Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 14 October, 2005
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm
Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm
Last Box Collection
Monday, 10th October
Monday, 24th October
St. Richards Rd.,
St. Francis Close
St. Edmund’s Road
Wednesdays 5th and
IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1
St. Martin’s 2
Christian Centre 2
Messy Monsters 2
Village Reports 3
District Council 3
If you have any news items that you would like included in the next issue, we would be grateful to receive these before the 20th October, 2005 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 350 copies on an A5 flyer—these will then be delivered for £10 to every house and given to friends of Great Mongeham. Please Tel. 364457
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall
Harvest Supper and Quiz in aid of Madagascar on Saturday, 1st October at 6.30 pm—Contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 5th October at 7.30 pm—Autumn Show.
Parish Council Meeting Thursday, 6th October at 7.30 pm.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 20th October at 7.30 pm —Fascinating World of Bats—Shirley Thompson.
The Three Horseshoes—Quiz Night—Saturday, 1st October.
Halloween Fancy Dress Party—29th October—proceeds to local Age Concern.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS in the Parish Hall
14th Great Mongeham Art Show Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th November 11 am—4 pm. Contact Brian Knight Tel. 375420
THANKS to the Parish Council for sponsoring our Newsletter for a further six months. We now have a bank account and cheques should be made payable to the Great Mongeham Newsletter.
THANKS to all those who kindly deliver your Newsletter every month and to our proof reader Carol—without these people you would not receive your monthly village updates.
WELL DONE to the Three Horseshoes, who raised £1,450 for the Deal Hospital Hospice Unit at their Fun Day over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
GOOD LUCK to Graham Lawrence as he commences his course at Christchurch, Canterbury.
CONGRATULATIONS Gavin Lawrence for attaining 9 GCSE passes, as he leaves School and goes off to New Zealand to play cricket for the Lower Hutt district Cricket Club.
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ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH
Benefice Priest in Charge: David Kendrew Tel. 374076
Ordained Local Minister: Rev. Peter Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages,
Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. Contact for Weddings and Baptisms Tel. 364457
Church Wardens: Hugh Norton, Hillside House, Ellens Road, Gt. Mongeham Tel. 368278
Judy Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages, Great Mongeham Tel. 364457
Secretary: Dr. Wendy Madgwick, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great
Mongeham. Tel. 239143
Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Tel. 362202
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 2nd October Harvest Festival 10.00 am
Sunday, 9th October Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 16th October Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 23rd October Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 30th October Joint Service with St. Nicholas, Sholden 10.00 am
BIBLE STUDY evenings have now commenced for the Winter season at 7.30 pm on the following Fridays: 14th October at 4 Brewery Cottages, the home of Peter and Judy Hambrook.
28th October and 11th November—Venues to be arranged Enquiries Tel. 364457. PH
WEDDINGS A very happy occasion was had by all who attended the marriage of Steven Greener, son of Carol and Maurice Greener of Northbourne Road, to Christine Harvey, on Saturday, September 3rd. Steven spent his teenage years in Great Mongeham. The couple now live near Northampton. The Rev. Peter Hambrook conducted a Wedding Blessing after the civil ceremony, which helped to make the day more memorable.
It was a splendid occasion when Phillip Hambrook married Christina Harris at Canterbury Register Office on Saturday, 3rd September, 2005. The Reception was held at the Chequer Inn in Ash. Phillip and Christina are now living at Ash and will be spending their honeymoon touring in New Zealand. Congratulations to them from Mum and Dad—Judy and Peter.
FLOWER ROTA Sunday, 2nd October Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
Sunday, 9th October Judy Hambrook and Janet Lawrence
Sunday, 16th October Mary Hopper
Sunday, 23rd October Diana Knight
Sunday, 30th October Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
OCTOBER SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 1st and 3rd Sunday Evenings
Messy Monsters Art Club for the under fives, will be having its first session in Great Mongeham Parish Hall on Friday, 4th November between 10 am—11 am. The sessions are for accompanied children and all equipment, ideas and materials are provided. You just need to turn up—not in your best clothes! Sessions can take up to 15 children and will be held every week during term time. The cost per session is £4 per child. To find out more or book a place please contact Caroline on 381354 or 07773 295953,firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Messy Monsters website at www.messymonsters.co.uk.
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CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society The Annual Summer Show held over the August Bank Holiday weekend was a resounding success. Staging and Judging took place on Sunday, the Parish Hall was open on Monday for the public to admire the magnificent display of horticultural and craft items and later, to cheer the prize winners. Outside on the green, the glorious weather attracted crowds to the Boot Fair and the tea tent was extremely popular.
A great success made possible only by long hours of very hard work “behind the scenes” so enormous thanks to all those involved—but no slacking off gardeners!!
Saint Martin’s W.I. heard about the restoration of Higham House and grounds near Canterbury, when the UNESCO speaker had to cancel. Members found the talk very interesting and look forward to a visit in the near future.
The Parish Hall Committee met with only one apology for absence. Patricia Scott-Bradford was elected as Chair for the coming year. Hugh Norton accepted to be Vice-Chairman.
Great Mongeham Society On 15th September, members enjoyed the talk about the restoration of Ripple Mill by Keith Atkinson.
Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Bike Ride The 10th September, was a busy day for the village, while the Great Mon-Jam was happening on the Village Green, thousands of people across the county were cycling or walking around the churches.
Here at St. Martin’s, a loyal group of worshippers put aside their time to greet these travellers and to offer drinks and encouragement. During the time the church was open some 36 people came to visit from as far away as Sevenoaks. We also had a small group cycling for the church’s benefit and they managed to visit 10 churches in their brief odyssey.
I would like to thank all those who contributed to this event and look forward to next year’s ride when perhaps more will be motivated to participate. Steve Manion
With the Summer recess over, the work of the District Council returns to normal. The major news at the moment centres on the roll out of the new recycling project. The green waste recycling is an exciting new scheme brought in to lift the council’s recycling rates. The Council sees green waste as an important problem area to tackle, as it benefits the environment by reducing backyard burning and provides more composted materials.
Clr. Nick Kenton, who is also Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The launch of the new garden waste scheme has been a great success and thousands of households are already using this exciting new service. The Council is fully committed to developing recycling services for the future and we hope as many people as possible continue to help protect the environment and make the most of the new collections. We need to emphasise the environmental benefits of recycling and how it is reducing landfill and protecting the environment. It is not a policy of purely chasing government targets or helping reduce bonfires, but is a positive move for an eco positive caring Council, with 25 tonnes being composted in the first week alone.” We trust that the residents will continue to support this new initiative.
Elsewhere in the Council, there is renewed vigour to crack down on enforcement. The cabinet has been considering reports on how to make this area of the Council more efficient and is looking at a range of enforcement actions to do with planning and anti social behaviour.
Nick and Steve
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Great Mongeham Village Design Statement
At the September meeting of the Village Design Statement Working Group, we had a visit from two of the members of the group who have produced the Walmer statement. It has taken them several years to produce it, but the finished result is a very impressive, and professional looking, document. They were able to give us a lot of very useful information, particularly about the costs of producing the document and the very helpful advice which they received from a local planning consultant.
We are busy preparing the annotated plans, which will accompany the statement, having now agreed with the District Council planners the annotations to be used. We have done about half of the village and plan to finish this exercise during October, by which time we will also have consolidated all the comments received at the Drop In Day.
If you would like to take part in the work of the group you will be made very welcome, please contact Bob Kersey on 373299. BK
ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact
Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 pm Parish Hall Brian Knight Tel.375420
Sarah Wells Tel.614320
Sunday School (3 yrs.& over) St. Martin’s Sylvia Griffiths Tel.367124
Bell Ringers Tues. 7.30 pm St. Martin’s Ken Gatland Tel.611283
1st Gt. Mongeham Brownies Weds. 5.30-7pm Term Time Baptist Hall Julie Caldwell Tel.372493
Good Companions Thurs. 2.30-4.15pm Parish Hall Daisy Ovenden Tel.371688
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society 1st Weds. 7.30pm Parish Hall Joyce Blee Tel.372413
(No Meeting Jan. & Sept.)
Mongeham-Ripple W.I. 3rd Weds.2.30pm (Dec.2nd Weds) Parish Hall Sue Case Tel.374025
St. Martin’s W.I. 2nd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall P. Scott-Bradford Tel.364769
Gt. Mongeham Parish Hall Committee Bookings Judy Hambrook Tel.362815
Great Mongeham Society 3rd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall John Bowsher Tel.369405
(No Meeting in August and December)
T.A.F.-Mulberry Tree 1.30pm Mondays in Term Time Parish Hall Wendy Madgwick Tel 239143
Gt. Mongeham Art Group Tues. 1.45-3.45pm Term Time Parish Hall Dorothy Sharpe Tel 372339
Karate Mons. and Weds. 6.30pm Parish Hall Jan Easton Tel 367001
Friends of St. Martin’s Brian Knight Tel 375420
Yoga Tuesdays 6.00 pm Parish Hall Audrey Clarke Tel 368521
Scottish Country Dancing Weds. 10-11.30am Term Time Parish Hall Mary Quinton or
Tuesdays 8 pm Term Time Parish Hall Margaret Bowden Tel 375836
Country and Western Dancing Fridays 7.30pm Parish Hall Pam Cane Tel 373841
Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786 Tiny Talk Monday 10.30-11.30am Parish Hall Trisha McLellan Tel 813941
Lets Dance Monday 8—10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927
Messy Monsters Fridays 10 –11am Parish Hall Caroline Chambers Tel. 381354
Term Time 07773 295953