Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 67, August 2010
Weds. 4th and 18th
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
and 25th August
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 1
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 September edition before the 20th August, 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, 4th August at 7.30 pm—David Marsh will talk on ‘The Story of your Daily Pinta’.
Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 12th August meet at the Pier for a walk along the sea front finishing with a meal at the The Nelson. If you wish to come please ring Gloria on 01304 365078.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 19th August—Saunter round Deal—meet at the Parish Hall at 7.00 pm to share cars. Further details will be in the August Society notes or ring Jim on 01304 373307.
Produce Sale Saturday, 21st August 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.
Bingo Thursday, 26th August at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
Flower Show and Boot Fair 30th August on the Village Green—Contact Carol Whittaker Tel. 365683 for further details.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Great Mongeham Singers are taking a summer break during August and will meet again on Wednesday, 1st September.
The Macmillan Charity will hold a Craft and donation of items sale on a September Thursday during the Drop In, from 10 am in the Parish Hall—date to be arranged.
19th Great Mongeham Annual Art Exhibition The Friend’s of St. Martin’s Church are once again putting on the Annual Great Mongeham Art Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition will be held in St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham from Thursday, 30th September until Sunday, 3rd October, 2010 from 11 am to 4 pm daily. There will be opportunities for all local artists to exhibit and for craftspeople to book table space to sell their creations. For details and an entry form please contact Wendy Madgwick Tel: 239143.
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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 Wardens: Bob Osbourne, 27 St. Radigunds Road, Dover, Kent. Tel. 330200
Jennie Esposito, 224 Mongeham Road, Gt. Mongeham. Tel 369304
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, 1st August Morning Praise 10.00 am
Wholeness and Healing Service 6.00 pm
Sunday, 8th August Holy Communion 10.00am
Sunday, 15th August Family Service 10.00 am
Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 22nd August Holy Communion with Baptism 10.00 am
Sunday, 29th August United Benefice Service at St. Martin’s 10.00 am
Funeral Friday, 9th July
Nini Robinson of Stone Hall, Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. The production team of the Newsletter would like to express their feelings of deepest sympathy to Philip and the family, at their sad loss.
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
AUGUST SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Village Fun Afternoon We would like to thank everyone for making the afternoon such a success. It’s always a pleasure to see the enjoyment the children get from the races and Jan’s Tiny Tots also had a good time. The tug of war between the two village pubs was keenly fought with the Three Horseshoes taking the Joan Flynn Trophy from The Leather Bottle.
Thanks go to the Deal Junior Carnival Court who enjoyed their time with us and gave us a special thank you for inviting them. The dog show was in the capable hands of expert judge Daphne Lee, assisted by Vicky Keithley and the top dog prize went to Nick Windsor with Maisie. Thanks also to all those who kindly donated prizes for the raffle and tombola. These include South Court Garage, Capper and Son Butcher and the Horticultural Society. Solley’s Ice Creams were a must on such a hot day—our thanks to Stephen. St. Martin’s Church tea tent did a roaring trade but thankfully the St. John’s Ambulance were not overstretched. The Rose and Sweet Pea Show and the Art Exhibition in the Parish Hall was a great attraction.
Money raised from the sideshows, run by the Great Mongeham Society, will go towards purchasing the historical document for the village, that was on show on the Society display.
The hall was kindly donated by the Parish Hall Trustees and the marquee by Great Mongeham Parish Council. Peter Hambrook and Brian Knight—Co-ordinators
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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society At the July meeting members welcomed Steve Bradley who presents the popular gardening programme on Radio Kent. Steve concentrated his talk on vegetables and with the aid of a slide show, illustrated methods of growing different varieties of vegetables and ways of maximising available space. It was most interesting and questions came thick and fast afterwards.
The Rose and Sweet Pea Show was held in the Parish Hall on the Village Fun Afternoon. A goodly number of entries from 25 club members filled the hall with colour and scent. It was a very attractive show and the judges expressed admiration for the very high quality and standard of the exhibits. At the end of the afternoon the cup for most points in the show was awarded to Eileen Pitcher and the sweet pea cup to Alan Ford.
Saint Martin’s W.I The July meeting was a very warm evening with bowls of strawberries and cream along with fresh baked scones and Bucks Fizz. Members and visitors sat outside in the fresh air and enjoyed the evening with gentle music. There was a good entry for the biscuit competition. First place went to Marguerite Court.
Great Mongeham Society Members and visitors of all ages met at St. Martin’s Church for the July Farm Walk led by Peter, David and Matt. Everyone present enjoyed hearing about the growing of oil seed rape, potatoes and beans. Crops were examined for growth and any signs of bug infestation. The potatoes were on target and being dug and sent to market the following day. On arrival at the farm all those present enjoyed the chance of getting on board the latest tractor and combine harvester, with a full explanation of the Sat Nav equipment. The walkers then adjourned to the Parish Hall for refreshments.
Parish Hall AGM A successful meeting but only a couple of ‘public’ attended. Everyone said the hall was well run, clean and appreciated by all users. The committee work hard to maintain this standard. Mike Blee gave the financial report, as he stood, a very loud crack of thunder sounded, all those present jumped and Mike covered about six foot in the air being by an open window at the time. After hearts calmed down the business continued. All Trustees and representatives are willing to stand for another 12 months. At the finish of the meeting refreshments were served.
County Councillor’s Report With the warmer weather, our colleagues at Kent Highways have again stressed the need for landowners to keep vegetation from obscuring our highways. It is the responsibility of the landowner to maintain these areas. If vegetation from private land is causing a problem on a highway, we (Kent Highways) can ask the owner to cut, trim or remove the obstruction. For example, an overgrown hedge affecting the pavement or branches blocking a driver’s view.
This is part of what is known as soft landscape areas. These areas are important.
Soft landscape areas need to be maintained so that:
roads, cycle paths and pavements are clear of obstructions,
drivers can see clearly at junctions and bends, to keep the road safe,
width and height clearances are maintained,
the pathways are safe to walk on and don’t get damaged by weed roots,
verges are kept neat and tidy
the area is attractive for local residents and visitors.
If residents locate a problem we would advise them to let the parish council know in the first instance. Steve Manion
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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. 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