Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 65, June 2010
Weds. 9th and 23rd June
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 2nd , 16th
and 30th June
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
Forthcoming Events 2
St. Martin’s Church 2
Christian Centre 2
Village Reports 3
Organisations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the July edition before the 20th June, 2010 by E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 400 copies on an A5 flyer—these 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, 2nd June at 7.30 pm—Members Barbecue.
Great Mongeham Singers will meet at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church on Wednesday, 2nd, 16th and 30th June.
Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 10th June at 7.30 pm a talk by the Wild Life Trust. The competition is a wild flower (not a protected species) in a container. Visitors welcome to join the meeting.
St. Martin’s host the Group Quiz on Friday, 11th June at 7.30 pm in St. Leonard’s Hall.
More details www.saintmartinswi.org.uk or call 01304 365078.
Plant Sale Saturday, 20th June from 10.00 am until 12 Noon on the Village Green. If you would like to bring along any home grown produce or crafts to sell please telephone Peter on 364457.
The Railway Swing Band will be giving a concert at St. Martin’s Church on Wednesday, 16th June at 7.30 pm. Tickets £6. Details from Nigel Pitchford 362202 or Peter Hambrook 364457.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 17th June at 7.30 pm Hovercraft Pilot Brian Laverick-Smith will talk on ‘30 Years of Bother on the Hover’. Visitors and new members welcome.
Parish Hall Trustees The May meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 23rd June at 7.45 pm.
Bingo Thursday, 24th June at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.
St. Martin’s Church Flower Festival - A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, 25th June 10 am—4pm, Saturday, 26th June 10 am –4 pm and Sunday, 27th June 11 am—4 pm. For further information, please contact Lesley Lawrence on 360654 or Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.
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FORTH COMING EVENTS
The Village Design Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 8th July at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham. Members of the public are very welcome to attend.
Village Fun Afternoon Brian and Peter, on behalf of the Great Mongeham Society, thank all those who have agreed to take part in the Fun Afternoon on Saturday, 10th July. There is still time to be included with running a stall or other attraction for village funds or for your own charity. Tug of war has not been featured for a couple of years and the cup is held by the Leather Bottle who are eager to compete for it once more. If you are involved with a team please get in touch—ring 375420 and speak to Brian. A full programme of events will be in the July Newsletter. Don’t forget to keep the date free in your diary. DK
Parish Hall Annual meeting will be on Wednesday, 14th July. Everyone welcome to this meeting.
ST. MARTIN’S 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. MARTIN’S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 6th June Morning Praise 10.00 am
Sunday, 13th June Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 20th June Family Service 10.00 am
Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 27th June Holy Communion 10.00 am
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
JUNE SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society A goodly crowd arrived on 5th May to hear Richard Reynolds talk about ‘Guerilla Gardening’ most of us intrigued to know what that is!! Sadly, he never arrived and although rumours were flying around that he had been ‘ambushed by gorillas’, it turned out he had had a breakdown on the way to us.
Meanwhile Chairman Keith reminded us of the great Potato Weigh In which takes place next month. Members were reminded to remove the green tops from their potatoes, to bring a clearly labelled bag or other receptacle for their harvest and to follow the committees instructions exactly. The reward for all their hard work will be a barbecue followed by the announcement of winners (and losers) in the hall. The raffle was drawn, refreshments were served before we all dispersed somewhat earlier than usual.
Saint Martin’s W.I Members discussed the resolution ‘Food must be labelled with the country of origin’ not just where it was packed or processed. The unanimous vote will be taken by the delegate to the Cardiff AGM in June. PSB
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Great Mongeham Society What a meeting! Members welcomed PC Jenny Preston and her colleague Paul with their dogs. A brief introduction and history of Police working dogs then a demonstration of searching and finding drugs and money. Being a clear evening there was a demonstration outside of obedience, tracking and detaining. Many questions were asked and well answered. It was good to welcome many visitors to the meeting.
The Jan Anton Dance and Fitness Studio from Great Mongeham Village Hall were proud to have their little ballerinas pass Silver and Gold Cup classical ballet awards with Honours and Distinction. The children ranged from age 3 to 6 and all were praised by the examiner for their grooming, presentation and confidence. For the first time two of our special needs children also entered and passed their exam with Distinction. The examinations were held in Folkestone on Saturday, 8th May. The cups which are individually engraved with their names were presented together with the mark and comment sheets. The final certificate of registration honouring their achievement usually arrives with 3 weeks. These qualifications are part of the curriculum with the Council for Dance and Educational Training (CDET), and will be a part of their future education and entry into major Stage Schools if that is the path they choose in later life. The classes are fun, friendly and an incredible way to become fit and co-ordinated. We cover everything from classical ballet, gymnastics, mime and exercises to music with a bit of disco dancing thrown in for good measure. Youngsters from age 2 1/2 to 4 are held on Friday at 4 pm and 5 to 6 year olds at 4.45 pm to 5 pm. Special Needs Dance Club starts at 5.45 pm—all classes are £3.50. Keep Fit Classes for tums and bums are held on a Monday morning from 10.15 am to 1.15 am which is a great way to blow away the weekend and kick start your fitness. Ages range from twenties to eighties, all welcome— bring along a towel or mat.
Jan can be contacted on 01304 373421 07760150233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
District Councillor’s Report The state of the District report has been released. With so much economic uncertainty, the district council has been re evaluating the corporate plan. This new report demonstrates how the council is meeting the challenges which it is faced with. Regeneration remains a key priority in both delivery of services and advocating investment by other agencies. Regeneration is seen as necessary to meet the demographic projections and health inequalities that face us.
The financial pressures which are increasing lead the council on a path of more joint working with the other East Kent authorities so that we can turn aspirations into real delivery for the benefit of our residents. The report is available on the councils website at
http://www.doverdc.co.uk/councillors/council_meetings/update/docs/agendacouncil190510a.pdf - its agenda item 17. Nick Kenton and Steve Manion
Traffic calming to go ahead in Great Mongeham At their meeting on 6th May, the Parish Council voted to go ahead with the pavement build out scheme at the Willows Road entrance to the village. This scheme was discussed fully at the Annual Parish meeting at the end of April and the council would like to thank all those parishioners who either took part in the discussion at the meeting or e-mailed their thoughts in advance. At the annual meeting there was a clear two to one vote in favour of the scheme and this was uppermost in the council’s mind when they took their decision.
It is now hoped that the scheme can go ahead as soon as possible and that once it is implemented it will succeed in reducing both the speed and volume of traffic through the village.
Terry Madgwick, Chairman, Great Mongeham Parish Council
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The following E Mail has been received from Debbie Anderson—email@example.com
I am researching my mother’s family—Brockman. Her grandmother Ada E Brockman moved to 1, White Bungalow, Great Mongeham around 1930, to be near her daughter Nellie who was married to Arthur H. Kemp. In 1946, Arthur and Nellie were at Sholden Bank House, noted from Ada’s death certificate. I was able to find names of children for Arthur and Nellie Kemp and wondered if any of their descendants still lived in the area?
Bernice Dance Group From Friday, 4th June Bernice will be in the Parish Hall with Sequence Dancing from 1.30 pm—3.30 pm every Friday except the fourth in the month. For further details telephone 01304 368020.
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership Telephone 01304 241806 for a brochure of all activities up to September 1st, 2010.
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. Martin’s Sylvia Griffiths Tel.367124
Bell Ringers Tues. 7.30 pm St. Martin’s 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. Martin’s 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. Martin’s 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
Bernice Dance Group Fridays 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm Parish Hall Bernice Tel 368020
(except the fourth in the month)
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 8—10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927
Pilates Thursdays 5.45 –6.45pm Parish Hall Lorraine Pullen Tel 07734473784
Keep Fit For Life Monday 10.15am—11.15 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