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Published by Minster Matters, 2019-11-25 13:47:29

Minster Matters - Issue 220 - Dec19/Jan20

Village Magazine

Minster Matters Your Friendly Village Magazine

Issue Number 220 : December 2019 / January 2020

ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD Audio - Issue 132)

Christmas Wonderland

Sunday 22nd December 2019 @ 3pm

The Old Vicarage, St Mildred’s Road, Minster

A fantastic fun-filled family Christmas Fayre
afternoon of child-friendly Raffle and Tombola
festive delights.
VILLAGE VOICES will be Memory Tree
singing for your enjoyment. Santa and Reindeer
Once children have gone Nativity Scene, Yuletide
home at 5.30pm, adults can
relax to the music of Fun
THE DECADES Seasonal Music

Hot food
Licensed Bar with Mulled
Wine, Christmas Cocktails

and other drinks

Admission £2 per head
or £6 for a family of 4
(2 adults, 2 children)

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Route A | Route B December Route A | Route B NOV 12
06 / 20 | 13 / 27 13 / 27 | 06 / 20 30 Christmas Bazaar - Minster Village Hall 12
30 Christmas Fair - St Nicholas-At-Wade

03 / 17 | 10 / 24 January 10 / 24 | 03 / 17 DEC Men’s Supper Club Christmas Meeting 13
4 Alice in Wonderland - Minster Playhouse 13/28
Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Library
4 to 7

Copy for any issue of MINSTER - How To Find Us 7 & 8 Monkton Christmas Tree Festival 32

Minster Matters For those looking to use a Sat Nav 7 Thanet Chamber Choir 4

must be received (at the very latest !!) to locate the Village 8 Village Voices @ Birchington Christmas Fair 18

by the 3rd Friday of the preceding month the Library at 4A Monkton Road 10 WI Christmas Party & Buffet - Members Only 31

Copy date for next issue shown at top of is the approximate Centre of the Village 11 Minster Abbey Nativity 16
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editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Village Square are TR 309 647 15 Snowdown Colliery Band Christmas Concert 23
17 Community Carols @ Lych Gate 32
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22 Christmas Wonderland 1
Co-Editor: Ray Owen ~ 07864 345 019 Useful Numbers and Contacts Jan
Co-Editor: Amy Murray ~ 07519 704 254 9 Playhouse Auditions 28
Thanet STD Code : 01843
editor@minstermatters.org.uk Community Warden
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Amy Murray Accounts 07519 704 254 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) 15 St Nicholas Church Trash & Treasure 32
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Diane Harris Accounts & Thanet District Council: 577 000 May
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Diane Cotterill Snappy 822 394 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178
Library: 03000 41 31 31
You can leave hard copy for us at the Library Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 What’s On at the Royal British Legion 11
or send it via snail mail to:
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Post Office: 821 291
Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA Minster School: 821 384 Sarah Thorne Theatre 27
Fax: 07011 979 875 Village: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Kate’s Pudding Recipe 28
Show: www.minstershow.org.uk WHAT’S ON PAGE 31
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Advertising Rates (per month) Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs etc. Village Hall Diary 31
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Venues available for Hire
Page Size 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Full John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings 34
All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA
B&W Single £12 £24 £48 £96 £192 All Weather Playing Surface 34
bookings for all of the above venues via
St Mary's Church Guided Tours 34
Parish Office 821 339
B&W min of 6 £7.50 £15 £30 £60 £120 Old Schools: bookings via Minster Parish Council
Pat Hogben 822 082 next Meeting will be held on:
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Village Hall: bookings via
Colour Min of 6 £11 £22 £44 £88 £176 Eric James 821 744 in the Neighbourhood Centre
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Contact Paul or Tracy

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Diane Flowers by Vanessa

Minster Christmas Festival Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations,
Weddings or Funerals
Unfortunately, due to conflicting commitments
of the organisers and rising costs, the festival will Created with the “Personal Touch”
not be going ahead this year.
A big thank you to the local community For designs with a difference
for supporting this event and we are very Vanessa Fairbrass
sad to be unable to continue. (C&G qualified florist)

Rose Cottage, Manor Road,
St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY

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I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury

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MAX CARPET CLEANING Obituary Margaret Kimber

CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY I wish to thank all the friends and neighbours for their cards and best
A completely dry carpet cleaning service!
And that means: - wishes following the loss of my sister Margaret, and also for the donations
No more damp or wet carpets!
No danger of colour-run or shrinkage! to the Injured Jockeys Fund.
No chance of sticky residues which
can attract the dirt! Thanks also to Jonathon Cole and his team for the funeral arrangements,
Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets!
Jason Ankers for the lovely Service also the Smugglers Retreat and staff
(Upholstery and leather cleaning service available)
For quotes please call:- for looking after all our friends following the Service
Nim
01843 833 707
07727 684 300 MINSTER AND MONKTON GARDENING CLUB

On Facebook - @maxcarpetcleaning (Formerly M&M HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY)
Fully Insured
At the recent AGM of the Horticultural Society it was decided, by a member’s
Covering Thanet and surrounding area
DVSA Approved Driving Instructor vote, to streamline the Society, it will now be known as the Minster and
DBS checked
Monkton Gardening Club.
Lessons for beginners through to refresher
Pass Plus and Motorway tuition The financial year will begin in February and subscriptions, which will remain

Beginners special: First 4 hours £60! at £5, will be payable then.
Enquiries at www.in-to-gear.com
Call Richard on 07753 449 866 There will be no committee as such but the Club will be organised by a small

Find us on Facebook at IntoGearDriving group of members who will arrange the programme for the year, outings,

MOSSY'S speakers etc. There will be no large shows, but instead ‘Member’s Shows’ which

Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Service will be held at some of the usual monthly meetings.
Local lady experienced with dogs available for
occasional dog walks and lots of one to one The Club will meet at 2.30pm in February, March, April, September, October
individual attention whilst you are away
Competitive Rates depending on requirements and November and at 7.30pm in May, June, July, August and December (Xmas

T.D.C. Boarding Licence ~ Minster Vet Inspected Meeting). Meetings will be held in Minster Village Hall on the third Wednesday
Insured ~ References available
of each month, barring January when there is no meeting.
Contact : Sarah Mather
24 High Street, Minster A programme will be published in Minster Matters as soon as it has been
01843 822 946 or 07855 871 484
sezmather@hotmail.co.uk arranged.

PAINTING & DECORATING Any queries please direct to Mrs. Joan Card on 01843 821C2y1n6th.ia Neville
By NIGEL MATHER New members are always welcome but if you only wish to attend as a visitor

Your Local Professional Decorator the cost for this will be £1 per meeting.
Bringing High Quality Decorating
PCSO’s REPORT
to your home (or business)
Interior & Exterior - No Job too Small It’s December and the nights are drawing in. I firstly
need to let you know that we have recently had a spate
Clean Reliable Service of thefts from motor vehicles where persons had
Free Advice & Problem Solving walked along the roads and into drives trying car door
Free estimates without obligation handles to find any that were open. It has come to light
that quite a few vehicles had been accessed and a
Tel: 822 946 number of items stolen. If you have had items stolen
Mob: 07811 780 492 from your vehicle in recent weeks please report it on
101 to the police as we have in our possession a
24 High St., Minster CT12 4BU quantity of property and no victims to link it to.
Please remember to make sure your vehicle is secure
Pet and Domiciliary Service when leaving it out overnight and do no leave anything of valuCe hinairtl.ieDGo enootrgreely
on your remote control to lock the doors. Physically check the doors and boot
Going Away? At work all day? before leaving your vehicle unattended.
Going into hospital? Be very mindful coming up to Christmas about what items you put out for the
DAILY VISITS dustman you do not want any potential burglars to know what new items of
value you may have in the house. Also on another note if you are about in these
PADS offers a trustworthy and secure dark evenings take a light with you and make sure you and any children are
service for the care of your home and pets wearing suitable clothing to be waFrrmedanFdrigbhetseen.
On another note I have seen a lot of people reporting incidents and commenting
when you are absent on social media. Please report it to the Police first before posting any comments
so we have a record and can try and deal with it. 999 for emergencies and 101
Fully Insured - References on request for all other calls.
Please call 01843 850 165 It just leaves me now to wish everyone in the village a very Merry Christmas and
or ring 07889 202 302 a Happy New Year.


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Come and enjoy our freshly prepared
Breakfasts, Lunches and
Homemade Cakes

Open Monday to Friday 9.15 - 4.30
Saturday 9.15 - 3.00

FULLY LICENSED

E K Handyman

All your DIY needs catered for
incl. flat packs, decorating,

kitchen and bathroom fitting,
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No job too small. Free Estimates

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Britain’s Got Talent ... Hold On, is that the Minster based Village Voices?

Ever wondered what the best thing is for a hang-over the morning after the best Minster W.I Octoberfest
Party EVER (thank you ladies)? How about a trip to London to perform at Britain’s Got Talent, a sobering thought!

Why BGT? Well, to simplify the introduction given by our illustrious leader, Debbie, to the film director on the

day; Our choir is a community of individuals, each with our different backgrounds and personalities brought

together by chance, to spend our time every week and sing for the love we have of music. Well, it was the second

round !

I would go on to add that it is therapeutic to belt out a tune, but the surprise is this; Village Voices has over

60 members since forming in January and collectively can hold a melody and even harmonise together. Where

did this talent come from?

On this point I am sure we would all agree that the credit goes to

Debbie, who is a real super-trouper by the way, for inspiring enthusiasm

for this in our community, because there is a real sense of ‘esprit de corps’

in our coming together, and a strong regard for the group and its

contribution which is becoming more evident with the increase in charitable

performances.

So, apart from clearing my head, perhaps the trip to audition for BGT

was more than an outing to London for the experience of it, perhaps deep

down we believe that our choir has

Est 1980 a chance!?
We will have to wait until
VILLAGE GLASS
February to know for sure, but

WINDOWS - DOORS regardless of the outcome, for all at
CONSERVATORIES etc Village Voices… “Your talent is
God’s gift to you. What you do with
Free Quotations it is your gift back to God.” Leo

Tel 01843 821 147 Buscaglia.

Including Answerphone Marc Eaton-Brown


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Driveways, Patios MATT CLARK
Fencing, Decking
Resin Bound Surfacing ( A Minster based business)
Gary:- 07834 594 599

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with over 5 years of All Electrical Work Undertaken
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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP

A BIG THANK YOU
We would like to thank all our Patients and Friends for their generosity and kindness in donating so many prizes for our
raffle and tombola that was held at our Christmas Bazaar, and also, to all those who have supported us by purchasing
raffle tickets and making such a wonderful selection of cakes. You can keep an eye on how our fund raising is going by
checking out our notice board in the waiting room. In the meantime, we are also looking to purchase a new ‘Examination
Couch’ with automatic controls, for Dr Crosfield’s consulting room, we will publish further details later.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - PRIZE WINNERS MINSTER POST OFFICE
As this newsletter goes to press before our Bazaar has taken place, and for those who were not able to attend, a full list
of prize winners will be displayed on our noticeboard in the surgery. Wherever possible, all prize winners will be
contacted directly by telephone and invited to attend an official presentation. A full report will be published in the first
issue of this magazine in the New Year.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Opening Times 821291
Please note the Surgery’s open/closed arrangements over the Christmas period:

Christmas Eve 24 December - AM Normal opening hours - PM Emergencies Only Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm

Christmas Day 25 December - Closed all day Sat 8am - 1pm

Boxing Day 26 December - Closed all day . Mails
. Travel Money
Friday 27, Monday 30, Tuesday 31 December - Normal opening hours . Money Gram

Wednesday 1 January - Closed all day . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits

Thursday 2 January onwards - Normal opening hours . Motor Vehicle Licence

Should you need to see a doctor during times when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service direct, on 111 . Cards/gifts, wool & DIY Items
where you will receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life
threatening cases, please dial 999 as normal.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you throughout the holiday period and that all ‘Repeat
Prescription’ requests are submitted in good time to allow for the increased demand, both at the surgery and at the
various pharmacy’s, and remember to check your local pharmacy’s opening times as well. Also ensure that if your
prescription is due during the holiday period or if you are going away, check that it will be available for collection in
advance before Christmas.
Obviously, we appreciate that “urgent” prescriptions may still be needed at any time.
Also, if your ‘MEDICATION REVIEW’ is due during this period please ensure you make an appointment in good time, to
avoid further unnecessary delays.
If you have any concerns please contact the surgery direct on 821333

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY
Thank you to all those patients who responded and please continue to do so. We welcome all your feedback, good and
bad, because they help us to continually improve our service to all our patients.
Last month we received 320 responses to the question “Would you recommend our Practice to your family and friends”
whose responses were: Extremely likely/likely 93%, Extremely unlikely/unlikely 4%, unsure/don't know 3%.

MISSED APPOINTMENTS
25 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment, a big improvement thank you, however
51 did not attend their nurse’s appointment, many of which were for flu vaccinations, unbelievable.
So that’s still 76 missed and wasted appointments and a further £12000 of NHS funds.
So, a plea to all our patients throughout the villages and surrounding areas, next year if you don’t need it, please cancel it.
It’s so easy, by phone, text, or online, just do it.

PATIENT GROUP MEETING
If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above,
then please contact either Ken Self on 821200, Jeanne Lawrence on 821049 or email kenself@me.com

AND FINALLY - We would like to wish all our patients and friends a very Happy Christmas and a very healthy New Year.

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Kevin P. Smith Men’s Supper Club Christmas Meeting

YOUR LOCAL BUILDER Wednesday 4th December
For all your building requirements, 7pm for 7.30pm
extensions or loft conversions,
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For a visit and a free quotation The Men’s Supper Club Christmas Meeting
give me a call Traditional Christmas Dinner served

t: 312 010 and afterwards Yuletide Entertainment
m: 07989 578 169
Phone Peter on 01843 447692 or 07981184224
to book your place


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HAIRDRESSER
Debbie Coles, who ran the Colebrook Sturrock office in Minster for
For all your hairdressing needs, 10 years prior to its closure in April of this year is now working in
and in the comfort of your own home Broadstairs for new agents William Charles.

PPHOONNEEDDIAIANEN:E: William Charles have a well-established branch in Gravesend where
they are market leaders in sales and lettings in the area.
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VILLAGE VOICES ENJOYING A GREAT WEEKEND
(This could be you !! Do you love to sing? We’d love you to join us)


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VILLAGE VOICES

What a great weekend the Choir had on 2nd and 3rd November. We started off on

the Saturday with a combined Charity Concert organised by the Thanet Lions, in St

Mary’s Church, singing both with and alongside the Thanet Male Voice Choir. The

church was packed!! Wow, what a wonderful turn out in such horrible weather. Thank

you to everyone who came and supported both us and the TMVC.

It is hoped we will shortly have video copies of the Concert available on DVD, if

anyone should want one, these will be on sale at the very reasonable cost of just £1.50

all of which will go into the choir’s funds. To obtain your copy please contact Ray

(Mr.O) on 07914 623 287 or email pr@villagevoiceschoir.org.uk .

The event’s final total has still to be disclosed but it is expected to be around £2,000

meaning that the Minster Matters Mobility Scheme will benefit from a donation of

£700, whilst St Mary’s Church will also benefit from a donation of £250. (The team Image courtesy of Thanet Lions
at Minster Matters would like to thank the Thanet Lions for both organising the concert

and for including us as a beneficiary).

Sunday 3rd, a much better day weather wise, saw us boarding a superb
Kingsferry coach at 9am (which was kindly sponsored by Paul & Martin

at B.A.R., Demis & Mickey at Drink Warehouse UK Ltd and GTI Export

Consultants) to take us to the ExCel Centre in London for our BGT

audition, what an amazing day we had. We entertained our coach driver,

Paul, on the way, having two or three run throughs of our two chosen

songs, George Ezra’s ‘Paradise’ and Mama Cass Elliot’s ‘Make Your Own

Kind of Music’. Later we amazed our fellow opponents by singing

‘Paradise’ a cappella a couple of times, whilst we awaited our 15 minutes

of fame!!

Debbie was amazing, as usual, giving the BGT Crew a complete run

down on our background and conducting us in her very enthusiastic

Image courtesy of Thanet Lions manner. We were even allowed to sing both of our songs, so we now
await news, in Dec/Jan, as to whether we will progress to the next round,

fingers crossed everyone!!

If you’d like to see us in action before Christmas then we will be singing at the Birchington Christmas Fair on Sunday 8th

December, in Church following the Community Carols at the Lych Gate on the evening of Tuesday 17th and during the afternoon

at the ‘Christmas Wonderland’ at the Old Vicarage in St Mildred’s Road on the 22nd.

If you’d like to join our choir, we’d love to welcome you at any of our

practice evenings, 6pm on a Wednesday at the Salvation Army Hall in

Tothill St, just £1.50pw. If you’d like to book us for an event please email

pr@villagevoiceschoir.org.uk or phone/text 07914 623 287

www.villagevoiceschoir.org.uk

(See more Village Voices Choir pictures on pages 8 and 17)

BREAKING NEWS
Following reconciliation of the Charity Concert income, Thanet
Lions will donate £250 to St Mary’s Church and £1,000 to the
Minster Mobility Scheme. A further donation will be made to the
Monkton Nature Reserve Shed Project at a later date, after
consultation with the Trustees.
We hope to be able to publish further details in our next issue.

SALE OF KNITTED POPPIES TO CHOIR MEMBERS
The Choir had previously decided to wear poppies for both
the Charity Concert and for their trip to BGT. Choir member
Sarah Mather suggested they purchase knitted poppies that
were left over from the village tribute to ‘The Fallen’.
Members donations for these were added to the RBL Poppy
collection box in Attwells, and we’re pleased to say that this
gesture raised a further £36.34 for the appeal.


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Remembrance Day images courtesy of Tom Webzell


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W.I. OKTOBERFEST W.I. REPORT

A foot stomping time was had by all at the Our Annual Meeting is held every November and
Minster- in -Thanet WI’s first Oktoberfest! we elect the new committee and President.
Many thanks to our out going President, Morven
A huge ‘Thank You’ to The Bettesteiner Hammond, for seeing Minster WI through this
Footstompers, a wonderful band of 5 musicians year. Our new President for 2020 is Liz
who ensured a fantastic time was had by all! Shervington. Whilst the new committee had a
quick meeting, members enjoyed cheese and
Attendees from all over the village and as far wine.
afield as Bath and Antigua, sang, danced and Dates for the diary
got into the spirit of the event by dressing up 10th December, Christmas Party - members only
in Lederhosen! 14th January, African Drumming - all welcome
We always like to see new members so if you
‘Special Thanks’ must be extended to The would like to come along but want more details
Hair of the Dog for keeping the proceedings please contact Liz on 07968 473 689.
lubricated and to Cliffe’s, our village Butchers Meetings are on the second Tuesday of every
for supplying the sausages! month starting at 7.30pm in Minster Village
Hall.
If you didn’t manage to come this year, keep
your eyes peeled for our next Oktoberfest as
you won’t want to miss out again!


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A Day To Remember!

Friday 8th May, 2020

Minster Parish Council and
Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion
want to make this a day to remember for our village

So we are inviting everyone to join us
In the Recreation Ground for a

Picnic in the Park
2pm to 7pm

There will be musical entertainment, a licensed bar
and we will join the Nation

in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the
Declaration of Peace at the end of WWII

Lots more details to come to make this a great family day out

SNOWDOWN COLLIERY
BAND

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Minster Village Hall
Sunday 15 December,

2.15pm

In aid of
PILGRIMS HOSPICE

Come along
and sing your favourite carols
Admission £4, children free


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Minster Parish Council Meeting Minster Matters
Summary of Meeting
Tuesday 5th November cost of £100 each. This takes into account the
existing maintenance costs to TDC and the current
PCSO Adrian Butterworth reported that a number of state of repair. However, the legal and valuation
crimes had taken place in our area over the last costs must be paid by the parish council and these are
month. The offences included theft from the likely to amount to £10,000. However, this is a
collection box at the church, a burglary in the High worthwhile cost to keep our car parks free and our
Street, theft of a motor cycle in Tothill Street and public toilets open.
two offences of fraud. In one of the cases of fraud the The Chairman updated the meeting on the plans to
resident kept the caller on the line for some time in celebrate VE Day on 8th May next year. The Picnic
an effort to catch the suspect, but the operation was in the Park will have musical entertainment, a bar, a
terminated in the interests of safety. children’s entertainer and we will join in the national
There were no County Councillors present at the plans to celebrate this anniversary. The meeting
meeting and only one District Councillor, Trevor agreed to fund the event to a maximum of £2,000.
Roper, who was welcomed to the meeting. He spoke Cllr. Sharp has volunteered to take responsibility for
of the changes of leadership at Thanet District planting and maintaining the flower and shrub beds
Council. He then explained that he is a member of in the village, and will seek a small group of
the working party seeking to identify possible sites volunteers to help her. She has already cleared the
for travellers in Thanet, both temporary and area around the flag pole as well as the planters
permanent. The working party was meeting the outside the butcher’s shop. She plans to work on the
following day and would be preparing their report grass area at the junction of Rose Gardens and also
which would be presented to the Overview and Foxborough Lane, as well as pruning the tress in the
Scrutiny Committee, which will meet on 19th orchard in the recreation ground. Councillors
November. He confirmed that a pre-application welcomed this offer and agreed to allocate a small
meeting had been held in relation to the site at budget to cover the cost of plants.
Minster Services but this is unlikely to be deemed The Chairman presented a draft leaflet with the
suitable. proposal that it be placed on vehicles parked illegally
Cllr. Roper said that a decision about Manston or inconsiderately in and around the village.
Raceway should be made by Christmas and in the Councillors provided some suggestions and ideas to
interim TDC had stopped the work being carried out improve it and the Chairman agreed to amend the
on site. leaflet and bring it back to a future meeting.
The Chairman thanked everyone who had helped to In the public question period there was praise for the
organise the recent Firework display, and expressed firework display but criticism of the decision to give
her gratitude for the generosity of those attending. A some of the donated monies to the Scouts. The
collection had been carried out to provide money Chairman explained that if the collections are to
towards the Christmas lights in the village, and for continue different local good causes could be
the Scouts, which totalled an amazing £448. Many nominated each year.
thanks to everyone. Concern was voiced for the lack of County and
The Chairman had attended a number of meetings District Councillors attending the parish council
lately; the most relevant points were that plans are on meeting. The Chairman agreed that she was also
track to re-open Manston Airport in 2022, TDC has a disappointed and hoped that the situation would
budget gap of £1.3m to £1.4m and Thanet improve in the future.
Community Land Trust are working to provide Some discussion took place about traveller
affordable housing for rent and sale in Thanet. encampments and the news that there had been an
Finally, she thanked those who had provided the illegal encampment in Betteshanger Park.
poppy display in the village. Cllr and Mrs Quittenden were thanked for the work
Maura Pell introduced herself as the Local Footpath they had carried out on the sheep dip in Bedlam
Officer for Minster, Monkton, Cliffsend and Court Lane.
Manston and explained that she works to support Highways Questionnaire
KCC and The Ramblers to maintain local footpaths. Cllr. Quittenden thanked everyone who had returned
She is preparing an article for Minster Matters to set the Highways questionnaire circulated in the last
out the work being carried out and providing contacts issue of Minster Matters. 181 questionnaires were
for reporting any issues relating to footpaths. returned which is approximately 10% of those
After protracted negotiations an agreement has been distributed. They have all been read and recorded,
reached for TDC to transfer ownership of the two car and will be presented to the Highways Committee.
parks and the public toilets to the parish council at a We will then consult with KCC Highways and report
back with conclusions and recommendations.


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Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 9.00pm

MINSTER FLAG FLYING DIARY

For Dec/Jan

On all other dates we will normally be flying
the Village flag (look out for our new one!!)

Dec 25th Xmas Christmas Day

Jan 1st New Year New Year

Jan 9th Duchess of Union

Cambridge (38)

Jan 15th Princess Michael Union
of Kent (75)

Jan 20th Countess of Union
Wessex (55)

Jan 26th Australia Day Australian


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As the evenings draw in, and the mornings become ever
boxoffice@sarahthornetheatre.co.uk darker and colder, one thing remains certain; Christmas
is coming, and there's no escaping it!
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In the depths of winter, it is a feast and festival of
Patrons - Judi Dench DBE - David Suchet CBE - Julian Fellowes DL colour, light, music, presents and good food.

Cinderella – The Pantomime 2019 But, of course, the Christmas 'gift above all gifts' is the
gift of love.
Our traditional family pantomime,
full professional cast and live music Whether we celebrate at home or away, with family or
friends or quietly, with celebration and happiness, or
Performance Times: even at times of sadness, Christmas comes as a time to
give and receive love.
Tues 10th Dec Special School Shows.
In one child, born in a stable, the gift of love was made
Wed 11th Dec Special School Shows. plain for all to see, in human form. The Christchild,
God with us.
Thurs 12th Dec Special School Shows.
The Christmas story will be retold in our local churches
Fri 13th Dec 7pm Charity Night (sold out) and schools, and at events here in Minster, including
our village carols around the tree and the village
Sat 14th Dec 2.30pm nativity at the Abbey. And this story is a story of peace
and joy and love. As the angels sang to the shepherds,
Sun 15th Dec 2.30pm peace on earth, goodwill to all people!

Mon 16th Dec Special School Shows. You are warmly invited to the services in church over
Christmas, to visit once again this most ancient of
Tues 17th Dec Special School Shows. stories, to come with shepherds, the wise men and the
angels to Bethlehem, and to find the baby wrapped in
Wed 18th Dec Special School Shows. swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

Thurs 19th Dec Day Off In everything you enjoy, receive and share, and all the
places that you go this Christmastime, may you find
Fri 20th Dec Day Off that great gift of love.

Sat 21st Dec 2.30pm

Sun 22nd Dec 2.30pm

Mon 23rd Dec 2.30pm

Tues 24th Dec 2.30pm Christmas Eve

Wed 25th Dec Christmas Day - no performance

Thurs 26th Dec Boxing Day - no performance

Fri 27th Dec 2.30pm

Sat 28th Dec 2.30pm

Sun 29th Dec 2.30pm

Mon 30th Dec 2.30pm

Tues 31st Dec 2.30pm (Final performance)

Prices:
Advance/Friends: Adult £15 , Children £14, Family (four) £56

Doors: Adult £17 Children £15 .

Book by calling the Box Office on A very happy and blessed Christmas and New Year to
01843 863 701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 12 noon) you all.
or go to the web site www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk
Revd Vicky Coneys, Curate St Mary’s Church, Minster.
for details of how to book On-line

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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking?

IChristmas isn’t always a time to be trying new

recipes, but this is so easy, you have to test it! Minster Playhouse Prompt Corner
Delicious and light, this recipe from my friend

Charlotte has no flour, so suitable for gluten-

intolerant chocolate lovers....  The only tricky bit is This year Minster Playhouse will be putting on a happy
family Pantomime, Alice  in  Wonderland by Susan
transferring from the baking parchment to the plate, Mosley, from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th
which I usually achieve by folding the parchment

under itself just below December, at the Village Hall in Minster. Performances

the roulade when you are at 7.30pm every night, with TWO matinees on

put the roulade on the Saturday, at 10.30am and 3.00pm.

dish, and then peeling Like all Playhouse pantomimes, this is a clean, fun

it from beneath.  Ideally show for children of all ages.

you need three hands! Tickets are £5 for children, £10 for adults, except for
the Saturday morning matinee, when all seats are £5.

Chocolate Roulade Come along and share in the fun watching Alice’s
5 eggs, separated adventures in Wonderland.

6oz/170g dark chocolate

6oz/170g caster sugar

To serve: ½ pint double cream, sieved cocoa, swiss

roll sized tin lined with parchment

Preheat oven:  180 deg C.  Melt chocolate in For advance booking for the pantomime please ring
microwave.  Cool slightly.  Whisk egg yolks and sugar the Box office on
with an electric whisk until thick and creamy (3-
5mins). Whisk whites until thick.  Beat yolks mix into 07501 894 381
chocolate gently.  Fold in 1/3 egg white using a metal
spoon - this will break up the texture and make it As always with our pantomimes, this is a clean, fun
easier to fold in the rest of the egg whites afterwards. show suitable for all ages of the young at heart. Do
   Pour into lined Swiss Roll tin and spread it
evenly.  Bake 10 minutes until firm (not solid all the come along and join in!
way through, just on top).
Auditions for our May Play 2020 will be held
Cool, still in the tin, covered with a damp cloth. Turn at the Bell Inn, Minster, at 7.30pm on 9th
out onto paper covered with sieved cocoa.  Spread
with whipped cream and roll up from the long side January 2020. New players always welcome!
using the paper to help achieve the classic roll shape.
This will produce the characteristic cracking on the www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk
surface.   Dredge with sieved cocoa or icing sugar. info@minsterplayhouse.co.uk
 Transfer to a suitable plate.

This is best eaten the same day. Apparently it can be
frozen, but I have never tried - it hasn't lasted long
enough!

Check my blog for more recipes:
https://katespuddings.blogspot.co.uk Both of my
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On the 8th November a coach full of Minster residents left to
travel to Tunbridge Wells where we were booked to see the Art
and Garfunkel story at the Assembly Hall Theatre. After some
time to look around the town we arrived at the theatre where we
enjoyed two hours of brilliant entertainment. In fact, it was
difficult to believe it wasn’t the real duo. We have our secretary
Carol to thank for organising such a good day out.

On Sunday 10th November, nine of our French friends from
Armbouts-Cappel came to join us at the Remembrance Service
in Minster Church. After the service they joined us at the cemetery
to lay wreaths at the War Memorial. We then moved on to the
Royal British Legion where we enjoyed an afternoon of
entertainment and a delicious buffet before they had leave to get
their ferry back to France.

On the following day the 11th November, nine members of our
committee travelled over to Armbouts-Cappel to join our French
friends for their Remembrance Day Service and to lay wreaths

with the villagers (we laid wreaths from the Twinning, the Parish We then had the privilege of being invited to join the Mayor and
Council and Minster Carnival Court). It is interesting that the dignitaries of the village to lunch at a local hotel, which as the
French always have their day on the 11th November as opposed French tend to be very leisurely over meals, it was then time for
to our day being the nearest Sunday to the 11th. us to make our way back to the port for the ferry home.

After the wreath laying there was a speech by the Mayor and All of our committee would like to thank the Mayor and their
then local children read various passages about the Twinning Association for their wonderful hospitality.
Remembrance. The town band then played ‘La Marseillaise’ and
we all moved over to the village hall where a reception was held Now back in the UK we are well into planning our Christmas
and we were able to meet with all the members of their Twinning event, where we will be entertaining fourteen members and
Association. partners of the French Twinning Association to a typical English
Christmas Dinner with
all the trimmings. We
are planning various
events throughout the
day with a few surprises
as well.

Our next quiz will be
held on the 22nd
February at the Royal
British Legion. If you
would like to challenge
the brains of the village
then book a table with
Carol on 07745 683
466.

Finally, whilst in
France the Armbouts-
Cappel Cycling Club
said they would like to
come across and meet
up with a local cycling
club to perhaps take
part in some sort of
cycle competition. If
you are interested in or
know a club who would
be please contact Roy
on 01843 319 791.


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What’s On… VILLAGE VOICES MINSTER &
MONKTON
MINSTER & MONKTON Every Wednesday Evening GARDENING CLUB
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday 18 December
Royal British Legion at the Village Hall
61 Augustine Road Salvation Army Hall 7.30pm
Tothill St., Minster
EVERY WEDNESDAY £1.50 per session Christmas Social
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Come and join us All Welcome MINSTER WI
for a game of Bingo If you enjoy singing
ALL MEMBERS and we’d love to see you there Tuesday 10 December
No need to be able to read music 7.30pm Village Hall
bona-fide guests welcome
Phone 821471 and no auditions CHRISTMAS PARTY
villagevoiceschoir.org.uk
CLIFFMSOENRDNICNOGFFEE Secretary: Jan 07970 454 240
BINGO EVENINGS www.minsterthanetwi.org.uk
Every Thursday
from 10.30am ‘til 12 MINSTER & MONKTON ROYAL
Village Hall, Cliffsend BRITISH LEGION

Hot and cold drinks, EVERY TUESDAY
homemade cakes and biscuits
@ 7.30pm
Just make a donation, All Members Welcome
no set prices.

Minster Art & Craft Group

We meet at the Old Schools every Monday morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm.
We are a friendly and sociable non-teaching group ranging from artists to all types of crafters, all of whom are ready to

give help and advice if requested. The charge per week is £2.00 to cover the hall etc and includes refreshments.
You are welcome to come along for a free morning session to see what we are doing.
Any queries - call Ann on 01843 821 152

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR DECEMBER - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744
www.minstervillagehall.uk

AM PM EVE COMMITTEE ROOM
Tai Chi (Not 23rd)
Minster Badminton W.I. Darts (pm)
Ladies Badminton (Not 2nd, 12th or 26th (Not 3rd or 24th)
(Not 4th or 25th)
Active 4 Life & Pilates VH Bowls Group
(Not 5th , 12th or 19th) (Not 3rd , 10th or 24th)

Tea Dance Minster Badminton Arts & Crafts (am)
(Not 6th or 27th) (Not 5th or 12th) (Not 6th or 27th)

Dance Classes
(Not 6th , 20th or 27th)

VH Bowls Group
(Not 1st)

Sunday 1st - 8th Minster Playhouse Pantomime

Tuesday 10th 21 Together Group Minster W.I.

Wednesday 11th L.A. Dance Academy VH Bowls Group

Thursday 12th GENERAL ELECTION DAY

Saturday 14th Scottish Country Dancers
Sunday 15th
Charity Band Concert

Monday 23rd HALL CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS PERIOD


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Church News and Service Times Minster Matters

(BCP = traditional language)

The Catholic Parish of St Mary Magdalene Monkton St Mary the Virgin, Minster
Ramsgate and Minster Sunday Services in Reverend Richard Braddy
Father Christopher Basden
DECEMBER & JANUARY Tel: 821 250
592 071 1 10.15am Holy Communion Sunday Services in
Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church DECEMBER & JANUARY
8 10.15am Family Worship with Baptism 1 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate
www.saintethelberts.com 15 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight 10.30am All-age Worship & Gift Service
6.30pm Evensong @ Minster Abbey
Mass each day ay 9.00am
8 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
and Sunday at 10.00am
10.30am All-age Worship with Holy
in Minster Abbey Communion
For other Catholic Services please

see Minster Abbey below

Minster Abbey 22 10.15am Carols & Holy Communion 15 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Christmas Day 22 10.30am Lessons, Carols & Christingles
www.minsterabbeynuns.org
25 10.00am Christmas Holy Communion 24 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
The Abbey Chapel is open for 25 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy
29 10.30am Service @ Minster 29
prayer throughout the day January 2020 5 Communion
Lauds: 8.30am
5 10.15am Holy Communion Christmas Eve
Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am
Mid day prayer 12.10pm 12 10.15am Family Worship 4.30pm Christmas Special
Vespers 6.00pm 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion
Compline 7.50pm 19 10.15am Holy Communion
(followed by Silent Prayer) Christmas Day

All our visitors, not only Christians 10.00am Christmas Family Communion

but people of all faiths and spiritual 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy
Communion
tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’
January 2020
(rule of St. Benedict) are warmly
9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
welcomed to join us in prayer, 10.30am All-age Worship

in our beautiful monastic chapel. 6.30pm Sung Evensong

Holy Communion at Home 26 4.00pm Seamark Service - new 12 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
is available for anyone 19 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy
who is unable to access worship for all 26
Communion
Minster or Monkton Church Funerals
Telephone 821 250 or 822 428 at St Mary’s Minster 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
4 October William Alfred Fuller - 93 10.30am All-age Worship
Wednesday Mornings Thanet Crematorium
at St Mary’s Minster (with apologies for late inclusion - 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy
followed by refreshments Sally Willins)
NOT NEW YEARS DAY Communion
12 November Joyce Seath - 89
Thanet Crematorium

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Captains Luke & Katy Johnson

Church & Community Centre 01843 822 308 or 825 178

Luke.Johnson@salvationarmy.org.uk

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG Katy.Johnson@salvationarmy.org.uk

A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

2.15pm Friendship Club 9.30am Sunny Tots 2.00pm Home League 9.15am Prayer Group

(Birth to 5yrs)(Term time only)

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship


Minster Matters

Booking the Multi Use Games Area RED RECYCLING BAGS
The MUGA will be open for public use most
of the time. It is available for Minster BLUE & BLACK LIDDED BINS
School to use for sports activities and also
for clubs, groups and individuals to book BROWN & SILVER FOOD BINS
for tennis, volleyball and netball.
Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is TDC now require payment for replacements
(unless they can be repaired)
unavailable to the public See their website here:
will be published weekly on the board next
to the main information sign at the www.thanet.gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/
entrance gate.
To make a booking please contact the or ring
Parish Clerk. Customer Services on 01843 577 115

Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Minster Day Nursery
Tel: 01843 821 339
and Out Of School Club
Please book at least 48 hours in advance
CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE
MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH
15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds
Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri
Hire Times and Prices Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered
Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm
Monday-Friday
09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years

Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms
Price Structure
Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided
* Full Pitch : £43 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £30 hour
Half Pitch : £30 hour (1 five a side pitch) Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

* A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents FREE for TWO places available
booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only.
To Find Out More And Book Your Place
To book this facility please contact the Parish Clerk,
Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA 01843 821 482
Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS
01843 821 339
minsterdaynursery@gmail.com

Registered Charity 1110919

Have you made your Will?

If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate…
The Government has!

Make a Will now and be sure your family’s future is secure.
For a friendly local and affordable Will Writing Service:

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details.

Powers of Attorney also arranged.
Home appointments available.

Affiliated to the Society of Will Writers.
Age nt of Ae gis Wealth Ltd
www.a e giswealth.co.uk

St Mary’s Church, Minster

Open to visitors from 10am to 3pm daily. MINSTER Boilers & Gas Appliances
Annual Servicing &
Guided tours of the Church and Tower are RESIDENTS Repairs
available upon request. Tours for larger Central Heating Design
groups are also available outside of the Introducing your local & Installation
normal times. Gas Safety Registered Complete Bathroom
Design & Installation
Please email info@wantsumchurches.org plumbing and All work Guaranteed
to book a tour, prior to the day of your heating engineers Fully Insured &
intended visit. Qualified
CPS Heating
St Mary’s Church, Minster Gas Safety Register
– a place of prayer, heritage and beauty & Plumbing No 203531

01843 589 076
32 Ozengell Place
Eurokent Business Park
Ramsgate CT12 6PB


Minster Matters

SIMON STAIT

Complete Property Maintenance

01843 595 979 07727 687 538

From a leaky tap to a leaky roof - I’ve got it covered!!
No job too big - no job too small

For all your building or plumbing jobs, inside or out. Professional
workmanship with quality materials and competitive prices.
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laminate Floors, Flat-packs assembled,

Ceilings & Walls, Painting & Decorating, Custom Radiator Covers,
Staircases, Doors, Roofs, Locks, Sheds erected, Decking,

Outside Taps, Fascias and Soffits, Guttering, Fencing, Windows,
Washing Machines installed & Pipes boxed in.
Fully Insured, Reliable Craftsman.
Free Estimates and Consultations

Reliable qualified Electricians 16 High Street, Minster, CT12 4BU
All aspects of wiring undertaken

BURGLAR ALARMS
TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS
TV AERIALS - SKY SATELLITE
* Reasonable rates * Free estimates *

* Discount for OAP’S *
Julie Beaney, Minster 01843 823 466
Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472 612


B.A.R. and all its Staff
would like to wish EVERYONE
a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

CAR & VAN SALES

TEL: 01843 869 600

MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance
Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

08 2008 Nissan Note Acenta, 11 2011 Citroen Berlingo MPV Multi Space XTR, 16 2016 Skoda Citigo SE,

1.6lt petrol, Auto, 65K miles. Two HDi 1.6cc diesel, manual, met grey, VERY LOW MILEAGE ONLY 27k MILES, service history and one former 1.0lt, petrol, manual, 3-door, met
owner. This Citroen has been specialist adapted for wheelchair or scooter access which is ideal for disabled
owners from new, met red, 5-door green, 18K miles with service hist,

MPV, Integrated Bluetooth hands use and is in very good condition. The layout is 3 seats plus 1 wheelchair passenger space (or mobility sat nav, electric windows, A/C, PAS,

free phone capability, r/c/l and lots scooter). The conversion features lowered floor, restraints, superb assisted wheelchair ramp and extended R/C/L, zero road tax and excellent

more all for ….. seat belt for the wheelchair traveller. For any further details please call us fuel economy at 68+ MPG
and all for……
£3,895 £6,295 And all for …… £5,895

08 2008 Vauxhall Agila Design, 62 2012 Peugeot 107 Active,SOLD 09 2009 Toyota Aygo Platinum, 11 2011 Citroen C3 VTR+,
1.4lt petrol, manual, 5-door hatch
1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, met 5-door hatch, met purple, 1.0lt petrol, 1.0lt petrol, manual, silver, 3-door only 39K miles with serv/hist, beige
met, equipped with cruise control,
blue, 58k miles with service history, 2 manual, 48K miles with serv hist, one hatch, 62K miles with serv/hist, part A/C, aux in & USB media connection

owners from new, a good high previous owner. R/C/L, A/C, PAS, leather interior and A/C, road tax at and lots more. All for … £3,995

driving position cloth interior, cheap road tax and 70 only £20 per year and 65+ MPG,

All for.. + mpg makes it very economical to makes this a very economical car
£3,395
£3,295 run and all for only…… £3,895 and all for ……

15 2015 Vauxhall Zafira CDTi 163 2013 Nissan Micra, 13 2013 VW UP Move, 10 2010 Ford KA Style Plus,

Tech Line, 2lt diesel, manual, met 1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, 1.0lt petrol, manual, 3-door hatch, 1.2 cc petrol, manual, silver, 3-door

grey, 7 Seater, 47K with Serv/hist, 7th black, integrated bluetooth phone low mileage just 41K, Serv/hist, RCL, hatchback, only 47k miles with one

seat folds neatly into boot, integrated system, low road tax, 30k miles LOW A/C, owned by same family from previous owner and serv/hist. Comes

satnav, bluetooth phone capability, MILEAGE with service history and new, elect windows, 12v point, Aux with cloth Interior, low road tax £30pa,

Aux & USB plug ins and lots more more In and lots more low insurance, A/C, E/W, RCL, and lots
All for….
All for ... £8,995 All for ….. £4,895 £4,695 more all for £3,495

All our cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet

1 CARLTON AVENUE, BROADSTAIRS, KENT CT10 1AB

TEL: 01843 869 600 EMAIL: enquiries@birchingtonautos.co.uk

Insurance Approved Accident Repair Centre

14 PATRICIA WAY, PYSONS ROAD IND. EST., BROADSTAIRS CT10 2LF

TEL: 01843 862491 www.broadstairsaccidentrepairs.com

Full body repairs Dent removal

Car resprays Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment Aluminium repairs

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