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Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone, It’s June and I can’t believe we are already halfway through the year, where has the time gone? June is fair and fete season so there’s plenty to do this month and many great causes to support, all we need is for the sun to shine. We’ve had so much rain recently, I’m desperate to put to my boots in the cupboard and get the flip flops out! Surely it’s time we had the opportunity to enjoy some summer warmth. This month marks seven years since I put my first edition together and delivered it to the printer. I sat on my patio with a cup of tea wondering what on earth I’d done, I was filled with trepidation at the thought of so many people reading my words and viewing my work. Seven years on and I have no regrets whatsoever. There have been many ups and own downs along the way,

and very little quality time spent with my family in the early days, taking a holiday is a massive challenge, but it’s all been worth it. I feel that I’ve made so many new friends, both readers and advertisers. There have been so many long chats on the phone or via email, it’s a wonder the magazines ever make it to the printer. Thank you so much for making the experience such a positive one, I feel extremely humbled by the feedback I receive. And long may it continue. Have a month!


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The Garden Shed June

By Jackie Witcher - Tenterden & District Horticultural Society

Reading through the June report of 2011 it was April and May that gave us hot weather, this year it was February then March which forced the Spring flowers early. The very chilly April and early May we have had, set everything back again in the garden. Its hard to believe that as we went into May I had daffodils still in bud!! I also noted that last year in April my wisteria was in blossom, this year they started to open their buds middle May but I’m happy to report that the “courtyard” wisteria, which didn’t bloom at all last year, has presented me with two huge tassels of very elegant pink flowers, which look absolutely gorgeous intertwined with the white Clematis Montana. Perhaps next year I may get four? I must admit, I am still learning about wisteria and their complicated pruning, but I shall get there, eventually! Mother Nature once more shows us who’s in charge, and us gardeners? Well we just soldier on, trying to anticipate her moves.


The green house is now full and the tomatoes are halfway up the supports. I took a lesson from last year, as you know I planted six plants and couldn’t move in there. This year I have only planted four tomato plants. But to be fair I am trying out for a change the beefsteak variety Favowit, just two, and also two of my all time favourit, Alicante. I must admit taking out the cordons is always a pain, but one year I did try to grow a bush variety and they are so untidy and sprawling to grow that decided maybe taking out cordons isn’t so bad after all. If you want to try a bush variety I grew The Amateur, the flavour was good and it was a reasonable cropper. Can be grown outdoors as well as in the greenhouse. The bonus being is once planted you let them do their own thing. The mini cucumbers are doing well. Talking of which, as we get older aren’t we suppose to learn? I must have missed the boat. Now, I am used to getting just a few maybe five or six cucumber seeds as the ones that I grow are the mini F1 hybrid all female, but I bought a packet of basket tomato seeds and was astounded to find just six seeds in the packet. To rub salt into the wounds, they were planted as norm, and only three germinated. Now at £2.99 for the packet, that was very expensive tomato plants.

They had better taste really good. I shall report back on this one, you never know they may be a prolific cropper, with a superb flavour. I won’t hold my breath! Just a reminder, I always give a weak feed on every water, rather than once a week. It gives to a more steady strong growth to the plants. Out on the vege patch things are up and growing well. I am keeping a wary eye out for the dreaded pigeons and am at the ready with my fencing should the attacks begin. We have already had some of the lettuce seedlings in our sandwiches for lunch, and have already planted another tray up for when we have eaten the existing tray. The runner beans are in and, as usual, I started them off early in pots in the greenhouse, planting them out middle May interspaced with a normally planted bean. This not only covers for “eventualities”, but makes for a thicker bean row. In the vege patch, the whole area was given a feed of XXX manure, (I always warn my neighbour I am doing this as it does pong a bit!), a couple of weeks prior to planting which was lightly forked in. I decided to plant the Helga beans in a different place and have put them alongside the greenhouse. This will do two things, beans love a sunny position so hopefully will increase yield, and secondly give shade to the greenhouse.

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Now I did say that I would report back on the Lilly bulblets. Surprisingly they have done very well, virtually all of them have grown, and some are even showing flower buds. When these have finished I shall lift them and plant on into normal pots to over winter, then next year treat as normal bulbs. Again I shall keep you posted. Out of room again. Now the question is, its 12 midday and one hour to lunch, do I have coffee and cake or not? Oh come on I’m not that good, and there’s a nice slice of cherry cake with my name on it. OK, I’ll make it a small slice. JW



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Making An Entrance A hallway is like a handshake: the introduction to your home, creating a look and feel that should be both attractive and welcoming, as well as providing useful storage, explains Katherine Sorrell. Design and decorating


Width is the crucial issue in hallways, and unless you’re prepared to do some substantial building work and remove a wall, you’re probably stuck with what you have. To increase the feeling of space in a narrow hallway, use pale colours and add large mirrors (ideal for checking your reflection just before you leave the house, too). Keep the space as clear as possible by adding only the most essential items of slender storage furniture, and using the full height of your walls rather than encroaching on floor space. If, on the other hand, you have a large and spacious hallway – lucky you! Think of it as an extra living space and make the most of it by adding a sofa or chairs, bookcases or

Elegant, high quality wood laminate flooring enhances any hall, and looks fantastic in this luxuriously large space. Linnea oak tower flooring, around £33 per m2, Kährs (023 9245 3045, a writing desk. For plenty of inspirational ideas, see Hallways, Corridors and Staircases by Leslie Geddes-Brown, with fabulous photography by Christopher Drake (Ryland, Peters & Small, £25). Whatever the size of your hall, consider it as a linking room and make sure your choice of decorative schemes works well when doorways to other rooms are open. If you have chosen a pale colour scheme for the walls, woodwork could be slightly darker for interest. Halls that see a lot of wear and tear could be painted with an extra-tough paint, or clad with tongue-and-groove panelling, tiles or hard-wearing wallpaper.




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Mackerel Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Heat the butter in a sauté pan or deep frying pan. Gently cook the shallot for about 5 minutes until it starts to soften and becomes translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes. Add the vegetable mix, cutting anything large like carrots, to match the size of the other vegetables. Stir for a minute or so, pour in the stock and lemon juice and add the zest. Season, then cover and cook for 5 minutes.


Spoon in the creme fraiche and dill and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Heat another frying pan with the olive oil. Slice the mackerel fillet in half lengthways, taking out any bones you may find. Season the fish then pan-fry for 2 minutes on each side. Serve the mackerel on a bed of the vegetables with plenty of lemon wedges and some new potatoes.

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Sat 2nd June DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Parish Council are organising a village picnic for residents of Charing and Charing Heath which will take place on Clewards Meadow on Sat 2nd June 3pm in the afternoon. Musical entertainment by Mike Preisig’s “Elastic Band”and there will be a bouncy castle for the children (free of charge). Please bring your own picnic. Do come along and join in the fun, there will be a “Best Crown” competition too, with prizes for the best King, Queen, Prince and Princess, so start making your crowns! For further information contact: Dawne Austen 01233 713599, Anita Gudge 01233 714068, Rose Clarkson 01233 712081.


The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on Wednesday 20th June in Biddenden New Village Hall at 8pm. This evening the topic will be:- “Setting up and designing your own website, or blog, using online facilities.” Annual membership £10 plus £2 per meeting. Nonmembers are welcome (£3, but first visit is free) Full details: www.wealdofkentcomputerclub. Enquiries:

MORE….INTERESTING TALKS AT CHARING SURGERY Yvonne Fernando, NLP Master Practitioner & Life Coach will be giving some more interesting short talks at the Surgery to support your health and well being. These are free to attend, just come along. MANAGING STRESS & RELAXATION THURS 7 JUNE at Noon 


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WORKSHOPS The following 3 hour workshops are also now available to book via Yvonne MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS learn some simple techniques for a calm and relaxed mind THURS 28 JUN • Charing Surgery 10-1pm INTRODUCTION TO NLP learn a bit more about NLP & some techniques towards a better quality life THURS 20 SEPT • Charing Surgery 10-1pm Workshops £35 each incl refreshments Call Yvonne on 07968 785714 to book or with any questions

what’s on Sunday June 10th - Pluckley Gardening Society Day Coach Outing to Saville Garden Windsor Great Park. Members £15 non-members £22.50. Please book asap, contact Julie Bennett on 07845 163822 or email juliebennett3@ 30th June Charing Church Fete to coincide with the Patronal Festival of St Peter & St Paul. This year the fete committee decided that we should involve our Church of England Primary School as much as possible. There will be the usual competitions and the school will have its own marquee where exhibitions of work will be on display. There will be a beer tent and tea tent, a Punch & Judy Show and bouncy castle. The Norton Knatchbull Jazz Band will be there all day, 1950’s fancy dress for all ages, tug-of-war team, Kevin Giles will be running an Art & Craft Fayre, plus lots lots more.



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Little Chart Bridge Club Friendly duplicate bridge every Tuesday afternoon at Little Chart Village Hall. For more information please contact Carmen Gunther on 01233 840 395. Kennington Badminton Club, play at the Norton Knatchbull School on a Wed evening from 7.30 p.m.-10.00 p.m. Contact Mark Feeney on 01233 663030 or Shirley Mountford on 01233 610134. Smarden Heritage Centre - Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden. Open every Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm visit: Biddenden Squash Club 01580 291130 email Biddenden Junior Football Club - Always looking for new players 7 -18, for fun and enjoyable football. Contact Steve on 07958 447948.

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Charing Scottish Dancing Beginners Club Friday evenings, Charing Parish Hall, 7.30pm. We guarantee a relaxed and enjoyable evening. But we desperately need a few younger members who might eventually with training form a small demonstration team for pub events or fetes . Do come along and bring a friend. Ring Evelyn or John Voller on 01233 713758. The Biddenden Horticultural Society Annual membership £5. New members welcome. Contact Audrey Davies on 01580 291624 or Lesley Lidgett on 01580 291931 Headcorn Bowls Club - Free coaching available to newcomers. Contact Chris 01622 858100 or David 01580 291996.

Smarden Short Mat Bowls Club We welcome new novice or experienced bowlers of all ages. We meet every Thurs. morning at 9.45am and the first Tues. of month at 7.15pm, in the Charter Hall Smarden. Contact Malcolm 01233 770572.

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leisure BIDDENDEN VINEYARDS TASTE THE BEST OF PRODUCED IN KENT Sunday 10th June 2012 11am – 4pm Biddenden Vineyards will once again be hosting its annual food day, “Taste the Best of Produced in Kent”, on Sunday 10th June 2012. The event, which is held in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance, gives visitors the chance to meet the producers of a wide range of local products, as well as being able to taste and buy direct from them. With over 30 producers taking part, there will be food and drink to suit every taste, ranging from jams, chutneys and honeys, to beers, pies and cheese, as well as fish, olives, game, liqueurs and more… Admission is FREE, with donations being taken for the Kent Air Ambulance. Ploughman’s lunches will be available throughout the day, as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks.


The vineyard will be open as usual offering tastings of the award winning wines, ciders and juices, and also the chance to take a walk through the vineyards on a choice of routes.

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New members of the Choir in all voices i.e. Treble,

Yoga Classes at the Village Hall is now held on the Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass will be most welcome.

following days and times: Tuesday day time 10:00 - 11:15 in the house meeting room. Tuesday evening 7:00 - 8:15 in the Long Meadow Hall. Wednesday morning 9:30 - 10:45 in the house meeting room. For more information contact Sue Wainright on 01622 890746.

Choir practice is held in the Parish Church at 7:45pm on Fridays. Anyone interested (or parents of children aged 11 or over) should contact Bob Chance either in person or on 01622 890406.

Judo in Headcorn at the Village Hall. There will be two sessions per week on Sunday mornings for children under 11 (9.30am) and Friday evenings for children over 11 (7.30pm) see http://www.freewebs. com/headcornjudo for more information.

Weight Watchers Weight Watchers meet at the village hall at 6:30pm on Thursdays. For further details call 08457 123000.

Headcorn Handbell Ringers Music Making: Have you ever fancied playing tunes on handbells? The Headcorn Handbell Ringers have room for new recruits. We meet every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 2pm until 4.30pm at Tall Oaks, 46 Oak Lane. Do drop in and see us or telephone 01622 890201.

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wit & wisdom It Is Time! How do you know when it is time to “hang up the car keys”? I say when your dog has this look on his face! A picture is worth a thousand words!

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I Trust You Can All Relate To This Amusing Little Ditty! I have a little Satnav It sits there in my car A Satnav is a driver’s friend It tells you where you are I have a little Satnav I’ve had it all my life It does more than the normal one My Satnav is my wife It gives me full instructions On exactly how to drive “It’s thirty miles an hour” it says “And you’re doing thirty five” It tells me when to stop and start And when to use the brake And tells me that it’s never ever Safe to overtake It tells me when a light is red And when it goes to green It seems to know instinctively Just when to intervene It lists the vehicles just in front It lists those to the rear And taking this into account It specifies my gear I’m sure no other driver Has so helpful a device For when we leave and lock the car It still gives its advice It fills me up with counselling Each journey’s pretty fraught So why don’t I exchange it And get a quieter sort? Ah well, you see, it cleans the house Makes sure I’m properly fed It washes all my shirts and things And - keeps me warm in bed!

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Out of Hours Doctor William Harvey Hospital

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Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

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Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UK, Ashford Branch Contact Robert Gurney 01233 666577 Royal British Legion 01233 620 167 St. John Ambulance Brigade 01233 611 414 SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc. 07767326138 email: NSPCC: Tenterden & District Mrs J Coombs 01580 763733

Bus Enquiries Doctors Surgery The Charing Surgery 01233 714 490 Headcorn Surgery 01622 890294

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Biddenden: 01580 890750 Charing: 01233 713599 Egerton: 01622 853558 Headcorn: 01622 892496 Pluckley: 01622 890596 Smarden: 07752 395412

Headcorn Rural Community Warden The Headcorn Community Warden is Robert Graham. Rob is based at Headcorn Library in Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road. Telephone contact number is 07969 583923. Ashford Borough Council 01233 637311 Ashford Gateway 0845 8 247 247 Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185 CPRE Kent 01233 714540

Veterinary Surgeons Barrow Hill Vets 01233 624687 Pierson Stewart & Partners 01580 713381

Charing Business Association Volunteer Centre 01233 647 422 Age Concern 01233 620 635

Arriva Bus Enquiries 0844 800 44 11 Stage Coach East Kent: 0871 200 22 33 (Timetable) or 08456 00 22 99 (Customer Services)

National Train Enquiries Wealden Wheels 01233 840000

Village Halls: Biddenden Charing Charing Heath Egerton Headcorn Little Chart

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