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Did you know that poor oral hygiene is associated with higher levels of heart disease? The most common strain of bacteria found in plaque can cause blood clots that induce heart attacks when they escape into the bloodstream. Research has also shown that patients who regularly visit the hygienist suffer from less dental problems in the long term and many of our patients will verify this. With our expanded Hygiene Department we can now offer more appointments, especially in our popular Wednesday evening clinic.

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Welcome Hi everyone, welcome to the July edition. We are at the height of summer. The days are long, the nights are warm and it’s a great time to make the most of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! I’ve taken to working in the open air, if I have to work on a weekend I’m going to do it in style! My husband, on the other hand, is in the house watching the rugby on TV, then next week I suppose it will be Formula 1 racing, thank goodness he’s not a big Tennis fan, with Wimbledon beginning soon it could be August before he leaves the house! When he does emerge into the sunshine he’ll find plenty of gardening to get him moving again, the perfect antidote to lounging on the sofa. This month kids everywhere are looking forward to the prospect of 6 weeks off school, I remember that feeling so well, unfortunately it’s not quite the same for the parents, especially when they have to juggle work. When I was in my teens my mum worked part-time and I was left in charge of my two younger brothers for a few hours while she went to work. My brother had a pet hamster at the time, who very sadly passed away while I was in charge. We were all so upset and, very unwisely, decided to call my mum at work to tell her what had happened. Unfortunately, all we could say through our floods of tears was “he’s dead”, he’s dead”! My poor mum was at the other end of the phone screaming “who’s dead”, who’s dead”, thinking something had happened to my youngest brother. “Hammy” we cried. I think we almost lost my mum that day too, as a result of a cardiac arrest! I sincerely hope no other parent has a similar experience this summer! Until next time, have a great month.

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Safe Journey by Pippa Greenwood Now that the weather is really summery, everyone is rushing to their local garden centres, garden shows and nurseries to stock up on new plants for the garden. Before you get too carried away, don’t forget to make sure that the plants you buy have a good chance of surviving, not only once they get home, but also during the journey there. It is amazing how many plants are seriously damaged in the short period of time between leaving the garden centre and arriving in the new owner’s garden. If you really want to ensure that everything goes smoothly, it’s worth taking a few very sensible precautions. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can take something home the day you buy it if it is really far too large to fit in your car. The number of plants I have seen travelling home sticking out through

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the sunroof of a car is quite amazing. In a position like this, however slowly you drive, the foliage is going to be scorched and damaged and it is quite possible that a not too pliable stem may be broken. If a plant doesn’t fit in your car easily, then take advantage of the delivery service - almost all garden centres now offer delivery and this is usually free of charge within a reasonable radius. Admittedly it may mean that you have to wait until the delivery day for your area, but it is much better than seriously damaging your plant as you attempt to get it home yourself. If the plant does fit in your car then remember to wrap the root ball in a black bin liner or a box, to prevent the back of your car becoming full of compost, grit etc. Always use the garden centre as the last port of call before

travelling home, as in hot weather temperatures build up fantastically fast in a closed car, even if you leave the windows or the sunroof open. Under these conditions the plants can soon be boiled alive, literally! Plants in the boot should be safer for a slightly longer period of time, but even then you should try to travel straight home once you have made your purchases. If you are absolutely determined to take something home that protrudes slightly from your car, then it is essential that you wrap up anything which is sticking out really well to prevent leaf scorch and damage to fine twigs. The garden centre should be able to provide you with something (and if not do you should do it yourself), but make sure that it is tied down extremely well so that it can’t

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The Garden blow off on the way home. Remember that anything protruding from your car could potentially cause a driving hazard to other road users, so bear this in mind before you do anything too foolhardy! Even on a short journey home, plants which are exposed to exaggerated heat inside a car or the scorching effect of sunlight travelling through the car glazing can be seriously damaged, so cover them up with something to decrease the risk. It is worth taking a few old newspapers with you when you go to the garden centre, as these make perfect temporary tents.

Remember that most plants prefer fairly constant conditions, so try not to put them through too many changes in a short space of time. Ideally, take them from one area in the garden centre to somewhere similar in your garden, and keep any travelling during hot weather to a minimum. If they look at all damaged from their journey then give them a week or two to recuperate in dappled shade in a protected position in your garden. And don’t forget that when you plant anything new in your garden, if the weather is at all dry it is well worth waiting until the evening or at least late afternoon before

planting. Then make sure that everything is kept well watered, as this will increase the chances of the plants establishing without too much distress. Visit Pippa’s website www. for a really useful selection of favourite gardening items including growing frames, SpeedHoes, SpeedWeeders, raised bed kits, Nemaslug and other nematode controls and copper tape, pullout EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.


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Home & Interiors Update Your Bathroom for Summer Take your pick of all sorts of fashionable new options, from graphic patterns to flamingo designs or marble and copper. Little things (think loo roll holder and even the toilet seat and brush) can make a big difference. You might want to think about adding an artwork to the walls, too, giving colour, pattern and a dramatic focal point.

Give your bathroom an appealing summer makeover with our easy-to-achieve tips. A DASH OF PAINT Any room can be updated with a lick of paint, and bathrooms are no different. Choose specially formulated bathroom paint, which has a mid-sheen finish (easier to wipe down than matt emulsion) and resists moisture and steam, providing long-lasting protection against condensation and mould. Fresh white always looks great in a bathroom, while deeper shades such as charcoal or navy make a striking impact, and mid blues, greens or yellows are fresh and cheery. UPDATE YOUR ACCESSORIES Have your towels seen better days? Is your soap dish so last century? How much longer will your old shower curtain last?


REPLACE YOUR TAPS AND WASTES Tap styles go out of date and wastes get scratched and worn – but fortunately they are easy for a plumber to replace, and will give your room an instant, on-trend update. Take advice about the technical side of things – like water pressure and how far your taps should project over the basin – then choose styles that look great, function well and make you feel happy. At the same time you could save on bills by installing water-saving taps – and why not go for an aerated or lowflow showerhead, too? CONCEAL CLUTTER No one wants to look at bleach and old flannels when they’re having a relaxing bath or an invigorating shower. If your bathroom is short on storage, the easiest way to create more space is with a slimline, wall-mounted cupboard (perhaps with a mirror on the door), though there are all sorts of other clever options, from racks and rails to shelves and hooks. Matching baskets, rows of glass jars and small wooden

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crates look very pretty and will help keep things tidy, while free-standing options such as caddies and towel ladders hold heaps of stuff and can be hugely convenient. AT THE WINDOW If your bathroom window has seen better days, consider replacing a dull roller blind with something more interesting. You need privacy and practicality, but why not have something beautiful, too? Roman blinds, café curtains or wooden louvres or shutters are all good options, or you could go for a cheap and instant transformation with adhesive film, either plain frosted or one with a subtle pattern. ADD A PLANT Not only are houseplants back in fashion once again, but they also make a great statement in a bathroom and have the added advantage – provide you choose the right type of plant – of absorbing some humidity and even reducing the levels of pollutants in the air. Look for plants that thrive in damp conditions and are happy with the level of light in your bathroom. Options include peace lilies, English ivy, reeds, palms and Boston ferns. BRING IN MORE LIGHT Mirrors in bathrooms aren’t just for doing make-up – they also bounce light around the room and help make your smallest room feel brighter and more spacious. An oversized mirror will

The Home be a statement piece as well as an essential element. While thinking of light, check that you’re happy with your bulbs. Swapping to LEDs will save money in the long run, and you may also be able to increase the light levels overall. And if you don’t mind calling in an electrician for a quick job, you could consider changing your light fittings themselves for alternatives that are goodlooking and up-to-date. Just remember that they have to comply with safety regulations and be certified for use in a damp environment. ATTACK OLD GROUT Recreate that brand-new bathroom feel by getting rid of discoloured grout – a simple DIY job that’s boring but shouldn’t take too long. It is always worth

trying a thorough clean with proprietary products first, but if the mould or stains won’t shift, buy a special grout rake from a hardware store (they cost just a few pounds) and work your way carefully around the room, removing the old grout to a depth of at least 2mm. Buy a pack of fresh new grout, mix and apply according to the instructions. While you’re at it, take a careful look at your silicone sealants, too. If they are black and mouldy, carefully lift them off with a sharp knife, clean the area thoroughly, dry, and re-apply new sealant. You’ll need a steady hand for this bit, so take a deep breath before you start, and if in doubt, search for an online video for guidance.

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Why It’s Smart To Face Up To Change by Kate McLelland

“Turn and face the strange” sang the late, great David Bowie, warning: “Pretty soon now you’re gonna get older”. Whether you like or not, it’s important to understand that the older “you” is likely to have a very different body shape, skin tone and hair colour than the twentysomething version you remember so well. People with fair skins will find their complexions become more sallow with age, while darker skins may suffer from uneven pigmentation. Hair loses its gloss, turning grey or white, and attempts to dye it back to a youthful shade are often unsuccessful because that colour is no longer compatible with a mature skin tone. Unless you are exceptionally motivated when it comes to diet and exercise, it’s also likely that you will gain weight as you age. At the same time you will experience some height loss: people typically lose almost half an inch (about one centimetre) every ten years after age 40. Styling for men: how to be a grey fox GQ Magazine advises its mature readers: “Your wardrobe should err far more on the side of style than fashion”, adding that the key to dressing well in your 50s, 60s and 70s is to make sure that


clothes fit properly. Go through your wardrobe and throw away anything that squeezes in the wrong places. Swap trainers for smarter shoes and, where possible, buy longerlasting, quality clothes instead of cheaper items. Well-cut jackets worn with crisp, well-ironed shirts will keep you looking good whatever your age. Baggy trousers should be avoided, but if you’ve gained some weight since your younger days, it’s safer to buy straight-cut trousers than squeeze into today’s more tapered styles. There is plenty of style advice for older men available online. A good place to start is the Grey Fox Blog ( or alternatively you can find some inspirational styling ideas on Pinterest ( Styling for women: why it’s wise to accessorise Despite the fact that we are all living longer, clothes designers still seem to be obsessed with youth fashion. It can be frustrating to try on dresses, shirts and trousers designed for younger bodies, so if the tailoring doesn’t work with your contours, try experimenting with more flowing styles that don’t cling to your body shape. If you are sensitive about a

thickening waistline, less-thanfirm upper arms or a wrinkled neckline, simply conceal them with light, flowing clothing or a scarf. Choosing bold accessories as a focus for your outfit is a good way of diverting attention from features you’re less keen to show off. As hair tends to become drier and more brittle with age, consider experimenting with short hairstyles, layered or feathered to frame your face. Fortunately there are plenty of websites offering great fashion advice for mature women. Try Helen Walmsley-Johnson’s column The Invisible Woman at or visit Alyson Walsh’s blog site That’s Not My Age ( Knowledge is power. The key to styling in your later years is to understand the aging process and the way it affects your face and body. Age is something to be celebrated, not denied or ignored, and there’s much to be gained when - rather than ignoring or resisting the physical changes caused by aging - you finally decide to embrace them. Once you’ve developed your own, personal style, the chances are you’ll look as young as you feel.

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Cake and Bake Peach Crostata

A crostata is an Italian lattice-topped pie which can be sweet or savoury. This one has a fruity fresh peach filling. Serve with crème fraîche or ice cream.

Ingredients: PASTRY • 350g plain flour • 175g butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 large egg, beaten with 2tbsp cold water FILLING • 6 peaches, halved, stones removed and thickly sliced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 2 tsp cornflour • Milk to glaze • Icing sugar, to dust

Serves 6 Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes, plus chilling TIP

If you don’t have a pastry lattice roller, cut the rolled out pastry into thin strips and drape over the filling.


1. To make the pastry, sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the

butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, add the egg and water, then stir with a knife until the mixture begins to stick together. 2. Gather the dough with one hand, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few seconds until smooth. Flatten into a round, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. 3. Preheat the oven to 200C, fan 180C, gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. 4. Roll out about two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a one pound coin and use to line a 23cm round pie dish. 5. Toss the peaches in a bowl with the sugar and cornflour then pile into the pastry case. Roll out the rest of the pastry to a 20cm circle and use a lattice pastry roller to cut slashes in the pastry (see tip). 6. Brush around the edge of the pastry case with a little water then drape the pastry circle over the filling, pulling it gently to create the lattice effect. Press the pastry edges together to seal and trim off any excess pastry. 7. Glaze the pastry with milk, then place on the hot baking sheet in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold, dusted with icing sugar.

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Local Markets Ashford Farmer’s Market First Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm in the lower High Street. Charing Farmer’s Market Charing Church Barn 9 -11.30 every Thursday morning. Contact 01233 740176 Egerton Every Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall Rolvenden - 01580 240763 Every Thursday 10am -12 noon St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall Rye Farmers Market Every Wednesday at Strand Quay 10am - 1 pm (From Midday Oct - April) Rye Market Every Thursday at the Cattle Market Car Park. Early till around 3pm (depending on the

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Little Chart Summer Flower Show will be held Saturday 8th July in the Parish Hall at 3pm . Entries welcome . Schedules available from Julie Lilwall at, for setting up times see schedule. Come along and enjoy the show even if you do not not wish to make entries Biddenden All Saints Church Annual Fete: Saturday 8th July from 1400 - 1630 in the church and churchyard. Live music from The Elastic Band, teas, cakes, raffle, books, bric a brac, coconuts and many other stalls as well as children’s fun and games. The tower will be open ( weather permitting). For more information call 01580 291658. Cream Teas at All Saints Woodchurch 2.30-4.30pm Sundays 10/24 July, Sundays 7/21 August. To be held in the church grounds, weather permitting, otherwise in the church. Bethersden Boot Fair on the cruciket field Saturday 16th July. gates open 11.30 - 4.00pm. cars £7 - vans £10. Refreshments available, no caterers. In aid of St Margarets Church Stone-cum-ebony Flower Show and Fete, Saturday 16th July 1.30pm. traditional family village fete xwith games, stalls, races, bbq, cake and bar.

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Fun dog show and large produce and craft show. All proceeds go to local groups and projects. Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on Wednesday 20th July in Biddenden new Village Hall at 7.30pm. This evening there will be a talk on Microsoft Office 2013. Annual membership is £10.00, non-members are welcome at £2 a visit. Full details: http://www.wealdofkentcomputerclub. Enquiries: The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets on Wednesday 26th July for a visit to ‘Goddards Green Garden, Cranbrook. Tour of the garden followed by tea/coffee and cake. Cost £8.50 per person. We will meet in the Post Office car park at 6pm for our usual car share and to arrive in Cranbrook for 6:30pm. If you would like to join us for the evening please contact us to make your booking as we have to inform our hosts of expected numbers by the 24th. Contact Irene on 01580 291777 or Lesley on 01580 291931. Saturday 6th August, Su m m e r Sw i n g, Glebe Field , Tenterden Are you free on Saturday 6th August? Yes – then why not gather up your friends and family and come and enjoy your picnic with Big Band Music from the highly acclaimed professional Orbi Playa Group – supported by local back up bands - and a wonderful view of the Kent countryside. Bring your chairs, rugs, picnics, wine, tea and coffee and enjoy a summer’s afternoon from 2pm onwards in the Glebe Field (directly behind the Church) with free parking available in the field – BBQ and food available to buy – come and enjoy the fun of foot-tapping swinging music from a great band. Tickets £5.00 adults – children FREE From The Three Bears, High Street, Tenterden Tel No 01580 764620 or at the Gate


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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.

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

Ashford Astronomical Society meets at Woodchurch

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

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

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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

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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

Hamstreet Luncheon Club Alternate Wednesdays in

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Hamstreet Sports & Leisure Assoc The ground floor 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. 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.

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.

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.

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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, 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:

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:

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clients wish. If clients want us to accompany them we prefer to have a dinner together where we can discuss what they do or don’t want to do on their trip. Our services are suitable for anybody and we aim to make our clients 100% happy. That sounds interesting, so what would you mention about the Czech Republic? Most people only speak of Prague I guess. Czech Republic is a beautiful country with 12 places selected by UNESCO as World Heritage. I think that our prices are affordable so clients can go try a weekend in Prague and when they come back they can contact us again and we can prepare a special trip across the whole country for them. I think anyone that visits Czech Republic should spend at least a day or two in Prague. It is a beautiful town packed with historical monuments. Czech people call Prague “The Heart of Europe” not only because it is in the middle of Europe but because they love the city. Most popular places are Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with Astronomical clock and Petrin hill. I could give you hundreds of places worth seeing in Prague.

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

01233 730190 (01233) 758298 (01233) 758298 07939 633 232 (01233) 733994 (01233) 628481 (01233) 758298 (01233) 733994 (01233) 758298 (01233) 733994 01233 331111 0845 8 247 247

01580 762558 01233 626185 01303 813756 01233 665 535

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

Graham Woodcock

High Halden Hothfield Kenardington Ruckinge Shadoxhurst St. Michaels Stubbs Cross Warehorne Woodchurch Woodchurch Scout & Guide Community Centre

01233 758576 01233 820630 01233 720818 01233 733613 01233 732568 01233 732457 01233 733556 01233 860335 01233 329824 01233 733493 07922 627611 01233 733994 01580 763396 01233 623139 01233 733718 01233 860555 01233 861236

01233 668 765

CARM E: Macmillan Cancer Support W: Royal British Legion 01233 620 167

High Pressure Jetting Service & Repair to Sewage treatment plants Soakaway Testing Cesspool Emptying Service

01233 840624

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