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Aug & Sept 2013

Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the wonderful weather, the magazine can be a real challenge though when the office turns into a sauna at deadline time. Luckily I don’t overlook the sea, so there’s no likelihood of me suddenly making a dash for a cooling dip, like my husband did last month on a trip to Sandgate for fish & chips! Fully clothed, he just took his socks and shoes off and dove in, closely followed by my son’s friend Ashley. Mad! I had a call from a very nice gentleman in the Woodchurch area the other day. He is fairly new to the area and was struggling to locate local B&B accomodation for his visiting family. Unfortunately I was unable to help him but it made me think. If enough B&B’s are interested in listing their businesses in the magazine I would be happy to set up a dedicated section.

So if you run a B&B and are interested do get in touch, if it’s viable I will get too work on it right away. If you would like to see any specific items included in the magazine do get in touch with your ideas, or if there is a particular type of business that you struggle to find, do let me know and I will attempt to track it down for you. Have a great month ~ Debbie e: w: T: 01233 720488

Oct/Nov Issue Deadline 10th September


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R O M N E Y M A R S H WO O L S Rushfield, Giggers Green Road, Aldington, Kent TN25 7BT 01233 721800 • •

The Sands Grooming Studio Dog Grooming For Small Dogs, Camber

Professionally trained & qualified Groomer Wide selection of services available including Traditional Hand Stripping & Scissoring.

Community Transport Service Is transport a problem for you? Having difficulty getting to that medical appointment? No longer able to drive? Need help getting to the shops? If you are elderly/frail/disabled or have a longterm health condition that means you cannot access public or private transport, Shepway Volunteer Centre may be able to help you. All our drivers are volunteers, giving up their time and using their own cars to provide this service to help those who have no other means of getting around. This is not a FREE service: there is an annual membership fee and a mileage charge. Nor is it a TAXI service: arranging journeys can take some time, so we need to be told at least three working days before the date you want to travel. If you feel Shepway Volunteer Centre’s transport service could help you then please call 01303 253339 between 10.00am and 3.00pm for more information or email Shepway Volunteer Centre, United Reformed Church, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2QL Registered charity no 276145

Martyn Smith Vehical Body & P Paintwork Services • DENTS • SCRATCHES • SCUFFS • ALLOYS 25 yrs Experience ~ Courtesy Car Available

Call: 07845 521177 Forty Acre Farm, Romney Road, Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9LR

(We accept all non-aggressive, well behaved & socialised small dogs)

Contact: Ann on 01797 226701

KEA Ironing Service Friendly Efficient Service Reasonable Rates Collection & Delivery Call Karen on 01303 874544 or 07789022243


Call Christina 01303 864280

Julie’s Cleaning & Ironing Service Spring Cleans / Builders Cleans / Holiday Lets End of Tenancy & Moving Day Cleans..

Tel 01233 733360 M: 07717 376 517 Julie’s Ironing Service e:


QurnaNowCreations in Tenterden Tel: 01580 764131 Email

INDEPENDENT BUSINESS SERVICES • Book Keeping and Payroll Services • VAT and Income Tax Returns • Annual Accounts Tel: 01797 369191 / Mobile: 07944507381

R J Tw wigg Accountants Established 1990 CIS, VAT, TAX RETURNS etc 01303 243093 0789 416 8252

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Hot Favourites by Pippa Greenwood Our summer weather isn’t usually unbearably warm; in fact it is often pretty cool and a little bit of extra heat would be very welcome. With a little bit of planning and some careful planting, you could turn your garden into the hottest site out, regardless of the real weather. You can plant to create a mass of hot colours. All you have to do is plant beds, borders or containers full of hot reds, screaming yellows and glowing oranges. True, most of the planting is best done in the autumn, but a visit to a garden centre at this time of year will reveal a fabulous display of plants which can be put to good use in your garden now. For real energy and vibrancy, choose plenty of yellows and golds, including some of the golden rods (Solidago), which should be flowering well into September.


I am a great fan of coreopsis, including the various forms of Coreopsis verticillata, which flowers well into the autumn and is unlikely to need staking. If you like to see flat looking flower heads in your garden then take a closer peep at some of the achilleas, including ‘Coronation Gold’. No late summer border is complete without the cone flowers or rudbekias with their deliciously bright, daisy-like flowers - these should last you through October. For some screaming scarlets and other shades of red, consider growing the dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff ’, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Lychnis chalcedonica. In damper areas you could use Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’ or many of the other moisture-loving types of lobelia which produce huge spires of red flowers, so different from those tiny blue, pink and white bedding lobelias which are more widely grown.

• Soak the compost thoroughly and make sure that it’s wetted right to the base before you begin. • Incorporate plenty of bulky organic matter, such as garden compost, well-rotted manure or some proprietary compost from your garden centre, as this will help to retain moisture. • Once the plants are in position, water them in thoroughly - the water needs to go right down to where the plant needs it, at its roots. • Once the soil is moist, apply a good, deep mulch of 2–3 inches (5–7.5 cm), all around the soil surface. This will help to keep moisture in, protect the plant roots from the heat of the sun and at the same time keep weeds at bay. Don’t forget to tend to your hot border again in the autumn, when you will find small versions of many of these plants readily available in garden centres, often at only a couple of pounds per pot and when you will also be able to plant some more warming oranges and reds using bulbs and corms. Visit Pippa’s website for her ‘Winter thru’ Spring’ vegetable collection, great plants for September planting and regular advice emails from Pippa. Buy a great range of gardening products including Nemasys caterpillar, slug, ant and other biological controls, Enviromesh and Envirofleece.


To make sure that your summer time plantings do well, take heed of the following tips:


• If it’s a hot day, try to plant in early evening or at least late afternoon when the main heat of the sun has died down.

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• Always make sure that plants are really well watered before you put them in the ground.

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the home The local alternative to kennelling, family, friends or house sitting. Let us arrange for your dog/s to stay with one of our local, carefully selected, very special families. Because we believe dogs deserve a holiday too!

Trish Feely Tel: 01303 812902

A Dog’s Thoughts

by Whisper Mirnaya


With the internet, electronic games, and a huge amount of television channels at our disposal it is easy to spend our free time looking at a screen, or having great fun with the latest technology. The days pass with little fresh air in our lungs, particularly if we, as so many do, work indoors. This is where the benefits of dog ownership comes in. Ask any new dog owner how their recent addition has changed their every day life. After all it’s not remarkably difficult to lock oneself away from the world, to lounge on a comfy sofa with that glass of wine in your hand, putting on those extra pounds. Your canine friend needs a good run around, and yes! most want their daily jaunt as early in the day as possible. It is certainly not difficult to comply with the requests for exercise when an enthusiastic hairball hops to their paws and runs for the door, or whines pitifully telling you “Way past walk time.” Not only does your relationship improve with your pet, you get that shared quality time together. On theses walks you both benefit personally in many ways. You gain physical stamina, muscle tone, weight maintenance, the improvement in overall strength of body. Mentally a steady ramble will improve your quality of life, it will clear your mind and thought processes in helping you to relax.



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Many famous people get their best ideas when out walking. Exercising releases endorphin’s which make you feel good. Walking along your favorite pathways, or along the sea front meeting old friends, listening to the sea thrash against the shore. Feel the warm fresh air brush past your ears, listening to the gulls chirping their merry songs. The present sun shining down giving you that healthy glow of which you can be proud of, the benefits do not stop there. Whisper Mirnaya offer dog walking, advice, training, pet sitting and grooming in New Romney and surrounding areas. See our website fro more detail.


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Seasonal Delights Peach Melba Shortcakes Serves 4

Serves 8

Ready in 35 minutes, plus cooling These shortcakes are perfect for a speedy summer dessert. They take just minutes to make and bake and can be filled with whatever seasonal fruit you have to hand. Here they are filled with a rich and sweet mascarpone cream with juicy peaches and fresh raspberries but a simple dollop of extra thick cream and some sliced strawberries will be just as impressive.


Ingredients: • • • •

175g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 75g butter, chilled and diced 55g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 1 large egg, beaten • 1 tbsp milk

Filling • • • • •

125g mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp icing sugar 6 tbsp single cream 175g fresh raspberries 2 ripe peaches, stoned and sliced

Tip The shortcakes can be made a day in advance and stored in an airtight container. Fill with the cream and fruit 1-2 hours before serving.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the diced butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar then add the beaten egg and milk and mix to a soft dough. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface and roll out to a 1cm thickness. Using an 8cm round cookie cutter stamp out 8 rounds, gently re-rolling the trimmings as necessary. Place on the prepared baking sheet, prick the top of each round lightly with a fork then sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until risen and pale golden. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. To make the filling, beat the mascarpone cheese with the icing sugar and cream until smooth. Push half the raspberries through a fine-holed sieve to make a puree. Slice each shortcake in half horizontally and top the bottom halves with the cream mixture, peach slices and remaining raspberries. Drizzle over the raspberry puree and top with remaining shortcake halves.

Seasonal Delights Gibbet Oak Farm Shop Appledore Road,Tenterden TN30 7DH

Tel: 01580 763938

GROWERS OF FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLES HERE AT GIBBET OAK FARM FOR OVER 25YRS Open 7 Days A Week Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm & Sundays 10am - 4pm


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The First of our New Season Discovery Eating Apples and Opal Plums Available Soon, Followed by our Delicious Victoria Plums! Plus Strawberries, Raspberries and Cherries A VARIETY OF APPLE AND PEAR JUICES pressed from our own fruit grown here on the farm. PLUS: Fresh Bread Daily, Now available freshly dug New Potatoes Locally Produced Free Range Eggs Full Range of Korkers Sausage Products Locally Made Bacon and Local Handmade Pies A Wide Range Of Cheeses Fresh Fruit & Vegetables plus a Wide Range of Ready Prepared Frozen Fruit & Vegetables Cakes, Jams and Marmalades and lots more. Local Free Range Lamb Ready jointed & frozen. Oven-Ready Wild Rabbit.

LOCAL WINES, BEERS & CIDER NOW ON SALE We Are Now Selling Our Own Homemade Gibbet Oak Cider Bird Seed, Nuts & Feeders, also our very popular 10lb bags of apples for birds, wild animals & horses.

For the Best Weekend in Kent

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August

Gordon Jones Field, Biddenden, Kent, TN27 8BB. – Show Opens @ 10am ATTRACTIONS • Vintage Tractors & Vehicles • Fun Dog Show • Local Wines & Foods • Many Traditional Craft Stalls • Parachute Display • Birds Of Prey Display • Micro Brewery

• ADULTS £5 • Children £3 • Family £15

Evening Entertainment Friday & Saturday. Ticket prices to be announced

For More Info visit: e-mail: or call: 07956 827 377


An independent, family run business

Twelve months ago, a number of like-minded broadcasters and business personnel pooled their knowledge and resources to create a dedicated internet, community radio station which they named Channel Radio. The station is based at Haguelands Village, Burmarsh, Dymchurch, Kent and broadcasts an eclectic mix of chat and music, much of which is related to the Romney Marsh and surrounding area. One of their flag ship programmes is ‘Marsh Mellow’ which has now been on the air for over 7 months and is slowly, but surely, attracting a devoted audience, interested in all aspects of Romney Marsh


Clive Looker is the prime mover of this show, being the researcher, producer and presenter, so the programme succeeds or fails on his efforts alone. The show is peppered with music, and interviews with a little humour thrown in for good measure. Clive is always looking for something new and different to tempt his listeners’ aural palette, and would like to hear from anyone in the Romney Marsh and surrounding area, involved in raising money for charity, or anyone who has an unusual hobby or weird pet, is a budding, artist, musician or author, has won an award or competition, or simply has an idea which they think would entertain the listeners . Whatever you have to say email he just can’t wait to interview you. Channel Radio is a dedicated internet station. You can receive channel radio on ipods, ipads, iphones, smartphones, pcs, tablets, laptops and internet radios. Listen to Marsh Mellow live every Thursday between 4 & 5pm or go to Each programme is available for the following 7 days after broadcast. You can download the Channel Radio app from itunes or androidappstore

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How to Play: Fill in the grid so that every row,

every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

Our Shop Opening Hours Are: Tuesday - Friday 7am until 3pm and Saturday 7am until 12 noon

Breakfast Down on the Beach Fridays 9am until 1pm Saturdays 9am until 12 noon GRIGGS OF HYTHE LTD The Old Life Boat Station Buildings The Fishermans Landing Beach, Range Road Hythe, Kent CT21 6HG

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Apples Blackberries Currants Damsons Gooseberries Greengages Loganberries Melons Plums Raspberries Strawberries

Artichoke Aubergine Beetroot Beans Broccoli Butternut Squash Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Courgettes

Cucumber Garlic Spring Greens Kohirabi Mangetout Marrow Onions Peas Peppers Potatoes Radishes Rocket Salsify Spring Onions Sweetcorn


Salad Lettuce Pak Choi Perslaine Sorrel Spinach Tomatoes Watercress

Fish Cod Crab Dover Sole

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Meat & Game Beef Duck Grey Squirrel Grouse Guinea Fowl Hare Lamb Mutton Pork Rabbit Veal Venison Wood Pigeon

Welcome to Authentic Bangladeshi & Indian Cuisine At Tamarind we only use the finest and freshest herbs, spices and raw produce available. We do not believe that “Authentic“ is just a word to attract customers, our way of cooking and taste is truly authentic. The menu we have created its purely based in home cooking, nothing added, nothing taken way. Our wonderful chefs do not settle for anything less. We try our outmost to provide a delicious meal to suit your taste, your health and your wallet. If you are a fan of Bangladeshi/ Indian cuisine or just trying it for the first time, do not look any further; come and try us, you will not be disappointed. We may not have the biggest or the most attractive restaurant in the town, but we can

assure you of a very warm welcome and the best possible service. We hope you will enjoy your visit so much that you will return time and time again. We are currently offering 20% off on pre booked dinning (at least 24 hour notice) and collections. As well as 10% off for walk-ins (food only) Come and make the most of it!! We are located at 37 Littlestone Road, (the avenue) 70 yards from New Romney station on the right hand side as you come down the avenue. We look forward to seeing you. Shamim Ahmed Tamarind may be small but it has a big heart, it is extremely friendly and Shamim’s food is of the highest quality. I can recommend it - Debbie

Athentic Bangladeshi & Indian Restaurant


DISCOUNT On Pre booked Dine In & Collection Only Limited Period

Tel: 01797 458 312

Opening Hours : 5pm to 11pm Closed Mondays 37 Littlestone Road, New Romney Kent TN28 8LN

Has Your Watch Stopped? Is It Losing Time?


For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have used celestial bodies to measure the passage of time. The Sumerians tracked the movements of planets and stars to record the seasons, and even created ancient calendars to record lunar cycles. It is believed that around 4236 BC, the Egyptians discovered the `Dog Star` rising alongside the sun every 365 days, it is believed to be “one of the earliest years recorded in history” and would later evolve into the current 365day calendar. 3500 BC Egyptians used giant obelisk shaped objects which projected shadows on the ground to track the 12 parts of the day we know them as sundials. The Greeks then invented water clocks but they had problems with erosion so they became unreliable. There was also a problem that during the winter as they would freeze up. So then along came sand clocks, we know them as an hour glass. TThe first modern mechanical clock was created some time between 500-1000 AD in Europe the exact date is unknown. It used weights that moved gears which in turn moved a single hour hand. These clocks were very large and require the weights to be reset 5 times a day. It wasn’t until centuries later that the next major hurdle in clock making was reached when the clocks driving weights were replaced with the invention of the coiled spring by Peter Henlein this was around 1500. Then in 1504 he invented the first portable clock this odd looking egg shaped thing was made from iron and it only had an hour hand and no protective covering over the dial. The telling of time rapidly started to move on when in 1577 the invention of the minute hand was designed

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Call 01303 211500 w w w. f u l l y w o u n d . c o. u k by a Danish astronomer. Then in 1600, Burgi was also responsible for the first clock featuring minutes and seconds as well. The next few centuries saw the evolution of pocket watches they became smaller, and more accurate and very ornately designed. In 1704 Facio came to London with an idea to use jewelled pivot bearings. His idea was that precious stones would not wear or erode like metal pivots would this is when the jewelled movement was invented and is still used today. Over the years watches got more and more accurate. Abraham-Louis Perrelet has the distinction of one of the biggest advancements in clock-making when he designed the first self winding watch in 1770. The pocket watch was called the pedometer named after the source of its power a weighted lever that jerks as the person walked. While these many historic dates were important to the evolution of timekeeping it was April 19th 1891 that changed “time” as we know it today. Due to a malfunctioning conductors watch two trains collided near Cleveland, Ohio, Killing 11 people. News of this disaster quickly spread launching a demand for all railroads (and communities) to adopt a timekeeping standard. Suddenly the modern world developed a fascination with `accurate` time.

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what’s on Aug/ Sep

17th and 18th August. 10.00am - 6.00pm ART EXHIBITION by Friday Arts and Friends at Heysham Hall (next to The Varne Fish and Chip Shop) Taylor Road, Lydd on Sea TN29 9PA. Stunning works of art by local artists. There will be paintings framed and unframed, woodcarvings, cards and sundry items for sale at reasonable prices. Ample parking and near to the beach. The Dymchurch Art Society (non-profit making organistaion) is organising the Marsh Art Exhibition Sunday 18th August 10am to 4:30pm Entrance Free. Dymchurch Village Hall, Orgarswick Ave, Dymchurch Romney Marsh Ploughing & Cultivation Society are holding their Annual Ploughing Match & Dog Show on Sunday, 1st September at Collyers Farm, East Guldeford, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7PB. Tel 07785 783 662. Saturday 14th Sept 10am -6pm Ride & Stride - Friends of kent Churches. Bicycle,

walk or run around Kent churches. Sponsorship money raised will be divided equally between the Friends of Kent Churches and the church or chapel of your choice. Contact Carolym Miller 01622 843383 New Spanish Class A new Beginner’s Spanish class will be starting at The Old School, New Romney on Tuesday 1st October (10 Weeks) 10am -11.30am Cost £5 per class. In this informal introduction to basic Spanish you will learn enough to get by on a visit to Spain. For more information and to reserve a place call Debby on 01303 875542 Enjoy Learning for Adults Established and new Spanish and Art Appreciation classes in Dymchurch, Hythe and New Romney. Classes start in October 2013 The cost of each class is £5. For more information and a programme call Andrew and Debby on: 01303 875542





Dymchurch Village Hall, Orgarswick Ave, Dymchurch TN29 0NX. Entrance £5, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm Sept 11th (wed) / Oct 9th (wed) Nov 6th (wed) / Dec: to be confirmed

THE WALNUT TREE ALDINGTON All You Can Eat Sunday Buffet Breakfast 9.30 - 11.30am ~ £6.95pp Children 10 & over £5 Kids under 10 eat free (1 child per paying adult)

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Fill up as many times as you like but there will be a £2 penalty if you don’t clear at least 3/4 of your plate!

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Sunday Roasts to Shame Great Granny

Monday to Friday 12 - 2pm Starter £1.75 - Main £3.95 Dessert £1.75 Also Check Out Our Grillstone Specials

Beef, Pork, Lamb, Turkey & Gammon £6.95 Queen £7.95 Kingsize Big Piggy £8.95

Two Courses - £10 per person

Saturday is the New Sunday!

For families with busy lives that can’t (Including Grillstone Steak) get out on a Sunday for a traditional Food Served Mon - Sun Lunchtimes roast, we are now serving our 5 meat & Tues - Fri Evenings roasts on Saturdays from 12 to 2pm, Quiz Night Last Sunday in Month our full menu will also be available


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A gentle approach to better health • Hayfever/Asthma • Back/Neck problems

Cassandra Dry

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• Muscle/Joint Injuries • Infant Colic/poor sleep • Relaxation • and much more!

14 years experience as a Complementary Therapist

Hay Fever: A Summer of Misery? Maybe Not!


As many of us look forward to the summer months there are over 15 million people in the UK who will be struggling with hay fever. Although often regarded as a trivial condition it can leave many struggling to function in their normal day to day lives. Sneezing, runny blocked noses (rhinitis) and itchy eyes, nose and throat are triggered by the body as a result of allergens such as tree, grass and weed pollen. How can the Bowen Technique help? The Bowen Technique is a gentle, non-invasive treatment involving gentle rolling movements over specific parts of the body to stimulate a healing response; in hay fever it will typically be concentrated around the face and neck region. Bowen stimulates the release of congestion in the lymphatic system that builds up behind the muscles in the neck. This area may have been blocked for many years and by improving the drainage it has been found to improve hay fever symptoms and in some cases to clear it altogether. When should I have the treatment? Some people like to have a treatment one or two months before their symptoms begin to prevent the possible onset and others will come for acute treatment, either way Bowen has a part to play in a happier spring and summer. How many sessions will I require? As we are all different this can vary, I have seen as little as one treatment give a patient relief, but generally 3 to 6 weekly sessions are

required to clear the congestion. For more information or to book an appointment please contact me, Cassandra Dry on 01797 369226

SUMMER SPECIALS FREE FOOT SOAK WITH EVERY FILE & POLISH Summer Soother Package: Face Mask, Indian Head Massage, Hand Massage & Polish Only £24.99 Childrens Hair Cuts Now Available 01233 233 733 062 The Street, Hamstreet TN26 2HG


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 TREATMENTS From Mon to Sat 9am- 8pm

Pilates and Postural Awareness Next 4 week block of classes commence Wed 7th August – 28th August Complete Beginners 6.00 pm – 6.55 pm Fundamentals Plus 7.00 pm – 7.55 pm Block of 4 weeks £22.00 non-refundable & non-transferable New class commencing Tuesday 8.30am - 9.25am The Old School Church Lane New Romney PLEASE RING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Wellbeing Retreat Friday 6th Sep 6.00pm to 9.30pm £20.00 paid upfront An evening of Pilates, Yoga and Chi ball with buffet & refreshments Contact Lizzie and Graham Tuff 07891 455005 Email: or

health & beauty R om ne y M a rs h O s t e o p a t h s (01797) 361111 Traditional and Cranial Osteopathy For Adults, Babies and Children Own Parking Daytime/Evening Appointments Disabled Access

Reflexology Massage Therapy Aromatherapy MON - FRI

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Mixed Comprehensive Academy 11-19


Thursday 26th September 2013 4pm - 8pm Principal’s speeches 5.30pm and 7pm in the Sinden Theatre

Open Days

Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Thursday 3rd October 2013

For further information please telephone: 01580 764222 or email: Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LT


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Contact us to discuss your personal requirements on 01797 361889 email: web address:

We would like to introduce you to the Romney Marsh Division of Girlguiding. The Division covers the area Hythe to Lympne across to Lydd and out as far as Brookland, at present we have approximately 185 girls, divided between Hythe and New Romney Rainbows(5-7 Years) Brownies(7-10Years) based in Lydd, New Romney, Greatstone, Hythe and Lympne and Guides(10-14 years) Based in Lympne, Hythe, Lydd and Greatstone and a Senior section. We have waiting lists for all sections.


We have volunteers who run units, some that help out on a regular basis, others who help on an occasional basis, some that help by doing accounts or administrate jobs, and others who help out at residential. Many of them have experienced activities that they would never have tried e.g.: Kayaking, Zip wire, Abseiling and new crafts, they have also gained more attributes to add to their resume including Public speaking, new skills training, first aid, budgeting. We all work together as a team to provide experiences for the girls; it also has a social side with other events. We are currently recruiting volunteers, to enable us to continue offering Rainbows in New Romney and Guides in Greatstone as well as reopening some previously closed units in Dymchurch and St. Marys Bay. If you or you and a friend or group of friends are interested in Volunteering, please go to www., or call 08001 6959 01, or for an informal chat call Pearl on 01797 363672.

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Misconceptions About Wills Rosalind Johnson, Senior Partner

As part of our regular series on legal matters, Rosalind Johnson of Tenterden law firm Pengelly & Rylands looks at common misconceptions about Wills. Q Can an Executor benefit under a Will? A Yes, an Executor can benefit from a Will but they or their spouse or civil partner must not be one of the two witnesses when the person making the Will signs it. Q My family know what I want, do I need a Will? A Without a Will, your family will lack the power to make important decisions. They will be bound by what the law dictates about such things as how to administer your affairs, who will get your assets, when they will get them and who will have legal authority to look after your children. Q My family is very close, they won’t argue over money. Do I need to be specific in my Will?

26 A In these austere times, more and more families are contesting Wills. Grief and money are not a good combination and will bring out strong emotions. The clearer you are about how you want your affairs handled after your death, the less chance there should be for costs of litigation and disputes which can destroy family relationships (and see the estate swallowed up in legal costs). Q Will all my assets pass under my Will? A No. Assets which are in joint names such as bank accounts automatically pass to the joint owner on the first death, even though they may have made no contribution to the money in the account. Accounts are sometimes put into joint names for practical reasons, e.g. an elderly parent and an adult child. Although the account may pass automatically to the child, the share provided by the parent will be added to the parent’s estate in calculating if any tax is due. Q Is a homemade Will kit enough? A In many cases, homemade Wills create more work for lawyers but are not good for beneficiaries who could wait many months or even years to receive their entitlement. Q Does having a Will avoid probate? A No. A Will is the primary tool of the probate system. A Will is like a letter to the Probate Court telling it how you

want your property distributed and who is to deal with it – your Executors. In small estates, or when assets are held jointly, it is not always necessary to apply for probate. It very much depends on individual circumstances. Q Does my Will and the gross net value of my assets remain private? A No, once probate is granted, a Will becomes a public record. This means nosey friends or neighbours can apply to the Probate Registry for a copy of your Will to know the size of your estate and who benefits. The only people whose Wills cannot be made public are the Royal Family! Q With no Will, does my property go to the state? A No. Without a Will, you will die intestate and the intestacy rules say who will receive your assets. So called “common law”, husbands and wives have no entitlement and if they need provision from your estate for a child of the relationship, or themselves, they would have to apply to the Court to decide what, if anything, was “fair and reasonable” provision. There is a limited time without the Court’s consent to bring any claim. For more information, or to discuss Wills generally, please contact Rosalind Johnson or Gill Snow at Pengelly & Rylands on 01580 762248.

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wit & wisdom

Tai Chi Beginners Class From Thursday 15th August 1.30pm St Mary’s Bay Village Hall Annex For details contact Emma on 07587 167756

A Night Out With The Girls

Keep Fit Have Fun Move to Music St, Mary’s Bay Village Hall, Jefferstone Lane. On Thursday 10.15 11.15am. First class free then £4. Phone 01797 320 201 E-mail chrisdavis2711@

The other night I was invited out for a night with the ‘girls.’ I told my husband that I would be home by midnight , ‘I promise!’ Well, the hours passed and the Margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3am a bit loaded, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed three times.


Quickly, realising my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another nine times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him! (Even when totally smashed... three cuckoos plus nine cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos-- MIDNIGHT!) The next morning, my husband asked me what time I got in, I told him ‘ MIDNIGHT .’ He didn’t seem annoyed in the least. Phew, I got away with that one! Then he said ‘We need a new cuckoo clock.’ When I asked him why, he said, ‘Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times... then said, ‘oh, crap... cuckooed four more times... cleared its throat... cuckooed another three times... giggled... cuckooed twice more... and then tripped over the coffee table and broke w ind ! wind

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Ivychurch Croquet Club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.during the months April to October. We are a small but friendly group playing social as well as League Croquet. Our lawns are on Milbank Farm near Ivychurch, on the Marsh. No experience is necessary, just a desire to play and a “GSOH”. For more details please phone Vera Phipps on 01797 367820. Walk and Talk Would you like to get more active in the company of others? Then meet David at the Romney Marsh Day Centre, Rolfe Lane, New Romney at 10am for a 1 hour walk every Tuesday. More info at

The New Romney History Society meets at the Old School in New Romney, fourth Monday of the month, (except Aug and Dec), most meetings involve a guest speaker and time for discussion and research. New Romney Bowls Club Come on out, the greens are great! Full facilities available from coaching to playing to suit any level. Bar and social programme throughout the year so give Ann a call 01797 364753.

Dymchurch Active Retirement Association (Synara) We meet at St Mary’s Bay Village Hall. Contact Kay Walker (Secretary) 01303 873542. Meetings are as follows: August 7th. September 4th, October 2nd. November 6th December 4th Contact Kay Walker (Secretary) for details 01303 873542

St Marys Bay Short Mat Bowls Club Plays At The Village Hall Jefferstone Lane Sundays Morning 10:30/13:00 Tuesdays Afternoon 2:00/5:00 Wednesday Evening 7:30/10:30. St. Mary’s Bay Camera Club Meet on Wednesday evenings at: Committee Room, St. Mary’s Bay Village Hall. Contact 01303 873984.Yearly subscription £30 plus 50p per meeting attended to help with hall hire costs and tea with biscuits. 1940’s Dancing Lessons, Every Wednesday, incl. Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa & Collegiate Shag. For beginners and improvers, at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ashford Town Centre TN23 1QG from 7pm–9.30pm. Cost £6.00 Tel 01233 860564.No partner required.

Plumbing & Heating Services All plumbing work undertaken no job too small! Burst pipes, Blockages, Taps, Pumps, Radiators & Drainage work. Bathroom & Shower Installation

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useful information Emergency Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden Crimestoppers


Out of Hours Doctor William Harvey Hospital

0845 4349655 01233 633331


08457 90 90 90

Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

101 0800 555 111

0845 770 8090 0800 783 8866 0800 111 999 Details on tank

Shepway District Council Citizens Advice Bureau Alcoholics Anonymous Ashford Volunteer Centre Age Concern

01303 853000 01233 626185 0845 7697555 01233 647 422 01233 620 635


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Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch Contact Robert Gurney

01233 666577 01233 840448

East Kent Strokes

SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc. 07767 326138 Royal British Legion 01233 620 167

Doctors Surgery

Brookland Village Hall Surgery 01797 223230 Village Hall Bookings New Romney Dymchurch 01303 874527 Oak Hall Surgery 01797 362 106 Newchurch 01303 870324 Church Lane Surgery 0844 4773385 Ivychurch Pearl Sharland 01797 344121


Dymchurch Orgarswick Surgery Martello Medical Practice

08444 773385 08443 878343

Veterinary Surgeons Cinque Ports Veterinary Associates Sambrook & Partners

St. Mary’s Bay

01303 873215 National Train Enquiries

Bus Enquiries 01797 321771

Arriva Bus Enquiries Stage Coach East Kent

0844 800 44 11

01797 363177

New Romney Community Warden Gareth Roberts

0777 339 6751

Parish Councils: Brenzett Brookland Burmarsh Dymchurch Ivychurch Lydd Town Council Newchurch New Romney Town Council Old Romney St Mary in the Marsh Snargate

01797 344415 01797 344464 TBC 01303 872708 TBC 01797 320999 01303 873754 01797 362348 01797 363260 01303 874341 01797 344358

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