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November 2013

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Welcome Hi everyone, Welcome to the November issue, I hope you all remembered to set your clocks back for the winter season. Apparently the Anglo-Saxons called November ‘Wind-monath’ or Wind Month, as it was the time when the cold winds began to blow and certainly as I am writing this the wind is blowing a gale outside, let’s hope winter won’t be quite as long and severe as it was last year. “Remember, remember the fifth of November gun powder, treason and plot”! For 400 hundred years this poem has served to remind us of the night Guy Fawkes and his band of followers tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. So with Bonfire night approaching and the accompanying fireworks exploding left, right and centre make sure you take special care otherwise your house may not be quite as lucky as the famous Westminster home of our government! Alternatively there will be a number of organised firework displays on locally, if you have any trouble locating them why not go online to my website and check out the magazines for the other areas. DH (dear hubby) never fails to remind me well in advance of November that his birthday is approaching, dropping not-so-subtle hints on what new gadget he might possibly like to arrive around the 14th of the month, of course backing it up with the fact that Prince Charles was born on the same day. I reckon he expects me to treat him like royalty! Maybe I could stick him in the tower of London when he gets on my nerves, h’mmm now there’s a thought! (only joking dear). Our pubs and restaurants are all gearing up for the Christmas season so do check them out and book your Christmas parties in soon to avoid any disappointment. Have a great month ~ Debbie T: 01233 720488 e: w:

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Ground Cover Ground cover plantings are a wonderful way to create gorgeous carpets of colour in your garden, whatever its size and wherever it’s located. But what’s so special about groundcover growing, when is it most useful and when should you start? by Pippa Greenwood


The initial few months will take some effort, but once growing well, most ground cover planting needs little if any maintenance except perhaps a very occasional trim, some food and water in drier weather. It has a superbly smothering effect on the weeds, killing weedlings and deterring further weeds from appearing. The denser the groundcover planting, the better the effect. Autumn is a great time for planting. Trees, shrubs, climbers and herbaceous plants that go in to the ground at this time of year often establish extremely well as they have the luxury of enjoying the relatively warm and yet moist soil, a perfect place for new roots to grow out and establish rapidly. Make sure you invest a bit of time and effort in to the preparation. Clear the area of weeds, digging out all tough weeds completely if you can. Fork the soil over, removing debris such as large stones or buried rubbish and then fork in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost, and perhaps a little slow-release feed too. If you’re planting up a slope, it’s worth trying to secure the soil a little too, as all that preparation and weed clearing will have loosened the surface and made it prone to erosion. Once growing well the roots of the plants will help to secure the slope brilliantly, but in the meantime,

use landscape fabric pinned down onto the surface of the slope. Don’t be tempted to cram the plants in too closely. Given time they will form the desired effect if planted at the correct spacing. But if you fall in to the trap of planting them elbow to elbow, then they are more likely to become stressed and miserable, more prone to disease and will need thinning out. Make sure the plants are kept just moist at the roots until they’re well established and feed occasionally. By choosing varieties of plants which are recommended for use as groundcover you’ll be unlikely to have to do much if any pruning. So what should you choose to grow? Foliage that is attractive and interesting makes a wonderful groundcover planting and if you wish you can add a few more flamboyant flowering plants to the mixture too. By using plants with interestingly shaped leaves or variegated leaves your leafy planting will look even better. If you want a reasonable effect all year around, then select at least some of the plants you use from the evergreens. These may lose their leaves, but they do so gradually so you’ll never be left with totally bare soil. Great Shrubby Groundcover Ideas Heaths and Heathers, Cotoneaster horizontalis and Cotoneaster microphyllus, Stephandra incise ‘Crispa’, groundcover roses eg the

‘Flower Carpet’ roses. Great Shade-Tolerant groundcover Ideas Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis, Mahonia repens, Gaultheria procumbens, Hypericum calycinum, many hebes including Hebe pinguifolia, Euonymus fortune cultivars such as ‘Emerald n’Gold’, ‘Emerald Gaiety’ Herbaceous Ground Cover in Shadier Spots Sweet violets, pulmonaria (lungworts) eg the white-flowered ‘Sissinghurst’, Bugle (the ajugas eg Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’), Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny), Lily-of-the-valley, Lamium ‘White Nancy’ and Lamium ‘Silver Beacon’, Bergenia Sunnier Groundcover Snow-in-summer, thymes, oregano, many of the sedums, chamomile. Visit Pippa’s website www. for a great range of gardeningrelated Christmas gifts including stylish ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ gift card, handmade pottery herb planters, recycled metal sculptures, Pippa’s favourite weeding tool, signed books and lots of seriously useful garden items.

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Textures For Interiors The way a space feels is just as important as the way it looks. Interiors expert Katherine Sorrell reveals how an imaginative use of different surfaces can make an impact in your home. By Katherine Sorrell


Colours and patterns may be the first things you notice when you walk into a room, but spend any time in it and the textures become increasingly important. From the polish of smooth ceramic to the soft give of cashmere, the nubbly weave of wicker to the homely warmth of felted wool, not only is the right surface in the right area a functional necessity, but an appreciation of texture also enables us to relate to our surroundings in a direct and sensual way, making us feel comfortably and securely at home. Textures, in short, bring a room to life and make a house a home. Underpinning every design scheme, textures relate to just about every aspect of a room, from size and lighting to colour schemes and style. Consider this aspect of room design as layering one texture with another (floor, walls, upholstery and window treatments are the basics),

then adding touches of one or two more (cushions, lamps, vases, rugs and so on). At first the concept may sound challenging, but it will soon come entirely naturally. Start with key areas – upholstery or loose covers in a fabric that’s neither so shiny and slippery that you slide off it the moment you sit down, nor so rough that it’s uncomfortable and snags instantly. Curtains that draw easily, worktops that are tough and durable, floorboards that can be cleaned easily. A ‘quiet’, fairly smooth texture is likely to be the backbone of most schemes, but the interest is all in how it is combined and contrasted with other elements. If you wanted to bring out the cosiness of a small bedroom, say, you could combine a fluffy rug, matt-painted walls, velvet curtains and chintzy quilts. Or, to emphasise a bright and airy living room, the main features might be varnished

floorboards, glossy white woodwork, sheer curtains and glass or chrome lamp bases. The aim is to achieve pleasing contrasts rather than clashes, so avoid too many unusual, eye-catching textures in one space – think trims and accents such as a woollen throw with an edging of silk satin, or a plain cotton sofa piled with embroidered and appliquéd cushions, for example. Texture has an important part to play in the overall style of a room. Modern rooms tend to be feature harder, shinier surfaces, whereas a vintage or ethnic look is more rustic and varied in texture. You only have to think of the contrast between a contemporary room that features lots of stainless steel, chrome and mirror, with a more nostalgic room that contains quilts, knitting, embroidery and lace, to understand how important texture is in setting a scene.

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Using understated colour schemes and simple patterns allows textures to speak for themselves. This is where a palette of neutrals comes to the fore – just think of the beautiful, natural hues of sisal, shell, stone or wicker. A dash of brightness may add a focal point, but the subtlety is in the surfaces themselves. The contrasting finishes of different types of paint can add to your textural scheme, from ultramatt emulsion to the shiniest gloss – even if they are all exactly the same shade. Lastly, remember that good lighting shows off textures to their best advantage. Try to pick out interesting features and highlight them

Once you have grasped the basic principles of using texture, you can incorporate all sorts of different elements: distressed or varnished wood, woven willow, worn stone, foxed mirror, distressed leather, fake fur, buttons, raffia and crochet, to name but a few. Look for interesting combinations and there are even more exciting and delightful opportunities – a feather trim around a plain fabric lampshade, perhaps, or something as simple as a set of monogrammed napkins contrasted with pearlhandled cutlery. Textural

possibilities are endless and, with just a little effort, you can achieve a look that is individual, intriguing and truly remarkable. Image: Woven wicker and the grain of a timber-effect floor make an elegant combination with soft upholstery. Classic collection laminate planks, £16.49 per square metre, Quick-Step (


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On March 18th 1952 explorers Raymond Lambert and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay set a new altitude record when they climbed to within touching distance of the summit of Mount Everest. They missed out by just 660 feet (200 metres). They stopped as they were suffocating due to climbing without the aid of oxygen. A year later they returned with John Hunt and Sir Edmund Hillary, this time they reached the summit at 29,035 feet on May 29th 1953. During these historic climbs, many of the climbers were known to be wearing Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometers. The watches were very important to a climber because by timing their ascent they could measure their oxygen use; and quite literally bet

their lives on the accuracy of these watches. There was a twist to this story as Rolex had spent a vast amount of money on advertising that theirs would be the first watch to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was equipped with a Prototype Rolex Explorer which performed without fail; it was believed Sir Edmund Hillary had also worn the same watch but to Rolex’s embarrassment it was soon learned that he was actually wearing a watch called a Smiths Deluxe made by an English watch company Smiths. The First watch that was taken into space was by a Swiss watch company called Heuer (Tag Heuer) this was a stopwatch and it was worn by John Glen in 1962 on the spaceship Friendship 7 which was the first U.S manned orbital mission. The first watch which landed on the moon was worn by U.S space astronaut Scott Carpenter and he had a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut, which was designed with a 24 hour analogue dial to avoid confusion between AM and PM as it was always dark in space. On the 26th March 2012 film maker James Cameron, known for his films such as Titanic and Avatar, launched his mini submarine to travel to the deepest place known on earth the Mariana

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LOCAL MARKETS CHALLOCK Challock Memorial Hall, Blind Lane. 1st & 3rd Friday of each month 1pm to 4pm Contact Pauline Hickson 01233 740979

THE BARN SHOP TRADITIONAL MARKET Challock - 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month 10am – 2pm Contact 01233 740237

CHARING FARMER’S MARKET Charing Church Barn 9 -11.30 every Thurs 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 (12pm Oct - April)

RYE MARKET Every Thursday at the Cattle Market Car Park. Early till around 3pm (depending on the weather)

RYE COUNTRY MARKET Formerly WI Market Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill. Every Friday 10am -11.30am

TENTERDEN COUNTRY MARKET Every Friday 9.30am -11.30am St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church road.

WITTERSHAM MARKET Every Tuesday Village Hall 9am. - 11am Tel: 01797 270757

WYE - 07804 652156 First and third Saturday of every month on the Village Green in Wye. Tel: 07804 652156

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Twice Baked Cheese Souffles Makes 4

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If the thought of baking a fragile cheese soufflé for a special dinner seems a little too ambitious, then think again. Baked once in advance then baked again just before serving, these delicious individual soufflés work every time. Ingredients: 20

• 40g butter, plus extra for greasing • 40g plain flour • 225ml milk, warmed • 4 large eggs, separated • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley • 75g mature Cheddar cheese, grated • 75g Stilton cheese, crumbled • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 150ml double cream • Green salad, to serve • Cayenne pepper, to sprinkle (optional)

Melt the butter in a saucepan then stir in the flour and mix with a wooden spoon to make a smooth paste. Cook over a low heat for 1 minute. Gradually whisk the milk a little at a time. Once all the milk has been added, cook over a low heat for a further 2-3 minutes, whisking continuously, until you have a smooth and thick sauce. Remove from the heat and cool for 5 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks, parsley and two-thirds of the Cheddar and Stilton. Season lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Butter four large ramekin dishes and line the bases with circles of baking parchment. Place the egg whites in a clean, grease-free bowl and whisk until stiff. Beat one spoonful of the egg whites into the cheese sauce to loosen it slightly then gently fold the sauce into the remaining egg whites. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared dishes.


Place the dishes in a roasting tin and pour in boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the dishes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Transfer the dishes to a cooling rack (the soufflés will sink a little but don’t worry). Increase the oven temperature to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.

To prepare ahead, leave the soufflés to cool after the initial baking, then turn them out into the baking dish and cover with cling film. Chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight and top with the cheese and bake for the second time just before serving.

Turn the soufflés out into a shallow baking dish and remove the lining papers. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes until piping hot and puffy. Spoon the cream over the top and bake for a further 2-3 minutes until heated through. Serve immediately with salad, sprinkled lightly with cayenne pepper, if liked.


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Events November

Hamstreet School walking bus This is currently not in operation but it really helps towards easing vehicle congestion outside the village school in the mornings. Volunteers are desperately needed to reinvigorate the service. Anybody able to help even just a little should contact the school office on 01233 732577 Friday 8th November Pamper and Shopping evening in aid of Cancer Research UK. Fancy a relaxing and fun evening come and join us from 7-9.30pm at Woodchurch Memorial hall Stalls will be selling a range of gifts including handbags, jewellery & candles or you can treat yourself to a mini pamper treatment from £5 Entry £5 including a drink - All proceeds will go to charity more details available from Fiona at the Cancer research shop in Ashford 01233 646488


Monday 11th Nov ASHFORD MUSIC SOCIETY ALISON TEALE (oboe/cor anglais) ELIZABETH BURLEY (piano) Alison Teale is the principal Cor Anglais player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Her aim is to demonstrate the beauty and versatility of the Cor Anglais and raise its profile so that it receives the recognition it deserves. Her varied

programme for Ashford will be both exciting and full of interest. Venue: The Norton Knatchbull School, Hythe Road, Ashford, TN24 0QJ Time: 7.30 p.m. Tickets: £12 (Adults) and £3 (Students) Contact: Brenda McCormack on 01233 622971 or Hilary Pittock on 01233 623700

Pilgrims Hospice Forthcoming Events: Now collecting – unloved gifts .… ‘Gift it Again! Christmas Fair – Sat 16th November New Venue Norton Knatchbull School. See for more details

Ashford (Kent) Art Society Autumn Exhibition and Sale of Work. 20th - 30th November daily, 10 - 4 (except Sunday) at St Mary’s Parish Church, Ashford. All welcome to browse and enjoy the varied works. Free admission.

The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on Wednesday 20th November in Biddenden New Village Hall at 8 pm. There will be the AGM, followed by the topic:- “Setting up and trouble shooting with an internet connection”. Annual membership is £10 plus £2 per meeting. Non-members are welcome (£3, but first visit is free) Full details: http://www. - Enquiries: The 3rd Christmas Shopping Event In support of Muscular Dystrophy Thursday 21st and Friday

THE SIX BELLS Woodchurch Tel: 01233 860246 Angie and Ray offer a warm welcome to their CAMRA award winning village pub. Currently offering five real ales with more to come, and traditional English food.

Quiz Night Every Other Tuesday Open All Day 12 ‘till 12! Food Served: Monday - Saturday, 12 - 3pm & 6 - 9pm Sunday 12 - 6pm

what’s on 22nd November 2013 12 noon to 9pm Little Dane, Smarden Road, Biddenden,TN27 8JT (entrance to house in Pook Lane) Gifts and Decorations from Maisie K, Jewellery, Stained Glass, Sculptors, Hand Made Candles and much more from local artists. 10% of sales and refreshment proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Flower arranging session, Victory Hall, Hamstreet on Thursday November 21 from 2pm-4pm. There is a different arrangement each month with the guidance of demonstrators. Entry is £5 and oasis, frogs and tea are provided. For details of what to bring or to book a place phone Angela on 01233 732833 or Wendy on 732903.

Saturday 21st December 7.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm for refreshments) Ashford Parish Church, TN23 1QG Ashford Choral Society presents its annual Carol Concert. Mark Deller conducts traditional and less well-known carols with the audience encouraged to join in with some of the more familiar carols. Accompanied by organist Matthew Raisbeck. Tickets: £6.00, children free Tickets available from: Tourist Office, Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford (01233 330316); Right Track Music Shop, Tufton Street, Ashford (01233 662682); Wye Newsagents (opposite Wye Church); Also by phone from Hilary Swan (01233 626059)

Saturday 23rd Nov 7.30pm Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB Ashford Choral Society and Orchestra presents Mozart’s Davidde Penitente KV469 and Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (The Nelson Mass). With soloists Kathryn Jenkin, soprano, Juliet Schiemann, soprano, and James Oxley, tenor. Conductor is Mark Deller. Tickets: £20.00, £16.00, £10.00 (Children half price all tickets) Tickets available from: The Gulbenkian Theatre Box Office: 01227 769075, online at





-Wednesday 27th November (7:15 for 7:30pm) -meets in the Village Hall for our last event of the year. We start the evening with our AGM followed by the Quiz and Cheese and Wine buffet. Non member tickets £5 - available by contacting Irene Orsborne on 01580 291777 or Lesley Lidgett on 01580 291931 before 23rd November.

Kent Clinic for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Victory Hall, Hamstreet on Friday November 29 from 2pm-4pm. This includes NHS hearing aid aftercare and battery supply. Phone 01227 760046 for info or visit

It’s Panto Time Again! Bethersden WI panto group present: GOLDILOCKS AND LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD In Bethersden Village Hall on Friday 6th Dec. 7.30pm Saturday 7th Dec. 3pm and 8pm tickets £3.00 call 01233 822565

CHRISTMAS FOOD FAIR Saturday December 7th 9.00 am - 12 noon Appledore Parish Church (TN26 2DB) Homemade seasonal foods, preserves, gifts, books, decorations, planted bulbs, cakes etc. plus handbell ringers and a visit from Father Christmas. Refreshments available all morning. Free admission and parking. Details & forward orders 01233 758285



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what’s on The Worlds Wonder Since 1860 there have been 12 owners of the Worlds Wonder in Warehorne; Kathy and John are moving up the list of landlords’ longevity at the Wonder, having bought the business in 2005 they have been there for 8 years; where most previous incumbents have had 5 years or less at the Wonder. How is it that they are probably the longest serving owners of this type of business for miles around? Other business from Aldington to Kenardington from Kingsnorth to Brenzet from High Halden to New Romney and beyond have either changed landlords (some more than once) or sadly closed altogether. It is no coincidence that they have awards for their meals, and recently won an award for service and hospitality from Ashford & Tenterden Tourist Association by a secret shopper; because it’s the meals that have helped the business survive through the difficult times of the credit crunch.

Their philosophy is ‘Food like Mum makes’, simple good traditional home cooking. All of the dishes served at the Wonder are cooked on the premises by Kathy and Alison, they are always looking to add traditional meals to the special menu, such as homemade Suet puddings, homemade pies, and Oxtail stew. Their motto is ‘The Wonder Where meals are to dine for’ Since buying the business, they have continued to increase the homemade offerings encompassing starters, main courses and desserts, and even offer homemade scones with cream teas, and cakes. A major event for the business to display their homemade credentials is the Pudding night. The night starts with a carvery followed by around 20 homemade desserts created by Alison to sample. This is an all you can eat event, but customers are advised it is a marathon not a sprint; a table quiz is provided as evening entertainment while customers try as many or as much as they like. John said “Alison sets herself a goal of providing different desserts, which have a theme i.e. Star Wars on May the 4th, Independence day in July, Back to school in September and Guy Fawkes in November”.


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9th November: Our next Themed Guy Fawkes ‘Pudding Night’ - Carvery followed by 20 different Famous for our Homemade Pies, Puddings & Desserts. desserts to sample. Booking Essential. Locally sourced meat, fish & produce. Separate Book now for Christmas Parties or Christmas Day Vegetarian Menu Genuine Homemade Traditional Cuisine

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A multiple choice vegetarian menu is provided unlike many other establishments offering a token vegetarian option, the Wonder provides a choice of around five or six true vegetarian dishes equivalent to the number of dishes on their main menu. Kathy said, “Vegetarians have told us that many restaurants offer a token choice, well we want to give real options; from a casserole to a curry, quiches to tofu we want vegetarians to feel valued, and make their experience with us a pleasurable one”. On Friday & Saturday fresh fish is added to the menu; not just battered cod and chips, although that is available if desired, but dishes including sea bream, trout, plaice, mackerel and other fruits of the sea. So why not give them a call, and book a table. Special diets can be accommodated subject to discussion. Christmas day and party bookings being taken now, why not try a Christmas Party with a difference, ‘Sweet Pudding Parties’ with cold buffet or carvery to start, choose your own dessert range, if you wish up to 12 sweet puddings! Call 01233 732431 or E-mail

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Traditional Roast Turkey Crown with stuffing balls, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and a rich gravy Pan - fried Pork Tenderloin wrapped in bacon with a creamy sage sauce Scallop and Chorizo Linguine with a saffron broth Mushroom stroganoff served with rice All Main Courses are Served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes Unless Stated

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History shows that investing in equities, or shares, has provided investors with a better chance of outpacing inflation over the long term versus other asset classes, particularly if the companies are able to increase the dividend payments year after year. After difficult conditions in 2008 and 2009, it appears that this seems to be happening. With dividend payouts on the turn, the outlook for equity income funds could also be on the up. Equity income funds have a strong track record for delivering attractive, sustainable income and steady returns over the long term, but they were inevitably impacted by the global banking crisis of recent times. These funds have had time to adjust to the post-financial crisis world but it is worth remembering that not all equity income funds are the same. Some are better for income, while others provide better prospects for total return investors through the reinvestment of dividends. So if it’s income you are after make sure you research and understand the individual fund fully. It is not just UK equity funds that might tempt income seekers. Corporate bond funds, income producers by nature, remain popular, particularly with cautious investors. But the decision on which bond fund to choose is less than clear-cut and those considering the asset class should consider the contrast between the different types. As applies with all asset types, a diversified fixed interest

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The Marsh Million – boosting rural business

Geographically, much of the Romney Marsh lies in the borough of Ashford. In fact, businesses of up to 50 employees in the following parishes are eligible to apply for the interest-free loans:

Could you be eligible to apply for an interestfree loan from what is known as the ‘Marsh Million’? Many businesses in the Romney Marsh area, including several in the borough of Ashford, definitely are and they are being urged to access this new funding opportunity.

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The Marsh Million is a three-year, economic growth fund for the Romney Marsh, which aims to boost business in this rural area. It is backed by Magnox Ltd, which has put £500,000 into the fund. Magnox operates the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority-owned Dungeness A power station. Further funding that tops the fund up to the one million mark comes from Kent County Council (£400,000), Ashford Borough Council (£50,000) and Shepway District Council (also contributing £50,000). Local companies, entrepreneurs and soletraders will be able to apply for unsecured loans of up to £10,000 aimed at promoting local business growth, supporting new enterprises and boosting access to training.

Stone-cum-Ebony - Warehorne - Wittersham Cllr Clair Bell, Ashford Borough Council’s portfolio holder for tourism and the rural economy, said: “I am delighted to be part of this exciting project that will create jobs and stimulate employment in the Marsh area. Helping the area develop new job and business development opportunities following the decommissioning of Dungeness A is vital. “It is important that businesses are aware this money is available for interest-free loans and that they qualify. By working in partnership with Kent and Shepway councils this project will harness the considerable potential that exists in the Marsh, making maximum use of skilled people and demonstrating the collective will to increase economic prosperity in the rural part of the borough. Details on how to apply for the loans are available at

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Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331


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