Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 82, February 2012
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IN THIS ISSUE
Dates for your
Christian Centre 2
Village News 3
Organisations and Clubs 4
After 82 editions of the Village Newsletter I am passing the reins to
Penny Swales. She would be grateful to receive any items for the March edition before the 20th February, 2012 by E Mail:
or telephone 362398.
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
I should like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Hambrook, my Co Editor for all his help and support over the last 7 years. Carol Greener, our proof– reader for correcting all my many mistakes! All those people who have contributed articles to the Newsletter and to everyone who kindly delivers your copy each month. To all our readers – thank you for taking the time and trouble to read our Newsletter.
Finally thanks to Penny for very kindly volunteering. Sue Solley
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 1st February at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall talk on Sweetpeas with Mr. P. Johnson.
Great Mongeham Singers will be re-grouping on the 8th February and the second meeting of the year will be on 22nd February at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church. We welcome new participants—you don’t have to be able to sing. Enjoyment is the thing and singing lifts the spirits.
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 9th February at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall Marlene Burnham will speak about ‘Living in the Middle East’
The competition is for 'An object relating to the Middle East' . Visitors and new members are always welcome to join the meeting.On Monday, 13th February, members will be visiting the Marlowe Theatre to see Calendar Girls.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 23rd February at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall Sajjad Afzal-Woodward will talk on Christopher Alexander and The Nature of Order.
Bingo Friday. 24th February at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun. Please note that this is on a Friday this month.
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS Saturday, 24th March from 8 am—12 Noon Undercroft Sale in aid of St. Martin’s Church at the Townhall, Deal. Items for sale required. Contact Peter 364457.
Corners Saturday, 24th March Corners for children age 5—11 at Northbourne Hall. For further details contact June Osbourne 330200.
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, 5th February Morning Praise with Baptism 10.00 am
Sunday, 12th February Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 19th February Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 4.00 pm
Ash Wednesday, 22nd February Holy Communion at St. Leonard’s Church 8.00 pm
Sunday, 26th February Holy Communion 10.00 am
5th February Mary Hopper and Cynthia Tucker
12th February Wendy Madgwick and Sally Cornock
19th February June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan
26th February Strip the Church of Flowers
Lesley Lawrence and Kathie Inett
No flowers during lent, Easter flowers will be arranged from 10 am onwards on 7th April.
See you there ladies. Lesley
CHRISTIAN CENTRE Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760 The Tuesday Group meet for Tea, Coffee, Chat, Craft Aid (no charge) on Tuesdays from 10 am –12 Noon at Great Mongeham Christian Centre. Contact Anne 381378
FEBRUARY SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Society Carols on the Green
Those of you who were at the inaugural Carols on the Green event just before Christmas must surely agree with me that it was a resounding success. More than eighty people gathered round the tree and sang lustily to the accompaniment of St. Martin’s Church’s latest acquisition, a music machine! After singing our hearts out we all trooped in to the Parish Hall where we were entertained by the St. Martin’s Hand Bell Ringers while enjoying warm mulled wine and mince pies. Even the weather was on our side and we all agreed that we should do the same next year. Thanks to the Parish Council for initiating the event, Brian for the tree, David and Co. for putting it up, Peter for providing the music and to Diana and Patricia for organising the refreshments. JR
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Great Mongeham Society 19 January, 2012
Members attending the first meeting of the new year were educated, informed and entertained by the guest speaker Ralph Hault. He learned photography whilst serving in the RAF and on returning home opened a photography shop in Ramsgate which he ran successfully for over 30 years. During this time he began with the help of local people, to build his collection of over 3000 images of old Ramsgate which provides the basis for his talks. He has been very active in the civic life of the town and the relatively short trip down memory lane that he was able to present on the evening concentrated on the seafront. He evoked a wonderfully nostalgic sense of life between the wars and the fun to be had on a traditional British seaside holiday, of the kind that many of the audience had actually experienced.
The Jan Anton Dancers have enjoyed another year of high achievement. The latest results from the examinations in November were outstanding all in the top two categories of Distinctions and Honours. These exams were taken in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern Technique, Jazz Performance and Acrobatics. The youngest student was just 3 years old on the day. The senior class have just finished a highly successful Pantomime season with the New Ash Players, where they played to packed houses every night, including an extra Sunday matinee performance.
Jan Anton has just begun a new Baby Movement class at Great Mongeham Parish Hall for the under 5's, this will include first steps of Ballet, Mime, Exercise and some really fun action to music. This class is every Friday at 4pm. to 4.40pm.
The highlight of this year will be the Annual Show TOTALLY DANCE TWO at the Astor Theatre, Deal on June 10th. If you would like to chat to Jan about Childrens or Adult classes including Keep-Fit for Life on Monday mornings please ring. 07760150233 or to Email
At the Saint Martins WI January meeting the speaker was Sarah Grazebrook who enthralled the members on how she became an author and wrote her book Crooked Pieces. A very interesting start to the 2012 programme of speakers and events. This has encouraged the formation of a reading group.
All Hall Users From Monday February 13th the hall will be closed to the public while renovation of the floor is carried out.
Country and Western Group After 30+ years the group will no longer meet in the Parish Hall.This leaves the Friday evening available for booking . The only other time that the Hall is free is on Wednesday mornings and weekends Contact 01304-362815 PSB
Community Warden, Haydn Powlter is handing out forms to register any local areas that may annoy you - dog fouling , old cars, fly tipping etc. He will bring the forms to the Drop In Thursday, 10am to 11am - no names or addresses needed . There is also a DVD to explain the proposed TV changes, for some in June, contact your local Community Warden on 07813713722.
Kent Police non-emergency number 24/7 is 101. Deaf or speech impaired text Police and your message to 60066. For more information on 101 visit www.kent.police.uk/contact_us/by_phone/101.html
Councillors Report A happy
New Year to all Great Mongeham residents.
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that, while the offer by Central
Government for an additional 2.5% to the Revenue Support Grant, settlement
to local authorities would give a 0% rate increase this year, and may seem
attractive, there is a concern that this will create a hole in future years,
as the offer is a one-off contribution. Dover is one of the lowest taxing
authorities in Kent with a band D rate of £158.94.
We will take advice on this dilemma in
order to achieve the best outcome for our rate payers.
On a local level Nick and Steve are keen
to help residents with queries relating to the council’s services. We look
to maintain our strong links with the parish council and other community
Nick and Steve
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 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 S. Afzal -Woodward Tel 372792
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 Fridays 4 pm— 4.40 pm Parish Hall Jan Anton or
Special Needs Dance Club Friday 5 pm-5.45pm Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 373421
The Tuesday Group Tuesdays 10am—12 Noon Christian Centre Anne Tel. 381378