Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 62, March 2010
Weds. 3rd, 17th and 31st
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 10th and 24th
Please check Dover District Council Website on
www.dover.gov.uk for full details of recycling days.
IN THIS ISSUE
Dates for your Diary 1
St. Martinís Church 2
Christian Centre 2
Village Reports 2/ 3
Organisations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the April edition before the 20th March, 2010 by E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 400 copies on an A5 flyeróthese will then be delivered for £10 to every house and given to friends of Great Mongeham. Please telephone Peter on 364457.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 3rd March at 7.30 pm Mrs. Jones will talk about Organic Gardening.
Great Mongeham Singers will meet at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martinís Church on Wednesday, 10th March and Wednesday, 24th March. We are happy to welcome newcomers.
Saint Martinís W.I Thursday, 11th March at 7.30 pm will be an Open Meeting for anyone interested to come along and listen to PC Jennifer Preston talking about Police sniffer dogs. Jennifer grew up in Deal, and is known to many from when she patrolled the streets. She will be taking part in the Surrey Police Dog Trials in March.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 18th March at 7.30 pmóSteve Walker will talk about Samphire Hoe. All welcome.
Alex and Pam Summers are visiting America to talk on Alexís work on the Illuminated Page. This talk will be given at the AGM on 18th November, 2010.
Quiz Night Saturday, 20th March in the Parish Hall in aid of Madagascar and the Pilgrimís Hospice. For further details telephone Peter on 364457.
Bingo Thursday, 25th March at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, ďeyes downĒ at 7.30 pm.
Police Surgery Thursday, 8th April from 10 am to 11 am during the weekly Drop In. Come along if you have any concerns or queries about your local community and discuss them with PCSO Liam Voller.
St. Martinís Church Flower Festival will be held on 25th, 26th and 27th June. If you would like to sponsor a tableau please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.
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ST. MARTINíS CHURCH
Benefice Priest in Charge: Rev. David Flewker Tel. 374076
Ordained Local Minister: Rev. Peter Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages,
Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. Contact for Weddings and Baptisms Tel. 364457
Church Warden: Bob Osbourne, 27 St. Radigunds Road, Dover, Kent. Tel. 330200
Secretary: Dr. Wendy Madgwick, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great
Mongeham. Tel. 239143
Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Tel. 362202
ST. MARTINíS CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 7th March Morning Praise 10.00 am
Mothering Sunday, 14th March Holy Communion 10.00am
Sunday, 21st March Family Service 10.00 am
Sung Evensong 6.00 pm
Palm Sunday, 28th March Holy Communion 10.00 am
Baptism Sunday, 21st FebruaryóMadeleine May Vick daughter of Lisa, nee Faulkner, and Matthew Vick married at St. Martinís four years ago.
Funeral Maurice Richard Greener on Wednesday, 24th February at Barham Crematorium.
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
MARCH SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society held their first meeting of 2010 early in February and despite freezing weather over 60 members turned up to hear a fascinating talk by Messrs R. and N. Lawrence on vintage mowers and garden tools. They brought along many old forks, spades, shears and pruners, some over 100 years old and in marvellous condition. Many had been discovered in old sheds and garages.
The Chairman for 2010 is Keith Atkinson, his wife Liz is the Secretary with Alan Ford as our Treasurer. Carol Whittaker is our Show Secretary. Meetings are held most months with 4 Shows during the year., the biggest being the Summer Show on August 30th. JB
Saint Martinís W.I. The February meeting was cancelled owing to bad weather conditions.
Great Mongeham Society
The Chairman and members paid tribute to Maurice Greener who died on the 11th February, 2010 at the Pilgrimís Hospice, Thanet. A very full hall of members and visitors heard Dr. Reg Colman give an informative talk on Clementine Hozier who was born in Mayfair on 1st April, 1885. On 12th September, 1908 at St. Margaretís Westminster she married Winston Churchill, more than a decade older and already a seasoned Parliamentarian. Together they had five children.
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The Churchillís marriage, in spite of the stresses of public life, was a close and affectionate one.
During World War II she was Chairman of the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund and the President of the Young Womenís Christian Association War Time Appeal.
In May, 1965 she was created a life peer as Baroness Spencer-Churchill, of Chartwell in the County of Kent. She and her husband were one of the few married couples where both partners held noble titles in their own right.
She died in Princes Gate, Knightsbridge, London of a heart attack at the age of 92. She is buried with her husband and three deceased children at St. Martinís Church, Bladon near Woodstock in Oxfordshire.
Parish Hall There are some week day evenings available for hireóThursdays 29th July and 30th December. Fridays 1st April, 6th August, 27th August and 24th December. Contact
01304 362815. PSB
Proposed Bus Stop Clearways
A proposed Bus Stop clearway outside the Parish Hall, has caused much concern with hall users because the road is frequently used for parking when the small hall car park is full. If the proposal goes ahead it will be an offence to park within the marked bus stop, of 29 metres in length, and a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued. Dover District Council gave less than a month for comments to be sent to them and they did not inform the Parish Council of their intentions.
Bus Stop clearways are also proposed in the village beside the post box in Mongeham Road and in St. Richardís Road. B. Knight
Kent Highway Service is the part of Kent County Council that looks after the countyís roads, pavements and cycleways. Maintaining Kentís streets and pavements is a vital and major task for the council. Kent has over 5,000 miles of streets and pavements, and over 100,000 street lights and other lit signs. In winter, ice and snow can make road surfaces more hazardous to drive on. They anticipate bad weather where possible, and take steps to keep roads open and safe. This involves a combination of salting or snow ploughing, and timely warnings to drivers. Grass verges and other planted areas by the roadside are known as soft landscape areas. They help to soften the harshness of a built-up area and reduce noise. One of our roles is to look after these areas.
Kent Highway Services have a 24/7 fault reporting centre that can be contacted on 08458 247
800. Any fault reported is put straight onto the highways computer system and is then sent to the relevant department for action. All faults are tracked and monitored to ensure that they are resolved within agreed timescales. This is the same number used by the Parish Council Clerk to report faults.
So if you have a street light thatís not working, a salt bin that needs filling or a pothole in a pavement or road please phone Kent Highways 08458 247 800 services direct, it will ensure the fault is put onto the system as soon as possible.
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ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact
Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 pm Parish Hall Terry Madgwick Tel 239143
Sarah Wells Tel.614320
Sunday School (3 yrs.& over) St. Martinís Sylvia Griffiths Tel.367124
Bell Ringers Tues. 7.30 pm St. Martinís Peter Deveson
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 Barbara Spence Tel.375786
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society 1st Weds. 7.30pm Parish Hall Liz Atkinson Tel. 381719
(No Meeting Jan. & Sept.)
Mongeham-Ripple W.I. 3rd Weds.2.30pm (Dec.2nd Weds) Parish Hall Sue Case Tel.374025
St. Martinís W.I. 2nd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall Gloria Hayman Tel. 365078
Gt. Mongeham Parish Hall Bookings Tel 362815
Great Mongeham Society 3rd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall Jim Rees Tel.373307
(No Meeting in September and December)
T.A.F. Playgroup 1.00pm Mondays in Term Time Parish Hall Wendy Madgwick Tel 239143
Gt. Mongeham Art Group Tues. 1.45-3.45pm Term Time Parish Hall Julie Kersey Tel 373299
Karate Mons. and Weds. 6.30pm Parish Hall Jan Easton Tel 367001
Friends of St. Martinís Nigel Pitchford Tel 362202
Yoga Tuesdays 10.30 am Parish Hall Audrey Clarke Tel 368521
Scottish Country Dancing Tuesdays 8 pm Parish Hall Mary Quinton Tel 375836
or Margaret Bowden Tel 365428
Country and Western Dancing Fridays 7.30pm Parish Hall Wendy Fuller Tel 360286
Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786
Lets Dance Monday 8ó10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927
Pilates Thursdays 5.45 Ė6.45pm Parish Hall Lorraine Pullen Tel 07734473784
Keep Fit For Life Monday 10.15amó11.15 am Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 07760150233
Tots Ballet and Gymnastics Fridays 4 pm Parish Hall Jan Anton or
Special Needs Dance Club Friday 5 pm-5.45pm Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 373421