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Aug/Sept 2017

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Hi everyone, welcome to the August edition. I hope you’re having a wonderful summer. The weather has been fantastic this year, I just hope it will last, at least until the end of the month. August is my favorite month of the year, it is the month in which I was born, so I have many memories of celebrating birthdays in the summer sun. Hopefully this year will be equally as enjoyable, as we will be dusting down the BBQ and bringing the whole family together for a drink or two. There’s never a dull moment when my brother is around, I’m sure that those of you that have met him through his work (Derek Hales the Tiler), will understand why. He’s a cheeky chappie, to say the least! As I’ve mentioned before, running a magazine certainly highlights the passing of time, it sometimes feels like I’m continually on a deadline. It’s hard to believe that The Village Directory is now 12 years old. It was such hard work in the early days that I hardly left my desk. For the sake of my sanity my husband used to have to drag me from the office out into the sunshine. We would take the dog for a walk along the seafront in Sandgate, it was such a tonic. Sometimes it’s hard to accept that you need to take a break, but when you do it feels like an immense weight has lifted from your shoulders and you feel able to return to the job with a fresh perspective. Deadlines are still tough but with my young helper, Sam, it’s nothing like it used to be. Until next time, have a great month.

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It’s Not Always Good To Be Green by Pippa Greenwood

Water is great in a garden and whether you have a large pond, a formal pool, a miniature pond in a half barrel or a selfcontained fountain or other water feature, the chances are that from time to time you will have been frustrated by the fact that the water turns green: the so-called ‘pea-soup’ effect! Generally, this will be due to one of many different types of algae infestation, and this problem tends to get much worse during warmer weather. Sometimes it completely ruins the appearance of the water feature and on other occasions it is just a passing phase, but what should you do about it? Blanket weed is so called because the long filaments of algae tangle up together, making a mass that resembles a dense green blanket. The easiest way to remove this once it has taken hold is to simply pull or rake it out. Over large areas a rake is worthwhile, providing you can avoid bringing the pond plants with it. Alternatively, use a stick or bamboo cane that you twirl into the mass of algae (rather


as you would load spaghetti onto a fork) and then compost it down in your compost bin. Surface floating pond weeds such as duckweed, which looks like lots of very tiny oval leaves floating on the water’s surface, can be a real nightmare too. Sometimes it is impossible to work out how it got there, but I think it is often brought in on new plants or simply on the feet of birds or other creatures as they come to the pond to drink. It builds up very rapidly, soon forming a bright green layer on the surface and the best control for this is to regularly scrape the weed off using a good-sized kitchen sieve. Again it can be composted, but do make sure that you remove every scrap of it from your pond or it will soon be back. Where possible, try to avoid the build-up of algae by creating your pond carefully and taking precautions with what you grow and keep in it. Avoid making a new pond in a very sunny position, as lots of sunlight increases the algal growth and makes

the problem worse. Bear in mind, however, that a pond situated too close to a large tree will soon become clogged by leaves over the autumn months! You should also make sure that the pond is as deep as possible: shallow water is much more inclined to develop algal problems than a pond which has deeper water. If you want fish that’s fine, but avoid putting too many fish in a pond as their excreta raises the nitrogen level in the water and this encourages algae. It really helps if you grow plenty of surface floating plants – water lilies are a wonderful solution, as they help to shade the water’s surface and so are particularly useful if the pond is in a fairly sunny site. I’d also suggest that with a new or existing pond, you go down to your local garden centre or pond plant supplier and ask for a selection of oxygenating plants. Some of these float in bundles in the water, others can be grown in containers, and all of them help to raise the level of oxygen in the pond and so decrease the problem

Installing something which moves the water around, such as a spout or fountain, will help to reduce the amount of algae because it also oxygenates the water, but do bear in mind that water lilies do not like water that is in motion. It is important not to give up on a pond too quickly – if you keep changing the water in an attempt to keep it clear, the pond never gets the chances to create its own natural balance and the situation will not get better. Try to be patient and usually, provided you try all the above, the pond will eventually sort itself out and you can enjoy seeing clear water again. You can consider using various proprietary physical and

chemical controls for algae, but always make sure that the one you have chosen is suitable for your size and type of pond and that it can be used safely where wildlife or your pond fish are living. The much-loved method of using barley straw to clear algae in ponds does work, but it is essential that you have straw taken from barley and no other cereal crop. If you can get hold of this, cram some of it into something like an old pair of tights and submerge in the water by weighing them down with several bricks. Alternatively, you can buy pads of barley straw, in some instances mixed with lavender stalks, and these will help to do the job for you.

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Being an eco-warrior doesn’t have to be a battle. With just a little thought and effort, you can decorate your home beautifully without harming the planet. Can ‘going green’ ever be stylish? Of course! While you might start with some basics, such as switching to LED light bulbs, insulating your loft or lagging your boiler, the end of your journey could be a chic, sophisticated home that’s filled with furnishings that are natural, sustainable and durable – in other words, minimising harm to the planet. From floors to ceilings, fabrics to accessories, small changes in your choices can create big eco-transformations.


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You wouldn’t cut your own hair, fix your own car or re-wire your own house, so why book your own holidays? Over the last few years at Southern Cross Travel we have seen a huge increase in the number of people returning to travel agents for booking their holidays. Of course, our regular customers have continued booking their holidays with our travel experts despite the internet (and we thank you for that!) but an increasing amount of new customers walk into our Rye and Wadhurst offices saying they are fed up with wasting hours online and want to put their holiday in the safe hands of a travel agent. Here, our tailor-made travel consultant, Trevor Bones, shares his top 5 reasons for booking your holiday with a travel agent in 2017: 1. We do all the work for you. Even a straight forward trip is likely to involve at least two or three suppliers, which means that the process of pulling all the pieces together can be extremely complex and time consuming. At Southern Cross Travel, we know the best suppliers for your particular requirements and will be able to assemble your itinerary far more quickly than you would be able to yourself, saving you precious time! 20

2. We give you more for your money. When you work with a good travel agent not only will they often be able to match online prices, but they may be able to offer you added value. This might take the form of a bottle of wine in your room, free breakfast, free room upgrades or special events and activities. Travel suppliers tend to look for ways to give special treatment to people who have booked through a travel agency. They know that the best way to get an agent to recommend their product to others is to have one of their customers return from their trip fully satisfied.

Descriptions are purposely vague. Photos can be distorted or carefully chosen to omit undesirable elements. User reviews can be unreliable and need to be taken with a pinch of salt as they may only reflect an isolated occurrence. Travel agents will have been to the places they are recommending to you and will have established trusting relationships with these suppliers. We will not only help you choose the destination that best matches your requirements, but will advise you where to stay based on your preferences, what to pack depending on the time of year you are travelling and what to do while you are there. Travel agents know that they are staking their reputation and any future business on the recommendations they make to you and they take that very seriously.


5. We are there for you if something goes wrong. When something changes or goes wrong with a trip you’ve booked yourself you are forced to enter the dreaded abyss that is a phone call or even worse, online support. Travel agents do not have to go down this route. They will have an account representative that answers to them when the best laid plans go awry. This means that you can go back to enjoying your trip, because once you’ve called, emailed, or text your agent, you can rest assured that you have passed your problem to the person who is best placed to resolve it for you. Our travel experts take the stress away and will turn your dream holiday into a reality so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the trip! Wherever you wish to travel to in 2017, Southern Cross Travel will tailor-make your dream itinerary to suit your exact requirements. Contact us today to discuss your next holiday in our Wadhurst or Rye office – call 01892 783896 (Wadhurst) or 01797 229200 (Rye) or email

3. Your money is much safer when you book through a Travel Agent. The vast majority of travel agents around the world have bonding in place to ensure that, should they or their suppliers go into liquidation, the services that you have paid them for will still be honoured, or if for any reason they cannot be, you will receive a full refund of all monies paid. You should always ask your agent what arrangements are in place for your financial protection should the worst occur. Southern Cross Travel is a member of the Travel Trust Association so your money is 100% financially protected. 21

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6TH OPEN GARDEN 2-5 pm, at Brookside, Hope’s Grove Lane, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden TN30 7LT. Secluded country garden on the outskirts of Tenterden. Afternoon Tea and other refreshments, raffle, tombola and other stalls. Free parking. Entry £4 per person (accompanied children under 16 free). All proceeds to Tenterden and District Day Centre, a registered charity. For further information, please call the Day Centre on 01580-762882. 11TH WOODCHURCH FILM SOCIETY will be showing ‘A United Kingdom’ this month. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm screening Tickets: £4 (members), £5 (non-members). All available at the door. Venue: The Memorial Hall, The Green, Woodchurch TN26 3PF. Refreshments: hot & cold drinks plus home-made cakes for sale. 13TH SELLINDGE GARDENERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW Sellindge Village Hall (on the A20) Plants Sale, Cakes, Raffle, Refreshments etc. Doors open at 2.30pm Entrance FREE. 19TH BIDDENDEN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. The Society will have a stand at the Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair on the weekend of 19th and 20th August. Do pay us a visit whilst enjoying the other stalls and events as well. Our Autumn Show is on Saturday 2nd September. You are invited to come to the New Village Hall, Biddenden from 2 – 4pm to see what our members have grown this year. Entry is free. We will have plants for sale and a raffle. Tea, coffee and cake will also be available 22ND SMEETH W.I. have no meeting in the Village Hall in August but will make an Outing to Sellindge Pottery on Tuesday, 22nd August 2.00pm to 4.00pm to watch a demonstration of making Pottery ware. Our normal Meetings will resume on Monday 11th September at 7.30pm in the Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall. We wish all members a happy holiday month 25TH BRABOURNE & SMEETH GARDENERS’ SOCIETY’s next meeting is 7.15 for 7.30pm in the Village Hall when there will be a presentation by Andrew Lapworth titled “Monkeys, Ladies and Lizards: Wildlife in East Kent” For further enquiries please contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813451 or email 26TH THE CHALLOCK FLOWER FESTIVAL this August Bank Holiday 10am to 5pm Challock Church, Church Lane, TN25 4DB. This years theme is An Afternoon Tea With Beatrix Potter & Friends

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Grand Raffle, Bric-a-Brac, Tombola, Refreshments. Famous for delicious homemade cakes and ploughman’s Live music by Suellen, The Challock Choir, and more. No entry Fee, Free Parking 26TH APPLEDORE FLOWER FESTIVAL “Reach for the Stars. Bank Holiday Weekend Sat, & Mon. 10.00 – 5.30, Sun. Noon – 5.30. Over 30 floral arrangements representing Constellations in the night sky. Free admission and parking, Stalls with books, cakes, local produce, plants, “ancient and modern”, preserves, handicrafts etc. Delicious refreshments and music all day every day. Preview evening Friday 25th at 7.00 p.m. Appledore Parish Church TN26 2DB. Details 01233 758256

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£137,000 MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO TOOK PART PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEXT RIDE AND STRIDE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2017 By cycling, walking or running around Kent churches you can raise money to be divided equally between the Friends of Kent Churches and the church or chapel of your choice

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Ride and Stride is an annual event which started in 1982 and takes place each year on the 2nd Saturday in September, this years being the 9th of September. Last year we managed to raise £137,000.00. Last year a young lad named Adam Williams aged 9 cycled to see his Grandma and managed to raise £41.00 for his local Church. Carolyn Millen our event co-ordinator cycled with her Daughter, Granddaughter and a friend, making it 3 generations taking part. My family, well 2 of my Grandchildren walked with me and the other 3 along with my Son and Daughter In Law cycled, we then all met up at Langley Church where they had delicious cakes for us to eat as we finish. Edward, my Grandson, used the Justgiving web site for his and our sponsorship money, it’s so easy, details can be found on the website

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The "Tenterden Community Hub" is a local Charity which is run on an entirely voluntary basis. It's Chairman is Mike Stephens, who lives in St Michaels. It has been set up to provide support for individuals and families in and around Tenterden, surrounding villages and the Marsh. The Community Hub specialise in helping people with money worries or social problems, those who are struggling to make ends meet or need support in other ways. Often, money troubles are the visible signals leading to social problems.

The Community Hub is based in St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden, and is open for drop-ins every Friday between 10am and 12 noon. Appointments are available at any other time, by arrangement. They also attend Rolvenden Farmers' Market, in the Village Hall, on the first Thursday of each month.

The Tenterden Community Hub was set up in 2014, launched in June 2015 and became a registered charity (No. 1168923) in 2016. It provides a Listening Ear, in strict confidence, to help people with problems; then talks through with them the best way forward to solve their problems. If necessary, they will approach other agencies where specialist knowledge or training is required. All consultations are totally free of




The Annual General Meeting of the Tenterden Community Hub was held on Monday 22nd May this year, in St Mildred's Church, and was attended by 20 Members including the Vicar, Canon Lindsay Hammond Tenterden Community Hub (previously Tenterden Savers) St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden, TN30 6AT. Web site: Email: 01580 766155 (answerphone)

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Ashford Ramblers T: 01233 668762 Benenden Players Bowls Club T: 01580 766659 Deep South Line Dancing Club every Tues evening 7.30pm until 9.30pm at St Michaels Village Hall, St. Michaels, Tenterden. We are a small friendly club and welcome new members of all ages though not suitable for beginners. Great music and good exercise with a qualified teacher. Contact Pam on 01580 241389 for further details. Homewood & District Astronomical Assoc. (Hadas) Meets 2nd Thurs of each month, 7.30pm, Homewood School. Martin Frey: 01233 758222 Homewood Badminton Club Tuesday Evenings At Tenterden Leisure Centre. Contact Doreen Mackey 01580 762965 Lions Club Of Tenterden Contact Rod Macdonald Tenterden 01580 764705 Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch. Meets 1st Wednesday of every month at Godinton Village Hall, Loudon Way, Ashford. For information call Mike Wharrad – 01233 623530 PILATES. Tenterden Mondays 9.30am, Wednesdays 9.00am. Mixed ability classes. Body Control Qualified Instructor. Contact Liz 07958 708874 or email: Rotary Club Of Tenterden Kelvin Williams, 01580 761376 Tenterden & District Residents Association - looking after the interests of locals - Membership Secretary Mike Lyons (01580 765423)

Clubs & Societies Sinden Theatre Contact Homewood School 01580 764222 Ext 284 St. Michaels Short Mat Bowls Club Tel. 01580 762037 Friday Evenings 7.15pm St. Michaels Village Hall. St Michaels Village Community Group Meet once a month, please check our website for event information and details of our next meeting www. Tai Chi - Every Friday at Tenterden Club, upper hall, from 10.30 to 11.30 at £5 per person, this is Tai Chi Yang Style focusing on the health aspect of Tai Chi, and can help with balance, stability, relaxation, co-ordination strengthening and overall wellbeing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Just turn up and join us. Tenterden Active Retirement Association (TenARA) Secretary: Anne Alexander 07873 579581 (after 5pm) Email: tenttenara@ Tenterden & District Assn. Angling & Preservation Paul Locks: 01580 292201 Tenterden Badminton Club T: 01233 633488 Tenterden Bowls Club Recreation Ground Road. Come join our 100 yr old outdoor club in Tenterden. Fresh air, gentle exercise, good company, new friends, good fun for 8 to 80+ year olds. Tenterden Bridge Club meets at the Tenterden Club,Church Road, every Wednesday at 7.10 pm. Host system applies. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Margaret Clement 01580-765194 Tenterden Camera Club - A chance for members and guests to meet socially and discuss

photography, exchange ideas, tips and problems. We have an informal “Snap Chat” meeting at 7.30pm in the William Caxton on Tenterden High St on the first Monday of each month to discuss photographic issues. There is no charge and all are welcome - just buy yourself a drink... We also meet fortnightly (the second Thursday and the fourth Wednesday each month) in the upstairs meeting room at the Zion Baptist Church, Bridewell Lane in Tenterden. New members and guests very welcome. Full details on our web site: www. Tenterden Cricket Club T: Mr D Carter 07970 747244 Tenterden Cycling Club For Tenterden & St Michaels & surrounding areas. Suitable for all abilities. Contact Ian McCormick by email or text, email preferred TN30CC - Cycling Club. Email: tn30cycleclub@, T/txt, 07724 141115 Tenterden Day Centre, Church Road, Tenterden. Contact Sally Pettengell 01580 762882 Tenterden Duplicate Bridge Club. Contact Sue Rolles 01797 252753. Tenterden Golf Club T: 01580 763987 enquiries@ Tenterden & District Horticultural Society. Guest speakers, plant sales, outings and practical workshops on all things horticultural. Contact: Lindy Bates 01580 764505. Tenterden and District Twinning Association, (twinned with Avallon, France) Contact Suzanne Tiltman 01233 770777 Tenterden & District Local History Society T: 01233 770082

Tenterden & District Museum Assoc. Tenterden Museum T: 01580 764310 Tenterden National Trust Assoc Ann Stevens 01580 764791 Tenterden Over Fifties Singing Every Wednesday afternoon 2pm - 3.30pm term time St. Andrews Church Hall, Ashford Rd. Tenterden...just at top of Turners Ave. Just FUN singing for all. First visit is free to see how you enjoy it. Contact us on 01233 750585 Email: Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society Mrs. A. Patrick 01580 241966 Tenterden Singers T: Martin Bailey 01233 820322 Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 8pm in the Music Block of Homewood School. Musical Director: Stephen Pusey Tenterden Spiritualist Centre - Highbury Hall. Highbury Lane. TN30 6LE, every Sat evening, from 6.30pm all are welcomed. Contact David Burgess 01233 756127 davidburgess127@ Tenterden Tennis Club T: 01580 762580 Tenterden Ukulele Club. Open to all ages and levels. Contact Darren 07718 134 404. Tenterden U3A If you are not in work with time to spare, the U3A offers leisure activities and an opportunity to meet like-minded people in

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St. Michaels 01580 766811 Stone in Oxney 01233 758362 Rolvenden 01580 241211 07874214916 Wittersham 01797 270048 Biddenden 01580 291320

a relaxed, friendly atmosphere Contact Doreen Healey 01580 765064 e: doreenhealey@ Tenterden Youth Club Alan Sugden Tel: 01580 765531 The Warblers Tony Singleton T: 01580 753431 Tenterden Writers’Group We meet every other Monday from 10.30- 12.30 at the London Beach Hotel. We are a friendly bunch and new members, whether experienced writers or complete novices, would be made more than welcome. For details see our website (just google Tenterden Writers) or phone Ken on 01580 201184. The Tenterden Club Church Road, Tenterden e: thetenterdenclub@ w: Any queries please contact Ann Francis (Club Secretary) on 01580 762888 weekdays 10 till 2.00 Weald Of Kent Art Group Alison Prall Tel: 01580 240417 Weald U3A is a society for the dynamic over 50s with a thirst for knowledge, social activities and new experiences. We have a large number of interest groups including Bridge, Films, Italian, Jazz, Stargazers, Lunches and Theatre Visits. See or contact Richard Sargent, T: 01580 764239 e: 2nd Tenterden Scout Hall Lesley McCarthy 07791 949652 Rye Harbour 01797 223 631 Playden 01797 223 113 Highbury Hall Tenterden Bookings 01580 763692

Women’s Institute: Tenterden: S.Dalgarno. 01580 76498 St. Michaels: B. Watkins 01580 765085 Tenterden Glebe: Ann Hathaway 01580 761525 Young Wives: St. Michaels J. Coombs 01580 763733 Yoga St Michaels village hall @8.00 pm on Wednesday evenings. Price £8.00 contact Sue Wainwright 07958606939 or 01622890746 for more info.


Rye Bowls Club Contact Annette Bull Tel. 01797 280457 Rye Harbour Sailing Club membership is open to everyone who is interested in cruiser or dinghy sailing on tidal waters. Contact Richard Hopper Membership Secretary for full details. Phone 01797 222291, email richard@richardhopper. or visit our website Rye and District U3A Meet monthly on third Monday of month at 2pm at Rye Community Centre. We have 27 different interest groups meeting at different times throughout the month and are always open to new suggestions and ideas. New members welcome - join us to share a range of educational, creative and leisure activities. Visit

Church Halls Tenterden Methodist Church Mrs S.Delgarno 01580 764981 St. Mildred’s and the Glebe Hall Anne Alexander 07873 579581

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Health & Fitness By Alison Runham

Jet Lag and Joy Lag: How to Recover from Your Holiday east is a beast’, probably because it’s easier to adapt to a longer day and delay sleep than make yourself sleep after a shorter day.

We look forward to holidays as a chance to relax and revitalise ourselves. So why do we sometimes feel exhausted and miserable when we return – and how can we stop it happening? Jet Lag What exactly is jet lag? Jet lag is a term for symptoms caused by travel to a different time-zone, which can disrupt your ‘body clock’ - your natural, circadian rhythm. This influences your sleep, eating and toileting patterns as well as digestion, temperature and blood pressure. Jet lag symptoms include changed bowel habits, tiredness, headache, anxiety, confusion and nausea. Their severity usually increases with age but primarily depends on how many time zones you cross. One or two? No problem. Three to six? You’ll feel the effects. Seven to twelve? You may need a few days to fully adapt, particularly when travelling east; ‘west is best,


Reducing Jet Lag Jet lag can be inconvenient at the start of your holiday, but it’s not usually a problem because you’re on holiday. When you return, though, you may not have long to adapt before you’re back at work and in your usual routine. While you can’t prevent jet lag, there are ways to help reduce its effects. • If possible, start gradually changing your routine several days before departure so that it’s closer to that of the new time zone. • Ensure you’re well-rested and hydrated before and during your flight. • Nap on the plane if night time will be a long time away when you arrive (or if it will be dawn). If you want to stay awake, keep active (this is recommended for long flights anyway, to reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis). • Avoid alcohol, which will dehydrate you and may increase jet lag symptoms. Remember that caffeinated

drinks (e.g. tea, coffee and cola) may keep you awake. • When you arrive, adjust your day to the new time immediately rather than working up to it gradually. If you can, resist napping on arrival unless it’s night time. • While the NHS recommends going outside soon after arrival if it’s daylight, Dr Idzikowski, director of Edinburgh Sleep Centre, recommends using the calculator he created to tell you when to seek out or avoid daylight to reset your bodyclock, at jetlag.

Perhaps you overdid it on holiday, too, packing in too many activities and trips, not getting enough sleep and overindulging in alcohol and unhealthy foods. Reducing Joy Lag These tips can’t make your overjoyed to return from holiday – they’re not magic! But they will help to reduce your joy lag. Before your holiday, try to pack gradually. For instance, if there’s only a week before your holiday and you have more than a week’s worth of socks and underwear, grab a suitcase and pack those spares now. Avoiding last minute panics, such as turning the house upside down for passports and sunglasses, should prevent you coming back to a mess. If

Of course, you could always break your trip with a stopover or only holiday in countries with similar time zones: Western Europe, Greenland, Ghana – or parts of Antarctica. Joy Lag (Post-Holiday Blues and Exhaustion) It’s not uncommon to get back from your holiday and feel glum and exhausted. The weather is often more miserable at home and there’s no holiday to look forward to anymore. The thought of returning to your work and responsibilities (particularly if you’re not happy with them) can be daunting – as can that huge pile of holiday laundry. If you left in a rush and have been away for a while, your house may look untidy and dusty, making it hard to relax.

you can afford it, book a treat to look forward to a few weeks post-holiday. Ensure you have easy meals in stock for your return and if you can, book a day or two off after your holiday to adjust. During your holiday, ensure you don’t cram every moment with trips or organised activities. Everyone needs time to chill. Shortlist trips, check the weather forecast and any special events and then plan the best days to venture elsewhere. Reserve the other days for relaxation, games or a gentle walk to a local park, beach or restaurant. If you can, try to make the journey home as fun and relaxing as possible. Perhaps you could break your journey at a restaurant, or even a hotel – doing the final


run home on a full holiday breakfast. After your holiday, be kind to yourself. Cook easy meals or, if you can afford it, treat yourself to a meal out or a takeaway. Conversely, though, head for the washing machine as soon as you’re in the door and put a load in to wash. It will only take a minute or two and you’ll know you’ve made a start. Put suitcases out of sight until they’re empty. Here’s wishing you reduced jet lag, reduced joy lag and Happy Holidays!

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As your representative on the Council of Governors of the Community Health Trust I am very interested to hear of your experience when visiting the One You shop. Did you find it easy to find and was the advice helpful? I will make certain that any comments you send are passed on the appropriate persons. Please contact me by email at kcht.governors@ or by writing to me at the Governor Support office The Oast, Unit D, Hermitage Court, Hermitage Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT. John Fletcher KCHFT Public Governor-Ashford

Master Joe Lok Leader in Natural Energy Qigong for Health Hong Kong based Master Joe Lok will be visiting Kent on his European tour. A heartfelt wish, combined with a passion for martial arts and philosophical wisdom, took him on a great journey. His adventures brought him throughout China, studying with some of the most accomplished practitioners. His studies led to profound understanding. He then created Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessings Qigong, which is the beautiful, humble expression of the deep understanding gained on that journey. He has examined the intrinsic relationship between Tai Chi, Qigong and Internal Cultivation Methods. It complements all holistic therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This system provides a set of exercises that can be practised by all, irrespective of age or ability, and contain the deepest wisdoms and principles of Taoist health practice within them. You will learn a set of gentle graceful moves that help cultivate and harmonise your internal energy for health

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Important Information 01233 840448 Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club East Kent Strokes Membership: St. John Ambulance Brigade 01797 225739 Russel Parkin 01580 766245 Meetings: 01797 226380 Tenterden & District Residents’ Royal British Legion Roger Thomas 01580766880 Assoc. Chris Mason 01580 e: 765199 Rye Tourist Information Centre Women’s Section: N. Holman 01580 762302 01797 S E Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc. 229049 Sinden Theatre (Arts College) 07767 326138 01580 763826 Electricity: Tenterden Active Retirement (Tenara) Southern Electric 0845 770 8090 Chair: Teri Witcher 01580 763892 EDF Energy 0800 783 8866 Royal Mail Residential Gas: Tenterden Disabled In Action Customer Services Natural 0800 111 999 Tenterden Day Centre 01580 761060 08457 740740 LPG - Details on tank e: Charities Doctors Surgery NSPCC: Tenterden & District Hypohounds 07872970009 Ivy Court, Tenterden 01580 763666 Mrs J Coombs 01580 763733 East Cross Health Clinic 01580 262 000 Pregnancy Sickness Support Rye Medical Centre 01797 223333 Kent and Sussex Tenterden Alcoholics Anonymous Tenterden Counselling Service We hold three weekly meetings in West Confidential 0776 968 3347 T: Denise Clifford View Care Centre on Tuesday and Friday evenings and one on Saturday mornings Transport Tenterden Charities Veterinary Practices Bus Enquiries Michael Wells 01580 762353 Rye 01797 222265 Arriva Bus Enquiries Tenterden Community Hub Tenterden 01580 763309 (Travel Line) 0871 200 22 33 (previously Tenterden Savers) St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, (Customer Services) 08456 00 22 99 Rye Town Council 01797 223902 National Train Enquiries Tenterden, TN30 6AT. Tenterden Town Council 01580 762271 01580 766155 (answerphone) Parish Councils: Wealden Wheels 01233 840000 Rolvenden 01580 740242 Mobile: Kevin: 07821 387727 E: Tenterden 01580 762271 John: 07851 395210 Volunteer Bureau Town Hall, 24 High Wittersham 07944 183798 Street. Tenterden, Tn30 6an 01580 765819 Rye & District Community Transport Ashford Borough Council 01797 227722 Rother Voluntary Action 01797 229600 Ashford Gateway Plus 01233 331111 Age UK Ashford 01233 668 765 Tenterden Gateway 0300 041 4141 Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185 Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre CARM 01233 758122 01580 764222 Rye Primary School 01797 222825 Rye College 01797 222545 Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch Kent Adult Education Contact Mike Wharrad 01233 623520 Homewood Centre, Homewood School: 01580 764356 High Pressure Jetting Rye College: 01797 222545 Service & Repair to Tenterden National Trust Assoc Sewage treatment plants Ann Stevens 01580 764791 Soakaway Testing Rotary Club Of Tenterden Cesspool Emptying Ian 07812 203139 01233 840624 Service Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden 101 Rye 0845 60 70 999 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331 Conquest Hospital, Hastings 01424 755255 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

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Ashford 20,000

Charing Area 4,000

Wye Area 4,000

Kennington, Willesborough, Repton Park, Great Chart, Kingsnorth, Park Farm, Sevington & Orbital Park


Hothfield Biddenden

Little Chart Bethersden Woodchurch

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Aldington Area - 4,000

Bridgefield Est. Sellindge Mersham Aldington Stowting Stanford Bilsington Bonnington

High Halden

TN26 Area - 5,000

Brabourne Lees

Warehorne Hamstreet Ruckinge

Dymchurch Newchurch


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Tenterden & Rye Stone-in-Oxney Area 9,000


St Mary’s Bay New Romney

The Marsh 10,400

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Tenterden & Rye August 2017  

The Village Directory, a community and advertising magazine delivered monthly to every rural home and village in the borough of Ashford Ken...

Tenterden & Rye August 2017  

The Village Directory, a community and advertising magazine delivered monthly to every rural home and village in the borough of Ashford Ken...