2015-06 June 2015 Village Voice

June 2015

ACOL VILLAGE HALL SUPPORT FUND – 200 Club
Winners for the Month of June 2015 were:
Member no. 103, who won 1st prize of £19.25
Member no. 49 who won 2nd prize of £11.55 and
Member no. 149, who won 3rd prize of £7.70.
The next draw will be on Wednesday 1st July 2015. Should you have any questions,
or wish to join the scheme, please contact Iris Osborne 01843 840901.

FORTHCOMING VILLAGE HALL EVENTS
7th Jul. 6.30pm Acol Parish Council Meeting

Minster Surgery.
SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS
Please note that the surgery will close for Staff Training from 12.00 Mid-day onwards on
the following days: – Wednesday 24th June; Thursday 23rd July
Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times.
Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the “NHS 111
Service” via the normal surgery number 821333 where you will be transferred
automatically, or you can call direct on “ 111 “, to receive “non urgent” confidential health
advice and information for you and your family.
For Urgent/Life threatening cases please dial “ 999 “ as normal.

Appendix A from Minutes of Parish Forum 2015 published in May 2015 edition:
VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Annual Report 2014/2015
We come to the end of another successful year ~ we are pleased to report that the fabric of the Hall is in very good repair and the funds are “healthy”. This is as a result of the continual efforts of all the members of the Committee and the several helpers that join us at various times. We are also indebted to the regular hirers of the Hall ~ the Hall is in such regular use that it is sometimes not possible to find a gap in the diary.
The regular events have again been held during the year ~ Quiz Nights, a Jumble Sale and the Reindeer Drive ~ and all have added to the funds, but we are constantly seeking ideas for new events in the hope that we can attract newcomers to participate in the life of the village. We attempted the idea of a Summer BBQ , but unfortunately, despite all villagers being asked , personally, if they would be willing to attend, there was no interest. This was disappointing, but not completely unexpected.
The Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party was once again a great success ~ our very grateful thanks to Vera and Charlie George who provided a hot Christmas meal for approximately 40 people – we really don’t know how they did it! We have plans to repeat the event again this year – the appropriate arrangements are being discussed.
We also have plans for other events during the coming year ~ we will be holding a Jumble Sale on Sat 30th May and another Quiz Night in October. We now have a new “in house” Quiz Master – David Hayfield, who takes this responsibility very seriously!
We were fortunate to obtain KCC funding for the cost of the decoration of the exterior of the Hall ~ our thanks to KCC Cllr Latchford for supporting this application.
The major task undertaken this year has been the block paving at the front of the Hall – we were fortunate to secure funding for the major part of the cost – our thanks again to Cllr Latchford – and the work was undertaken, during inclement January weather, by Larkpsur Landscapes ( Jim Barber) and we are all extremely pleased with how this has improved the appearance of the area.
Our attempts to purchase the land upon which the Hall stands have, unfortunately, not been successful. Nevertheless we are satisfied that the current position regarding the Hall and the contents of the lease ensure that this facility will continue to be available to our village for many years to come.
The Management Committee would not be able to discharge its responsibilities half as well without the services of the Treasurer, Mary Hodgson, and the invaluable efforts of our Secretary, Iris Osborne. We are very much beholden to both these ladies, who facilitate everything we do. We should also thank David Hayfield and Norman Chidwick for their invaluable efforts in maintaining the fabric of the building for the benefit of Hall users.
We were sad, but nevertheless not surprised, to be informed by Mary and Sam Hodgson that they have decided to hand over the responsibility for the running of the Village Hall Lottery. This is a task that they have undertaken for 23 years – a very long time for which we extend our very grateful thanks. Iris Osborne has agreed to take on this responsibility – we wish her luck! They are very big steps to fill.
Our Committee membership has changed again during the year ~ one of our two new members, Lorraine Evans, has moved to Cumbria and although only with us for a short time, we found her input into Committee matters extremely useful.
We are looking forward to another successful year ~ we hope to continue with the support of all those who have joined in our events, but we look forward to seeing new faces. We operate the running of the Hall for the benefit of the village and hope that with the support from everyone our Hall will continue to be the hub of the village.
Jon Inchley
Chairman
April 2015

ACOL PARISH COUNCIL
Draft Minutes of Acol Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 6.30p.m. can be found in the Minutes & Agendas section.

From the Parish Clerk:
ACOL PARISH COUNCIL
ANY RESIDENT OF THE VILLAGE MAY HAVE AN ITEM PLACED ON THE AGENDA OF THE PARISH COUNCIL AND THIS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY MEMBERS AT ITS NEXT MEETING. ITEMS SHOULD BE SENT TO ROY WADE,
CLERK TO THE COUNCIL, USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS roywade125@gmail.com OR BY POST TO APARTMENT 3, 85 SEA ROAD WESTGATE, CT8 8QG. THE REASON FOR NOTIFYING THE COUNCIL OF YOUR INTENTION TO RAISE AN
ITEM IS THAT COUNCILLORS ARE NOT ABLE TO CONSIDER OR AGREE A COURSE OF ACTION IN RESPECT OF ANY ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA.

    

ACOL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
AHS SUMMER SHOW
on 25th July In the Marquee at the
back of the Village Hall
Refreshments
Raffle
Admission £1

"Textile Journeys"
An Exhibition of work by Village Textiles students, including those completing City & Guilds qualifications
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August from 10am to 5pm at:
The Old School, Church Street,

Minster, Kent CT12 4BX.
Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available.
Admission £1.

RELEVANT INFORMATION
REFUSE COLLECTION – MONDAYS
Refuse (black) & waste food Recycling (blue), red bag & waste food
8th June
15th June 22nd June
29th June 6th July
Ring TDC, 577115, to arrange collection if you are unable to put your bins out.
Or Ring the ‘Recycle for Thanet’ line on 577727 with any queries you may have.
MOBILE LIBRARY
(Contact Broadstairs Library – 862994)
10.35 – 11.05 am – bus-stop lay-by, The Street (or Nursery Fields if lay-by full)
Send contact details to Sheila.Bransfield@btinternet.com to get immediate updates.
Mondays 15th and 29th June
NOTE: You can find and reserve a book to collect from the Mobile Library at:
https://kent.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/BSEARCH
REGULAR DIARY DATES
Monday afternoons (term time) – Pam’s People
Every Monday evening, 7-8.30pm – Zumba Fitness Class
First Tuesday evening – AHS meeting
All other Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm – Dance Fitness Class,
followed by, 7.30-8.15pm, Exercise to Music (to be confirmed)
Alternate Wednesday evenings – Life Drawing Art Group
Every Thursday evening – Art Group
Every Friday evening, 7-8.30pm – Zumba Fitness Class
Art Group Website: www.acolartgroup.org/
PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE
Ring Parish Council on Mondays (9am-5pm) on 844706, or the day after a Bank Holiday, or the Clerk any day (9am-5pm) on 821110.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – 6.30pm TUESDAY 7TH JULY, in the Village Hall.
A representative from Southern Water has agreed to attend this meeting to present villagers, particularly in Crispe Road, with an update on what’s happening with the Sewage Pumping Station.
Sheila Bransfield

YOUR M.P. At Your Service …….
SIR ROGER GALE holds regular advice surgeries for the residents of Margate, Herne Bay & The Villages
For appointments and advice on urgent problems:
Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from 10.00)
Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour)
Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour)
Email: galerj@parliament.uk
Web: www.rogergale.co.uk
Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS,
LONDON, SW1A 0AA

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Mobile Locksmith
Established 1989
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Master Keying – Safes – 
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Meadow-Holt, The Street
Acol, Birchington CT7 0JA

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