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69 S E P T E M B E R 20 12 Delivered by Delivered by Delivered by The villag ge directory for Wye and surrounding villages and surrounding villages kumon.co.uk Contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment: Ashford North Study Centre Jyoti Rajani 01233 664190 Classes held at The Scout Hall, Lower Vicarage Road, Kennington, Kent TN24 9AS Ashford Park Farm Study Centre Rosie Smith 01233 733801 Classes held at Kingsnorth Recreation Centre, Field View, Kingsnorth, Kent TN23 3NZ Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work to develop your child’s confidence and independent study skills so they excel throughout the new term and beyond. Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

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Contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment:

Ashford North Study Centre

Jyoti Rajani 01233 664190Classes held at The Scout Hall, Lower Vicarage Road, Kennington, Kent TN24 9AS

Ashford Park Farm Study Centre

Rosie Smith 01233 733801Classes held at Kingsnorth Recreation Centre, Field View, Kingsnorth, Kent TN23 3NZ

Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work to develop your child’s confidence and independent study skills so they excel throughout the new term and beyond.

Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

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Welcome tothe village directory

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the September Issue, by the time you read this the Olympics will be well and truly over, but as I write I’m still reeling from the amazing closing ceremony on television last night. Although constantly tidying up after my teenage son can feel like a marathon at times, I’m not really into sport in a big way, but I must say I really caught the Olympics bug and for the fi rst time watched with excitement and immense pride.

Leading up to the games I didn’t think I would watch much of it but once we were introduced to some of the athletes, and we started doing so well, I was riveted to my screen every night. It was wonderful to have a whole two weeks of uplifting successes, not just from our sports men

and women but also from the tremendous British fans and helpers. I think we showed the whole world the very professional, talented and fun side of us Brits.

Although it did seem rather London centred at times I think the whole country can be proud of how this Olympics came together. Well done Team GB. Now it’s up to all of us to to maintain this very positive, uplifting vibe. The athletes have shown us how hard work and a positive mental attitude is the key to success.

Have a great month!

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Just Is it my imagination or is this part of the season getting longer? The stretch from late summer to the end of October can be nearly as hot (and usually drier) than it is in July and August. Colours are muted and warm and autumn is creeping in at the edges of the day, but not in a bad way; it gives me a “seize the day” feeling, in case this is the last time we’ll see the sun. I’m more relaxed in the garden at this time of the year - the pressure’s off in terms of hoping for perfection now that the summer’s drifting away; the weeds aren’t quite so rampant and although some things are fading, others are still in their prime - a few even, are just beginning.

Many grasses are in their prime now, with golden, silver or russety fl ower spikes - some demure and ‘grassy’, others with dramatic plumes or ‘feathers’ of fl owers. The sun is lower in the sky than in summer, so use this slanting light to good eff ect by placing grasses in front of the sun so that they’re backlit. The fl ower and seed heads last for a long time and give movement, texture and drama to a border. Grasses look fantastic planted with late summer perennials - try

Septemberclumps of ‘daisy’ fl owers like Echinacea, Rudbeckia, or drifts of Verbena bonariensis and Gauara lindheimerii.

Grasses are very easy to grow and look after. They tend to clump up a little (some Miscanthus gets a bit thuggish), but are easily divided in either autumn or spring. The only thing you really need to do is cut them back (to the ground) in early spring before the new growth starts.

Five good grasses to grow:

Miscanthus zebrinus - this tall grass has horizontally striped leaves (not quite like a Zebra though) and attractive dusky fl ower plumes/seed heads that persist for a long time.

Stipa tenuissima - a shorter grass that helps to give movement and texture within the border. It works well contrasted with dumpy clumps of Sedums and Asters or mingled in with Verbena and Gauara.

Mollinia caerula ‘Transparent’ - mixes well with perennials like Echinacea.

Carex alata (Bowles Golden grass) - low growing with chartreuse (limey green) leaves that brightens shady corners.

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Hello Hello Everyone, Mowgli here. I hope you Hello Hello Everyone, Mowgli here. I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer. We have are all well and enjoying the summer. We have been enjoying the sunny spells although we been enjoying the sunny spells although we have had a lot of trouble with our cottage!have had a lot of trouble with our cottage!

It all started with Jane deciding to tidy out It all started with Jane deciding to tidy out the linen cupboard (why do humans do these the linen cupboard (why do humans do these things? They don’t know how to relax as well things? They don’t know how to relax as well as us cats!). We thought this would be quite as us cats!). We thought this would be quite fun- tunnelling under the sheets and blankets fun- tunnelling under the sheets and blankets as they came out- but it was a lot more fun as they came out- but it was a lot more fun than we thought..... Jane discovered that mice than we thought..... Jane discovered that mice had been living in the linen cupboard and had been living in the linen cupboard and


that they had eaten a lot of the linen to make that they had eaten a lot of the linen to make some nests. So everything had to come out, be some nests. So everything had to come out, be sorted through and lots of chewed material sorted through and lots of chewed material fl oated around like confetti. Everything smelt fl oated around like confetti. Everything smelt deliciously of mice. Ebony and I were in deliciously of mice. Ebony and I were in heaven! For some reason Jane and Clive were heaven! For some reason Jane and Clive were not pleased and even sat us down and told not pleased and even sat us down and told us that we were not doing our jobs properly us that we were not doing our jobs properly by letting mice live in the cupboard! Humans by letting mice live in the cupboard! Humans are so stupid- we are not allowed in the linen are so stupid- we are not allowed in the linen cupboard (we would only be too happy to curl cupboard (we would only be too happy to curl up in there but apparently there is a problem up in there but apparently there is a problem with muddy paws) so how could we scare the with muddy paws) so how could we scare the mice away?mice away?

After everything had been taken out of the After everything had been taken out of the cupboard we had a bit of a play around in cupboard we had a bit of a play around in there and we saw lots of copper pipes. They there and we saw lots of copper pipes. They were very old looking and crusted with large were very old looking and crusted with large bits of lime scale. Unfortunately one of them bits of lime scale. Unfortunately one of them got slightly knocked when everything went got slightly knocked when everything went back in the cupboard and a large chunk of lime back in the cupboard and a large chunk of lime scale fell off and water started pouring out of scale fell off and water started pouring out of the pipe. The lime scale had obviously been the pipe. The lime scale had obviously been acting as some sort of plug! So various buckets acting as some sort of plug! So various buckets were collected to catch the water but despite were collected to catch the water but despite this water was soon pouring through the this water was soon pouring through the kitchen ceiling (sitting on the cooker playing kitchen ceiling (sitting on the cooker playing with that was fun) and an emergency plumber with that was fun) and an emergency plumber had to be called.had to be called.

This was all sorted and the mess cleaned up. This was all sorted and the mess cleaned up. Ebony and I were exhausted by all the help Ebony and I were exhausted by all the help we had to give and the next day settled down we had to give and the next day settled down to a well earned rest while the humans were to a well earned rest while the humans were at work. Not for long though as soon there at work. Not for long though as soon there was an almighty crash and the ceiling in the was an almighty crash and the ceiling in the sitting room fell down (nothing to do with the sitting room fell down (nothing to do with the water in the kitchen apparently, just a separate water in the kitchen apparently, just a separate disaster). We went to investigate and found disaster). We went to investigate and found that lots of the ceiling had landed in Louis the that lots of the ceiling had landed in Louis the tortoise’s pen and he was buried in the rubble! tortoise’s pen and he was buried in the rubble! We helped him burrow through and he sat We helped him burrow through and he sat with his head poking out of the rubble for the with his head poking out of the rubble for the rest of the day until Clive and Jane came home. rest of the day until Clive and Jane came home. We checked on him frequently and made sure We checked on him frequently and made sure he didn’t eat the plaster- that tortoise will eat he didn’t eat the plaster- that tortoise will eat anything. At least he has a good hard shell anything. At least he has a good hard shell to protect him. Anyway, the humans were to protect him. Anyway, the humans were horrifi ed when they arrived and Louis had a horrifi ed when they arrived and Louis had a thorough examination and was found to be thorough examination and was found to be OK. We even got thanked for looking after OK. We even got thanked for looking after him. Then we all cleaned up the ceiling..... We him. Then we all cleaned up the ceiling..... We think the cottage has turned against us for think the cottage has turned against us for

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some reason- maybe we have a poltergeist?! some reason- maybe we have a poltergeist?! Let’s hope we can report peace and quiet next Let’s hope we can report peace and quiet next month!month!

On another note, thank you to Charlie the cat On another note, thank you to Charlie the cat who wrote in with tales of how he helps his who wrote in with tales of how he helps his humans with their washing. His humans seem humans with their washing. His humans seem to be unappreciative and even put a mouse he to be unappreciative and even put a mouse he had caught in the washing machine with their had caught in the washing machine with their clothes. Apparently it made all their clothes clothes. Apparently it made all their clothes STINK!STINK!

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Life BeginsIt’s the stuff of Daily Mail competitions. It’s the fantasy that drives the holiday cottage industry: when once a year we satisfy our desire for rural living by renting our own dream cottage. But what happens when – like newly retired couple Gary and Linda Speed from Basingstoke - you decide to live the dream?

Gary and Linda wanted to buy a spacious, detached cottage in the West Country with off -street parking, original features and countryside views. Having around £300,000 in the bank, they were confi dent that they would fi nd their perfect home.

However, they were initially dismayed to fi nd that while house prices may have slumped in recent years, the market for period properties in popular areas remains surprisingly buoyant.

The couple eventually found a reasonably-priced cottage that ticked all the right boxes. Located in a quiet village outside a popular Dorset tourist town, the attractive stone-built, thatched property had no central heating and lacked a modern kitchen and bathroom, but it did have a large garden all the period features they wanted.

“We knew that it needed updating,” says Linda. “But it was absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t understand why someone else hadn’t already snapped it up.”

However, as the various surveys and building reports they had commissioned began to pile up, the true cost of the renovation was revealed.

The stonework needed re-pointing, the electrical wiring had decayed and the damaged thatch would cost thousands to replace, so Gary and Linda reluctantly pulled out. They had incurred costs along the way – solicitors’ fees plus the cost of the surveys and reports – but they had avoided the nightmare of a ‘money pit’ purchase by taking professional advice early on.

If Gary and Linda’s dreams didn’t match up to reality, they were not alone. In a recent survey by AA Home Emergency Response, 2,005 people were questioned about their ideal home. 28% of respondents fantasised about owning a property in a rural location, with a large, open-plan kitchen/diner and living area featuring high on their ‘must-have’ list. 48% of the sample wanted sea views while slightly more than half prioritised views of mountains or open fi elds.

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Don’t let your dream cottage turn into a nightmare

will know, rather than enjoying expansive views, many village dwellings face directly onto a busy road. A large kitchen/diner is also a rare fi nd – particularly if the cottage is Grade II listed and the local authority does not permit structural alterations.

In fact the competition for properties that ‘have it all’ is so intense that in sought-after areas you will need to spend £500,000 plus if you want a property with good internal space that enjoys excellent countryside or seaside views. Buyers on a more modest budget will inevitably have to compromise.

After their experience in Dorset, Gary and Linda seriously considered giving up their dream of a West Country home, but during a weekend

trip to Somerset a ‘For Sale’ sign caught their eye.

Their fi nal purchase was a small, terraced town house that faced directly onto the street - a far cry from the ‘roses round the door’ cottage with a large garden they had originally envisaged. As Linda explains: “We knew we had to compromise on our dream, but in the end it didn’t really feel like a compromise. It was diff erent, but we loved the village and somehow the chemistry was right.”

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It was a record breaking day for Pilgrims Hospices Summer Fair. The sun shone and the crowds came. 0ver 2000 people poured through the gates to enjoy everything from the cake stall to high end fashion, a human fruit machine to the Pimm’s tent. As a result nearly £19,000 was raised, smashing last year’s total.

Shona Hardyke, one of the many visitors throughout the day expressed her delight saying, “The whole family enjoyed the fair. The children loved the amazing variety of stalls and wanted to go on everything. They were absolutely delighted to be able to buy some great mirrors from the craft stall which will adorn their walls very soon. Congratulations to everyone for making it such a wonderful day. I look forward to next year now.”

Natalie Shoebridge, from NatWest Ashford, ran the High End Fashion Stall. She said, “It was an amazing day. People loved the chance to try on some of the fabulous clothes which were just a sample of the high quality items that can be bought in many of Pilgrims charity shops. “

Deborah Jarrett who ran one of the bottle tombolas described how busy they were, “We had a constant stream of people throughout the fair, right to the closing minutes. With 1000 bottles to be won we were very popular. The generosity of the shoppers at Sainsbury’s

in Ashford and New Romney, who donated the bottles, meant that we were able to please many people with lots of winning tickets on the day.”

Nigel Donkin, Regional Fundraising Manager said, “It was a delight to welcome so many from the community to the grounds of the hospice. It is so heart warming to see such support. I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the 150 staff , volunteers and supporters who worked so hard to make the day such a great success.

The staggering amount raised in such an economically diffi cult time is a tribute to the dedication of so many who hold Pilgrims in high regard. It will enable us to continue to move forward in the way that we provide care for all who need it, both within the hospice and at home.”

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into sharp edges. They help to soften the room and are a stylish design feature to end a run of cabinets.

Remove things from the fl oorMake things easier on your lower extremities by moving your appliances off the fl oor. A range cooker may look lovely but it becomes a pain when you have to keep bending down to use it, not to mention high maintenance to clean. High line ovens & fridges at waist level mean easy access & less bending.

Make it easy to clean & maintainThere are a couple of must have features to help you cut down on cleaning time in your kitchen;

• Keep cabinetry unfussy, free from excessive detail for clean lines and smooth surfaces.

• Granite or composite stone worktops are practical, durable & the easiest of surfaces to clean.

• Induction hobs are a wonder – so easy to use and only need a quick wipe over.

• Pyrolitic ovens have a fully automatic self-cleaning function, which at a touch of a button removes all food residues with no unpleasant odours or chemical cleaning agents.

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As we enjoy healthier lives for longer we need to forward plan, investing in our homes to make them much easier for use in older age.

The kitchen area is a prime example of where you can have quality, design-led solutions that not only make it useable for you today but can still be used as you grow older with no compromise on style.

At J M Interiors we’re highly experienced at planning kitchens with this objective in mind and fi nd following these design tips really do help to keep kitchens smart, functional and above all easy to use & maintain.

Keep everything within reachBase cupboards and low level shelving mean lots of bending and reaching. Opt instead for drawers; they more than double your storage space as well as making everything well organised and easy to access.

Increase your storage capacity by incorporating accessible corner solutions such as magic corners, carousels, swing-outs and rotating trays. Their ergonomic design means smooth operations and safe storing of all your kitchen items.

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My earliest Olympic memories include golden performances from David Hemery in 1968, Mary Peters in 1972 and David Wilkie in 1976 – events I saw as an impressionable school boy. Those were also the days when Team GB found gold medals all but elusive. We were used to the Brits somehow falling at the fi nal hurdle and despite our plucky eff orts we would tend to lose out to the more professional, better prepared (and sometimes illegally-fuelled) continental teams. What a contrast to Beijing and now London 2012!

The preparation of our cycling team has stunned the world – at its heart lies its attention to detail, its production of youthful, exuberant, awesomely talented athletes who compete expecting to win and yet are equally capable of showing graciousness on the few occasions when they taste defeat. Today’s children have any number of our own home-grown sporting heroes from whom they can draw inspiration: Ennis, Farah, Ainslie, Wiggins, Pendleton…! Maybe they will be able to remember where they were on that glorious Super Saturday when GB won 6 golds including 3 of them in the space of 90 minutes.

However, what will they be able to do with that inspiration? These children must have opportunities to play, to perform and experience diff erent sports. They must be allowed and encouraged to enjoy competition. They must be taught how to win and lose. They must be given

The Olymp

Saturday 29th September10.30-12.00 at Norton Knatchbull School Main hall, Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0JQ £1.00 (in aid of NCT Charity) Items for sale: toys, books, baby equipment, both boys and girls clothing from baby to 8 years old. NCT Members get in at 10.00 For more details contact: Gina Bridgeman 01303 812816 [email protected]

top quality baby and children’s clothes and equipment at bargain prices.


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Munn Academy of Dance is a friendly and caring dance school offering pupils from age two

onwards training in all aspects of dance

Principal Lesley Munn Fellow & Examiner IDTA

Classes in:Ballet


FreestyleGymnastic Dance

Modern JazzMusical Theatre

the chance to develop skills, experience the social and educational benefi ts of teamwork and be given goals to chase.

This is the subject of much debate alongside the Olympics and Lord Moynihan, Chairman of the BOA, has raised the issue that inspiration must lead to participation if there is to be a lasting Olympic legacy. Increased funding to grassroots clubs will undoubtedly help but what is required is for teachers in schools to recognise the value of children’s participation in sport (and the benefi t it has on their whole education) and a willingness to include every child.

At Spring Grove, we have extensive playing fi elds; we also have skilled and enthusiastic teachers who encourage every child to participate. The children themselves have access to sport every day and fi nd themselves included in team sports and personal physical development programmes. It is no surprise then that the school has produced National Prep School cross-country champions and talented athletes who make a signifi cant contribution to numerous local sports clubs.

If our young children need any further inspiration then they can consider that a similar small prep school in Lincolnshire has produced two of our recent Olympic stars.

Bill Jones - Headmaster, Spring Grove School

pic Legacy

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Kids Corner

Find the names of Disney characters in the grid and the remaining letters will spell out a related phrase


AbuAladdinAliceArielBambiDonald DuckDuchessDumboGenieHerculesJafarMerlinMickey MouseMufasaPeter PanPigletPluto

PrincessRobin HoodSarafinaScampThumper

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As we look to the start of a new school year, it’s time to think about how you can support your child’s learning.

At your local study centre, Kumon can help your child to excel in maths and English by off ering individualised study programmes which build their confi dence and allow them to develop self-learning skills. The study programmes are tailored to all ages and abilities.

We all know the importance of maths and English. At the start of a new term it’s especially important that your child gets to grips with these core subjects and with the learning skills vital for academic progression. Kumon’s unique method of learning focuses on your child’s individual needs, providing them with skills such as concentration and time management and ensuring they progress at their own pace.

Once enrolled on a Kumon programme, your child will visit the centre every week and have daily worksheets to complete at home. At the centre, the Instructor will monitor their progress, setting new work and encouraging them to take ownership of their learning.

Over 67,000 children study with Kumon at more than 630 centres in the UK. Following a Free Assessment your child will then have the time to settle into a new routine and progress more rapidly. As they work a little each day they develop not only a strong grounding in maths and English, but fundamental skills such as accuracy, time management and concentration, enabling them to become confi dent, independent learners. To give your child a head start this new school year, contact your local Instructor today.

Ashford North Study CentreJyoti Rajani - 01233 664190Classes are Monday and Wednesday:3:30pm – 5:45pm

Ashford Park Farm Kumon Study CentreRosie Smith - 01233 733801Classes are Tuesday and Thursday:3:30pm – 5:30pm

Boost your child’s confidence and unlock their learning potential kumon.co.uk

Spot the Diff erence

1, No star on drum2, Big hair appeared3, Musical note disappeared4, Part of microphone lead missing5, End of drumstick missing

6, Moustache appeared7, Teeth missing8, Microphone stand leg missing9, Top of cymbal added10, Trousers changed colour

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Pengelly& Rylands


• House Sales & Purchases• Wills & Probate• Family & Cohabitation• Elderly Client Care• Company Formation• Employment• Fixed Fee Interviews

39/41 High Street,TenterdenKent TN30 6BJ

Telephone (01580) 762248www.pengelly-rylands.co.uk


In another of our regular series on legal matters, Rosalind Johnson, from Tenterden Solicitors Pengelly & Rylands, explains the importance of making a Will and putting your Estate in order.

Did you know, 7 out of 10 of us do not have a Will, although dying without one could cause upset for loved ones.

If you die without a Will, your Estate may not pass to those you intend and the Intestacy laws apply. Under these laws, only married or civil partners will benefi t. No one has a right to inherit if they are just cohabiting but are not married or civil partners.

There is a misconception by many people that if you live with someone, you automatically get something if that person dies. If there is no Will the cohabitee would have to bring a claim against their partner’s Estate, which you can only do if you have lived with them for at least two years. Such a claim can be time consuming, costly and ultimately may not be successful.

Couples who are not married do not have the same exemption that applies to married couples or civil partners to pass any amount of money or assets to one another without having to pay Inheritance Tax.

If you are married and have not made a Will, your Estate will not be given automatically to your spouse. They will take the fi rst £250,000 of your Estate outright. The balance will be split into two parts; one part will pass outright to any children you have, equally, at 18 and the other part will be held on a life interest trust for your spouse, following which it will pass to your children outright.

If you have no children but you have parents or brothers and sisters living, then your spouse will take £450,000 of your Estate outright, but the balance will again be split into two parts; one part will pass to your spouse outright, the other to your parents and failing that to your siblings outright.

A further complication of dying without a Will is that an administrator must be appointed by the Court to distribute the Estate, rather than the Executor that you would have chosen, had you had a Will.

An administrator is usually a close family member who is eligible to inherit and they must apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. If more than one person wants to administer the Estate, the application can be contested, making the process even more drawn out and painful.

There are also many fi nancial benefi ts from having a Will in place, the laws of Intestacy take no account of the type of assets you own and their tax treatment, which can lead to unnecessary tax bills. By way of an example, specifi c business assets or shares in a family business can pass under the terms of your Will to the next generation, free of Inheritance Tax if they qualify for Business Property Relief.

If you would like to discuss your circumstances and make a Will, please contact either Rosalind Johnson or Gill Snow at Pengelly & Rylands on 01580 762248 and we will be very pleased to discuss your situation with you.

Rosalind Johnson – Senior Partner

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Canterbury Law Solicitors in association with Moon and Co Solicitors

and Andrew M Johnson & Co Solicitor & Notary Public www.canterbury-law.co.uk

‘Looking after You and Your Family’ We are able to offer a wide range of legal services and pride ourselves in being approachable, professional and sensitive to all your legal needs

Family Mediation Collaborative Family Law Family Separation Divorce Children Accident Claims Personal and Medical Injury Employment Probate and Trusts Civil Disputes Wills Elderly Client Care Spanish Property and Probate Law Notary Public

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Telephone 01233 712040 Email: [email protected] We are always very happy to undertake home visits and offer evening appointments

Law Society Panel Accredited Specialists in * Advanced Family * Personal Injury * Family Mediation

Nigel Clarke is a Resolution Accredited Specialist Collaborative Lawyer & Family Mediator


Friends of Kent Churches Annual Bike Ride

Saturday 8th September 2012A cycle ride, walk or even a drive for the less hardy, around Kent churches - a chance to see inside them all, ‘fi ght the fl ab’ and help raise money for your local church by obtaining sone sponsorship.

A Win! Win! Win!Every little helps - your sponsorship money is split equally between a church or chapel of your choice and the charity itself, Friends of Kent Churches, helping to save churches in Kent.

Family Friends, NeighboursAs walkers, cyclists or sponsors, help to make this a successful community event. Last year alone Churches in Kent raised just over £135,000!

We can beat that!Interested? Contact your parish organiser or the Event Co-ordinator Carolyn Millen on 01622 843383 or email [email protected].

Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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what’s on


Events SeptemberBrabourne & Smeeth Horticultural Society next meeting will be on Friday 31 August with Hilary Newman speaking on “The Plant Hunters” 7.15 for 7.30pm. Visitors and new members will be made very welcome. For further info contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813 451.

Sat 1st Sept Ashford Branch of Kent Beekeepers will be holding their Annual Honey Show and Beekeeping Exhibition at Aldington Village Hall, at 1.0p.m. There will be displays of Honey, Confectionery, and Mead. Honey, and products containing honey for sale, as well as other beekeeping related stalls. Information and displays of closely related insects will also be displayed. Refreshments will be available to purchase. We look forward to seeing you there. Contact Peggy Wood 01233 503074 for more information.

Sat 1st Sept Aldington & Bonnington Gardening Society Autumn Show at Aldington Village Hall. Doors open at 1.00pm. Free entry, all are welcome. For further information contact Colin Evans 01233720618. Please note that the Ashford Bee Keepers will holding their annual Honey Show in the adjoining Hall at the same time.

1st & 2nd Sept STUBBS CROSS ART EXHIBITIONS. in the MISSION HALL Magpie Hall Rd. Stubbs Cross TN26 1HG. Featuring the works of Hazel Mason and Wendy Gibbs. Admission is FREE and refreshments ie tea/coff ee and biscuits or cake will be available.

Fri 7 Sept at 7.30pm Norton Knatchbull Jazz Bands Director John Hall at All Saint’s Church, Boughton Aluph (TN25 4EU – off A28) on incorporating the Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Trad Lads and NKS Jazz Trio. Come along and be blown away by a great evening of big band swing, latin, blues and jazz funk, mixed with jazz standards (including vocal) from NKS’s Jazz Trio, and the Trad Lads’ Dixie, fresh from their invited performance at the National Festival of Music for Youth. Tickets £8 (under-16s £3): 01233 623761/640357 Parking, complimentary refreshments Proceeds in aid of All Saints’ Church restoration

Sat 8 Sept Brabourne & Smeeth Horticultural Society Autumn Show at our Village Hall from 2 - 3.30 pm and our next meeting is on Friday 28 September 7.15 for 7.30 pm when Dennis Vickers will be speaking on “Summerhill - 100 years of Farming”. All are welcome & for further info contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813 451.

Sellindge Sports & Social Club Saturday

Afternoon Car Boot Fairs The Sellindge Sports and Social club will be hosting car boot fairs on the following dates: 8th September &13th October. £5.00 per boot - no booking required. Set up 11 am - no entry will be allowed before this time. Public are requested not to arrive before 12 noon. Refreshments and toilets in the Clubhouse. Free Car Parking and Entry. Homemade Cake Stall. Any queries ring 01303 812955 up to 10 am on the day of the event. Full details available at www.sellindgeclub.co.uk.

8th Sept The Church of the Good Shepherd in Hamstreet will be open for the Friends of Kent Churches sponsored bike ride from 10am to 6pm on. There will be refreshments for cyclists as well as free walking and cycling guides to the local area.

Sun 9th Sept Challock Goose Fair 10am - 4pm. Adults £3.50 Concessions £2.50 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children aged 5 - 15) £10 additional children £2.50, free parking. Arena displays, traditional fun fair rides, craft & trade stalls and much much more.

Mon10th Sept Smeeth W.I. will meet at 7.30 pm at the Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall. Our speaker will be the local naturalist Andrew Lapworth and his talk is entitled “Ladies, Monkeys and Lizards”. Visitors are always most welcome. For further information do contact Joy Taylor on 01303 812165 or Kathleen MacPhee on 01303 812536.

Saturday 13th October Stowting WI Autumn Fair in the Peace Room stowting from 10.00. a.m. to 1.00. p.m. Great stalls of craft, cakes, preserves, books, Wood Turner, Choclateir, Romney Wools etc. Good raffl e and refreshments.

14th Sept An Evening of Food and Entertainment- Bethersden Village Hall. Three course meal and entertainment from the Trace Trio and guests. In aid of Recreation Ground improvements tickets £10 available from Post Offi ce or by contacting Sam 01233 822565

16th Sept Family walk from Victory Hall, Hamstreet, leaving at 2pm. The walk is in aid of the Demelza House children’s hospice and plans to arrive back at the hall between 4pm and 4.30pm. Tea will be served at 3pm for non-walkers.

21st Sept TAI CHI TASTER SESSION 10-11AM. HAMSTREET VICTORY HALL. ONLY £1. Tai chi for Health and Well-Being. Beginners, Seniors, ALL WELCOME. Gentle,, easy exercise. Info 01233 733266.

Woodchurch Film SocietyFriday 21st September WAR HORSE (2011, Cert 12A, 146mins) Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm fi lm start.Tickets: £3 (members), £4 (non-members) - all

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what’s on


An Evening of Top Comedy and Music.

In aid of “Find A Voice” Charity


The Legendary 70s Comedian

BOX OFFICE : 01233 733 993 book online : www.thevintagecorporation.co.uk

The Sinden TheatreHomewood School, Ashford Road

Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LT

Mick Miller

Royal Variety Performance 2011

Also starring

Saturday 8th September 2012

Tickets £12.50Concessions £11.00

Show starts

at 7.30pm

The Vintage Corporation 60s 70s band

available at the door. Refreshments: hot drinks, popcornand home-made cakes for sale.

Sat 22nd Sept High Halden Village Garage Sale 9am - 2pm. Maps available to collect on the village green - £1. In aid of St Mary’s Church

23rd Sept Bikejumble, Marsh Road, Hamstreet, - There will be a classic bike jumble on the fi eld opposite Mountain Farm in Marsh Road from 10am. Phone 01797 344277 for further information.

Wed 26th September - 7.30. A Concert in Aid of Royal Air Forces Association Hythe & Romney Marsh Branch. The Railway Swing Band, Dave White MD. Tickets £10 Tel: 01303 223925. The Tower Theatre, Shorncliff e. In aid of Wings Appeal 2012.

Mon 1 Oct Ashford Music Society PRIMAVERA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Paul Manley (violin), Catherine Musker (viola), Andrew Fuller (cello) and Michael Dussek (piano). Primavera will be opening our 70th season with a splendid concert of piano quartets by Frank Bridge, Schumann, Mahler and Faure. Not to be missed. Venue: The Norton Knatchbull School at 7.30 p.m. Tickets: £12 (Adults) and £3 (Students). Contact: Brenda McCormack on 01233-622971 or Hilary Pittock on 01233- 623700.

Tai Chi For Health Beginners Classes From September Every Tuesday & Wednesday 09:45-10:30 W.I. Hall Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford £4.50 Contact Emma Suitable for all ages & levels of fi tness

Hamstreet Victory Hall is available for hire on the following days:Wed from 1pm – 6pm, Thur from 9am – 1pm and from 1pm – 6pm. Why not take the opportunity to book: Art Classes, A Gardening Club, A Book Club, Coff ee Mornings, Film shows, Quilting/sewing etc, Yoga, Cake Icing, Committee meetings, etc. etc.? Please contact Angela on 01233 732833 or Wendy on 732903 for further details, or to book contact Eileen, our booking secretary on 732568. Victory Hall website: http://hamstreetvictoryhall.weebly.com Email: [email protected]

A team of cyclists set off from the Orlestone/Hamstreet area on August 26th to raise awareness and money on behalf of Abbie’s Army, departing from Toulon in France and spending fi ve days cycling to Barcelona. The total distance is over 400 miles. To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/LazyBoys-EuropeanBikeRide

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Lamb and Lamb and Aubergine CurryAubergine Curry

Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large deep frying pan. Add the lamb chunks and fry over a high heat until browned all over. Remove the lamb from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add the rest of the oil to the pan and fry the onion and aubergine for 7-8 minutes, stirring all the time until golden. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute then pour in the sieved tomatoes and bring to the boil.

Return to the lamb to the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook gently for 25-30 minutes until the lamb is tender. Stir occasionally and add a splash of water if needed.

Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the curry in warmed bowls garnished with coriander and with chapattis, sliced tomatoes, cucumber and onions.

• 3 tbsp sunfl ower oil

• 650g lean lamb steaks, cut into chunks

• 1 onion, peeled and chopped

• • 1 large aubergine, cut into cubes

• • 2tbsp Rogan Josh curry paste

• • 400g sieved tomatoes

• • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

• • Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

• • Chapattis, sliced tomatoes, cucumber and onion, to serve

Serves 4Ready in 50 minutes

This quick curry is so easy to

make and much cheaper than

a take away. We’ve used lean

lamb steaks but you could

replace the lamb with pork

fi llet, chicken or turkey.

You’ll fi nd jars of curry pastes in most supermarkets and

they certainly take all the hassle out of making an authentic tasting curry at home. Rogan josh is a medium-hot paste but for a really mild fl avour use a korma paste or go for a vindaloo paste if you prefer a curry with a little more heat.


Seasonal Delights

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Real bread, bunsand pastries

Open 8.30 to 5 on Tues, Thurs & Fri 9 to 1 on Saturdays

22 Church Street, Wye TN25 5BJ01233 812218 [email protected]

Wye Community FarmWye Community FarmNative Breed Beef, Pork & LambProduced especially for you by our

pioneering community project.www.wyecommunityfarm.org.uk 01233 813303


VegetablesArtichokeAubergineBeetrootBeansBroccoli (cel-

ebrase)CabbageCarrotsCaulifl owerCourgettesCarrotsGarlicKohirabiMangetoutMarrowOnionsPeasPotatoesSpinachTurnips




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VegetablesArtichokeAubergineBeetrootBeansBroccoli (celebrase)Brussels SproutsCabbageCarrotsCaulifl owerChardChillisCourgettesCarrotsGarlicKaleKohirabiLeeksMangetoutMarrowOnionsParsnipsPeasPotatoesPumpkinShallotsSpinachSquashSwedeTurnips

SaladCeleryCucumberLettucePak ChoiRadishesRocketSpring OnionsTomatoesWatercress

FishClamsCodCrabDover SoleGrey MulletHaddockHalibutHerringJohn DoryLemon SoleLobsterMackerelMonkfi shPlaiceScallopsSea BassTurbot

Meat & GameAll Except Pheasant

In Season

Reproduced by kind permission of Kent Farmers’ Markets Association www.kfma.org.uk

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Tel: 01233 502218The Street, Mersham, Ashford, Kent TN25 6NA

w: www.theroyaloakmersham.co.uk email: [email protected]

June Ballard and staff welcome you to her cosy 16th Century pub in the heart of the village, with three bars, oak beams, stone floors and open fires.

Senior Citizen Specials Tue & Th u£5.95 Two Courses

Family Friendly • Sunday Night Charity Quiz 8pmCar Park & Beautiful Garden at Rear

Business Lunches, Parties & WeddingsCatered for in our Private Function Room

Home-made Fish & Chips Take-AwayWednesday Evenings 6.30pm - 9pm

Visit our website to view our menus and further entertainment detailswww.theroyaloakmersham.co.uk

Food Served: Mon - Thu 12 - 2.30pm & 6 - 9.30pm Fri, & Sat 12 - 9.30pm Sun 12-6pm

Sunday Lunch Served from 12 - 6pmEverday Menus

• Tapas • Bar Classics • Chef ’s Choices • Pasta

Friday 28th Sep - Ron & Ash Karaoke 8.30pm

Fri 5th - 7th October ~ Mini Beer Festival6pm Friday - 6pm Sunday

All Kent Micro Brewery Beers & CidersMusic Th roughout the WeekendSaturday 9pm ~ Talking Book

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We’re here to help: impartial, friendly,expert advice and support. We can help with any computer or home technology issue – fast, local, on-site and cost effective

Call Steve Newman Tel: 01233 469217

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Autumn SeasonSpecial Offer

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CHALLOCKChallock Memorial Hall, Blind Lane.

1st & 3rd Friday of each month 1pm to 4pmContact Pauline Hickson 01233 740979

THE BARN SHOP TRADITIONAL MARKETChallock - 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

10am – 2pm Contact 01233 740237


9.30 -11.00 every Thurs morningContact 01233 740176

EGERTONEvery Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall

WYE - 07804 652156First and third Saturday of every month

on the Village Green in Wye. Tel: 07804 652156www.wyefarmersmarket.co.uk

Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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Naturally BeautifulNaturally BeautifulHome vs High Street

Image Courtesy of Estee Lauder

If you venture away from the High Street and look for a more ‘homemade’ approach to beauty, you’ll fi nd cheap and surprisingly eff ective natural solutions that don’t rely on fancy packaging and big promises. Instead, they inspire you to start reaching into your kitchen cupboard rather than your bathroom cabinet whenever you fancy a beauty treat.

There’s no need to give up on your favourite products, but trying out some homemade hair, skin and body treats from time to time can leave you looking and feeling great and help with the budget too.

Because they’re all created with completely natural ingredients, homemade face-masks, scrubs and treatments make use of what nature has to off er and what’s more, they smell good enough to eat.

Try out our selection of the best.

Fresh Faced - Peach and Honey Face-maskReap the rewards of this totally nourishing and Reap the rewards of this totally nourishing and revitalising natural face-mask that smells good revitalising natural face-mask that smells good enough to eat.enough to eat.

You’ll need: 1 peach 3 teaspoons of honey 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurtIt’s really easy to create the mask, simply skin the peach and mash the fl esh with the honey and add the natural yoghurt. Work the ingredients in to a smooth paste and apply to a cleansed face and neck. Sit back and relax for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Your skin should be left feeling soft, supple and nourished.

Luscious Locks - The Natural WayThanks to its natural conditioning and moisturising properties, coconut oil is the perfect treat for damaged hair. It has a soothing and softening eff ect on both the scalp and lengths of hair.

You’ll need a cup of coconut oilMassage the oil into the hair, paying particular attention to damaged lengths and ends. Apply sparingly to the scalp - or not at all if your hair is in fairly good condition. Wrap the hair in clingfi lm and cover with a warm towel for maximum conditioning benefi t - the heat opens the hair shaft and allows the oil to penetrate. Wash out with shampoo and condition as normal.

We all love to try the latest beauty products and if you believe what you read on the packaging, you’ll wonder how you’ve ever lived without them. There’s no doubt there are some great products out there that go a long way in making our hair shiny, keeping our skin moisturised and fi ghting off lines and wrinkles, and there’s certainly no doubt that we fork out a lot of money for them.

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up to

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Join a warm and friendly group near you today...

WE’RE MOVING!Join us at our new venue from

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(opposite the main college entrance) High Street, Wye

For more information please call Wendy Riley on 0785 045 0157

or join us on Facebook,Wendy Slimming World - Wye

by Helen Jane Taylor

Glowing Skin - The Ultimate Homemade Exfoliator for the BodyYou’ll need: Sea salt, Almond oil, GrapefruitKnown for its deep cleansing and therapeutic properties, sea salt is an essential part of this naturally nourishing scrub. Mix it together with grated grapefruit peel - to stimulate circulation - and fi nish with almond oil that’s rich in essential fatty acids and the antioxidant vitamin E. After soaking in a warm bath, dry off and apply the mixture to the skin. Thoroughly exfoliate, paying attention to the areas that need it most. Rinse off and moisturise.

Soften Up - Exfoliating and Moisturising Hand TreatmentYou’ll need: 1 ounce of ground almonds 1 teaspn of clear honey 2 teaspns of walnut or sunfl ower oil 1 teaspn lemon juice A pair of moisturising mittsCombine all of the ingredients together to form a thick paste. Generously apply all over the hands and put on some mitts. Leave for a few minutes, then rinse off . Hands should be left feeling soft and smooth.

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wit & wisdom


MY LIVING WILL Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I

said to them,

“I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fl uids from a bottle. If that ever happens,

just pull the plug.”

They got up, unplugged the TV, and threw out my gin.

They are SO on my BLACK list

Hospital Regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.

On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

‘I don’t know,’ he said. ‘She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.’



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the home


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Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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Top 10 Tips forImproving Fuel Efficiency

We’ve all watched helplessly as the cost of fuel has rocketed over the last few years. Does anyone remember when it cost less than £1 per litre? Believe it or not, according to the AA, it was only a little more than three years ago in May 2009. Whilst we can’t do anything to beat the increases, there are ways we can minimise its impact. Here are our top 10 tips for improving fuel effi ciency.

1. Check the internet. Sites like www.petrolprices.com are invaluable as they’ll not only tell you where to fi nd the cheapest petrol near your postcode, they’ll also tell you the highest, lowest and average prices in your area.

2. Drive more effi ciently. The experts tell us that it’s possible to cut 60% off your fuel bills just by driving more carefully. Don’t ‘warm up’ the engine, accelerate gradually (try to stay under 3000 revs), avoid sharp braking, drive in the correct gear and at your car’s optimum speed. Stay aware of your positioning and the road conditions ahead to avoid sudden movement.

3. Don’t fi ll your tank. Remember that fuel weighs a lot so fi nd a balance between not having to go to the petrol station that often but not carrying a full tank either, rather aiming for between one half and three quarters.

4. Streamline your car. Again, weight is a huge factor in fuel effi ciency. Don’t keep a buggy, golf clubs or other unnecessary items in the car. Take off roof racks which add wind resistance and force your engine to work harder.

5. Keep a regular eye on your tyre pressure. Check your car’s manual to fi nd out what the levels should be and ensure they don’t dip lower than this. This will mean your car needs less oomph to keep it moving.

6. Turn off the air conditioning. Many cars have air conditioning on by default and it does use an incredible amount of fuel so make sure it’s turned off unless you really need it. Similarly, use your demisters and heated windscreens sparingly. However if it’s really hot do use your air conditioning because driving with open windows causes drag and is even less cost eff ective.

7. Avoid super fuels. Unless you have a highly tuned performance car, the diff erence isn’t noticeable enough to warrant the extra cost.

8. Choose where you fi ll up. Again, check out www.petrolprices.com and plan ahead. Fill up at a supermarket station when you’re doing your regular shop, particularly if they have a petrol promotion running and if you have a loyalty card attached to the supermarket. Don’t be caught out with an empty tank when your only option is a motorway service station.

9. Combine short trips into one longer one. Cold starts are ineffi cient so plan ahead and try to do more than one errand when you go out.

10. Last but not least, turn the engine off if stuck in a jam. The general rule of thumb is if you think you’re going to be stationary for more than three minutes, it’s worth switching off .

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Doctors SurgeryWillesborough 01233 621626Wye 0844 387 8419Parish Councils:Brabourne & Smeeth 01233 623902Boughton Aluph & Eastwell 01233 720392Brook 01233 750415Challock 01233 740351Hastingleigh 01233 750415Wye & Hinxhill 01227 700204Westwell 01233 623902 Ashford Borough Council 01233 637311W: www.ashford.gov.uk Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185Veterinary SurgeonsBarrow Hill Vets 01233 624687Montgomery Vets 01303 813756Ashford Volunteer Centre 01233 647 422Age Concern 01233 620 635www.ageconcern.org.ukCARM E: [email protected]: Www.carmromneymarsh.org.ukMacmillan Cancer Support W: www.forget-me-nots.co.ukParkinson’s UK, Ashford BranchContact Mike Wharrad – 01233 623530Royal British Legion 01233 620 167St. John Ambulance Brigade 01233 611 414SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc.phone: 07767326138email: [email protected]: Tenterden & DistrictMrs J Coombs 01580 763733CPRE Kent 01233 714540

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Emergency 999Police Neighbhd TeamAshford & Tenterden 01622 690690Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331

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Electricity: Southern Electric 0845 770 8090 EDF Energy 0800 783 8866Gas: Natural 0800 111 999 LPG Details on tank

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Spring Grove School A great place to grow

Headmaster, Bill Jones writes: “I know you will agree that investing in your child’s education is the most important investment you will ever make. I understand that whilst parents willingly make sacrifices for their children, they want to know it’s worth it. That’s why we at Spring Grove strive to provide an excellent all-round, inspiring and affordable education, tailored to each child’s needs. Come and see for yourself!”

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Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, TN25 5EZ Tel: 01233 812337 Email: [email protected] www.springgroveschool.co.uk