Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.







Issue no 82                                                                                           March 2012



Please check Dover

District Council Website for full details of recycling days.




Kent Police telephone number for non-emergencies is 101






Page 1

Dates for your Diary.


Page 2

St. Martinís Church. Christian Centre.



Page 3

Reports from the Village, Societies and Clubs.

Vulnerable people.


Page 4

Parish Council Annual Meeting and Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

Organisations & Clubs in the Parish.




As you will have read in previous newsletters Sue Solley has handed over as editor to Penny Swales, beginning with this monthís edition.  I wish to thank Sue for all her work in producing the newsletter every month on time and for keeping me and all other contributors chivvied up. I would also like to welcome Penny into Sueís seat.  Please support her by getting your copy etc in on time for the next editions. 

Peter Hambrook.


We would be grateful to receive any items for the next  edition before the 20th March 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 - telephone Peter Hambrook on 364457.




Great Mongeham Horticultural Society

Wednesday 7th of March, - Radio Kentís gardening expert Jean Griffin

Great Mongeham Singers

Wednesdays the 7th and 21st March, at 7.30pm

St. Martinís W.I.

March 8th 7.30pm, on Sugar Craft.

Great Mongeham Society

Thursday March 15th, Matt Solley on ĎFarming Todayí

Drop In

Every Thursday 10-11 am, GM Village Hall


Thursday 22nd March 7.15 for 7.30 start, GM Village Hall

Great Mongeham Parish Council Annual Meeting will be on Thursday May 3rd at 7:30 in the Village Hall

Annual Boot Fair

Monday 7th May all day boot fair in aid of St Martinís Church. Enquiries and bookings to Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457


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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

Undercroft Sale - Deal Town Hall, Saturday 24th, all morning. Items wanted for sale, not Jumble. Ring 364457.

Corners - Northbourne Village Hall, Saturday 24th, 10 am till 3 pm.  A day of fun and crafts, open to all children between 5 and 11 years old. Adult supervision at all times. For more information ring June on  01304 330200

Flower Arrangers

No flowers during Lent, but could all flower arrangers meet at church Saturday 7th April to decorate the church for Easter . Could Arrangers please contact Lesley 01304 360654 and let me know if you can make it. (LL)

2012 Calendar

St. Martinís Church has produced a 2012 Calendar that is on sale now at The Hack and Tack Shop, Northbourne Road for the price of £5.00. It contains views of St. Martinís Church. Enquiries to Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457


Sunday 4th 10 am Morning Praise

Sunday  11th   10 am Holy Communion

Sunday 18th 10 am Mothering Sunday Service with Baptism, and 4 pm Evensong

Sunday  25th 10 am Holy Communion


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 Ė12 Noon at Great Mongeham Christian Centre. Contact Anne 381378

SERVICES: 10.30 am Every Sunday


Are you interested in volunteering but for one reason or another aren't quite ready to take the plunge?  Dover District Volunteering Centre understands there are many reasons why taking on a volunteer role may seem daunting.  You may lack confidence or need encouragement, you may worry about your childcare options or travel costs, you may be struggling to decide what sort of volunteer work you would like to do.

If this sounds familiar to you, then our FREE course could greatly benefit you.  The course takes place in Dover on Wed 7th and Thurs 8th March 2012.  Lunch and refreshments are included free of charge, and travel expenses can be reimbursed.  All previous course participants have found them informative, fun and interesting.  Courses are funded by NLDC Response. If you would like to book a place, please contact Karen at the Volunteer Centre on 367898 or email


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The February meeting was well attended despite a cold evening. Those attending were rewarded with an excellent talk with pictures on the subject of sweet peas, how they are grown and how to exhibit them at shows by Phil Johnson, a very highly qualified sweet pea judge and grower. We all learnt a lot and will be doing our best to grow some beauties this summer.

Seed potatoes were handed out with 10 litre pots, all we have to do is grow them on and see what we can produce at the June weigh in.!!

The next meeting will be on the 7th of March, with a welcome return of Radio Kentís gardening expert Jean Griffin. (JB)



We will be meeting in the room above the Church on Wednesdays the 7th and 21st March, at 7.30pm. (VR)



Marlene Burnham gave a nice warm talk about Aden 1962. The hot weather there warmed members on a very cold evening. March 8th meeting will have a 'hands on' and talk on Sugar Craft. The competition will be the flowers made during the evening. New members and visitors are welcome at any meeting in the Parish Hall 7.30pm start  01304-373604 (PSB)



The Parish Hall trustees would like to thank the Chairman, Patricia Scott-Bradford, for applying for the grant for the renovation of the Hall floor and speaking for our application at the Grants meeting. The result is a very smart floor including the stage with all costs covered by the grant. I am sure this will benefit all hall users. Further improvements to the hall are envisaged The next project is updating the kitchen.(MB)


Bob and Ross Smart from. Complete Hygiene Floor Care have done a very good job on the hall floor which is now shiny and polished ready for the busy year ahead. A grant from Dover District Neighbourhood Forums enabled the work to be carried out. (PSB)



Great Mongeham Parish Council is trying to make a list of vulnerable people in the parish who may be at risk should the area get cut off by snow or other problems. If you are in this category or have a neighbour who is, please could you send  details to Cllr Christian Burwash, 393 St.Richards Road, Deal, CT14 9LQ or email 



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Your Parish Council will be holding its Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday May 3rd at 7:30 in the village hall. This is your opportunity to meet with your councillors, hear their plans for the village, learn what is going on in the wider district and put your suggestions and concerns to them. If you would like to add an item to the agenda for discussion at the Annual Parish Meeting please contact the Clerk to the Council or ring 01304 614320. Last date for submissions is 30th March and the final agenda for the meeting will appear in the April newsletter. Please put this date in your diary now. (SW)



To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee your Parish Council is planning a hog roast on Monday 4th June in the parish hall and field. That evening beacons will be lit around the country, including the one at Beacon Hill. We would be grateful for further ideas for the day Ė please contact councillor Brian Knight ( or 375420) (BK)



Organisation or Club

Meeting times /Location (Parish Hall unless states otherwise)

Contact Telephone Number

Gt. Mongeham Parish Council

1st Thursday of the month 7.15 pm

Terry Madgwick 239143


no meeting Aug & Jan

Sarah Wells 614320

1st Gt. Mongeham Brownies

Weds 5.30-7pm Term-time.

Baptist Hall

Julie Caldwell 372493

Bell Ringers

Tuesday 7.30 pm. St Martin's

Peter Deverson 365460

Bernice Dance Group

Friday 1.30-3.30 pm (not 4th in month)

Bernice 368920

Drop In

Thursday 10.00 am

Barbara Spence 375786

Friends of St. Martinís


Nigel Pitchford 362202

Good Companions

Thursday 2.30-4.15pm

Barbara Spence 375786

Great Mongeham Society

3rd Thurday 7.30 pm

S. Afzal-Woodward 372792

Gt. Mongeham Art Group

Tuesday 1.45-3.45pm Term-time

Julie Kersey 373299


Mons. and Weds. 6.30pm

Jan Easton 367001

Keep Fit For Life

Monday 10.15amó11.15 am 

Jan Anton 07760150233

Lets Dance

Monday 8ó10 pm

Janet Dean 613927

Mongeham-Ripple W.I.

3rd Weds.2.30pm (Dec.2nd Wed)

Sue Case 374025

Parish Hall Bookings


Tel 362815


Thursday 5.45 Ė6.45pm

L Pullen 07734473784

Scottish Country Dancing

Tuesday 8 pm

Mary Quinton 375836

Special Needs Dance Club

Friday 5 pm-5.45pm

Jan Anton 373421

St. Martinís W.I.

2nd Thurday 7.30 pm

Gloria Hayman 365078

Sunday School (3 yrs.& over)


Sylvia Griffiths 367124

T.A.F. Playgroup

1.00pm Monday. Term-time

Wendy Madgwick 239143

Tots Ballet and Gymnastics

Friday 4 pm

Jan Anton 373421


Friday 10 am

Tracey Tonks


Tuesday 10.30 am

Audrey Clarke 368521

Simply Yoga

Fridays 6.45 to 7.45pm

Josephine Wells 379236