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had one or two people reporting that they’ve not received their magazine. If at any time your magazine fails to arrive please do let me know, I report this back to Royal Mail and they then investigate and try to resolve the problem. I’ve Hi everyone, found their customer service to be extremely good so it’s certainly worthwhile letting me know This is a big month for me, I am so excited and while they investigate I can pop a magazine because the magazine now has it’s own in the post for you. smartphone app. This is a big step into the 21st Century for the magazine, read all about it inside this edition. I hope all you fellow smartphone ~ Debbie users find it useful, we have lots of great ideas e: info@thevillagedirectory.co.uk for its future so please download and watch w: www.thevillagedirectory.co.uk this space for regular updates. If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to give me a call T: 01233 720488 or drop me an email.

Welcome to the village directory

I received a criticism recently for quoting page numbers in my intro when the pages were, supposedly, not numbered. The page numbers have for some time been positioned on the sides of the pages, so as not to encroach an any other information. I realise it’s not the standard position and is therefore easy to overlook but I will consider alternative options. I’ve also

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I’m sure that within the 48,000 households that the magazines currently reach there will be a considerable number of readers that will find our new app a useful addition to their smartphone app list.

It will enable you to search your local area and, if you can’t find what you need, look further afield. Your favourite businesses can also be added to your own personal Favourites list simply It will be a little while before we can judge the popularity of by clicking this new service, and there are So if you need directions, or a bound to be some teething fast way to contact one of our problems, but hopefully it will advertisers, The Village Directory prove to enhance the service will only be a click away and given by The Village Directory ready to be of assistance. and enable us to put one foot Hopefully this facility will also firmly into the 21st Century. enable me to publish late If you are interested in events which have missed the advertising on The Village print deadline for the magazine. Directory Smartphone App It’s such a shame when an event please call for details on is sent in just after I’ve gone to 01233 720488 or email to print and there’s nothing I can Our app brings together all seven info@thevillagedirectory.co.uk. do. But I can now! of the magazine’s advertisers plus local information, events and I know that not everyone has special offers from our advertisers. access to a smartphone but At long last The Village Directory has entered the world of the Smartphone. This month our brand new mobile app, finally goes live for iPhone and Android smartphones. Last year I announced that this app was on its way but unfortunately due to production issues the release had to be postponed. I suppose it serves me right for trying to announce the live date in the magazine before it had actually happened, but now I am proud to announce that is finally available for FREE download from iTunes for the iPhone and Google Play Store for Android phones.

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The Garden Shed June by Jo Arnell, Woodchurch Container gardening can be a very rewarding way to garden; indeed, if you’re short of space, have a large paved area, have difficult soil, or perhaps mobility problems, it may be the only way to garden. And instant effects are easier to achieve in containers, allowing you to change your planting schemes regularly as the seasons come and go.

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There’s no need to restrict yourself to annuals and bedding when choosing what to grow in a container, although some plants adapt better than others to being grown in smaller spaces - large trees and shrubs – unless made into Bonsai specimens will not thrive in a small pot for long. Dwarf trees and shrubs, on the other hand, are ideally suited to life in a more restricted environment and if they’re fussy about site and soil, may do far better in a pot. Watering You may find yourself watering plants in containers up to 3 times a day, depending on the size of pot and the weather, so think carefully about how much time you have to devote to watering. There are automatic watering devices available that can be attached to a timer and pots that sit within a reservoir of water. Use a mulch on top of the compost to help conserve water (and cut down weed growth). Make sure that the containers don’t get waterlogged, especially in the winter. Raising the pots onto feet (or bricks) will keep them free draining. Feeding During the growing season plants in containers will need feeding, especially in the spring and summer, when they are being watered copiously and many of the nutrients are being washed out through the bottom

of the pot. Feed flowering plants with a high potash fertiliser, such as tomato feed or comfrey/nettle tea and feed the rest with a balanced fertiliser containing equal parts of potassium, phosphorous and nitrogen. Many ready bagged composts contain nutrients, but these will only last around 6 weeks or so (less if you’re soaking your plants each day with water). Slow release fertiliser sticks and granules are also available, an excellent idea for those of us prone to neglecting our pot plants. You can grow almost any plant in a container, providing you look after it properly, But remember – a container grown plant relies on you as much as a pet in a cage – its fate is entirely in your hands… For garden advice and design ideas contact Jo Arnell on 01233 861186 www.hornbrookmanor.co.uk

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A Dog’s Thoughts

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Sitting high above the high street I saw him in a queue, a little boy in Spiderman shorts and a Superman T-shirt, jumping around beside his parents. Then I noticed that his left leg was hard, shiny and a bit too much the colour of an Elastoplast- a prosthetic leg. It was covered in scratches and bashes. He clearly did a lot of running and jumping, probably wearing his heroic shorts, for the leg to be so damaged. He obviously had no reservations about being like this. He knew he was a superhero. This gave me the excuse to close my eyes and imagine how I would like things to be. What changes might I wish for, shall I keep allowing myself to dream. Should I break the spell by remembering all the reasons why any of this can’t happen, ignoring what sounds like the voice of realism. Just pessimism speaking in a posh persuasive accent. My inner-optimism, being so nice and polite, maybe I should quickly step aside and trust that vision that can come true. Challenges and opportunities are connected with the need to know our limitations. Now, let us consider how we should feel when we read that statement. Are we inclined to think, “Oh! are you telling me that I must not be so ambitious?” Well actually, far more harm can be done if we underestimate our abilities. Do we see ourselves restricted in an area of life where we have a lot of power and freedom? Whisper Mirnaya offer dog walking, advice, training, pet sitting and grooming in New Romney and surrounding areas. See our website fro more detail. www.mirnayacoxeth.vpweb.co.uk

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Tip: Serve simply with a fresh tomato salad made by thickly slicing ripe vine tomatoes and layering with finely chopped spring onions and a few fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper.

To make the pastry, sift the flour into a large bowl and stir in the mustard powder and salt. Add the diced butter and rub into the flour between your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in enough of the iced water with a round bladed knife to mix to a crumbly dough. Knead very lightly until just smooth then flatten into a disc and wrap in cling film. Chill for 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Dry-fry the bacon pieces in a large non-stick frying pan for 4-5 minutes until just golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the oil and sliced onions to the pan and fry gently, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until the onions are very tender and pale golden. Leave to cool. Preheat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. Roll out just over half the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20x30cm loose-based fluted flan tin. Layer the bacon, onions and grated cheese in the pastry case and season between the layers with freshly ground black pepper. Roll out the rest of the pastry and use to cover the filling. Seal the edges of the pastry with water then pinch them tightly together with fingertips. Trim off any excess pastry. Brush the pastry with the beaten egg and pierce 3-4 holes in the top of the pie to allow the steam to escape. Bake on the hot baking sheet for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold with tomato salad, if liked.


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Bring Me Sunshine Add extra space, make the most of precious sunshine and bring the garden into your house. Katherine Sorrell looks at what you should consider when planning to build a conservatory.

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Kit or bespoke? Kits tend to be cheap and DIY-friendly, as most of the parts (usually a PVCu frame and polycarbonate roofing) are pre-cut and pre-drilled ready for installation. If you choose a bespoke design you’ll pay a great deal more, but you’ll have something tailored to your individual requirements. Remember that unless a conservatory is well finished and appropriate to your property, it may detract from rather than add to its value. Size, siting and aspect A simple plant room or occasional-use home office can be squeezed into quite a small space, but for a useable room such as a sitting room, dining room or playroom, allow at least eight to ten metres of floor area. Overall, ensure that the proportions of your conservatory suit how you’re going to live in it and complement your property and garden. How will your conservatory adjoin the house? Is there a large enough exterior wall, and will you have to avoid

obstructions such as trees or outbuildings? If possible, try to place it facing east or west, as north-facing conservatories tend to be cold, while southfacing ones can overheat. Walls and frames Traditionally, conservatories are built onto a 600mm high ‘dwarf’ wall made of brick or stone, in a colour and style that matches or complements that of the main house. More recently, however, fully-glazed structures have become fashionable, offering a contemporary look and even more light. The most popular choice for the wall framework is PVCu, a material that is light, strong, requires little maintenance and is often made to stock lengths so it can be systembuilt quickly and easily. It isn’t an environmentally friendly choice, however, and its modern look can be inappropriate for a period property. Bespoke conservatories are generally made in hardwood, which can be carved into slender, intricate designs and suits older

properties, though it is more expensive and requires regular maintenance. Glazing Double or triple glazing is essential to reduce heat loss from a conservatory at any time other than mid-summer. The best glazing combines a lowemissivity coating that reflects heat back inside, and argongas filled units for maximum insulation. In a bespoke conservatory, you can specify tinted, etched, obscured, antisun, fire-resistant, self-cleaning or other specialist glass at a price. For roofs, choose from glass or polycarbonate panels. The latter are light and strong, cheap, and quick and easy to fit, but tend to obscure light, particularly at thicknesses that achieve the same thermal performance as double glazing. Near trees, they may also suffer from algae growth. Heating Heating is essential if you plan to use your conservatory in winter and, to comply with building regulations, it must be independent from your main system. You may wish to place


radiators against the dwarf walls or install under-floor heating, either of the warmwater pipe or electric cable variety, or you may consider electric trench heaters, hidden under grilles around the edges of the floor. Where there’s room for a chimney or flue it is perfectly possible to install an open fire on the wall that was the outside of the original house. Ventilation In the height of summer you’ll need to be able to provide a cool waft of air in your conservatory. Roof vents may be opened manually (with long-armed winding gear) or electrically, or may even be thermostatically controlled to open at the necessary time, with a sensor to close them if it starts to rain. Trickle vents in the roof or side windows are useful, allowing warm air

to flow out as necessary. You may also wish to add a central ceiling fan. Shading Not just necessary for privacy, blinds also provide shade from direct sunlight and reduce the build-up of heat. If the latter is a problem, your best bet is solar-reflective roller blinds. Otherwise, the options include pleated fabric, pinoleum Roman blinds and slatted Venetian blinds. The blinds you choose will have an enormous impact on the style of the room as a whole, so take your time choosing a look that’s right for you. Remember to ask how easy it is to clean your chosen blinds, and consider whether you want to open and close them with pull-cords, rods or via remote control. Do I need permission? Many small, domestic

conservatories don’t need planning permission, but there are conditions. For further information, look at www. planningportal.gov.uk and consult your local planning authority. By Katherine Sorrell

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Plan Ahead with a Lasting Power of Attorney As part of our regular series on legal matters, Gill Snow of Tenterden law firm Pengelly and Rylands looks at Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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recommend that anyone making an LPA has it registered, so that if it is ever needed it can be used without delay.

If you’ve ever worried about what would happen if you were unable, through mental or physical incapacity, to handle your own affairs a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) could be the answer and as the process of making and registering an LPA is now easier and quicker than ever it makes sense to do it now.

If an individual loses capacity without a registered LPA in place application must be made to the Court of Protection for a deputy Gill Snow – Solicitor at Pengelly & Rylands to be appointed to look after their property and financial affairs. This can be a lengthy and costly process.

The LPA replaced the old Enduring Power of Attorney in 2007 and allows you to appoint someone you trust to help you manage your finances or welfare. If you were ever to be unable to physically deal with the bank or building society your attorney would be able to do so on your behalf as well as claim benefits for you and even sell your property and if you were ever to lose mental capacity they could make decisions for you.

Our firm can guide you through the whole process of making and registering an LPA and do as much or as little as you wish. I would recommend making an LPA whilst you are fit and healthy as it will give you the peace of mind of knowing that someone you trust will be able to make decisions on your behalf if the need ever arose. If you would like to discuss this please contact me or Rosalind Johnson on 01580 762248.

There are two types of LPA available, one which deals with property and finance and one which deals with personal welfare. If you appoint an attorney under a welfare LPA they will be able to make decisions on your behalf about where you live, how you live and even medical treatment, if you were unable to make those decisions yourself. Making an LPA is fairly straightforward, and involves completing an 11 page form. You need to decide who you will appoint as attorney, whether you will have one or more attorneys and whether you wish to restrict the decisions which your attorney can make. Under the terms of The Mental Capacity Act 2005 your attorney must consult with you, whilst you have capacity and if ever you were to lose mental capacity must act in your best interests. You will also have to choose a certificate provider. This is an independent person you have known personally for at least two years or a professional, who must talk to you about the LPA and ensure you are aware of what you are doing. You must also choose someone to be notified when the LPA is to be registered. Lasting Powers of Attorney can only be used once they are registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. This takes approximately 9 weeks and costs at present, £130 to register each LPA. I would

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Life Begins An Actor’s Life at Last...?

By Kate McLelland

When 76 year old actress Patricia Loveland appeared in Dustin Hoffman’s recent film ‘Quartet’, it was a remarkable achievement for this former midwife, who signed up for drama school at the age of 60. For many older people Patricia’s success will be the spur to launch their own professional stage careers. Others may be encouraged to join an amateur theatre group.

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Peter Bressington helps to run the Lindley Players, an amateur theatre society with 350 members based in Whitstable, Kent. He says that the group is always looking to recruit members of all ages, but he is aware that many people are put off by open auditions: “If people are nervous about performing they can become involved in other ways, such as selling ice creams or painting scenery.” In order to understand the level of commitment required, Pru Page, Club Secretary of Bocking Theatre Club in Essex, recommends that new members have their first experience of being on stage as part of the chorus of a pantomime or summer show: “New members should be prepared to learn lines and take part in regular rehearsals but some are shocked by the amount of time they have to dedicate to the production.”

Pru says that learning a theatre role can be stressful for older people, whose memories may not be as effective as they once were, but she believes that the more her members become used to it, the easier it becomes. She also recommends the social aspects of joining a theatre group: “I’ve met some of the best friends I’ve ever had through the club. Once you’ve shared a dressing room with someone – not to mention a few production disasters – you can’t help but become close.” If amateur theatre doesn’t appeal, or if you already belong to an amateur group and want to go professional, then what’s the best advice? A course at an accredited drama school (list available from www. dramauk.co.uk) is probably the best option if you want to go professional. Many drama schools will take mature students for courses that last between one and three years. During that time you will work intensively on voice production, movement and acting. You’ll need an open mind and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone.

If student life is not for you, you can try approaching actors’ agents directly, but before you begin your search you will need a set of high-quality portrait shots. Be prepared for rejection unless you have a unique ‘look’ that lends itself to character roles. Even then you may find yourself auditioning for TV ads rather than strutting the stage at the National Theatre. Those who are lucky enough to be taken on by a reputable agent can expect to pay commission of around 10%-12% on each job. Actors usually have to pay their own travel expenses to attend auditions and purchase a subscription to online casting directory The Spotlight. However, the performers’ union Equity claims that at least two-thirds of actors are out of work at any time. With so much unemployment in the performing arts, the dream of taking up a professional stage career can often turn to dust, so it’s reassuring to know there’s always a local amateur company ready to give you the chance to tread the boards.


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What is Pilates really all about? Pilates Presentation Evening Pilates was founded over a hundred years ago by Joseph Pilates and since around the 1990’s has steadily been growing in popularity within the UK. Pilates is designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and mobility of joints, as well as decrease stress levels and improve concentration. It is designed to connect the mind, body and spirit through physical and mental conditioning which can then be integrated into your everyday life. On a fundamentals level Pilates works subtly within the body and with progression the muscles begin to realign and better postural awareness is gained. This is when the body begins to benefit from freedom of movement. If you wish to find out more about Pilates then please join us for a Pilates presentation evening at The Old School, Church Lane, New Romney on Wednesday 3rd July from 6 pm to 8 pm. £10.00 for Pilates master class followed by presentation and light refreshments. Please ring to book. Contact: Lizzie Tuff Member of Register of Exercise Professionals L3 & Independent Yoga Network Tutor/Assessor/Personal Trainer/ Pilates & Yoga Teacher Email: lizzietuff@gmail.com 07891 455005 Plexus Fitness Training

Pilates Presentation Evening Wed 3rd July 6pm to 8pm £10.00 (Please ring to book) Weekly classes from Wed 10th July 6pm to 7pm (Please ring to book) Block of 6 weeks £33.00 non-refundable and nontransferable Or Pay As You Go £6.50 at The Old School Church Lane New Romney Contact: Lizzie and Graham Tuff 07891 455 005 Email: lizzietuff@gmail.com or grahamrtuff@aol.com Personal training, weight management, Nordic walking, Yoga, Pilates and much more!

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leisure Clubs & Societies

playing to suit any level. Bar and social programme throughout the year so give Ann a call 01797 364753.

Dymchurch Active Retirement Association (Synara) We meet at St Mary’s Bay Village Hall.

Keep Fit Have Fun Move to Music

St, Mary’s Bay Village Hall, Jefferstone Lane. On Contact Kay Walker (Secretary) 01303 873542. Thursday 10.15 - 11.15am. First class free then £4. Meetings are as follows: June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th. Phone 01797 320 201 E-mail chrisdavis2711@ September 4th, October 2nd. November 6th hotmail.co.uk. December 4th Contact Kay Walker (Secretary) for Ivychurch Croquet Club meets on Mondays and details 01303 873542 Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.during the months April to October. We are a small but friendly group playing St Marys Bay Short Mat Bowls Club Plays At social as well as League Croquet. Our lawns are on The Village Hall Jefferstone Lane Sundays Morning Milbank Farm near Ivychurch, on the Marsh. No 10:30/13:00 Tuesdays Afternoon 2:00/5:00 Wednesday experience is necessary, just a desire to play and a Evening 7:30/10:30. “GSOH”. For more details please phone Vera Phipps St. Mary’s Bay Camera Club Meet on Wednesday on 01797 367820. evenings at: Committee Room, St. Mary’s Bay Village

Walk and Talk Would you like to get more active in the company of others? Then meet David at the Romney Marsh Day Centre, Rolfe Lane, New Romney at 10am for a 1 hour walk every Tuesday. More info at www.doverdistrictvolunteering.org.uk/healthwalks

Hall. Contact 01303 873984.Yearly subscription £30 plus 50p per meeting attended to help with hall hire costs and tea with biscuits.

1940’s Dancing Lessons, Every Wednesday, incl. Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa & Collegiate

The New Romney History Society meets at the Old School in New Romney, fourth Monday of the month, (except Aug and Dec), most meetings involve a guest speaker and time for discussion and research.

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Events June / July

Wed June 19th / Wed July 17th ETVOS

Clairvoyant Evening Dymchurch Village Hall, Orgarswick Ave, Dymchurch TN29 0NX. Entrance £5, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm

what’s on Stunning works of art by local artists. There will be paintings framed and unframed, woodcarvings, cards and sundry items for sale at reasonable prices. Ample parking and near to the beach.

The Dymchurch Art Society (non-profit making organistaion) is organising the Marsh 13/14 June 10.00 - 4.00pm and Sat 10.00 Art Exhibition Sunday 18th August 10am - Noon ART EXHIBITION at St Nicholas to 4:30pm Entrance Free. Dymchurch Village Church New Romney on Wed 12 June Noon until 4.00pm Framed and unframed pictures, woodcarvings, cards and sundries for sale. Entry is free with easy access. Contact A Warden for further details 01797 367734

Marsh Community Garden

Hall, Orgarswick Ave, Dymchurch

Now Taking Place Every Other Year The Aldington Soap Box Derby will take place this year on the

Dymchurch Road, Romney Marsh TN28 8AY

26th August.

Sunday 7th July Summer Jolly. Moth identification with local experts (using live moths); kids’ activities; homemade produce; fresh produce; plants; guided walks and much more

Calling all volunteer helpers, mad eccentric drivers who want to throw themselves down a big hill!, sponsors and craft market traders, please contact Sarah on 01233 720 166 for further information.

17th and 18th August. 10.00am - 6.00pm ART EXHIBITION by Friday Arts and Friends at Heysham Hall (next to The Varne Fish and Chip Shop) Taylor Road, Lydd on Sea TN29 9PA.

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The BBQ Season

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After 4 long months of cold and winter, we are finally coming up to summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it’s the only type of cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ an irreversible chain of events are set into motion:

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Out of Hours Doctor William Harvey Hospital

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Samaritans www.samaritans.org

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Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

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Dymchurch 01303 874527 Brookland Village Hall Surgery 01797 223230 Newchurch 01303 870324 Ivychurch Pearl Sharland 01797 344121 New Romney Oak Hall Surgery 01797 362 106 info@ivychurch.org.uk 01303 873215 Church Lane Surgery 0844 4773385 St. Mary’s Bay National Train Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk Dymchurch Orgarswick Surgery 08444 773385 Bus Enquiries Martello Medical Practice 08443 878343 Arriva Bus Enquiries 0844 800 44 11 Stage Coach East Kent Veterinary Surgeons 0871 200 22 33 Cinque Ports Veterinary 01797 321771 (Timetable) (Customer Services) 08456 00 22 99 Associates Sambrook & Partners 01797 363177

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