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

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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

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Norway and Finland

Discover the Beauty of Nordic Countries with Morgan`sTravel Agency! Do you want to see places where it’s daylight 24 hours a day in the summer? Have you ever wondered how it feels to be in the polar Circle? Or do you just like walking in the beautiful nature of Nordic countries? Then call Morgan`s Travel Agency and ask for more info about their beautiful trips to those countries. Jitka and David Morgan are ready to help you. So your travel agency offers trips across Nordic countries. When do you prefer to go to those countries? Is it better in the summer or in the winter? Well that depends on every customer. Some prefer walking in the snow, skiing and doing winter activities. On the other hand many customers prefer going there in the summer and enjoy the sun and the long summer days. We have our specialist Radka Habartova, who is ready to help our clients anytime. She knows those countries well and she loves them too. Your travel agency offers 10-day trips to Norway – Lofoten. Could you tell our readers what they can see on this trip?


For sure! From Spring to Autumn clients can enjoy Nordic summer and during winter months they should be ready for a lot of snow and lower temperatures. Our specialist meets with our clients near the polar Circle and then they go by ship to beautiful Lofoten. There you can see old fishing villages, eat their traditional Viking food, and then continue north. There is a whale trip planned where you can see those gigantic mammals which is I think is an experience of a lifetime. This year our clients can enjoy longer trips where they can see Nordkapp. It takes some time but I think it is absolutely worth that time. It is the most northern place in Europe. How beautiful the Nordkapp is! It’s second name is “The magical end of the world where the sun is always up”. I thought you would mention the famous Aurora. Do you take your clients to places where they can see it? Of course we offer this to our clients. Ideal time to observe the Aurora is from November to March. Because you have to find the Aurora it is a better

experience when you actually see it. It is hard to describe how it feels when you see it, I think you have to see that with your own eyes to get the idea. It is not 100% that we are able to find the Aurora but from last 12 groups of clients only one group had bad luck and we couldn`t find it. But we try hard to show it to our clients every time. Norway is famous for fishing, beautiful nature etc. What do you think is absolutely a must see thing in this country? We are able to give our clients everything they want to see. We can adjust the trip according to our client’s wishes. Are you an enthusiastic fisherman? No problem. Do you want to see the beautiful Norwegian nature? We can prepare trips for you too. Do you want to do everything and see everything? Absolutely no problem, we can prepare for you a special 2- week trip all around Norway. We can prepare an unforgettable holiday for anybody! Well that sounds nice. And what about the second Nordic country which you have in your offer? What would you tell our readers about Finland? Our travel agency offers several trips to Finland and I have to say that I love that country. You can enjoy romantic weekend in beautiful Helsinki with its historical monuments. Or you can see the other part of Helsinki and go to the modern


galleries, restaurants and clubs. If you choose to travel a bit more around Finland then you can see for example Rovaniemi – beautiful old town in the polar Circle. Or town of Karasjok where we can go to Samian parliament. Or if you decide to go skiing? Absolutely no problem in Finland. There are places that snow even in the summer because the places are very high. As I mentioned above – we can adjust our trips to every client’s wishes. And what about the traditional Finnish sauna? Well is seems almost crazy for us but you can find a sauna in almost every apartment, log hut or almost every hotel room. And when we talk about traditions I have to mention one more thing which is must see place in Finland. It is Santa Claus`s village in the polar Circle. It is a great trip for children and parents. You can see the “real” Santa in the village and much more. There are some nice ski centres near the village. In the end I have to say that Finland is a beautiful quiet country where you can enjoy a nice and calm holiday and gather power for your normal life. I would recommend to everyone to give those Nordic countries a chance and go there for one time with our travel agency and I am sure that people will come for more because of the countries inner beauty. I am looking forward to seeing everyone that decides to try it.


L i v e Ja z z 2017

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Fantastic Jazz Singer --- The Blonde Bombshell Aug 24th THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET

The world’s most famous tenor saxophonist returns to The FJC Aug 31st RONNIE SCOTT REMEMBERED

With all his old mates Mornington /Dick & Critch. Trev & Tim Sept 7th THE TUMULTUOUS TENORS



Sept 28th From the USA... KEN PEPLOWSKI


Oct 5th Derek Nash’s SAX APPEAL ( 5 Saxes ) Oct 12th ELAINE DELMAR & Her trio Oct 19th A FISH TALE ~ ALAN BARNES (£14) Oct 26th JO FOOKS / AL NICHOLS QUINTET

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Afternoon Tea With Beatrix Potter & Friends 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


Every second Saturday in the month May - September 12 noon start Sellindge Sports and Social Club 69, Swan Lane, Sellindge

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 HAMSTREET BOOT FAIR ÂŁ4 per person (accompanied children under 16 free). First Sunday in the month All proceeds to Tenterden and District Day Centre, a registered charity. For further information, please call April - December the Day Centre on 01580-762882. 9am - 12 noon Victory Hall/Field 11TH WOODCHURCH FILM SOCIETY will be Food, Bargains, Toilets showing ‘A United Kingdom’ this month. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm screening Tickets: ÂŁ4 (members), ÂŁ5 (non-members). All available at the door. Venue: The Memorial Hall, The Green, Woodchurch TN26 3PF. Refreshments: hot & cold drinks plus home-made Every Thursday 10.30am - 1.30pm cakes for sale. Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye 13TH SELLINDGE GARDENERS’ Street Cottage, The Street, Bethersden, TN26 3AG Contact: Mrs Hammond 01797 223605 ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW Sellindge Village Hall (on the A20) Plants Sale, Cakes, Monday 28 August 2017 – 11:30am to 4pm T: 01233 660 220 Raffle, Refreshments etc. Doors open at 2.30pm Email: WOODCHURCH BOOT FAIR Entrance FREE. Bank Holiday Family Fun Entries to Every first Sunday in the month The following advert hasBeautiful been created for you based on 19TH BIDDENDEN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Garden Setting tea tent by from 10am to 1pm The Society will have a stand at the Biddendenthe copy details you have supplied. Traditional StallsPlease & Gamesadvise us by 12 Noon Bake-Offwe Tractorfest and Country Fair on the weekend of 19th if there are any errors Tea, Barbecue, Pimms otherwise at Woodchurch Scout & Guide Community return or corrections Competition and 20th August. Do pay us a visit whilst enjoying Centre, Lower Road Woodchurch. will proceed with this ad.Blacksmith ManyDemo thanks ‌ Live Music the other stalls and events as well. Our Autumn Show ¡ Best decorated cupcake Free Parking & Entry is on Saturday 2nd September. You are invited to (under 12's) come to the New Village Hall, Biddenden from 2 – ¡ Best garden inspired Raffle Prizes include: 4pm to see what our members have grown this year. cake Tablet computer ¡ Tastiest Victoria Sponge Entry is free. We will have plants for sale and a raffle. Food hamper Tea, coffee and cake will also be available Yo! Sushi vouchers Please Send Your Events to 22ND SMEETH W.I. have no meeting in the Village Raffle tickets on sale from mid July 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 Ashford’s premier tutoring centre where your child will only be taught Village Hall when there will be a presentation by     


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Clubs & Societies

African Drumming Group

Thurs 7-9pm at The Birches Nickley Wood Shadoxhurst TN26 1LZ. Contact Leslie Ross on 01233733387. Please call prior to coming so that spare drums can be organised.

Ashford Astronomical Society meets at Woodchurch

Memorial Hall on the last Friday of every month. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are open to all. There are informative talks, star-gazing sessions. Further details can be found by emailing secretary@

Ashford Decorative & Fine Arts Society (part of NADFAS). A great way to expand your knowledge of the arts, with inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the countries top experts, together with days of special interest and arts visits. All lectures are in Aldington Village Hall, usually on the third Tuesday of each month, from Sept to June. Membership is open to all. See

Ashford Writers is a friendly group for writers of all experience and abilities. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in The Queen’s Head, Kingsnorth at 7pm. Admission £1. Visit www.meetup. com/Ashford-Writers/ or email cathywhite@outlook. com for more information. Bethersden Art Group Are you looking for a new hobby? Would you like to develop your artistic skills, or try a different medium? Then why not come along and join a cheerful and friendly group who enjoy the art challenges set by a visiting tutor. We meet on Thursday evenings in Bethersden Village Hall, 7.309.30pm. For further information and/or to express interest, contact Sue - 01233 820585. Dancing for Fun Come and learn a wide range of

wonderful dances, from 17th Century Jane Austen style dances to 21st Century Ceilidh Dances, including American Contra Dance, English Barn Dance, Contra Waltzing and the Polka! Great low impact exercise! No experience or partner required! Have fun, get fitter and meet new people! No need to book - just turn up! Every Monday 7:45pm - 22:30pm at Hothfield Village Hall, Park Drive, Hothfield, Ashford TN26 1EQ www. 01233 625 362

East Kent Morris Men and Women: Do you like


dancing, drinking, socialising, music, having fun? Then why not try Morris Dancing? We are recruiting now for new members. This is a mixed side of women and men dancing together. Weekly Wednesday dance practices start again on September 21st at Mountbatten Hall, Mersham from 8pm to 10pm; afterwards we practise drinking in the pub opposite, the Farrier’s Arms! We dance Cotswold style Morris; this is the handkerchief

waving and stick clashing variety. No experience required. Why not give it a try? Find us on Facebook or call John on 01233 625 362

ENJOY LEARNING offers enjoyable adult classes in NEW ROMNEY, DYMCHURCH and HYTHE. We teach ART APPRECIATION & SPANISH CLASSES. The Spanish Classes are not for complete beginners, but if you have done a bit of Spanish in the past and would like to brush up your skills, the classes might be suitable. Classes cost £5, payable weekly. For further details contact ANDREW and DEBBY on 01303 875542 Friendly Pop In Centre, Woodchurch, For The Over 60’S. Lower Road Woodchurch TN26 3SQ. Next door

to Woodchurch Community Centre.Every Wednesday afternoon 2 to 4pm. Relax with friends. Also play, crazy golf, table tennis, air hockey,bowls or just have a good chat. Hairdresser every 3rd Wednesday. Tea, coffee, & cakes inside or on the lawn. You are very welcome. Tel Richard 07798566849

Hamstreet Baby & Toddler Group meet every Wednesday (term time only) in the Victory Hall from 9.30-11.30pm Call Hannah 01233 733863 for more.

Hamstreet Craft Workshop, Victory Hall, Hamstreet These are intended to be on the 1st Thursday of every month. Knitting, crochet, sewing, furniture painting

High Halden Craft Group - Meets every Monday

(except Bank Holidays) at High Halden Memorial Hall 10.30am till 1.00pm. £3.50 includes materials, coffee and free raffle ticket For more info call 01580 291621 or 01233 85030

High Halden Short Mat Bowls Club We play every Friday 7.30 - 10.00pm. in the village hall. New members are welcome so do come and give it a try. or ring 01233 850395 for more. High Halden Young at Heart Club meets 1st Wed each month in The Memorial Hall at 2pm. Please contact George Burford 01233 850427. Shadoxhurst Flower Arrangers are a small, friendly club who meet at 7.30pm in Shadoxhurst Village Hall on the first Wed of every month except January. No experience of flower arranging needed to join, just an interest in seeing blooms displayed advantageously. Demonstrators visit most months but members also enjoy trips & meals out. If you would like to get to know us, please call the secretary on 01233 732212.

St Mary Magdalene Church, Ruckinge Coffee Mornings every Saturday 10am - 11.30am. Cakes, plants, produce.

Hamstreet Luncheon Club Alternate Wednesdays in

Flower Arranging classes are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month between 2pm & 4pm. If you enjoy flowers and would like to join our friendly group you will be made very welcome. Contact Angela on 01233 732833 or Ann on 07989 586575 for more information.

Warehorne Folk Dance Club - Traditional English/

American folk dancing - meet at Kingsnorth Village Hall, Church Hill, Kingsnorth TN23 3EF every Wed 8 - 10pm £2. Call Edna 01233 627121 or David 01233 812935.

Tai Chi Sessions, Victory Hall, Ruckinge Rd, Hamstreet. Every Thursday from 9.30am and 10.40am. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Entry is £5 Call 07587 167756 or visit email:

Monday Evening

Hamstreet Sports & Leisure Assoc The ground floor

Hamstreet Victory Hall, Craft Classes are held on the 1st Thursday of the month between 2pm& 4pm. We paint furniture, crochet, knit, sew etc, and enjoy a chat and a cuppa. We are a friendly group and you will be made very welcome. Contact Ann on 07989 586575 for more information.

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, first Monday of the month to discuss photographic issues. There is no charge and all are welcome. We also meet fortnightly (2nd Thurs and 4th Wed each month) in the upstairs meeting room at the Zion Baptist Church, Bridewell Lane, Tenterden. Every month we have a fun project or theme for members to capture, complimented by the occasional local outings. Most months we have a speaker and at the end of the month (4th Wednesday) we have a social club evening where we look at the pictures and others with a cup of tea and biscuits. New members and guests very welcome. Full details on our web site:

Jo and Dave welcome you to their traditional village pub in Bethersden, where you can enjoy well kept real ales, local ciders, fine wine and a warm atmosphere.

the Dukes Head, Hamstreet at noon. If you wish to join the club phone Jennie on 01233 732766, Alison 733514 or Rosemary 732644.

can be hired for sports changing which consists of male and female changing, Showers and disabled wet room. Along with the field and the multi use courts,we also have the top floor of the pavilion which consist of 2 rooms an office and a Lounge / Bar, we hire this out for small functions of 60 people, the building has disabled access and to the first floor we have a wheel chair lift. The pavilion also has a small fitted kitchen.

Clubs & Societies

Tenterden Camera Club - A chance for members


Bethersden Tel: 01233 820235 Open from 12pm - 11pm Every Day Food served Monday Night to Sunday Lunch 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm

Buy one Meal and Get One Free (selected menu)

Tues - Fri Lunch Senior Citizens Meals Two courses for £7.50 per person.

Tuesday & Thursday Steak Nights Two steaks with chips, peas & salad with a bottle of wine. £22.00 per couple.

Wednesday Night Carvery

Two roast meats plus all the trimmings £7.95 pp

Friday Fish & Chips Special Eat In or Takeaway £6.95

Sunday Lunch Carvery

A selection of two roast meats with trimmings £7.95 pp Food Served All Day Saturday and until 5pm on Sundays



Hobbies Who Needs To Run When You Can WALK? By Kate McLelland It’s my first time with a local Nordic walking group, and no matter how hard I try, I remain at the back of the line while my companions steam on ahead. When we stop I am more than slightly out of breath and deeply apologetic about lagging so far behind. The others laugh at my serious expression, telling me that most ‘newbies’ quickly learn to keep up, once they have mastered the simple technique required. My fellow walkers come from different backgrounds and are of varying heights, ages and fitness levels. However, all are unanimous in their praise of Nordic Walking. As we sit and chat over a cup of coffee at the end of the session, they tell me about the transformational effect walking has had on their lives, from aiding recovery after a hip operation to helping with weight loss. Walking the Nordic Way Nordic Walking originally began as a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. In order to walk the Nordic way, you use poles that engage your arms and upper body, propelling you forward. This removes pressure from the


knees, making you feel much lighter on your feet; that’s the reason why Nordic Walking is often taken up by people who have undergone a hip replacement operation. It’s recommended that you learn the technique required from a qualified instructor, and you can find lists at either nordicwalking. (call 01392 956 856) or (call 01446 773 876). Classes range from gentle walks for people with health concerns to workout walks designed to improve fitness, encourage weight loss and tone the body. Most instructors will provide the poles required; other than that, all you need is good walking shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing. Why walking is good for health However, if you’re not keen on striding out with the help of poles, a reasonably brisk conventional walk can do you almost as much good. The UK Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines on physical activity recommend that adults participate in 150 minutes of “moderate intensity, aerobic, physical activity” every week,

which breaks down to thirty minutes of exercise per day, five days per week. If every person in the UK followed the CMO’s recommendations, it would save 37,000 lives each year and lead to around 300,000 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes. The health benefits are even greater for heart patients. Research carried out by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California discovered that brisk walking was more effective than running in reducing the risk of heart disease. What’s more, the benefits of walking aren’t limited to physical health. The mental health charity “Mind” claims that countryside walks can raise self-esteem and reduce depression, and most doctors agree that exercise can improve sleep patterns. Although thirty minutes is the ideal length of time for a daily walk, Dr I-Min Lee, a professor at Harvard Medical School, suggests starting with three ten minute walks each day, then building up to the full 30 minutes when you feel more confident. The right way to walk It’s vital to maintain a good

posture when you walk, so tighten your stomach muscles and keep your spine straight, with shoulders relaxed and your chin parallel to the ground, trying not to lean too far forward or too far back. Let your arms swing naturally and use the whole of your foot as you walk, rolling from heel to toe. Good shoes will improve stability and allow your feet to bend naturally: they should be made of waterproof material, with a thick heel (to absorb the shock as your heel contacts the ground) and flexible soles. Also look out for an Achilles notch: a little dip cut into the back, designed to relieve stress on the Achilles tendon. Walkers should always be aware of any potential hazards in their path, but don’t be




tempted to look down at your feet, as this will alter the alignment of your spine. Casting your gaze just a few feet ahead allows you to keep your head upright whilst still looking out for trip hazards or muddy puddles. Although figures released by the RAC Foundation suggest that pedestrian casualties on our roads are reducing year on year, it is sensible to take precautions if part of your walking route includes a public highway. The Highway Code advises walkers to keep to the right-hand side of the road so they can see oncoming traffic, but to temporarily cross over before a sharp righthand bend in order to remain visible to traffic. Wearing high visibility clothing or reflective

materials at night or in murky conditions will also help car drivers see you. Back at home, after my first Nordic walking session, I’m aware that my body has had a thorough workout and I look forward to soaking in a hot bath as a reward for all that exercise. Next time I see a runner I won’t feel my usual pang of guilt that I’m not out there as well, with my heart racing and my feet pounding the tarmac. I’ve found my ideal form of exercise, and it’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other.

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Health & Fitness By Alison Runham

Jet Lag and Joy Lag: How to Recover from Your Holiday

Holidays should be a chance to relax and revitalise ourselves. So why do we sometimes feel miserable and exhausted afterwards, and how can we prevent it? Jet Lag Jet lag refers to symptoms caused by disruption to your ‘body clock’ when you travel to a different time-zone. They can include changed bowel habits, tiredness, headache, anxiety, confusion and nausea. Their severity depends on age and how many time zones you cross. One or two? No problem. Three to six? You’ll feel it. Seven to twelve? You’ll need a few days to adapt, particularly when travelling east, as it’s often easier to delay sleep than make yourself sleep after a shorter day. Reducing Jet Lag Jet lag when you arrive on holiday is inconvenient, but when you return, it can be a problem – especially if you have to adapt quickly to everyday life. While you can’t prevent jet lag, there are ways to help reduce its effects.


• If possible, gradually move your routine closer to that of your new time zone several days before departure. • Ensure you’re wellrested and hydrated before and during your flight. • Nap on the plane if night time will be a long time away when you arrive. If you want to stay awake, keep active (essential for reducing the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis on long flights). • Avoid alcohol, which may increase symptoms. Remember that caffeinated drinks (e.g. tea, coffee and cola) may keep you awake. • Adjust to the new time zone immediately. Resist napping on arrival unless it’s night time. • Use the calculator created by Dr Idzikowski of Edinburgh Sleep Centre, to tell you how to use daylight to reduce jet lag at Joy Lag (Post-Holiday Blues and Exhaustion) It’s not uncommon to feel glum and exhausted when you get back from your holiday. Perhaps you overdid it, packing in too many activities and trips, overindulging and not getting enough sleep. Returning to your work, responsibilities, holiday laundry, gloomy weather and an untidy house can be daunting,

too – and there’s no holiday to look forward to anymore. Preventing Joy Lag Before your holiday, try to pack gradually. Less frantic packing will help to prevent you coming back to a mess. If you can afford it, book a treat to look forward to a few weeks post-holiday. Stock up on easy meals for your return and if you can, book a day or two off after your holiday to adjust. During your holiday, don’t cram every moment with trips or organised activities. Shortlist trips, check the weather forecast and any special events and then plan the best days to venture out. Reserve other days for relaxation or a short trip to a local attraction or restaurant. 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 treat yourself by eating out or having a takeaway. Conversely, though, start on the washing as soon as you’re back. 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!

For Patients Registered at Hamstreet Surgery Hamstreet Surgery Flu Clinic

SATURDAY 30th September Hamstreet Surgery (for ages over 18 only)

Surname beginning with A-G 8:30-9:30 hrs Surname beginning with H-N 9:30-10:15 hrs Surname beginning with O-Z 10:15-11:00 hrs

TUESDAY 3rd October: Appledore Village Hall 10.30 – 11.30 hrs WEDNESDAY 4th October: Aldington Village Hall 14:00-15:00 hrs Those who are recommended to have the flu vaccine are: • Everyone aged 65 and over (including those becoming 65 by 31st March 2018) Anyone under 65 who has one of the following listed medical conditions: • Any Respiratory Disease • Any condition requiring steroids • Asthma on daily preventative medication • Weakened immune system (such as Cancer Treatment or HIV/AIDS • Chronic neurological disease (such as parkinsons or motor neurone) • Diabetes • Heart disease • Kidney/Liver disease • History of a Stroke • Splenic dysfunction • Living in long stay residential care homes • All pregnant women • Over weight with a BMI of 40 and above You should consider having a flu vaccine if you are: • Main carer of an older or disabled person


Health & Fitness

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

A Visit to the “One You” Shop By John Fletcher KCHFT Public Governor - Ashford

plus support and advice on a range of lifestyle issues, including how to manage any long term conditions you might be living with. I was welcomed in by Jo, Beverley and Claire, all Health Improvement Practitioners, who work for KCHFT. Whilst I was in there several people came in to check how they had got on this week on a weight reduction programme that they had chosen themselves. There is some fun stuff too … you can don a fat suit to feel what it’s like to carry too much weight around, a game of guessing – to see if you can guess how much sugar and fats are in certain foods and then there is “the booth of truth”.. where you can find out your true weight and total body weight in private and receive on the spot advice about how to reach and maintain a healthy weight if you are worried. You don’t have to make an appointment you can just pop in – its easy find – Unit 7 Park Mall Shopping Centre (very near to the tank).

The One You shop opened in Ashford in February in the Park Mall Shopping Centre and is the only one in the South East of England. It is open between 9 am and 5pm, on Saturdays 9am to 1pm but closed on Sundays and Mondays. This is a joint project with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council. The shop brings all our local health improvement services into one place, encouraging people to lead a healthier life. Anyone can pop in for a free NHS health check. Services offered include support to stop smoking, advice on attaining a healthy weight for both adults and children, on the spot blood pressure checks, a weekly weigh in service, 30

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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benefits such as relieving stress, pain relief from neck to lower back and improve immunity. The controlled breathing may help lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, flexibility, balance and co-ordination. The practice is simple the benefits last a lifetime. A rare opportunity and no prior experience necessary, beginners to advanced practitioners. Saturday 14th October 10pm -12.30pm Phoenix Basic Movements & Form £45, 1pm - 2.30pm Theories Behind Moves £60 Full day at Towers School, Ashford.

Pre School Kids Tai Chi Learn to be calm whilst having fun! Ages 2-5 years

Join this September!

Weekly Daytime Classes £5 pay as you go Also available Appledore: Mon 9.45 B & 10.45 I for school clubs Kennington: Tue 9.45 I / Wed 9.30 I & 10.30 B & workshops, business sessions, Willesborough: Tue 11.15 B well-being days Hamstreet: Thurs 9.30 I & 10.30 B & hen parties *B Beginners - suitable for all ages, levels fitness & seated. I Intermediate

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Kid’s Corner

Puzzle Time

Word Ladder

Sudoku 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!

Change one letter at a time (but not the position of any letter) to make a new word - and move from the word at the top of the ladder to the word at the bottom, using the exact number of rungs provided.




Crossword Across 7. Improve (6) 8. Picked (6) 9. Assists (4) 10. Obstinate (8) 11. Happier (7) 13. Joint (5) 15. Higher than (5) 17. Searched (7) 20. Keeps you dry (8) 21. Musical instrument (4) 22. Alcove (6) 23. Star sign (6)


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16. Abundant (6) 18. Consuming (6)

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Important Information Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden


Out of Hours Doctor William Harvey Hospital

101 0800 555 111 0845 4349655 01233 633331

Samaritans 116123

Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

Doctors Surgery Hamstreet Surgery Parish Councils: Appledore: Bethersden: High Halden: Hothfield: Orlestone: Ruckinge: Shadoxhurst: Warehorne: Woodchurch: Ashford Borough Council Ashford Gateway Tenterden Gateway Citizens Advice Bureau Veterinary Surgeons Vet - Montgomery Vets Ashford Volunteer Centre

Age UK Ashford

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

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Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch Contact Mike Wharrad

01233 623520

St. John Ambulance Brigade 01233 611 414 East Kent Strokes 01233 840448


SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc 07767 326138 e: South East Kent Polio Branch e:

NSPCC: Tenterden & District 01293 651840 CPRE Kent 01233 714540 Royal Mail Residential Customer Services 08457 740740 Bus Enquiries Arriva Bus Enquiries (Travel Line) 0871 200 22 33 (Customer Services) 08456 00 22 99 National Train Enquiries Village Halls Appledore Bethersden Bilsington Bromley Green Road Hamstreet Hamstreet Pavilion

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Ashford 20,000

Charing Area 4,000

Wye Area 4,000

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St Michaels Tenterden

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

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St Mary’s Bay New Romney

The Marsh 10,400

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