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Oct / Nov 2017

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Welcome Hi everyone, welcome to the October edition. Shorter days and colder evenings are waiting in the wings, as we bid a fond farewell to British Summertime on the 28th, don’t forget the clocks go BACK! September was barely halfway through when I pulled out the first of my winter woollies, and set the heating in the office for the early morning. So much for any thoughts of an Indian Summer! You may remember that back in March, I said that I planned to turn over a new leaf to address my health and extreme lack of fitness. Let’s just say it didn’t go quite according to plan, but the on the positive side I am now exercising regularly and the days of the couch potato are behind me (for now!). In order to remove all excuses of weather, timing and anything else I could think of, we invested in a treadmill. With the help of some favourite upbeat music tracks, I am revisiting my disco bunny days of the 70’s and 80’s, whilst walking briskly for 30-40 minutes three or four times a week. My blood pressure is down, I’ve lost some weight and I can do so much more than I could at the beginning of the year. Now that I associate exercise with fun, and in my head I’m 20 again, I’m confident that I can keep going. It was just a matter of finding something to suit my own personality. As is typical of the October edition, Christmas is now on the menu, before we know it the party season will be up and running. Do keep those events coming in, remember they’re free to advertise! Until next time, have a great month.

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Gardeners In Glass Houses by Pippa Greenwood

If you can possibly squeeze a greenhouse in to your garden, it’ll be a purchase you won’t regret. A greenhouse will literally transform your gardening activities and open up a whole new range of possibilities - but what should you get and where should you put it? A greenhouse needs to be sited well away from large trees. These not only make for shady conditions that will reduce light getting to the plants inside the greenhouse, but falling branches or other tree debris also increase the risk of damage to the glass as well as the guttering becoming clogged. If you are going to want to install electrical equipment such as heating, lighting or even some electrically heated propagators, bear in mind that the further the greenhouse is from the house or other existing supply, the more expensive it will be to install underground armoured cable. So what size should you go for? The answer is simple, larger than you might expect! Pretty well whatever the size of greenhouse you get, you can be sure you will eventually wish it was larger. Most of the initial costs rise by


a relatively small amount as the size of the greenhouse increases, so save up a little longer if necessary. But any greenhouse is better than none, so if space or budget only allow for a 4ft x 4ft, then still go for it! Most greenhouses have a frame made from wood or metal (most commonly aluminium). Which you choose will really depend on personal preference: many prefer the look of wood, but it will need regular maintenance unless it is western red cedar. Whichever you choose, make sure it is sturdily constructed, especially if you live in a wind-prone area. In the height of summer a greenhouse will soon heat up, and temperatures can rise to the extent that plants will be damaged or even killed. Plenty of ventilation helps to reduce the temperature and also allows for better air circulation, so reducing problems with plant diseases etc. Consider roof vents as well, which aid air circulation and are an especially efficient way to let excess heat escape. Make sure that the doorway to your greenhouse is wide enough for easy access. Occasionally you see some that are so skinny you’d struggle to get through them

if you were carrying anything heavy or bulky. If possible choose one wide enough for you to push a wheelbarrow through with ease – this will make jobs such as changing the border soil or just bringing in compost so much easier. A greenhouse should be erected on a solid base - perhaps paving slabs, concrete or bricks - or on a skirt or surround of paving or concrete. The choice needs to be made at the outset, and your supplier will be able to advise on what is best for the greenhouse you choose. I prefer to have a solid path up the centre of the greenhouse (essential for practicality) and then an open bed up one or both sides. The advantage of a bed is that you can fill it full of quality soil and plant directly into it, making maintenance of crops such as tomatoes an awful lot easier. A solid base means you will need to grow greenhouse crops in containers. When you’re placing the order, try to get some greenhouse staging in your greenhouse. This is usually made from wood or metal and is slatted, making a perfect place to stand seed trays, pots and propagators.

The Garden Most greenhouses are fitted with horticultural grade glass but there are other options; if the garden is used by children, you may decide to do as I did and install safety glass or reinforced glass to reduce the risk of a tragic accident – especially likely at the base of the greenhouse. Plastic, polythene or corrugated plastic ‘glazing’ are also available from some outlets; these are generally lower cost and less of a potential hazard - but check how long they are designed to last, and think about how they will look too. If possible consider some really useful extras, including: shading (necessary to help to keep temperatures down in the sunnier months and to reduce the risk of plant damage); guttering and a linked in water-butt (a brilliant way

to have a handy water supply without elaborate plumbing, and the green option too); and an electrical supply (expensive and must be installed by a properly qualified and registered electrician, but allows electrical heating, lighting, fans and installation of a heated propagator). My Top Reasons for Getting a Greenhouse • It allows you to grow a wider range of crops with ease. • It provides a longer growing season, giving shelter at both ends of the season. • You will be able to raise a lot of plants from seed yourself, so saving money. • It will dramatically reduce the risk of problems such as tomato blight.

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Home & Interiors Designing A Dressing Room

The Modernist architect Le Corbusier (a man who knew a thing or two about designing buildings) advised readers of his collected essays: “Never undress in your bedroom. It is not a clean thing to do and makes the room horribly untidy.” Clearly, this was a man who was strongly in favour of separate dressing rooms.


Move on almost 100 years or so and, while most of us don’t really feel that it’s unhygienic to take our clothes off in the bedroom, many of us do yearn for the luxury of a dressing room, a dedicated place in which to store clothes in good order, leaving the bedroom as a comfortable, tranquil place uncluttered by bulky wardrobes and chests of drawers. When space allows, this could be an immensely useful, functional

space, as large and luxurious as you like, containing not just clothes storage but also room for a dressing table, seating and plenty of mirrors. When space is restricted, perhaps in an apartment or older property, you may find that it is more efficient to turn a small room, part of a large landing or one end of a bathroom or the master bedroom into a dressing area packed with carefully designed storage. How big should a dressing room be? The most effective way to work it out is simply to get out your tape and measure everything that you’re planning to put in the room, then draw up plans and elevations of where and how they’ll fit. Most people opt for a combination of hanging space and drawers. Think of rails for full, half

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and three-quarter-length hanging, deep, shallow and compartmentalised drawers, and useful fittings such as tie holders, pull-out shelves, boxes, trouser hangers and laundry bins. The hard-to-reach top parts of the space are ideal for infrequently used items, and shoes can be kept in racks or on trees at the bottom. To turn your space from a walk-in wardrobe to a full-on dressing room, leave enough space for a dressing table with a good mirror and drawers for cosmetics, hair styling kit and so on. A fulllength mirror is essential, and for drying hair you’ll need a plug socket nearby. There are three ways to fit out the space: find a carpenter or joiner to make you an utterly bespoke room; commission a fitted-furniture specialist and choose from one of their ranges; or use off-the-shelf elements, readily available from DIY sheds or storage specialists, and make it up yourself. The latter option, though undeniably the cheapest, has the disadvantage of being less flexible and, because all the parts will be made to standard measurements, may not make the best use of your space, particularly if it is awkwardly shaped. It is important to get the lighting right in a dressing room.

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Autumn Entertainment From new releases to true classics, there’s plenty to keep you entertained from our choice of books this month. How to Stop Time – Matt Haig Tom Hazard looks like he’s 40, but he’s been alive for centuries. People notice when you age so slowly, so Tom has to change his identity every eight years – a new name, new job, new friends. Falling in love isn’t an option and it’s best not to get too attached to anyone, as they’ll only die. But Tom craves an ordinary life. Beautifully written, this book is begging to be devoured in one sitting. Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie After years of raising her younger siblings, Isma is free to live her own life and to start a career in America. Back in the UK, her sister, Aneeka, is struggling in a society that sees her hijab as a threat. Enter Eamonn, the son of a well-known London politician, who will have a lasting effect on both women. This reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone covers some pretty big issues, from religion, politics and extremism to love and family ties. However, Shamsie’s skilful writing means the themes never suffocate the story. A powerful book.


Entrepreneurial You – Dorie Clark If you’re fed up of the daily grind and fancy setting up on your own, this book might prove a good starting point. The tagline is a good indication of the content – ‘Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive’. Clark offers advice on choosing what to do, building your brand and finding people to buy from you. There are plenty of case studies to be inspired by and, unlike many other business books, it’s not too heavy a read.

Extracted Trilogy – RR Haywood Harry Madden died after blowing up a German base in WW2. Safa Patel saved the prime minister, before being killed by terrorists. Ben Ryder was hit by a train while trying to stop armed men blowing up an underground station. Now these three heroes find themselves ‘extracted’ from their untimely deaths, by a man with a time-machine who wants them to save the world. A thoroughly enjoyable read, with a tightly-written plot, great characters and plenty of action.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood Now a critically acclaimed TV series, The Handmaid’s Tale was first published in 1985. The US government has been overthrown by a fundamentalist Christian organisation, which strips women of their rights. Birth rates have plummeted and, as one of the few fertile women left, June is forced to become a handmaid to a powerful commander, Fred. Renamed Offred, her sole purpose is to bear her master’s children. Gripping.

The Break – Marian Keyes Bestselling author Marian Keyes’ latest book centres around fortysomething Amy, whose husband Hugh has decided he wants a break. It’s not that he doesn’t love her; he just wants some time for himself. Six months’ worth of time in fact. But if he’s on a break, then surely Amy deserves a bit of freedom too? An amusing, easy read for curling up with on a cold winter’s evening.

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Christmas Tree. We extend a warm welcome to any lady visitor and for further information please contact Joy Taylor 01303 812165 or Margaret Garrett 01303 4th Shadoxhurst Flower Arrangers next meeting 813932 an outstanding local demonstrator Robin White will be treating members to another of his fabulous 11th Wye Singers. We got off to a cracking start for the Autumn term brushing up on Karl Jenkins evenings. This time the theme is “Wooden it be Adiemus and learning Flow Water by Damien Kehoe Loverly”. The members competition will be for an finishing with some sing along favourites. Everyone arrangement entitled “Rough with the Smooth” is welcome of any ability so come and join us every 6th Tenterden & District Horticultural Society’s second Wednesday in Latin School, Wye, (beside next meeting is 7.00 for 7.30pm in St. Mildred’s the churchyard). Doors open at 7.30pm, choir Church Hall, Tenterden when there will be a from 8 to 9.30pm. Cost pro rata at £25 per term. presentation by Mrs. Alison Marsden titled “More Enquiries to Toria Ward 07906 924005 or toriawye@ Garden Impact for Less Effort”. For further enquiries or Mark Harding on 07739413666 or please contact Janice Parsons on 01580 763900 or markharding2’ email 13th Woodchurch Film Society will be showing 8th Four Seasons of Music at St Mary’s Smeeth ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ at The memorial Hall, The Autumn: The Bourne Consort at 3pm. The Bourne Green, Woodchurch TN26 3PF. Doors open at 7pm Consort perform unaccompanied vocal music for 7.30pm screening. Tickets: £4 (members), £5 (nonconducted by Matthew Raisbeck.Donations at the members). All available at the door Refreshments door consisting hot & cold drinks plus home-made cakes for sale. 9th Smeeth W.I. will meet at Brabourne and

Smeeth Village Hall at 7.30pm when Heather West 17th Demonstrator Sue Thompson will be staging will hold a Craft Class and guide our fingers into a floral art demonstration entitled ’Up the Garden making a Christmas decoration. We look forward to Path’ for Ashford Flower Club at Furley Hall, Maidstone being able to take home something special for the Road, Ashford TN24 8TX. Demonstration starts at

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Potted duck with plum marmalade & crostini Baked Portobello mushroom with grilled halloumi & caramelised red onion Chilli & garlic king prawns with piquant mixed pepper salsa Leek & potato soup with flakes of smoked haddock


Roasted Kentish turkey Roasted forerib of Kentish beef Pan fried Barbary duck breast Brie & beetroot wellington with port & walnuts Served with roasted potatoes, sausage meat stuffing, honey glazed roasted parsnips, Chantenay carrots & sprout, red cabbage & walnut panache Pan fried Seabass with dill mashed potatoes, tenderstem broccoli & pea puree.


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7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm). Tickets are £3.00, and can be purchased at the door. All demonstrated arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening - you could be one of the winners, so come along and meet us. 20/21 Woodchurch Players celebrate their one hundredth production! The Players present ‘A night of Comedy’ as their October production in the Memorial Hall. ‘Deck Chairs’ consists of two one act comedies, set on a seaside promenade. The second half of the evening is a comedy written by Woodchurch Player Simon Phelps ‘Waiting for Chris’. Performances on Friday 20th October at 7.30pm and Saturday 21st October at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets available at the Community Centre 01233 861381 or book on line www.woodchurchplayers. com 25th The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets in the New Village Hall (7:15pm for 7:30pm start). Tonight Sally Berkeley will be giving a talk entitled ‘The Madness of Gardeners – Tulips and Ferns’ Members fees are £2, Non Members £3. Annual membership £5. New members always welcome. Contact Irene on 01580 291777 or Lesley on 01580 291931

27th Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society’s next meeting is in the village hall from 7.15 for 7.30 pm when the AGM will be held followed by drinks and nibbles. For further enquiries please contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813451 or email 28/29 Art & Craft Sale. St Margaret’s Church Bethersden. 10am - 4pm. Refreshments available both days. Come and start your Christmas shopping early.

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Beef And Pepper Stroganoff Serves 4

Ready in 25 minutes

This is a fabulously quick and easy supper that is packed full of flavour. Serve with a watercress or rocket salad, if liked.

Ingredients: • 350g tagliatelle • 1tbsp olive oil • 4 flash-fry steaks (each about 125g), cut into thin strips • 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced • 300ml carton half-fat crème fraiche • 2tsp coarsely ground black pepper • 1-2 tbsp freshly chopped flatleaf parsley


Add a spoonful of wholegrain mustard with the crème fraiche for an extra piquant flavour or try a splash of Worcestershire sauce.


Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the tagliatelle and cook for 8-10 minutes or according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and stir-fry the steak strips over a very high heat until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden then add the pepper slices and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Return the steak strips and any meat juices to the pan and stir in the crème fraiche and ground black pepper. Heat through gently. Stir in the parsley and adjust the seasoning to taste. Drain the tagliatelle and divide between four warmed shallow pasta bowls. Spoon the steak mixture on top and garnish with a little more freshly ground black pepper.

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Rye Country Market Formerly WI Market Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill. Every Friday 10am -11.30am Tenterden Country Market Every Friday 9.30am -11.00am St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church road. Tenterden High Street Market Friday’s – 0830 – 1400 Wittersham Market Every Tuesday Village Hall 9am. - 11am Tel: 01580 753062 Wye First and third Saturday of every month on the Village Green in Wye. Tel: 07804 652156

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Living in this beautiful corner of the country, ‘The Garden of England’, we are fortunate to be surrounded by fields, farms and orchards, producing the freshest local fare. With the advent of 24-hour supermarkets stocking fruit and veg from all over the world, all year round, it is easy to forget that we can eat far better and help local businesses, if we shop local. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sam Nightingale from the Nightingale Cider Company (formerly Gibbet Oak Cider, Farm & Farm Shop) whose family owns and runs the oldest farm shop in Tenterden. The Nightingale family have been growing fruit in Kent since 1948 and have been based at Gibbet Oak Farm for the past 33 years. The farm shop grew from the humble beginnings of an honesty stall over 20 years ago and now boasts a cider and juice company as well.

Sam explains that in the Autumn of 2015, he returned to the family business to support his father and help diversify the business. The Nightingales have been producing juice since 2005, while in 2009 Sam started experimenting with making cider and perry as a hobby. 30

Fast-forward to 2013 and the first cider and perry was on sale in the well-stocked farm shop. Today there are now 11 different cider, perry and juice products selling to pubs, cafés, trade and consumers across Kent. “Cider production alone is now at 45,000 litres per year - a tripling in production on the previous vintage and the farm shop is open 7 days a week, so we are pretty busy.” Sam Nightingale Sam also has plans to build on their little known delivery service and the brand new website has a retail page, meaning the Tenterden grown juices and ciders can be purchased online from later this month. As we chat during the busiest harvest the farm has seen in several years, Sam excitedly talks about the latest project of re-branding, “With the businesses having grown up under different names, over the last 70 years, we felt that it was time to unite them under the family name” Sam explains, ‘Nightingale Cider Company and Nightingale Farm Shop’, we look forward to welcoming customers new and old to see our new look!” Find Nightingale Farm Shop on the B2080 Appledore Road, Tenterden. Open 7 days a week 01580 763938 |

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Cake and Bake Chocolate and Orange Puddings Chocolate and orange are perfect flavour partners and these lovely individual puddings taste delicious served warm with custard or cream.

Ingredients: • 3 small clementines or satsumas, thinly sliced • 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing • 175g caster sugar • 3 large eggs, beaten • 125g self-raising flour • 50g cocoa powder, sifted • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice • 2 tsp orange zest • Custard or cream, to serve

Makes 6 Ready in 1 hours 30 mins

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1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Butter and line the bases of 6 x 175ml metal pudding basins with circles of baking parchment. Place a slice of clementine or satsuma in the base of each basin and press 2-3 slices around the sides. 2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and, using an electric mixer, beat until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs then sift over the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the creamed mixture with the orange juice and zest. 3. Divide the mixture between the pudding basins and cover each with a square of pleated, buttered foil, scrunching it tightly around the sides of each basin. Transfer to a roasting tin and pour in enough boiling water from a kettle to reach halfway up the sides of the basins. 4. Bake for 1 hour, until the puddings have risen and are firm to the touch, and a skewer inserted through the foil of one of the puddings comes out clean. Turn out and serve with custard or cream.

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Kid’s Corner


Helping Children To Deal With Big Emotions by Kate Duggan

It can be bewildering when your child has a meltdown, as the reason for it often seems pretty minor. However, while children may think they’re upset because their sibling got an extra sweet or because they want to carry on watching TV, there’s often an underlying issue. Tiredness, hunger and sugar crashes can all make children over-emotional. Of course, children often won’t realise why they’re feeling like they do and may be very quick to tell you that no they’re not hungry, they’re cross because you’re just being SO UNFAIR. Children also often store up any anxieties and let them loose in a safe place, i.e. at home. An argument with a friend at school, for instance, can result in a shouting match over switching the TV off at home. Or, if your child is worried that you might love their siblings more than you love them, a perceived unfairness can be a trigger to letting that worry come out. A worry box can be a useful tool for discovering any underlying anxieties that may be bothering your child. Help them to decorate a cardboard box and write ‘Our worry box’ on the

side. Encourage your child to write down when something is worrying them, and to pop it in the box. If they’re too young to write their worry down, they could draw it or ask you to write it for them. Just the act of getting it down on paper can sometimes help children to work through the issue. Pick a quiet time, when your child seems at ease, to take out a piece of paper and discuss the worry. If your child is still feeling anxious about the issue, they can put it back in the box. Otherwise they can throw it away. COPING WITH A MELTDOWN A meltdown is usually fast and furious, but short lived. Speaking in a low, soothing voice can help children to calm down. Just repeating that they’re OK and that you’re here can be all that’s needed. Keeping calm when you’re being screamed at is certainly difficult, but reciprocating will just escalate the situation. If you need to walk away and take a few minutes to breathe deeply, then do so. Young children aren’t always capable of logic, so attempting to reason with them often won’t help. Likewise, telling them to

calm down, to stop crying, or to ‘suck it up’ will just make things worse. While giving in to your child’s demands can sometimes diffuse the situation, it won’t uncover any underlying causes for the meltdown and can make things worse in the long run. That being said, it’s always a good idea to properly consider their request before a situation escalates. It’s often very easy to say ‘no’ without actually considering whether there’s room to meet halfway. Once your child has calmed down, you might want to sit with them while they eat a nonsugary snack. Big emotions can be scary and tiring for children. It will take years for them to develop the mental capacity to be able to properly control their emotions, so don’t try to make them feel guilty about losing control. Instead, ask whether they want to talk about what just happened and about how they’re feeling. A hug can go a long way towards making both of you feel better too.


Clubs & Societies Tenterden

Ashford Ramblers T: 01233 668762 Benenden Players Bowls Club T: 01580 766659 Deep South Line Dancing Club every Tues evening 7.30pm until 9.30pm at St Michaels Village Hall, St. Michaels, Tenterden. We are a small friendly club and welcome new members of all ages though not suitable for beginners. Great music and good exercise with a qualified teacher. Contact Pam on 01580 241389 for further details. Homewood Badminton Club Tuesday Evenings At Tenterden Leisure Centre. Contact Doreen Mackey 01580 762965 Lions Club Of Tenterden Contact Rod Macdonald Tenterden 01580 764705 Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch. Meets 1st Wednesday of every month at Godinton Village Hall, Loudon Way, Ashford. For information call Mike Wharrad – 01233 623530 PILATES. Tenterden Mondays 9.30am, Wednesdays 9.00am. Mixed ability classes. Body Control Qualified Instructor. Contact Liz 07958 708874 or email: Rotary Club Of Tenterden Kelvin Williams, 01580 761376 Tenterden & District Residents Association - looking after the interests of locals - Membership Secretary Mike Lyons (01580 765423) Sinden Theatre Contact Homewood School 01580 764222 Ext 284


St. Michaels Short Mat Bowls Club Tel. 01580 762037 Friday Evenings 7.15pm St. Michaels Village Hall. St Michaels Village Community Group Meet once a month, please check our website for event information and details of our next meeting www. Tai Chi - Every Friday at Tenterden Club, upper hall, from 10.30 to 11.30 at £5 per person, this is Tai Chi Yang Style focusing on the health aspect of Tai Chi, and can help with balance, stability, relaxation, co-ordination strengthening and overall wellbeing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Just turn up and join us. Tenterden Active Retirement Association (TenARA) Secretary: Anne Alexander 07873 579581 (after 5pm) Email: tenttenara@ Tenterden & District Assn. Angling & Preservation Paul Locks: 01580 292201 Tenterden Badminton Club T: 01233 633488 Tenterden Bowls Club Recreation Ground Road. Come join our 100 yr old outdoor club in Tenterden. Fresh air, gentle exercise, good company, new friends, good fun for 8 to 80+ year olds. Tenterden Bridge Club meets at the Tenterden Club,Church Road, every Wednesday at 7.10 pm. Host system applies. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Margaret Clement 01580-765194 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 on the first Monday of each month to discuss photographic issues. There is no charge and all are welcome - just buy yourself a drink... We also meet fortnightly (the second Thursday and the fourth Wednesday each month) in the upstairs meeting room at the Zion Baptist Church, Bridewell Lane in Tenterden. New members and guests very welcome. Full details on our web site: www. Tenterden Cricket Club T: Mr D Carter 07970 747244 Tenterden Cycling Club For Tenterden & St Michaels & surrounding areas. Suitable for all abilities. Contact Ian McCormick by email or text, email preferred TN30CC - Cycling Club. Email: tn30cycleclub@, T/txt, 07724 141115 Tenterden Day Centre, Church Road, Tenterden. Contact Sally Pettengell 01580 762882 Tenterden Duplicate Bridge Club. Contact Sue Rolles 01797 252753. Tenterden Golf Club T: 01580 763987 enquiries@ Tenterden & District Horticultural Society. Guest speakers, plant sales, outings and practical workshops on all things horticultural. Contact: Lindy Bates 01580 764505. Tenterden and District Twinning Association, (twinned with Avallon, France) Contact Suzanne Tiltman 01233 770777 Tenterden & District Local History Society T: 01233 770082 Tenterden & District Museum Assoc. Tenterden Museum T: 01580 764310

Tenterden National Trust Assoc Ann Stevens 01580 764791 Tenterden Over Fifties Singing Every Wednesday afternoon 2pm - 3.30pm term time St. Andrews Church Hall, Ashford Rd. Tenterden...just at top of Turners Ave. Just FUN singing for all. First visit is free to see how you enjoy it. Contact us on 01233 750585 Email: Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society Mrs. A. Patrick 01580 241966 Tenterden Singers T: Martin Bailey 01233 820322 Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 8pm in the Music Block of Homewood School. Musical Director: Stephen Pusey Tenterden Spiritualist Centre - Highbury Hall. Highbury Lane. TN30 6LE, every Sat evening, from 6.30pm all are welcomed. Contact David Burgess 01233 756127 davidburgess127@ Tenterden Tennis Club T: 01580 762580 Tenterden Ukulele Club. Open to all ages and levels. Contact Darren 07718 134 404. Tenterden U3A If you are not in work with time to spare, the U3A offers leisure activities and an opportunity to meet like-minded people in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere Contact Linda Matthews 01580 764093 e:

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St. Michaels 01580 766811 Stone in Oxney 01233 758362 Rolvenden 01580 241211 07874214916 Wittersham 01797 270048 Biddenden 01580 291320

Tenterden Youth Club Alan Sugden Tel: 01580 765531 The Warblers Tony Singleton T: 01580 753431 Tenterden Writers’Group We meet every other Monday from 10.30- 12.30 at the London Beach Hotel. We are a friendly bunch and new members, whether experienced writers or complete novices, would be made more than welcome. For details see our website (just google Tenterden Writers) or phone Ken on 01580 201184. The Tenterden Club Church Road, Tenterden e: thetenterdenclub@ w: Any queries please contact Ann Francis (Club Secretary) on 01580 762888 weekdays 10 till 2.00 Weald Of Kent Art Group Alison Prall Tel: 01580 240417 Weald U3A is a society for the dynamic over 50s with a thirst for knowledge, social activities and new experiences. We have a large number of interest groups including Bridge, Films, Italian, Jazz, Stargazers, Lunches and Theatre Visits. See or contact Richard Sargent, T: 01580 764239 e: Women’s Institute: Tenterden: S.Dalgarno. 01580 76498

2nd Tenterden Scout Hall Lesley McCarthy 07791 949652 Rye Harbour 01797 223 631 Playden 01797 223 113 Highbury Hall Tenterden Bookings 01580 763692

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St. Michaels: B. Watkins 01580 765085 Tenterden Glebe: Ann Hathaway 01580 761525 Young Wives: St. Michaels J. Coombs 01580 763733 Yoga St Michaels village hall @8.00 pm on Wednesday evenings. Price £8.00 contact Sue Wainwright 07958606939 or 01622890746 for more info.


Rye Bowls Club Contact Annette Bull Tel. 01797 280457 Rye Harbour Sailing Club membership is open to everyone who is interested in cruiser or dinghy sailing on tidal waters. Contact Richard Hopper Membership Secretary for full details. Phone 01797 222291, email richard@richardhopper. or visit our website Rye and District U3A Meet monthly on third Monday of month at 2pm at Rye Community Centre. We have 27 different interest groups meeting at different times throughout the month and are always open to new suggestions and ideas. New members welcome - join us to share a range of educational, creative and leisure activities. Visit or tel. Sheila on 01797 224339 or June on 01797 226380

Church Halls Tenterden Methodist Church Mrs S.Delgarno 01580 764981 St. Mildred’s and the Glebe Hall Anne Alexander 07873 579581

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By Alison Runham

You, Your Bones and Osteoporosis • Over-exercise or diet to the point of stopping their periods for more than six months.

Worldwide, a worrying 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. World Osteoporosis Day aims to raise awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. This year’s event on 20th October will focus on the global burden and impact of osteoporosis. WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS? Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones weaken and decrease in density, increasing your fracture risk (even if your bump or fall is only minor). The high incidence of fractures in the over-50s is mostly due to weakened bones. Although osteoporosis can affect any bone, the wrists, hips and spine are the most commonly affected. WHO IS AT RISK? Women are at greater risk of osteoporosis than men generally, as falling oestrogen levels during the menopause affect their bone density. Women are at even higher risk if they: • Experience menopause or have a hysterectomy before age 45, particularly if their ovaries are removed.


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Other risk factors include: • Hyperthyroidism or hyperparathyroidism (overactive thyroid or parathyroid glands). • Disorders of the adrenal glands (e.g. Cushing’s syndrome) or pituitary gland. A family history of osteoporosis or parental history of hip fracture. A body mass index (BMI) of 19 or less. Long-term use of high-dose oral corticosteroids (e.g. for arthritis or asthma). Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia. Smoking and heavy drinking. Rheumatoid arthritis. Conditions causing malabsorption problems (e.g. coeliac disease and Crohn’s disease). Some breast and prostate cancer medications. Long periods of inactivity (e.g. long-term bed rest). In men, low testosterone levels.

HOW CAN YOU PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS? DO: Take regular exercise that includes both weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening activities. These exert force on your bone, stimulating the cells that make new bone. They can also improve your flexibility and balance, making falls less likely. • Weight-bearing exercise: at least 30 minutes, 3-5 days per week is ideal, but any is better than none. Choose high-impact

activities such as rope skipping, aerobics, jumping or racquet sports, or moderate-impact activities such as brisk walking, hiking, jogging or climbing stairs. • Muscle-strengthening (resistance) exercise such as weight-lifting (hand weights are fine if you prefer – you’re not aiming to become a bodybuilder), resistance bands, weight machines at the gym, standing and rising on your toes, and push-ups. Wrist and ankle weights can help add a light resistance element to any exercise. Try to work all your muscle groups twice a week. ENSURE YOUR BMI REMAINS ABOVE 20. Include plenty of calcium, vitamin D and protein in your diet. Your calcium requirements rise in your later years. Some foods (e.g. certain breads and cereals) are fortified with calcium and Vitamin D, and dairy foods (e.g. milk, yoghurt, and cheese) are great sources of protein, calcium and other minerals vital for bone health. Also include: • Calcium sources: some green vegetables (e.g. kale, broccoli, okra – but not spinach), some fruits (apricots), canned fish with bones (e.g. sardines), nuts, soya beans and soya milk. • Vitamin D sources: most of our vitamin D is produced naturally when our skin is exposed to sunlight (sun cream blocks UV light, so ensure you spend a little time outside without it on). However, how much sunlight we get depends on our location and lifestyle. Top up your naturally produced

Vitamin D with dietary sources - egg yolks, fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, beef liver and almond milk. If you take supplements, don’t take more than 500–600 mg of calcium per day and ensure you’re taking Vitamin D too - it’s essential for calcium absorption. DON’T: Smoke. Smoking has been proved to substantially raise fracture risk. Exceed the advised alcohol limits of 2 units a day. Again, drinking more than two units raises fracture risk. HOW IS OSTEOPOROSIS DIAGNOSED? • Doctors can use an online tool to assess your fracture risk. You may also have a DEXA (DXA) scan that measures your bone mineral density. This gives you a ‘T score’. If you score between -1 and -2.5, this indicates you

have decreased bone mineral density compared with peak bone mass – sometimes classified as ‘osteopenia’, which simply means decreased bone density. A score below -2.5 confirms a diagnosis of osteoporosis. TREATING OSTEOPOROSIS Not everyone will need medication to treat osteoporosis and the treatment will depend on your age, sex, risk of fracture, previous injury history and existing medical conditions. However, if a hormone deficiency is to blame, it may be appropriate to supplement your levels.

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help you maintain bone density by slowing bone breakdown. • Strontium ranelate – which reduces bone breakdown and stimulates new bone growth • Selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) – which help to maintain bone density just as oestrogen does For More Information: National Osteoporosis Foundation: International Osteoporosis Foundation: www.iofbonehealth. org

It’s essential to maintain healthy Vitamin D, calcium and fitness levels. You should also reduce the risk of falls by ensuring your eyesight and balance are fine. Other medications include: • Bisphosphonates (e.g. etidronate) – medications that


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Government Schemes for First-Time Buyers and Existing Homeowners

If you are an existing homeowner wanting to move up the property ladder, or are looking to buy your first home, a number of government schemes could help you make that investment. From boosting your savings for a deposit to buying a share in a property, take a look below at the main government initiatives to find one that suit your circumstances. HELP TO BUY ISA Eligibility • First-time buyers only. • Purchase price of up to £250,000 (£450,000 in London). • You must live in the property. • It must be your only home. How it works The government boosts your Help to Buy ISA savings by 25%, up to a maximum of £3,000, so for every £100 you save into the ISA you will receive an additional £25 from the government. If you and a partner are saving for your first home together, you can each open a Help to Buy ISA and take advantage of a savings boost of up to £6,000 in total. EQUITY LOAN (IN ENGLAND) Eligibility • Applies to new-builds only. • First-time buyers and existing homeowners may be eligible. • Property purchase price up to


£600,000 in England. • You must live in the property, and not sub-let it. • It must be your only property. • The home must be purchased from a registered Help to Buy builder. • You cannot use a partexchange deal on your old home. How it works Also known as shared equity, you own your home using the equity loan scheme, purchasing a proportion of the property up front with the remainder being paid back over a pre-agreed term. SHARED OWNERSHIP Eligibility You may be eligible for the Shared Ownership scheme if your annual household income is £80,000 or less (£90,000 or less in London) and: • This is your first home. • You have been a homeowner, but are now unable to afford a property. • You already use the shared ownership scheme. How it works You purchase between 25% and 75% of the property outright and pay a subsidised rent on the outstanding portion. You may be able to purchase more shares until you own the whole property, and the rent is reduced proportionately. STARTER HOME SCHEME The Starter Home scheme is the latest government initiative to help first-time buyers in England onto the property ladder. Although not yet fully up and running, these are the latest eligibility criteria and details known.

Eligibility • First-time buyers aged between 23 and 40. • Maximum household income of £80,000 (£90,000 in London). • Must have a mortgage. • There will be restrictions on the resale or letting of the property for 15 years after purchase. How it works The government is offering a minimum discount of 20% on a property’s market value, so purchasers will need a mortgage of up to 80%. The purchase price after the discount can be up to £250,000 (£450,000 in London). Starter homes under this scheme will be exempt from the Community Infrastructure Levy, which house builders normally have to pay to local authorities. What has caused a housing crisis in recent years? A rise in the UK population, falling numbers of new-build properties and high prices in certain areas of the country have all combined to create a dire need for affordable housing. If you are in this situation, hopefully one of these schemes will help you on to the property ladder sooner rather than later. scheme/starter-homes explainers/what-is-affordablehousing-a-bureau-guide

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