open to all ages. Ray

PETER ANDRE SEEN IN MINSTER!! Who’d have thought it!! On a hot summer’s day in July Peter Andre was spotted taking lunch in the garden at Jemima’s Tea Rooms. It transpires he was in Thanet along with Joe Pasquale, Catherine Southon and Paul Laidlaw filming for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. The programme is expected to air before Christmas. Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £30 Book now to avoid disappointment

07976 834 250 Many other

Beauty Treatments available Call for details or go to (Minster based business)

NORTHROP SERVICES KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING Tiling, Plastering & General Maintenance HOME DECORATING Interior & Exterior Local, Reliable & Experienced Contact Paul or Tracy 01843 823 646 Flowers by Vanessa Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, Weddings or Funerals Created with the “Personal Touch” For designs with a difference Vanessa Fairbrass (C&G qualified florist) Rose Cottage, Manor Road, St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS 2018 Vaccination Clinics will be held on the following days: Saturday 6th October and Saturday 10th November from 9.00am and 1.00pm. Appointments are now 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” and will be invited to make an apGemma & Sandie pointment on either of those days. If you have any concerns about 69 High Street, Minster, your eligibility or availability of the vaccination, please contact Reception. So please book now to ensure you get your preferred date/time. CT12 4AB A PATIENT VOICE FOR CANCER SERVICES including Kent and Medway Cancer Action Partnership are looking for people Answerphone with experience of cancer, whether as a patient, carer or family member, to share their experiences, thoughts and ideas, whether good or Gardening ~ Household bad. It is their belief that patients and their families are the experts and they value their thoughts. Further information or how to become & Building Supplies involved can be obtained by calling 01233 651 905 or via these links; Find us on Facebook & Twitter 16-18 The Square, Birchington | 01843 845133 | Est 1966 email Tracy on or visit MISSED APPOINTMENTS Ronseal Fencelife 5L £6.99 ~ Slabs 450x450 £2.55ea Decking 6” £1.99 a metre ~ Sleepers 100x200 2.4m £19.99ea Thank you, a slight reduction probably due to the holiday period, so 4”x 2” Tanalised £1.99 a metre ~ Waney Fence Panels from £9.99 please continue to ensure our resources are always used appropriatePAINT MIXING MACHINE; CARPET CLEAN HIRE; KEYS, GLASS & TIMBER CUTTING SERVICE ly. Last month 42 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment £10 CASH BACK WHEN YOU SPEND £35 ON DULUX PAINT and 40 did not attend their nurse’s appointment. That’s still 82 Godwins Multi-Purpose 3 large bags £10.00 Miracle Grow Compost 3 bags £10.99 patients wasting valuable appointments and time, so at an average of Levington Compost 3 large bags £12.99 £160 per appointment that’s another £6720 of wasted NHS funds. Godwins Bark Chips 3 large bags £12.00 Please, don’t need it, cancel it, keep forgetting, get our text reminder 6’x6’ H/Duty Trellis £19.99 6’x6’ Waney Fence Panel £19.99 service. 6’x6’ Closeboard Fence Panel £29.95 FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY 6’x1’ H/Duty Trellis £7.95 Webb Petrol 41cm Lawnmower £159.99 Thank you all those who take part and please continue to do so. We Webb Petrol 46cm Self Propelled Mower £219.99 welcome all your comments, because any feed-back, good or bad, Bosch Rotar 32R Electric £89.99 can help us to continually improve our service to all our patients. Last McCulloch M46 Classic+ Petrol Lawnmower £199.99 month we received 191 patient responses to “Would you recomFlymo Easi Glide 330vx Hover Mower £89.99 Gas Barbecue 5 Burner £399.99 mend our Practice” and they were as follows: Extremely likely/likely Duo Hardwood Bench £99.99 92%; Extremely unlikely/unlikely - 4%; Unsure/don’t know - 4%. 3 Seater Hardwood Bench £99.99 SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Bambi Bistro Set £49.99 Reclining Texilene Lounger £34.99 Please note that the surgery will close from 1.00 pm onwards on the Multi Position Relaxer £29.99 following days: Dulux White Smooth Masonry Paint 7.5 litre £22.99 Staff Training: Thursday 27 September; Wednesday 17 October and Dulux White Matt 7 litre £14.99 Crown White Matt 7.5 litre £11.99 Thursday 29 November. Johnstone White Matt Emulsion 10 litre £14.99 Bank Holiday Monday 27 August surgery is closed all day Rattan Table Bench and 2 Chairs £189.99 Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during Banana Parasols with Crank & Tilt £59.99 Mini Water Butt & Rainsaver Kit 100 litre £29.99 these times, and of course, don’t forget to include all the family who BUILDERS BARROW £36.99 ~ AGGREGATES ~ SHINGLES may require repeat prescriptions and check when their medication CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE PROMOTIONS WWW.BRILLS.CO.UK review is due. Find us on Facebook & Twitter ALL PRICES SHOWN INCLUDE V.A.T. Should you need to see a doctor when the surgery is closed, please Timber * Electricals * Plumbing * Building Materials * Household Goods * Glass Garden Furniture * Local Delivery call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821333 and you will be transferred automatically, or you can call 111 direct, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on SATURDAY 24 Minster Matters have a small number of mobility scooters and NOVEMBER. As this is our most popular event tables are highly wheelchairs (and the odd 3 wheeled walker) that are normally sought after and are on sale NOW! Please book early to avoid disapavailable for short term loan to residents and members of their pointment as many have already been sold! See our poster elsewhere families. in this publication.

Dog Grooming Service All Breeds Welcome Kind Professional Service Fully Insured Professionally Trained


Free Quotations Tel 01843 821 147

01843 825 841



Please ring Ray on 07864 345 019 or email: if you would like to borrow one of these at any time. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the PLG and local residents for offering us wheelchairs they had no further use for, they are already out on loan.

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 Ken Self on 821200, Jeanne Lawrence on 821049 or email

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JONATHON COLE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AT W.S. COLE & SON “Its hard to believe that fifty years have passed since I was encouraged to join the family firm and should I just be starting today I would have no hesitation in doing the same thing. Both my father and grandfather wanted to ensure that the next generation would take over so I was duly instructed to assist on my first death at a private residence in Upstreet in January 1966. On passing the house now, I often glance up at it and remember those early days. I began working full time in the family business after leaving school in 1968. W.S. Cole & Son was then both builders and “undertakers” as were many established family firms. My father insisted I had a trade and I qualified from college as a Master Plumber. I spent many years building and plumbing interspersed with funeral work. I also became a master of the quick change having to quickly remove overalls and change into frock coat and top hat to direct a funeral. Today, the business is purely funerals which is just as well as I wouldn’t have time to incorporate building work too! I learnt the way to look after the bereaved families, understanding to paperwork requirements needed to allow a funeral to take place, I travelled the length and breadth of the country to collect the deceased, who had died away from home. I was proud to arrange my father’s funeral when he died in 2003. We used to hire a hearse and limousines from Glynn’s Garage in Ramsgate but when Peter Bradley retired, we, along with other local funeral directors bought our own vehicles. When my father Bernard Cole died suddenly, I found myself holding the reins with little preparation, so there was a steep learning curve to understand the intricacies of running a business. In 2007 W.S. Cole moved from Monkton to newly built premises in the next village of Minster. I enjoyed the new challenge of planning and helping to build our new premises to exact specifications to make a more comfortable environment for our clients to arrange their loved one’s Funeral. I like being in the village centre and welcome the many visitors who pop in for a chat and a cuppa! I have been involved in funerals at sea (off Margate), burials on the deceased’s private land, funerals in Canterbury Cathedral and a few years ago took the deceased to Ireland to conduct a funeral in her home town. Since the days when my great grandfather and grandfather operated, there have been many and varied changes in the funeral business, many

for the better. Where it was once common practice to take the deceased into their home for a few days prior to the funeral, it is now a rare occurrence. I am increasingly frustrated for the families by the delays which seem to have become the norm when paperwork required prior to a funeral is not forthcoming! I really enjoy my role as funeral director in East Kent, where I was born and have lived all my life. Many of the families who come to us are well known to me. I also enjoy meeting new families, often now from different cultural backgrounds. Apart from a few weeks away over the last fifty years, I have been on call twenty-four hours a day. Funerals today are now often more a celebration of life and the event can be as different as the individuals and families involved. After fifty years in the Funeral business, I learn something new every day. I am fortunate in having a great team at W.S. Cole and along with my wife, Nicolette and son Christopher, Grant our manager and admin staff Iris and Vanessa (who usually manage to keep me in order) I enjoy the challenge of organising funerals to meet the individual needs of those we support. Jonathon Cole

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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 £5.50. Like our Facebook page; Attwells Newsagents. Thanet Mobile Clinic

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KEEPING YOU SAFE By PCSO 56550 Adrian Butterworth

Welcome to this month’s input. Here are some tips to help us return items if located that have been lost or stolen. If you have any items that are of particular value sentimental or otherwise. Take a photograph of it and keep it recorded in a safe place, on a memory stick or disc. This could be small items such as jewellery or larger items like bicycles. This is to help identify it in the event that the item is lost or stolen. As you can imagine if I were to go into a jeweller and ask if they had a gold ring with a diamond in it they would ask if I could describe it better. A photograph paints a thousand words and will help in any identification. You can also mark your property with an ultra violet pen. This is a pen that will mark your items invisibly but can be read when passed under an ultra violet light. The information required is your post code and house number this will be unique to your address. It will not prevent the item being taken but will assist in its return to the rightful owner should it be recovered. Mobile phone details should also be recorded for reference: phone make and model, number and IMEI number. If you notice anyone acting suspiciously contact the police on 999 or 101. For further advice and guidance ask to speak to your PCSO.

THANK YOU Many of you know I am involved with various events and organisations in the area. The most recent of which are Minster Show and Louie’s Helping Hands. I do put a lot of time and effort into anything I’m involved in but there is no way I could do that on my own. I have so much support from friends, family and the village of Minster, every time I ask for help whether it’s for raffle prizes, buying tickets, helpers, venues, printing or anything else there is always someone who comes up trumps. I wouldn’t be able to do half of this without Clive allowing me to use Attwells as a base to store, drop off or sell. Jenny is always there to back me up whenever she can, so this is just to say thank you to all of you for being part of the team, it really is much appreciated. Karen Brazil

24 High St., Minster CT12 4BU


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

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

MAX CARPET CLEANING CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY A completely dry carpet cleaning service! And that means: No more damp or wet carpets! No danger of colour-run or shrinkage! No chance of sticky residues which can attract the dirt! Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets! (Upholstery and leather cleaning service available) For quotes please call:-

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Quiz Night in aid of SSAFA, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (Britain’s oldest National Military Charity)

Based in Manston Village Reupholstery Service available Cottage Suites, Chaise Longue, We're holding another Quiz Night Fireside Chairs, Dining Chairs, at The Saddler Pub, Monkton Road, Minster, Footstools, Headboards etc. Saturday 8 September, 7.30pm for 8.00pm start Sagging Seats, Flat Armpads, Teams of up to 6 Water Marks on Cabinets, Tables, (But we can group 2 or 3 smaller teams together if desired) Chests of Drawers entry is only £5 per head (includes fantastic buffet) which all goes to the charity Help May Be At Hand!! There will also be a raffle with some great prizes I also make so it's sure to be an excellent night Luxury Children’s Chairs Please book your team in with Mark on 07966 262 338 and Sofas for small breeds of (leave a message and number on voicemail if no answer) Dogs and Cats

Phone: 01843 491 452 Email:

Forget Me Not Angels Personal Grave Care Service If you cannot attend your loved one's grave then let us attend it for you We care about People Past and Present

07492 460 421

Jemima’s Tea Room and Boutique

77 High St Minster Tel 01843 319206 Come and enjoy our freshly prepared Breakfasts, lunches and Homemade cakes In a comfortable friendly atmosphere Open Monday to Friday 9.15 - 4.30 Saturday 9.15 - 3.00 FULLY LICENCED

or alternatively pop into the Saddler and book in with Dee or Steve. You may also be able to just turn up on the night subject to available spaces. We look forward to seeing you there! The Quiz in May raised £237.64 which all went to SSAFA


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Tel: 07778 936 451 or 01843 639 651

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

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Tempus Fugit, here we are with September’s issue already and our last report was submitted in July before the Minster Show. However, we feel that we should just mention a couple of things about the Show. Several of our French friends came across and were very impressed with the varied activities that take place on the day. They were particularly intrigued by the Show Tent and the different exhibits and the local skills on display in the arts and craft section. They have an Arts and Crafts Show each year and they always invite us the send over some entries. Perhaps for next year we could send an even bigger selection of our local skills. St Mildred the giant was also resurrected for the Show and two of our committee, Malcom and John gallantly pushed her for the entire length of the Parade.


Opening Times Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 1pm . Mails . Travel Money . Money Gram . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits . Motor Vehicle Licence . Cards/gifts, wool & DIY Items

August was a quiet month and not much to report, however we have a couple of forthcoming events to update you with. Firstly, SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER we have our Quiz Night at the Royal British Legion. There are still some tables available for 6 to 8 persons and at only £5 per person, which includes a fantastic buffet and a prize for the winners, you really can’t go wrong for a great night out. Please ring Carol on 07745 683 466 to secure your place. All profits from the night will be donated to the Minster Christmas Lights Fund, so that we can help give the Village an even brighter Christmas this year. On SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER, we again have our very popular Race Night. For just £15 per person you will get a 3-course meal with several choices and a fun packed night out. Again, this will be held at the Royal British Legion, please either call in to book your place or ring them on 01843 821 471.


September Offers

Full body massage £35 Back, neck, shoulder massage with Laura £24 Sunbed offers available 01843 826 308

70 High Street, Minster

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


Contact: 01304 812 522 or 07720 727 224

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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday 24 November 9.00am - 1.00pm “Old Schools” Church Street, Minster *FREE ENTRY* TABLES Only

£8 (small) or £12 (large)

ARTS & CRAFTS HOT REFRESHMENTS HOME MADE PRODUCE BRIC-A-BRAC JEWELLERY LOCAL ANTIQUES CARDS TOMBOLA AND RAFFLE To book/information contact KEN SELF on 821 200 or 07751 986 738 All proceeds towards our new fund-raising project

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MINSTER SHOW GRAND DRAW How lucky are we to have such fantastic support for our Minster Show Draw, 66 prizes all donated by local businesses, villagers and friends of the show? You are amazing and we made a profit of £981 which of course is a massive help towards putting on next year’s show and keeping our gates prices down. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and congratulations to all our winners (result board available to view in Attwells). Although I organise the draw there is absolutely no way I could do it without the dedicated and continued support from my team of ticket sellers, ticket writers and folders, such a gutty job but I really appreciate this help from family, friends and acquaintances. I hope you’re as proud of yourselves as I am of you all. Thank you xx Karen Brazil MOBILE HOME IN EDGAR ROAD On the 6th August MM saw a message on Nextdoor asking local residents in the Freeman’s Road/Edgar Road area to leave enough room the following morning for the delivery of a large mobile home into Edgar Road. Apparently Marianne, who had written the message, was having it installed in her back garden to house her partially disabled daughter and her small family, so as they will be able to help and support each other for the foreseeable future. We put out a plea for some photos and Alan Green of Birchington was kind enough to send us those he had taken, some of which we show below. So thank you Alan and we wish Marianne, her daughter and her family all the best for the future.

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Thank you to all those who supported the Minster Show this year. We are aware that many people and exhibits were affected by the weather so entries and visitors were down. However, the atmosphere was calm and everyone looked like they were having an enjoyable afternoon. If you did enjoy it and would like to contribute to its continuation please consider joining the Committee! I hear a groan, but we meet once a month, prepare the marquee on the Friday before the Show and clear the grounds on Sunday morning. During the day we move chairs, put up gazebos, park cars, clear bins and clear the Marquee. The AGM is Friday 19 October, at 7.30pm, in the Neighbourhood Centre (upstairs) so come and meet us and see how you can help keep our Village Show going. Thank you, Dominique Vaughan Chair

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Minster Bowls Club hosted a match between the Kent Indoor Bowls Association and six Thanet teams including Minster. The Photograph below (L to R) shows Peter Fairbrass (President Minster B.C.), Bob Taylor (President 2019 KIBA), Paul Foster (Captain KIBA), and Brian Trinder (Fixture Secretary Minster B.C.) This month we will be hosting the East Kent Finals Day on Sunday 9th September, the bar will be open and everyone is invited to watch what should be some high-class bowling. The outdoor season concludes on Saturday 21st September with an Open Pairs Tournament again everyone is welcome. Once the Outdoor season closes the Short-Mat comes into its own. Now is a great time to try the game and you are invited to do so, without charge, merely telephone me on 845638 or e-mail and I will arrange for you to have a go. The Short-Mat Open Day is  13th January  for teams of four nonbowling club members. The entry fee is £20 per team with cash prizes for the winner's choice of charity. Acceptance is on a first come basis. You will enjoy it. Brian Morphew (Hon, Secretary)

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CIGARETTE CARDS WANTED FROM 1920s-30s My name is Dave Lowery and I have lived in the village my whole life, some of you will already know me. Last year I had a stroke and as a result I am now mainly confined to my home for long periods of time. To fill these long hours alone I have taken up collecting cigarette cards from the 1920s and 30s. These cards were originally issued free inside each packet sold. Eventually around the end of WW2 and with the knowledge that smoking could damage your health the cards were left out. However, with many millions issued, there are still many cards out there, stuck in the back of drawers, in attics and many other places. So, I am asking for your help if you are able to add to my collection by passing on to me any cards you may have and were wondering what to do with them. I am not just looking for full sets; single cards or small collections are also required that I may be able to add to the part sets I currently have. If you can help you can contact me on 07544 563 435 so I can arrange to collect, or you can drop them off at my home. Whilst I am not a wealthy person if you require payment we can discuss. Many thanks in anticipation of your help, Dave Lowery

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Saturday 29 September 7pm for 7.30pm Old Schools, Church St., Minster Tables of 8 @ £7.50pp which includes a Cheese Ploughman’s BYO drinks Tickets: Liz Shervington 07968 473 689 or: Kate Mockeridge 07502 404 189

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September- Live Music @ 9pm Saturday 1st Friday 7th Saturday 8th Friday 14th Saturday 15th Friday 21st Saturday 22ⁿd Friday 28th Saturday 29th

Frank Sinatra Tribute Brad Pittance

SSAFA Charity Quiz Night 70s Night with the Leigh Highwood Band Hudson The 45’s Funkle Pie Ozzie and the Uglies SKA Night with special appearance from the SKASTARDS


WONKY WEDNESDAY (Cheeseboard and a Bottle of Wine £20) (Available all day)

THURSDAY PIE & A PINT £5 (Available all day)


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Minster Matters Minster Parish Council Meetings Summary of Key Points 3rd July, 2018

● Community Warden, Aaron Kluibenschadl, reported that the travellers on Hengist Way had moved on, leaving rubbish and damage to fencing. The gypsies at Cottington Road, however, had left the area clear. ● There have been reports of scrambler bikes on Marsh Farm Road but as yet it has not been possible to identify them. Any information to assist in this would be welcome. ● Anti-social behaviour has been taking place in the cemetery and efforts are being made to identify the youths concerned. ● PCSO Adrian Butterworth reported that the police had received 48 calls to the Minster area in the previous month, including criminal damage to walls in Tothill Street and reports of traveller encampments. ● District Councillor Pugh reported that he has been assisting residents in St. Mary’s Road to clarify the use of outside space at the flats. He updated on the recent TDC Cabinet meeting relating to the draft Local Plan, where Option 2 was put forward for full council consideration; this excludes the airport so sets out further developments required to build sufficient houses.

September 2018 the consultation booklets and everyone is urged to respond before the recommendations are published in the Autumn. ● The Clerk reported that the consultation on the proposed yellow lines in the village had started and notices were displayed in the locations. ● Cllr Vaughan suggested that an A4 walking map of the village, showing main points of interest, would be useful for visitors. Cllr Goodman had already designed and printed a similar leaflet so members felt it could be reviewed and updated. It was agreed that Cllrs Vaughan, Day and Owen would update the leaflet. ● Members agreed the quote of £241.77 to reprint 300 copies of the green Minster Remembered Book. Cllr. Owen agreed to prepare the artwork. ● Cllr. Quittenden confirmed that a new van had been purchased for use by the Parish Council at a cost of £12,995. The old van will be sold for spares. ● Questions from the public included reports of a blocked footpath to the north of the Scouts Hut, and councillors agreed to deal with this. The Clerk has a map showing landowners in the Parish which would help in identifying who may be responsible for some of the footpaths; Cllr. Bailey will assist in updating this.

● The Chairman reported that a recent seminar on the new Data Protection regulations had reassured her that the parish council do not have a great deal to do in order to be compliant. The computers had been encrypted by Cllr. Owen so we now need to address our retention of data.

● Concerns were expressed about London Boroughs purchasing large numbers of houses in Thanet but it was pointed out that there is no power to prevent them from buying property anywhere so TDC cannot prevent this. Others agreed that there is a need for affordable housing for local people.

● Councillors had recently attended consultation events in relation to the Big Conversation on Rural transport hosted by KCC. Stagecoach and Arriva provide the vast majority of bus services in Kent, and KCC fund 3% of them. Some services are no longer viable so we now need a fresh approach. Three proposals are in

● Comment was also made about the option for the Draft Local Plan, which allows 2 years for the DCO to be considered in relation to the airport; if this fails then there will be an additional 3700 houses in addition to those already planned.

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“THE MEN’S SUPPER CLUB” A social venture with a community focus of bringing the Men of Minster and surrounding villages together. Wednesday 26th September 6.45pm for 7pm Old Schools, Church St., Minster £8.50pp Dinner, Dessert and a Glass of Wine provided Booking essential Please book with PETER MOCKERIDGE on 01843 447 692 or 07981 184 224

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Saturday 15th September at 7.30pm MAMMY – The Al Jolson Story . Performed by Issi Dye Tickets: £12 paid in advance/Friends, £14 doors. Sunday 16th September at 7pm The Pantaloons present “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare. Tickets: £15 paid in advance/Friends, £17 doors. Saturday 22nd September at 7.30pm “Invicta Concert Band” A Musical Showcase Tickets: £10 paid in advance/friends. £12 on the doors. Sunday 23rd September at 7pm “Branco Stoysin” in concert Tickets: £10 paid in advance/Friends, £12 on the doors. Saturday 29th September at 7.30pm “Animal Night Life Belly Dance Soiree” Tickets: £10 paid in advance/Friends, £12 on the doors. Unreserved table seating Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to the web site for details of how to book online




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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking? Lemon Meringue Pie is my husband’s all-time favourite, and nobody can make it as well as his mother. There are many different recipes, but hers is definitely the best – a light pastry base, tangy, sharp lemon centre and a crisp meringue top which breaks to a softness underneath…. Rich Shortcrust Pasty 8oz/225g plain flour 4oz/100g butter 1 egg, beaten Pinch of salt Meringue Top 3 egg whites

Lemon Filling 2tbsps cornflour slaked wth 1tbsp water ½ pint/300ml hot water 4oz/110g caster sugar 2 lemons, fine zest and juice 1oz/25g butter 3 egg yolks

6oz/150g caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 200 deg C. Make the pastry and bake blind. Allow the case to cool. (You can do this part the day before) Turn the oven to 160 deg C. Heat the water in a pan. Slake the cornflour in 1 tbsp cold water, and then add the hot water to it, before putting it all back into the pan. Add the lemon rind and juice, then the sugar. As the lemon mixture comes to the boil and thickens, add the butter and mix it in, then take the pan off the heat and add the eggs, one by one, mixing well (otherwise you get scrambled egg). If it is not already thick, put the pan back onto a gentle heat and stir the mixture until it is thick. Pour it into the pastry case. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then add the sugar slowly. Completely cover the pie with the meringue, making sure that none of the lemon filling can be seen. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or so until the meringue has hardened on the top but not browned – if it is starting to brown, turn the oven down further and put some foil over the top of the pie. Helen usually turns the oven off and leaves the meringue longer. For hundreds more delicious recipes go to


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Thanet Community Support Partnership – Linking together to Support Older People

Central Referrals Service – 01843 609337 TCSP runs a referrals service for older people requiring various types of support found within the local community. We are a Partnership of 13 charitable organisations operating in Thanet, which means we can normally refer you, or a loved one, to the right people. Services provided by the Partnership include: Befriending; Independent Advocacy and Advice; Wheelchair Loan; Handyman; Hairdressing; Foot Care; Dementia-Friendly Social Groups; Support for Sight or Hearing Impaired People; Transport to Medical Appointments; and much more. By acting as the central point of contact, we aim to reduce the anxiety and frustration caused by having to root around to find the right support, or worse, being batted from one organisation to another. Please call Caroline on 01843 609337 if you think you, or someone you know, need assistance from the referrals service. Thanet Over Fifties Forum

“TOFFS” for short, is another project of TCSP’s, designed to raise the voice of older people resident in Thanet on both local and national issues that impact on the quality of our lives. Membership of TOFFS is absolutely FREE – the only criterion being that you are 50 or above. We hold Forum meetings roughly every two months, and bring in top-quality guest speakers on a variety of topics, such as: health and social care; transport; age discrimination in employment; pensions and benefits; cyber-crime and scam awareness; environmental causes (e.g. concerns over excessive use of plastics), and much more besides. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 19 September, from 1:30pm-4:30pm, at the Gap Centre, Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs – where Robinson Alfree and the Pensions Advisory Service will be speaking on estate planning and pensions issues respectively. To find out more, please contact Pauline at the Thanet Volunteer Bureau on 01843 609337 or email her at Thanet Good Neighbours Service (Befriending) Last year we were delighted to welcome under the TCSP banner the Thanet Good Neighbours Service – a volunteer befriending scheme which had previously been run by the Royal Voluntary Service. Since then, this project has gone from strength to strength, with over 80 successful befriender-client matches across Thanet at the time of writing. Our service is open to anybody aged 60+, and for just £30 a year, our befrienders can help by: visiting you for a cup of tea and a chat; going shopping with or for you; going for a stroll or short trip, say o the café; decluttering; dog-walking; or even simply regular chats over the phone.

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If you would like to join the service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01843 609335 or at As you might imagine, “demand tends to outstrip supply” for the Good Neighbours Service and this means we are always on the look-out for kind, friendly volunteers who might be interested in making a huge difference as a befriender within their community. If this might be you, we would love to hear from you – simply contact us via the same details as above.

Socials and Day Trips We also put on weekly social gatherings called “Your Time”, which are aimed at promoting social inclusion among older people who live locally but are at risk of experiencing loneliness. Join us every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm at the Centenary Hall, Hardres Street, Ramsgate, for some fun activities and good company. We ask for £2 which helps towards tea and cake and the activity of the week, which could be anything from chair-based exercises, to live music, talks, bingo and quizzes, or arts and crafts. We have also started running “Your Time Day Trips”, which are already proving phenomenally popular. Since March we have done Sunday Lunch at the Dog & Duck in Plucks Gutter, Afternoon Tea in Birchington, and a River Trip to Fordwich, to name a few. Transport is provided by the Thanet Community Transport Association. If you would be interested in joining the Your Time family, please get in touch with Claire on 01843 609336 and she’ll be happy to tell you more. Don’t miss our “Silver Sunday” event, too, which makes a return after two years away. It’ll be taking place on 7 October from 12pm-4pm, at Dreamland and other venues, featuring workshops, a wealth of community groups, an afternoon tea dance, and much, much more. Call us on Thanet 609336 for more information. You can follow TCSP’s progress and find out more about all of the projects mentioned above, by visiting, calling us at 01843 609336, or looking us up on social media @ThanetCommunity, on both Twitter and Facebook.

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07981 184 224 01843 447 692 Melrose, 56 Tothill Street, Minster


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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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David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP All forms of Services and Treatments available for Foot and Nail care Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Infection control for Athletes foot and Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare We provide personal and reliable treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing or residential care home or hospital Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement

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


MINSTER PLAYHOUSE PROMPT CORNER - Our Autumn Play Rehearsals are going really well with a lot of laughter and fun. Ticket sales are going very well too, but if you are wanting a seat near the front it would be a good idea to secure it now! The play is centred around a funeral wake and the relationships of the people involved and points up with broad humour their human frailties. It is very funny and we look forward to seeing other plays from this pair of authors. We are delighted to be showcasing a “home grown” play, and hope that you will come along to support our two playwrights. This play will run in the Village Hall from the 19th to the 22nd September, at 7.30pm and tickets are still only £8. The Box Office is open on 07501 894 381 Please come along and support the Playhouse while having a good night out. Our Pantomime for 2018 This will be , an old favourite with a giant and a cow as well as all the other pantomime fun. It will run from Wednesday 28th November to Saturday 1st December, in the Village Hall, at 7.30pm every evening, with a Matinee on the Saturday. The Year to Come Next year is a momentous one for Minster Playhouse because it will be our fortieth anniversary! Yes, forty continuous years of plays, pantomimes, revues and evenings of One Act plays. I dealt last month with the improvements that we have created to enhance our performances over that time and we continue to attract new talent to our stage to keep you entertained. More information on how we shall be marking this milestone in the coming issues. And finally, this week a small puzzle. If you do cryptic crosswords, you should get this right away! Join up really easily. Keep thinking over Margate children’s zoo’s angry kangaroos! Initially, you can find the name of my most faithful reader.

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SEQUENCE DANCE CLASSES & TEA DANCE Every Friday @ Minster Village Hall Lessons from 1.30pm – 2pm Tea Dance with tea & biscuits from 2pm – 4pm Everyone welcome Couples or Singles Come along and meet new friends


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The Sea Journey An Epic Sensory Story Adventure

A multi-sensory story time for children aged 3 - 8 years

Saturday, 29 September, 10.30am – 11.30am Minster Library Free tickets are available at the Library or call 3000 41 31 31 email:

Children must be accompanied by an adult


Carolyn Millen 01622 843 383

Sponsorship Forms Available From

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TGF Property Maintenance is a Minster based family run business established in 2003

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

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Living in the past is a dull and lonely business, looking back strains the neck muscles and causes you to bump into people not going your way. (Edna Ferber-1887-1968)

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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden

(BCP = traditional language)

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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in SEPTEMBER

592 071


10.15am Holy Communion 2

Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship

10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)

6.30pm Sung Evensong

Holy day of Obligation each Sunday at 10.00am

16 10.15am Holy Communion

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.


30 10.00am Benefice Celebration Service Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship


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


Weddings at St Mary’s Minster

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

except the 1st Sunday of the month when we all worship together.

Lieutenants Luke & Katy Johnson 01843 822308 or 825178

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

Weekly Activities Tuesday Wednesday 9.30am Bumps & Babies

10.00am Benefice Celebration Service at Monkton There will be no Services at Minster today

A group for children and young people ‘Connections’ meet during services on each Sunday

18 August Sharon Munday & Jamie Tilbey

Church & Community Centre

2.15pm Friendship Club


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

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy Communion

23 10.15am Harvest Festival Service

11 August Elizabeth Ramsey & Stuart Carter

25 July - Mrs Maxzine Walmsley (Thanet Crematorium)


Thursday 9.15am Prayer Group 2.00pm Home League

9.30am Parent & Toddlers (Both term time only) Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

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Pluckley Village Hall TN27 0QZ Saturday & Sunday 22 and 23 September 10.30 - 5.00pm each day SHOWCASE by Louise Jessup Entrance £5 to include some refreshments Several Traders Many Patchwork Quilts Wall Hangings and other Needlecrafts Wonderful Tea Tent Fully Disabled & Wheelchair friendly Free Parking Contact Judy on 01233 840 280 Email: For further information

Every Thursday from 10.30am til 12 Village Hall, Cliffsend Hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and biscuits Just make a donation, no set prices. KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon


Village Hall Saturday 8 September Autumn Show 2 - 4.30pm Wednesday 26 September 7.30pm Sue Marshall “Irises for the Chelsea Show”


Next Meeting 11 September 7.30pm Village Hall Susan Scrivens “The Rise and Fall of a Beekeeper” New members and visitors always welcome Secretary: Dorothy 01843 844 839

Minster Art & Craft Group We meet at the Old Schools every Monday morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm. We are a friendly and sociable non-teaching group ranging from artists to all types of crafters, all of whom are ready to give help and advice if requested. The charge per week is £2.00 to cover the hall etc and includes refreshments. You are welcome to come along for a free morning session to see what we are doing. Any queries - call Ann on 01843 821 152

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR SEPTEMBER - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744 AM




Minster Badminton

Tai Chi (not 3rd)

(Not 17th) VH Bowls Group

W.I. Darts

(not 11th or 18th)

(not 11th or 18th)

Dance Classes

Arts & Crafts (AM)

(not 7th or 21st )

(not 21st)

Ladies Badminton (Not 19th) Active 4 Life & Pilates (not 20th) Tea Dance (not 21st)

VH Bowls Group (Not 16th) Saturday 1st

Children’s Party M&M Gardening Club - Autumn Show Setup

Friday 7th Saturday 8th Sunday 9th

M&M Gardening Club Autumn Show Children’s Party

Tuesday 11th

Minster W.I.

Wednesday 12th

V/H Bowls Group

Saturday 15th - Sunday 23rd

Minster Playhouse - Autumn Play M&M Gardening Club

Wednesday 26th Saturday 29th

Children’s Party

W.I. Games Evening


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Booking the Multi Use Games Area The MUGA will be open for public use most BLUE & BLACK LIDDED BINS of the time. It is available for Minster BROWN & SILVER FOOD BINS School to use for sports activities and also TDC now require payment for replacements for clubs, groups and individuals to book (unless they can be repaired) for tennis, volleyball and netball. See their website here: Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is unavailable to the public or ring will be published weekly on the board next Customer Services on 01843 577 115 to the main information sign at the Minster Day Nursery entrance gate. and Out Of School Club To make a booking please contact the CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE Parish Clerk. 15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered Email: Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years Tel: 01843 821 339 Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms Please book at least 48 hours in advance Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

FREE for TWO places available


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Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri

01843 821 482

Hire Times and Prices

Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS Registered Charity 1110919

Monday-Friday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) Saturday & Sunday

15:00hrs to 21:00hrs

09:00hrs to 21:00hrs

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

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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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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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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

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PLUMBING & HEATING For a free quote contact

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Roger holds regular advice surgeries. For appointments and advice on urgent problems:

Ring: 01843 848 588 (a.m. from l0.00) Web: Email: Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

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57 reg 2007 Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive Crew Van, 6 seater SWB

63 2013 Vauxhall Meriva

1.2lt petrol, 5 speed manual, RCL, light blue, cloth interior, A/C, 60+mpg, £30 per year road tax, so very economical to run All this for…

2.0lt diesel, 6-speed manual, 87K miles with service history, 1 previous owner, met silver. It comes equipped with rear parking sensors, electric windows, remote central locking, air con and more. The back of the van has recently been carpeted, so this can be used for work or family. As with all our vehicles it comes with new MOT and a full service. All for …… £5495

1.4lt petrol, manual, MPV, 5-door hatchback, LOW MILAGE 35k miles with service history, 1 previous owner, met orange, Integrated hands-free phone system and lots more £6295




14 2014 Fiat 500

1.0lt petrol, manual, 3-door hatch, ONE OWNER FROM NEW, 37K miles with service history, ZERO ROAD TAX and 65+ mpg, A/C, central locking, cloth interior, USB plug in point. All for …… £5895

1.4lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, met silver, 2 owners from new, 67k miles, cloth interior

59 2009 Hyundai i10

10 2010 Nissan Note

59 2009 Toyota Aygo Platinum,

1.5lt diesel, manual, 5 door hatchback MPV, LOW MILEAGE with only 42k miles with service history, £30 road tax, A/C, integrated hands-free phone system and Sat Nav All for … £5295

1.0lt petrol, manual, 40K miles, service history, £30 per year road tax, 70+ MPG, 5 door hatch, leather interior, met silver, 2 owners from new. All for … £3995


All for……

63 2013 Nissan Micra, 1.2lt petrol, Manual, low mileage, 5-door hatchback, met black, only £30 per year road tax, with integrated bluetooth phone system plus lots more


All for only...


64 2014 Peugeot 108 Active

1.0lt petrol, Manual, 5-door Hatch, zero road tax, Media & USB Aux plugin, A/C, 55k miles service history RCL


13 reg 2013 Peugeot 208

1.2lt petrol, Manual, 5-door Hatch, cheap road tax, met blue, A/C, RCL

All for ...


06 2006 VW Polo,

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 ……


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

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TEL: 01843 862491

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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Minster Matters - Issue 206 - September 18  

Village Magazine

Minster Matters - Issue 206 - September 18  

Village Magazine