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Published by Minster Matters, 2021-07-19 15:45:46

Minster Matters - Issue 238 - August 21

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Minster Matters IssueNumber238: August21
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We are very pleased to announce that the vaccination programme is continuing to

be rolled out at a pace which has contributed to approximately 86% of the

population in Thanet being fully vaccinated and 92% of all groups receiving at least

one dose of a Covid-19 vaccination. Vaccination Clinics are continuing to be held

at the Saga Centre in Westwood Cross and will now be held every Saturday

throughout the summer, from 8am until 5pm for both “walk-ins” and those with

appointments. invitations being sent out to all groups including those aged 18 and

over. Further up to date information can be found on the following website and on

our Facebook page:

Currently we are receiving supplies of both the Oxford AstraZeneca and Pfizer

vaccines, so if you have not yet received your first or second dose of either vaccine

or may have initially declined the vaccine, please BOOK NOW!

Please note; Once you have had your vaccination you may be asked to sit and wait

for 10-15 minutes, depending upon individual circumstances.

With “Freedom Day” being confirmed as Monday 19th July, regrettably Covid-19
cases are now rising dramatically, especially in the under 35s so: Please DO NOT
get complacent, even if you have been fully vaccinated, because you can still get the
virus and unknowingly, spread it to others! So please, use common sense where
necessary and follow the guidelines.
For Everyone's Safety - Remember:
“Wash Hands” “Cover Face” “Make space” “Let Fresh Air In”
And above all “PROTECT THE NHS”
New Persistent cough? Loss Taste/Smell? High Temperature?
Book a Test - Call 119

In common with all NHS facilities, it will remain COMPULSORY to wear Face Masks
when attending the Surgery.

With the start of the school holidays and the promise of nice weather families are
probably arranging days out or even a “staycation” so please ensure you have
sufficient medication to last you. Please Also take into account that our Healthcare
Professionals take family holidays at this time as well, so please ensure you allow
plenty of time when submitting your prescription request, both at the surgery and
the various pharmacies. Thank you.

BANK HOLIDAY - Monday 30th August - All Day
STAFF TRAINING - Thursday 23rd September - from 1pm onwards
If you need to see a doctor during these times, please call 111 for NON-URGENT
confidential help and advice for you and your family.
For COVID -19 help and advice call 119
For URGENT/LIFE threatening cases call 999 as normal

Why not come and join us and have your say? Please see our advert on page 5 of
this magazine. Our next meeting will be held on Monday 2nd August. If you have
any questions or suggestions you would like to raise, or to come and join us, please
contact: Ken Self on 821200, Jeanne Lawrence on 821049

or email [email protected]

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Royal British Legion
* Do you have a few hours to spare each week or month?
* Would you like to play an active and constructive part in AGM
will be held at the
your Practice? John Spanton Sports Pavilion, Minster
* Would like the opportunity to express your views and help Recreation Ground
on Monday the 26th July at 8pm,
influence the decisions made by the surgery Doors open at 7.15pm, entry by valid RBL club
* To encourage “Health Education” activities. card, club membership fees will be taken on
* Would you like to take part in our fund-raising activities the night (£5.00).
Details of people standing for election, for
with the aim of providing new equipment for the surgery? both officers and committee, are available on
the club’s Facebook platform and will also be
WANT TO KNOW MORE? available on the night.
Please call: Ken Self on 07751 986 738 Members, in your own interests please try and
attend this very important meeting, for further
or email: [email protected] information please contact the club on
or: hand your details into reception addressed to
01843 821 471
“Patient Liaison Group” or Brian Stephenson on 07979 554 771

Minster Church Clock Face Restoration

We would like to sincerely thank all those kind and generous people who have donated to the restoration
An astounding sum of £2200 has been raised in around 3 weeks towards the restoration.
Along with the many contributions, folk have mentioned memories they have of the church and the part it
has played in their past. The is no doubt that to many people the church and its clock are an important
feature of Minster.
Saturday 10th of July was the first day of the Minster Open Gardens event, but it was mucky weather which
reduced footfall around the village. Despite this, the stall set up in the churchyard managed to collect nearly
On the 31st of July we will have a stall at Attwells yard with some pictures to sell for a donation. There will
also be a collecting box. We are working on setting up a concert in the church later in the year to support
the restoration.
John Quittenden would like to point out that it is not possible to pay money into his account in a Post Office
but if you wish to contribute a donation then please use a bank transfer; details are published in the Minster
Matters article.
Alternatively, John would be happy to receive donations at Minster Garage, either cheques or cash. There
are also some collection jars around the village for donations.
Finally, if you have any interesting anecdotes, personal stories or recollections of the church or its clock which
you would be happy to share then please speak to John Quittenden, Derek Crow-Brown, or contact me on
[email protected]
Thank you all for your generous support.

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Anita’s Flowers Minster In Thanet WI
@ Greens of Minster
Now that restrictions are being lifted we are looking
24A Monkton Road
Minster forward to resuming our monthly meetings.
14th September Jamaican food cookery
CT12 4EA
T: 01843 822 212 demonstration.
M: 07889 308 748 12th October Sarah Tomczak - (editor of Red
E: [email protected]
Facebook: anitas flowers at greens magazine) talking about balancing a family life with a

Free local delivery career as editor of a national magazine.
9th November Annual meeting.
14th December Christmas party and meal-(members


Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month
at 7.30pm in Minster Village Hall and visitors are
Please contact Liz Shervington (President) for more


9am - 1pm

All kinds of household items, fishing weights,
books, clothes, pc items, vintage flower pots,
polystyrene plates, plastic cutlery, small amount of
shop stock and so much more.
Also incorporating a stall for the restoration of the
church clock where you can donate towards the
fund or find out more information.

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Parkminster Gardens and Tea Rooms

Looking Ahead is a local organisation providing support and work training
placements for adults with learning needs. It is designed to enable students to move
towards more independent living and gain necessary skills for work. The training is
delivered in a fun filled interactive manner. We really appreciate the support of our
visitors particularly those from the village. Not only do we run the tea rooms but we
care for the Parkminster Gardens along with our woodwork project and our craft

We are open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm. Why not come and try our
fresh homemade cakes and scones!

We also run a series of art workshops on a Saturday which are open to the general
public. The workshops cater for a range of abilities with all materials provided and
light refreshments. Please ask a member of staff for more details.

RNLI Thanet Fundraising Group

We have now started the fundraising having done the Mayday Mile which raised £800 and a
Street Collection in Birchington which raised £673.41. We are still keen to find locations to host
RNLI Collection Boxes and we would like to launch the Betty’s 5p Pots scheme in Minster. If you
are willing to get involved in any way please contact us on our RNLI Thanet Fundraising Group
Facebook page or contact our Group Leader Sarah Hewes on [email protected]
We are need of new volunteers and look forward to hearing from anyone who would like to get
Sarah Hewes – Group Leader.

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MAX CARPET CLEANING Now we are able to get together again we would like
to remind everyone that all residents of Minster are
CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY members of the Twinning Association and would
A completely dry carpet cleaning service! therefore like to hear what kind of events you would
And that means: - like to see in the future.
No more damp or wet carpets! The events we put together would need to include
No danger of colour-run or shrinkage! where possible our French friends in Armbouts-Cappel
No chance of sticky residues which as after all we are a Twinning Association. So, if you
can attract the dirt! have some good ideas please get in touch with our
Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets! Secretary Carol on 07745 683 466.
Also, our AGM is in November, so if anyone would be
(Upholstery and leather cleaning service available) interested in joining our committee or would like to
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Bringing High Quality Decorating September at 7.30pm. To attempt to comply with any
possible restrictions that might then be in place, the
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This year’s pantomime will be performed at the Village
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Big Butterfly Count

This year's Big Butterfly Count
will run from Friday 16th July to Sunday 8th August.
If you want to use the Big Butterfly Count app to take part

then you can download the app

and submit sightings during the count period
or use the chart below and submit your findings to
Choose a place to spot butterflies and moths.

Watch for 15 minutes.
Then record which species and numbers that you see.

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MINSTER CHRISTMAS Trutek Computers Ltd

Only 4 months until our village gets dressed for For All Your Computer Requirements:
Christmas. I am pleased to say we have a few people Repairs - Servicing & Accessories
knitting Elves for our lampposts. If you feel you would Computers Built To Specification
like to join in then please do. The more Elves we have Laptop Sales
the more we can decorate the village.
(Pattern still available from: For Further Advice & Help
Elves-Pattern.pdf) Please Contact Us On:

01227 375 088
Visit us at 147 High St, Herne Bay

John, from Sheriffs Court Lane, has suggested that we decorate QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH
the village gateway sign on our border with Monkton and he PROFESSIONAL
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help him then let me have your details and I will pass David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP
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Is there a person, or group of friends, who could Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe,
organise a best dressed Elf competition? To take place Ingrown nails, Nail deformities,
during our Christmas Faye on Saturday 11th
December between 4 and 7.  If you think this is Infection control for Athletes foot and Fungal
something you could do, then please let me know on Nail infections, Verrucas,
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We provide personal and reliable treatment in
the comfort of your own home, nursing or
residential care home or hospital

People have been asking, what is an advent window? Leanne Day, evening, weekend appointments
will explain and contact her if you would like to join in. available by arrangement

This December, we would like to create our first Advent Window Tel: 01843 866 601
displays. We will need 24 volunteers, 1 for each of the 24 days Mob: 07749 999 584
of December leading to Christmas. The dates will be drawn at
random and I will then let you know your date and give you a Kevin P. Smith
number card to display in your window. Feel free to decorate
your window with whatever you Like, there is no theme so let YOUR LOCAL BUILDER
your imagination run wild. Please contact me if you have any For all your building requirements,
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Minster Open Gardens 10th-11th July

How wonderful to see Minster High Street alive again with smiling faces, even in the pouring rain!

We weren’t sure if we should have Open Gardens with restrictions still in place and so much
uncertainty about the future, but we are so glad we did! The overwhelming feedback was that people
were so happy to be out at an event, feeling more normal again.
Everyone was willing to maintain distance and take care as they
moved around. Masks were worn inside when necessary and tables
ready for diners were 2m apart.

We need to say a huge thank you to the gardeners who were brave
enough, after careful consideration, to agree to have visitors in their
garden. Being an outdoor event helped, but it was certainly not a
risk-free undertaking. Thanks also need to go to those volunteers
who helped serve refreshments or were stewards, assisting in
gardens or car park, with all the necessary safe-guards in place.

So, not a normal Open Gardens, but a celebration after 18 months,
of a little more freedom, even if a trifle damp!

And to all of you who ignored the rain and the risk and came along to Open Gardens this year, thank
you for making it such a success and raising £3302.18 to help keep St Mary’s Church building-“The
Cathedral of the Marshes”- standing.
Pat Hogben

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Dear all,
As we know there are more and more scams these days but after speaking with a few of you, I
have decided to focus on Romance Fraud.
Unfortunately, with this type of scam, unwitting victims can and do part with thousands and at
times hundreds of thousands of pounds. The perpetrators tend to prey on the more vulnerable
and perhaps lonely in our communities and lead the victim into believing that they are in the
throes of a loving and caring relationship.
Criminals are experts at impersonating people. They spend hours researching you for their scams.

How to spot the signs
You’ve struck up a relationship with someone online and they declare their love for you quickly. Many fraudsters
claim to be overseas because they work in the military or medical profession.

��They make up excuses as to why they can’t video chat or meet in person, and will try to move your conversations
off the platform you met on.

��When they ask for financial help, it’ll be for a time-critical emergency, and the reason will be something that pulls at
the heartstrings. They may get defensive if you decline to help.

��Their pictures are too perfect – they may have been stolen from an actor or model . Reverse image search
( can find photos that have been taken from
somewhere else.

��They tell you to keep your relationship private and not to discuss anything with your friends and family.

How to protect yourself
��STOP: Take a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information.

��CHALLENGE: Is this person really who they say they are? Could it be fake? It’s OK to reject, refuse or ignore any
requests for your financial or personal details. Criminals will try to rush or panic you.

��PROTECT: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud
( If you’re in Scotland, you can report to Police Scotland by calling 101.

On a brighter note, I would like to inform you that our current CSU Inspector, INSP TYLER has been successful with
her promotion to Chief Inspector. She doesn’t yet know where she will be posted but wherever it is they will be very
lucky to have her. This means that our current Sergeant is acting up to inspector,  A/INSP ROBSON and we have a
new sergeant, PS FIRTH.

See you all around the village.
Stay safe,

Hello Minster
Well by the time you read this, everything has gone to plan, the lockdown has ended and
restrictions have been lifted.
Now that statement is either 100% accurate or totally wrong so I’m going to continue with
blind faith ……..
Ending of restrictions for some people is going to be fabulous and they can’t wait for it, but for
others it’s s a worrying prospect, they may have issues that make them vulnerable or just feel
unsure about the lifting of restrictions, so can I ask that we use common sense and maybe a
little empathy, understanding and kindness bout how we react to people who still want to wear a mask and maybe
even if it’s not mandatory wear a mask yourself in crowded situations, or were you think it might appropriate, let’s
hope this is the start of a positive  move away from Covid and restrictions and I look forward to seeing your mask
free faces in and around the village.
All the best,

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Our second live meeting this year was held in the The Chairman presented Jenny Sutton and Karen
village hall. There is no meeting in August so please Brazil with the Kent Association of Local Council’s
keep an eye on our website, noticeboards or Community Award in recognition of their long-
Facebook page about where our September meeting standing and indefatigable commitment to the local
will be held. community, serving its needs, promoting events and
supporting many charitable causes. (see picture on
Our Community Warden could not attend on this front page)
occasion; his report confirmed that it had been a quiet
month apart from a neighbour dispute, social service Minster Parish Council have written to Mr. Iain
visits and various enquiries from residents. Livingstone, Head of Planning at TDC and to Ms.
Madeline Homer, Chief Executive of TDC, regarding
PCSO Forsyth did not attend. the development on land to the west of Tothill Street
and the omission of the land to extend the cemetery
District Cllr. Pugh was unable to attend; his written in the S.106 agreement. No reply has been received.
report mentioned a briefing from Riveroak about the The council will now ask Cllr. Pugh to take up the
airport, bids from TDC for money from the matter on our behalf.
government’s levelling up fund and updates on the
Southern Water sewage leak. The meeting agreed that the Firework Display will
take place at the recreation ground on Friday 5th
County Cllr. Crow-Brown has attended a meeting on November.
how to reduce the number of road deaths to zero.
On the subject of highways, he has been in discussion Cllr. Quittenden raised the question of how our
with James Wraight of KCC Highways regarding the community will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of
concerns of inadequate highways provision for the H.M. the Queen next year. He has agreed to arrange
development proposed west of Tothill Street. He has the lighting of the beacon and we will need to discuss
also met with a local environmental group about the other possibilities such as street parties or picnics in
loss of trees to allow for the construction of Parkway the park.
Station. He also reminded the meeting that the RAF
have now left Manston site and there is some The meeting agreed to plant two trees, possibly cherry
uncertainty about the future of the site. or other suitable species, at the skate park and other
more established trees near the wildflower meadow.
County Cllr. Linda Wright explained that the recent
consultation on Manston Airport has now finished In the public question period the council was asked
and there will now be a judicial review of the original to address the over-hanging hedges in the Kings Steps
decision by the Secretary of State. In the meantime, footpath and on the Butts Field Estate. The Clerk also
the Dept. of Transport has now left and the runway agreed to pass on to Monkton Parish Council the
is being reinstated. It is estimated that the airport will problem of vegetation causing limited visibility in
be back in action in 5 years. A restrictive covenant Willetts Hill.
ensures that the site will remain an airport.
Karen Brazil hopes to sell Attwells as a shop to serve
the community but that will not be for some time so
the yard is available for use until then, including the
preparation of Christmas trees.

The Chairman thanked Mr. Phil Spencer for cleaning Mr. Harris thanked the council for instigating the
a number of the signs in the village. prompt repair of potholes in Taylor Road.

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For August/September

On all other dates we will normally be flying
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