Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 79, October 2011


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellen's Road

Weds. 12th and

26th October


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 5th and 19th



Please check Dover District Council Website on for full details of recycling days.





 Dates for your Diary                    1

 St.  Martin’s Church                    2

 Christian Centre                           2

Village News                                 3

Organisations and Clubs               4


We would be grateful to receive any items for the November edition  before the 20th October, 2011 by E Mail: Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 420 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


Harvest Supper with Entertainment  Saturday, 1st October 6.30 pm for 7 pm  in the Parish Hall.  Tickets £5 in aid of Madagascar and the Pilgrim’s Hospice.  Bookings Telephone Peter 364457.


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday 5th October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall the Autumn Show, the last one of the year.


Great Mongeham Singers will meet at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church on Wednesdays, 5th October and 19th October.


St. Martin’s W.I  AGM on October 13th at 7.30 pm. Visitors and new members welcome.


Dover District Council Planning Committee Meeting will be held on 13th October, 2011 at 6 pm at the Council Offices, Whitfield.

The agenda is available on the Council’s website one week before the meeting.


Bingo Thursday, 27th October at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.



Dover District Council Planning Committee Meeting will be held on  10th November, 2011 at 6 pm at the Council Offices, Whitfield.  The agenda is available on the Council’s website one week before the meeting.


Winter Fayre Saturday, 26th November 10.00 am until 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.




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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



Sunday,   2nd October                  Harvest Festival—Back to Church Sunday            10.00 am 

Sunday,   9th October                   Holy Communion                                                    10.00 am

Sunday,   16th October                 Family Service with Baptism                                  10.00 am

                                                      Sung Evensong                                                          6.00 pm

Sunday,   23rd October                 Holy Communion                                                     10.00 am                       

Sunday,   30th October                 Benefice Service, St. Nicholas, Sholden                  10.00 am


Church Registers  

Marriage   3rd September, 2011    Jason Hughes and Samantha Farren

Baptism    4th September, 2011    Grace Michelle Cox

                18th September, 2011   Evelyn Louise Wells


Flower Rota

Sunday,   2nd October  All arrangers please. Lesley will be at the Church from 10 am onwards on 1st October.  She will bring a few flowers but if you are able to bring some  flowers or foliage from your garden along, towards your own arrangement, she would be very grateful.  Tea and Coffee will be provided.                

Sunday,    9th October   June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan               

Sunday,   16th October  Wendy Madgwick and Sally Cornock               

Sunday,   23rd October  Audrey Pitchford and Jean Colgate              

Sunday,   30th October  Mary Hopper and Elizabeth Mc Connell


CHRISTIAN CENTRE Graham Herbert Tel: 366332  Mick Godden  Tel:  239801 Mobile 07713274760


OCTOBER SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening



Great Mongeham Horticultural Society

 Bank Holiday Monday was the Society’s biggest day of the year, the Annual Summer Show combined with the Boot Fair on the green. Fortunately, the weather was kind and there were many visitors looking for a bargain and also viewing the exhibits of the Society’s members in the Parish Hall. There was a great display of Dahlias, pot plants, floral art, photographs, domestic items and wonderful vegetables. 43 people entered including 8 children. Marlene Walker bagged 5 trophies (a great achievement ) other trophies were spread between members and those non-members who had entered the open sections. The Show Secretary did a great job and the Society are grateful to David Solley for the use of his field for car parking and Peter Hambrook for marking out the boot pitches.                      JB




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The Macmillan Cancer Care Coffee Morning held in the village hall on September 3rd raised £472. Thank you to all the helpers and those who supported the event. The money has been given to the local branch and will be used for the care of local cancer patients and their families.                                                                                      Dorothy Sharpe


Available grants  One of the roles of your Parish Council is to provide small grants to organisations in the village where we consider they are for causes that will benefit significant numbers of residents. The Parish Council currently has a small amount of grant money available and we would like to hear from any organisation which would like to apply for a grant of up to £250. If you would like to apply, please contact the Clerk, Sarah Wells at 3 Gore Terrace, Gore Road, Eastry, Sandwich, KENT, CT13 0LS or e-mail her direct from the Parish Council website at

Please contact her by October 21st so that we can consider the applications at our meeting on November 3rd.                     

Terry Madgwick, Chairman


Traffic calming  As you know, following three accidents, your Parish Council consulted the village about the need for traffic calming at the entrance to the village on Willow Road. We were given overwhelming support and we subsequently arranged for traffic calming to be introduced there. We have now asked Kent Highways to carry out an objective study on whether the project, which was the only measure offered by them, has reduced the speed and volume of traffic entering the village.


However, we would also like to have a subjective assessment from you , the villagers, on the traffic calming. Do you think it has had a positive impact on either the volume or the speed of traffic as it enters the village? Do you think that the double yellow lines round the bend have helped the situation or caused problems? What about the additional signage as you approach the village? Overall, do you think this was a project worth doing? Whatever your views, positive or negative, we would like to hear them as they will help us and Kent Highways in planning similar projects either here or in other villages.


To give your feedback please go to the Council website at and click on Message Centre; bottom of the contents section on the left hand side of the Home Page. Alternatively you can e-mail or write to Clerk to the Parish Council, 3 Gore Terrace, Gore Road, Eastry, Sandwich CT13 0LS.  

Terry Madgwick, Chairman


Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donaldson who have recently moved into 23, St. Edmund’s Close and Maxine and Brian Addison to Holly Bank, Cherry Lane.  We hope you will all enjoy life in the village.


Get well Soon We send good wishes to Joyce Blee for a speedy recovery.




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Finally, after long periods of negotiation and discussion the new waste service is being rolled out across the district. The new service gives an expanded recycling provision while providing the service at a cost saving to both the Dover District Council as the waste collection authority and to Kent County Council as the waste disposal authority.


The new recycling and waste collections start from 19 September, with new containers provided to households as the service is rolled out across the area. The new service includes the introduction of a weekly collection of all food waste, together with an improved recycling collection service that will take plastic packaging like yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs and food trays, not just plastic bottles. Dover District Council is providing residents with new containers for food waste, and wheeled bins for the collection of a greater range of recyclables and for the fortnightly collection of the waste that householders have not been able to recycle.


DDC is able to offer the new service thanks to a ground-breaking partnership with Shepway District Council and Kent County Council, which means the partnership can deliver improved recycling, and multi million pound savings for the future.


Nick has been leading on this for the Council and told the local press “We are very pleased to be able to start rolling out this exciting new service. These important changes mean we will be able to recycle significantly more, save resources, and work together even more effectively to protect the environment for the future.”                                                         Nick and Steve



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 Deverson   Tel.365460

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

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

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