Birchington’s War on Litter


Birchington Anti-Litter Group (BAG) has enthusiastic local volunteers who devote their spare time collecting litter which is blighting our village. Recently, they collected 40 bags of rubbish from Canterbury Road verges where rubbish has been dumped. Albion Road Car Park has been used for fly tipping. But, the CCTV, local Warden and TDC are on the case.Cleared-Car-Park

Litter groupA beach clean is being organised soon between Minnis Bay and Reculver.Cleared-Rubbish

If you are interested in volunteering to help keep Birchington litter free search for Birchington Anti-litter group on Facebook. Or email [email protected] and speak to Mike Kite for details.

Birchington Parish Councillor Vanda Alexander and Thanet District Councillor Suza


nne Brimm are very supportive of the group and volunteer their time to join others in litter picking.


Waist Trainers In Birchington?

A new clothing manufacturer will soon be moving to the area.  It seems that they specialise in manufacturing something called a waist trainer.  Many young people in the area are quite clued up about waist training and do it regularly, but it doesn’t come without it’s risks.

Since Kim Kardashian has been spotted sporting a corset showing off her small waist on Instagram, it’s become the most recent”fitness” trend everybody’s talking about.

Waist-shaping corsets are not new — in actuality, tightlacing (also called corset training ) was rather typical from the late Victorian age and came in existence at about 16th century.

However, while TV royalty Kim K had been spotted sporting a modern-day latex variation to form her post-baby midsection, we desired to learn more.

Shortly other celebs such as sisters Kourtney and Kim, Jersey Shore’s J-Woww and Snooki, Luisa Zissman and Danielle Lloyd were submitting images of the tightly-cinched waists to kickstart the hottest body-shaping motion and we took note.

However, what precisely is waist training and how can this function? There are many waist trainer benefits but here is what you want to understand.

It makes you seem slender in the waist

Yes, it will have that instantaneous effect — place a corset around your midsection and bingo! It seems smaller, tight and miniature.

But there is also an undeniable psychological impact which is included with waist cinching.

“Waist coaching can function as a continuous reminder of your current shape, helping an awareness of restriction that could inspire people to daily diet,” states Dr Galyna Selezneva, a decorative medical physician at Dr Rita Rakus, a decorative clinic at London. “It is non-toxic, and may be worn out at periods every day.”

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It May result in temporary weight reduction

“Many people today discover that through workouts waist training may boost body weight, inducing you to sweat and this may temporarily appear as fat reduction,” states Dr Galyna.

“However, you should also bear in mind that this is only a temporary remedy — it’ll work when you are wearing it with a supportive lifestyle that will allow you to accomplish the amount you want — using some amount of distress”

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But does not eliminate body fat in the future

“The dilemma is that waist coaching simply makes you look skinnier when you’re wearing the corset,” states Peter Lemon, a professional trainer and creator of The Academy of Fitness Professionals.

“After you take off it, your system will probably revert back to its regular form.

“That can be cause wearing a corset is going to not have any influence on the quantity of body weight you have. To be able to acquire long-term consequences from waist training, you would have to use the corset all of the time.”

It may cause your own organs to change with potentially harmful consequences

“With midsection training, the top organs proceed upward, and also the decreased organs change downwards,” states Dr Galyna. “This may then set a similar strain on the stomach — that is known to cause constipation.

“A change from the strain in your internal organs signifies you won’t be as tolerant of specific foods, such as gas-producing and greasy foods, and a few people might discover that ordinary portion sizes are a lot of.

“All this may also boost the odds of heartburn because your gut changes up outside of your diaphragm resulting in acid reflux”

waist trainer collection

It can lead to dehydration

“You may see a rise in body temperature and excess perspiration whilst’waist coaching’ through exercise, which may result in dehydration,” states Dr Galyna.

“To Reduce any symptoms, we’d advise folks to remain fully hydrated”

It may affect your muscles

Intense waist training ensures that your abdominal muscles are not too busy, even when you’re exercising regularly.

“Corset training has got the capability to create a weakening of their spine and abdominal muscles, so as you’re not relying on utilizing these muscles to get position when wearing the uterus,” adds Dr Galyna.

“The barbell provides the help, not only the muscles, and whether the muscles aren’t used they’ll waste”

It may affect your breathing

“Tightness and repeated usage your waist trainer may cause distress, distress and pinching if it’s too tight,” states Dr Galyna. “This limitation and tightness across the waist might interfere with all the overall look and overall health of the skin.

“The high quality and thickness of your breathing, and especially if sporting your’midsection trainer’ while working out is also affected.”

Do not use it if you’re still growing

“One of these dangers is that young women will be readily affected by this tendency, especially because it’s endorsed by actors,” states Dr Galyna.

“If began at a young age prior to the human body and muscles have completely grown, waist training might have possibly permanent health dangers for young men and women.

“It’s absolutely not a good idea to begin waist training as you’re still growing in an adult”

There can be additional problems

“Waist training may have some severe health risks because of compression such as skin disorders, pulmonary difficulties, kidney difficulties and lung difficulties,” says Lemon. “And of course the simple fact it may be exceedingly debilitating.

“The producers of these corsets suggest that folks utilize them for a brief while due to the dangers involved.”

And if you go with wearing a waist trainer…

  • Rely on them for quite brief intervals.
  • Prevent exercising using a corset as it might interfere with your breathing.
  • Do not over-tighten.
  • Do not use them if you are still growing.
  • Ensure that you stay frequently hydrated if you’re involved in physical activity which causes you to sweat.
  • Do not use it as a replacement for healthy-eating and workouts.

Birchington Remembers Victory in Japan


On Saturday August 15 Birchington remembers those who fought for our freedom.  VJ day was a day of celebration marking the end of the Second World War.

The community gathered for a morning service conducted by Rev. Don Witts.  The Royal British Legion led the community in remembrance.


Wreaths were laid by Cllr. Jack Cohen Chair of Birchington Parish Council  Cllr. Roger Latchford for Birchington Royal British Legion,  Birchington Parish   Cllr. Linda Wright and Neville Hudson, Chair of Birchington Residents Association.

A buffet lunch was served kindly provided by The Sea View Pub in Birchington.

In the evening a beacon was lit on Epple Bay and was attended by residents.  Many thanks to the hard work of Tom who successfully built and lit the beacon.talking

The Event was supported by Birchington Parish Council

Recycling bins saved

Councillors Bill Furness and Jack Cohen met up with Gavin Waite together with Peter Thomas from Thanet District Council regarding the proposed closure of the recycling bin area in Albion Road Car park by TDC , In December,Thanet District Council sent an e mail to the Parish Council stating that they were to close the recycling facilities in Albion Road down, the Parish Council objected to this, an agreement has now been reached with TDC to keep this very well used public facility open,it is also hoped that overhanging branches obscuring the light above the car parks ticket machine will be lopped to ensure that the lighting of this area is improved,recycling bins

The other good news is that Birchington Parish Council are planning to extend their CCTV coverage to include this car park to make it safer for users both day and night, TDC have agreed that it will help towards the funding.

Community Spirit

Birchington came together for some community spirit on Saturday 5 September for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  438 Squadron ATC Band Margate played guests into the Village Centre for

The arrival of the Royal British Legion Standard commenced the afternoon.  Remembering the few – exhortation by Colonel Latchford (Rtd). Lowering the Standard. Last post sounded by Mrs. Rachel horsbrugh followed by a minute’s silence to remember those who gave their lives for our

The Guest of honour was Wing Commander Christopher Thorpe DFC.MBA.FCMI.RAF accompanied by his wife. Wing Commander Thorpe gave a moving account of Manston’s role during the Battle of Britain and the importance Manston had protecting the Coastline.

Gordon Clarkson and Tony Matthews led the singing of war time songs around the piano.  Plenty of dancing, laughter, singing and flag waving.

The wartime  lunch was prepared and served by members of the Monkton Woman’s Institute.  The Lord Woolton Pie and Corned Beef Hash was followed by Apple Crumble and Bread Pudding and was enjoyed by all.  We thank them for doing such a fantastic job.

Spitfire Ale, courtesy of Messrs. Shepherd Neame received many complimentsspeech

The children from Birchington Primary School produced some beautiful pictures of Spitfires for the art exhibition.  Winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be presented with a prize by Dr. Jack Cohen, Chairman of Birchington Parish Council, on 10 September.grub

£500 was raised from collections and a raffle.  £440.00 will be donated to the Royal British Legion and £60.00 will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund in memory of Bill Furness, who sadly passed away recently.  He worked tirelessly for Birchington and would have enjoyed the community togetherness which this anniversary lunch provided the village with.  Cllr. Furness printed, designed and published the Commemorative Programme of Events.

We owe our thanks to the following people for giving up their time to organise this wonderful day.

Cllr. Marion Evans   Mr Brian White  Jane Hills  David Darling  Gordon Clarkson   Jamie Thomson Cllr. John Hills  and the late Cllr. Bill Furness