Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 73, April 2011
Weds. 13th and 27th
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 6th and 20th
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IN THIS ISSUE
Dates for your Diary 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 May edition before the 20th April, 2011 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, 6th April at 7.30 pm—Members Spring Show.
Great Mongeham Singers will be meeting on the 13th and 27th April at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church. The group is for people who don’t necessarily want to be in a ‘choir’ but like to sing informally just for fun. We sing all sorts from sea shanties and folk songs to Abba and songs from musicals.
Drop In PCSO Liam Voller will be in the Parish Hall on Thursday, 14th April from 10 am to 11 am—come along and meet him and ask any questions about security in this area.
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 14th April is the 38th Birthday of Saint Martin’s W.I. John Pearce will speak on ‘Glenn Miller Lives On’.
Visitors and other WI members are welcome to join the evening. Feel free to wear 1940s outfit but it is not essential.
Corners Saturday, 16th April from 10 am to 3 pm in Northbourne Parish Hall. Further details please contact June Osbourne 330200.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 21st April and 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Steve Franks speaking on being a ‘Cross Channel Swimming Observer’.
Undercroft Sale Saturday, 30th April from 9 am until 12 Noon in aid of St. Martin’s Church. If you have any items for sale please contact Peter 364457.
Bingo Thursday, 28th April at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
Plant Sale Saturday, 21st May from 9 am—12 Noon in the Parish Hall in aid of church funds.
Boot Fair Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May all day on the Village Green. For pitch reservation telephone Peter 364457.
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Village Fete Saturday, 9th July in the afternoon on the Village Green.
Harvest Supper Saturday, 1st October in the Parish Hall.
Winter Fayre Saturday, 26th November in the Parish Hall.
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
Mothering Sunday, 3rd April Morning Praise 10.00 am
Sunday, 10th April Holy Communion 10.00 am
Palm Sunday, 17th April Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Good Friday, 22nd April Compline 7.00 pm
Easter Sunday, 24th April Holy Communion 10.00 am
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
APRIL SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural
Society speaker at their March meeting was
Richard Reynolds who spoke about his achievements in 'Guerrilla Gardening'.
His talk and slide show were both interesting and enlightening, describing
his first attempt at improving a derelict piece of land and going on to
bigger and better efforts to 'beautify' our suburban surroundings, efforts
which have now spread to other countries. Fired by his enthusiasm I think
we all went home determined to do our bit to improve the environment.
Certainly the talk was well received and appreciated.
Visit the Society website at www.greatmongehamsociety.co.uk
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Saint Martin’s W.I. The meeting held on 10th March was fun and informative. A production line of bag making under the guidance of tutor Prue Bell let everyone have a hand in the work carried out. Some of the bags will be on sale at the Undercroft Stall on 24th September.
The Drop In hosted the Meningitis Trust Coffee morning on Thursday, 17th March. It was a pity more villagers could not come along. A good sum was raised to help with their good work. This serious illness was prevalent in the area few years ago. The Drop In is held in the Parish Hall every Thursday from 10 am. One very young visitor was very happy—she chose the Teddy Bear from the raffle and then received the doll for getting the name right—lucky girl!!
Thank you to all who worked hard for this morning and those who donated items. PSB
Check with your group on the meeting times over the Easter and May Bank holiday weeks. The Village News in the Notice board outside the Hall lists the names and numbers of the group organisers.
Great Mongeham Hand bells Did you know that St. Martin’s Church has a set of hand bells? Did you know that there is a group of people who are keen ringers? (Ringing at Christmas and Easter time). These bells were acquired by the Church in 1923 at a cost of £6.18.0d. Peter Hambrook’s father was, amongst others, instrumental in raising the money for their purchase. Recently, a group of enthusiasts from St. Martins took the Bells back to their place of origin; The Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London. The last visit was in 1985, so the Bells are in need of attention. The Bells will be inspected, assessed and hopefully ‘serviced’. We await developments and the estimate for the potential work. New hand bell ringers, young or old, are always welcome—ability to read music is not required! For more information contact Audrey Pitchford, Tel. 01304 362202.
Comic Relief A real community effort was made by Jan’s Dancing Group on Friday, 18th March, when they raised over £50 in the Village Hall. Dancing in Boots with Brollies—the theme was ‘doing something funny for money’ - they had great fun ‘Singing in the Rain’ and everyone joined in from the tiny tots to parents and grandparents. The reporter from the East Kent Mercury came along to take some good action shots! JA
Snowdown Male Voice Choir made a welcome return visit to St. Martin’s Church on Saturday, 12th March. The evening was well attended and returned a profit of over £200 for the Friends of St. Martin’s Church. Thank you to all those who kindly organized and supported the event.
Parish Council Annual General Meeting This year’s meeting took place on Thursday, 3rd March in the Parish Hall. 14 members of the public attended to listen to reports from the Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr. Terry Madgwick, PCSO Liam Voller and District Councillors Steven Manion and Nick Kenton. Cllr. Manion also gave a report on the activities of KCC.
County Councillor Manion’s reports were followed by a number of questions from the floor and a lively debate took place concerning KCC’s proposed budget cuts, specifically the closure of Sampson Court and the increase in the price of the Kent Freedom Pass.
This year’s meeting was held early as this is a Parish Council election year and the Council wished to inform members of the public of this fact and urge them to consider standing for election. Cllr Penny Swales gave a brief talk on the roles and responsibilities of a Parish Councillor. Closing date for nomination is Monday, 4th April, 2011. Nomination packs are available
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from the DDC Elections office 01304 872344.
The meeting closed at 8.40 pm and Councillors, speakers and members of the public remained for refreshments provided by Cllrs Ridyard, Hughes-Edwards and Sue Preston.
A copy of the meeting minutes can be viewed on the Parish Council web-site along with all Parish Council minutes, agendas and election information. www.greatmongehampc.kentparishes.gov.uk
The Three Horseshoes is under very good new management as you will see from the leaflets delivered with this newsletter. Karla Maskell has come from Maidstone and has already made herself known to many in the village by coming to the “Drop In” at the Parish Hall on a Thursday morning. Her premises were full to overflowing for her grand opening on the 19th March and she has a full programme planned for the future. She has had a new kitchen fitted and is now able to cater for events that will include O.A.P. lunches.
Watch the pub notices for details. I’m sure, like me, you will wish her many happy years in Great Mongeham. Diana Knight
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 Audrey Pitchford Tel 362202
(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 368920
(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