Minster Matters - May 19 - Issue 213

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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine

Issue Number 213 : May 2019

ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD Audio - Issue 125)

DOG ‘POO BAG’ DISPENSER

Flower Bench

Best Daffodil in Show

MINSTER & MONKTON

GARDENING CLUB

SPRING SHOW

Congratulations

to Miriam Smith

(image left,

receiving the cup)

who came first

for ‘Best Exhibit in

the Show’

(pictured below).

Best Exhibit in Show

After seeing an article on BBC

Newsround about the dog

‘poo’ problem around the

country, 7 year old Louie,

decided to make a ‘Poo Bag

Dispenser’ for the village.

Super proud mum, Vikki, said

he had no help at all and has

now attached the finished

product to a fence between

Cheney Road and the park.

MPC Chairman expressed her

thanks to Louie for his positive

effort and said he was ‘an

example to us all’.

Let’s hope any dog walkers who get caught short

without a bag will make the most of this young resident’s

contribution to our village.

Well done Louie.

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MINSTER - How To Find Us

For those looking to use a Sat Nav

to locate the Village

the Library at 4A Monkton Road

is the approximate Centre of the Village

and the postcode there is CT12 4EA

GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the

Village Square are TR 309 647

51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E

Useful Numbers and Contacts

Thanet STD Code : 01843

Community Warden

Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302

PCSO: Adrian Butterworth 07966 308 781

Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies)

Emergencies: 999 or 112

Thanet District Council: 577 000

Orbit Housing: 0800 678 1221

Community Dog Warden: 577 580

Salvation Army Hall: 825 178

Library: 03000 41 31 31

Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333

(appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am)

Patient Liaison Group: 821 200

Vets: 825 999

Post Office: 821 291

Minster School: 821 384

Village: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk

Show: www.minstershow.org.uk

Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet

Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs etc.

(to loan): 07864 345 019

Venues available for Hire

John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec)

All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA

bookings for all of the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339

Old Schools: bookings via

Pat Hogben 822 082

or email: oldschoolsminster@gmail.com

Village Hall: bookings via

Eric James 821 744

Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room:

bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31

Jemima’s Tea Room (Eve & Sun) bookings

via Brenda Bradley 07455 588 624

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MAY

7 Pop Up Cafe - Minster 8

11 Spring Fayre - Patient Liaison Group 8

14 Seated/Chair Yoga - FREE Taster Session 6

15-18 Minster Playhouse - ‘The Final Twist’ 13

19 It’s A Knockout 22

21 Minster WI Meeting 12

25-27 Abbey Patchers Biennial Quilt Show 2019 7

30 Pop Up Cafe - St Nicholas at Wade 8

JUN

1-2 Open Gardens St-Nicholas-at-wade 17

8 Minster Twinning Quiz Night 18

15-16 Minster Village Art 18

15-16 Minster Open Gardens 20

26 Men’s Supper Club 18

29 Cliffsend Open Gardens 12

Minster Surgery Hours 4

What’s On at the Royal British Legion 11

What’s On at The Saddler 15

Flag Flying Diary 21

Kate’s Pudding Recipe 21

Sarah Thorne Theatre 23

Church Notices 28

Village Hall Diary 29

WHAT’S ON PAGE 29

Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings 30

All Weather Playing Surface 30

St Mary's Church Guided Tours 30

Minster Parish Council

next Meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 7 May @ 7pm

in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can

arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by

requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting.

There is also a 15 minute period at the end of each full

council meeting for the public to be able to ask questions.

Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and

are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla

Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:-

9.30am to 3pm weekdays; however due to commitments

that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring

first to ensure the office is manned

tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869

Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk

Next Meeting: 4 June

Meeting dates can be found at

www.minsterpc.kentparishes.gov.uk

Pavilion Hire

Recreation Ground

Suitable for parties, small weddings,

children’s parties, etc.

Seating for 60-70,

kitchen facilities.

Ideal for all family occasions!

Bookings via Parish Council Office

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E - Team

Ray

Amy

Brenda

Diane

Diane

Diana

Kevin

May 2019

MOBILITY SCOOTERS AND WHEELCHAIRS

Mobility scooters, wheelchairs, rollators, commode chairs and a

few smaller disability aids are available for loan from Minster

Matters to villagers and members of their families. We will also

consider requests from residents in our neighbouring villages. We

make no set charge for any of these but we’re open to receiving

voluntary donations to help keep the equipment maintained.

Thank you to everyone who has helped in some way to make

this a success, if you or someone you know needs to borrow any of

these please do get in touch.

We are very pleased to report that we have recently been

offered some additional storage space for which we are very

grateful, and we hope to be able to move some of our equipment

into in the not too distant future.

Thank you to those who following our appeal last month donated

self propelled wheelchairs to us, I’m pleased to say we now have 3

of these. Finally, thanks also to those who have recently donated

an unused zimmer frame, unused toilet frame and 2 pairs of

crutches, these are all very much appreciated.

Please ring/text Ray on 07864 345 019, 07914 623 287 or

email rayowen@gmail.com if you would like to borrow any of

these, at any time, or if you have something you’d like to donate.

Thank you.

MINSTER MATTERS CALL FOR HELP

Minster Matters are still looking for someone (or two) to help us

with our audio recording once a month, or again maybe every other

month, at The Holiday Inn on a Tuesday evening. We just need you

to watch that the recording is happening successfully on our laptop, noting any

mistakes made by our volunteer readers on the supplied script, then delivering

the recording and script to our audio editor. This usually takes about 1.5hrs from

7.30 to 9pm.

Interested in helping us with this?

Think you may be able to help but want more information?

Then please do get in touch, we are waiting to hear from you!

Please ring/text us on 07864 345 019

or email minstermatters@gmail.com

Minster Matters 3

NORTHROP SERVICES

KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING

Tiling, Plastering

& General Maintenance

HOME DECORATING

Interior & Exterior

Local, Reliable & Experienced

Contact Paul or Tracy

01843 823 646

Flowers by Vanessa

Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations,

Weddings or Funerals

Created with the “Personal Touch”

For designs with a difference

Vanessa Fairbrass

(C&G qualified florist)

Rose Cottage, Manor Road,

St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY

01843 847 012 07934 420 837

I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury

MALOYS MOWERS

Unit 4 Ebbsfleet Farm, Jutes Lane, Minster CT12 5DL

Tel: 01843 825 000

FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS

* SALES * SERVICING *

* SPARES * REPAIRS *

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER

OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY

DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED

AND DEMONSTRATED

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE

www.themowerstore.co.uk

HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY

AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON

Many other

Beauty Treatments

available

Call for details or go to

www.beauty-bug.co.uk

(Minster based business)

Gel Polish

on fingers and toes only £30

Book now to avoid disappointment

07976 834 250

The

Salon

61 High St

Minster

Tel:

824 000

PROFESSIONALS

Gift Vouchers

Air Conditioned

Free Consultations

Free Refreshments

Closed Mondays/Tuesdays


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Pawfection

Dog Grooming Service

All Breeds Welcome

Kind Professional Service

Fully Insured

Professionally Trained

Gemma & Sandie

69 High Street, Minster,

CT12 4AB

01843 825 841

Est 1980

VILLAGE GLASS

WINDOWS

DOORS

CONSERVATORIES

etc

Free Quotations

Tel 01843 821 147

including

Answerphone

May 2019

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP

10th ANNUAL SPRING FAYRE

Our Annual Spring Fayre will take place on Saturday 11th May

at Old Schools, Church St., as usual, and of course, as always -

Free Entry! Tables remain at £8 for small and £12 for large and

are selling fast, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please see our poster on Page 8 of this publication for further

details.

Tickets for our “Grand Spring Raffle” with many excellent prizes,

are on sale now at the surgery and will be drawn at our Spring

Fayre.

MISSED APPOINTMENTS - SADLY CREEPING UP AGAIN!

A slight increase in GP but NURSES figures are disappointing

31 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 49

did not attend their nurse’s appointment! Still 80 wasted

appointments and time costing the NHS approx £12,800.

So Please remember -Don’t need it? Cancel it! By phone, text

or online.

BRILLS DIY

Gardening ~ Household

& Building Supplies

www.brills.co.uk

Find us on Facebook & Twitter

16-18 The Square, Birchington | 01843 845133 | Est 1966

Ronseal Fence Life 5ltr £6.99 - Slabs 450x450 £2.55ea

Decking 6” £2.25 mtr - Sleepers 2.4mtr £19.95 ea

4”x2” Tanalised £2.19 mtr - Waney Fence Panels from £10.99

PAINT MIXING MACHINE; CARPET CLEAN HIRE; KEYS, GLASS & TIMBER CUTTING SERVICE

Dulux Smooth Masonry Paint 7.5ltr £22.99

Dulux White Matt Emulsion 7ltr £15.99

Crown White Matt Emulsion 7.5ltr £13.99

Berger White Matt Emulsion 10ltr £19.99

Everbuild White or Clear Silicone £2.99

Decorators Caulk Tubes £1.49

No More Nails Interior Cartridge £3.49

3 Tread Step Ladder £27.99

6’ x 6’ Heavy Duty Trellis £19.99

6’ x 6’ Waney Fence Panels £20.99

6 x 6’ Closeboard Fence Panel 4 Back Bars £29.99

6’ x 5’ Closeboard Fence Panels 4 Back Bars £28.49

Godwins Multi-Purpose Compost 3 bags £10.00

Levington Multi-Purpose Compost 3 bags £12.99

Miracle Grow Compost 2 bags £9.00

Godwins Bark Chips 3 bags £12.00

Webb Electric 33cm Rotary Lawnmower £69.99

Webb 18” Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower £219.99

Flymo Visimo Electric Rotary Mower £69.99

Bosch Electric Rotar 34R Mower £99.99

210 litre Water Butts £29.99

100 litre Water Butts £19.99

Evergreen Complete 4in1 360m2 £19.99

Bulk Bags 20mm Shingle £49.99

Galvanised Incinerator £19.99

8’ x 4’ 18mm O.S. Board £25.99

8’ x 4’ 11mm O.S Board £15.99

~ Builders Barrow £39.99 - Aggregates - Shingles ~

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE PROMOTIONS WWW.BRILLS.CO.UK

Find us on Facebook & Twitter ALL PRICES SHOWN INCLUDE V.A.T.

Timber * Electricals * Plumbing * Building Materials

* Household Goods * Glass Garden Furniture * Local Delivery

“FRIENDS AND FAMILY” SURVEY

Thank you to all those who take part and please continue to

do so. We welcome all your comments, because any feedback

- good or bad - can help us improve our service to you.

A total of 139 patients responded last month with the following

results:

Extremely likely/Likely - 94% ; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 4%

; Unsure/Don’t know - 2%

SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS

Please note that the surgery will close at 12.00 Midday on the

following days for the purpose of staff training: Wednesday

15th May; Thursday 27th June; Wednesday 24th July.

BANK HOLIDAYS

The surgery will be closed all day on: Monday 6th and Monday

27th of May. Please ensure you have sufficient medication to

last you during these periods, and of course, please don't forget

to include all the family who may need medication and also

check when their “Medication Review” is due.

Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed,

please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number

821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can

call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health

advice and information for all the family, available 24 hours a

day, 7 days a week. For urgent/life threatening issues, dial 999

as normal.

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP MEETING

If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting

or require further information on any of the above, then please

contact Ken Self on 821200, Jeanne Lawrence on 821049 or

email: kenself@me.com


May 2019

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SCOTT STEELE

1949 -2019

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP

Scott Steele was a member of the Playhouse for many

years before he and Janette moved back to Scotland in

2012.

Scott was born in Edinburgh and studied catering, taking

a chef’s job in the kitchens of the Caledonian Hotel, where

he met Janette, and they were later married. He took a job

as an instructor in the well-respected catering arm of

Thanet College in Broadstairs, and they lived in Minster for

more than 20 years before his retirement. They moved to

Crossmichael in Dumfries and Galloway in 2012, followed

by a move to Carluke in 2016. Scott was diagnosed with

cancer in 2015 and after three years of treatment sadly

died, at home, on April 7th this year.

Scott and Janette travelled widely throughout their married

life and enjoyed visiting many countries throughout the

world. During their time in Minster they joined the

Playhouse and he was the driving force in many

productions in a wide range of activities, from set building,

directing, acting, and for some years the Chairman of the

Society, to all which pursuits he always gave one hundred

percent of effort and enthusiasm.

Scott and Janette typified the generous hospitality of the

Scots and left behind many good friends in Thanet. Scott

is survived by Janette and their two much loved Airedale

dogs.

He will be very sadly missed.

SCARECROW CHALLENGE

Due to many factors it has been decided we will not be

holding the Scarecrow Challenge over Open Gardens

weekend in June this year. Apologies to anyone who may

already be working on theirs, but we just do not have the

time or manpower to get it organised.

We hope we may be able to hold it again in 2020 but we’ll

confirm that early next year.

Thank you for your previous support, Ray

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISING YEAR

and a VERY SUCCESSFUL DECADE

During the financial year ending March 2019

we are able to purchase nearly £3000 of new

equipment for the surgery, equipment that

would not normally be available within a GP

Practice.

Our very first fund raising event was our

SPRING FAYRE in MAY 2009 which raised just

over over £400!

Since then - over the past ten years - we have

raised just over £35,000 and been able to

present several items of specialist equipment

and provide additional facilities to Minster Surgery.

This would not be possible without the support

of all our Patients and Friends, so would like to

thank you all for your support and encouragement

- THROUGHOUT THE LAST TEN YEARS!

A full list of the equipment we have purchased

this year can be seen on our notice board in the

surgery.

So please, if there are any suggestions that you

may have for further facilities or equipment you

might like to see, do not hesitate to let us know.

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP MEETING

If you have any issues you would like to raise at

our meeting in May or require further

information on any of the above, then please

contact:

Ken Self on 821200, Jeanne Lawrence on

821049 or email kenself@me.com

STALLS AT THE

MINSTER SHOW

Anyone interested in having a

stall at this year’s show please

contact Karen Brazil at Attwells

or phone 07813 648 214 or

email kazbraz337@gmail.com


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May 2019

HOUSE CALLS FROM ATTWELLS

Can’t get out, always working, can’t leave the

kids or just haven’t got time?

We will call on you at your home in Minster,

Monkton, Acol or St Nicholas with a selection of

greetings cards for you to choose from. Just call

Karen at Attwells on 821 363 and let us know

what you require.

Don’t lose your right to choose.

Also don’t forget we stock office stationery, give

us a ring before that trip into town, it could save

you valuable time. Copier paper just £5.50. Like

our Facebook page; Attwells Newsagents.

Covering Thanet and surrounding area

DVSA Approved Driving Instructor

DBS checked

Lessons for beginners through to refresher

Pass Plus and Motorway tuition

Beginners special: First 4 hours £60!

Enquiries at www.in-to-gear.com

Call Richard on 07753 449 866

Find us on Facebook at IntoGearDriving

Thanet Mobile

Clinic

Do you suffer from

Corns ~ Callus/Dry Skin ~Fungal Infection

Thickened Nails ~ Ingrowing Toenails

Unable to cut your own nails?

All treated in the comfort of your own home

Evening and Weekend Calls Available

07773 053 714 or 07570 791 953

Debbie Mardell

SAC Dip FHPT * SAC Dip FHPP * MRFHP

PAINTING & DECORATING

By NIGEL MATHER

Your Local Professional Decorator

Bringing High Quality Decorating

to your home (or business)

Interior & Exterior - No Job too Small

Clean Reliable Service

Free Advice & Problem Solving

Free estimates without obligation

Tel: 822 946

Mob: 07811 780 492

24 High St., Minster CT12 4BU

MOSSY'S

Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Service

Local lady experienced with dogs available for

occasional dog walks and lots of one to one

individual attention whilst you are away

Competitive Rates depending on requirements

T.D.C. Boarding Licence ~ Minster Vet Inspected

Insured ~ References available

Contact : Sarah Mather

24 High Street, Minster

01843 822 946 or 07855 871 484

sezmather@hotmail.co.uk

SEATED/CHAIR YOGA IS COMING TO

MINSTER.… Tuesday Mornings

Have you wanted to try Yoga but have trouble

getting up and down off the floor? then this may be

for you....

Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures

(exercises) are performed while seated and/or with

the aid of a chair. Classes typically target those who

would find a conventional Yoga class too

challenging. It is also a great form of yoga for

beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle

practice.

Carol Stokes owner of Yogafit4you says "Today, the

physical and spiritual benefits of yoga are well known – making it an

extremely popular form of exercise. Chair yoga is a modification of

‘traditional’ yoga, featuring poses that are adapted so that they can be

performed by everyone. The poses still maintain the basic body

movements and mechanics of their non-seated counterparts including

twists, lifts, bends and stretches with many benefits, improves strength,

flexibility, mobility helping with joint pain and reducing stress and anxiety"

Carol is an established Yoga Teacher with over 20 years experience and

has been teaching in the village since moving here 4 years ago. Carol

offers other classes workshops Yoga Breaks & Holidays.

www.yogafit4you.com

There will be a FREE taster session on Tuesday 14th May 10.30am

-11.15am at OLD SCHOOLS, Church St., Minster, ( this 45min class will

normally cost £5.00) although this session will be FREE, you will need

to book your place prior to the event.

To book your place call/text or email: Carol@yogafit4you.com 07581

369 776 for more information regarding this and other classes go to

www.Yogafit4you.com or Facebook & Instagram @yogafit4you

MAX CARPET CLEANING

CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY

A completely dry carpet cleaning service!

And that means: -

No more damp or wet carpets!

No danger of colour-run or shrinkage!

No chance of sticky residues which

can attract the dirt!

Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets!

(Upholstery and leather cleaning service available)

For quotes please call:-

01843 833 707

07727 684 300

On Facebook - @maxcarpetcleaning

Fully Insured

‘TREK THE ALPS’

After an unfortunate setback I am delighted to

be able to say that I am going to carry on and do

the ‘Trek The Alps’ challenge in June. Sponsor

forms are available in Attwells.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts,

kindness, cards, gifts and prayers.

Much love, Angela Keeler

MOBILE

HAIRDRESSER

For all your hairdressing needs,

and in the comfort of your own home

PHONE DIANE:

01843 840 840952 or 07546 07842 558 427935 161

From Perms to Cuts, Highlights to Sets,

Ladies, Gents and Children welcome


May 2019

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Lashes by

Lydia

Abbey Patchers

Biennial Quilt Show 2019

St Mary's Church

Minster-in-Thanet

CT12 4BX

Saturday 25th May 10.00 – 5.00

Sunday 26th May 12.00 – 4.30

Monday 27th May 10.00 – 4.30

£15*

per

treatment

Qualified Lash Technician

Offering Classic Lash Extensions

Full Set £30.00 Infill £20.00

Working From Home - Minster Based

Tel: 07902 875 846

Sales Tables, Traders, Tombola,

Refreshments

Raffle Quilt

(St Mary’s Church and Pilgrims Hospice)

Our lawn care programmes will provide a lush, green and weed-free lawn from just

£15* per treatment.

Find us online: greenthumb.co.uk

Entry £1.00

E K Handyman

All your DIY needs catered for

incl. flat packs, decorating,

kitchen and bathroom fitting,

all types of flooring.

No job too small. Free Estimates

Tel: 07778 936 451

or 01843 639 651

Jemima’s

Tea Room and Boutique

77 High St Minster Tel 01843 319206

Come and enjoy our freshly prepared

Breakfasts, lunches and

Homemade cakes

In a comfortable friendly atmosphere

Open Monday to Friday 9.15 - 4.30

Saturday 9.15 - 3.00

FULLY LICENSED


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May 2019

Based in Manston Village

Reupholstery Service available

Cottage Suites, Chaise Longue,

Fireside Chairs, Dining Chairs,

Footstools, Headboards etc.

Sagging Seats, Flat Armpads,

Water Marks on Cabinets,

Tables, Chests of Drawers

Help May Be At Hand!!

I also make

Luxury Children’s Chairs

and Sofas for small breeds of

Dogs and Cats

Phone: 01843 491 452

Email: tritt1066@gmail.com


May 2019

Branching Out

Driveways, Patios

Fencing, Decking

Resin Bound Surfacing

Gary:- 07834 594 599

www.checkatrade.com/branchingout

Minster Matters 9

MATT CLARK

( A Minster based business)

Jamie-Lee’s Pet Parlour

Minster

BS7671

Qualified

Electrical

Engineer

Part 'P'

Registration

No

EPP2390

My name is Jamie-Lee

and I am a professionally

trained Dog Groomer,

with over 5 years of

experience working in a

busy salon. I provide a

high standard of grooming

using the best salon

equipment and products.

All grooms are done to

the breed standard in a

homely relaxed one to

one environment.

All Electrical Work Undertaken

Free Quotations ~ Competitive Prices

Quality Workmanship ~ Fully Guaranteed

Call Nic 825 094 / 0771 458 0978

36 Tothill Street, Minster

www.npelectricals.co.uk

Kaye Dunbar, Gold Travel Counsellor

Your personal Travel Expert

50% off your dog’s first groom

Loyalty scheme available

Tel: 07928 619 101

Email: jamieleespetparlour@gmail.com

Web: www.jlpetparlour.com

01843 8 07 910

kaye.dunbar@travelcounsellors.com

www.travelcounsellors.com/kaye.dunbar

Facebook doesn’t appeal to you?

Then try our network which is private and

dedicated to just Minster & Local Villages

Go to: https://nextdoor.co.uk

Invite Code: RVYDEW

You can now enjoy The Corner House Minster on a

Monday

www.cornerhouserestaurants.co.uk

Tel. 01843 823000


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May 2019

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB

Firstly, I have to report that Peter Fairbrass our former

President has passed away. He was a stalwart member

and will be sadly missed.

The Short-Mat season is now completed. The three league

teams experienced mixed fortunes: The Hinds maintained their Division

1 status, but five of that side will not be available next season: The

Abbots had a disappointing time and were relegated from Division 2:

The Monks were runners-up in Division 3 and will therefore be promoted

next season.

The winners of our Short-Mat in house competitions were:-

Men’s Singles - Mark Lendrum, Ladies Singles - Maureen Hedges,

Morphew Cup - Barry Harris, Men's Pairs - Andy Empson/Glynne Hibbert

Ladies Pairs - Meg Atkinson/Maureen Hedges, Gender Pairs - Paul

Churchley/Brian Hedges, Wednesday Pairs - Mark Lendrum/Alan Blake,

Mixed Pairs - Paul Churchley/Barby West, Mixed Triples - Babs

White/Richard Muncey/Trevor Elson,

Alf Wood Trophy - Diane Harris/Glynne Hibbert/Mark Lendrum,

Friday Fours - the Team led by Andy Empson.

MINSTER POST OFFICE

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm

Sat 8am - 1pm

. Mails

. Travel Money

. Money Gram

. Cash Withdrawals/Deposits

. Motor Vehicle Licence

. Cards/gifts, wool & DIY Items

821291

The Outdoor season is now upon us with 90 fixtures arranged. We will

also be hosting our usual Open Day for teams of non-bowlers, and The

Bosom Pals will be holding their annual event. In addition, we shall be

hosting the Isle of Thanet Ladies Champion of Champions contest, whilst

the Open Pairs Competition, organized by Terry Harrison will be held

in September. We will, as usual, be making our appearance at the

Minster Show.

The beginning of the playing year is an ideal time for new members to

join the Club. We have already received eight applications in April for

members, and more are welcomed. Tuition will be given for anyone new

to bowls, and your membership fee entitles you not only to play lawn

bowls, but also short-mat during the winter months.

Anyone interested in trying their hand at bowls, or who wish to change

clubs please contact me on 845637, or e-mail me

on brimaur26@gmail.com.

GIRLS WORLD

BEAUTY SALON

New Footcare Clinic

Treatments for Diabetics for

Corns, Calluses, Dry Skin

Hard Nails, Ingrown toe nails

& Fungal nail infections

For Booking 826308

Mondays also available

01843 826 308

70 High Street, Minster

www.girlsworldminster.com

LOGS

Suppliers of quality wood for

open fires and wood burners

Barn-stored and seasoned hard wood

DELIVERY SERVICE

Contact: 01304 812 522 or 07720 727 224

www.logstop.co.uk


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Are Independent Financial Advisers

We Are A Family Run Company Who Specialise In







Investments IHT Planning

Company & Personal Pensions

Life Insurance

Long Term Care & Health Care

Equity Release

Mortgages & Re-mortgages

01843 269 000

enquiries@abfim.com

www.abfim.com

The Chapel, 51 High Street,

Minster CT12 4BT


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Hair by Nikki

Professional Hairdressing

brought right to your door

I am a local mobile hairdresser

with over 20 years experience

Professional Services at reasonable prices

Call: Nikki Sutherland

07834 197 794

Facebook: Hair By-Nikki

GARDEN SERVICES

4 YOU

01843 570 553

or 07725 819 407

LANDSCAPING & GARDEN

MAINTENANCE

▪ Hedge Cutting and Pruning

▪ Lawn Care, Grass Cutting

▪ Fertilisation

▪ Moss Control, Weed Killing

▪ Fencing, Patios

▪ Patio & Decking Power Cleaning

FREE ESTIMATES

Visit our website:

www.gardenservices4you.co.uk

e: gardenservices4you@yahoo.co.uk

Kevin P. Smith

YOUR LOCAL BUILDER

For all your building requirements,

extensions or loft conversions,

driveways and walls

For a visit and a free quotation

give me a call

MINSTER WI

Our speaker for the April meeting was Martin Heard

who gave an interesting talk and slideshow on the ‘The

Gardens of Impressionism’ - Monet and the other

Impressionists as gardeners and painters of gardens in

France.

Dates for the Diary

21st May - Resolutions Meeting

11th June - Singing is Easy - Jayl De Lara

Meetings are from 7.30pm in Minster Village Hall

All are welcome

MINSTER SHOW GRAND DRAW

The raffle normally contributes at least £900 towards the costs of running

the Show. Last year the final balance from the whole Show was -99p. So,

it shows how important the raffle is.

We are very lucky to have the support of many businesses, friends and

supporters of the Show who donate suitable prizes. We also have a

dedicated team of helpers who sell and write tickets on the day.

If you can help by donating a prize or joining the team please contact

Karen in Attwells or phone 07813 648 214, thank you.

CLIFFSEND OPEN GARDENS

Organised by St Mary’s Church, Cliffsend

Saturday 29 June

In Aid of Church Funds and Building Fund

Refreshments Available at Various Gardens

Tickets: £3

More information nearer to the date

If anyone in Cliffsend would like to open their garden

for us

Please ring Dorothy Darby on 597 228

t: 312 010

m: 07989 578 169

Pet and Domiciliary Service

Going Away? At work all day?

Going into hospital?

DAILY VISITS

PADS offers a trustworthy and secure

service for the care of your home and pets

when you are absent

Fully Insured - References on request

Please call 01843 850 165

or ring 07889 202 302

DENTURE REPAIRS

Same Day Denture Repairs

● Carried out by a local

Dental Technician

● Collected and returned

● Same day service

£40

Contact: 07967 314 935


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QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH

PROFESSIONAL

David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP

All forms of Services and Treatments

available for Foot and Nail care

Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe,

Ingrown nails, Nail deformities,

Infection control for Athletes foot and

Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas,

Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare

We provide personal and reliable treatment

in the comfort of your own home, nursing

or residential care home or hospital

Day, evening, weekend appointments

available by arrangement

Tel: 01843 866 601

Mob: 07749 999 584

We are a conservation building company that specialise

in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period

properties.

We are passionate about the preservation of our

historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of

traditional methods and materials that have been used

for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings

combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and

women enables us to provide a service to suit the

requirements of your building.

Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery

Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing

Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations

Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work

For free advice or a no obligation quote

Please call or email Craig using the details below:

This year’s May Play

www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk

Trutek

Computers Ltd

MINSTER PLAYHOUSE

PROMPT CORNER

By the time that you read this, our May Play, the novel thriller,

by Ken Whitmore and Alfred Bradley, is now in its final rehearsals

and going very well. This lively and light-hearted play is complex to perform

which makes great demands on the actors but is also great fun. It is a classic

thriller packed with intrigue, humour and an ingenious plot.

Charlie Nicholson has writer’s block, and is being chased by an “enforcer”

of the casino he owes a lot of money to. Merlin Foster, an acclaimed actor

with many marriages behind him, has specific needs. He employs Charlie to

write a script for him which must contain the perfect method and alibi for

the murder of his wife, and to be theatrically convincing. Merlin’s young

wife, Eden, is to remain in the dark so that he can surprise her with the play.

Merlin’s extreme approach to rehearsal worries Charlie, but he has to remain

silent. When is a play not a play? When is a doorbell not a doorbell? And is

that really a head in the bag? All is finally revealed in the murderous and

surprising tale for the mystery lover.

The play has a succession of twists and turns right up to the final curtain. It

will be staged from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May at 7.30 p.m.

at the Village Hall. You can leave requests for advance bookings on the box

office number which is 07501 894 381, and advance bookings are going

well.

Autumn Play

Our September production this year will be

a comedy by

Georgina Reid, and is about a family of vagrants that has taken over a small

disused Methodist Chapel, much to the concern of the parishioners, who

call in the Social Worker to deal with them. The play looks at a number of

social issues, particularly homelessness. It gives the Minister and his

parishioners, as well as all of us, many soul-searching questions. It will be

directed by Sally Reynolds, and will be auditioning 23rd May; new actors

are always welcome. Please check our website for details and venue. The

play runs from September 25th to the 29th at the Village Hall.

info@minsterplayhouse.co.uk

SEQUENCE DANCE CLASSES

&

For All Your Computer Requirements:

TEA DANCE

Repairs - Servicing & Accessories

Every Friday

Computers Built To Specification

@ Minster Village Hall

Laptop Sales

Lessons from 1.30pm – 2pm

Tea Dance

For Further Advice & Help

Please Contact Us On:

with tea & biscuits

01227 375 088

from 2pm – 4pm

Everyone welcome

www.trutek.co.uk

Visit us at 147 High St, Herne Bay EST 1996

Couples or Singles

Come along and meet new friends


Minster Matters

14 May 2019

MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL

TWINNING ASSOCIATION

The Armbouts-Cappel Art Show opened on

Saturday 30th March and four of our members

travelled across to see the exhibits which

included many entries from Minster.

Whilst there, a meeting took place to advise us

of the events planned for the forthcoming

Ducasse at the end June. A coach full of Minster

locals will be travelling across to join in with our

French friends, for what will be a fun day.

Although the coach is full you can still put your

name on the reserve list, it’s on Sunday 30th June

and at a cost of just £10 per person where else

could you get a better value day out. If you are

interested ring

Roy on 01843

319791.

If you are thinking

of booking a team

for our Quiz Night on Saturday 8th June,

please ring Carol on 07745 683 466 as soon

as possible as space is filling fast for this

popular night out. For just £5 per person you

get a great night out which includes a tasty

buffet, yes that’s right, a tasty buffet for just

£5 per person.

On Saturday 22nd June we have been

challenged, by our French friends, to a Boules

match, which has been gladly accepted and we

are putting together a team to take them on.

As you can see we are a very active and social

Association putting on and attending many

events each year. If you would like to get

involved and enjoy these events then ring

Roy on 01843 319791 for more details.

Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare

Services

Dog Walking / Cat Home Visits

Hutched & Caged Pet Visits

Locally based - references available

Fully DBS checked

07841 379 909

01843 822 729

07938 104 594

R.J.BROADLEY

TREE SURGERY

NCA & NPTC

All aspects of

tree surgery

Reductions - Felling

Pruning - Hedge Cutting - Planting

Site Clearance - Woodchips & Logs

£5 million Insurance

01843 825 190 / 0780 127 3138

Free Quotations


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COME AND TRY BOWLING

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 14 & OVER,

TO BE COACHED TO COUNTY STANDARD

AND PLAY AGAINST YOUNG BOWLERS FROM OTHER CLUBS IN KENT.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR OLDER PEOPLE

WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN THE ART OF BOWLING

AND ENJOY A NICE SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE, WITH A GOOD PRICED BAR.

Email: secretary@minsterbowlsclub.org.uk


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May 2019

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT ST MARY’S CHURCH FABRIC

Looking after a beautiful historically important and unique building like our church is not always a straightforward

task. As a church we realise that we can’t find the large sums needed to maintain the church fabric and so we look

to other organisations and grant making bodies to help with this.

The PCC are currently working on two separate restoration projects with the fabric - funded by different sources.

A. Chancel Repairs - for various historic reasons the responsibility of maintaining the chancel lies with the Dean

and Chapter of the Cathedral. The PCC contribute just over 1% towards any costs. External repairs to the

chancel rainwater goods and roof began in April with scaffolding being erected outside of the church. And

shortly after Easter scaffolding inside of the chancel for internal repairs. The vast majority of this is not funded

by St Mary’s PCC.

B. St Mary’s Restoration Project - this includes essential repairs to the south transept gable and other more general

repairs; but also includes the installation of a toilet and small kitchen area into the North West corner of the

nave and possibly essential repair works to the bells. The PCC are applying to the National Heritage Lottery

Fund (NHLF) for a grant of £250k for these works. Sources of funding from other places will also be sought to

meet the overall cost. Even if all these applications are successful the works would still not begin until 2020 at

the earliest. The award of such grants is highly competitive. Part of this process is a community consultation

programme to gather information to support why such works are essential for the future use of the building

and to show how more people will use and visit the church for heritage purposes or otherwise. This consultation

will begin in the next few weeks and there will be a display in church with more details.

Paul Willins, Church Warden

COUNTRY EYE - HELPING KEEP THE RURAL COMMUNITY IN KENT SAFE

Country Eye Ltd have built a free App for people living and working in the rural community. The app allows users

to record and share information on crime, suspicious behaviour and damage in their home community or whilst

out and about.

The information collated through the app will give officers a greater understanding of potential problem areas.

The app has been supported by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Safer Kent, National Farmers Union and

BTF Partnership.

The Country Eye app identifies four different Rural

Categories which make up the majority of incidents

that occur in the countryside.

Theft: Vehicle, Metal & Cable, Machinery & Plant,

Livestock, Outbuilding, Fuel & Oil and Equine.

Farm Crime: Arson, Fly-Tipping, Trespass with and

without Firearms, Criminal Damage and Suspicious

behaviour with and without vehicles.

Animal, Wildlife Crime: Poaching, Animal Welfare,

Endangered Species & Conservation, Hare Coursing

and Horse Crime.

Heritage Crime: Off-Roading and Metal Detecting

(without owner’s permission ) /Night Hawking

The app has a knowledge section which highlights the

key factors for each type of incident above to assist users.

Sign up is simple; the system requires a contact number, email address and postcode. The app records and

disseminates information using the phones camera and GPS location settings. Recording information is intuitive;

users will click the camera icon, take an image, choose from a drop-down the type of crime, whether a crime

reference number has been issued, and any other useful information. The location, time and date will be

automatically recorded. The app can also use an existing image from the camera’s photo library.

The application is not intended for emergency purposes; users should report to; 999 – (crime in progress) 101 –

(crime committed) or report to Crimestoppers if they wish to remain anonymous – 0800 555 111

The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching Country Eye


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May 2019

MINSTER VILLAGE ART

invite you to their

2019 ART SHOW

Saturday 15 th & Sunday 16 th June

10am - 4pm

(Minster’s Open Gardens Weekend)

MINSTER COURT 2019

Roy & Carol Bailey would like to say thank you to

Minster Parish Council, Minster Matters, Businesses

and People of the Village for all the support they have

given both to themselves and the girls throughout

2018/19.

Miss Minster - Jessica Law

Deputy Minster - Lenhle Motsa

Princesses - Mairead Harrison & Sophia Morris.

In the garden of the

THE NEW INN

Admission Free

Lots of Paintings and Craft Items

for sale

come along

to browse or buy

and enjoy a

relaxing drink in the garden

Men’s Supper Club

Wednesday 26 th June

7pm for 7.30pm

56 Tothill Street,

Minster CT12 4AJ.

£8.50 for a BBQ,

dessert and a drink.

Come along and meet

old and new friends.

Please phone Peter to book your

place at the supper club,

on 447 692 or 07981 184 224


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support, to get involved in the rich variety of volunteerrun

community projects in Thanet”.

A THANET project to combat loneliness and isolation is

one of five across the UK to scoop a £50,000 award.

Thanet Community Support Partnership (TCSP), part of

Kent Coast Volunteering, was picked from 200 charities

to pilot a new approach to age-friendly, inclusive

volunteering.

The project has received funding from the Centre for

Ageing Better and Department for Digital Culture Media

and Sport in order to marry up TCSP’s flagship central

referrals service, which helps the isle’s older residents

access the support and leisure services they need, with

the charity’s highly successful volunteer outreach service,

which matches individuals with volunteering roles within

the Thanet community.

Project Co-ordinator Chris Scutt said:

“We are absolutely delighted that our project has been

selected, especially given that there were so many other

excellent proposals.”

“We noticed that many users of our referrals service

would actually make great volunteers and could

themselves benefit from the rewards that volunteering

had to offer. They just had barriers which prevented them

from participating fully. The money will help us trial new

ways of enabling those who get in touch with us for

The Centre for Ageing Better awarded £250,000 of

Government funding to five projects in North Yorkshire,

Oxfordshire, East Sussex, London and Kent.

The aim of the fund was to develop good practice

approaches that will help to promote and sustain the

efforts of people over-50 who might face challenges to

being involved in formal volunteering roles or who help

their friends and neighbours in other ways which may

not be recognised.

Mr Scutt said:

“People call us for a range of reasons. It may be that they

don’t have friends or family, and would like to join our

Good Neighbours (befriending) Service; they may need a

gardener; or help with form-filling for a welfare benefit

they are entitled to. As well as helping find them the

support they require, we will now be able to see if they

would like to volunteer when the time is right for them.”

Other projects awarded funding include: ‘Growing

Connections’, which engages older volunteers in

community gardens across London to grow food; ‘Late

Spring’, an Age UK Oxfordshire project supporting

bereaved people to take up volunteering opportunities;

and ‘Hastings Age-friendly Volunteering’, which will

establish a group of champions to inspire people of all

ages to volunteer.

Find out more by calling Kent Coast Volunteering on

01843 609337 or visiting www.kcv.org.uk.

Volunteers and members of Kent Coast Volunteering outside the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, at their Community Fair last year


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PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL CARER

PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL CARER


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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking?

For May’s magazine, I went back to my favourite writer,

Claire Macdonald, for inspiration. This is an amazing

cake, which she disguises as a pudding (I saw through

that one straight away!). I added lime curd to her

fabulous recipe and the resultant cake was a treat to the

taste buds. I have tried this using a gluten-free blend,

too, and it worked very well – it is a fatless sponge

anyway, so very light and fluffy. The picture doesn’t do

it justice.

Vanilla and Coconut Cream Cake (with added lime)

4 large fresh eggs

4oz/110g sieved self raising flour or a blend

4oz/110g caster sugar

1tsp vanilla essence

Filling and topping:

1 pint/500ml double cream

1oz/caster sugar (omit for the lime version)

1tsp vanilla essence (omit for the lime version)

1 jar lemon or lime curd

4oz/110g desiccated coconut, toasted and cooled

MINSTER FLAG FLYING DIARY

For May/ June

On all other dates we will be flying the Village flag

May 2 Union Princess Charlotte’s

Birthday (4)

May 9 Union EU Day

May 19 Union Harry & Meghan’s

Wedding Ann

May 26 Kent County Day

June 2 Union Coronation Day

Jun 8 Union HM Queen official

birthday

June 10 Union Duke of Edinburgh’s

Birthday (98)

June 21 Kent Prince William’s

Birthday (37)

June 29 Union Armed Forces Day

Preheat oven to 180 deg C, and line two 8” loose

bottom sandwich tins with parchment (or spray with a

“cake release” agent), and grease the sides.

In a food processor or Kenwood, whisk the eggs, adding

the sugar slowly until the mixture is thick. Allow a full

10 minutes to achieve proper thickness. Fold in the flour

and vanilla. Divide between the tins and cook for

15-25 minutes (depending on the heat of your oven)

until risen and golden brown. To test, they should have

come away from the edges slightly. Tip the cakes out

of the tins onto a wire rack and leave to cool.

Whip the cream until stiff, adding the sugar and essence

or lime curd. Plaster the first cake with 1/3 of the filling

and sprinkle with some of the coconut. Sandwich the

cakes together and ice the sides with 1/3 of the cream.

Pick the cake up and wheel it through a bowl of the

coconut to coat the sides. Top with the remaining icing

and some coconut,

plus lime to decorate.

Chill slightly before

serving. Claire notes

that a serrated knife

will cut a sponge more

easily than a straightbladed

one.


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YOUR

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP NEEDS

Grilled Fish

Sea Bass Special

including Jacket Spud or Chips £7.50

King Prawns in Batter £3.50

Calamari Rings £3.90

Prawn Cocktail £4.95

Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 9.00pm

* Do you have a few hours to spare each week or

month?

* Would you like to play an active and constructive part

in your Practice

* Would like like the opportunity to express

your views and help influence the decisions made by the

surgery

* To encourage “Health Education” activities.

* Would you like to take part in our fund raising

activities with the aim of providing new equipment for the

surgery.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please call: Ken Self on Thanet 821200

or hand your details into reception

addressed to Patient Liaison Group


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Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone, St Peters Road, Broadstairs CT10 2JW

Box Office, Fordoun Road, Broadstairs CT10 2BN T: 01843 863 701

bookings@sarahthornetheatre.co.uk - info@sarahthornetheatre.co.uk – boxoffice@sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

Patrons - Judi Dench DBE - David Suchet CBE - Julian Fellowes DL

Saturday 11 th May at 7.30pm “ Dr. Jekyll and MR. HYDE “

The Isosceles Company return with the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson which has enthralled and fascinated the

world for more than a hundred years…… Perhaps because a Mr. Hyde lurks deep within us all, watching….and waiting….

Tickets: £14 paid in advance/Friends. £16 on the doors.

Saturday 18 th May at 7.30pm

A concert with the Thanet Male Voice Choir in aid of

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Reg. Charity No 1155322

Tickets: “Unreserved Seating” £8 in advance/Friends, £10 on the doors.

Sunday 19 th May at 4pm “ SPRINGTIME SERENADE”

From EMILY RENSHAW mezzo soprano and DAVID RUDDOCK piano

A varied programme to include great classics such as The Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert together with

popular numbers by Gershwin, Kern and Porter etc. Something for everyone.

Tickets: All seats £10. Family Ticket £36 (2 adults/2 children)

Saturday 25 th May at 7.30pm

WONDER WOMAN with Laure Meloy

A combined programme with the Jamie Moore Ensemble

and Wonder Woman – a one act song cycle.

Tickets: £12 advance/Friends, £14 on the doors.

Thursday 30 th May, Friday 31 st May and Saturday 1 st June at 7.30pm

Sunday 2 nd June at 2.30pm

The Sarah Thorne Musical Society present “OLIVER!”

Music, Lyrics & Book by Lionel Bart.

Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery.

(By arrangement with Musicscope and Stage Musicals of New York)

Oliver is the most popular and loved of British musicals bringing to life one of Charles Dickens’ most enduring

novels. A full cast and a 10 piece orchestra will make this a treat for all the family. Directed by Peter Barnett -

Musical direction by Jacob Bride

Tickets: £14 paid in advance/Friends, £16 on the doors.

Family ticket £52 (2 adults/2 children)

Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701

(Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to the web site www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

for details of how to book On-line.

Melrose Outside Catering

Peter Mockeridge

Baker and Chef

Quality Outside Catering for all Occasions

Weddings, Celebrations, Office Events,

Funeral Wakes

Please contact:

Petermockeridge@hotmail.com

07981 184 224

01843 447 692

Melrose, 56 Tothill Street, Minster

EXPRESS CARS

Disabled Access Vehicles

Local And National Journeys Catered For

Many Offers And Excellent Pricing

Cash, Card And Accounts Welcome

Proprietor

Marc Lawrence

07432 310 330

0800 047 2301

expresscars.minster@gmail.com


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26 Minster Matters May 2019

Minster Parish Council Meeting

Summary of April Meeting

● PCSO Butterworth was unable to attend but sent

a written report. There had been 46 calls to Kent

police over the last month including 2 burglaries, 2

offences of criminal damage and 4 thefts from

motor vehicles, 2 of which had been left unlocked.

Other calls related to traffic, domestic or other

issues. He is currently making presentations to local

groups about scamming in the hope of raising

awareness.

● It seems that there have been regular complaints

about youths on mopeds doing ‘wheelies’ in Tothill

Street; PCSO Butterworth is trying to gather

evidence to deal with the offenders so if you have

any information such as times, dates and

registration numbers, please forward it to him.

● Cllr. Crow-Brown reported that he had recently

spoken with Senior Management at TDC and they

have confirmed that the agency payment to

Minster will continue for the next three years. This

enables the parish council to continue to keep the

village clean and well maintained.

● It was good to hear that Cllr. Crow-Brown, who has

been very active in supporting the work of the

parish council, is to stand for election again.

● Cllr. Pugh was unable to attend but outlined some

of the work he had been involved in and confirmed

that he too would be standing for election. This was

welcomed.

● Both councillors thanked Cllr. Grove, who is

standing down at this election, for his contribution

to both District and Parish Councils, and also Cllr.

Bailey for his contribution to the parish council.

The Chairman echoed their thanks and said that

both will be missed.

● The Chairman reminded everyone of the Annual

Parish Assembly scheduled for 16th April.

● She reported that she had recently attended a

number of hearings of the Local Plan Enquiry which

continues until late May; she had put forward the

views of the residents concerning housing

developments and highways issues.

● The Chairman expressed her thanks to Vicky

Clarke’s 7-year-old son who had used his initiative

by making a dog poo bag dispenser and placing it

at the entrance to the recreation ground. This

positive effort by such a young resident is very

welcome and is an example to us all.

● There was discussion about the Minster Parish Council

chain of office and it was agreed that a new chain

would be made in the style of the old one. A detailed

estimate will be obtained.

● The new HMRC system called ‘Making Tax Digital’

comes into force this year and this means that our

computer software needs upgrading. The Clerks have

identified suitable software which will provide the

upgrade as well as enabling online booking

management; it has been recommended by other

councils and by our auditor. The councillors voted to

purchase this software.

● There is some subsidence at the southern end of the

All Weather Pitch and a quotation has been obtained

to replace mortar with stainless steel rods and address

water build up; this will cost £850. It was agreed that

the work is necessary and should go ahead.

● The meeting considered a planning application to

build 25 dwellings (intended for occupation by

persons aged 55 yrs. and over) at Hoo Farm, 147,

Monkton Road, Minster. There were questions as to

the impact of the loss of the commercial units,

insufficient parking, highways access, lack of footpath

and the ability to enforce the minimum age limit of

purchasers. It was resolved that the council would

object to the development.

● The Twinning association reported on a recently

successful quiz night, was pleased that many villagers

entered items in the Armbouts-Cappel Craft Fair and

now had a full coach of people booked to attend

France for the 21st Anniversary celebrations.

● In the public question time it was suggested that new

developments such as that proposed at Hoo Farm

should be required to install car charging points. The

same person also mentioned concern at the use of

cannabis by young people in the village; it has been

reported to the PCSO.

● On 16th April the Annual Parish Assembly took place.

This opened with reports on the past year from the

Chairman and the Chair of the Finance committee,

both of which will be available on the Minster Parish

Council website; it was then followed by the

opportunity for members of the public to ask

questions. At the end of this assembly the Chairman

welcomed Roy Burden, Derek Crow-Brown, Leanne

McCarthy, Susan Sharp and Jack Whybrow, our 5 new

parish councillors, who will formally take up their new

roles on 7th May at the monthly meeting. Look out

for more information on your new councillors in the

next issue of this magazine.


May 2019

Minster Matters 27

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28 Minster Matters May 2019

Church News and Service Times

The Catholic Parish of

Ramsgate and Minster

Reverend Marcus Holden

592 071

Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church

72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate

Holy day of Obligation

each Sunday at 10.00am

in Minster Abbey

For other Catholic Services please

see Minster Abbey below

St Mary Magdalene Monkton

Sunday Services in

MAY

Services this month are to be held at

Monkton Methodist Church

5 10.15am Holy Communion

12 10.15am Holy Communion

19 Rogation Walk across the Benefice

3.15pm Service at Monkton

Methodist Church

26 4.00pm Seamark Service

(BCP = traditional language)

St Mary the Virgin, Minster

Reverend Richard Braddy

Tel: 821 250

Sunday Services in

MAY

5 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30am Family Praise Service

6.30pm Sung Evensong

12 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30am All-age Worship with Holy

Communion

19 Rogation Walk across the Benefice

5.30pm Evening Reflection at Minster

Minster Abbey

www.minsterabbeynuns.org

The Abbey Chapel is open for

prayer throughout the day

Lauds: 8.30am

Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am

Mid day prayer 12.10pm

Vespers 6.00pm

Compline 7.50pm

(followed by Silent Prayer)

All our visitors, not only Christians

but people of all faiths and spiritual

tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’

(rule of St. Benedict) are warmly

welcomed to join us in prayer,

in our beautiful monastic chapel.

Wantsum Benefice

Walk the Walk!

Sunday 6 May

There is a tradition in the church of

walking the Parish boundary once a

year. As our four Parishes are so

large we don't walk round them but

walk between them!

We start at Chislet at 10.00am and

finish at Minster at 5.30pm with

plenty of food stops along the way.

Why not come and join us!

For more information call the Vicar

Richard, 821250

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army

Church & Community Centre

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

26 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30am All-age Worship with Holy

Communion

A group for children and young people –

‘Connections’ – meets during Services

on the 2 nd & 4 th Sundays

Holy Communion at Home

is available for anyone

who is unable to access

Minster or Monkton Church

Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

Weddings

at St Mary’s Minster

No Weddings at St Mary’s this month

Baptisms

at St Mary’s Minster

No Baptisms at St Mary’s this month

Wednesday Mornings

at St Mary’s Minster

10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

followed by refreshments

Captains Luke & Katy Johnson

01843 822308 or 825178

Luke.Johnson@salvationarmy.org.uk

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Monday

2.15pm Friendship Club

Tuesday

9.30am Sunny Tots

(Birth to 5yrs)

(Term time only)

Weekly Activities

Wednesday

2.00pm Home League

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

Thursday

9.15am Prayer Group


What’s On…

May 2019

MINSTER & MONKTON

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB

Royal British Legion

61 Augustine Road

EVERY WEDNESDAY

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Come and join us

for a game of Bingo

ALL MEMBERS and

bona-fide guests welcome

Phone Pat on 822 622

VILLAGE VOICES

Every Wednesday Evening

6.00pm - 7.30pm

at the

Salvation Army Hall

Tothill St., Minster

£1.50 per session

All Welcome

If you enjoy singing

we’d love to see you there

Minster Matters

MINSTER &

MONKTON

GARDEN CLUB

Wednesday 8 May

Village Hall

7.30pm

Spkr: Don Wilks

Butterflies of East Kent

MINSTER WI

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CLIFFSEND COFFEE

MORNING

Every Thursday

from 10.30am ‘til 12

Village Hall, Cliffsend

Hot and cold drinks,

homemade cakes and biscuits

Just make a donation,

no set prices.

KNIT AND TALK TIME

in MINSTER LIBRARY

Beginners

and non-knitters welcome

Swap patterns and wool

Tea & Coffee provided

Every Friday 10.30 - 11.30

Tuesday 14 May

7.30pm Village Hall

Resolutions Meeting

Members Only

Secretary: Jan 07970 454 240

www.minsterthanetwi.org.uk

Minster Art & Craft Group

We meet at the Old Schools every Monday morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm.

We are a friendly and sociable non-teaching group ranging from artists to all types of crafters, all of whom are ready to

give help and advice if requested. The charge per week is £2.00 to cover the hall etc and includes refreshments.

You are welcome to come along for a free morning session to see what we are doing.

Any queries - call Ann on 01843 821 152

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR MAY - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744

www.minstervillagehall.uk

AM PM EVE COMMITTEE ROOM

Tai Chi (not 6 th or 27 th )

Minster Badminton

VH Bowls Group

(not 14 th or 21 st )

W.I. Darts (pm)

(not 14 th )

Ladies Badminton (not 15 th )

Active 4 Life & Pilates

(not 2 nd - 16 th or 30 th )

Minster Badminton

Tea Dance (not 17 th ) Dance Classes (not 17 th ) Arts & Crafts (am) (not 17 th )

VH Bowls Group (not 12 th )

Thursday 2 nd Elections Elections Elections Elections

Sunday 5 th

Wednesday 8 th

Children’s Party

Gardeners Club

Thursday 9 th Children’s Dance Class Children’s Dance Class Village Hall Committee

Wed 15 th & Saturday 18 th

Tuesday 21 st

Wednesday 22 nd

Minster Playhouse May Play

Minster W.I

Gardeners Committee (aft)

W.I Games Night (eve)

Saturday 25 th

Carnival Association Dance


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Minster Matters

Booking the Multi Use Games Area

The MUGA will be open for public use most

of the time. It is available for Minster

School to use for sports activities and also

for clubs, groups and individuals to book

for tennis, volleyball and netball.

Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is

unavailable to the public

will be published weekly on the board next

to the main information sign at the

entrance gate.

To make a booking please contact the

Parish Clerk.

Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk

Tel: 01843 821 339

Please book at least 48 hours in advance

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH

Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri

Hire Times and Prices

Monday-Friday

09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak)

Saturday & Sunday

Price Structure

15:00hrs to 21:00hrs

09:00hrs to 21:00hrs

* Full Pitch : £42 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £29 hour

Half Pitch : £29 hour (1 five a side pitch)

* A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents

booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only.

To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the

Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA

May 2019

RED RECYCLING BAGS

BLUE & BLACK LIDDED BINS

BROWN & SILVER FOOD BINS

TDC now require payment for replacements

(unless they can be repaired)

See their website here:

www.thanet.gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/

or ring

Customer Services on 01843 577 115

Minster Day Nursery

and Out Of School Club

CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE

15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds

Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered

Fully Qualified Staff

Open 7.30am - 6.00pm

Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years

Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms

Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided

Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

FREE for TWO places available

To Find Out More And Book Your Place

01843 821 482

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If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate…

The Government has!

Make a Will now and be sure your family’s future is secure.

For a friendly local and affordable Will Writing Service:

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details.

Powers of Attorney also arranged.

Home appointments available.

Affiliated to the Society of Will Writers.

Agent of Aegis Wealth Ltd

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St Mary's Church, Minster

Guided Tours

of the

Church and Tower

Most Saturdays

at 12.00noon and 2.00pm

To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call

07958 813 577

to confirm that tours are taking place on the day

of your intended visit

The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily

For party tours outside of the normal times

please call the above number to make a booking

MINSTER

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May 2019

Minster Matters

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