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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 30th April

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  1. Kay Drake

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    THE AGM of Sevenoaks RSPB local group starts in the Memorial Hall tonight at 7.30 and will be followed by a talk by Alan Loweth on "Broadwater Warren, how to make a nature reserve". Alan is Volunteer Co-ordinator at the RSPB's Wealden Office, and will describe how this post-war conifer plantation is being returned to its original heathland habitat, for the benefit of species such as nightjar and woodlark. If you would like further information about the RSPB contact Jean Nobbs 01959 563530 or email j.nobbs3@gmail.com.

    PLANT SALE. Kent Dahlia Society will be hold their annual sale between 9.30 and 11am on Saturday (May 5) in the Memorial Hall. On sale will be Dahlia plants, annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs. Refreshments will be available and admission is free. All are welcome.

    OTFORD Medical Practice is holding its first Diabetes Support Group meeting at 12.15 tomorrow, Friday May 4 at the Surgery in Leonard Avenue. Everyone is welcome. They are also planning to arrange walks of varying lengths for anyone who would like to join them. The first is at 10am on Friday May 18 meeting in the High Street car park for a walk to Shoreham with a coffee stop mid-way. This walk is approximately 3 miles on fairly flat terrain. For further details please contact Judycardinal4@gmail.com.

    ON Thursday May 10 Otford Evening WI hold their AGM followed by one of Linda’s fantastic quizzes which are not to be missed. It is hoped that as many members as possible will attend and visitors are also very welcome to join them. For further information contact their President 01959 524831.

    THE Annual Community Football Match will kick off at 6.30pm on Wednesday May 16 on the High Street Recreation Ground. Money raised will go towards West Kent Mind. Please do go along and support them.

    OTFORD Oast WI meet at 9.30am in the Memorial Hall on Thursday May 17 for their AGM with Resolutions and Sales Tables. For details contact their Secretary Sharna Peyto 07860 463656.r

    THE next meeting of the full Parish Council will start at 7.30pm on Monday May 14 in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings to find out what your Councillors do to keep our village functioning and there is a 10 minute public forum at the start of the meeting for you to ask any questions or air your views. If you are interested in the activities of OPC the Minutes of the meeting are available in the Library and minutes, agendas and newsletters can be obtained via the web www.otfordpc.kentparishes.gov.uk.

    OTFORD and District Historical Society meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday May 16 in the Memorial Hall when Alan Williams will talk about ‘Through Kent to the Continent by Boat Train’. Adult subscription is £10, visitors are welcome at £3 per meeting and there is no charge for under 16’s.

    OTFORD Parish Council has a vacancy which may be filled by co-option. If you are interested in serving as a Councillor you can apply in writing or by email to the Clerk, providing brief background details and stating why you would like to join the Council. To qualify a person must be a British subject, aged over 18 years old and an elector, must reside in, or within 3 miles of the Otford Parish boundary or occupy as owner or tenant any land or premises therein, or have their principal or only place of work there, and must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor. If you would like further information contact the Clerk at The School House, 21 High Street, Otford, TN15 5PG, telephone 01959 524808 or email clerk@otfordpc.co.uk.

    OTFORD United Junior Football Club is holding an Awards Event between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday June 10 outside the Eric Dilley Pavilion on the High Street Recreation Ground. They are hoping for about 500 guests, and will have sweet stands, and be selling soft drinks in the pavilion, with an outside caterer selling burgers and pulled pork rolls, alongside some games for the kids. Make a diary note as this celebration should not be missed.

    SEVENOAKS Flower Club meet at 1.45pm on Tuesday May 8 in the Memorial Hall to see Robin White, Area Demonstrator, present ‘The Link is in the Green.’ There will be a raffle of flower arrangements, a sales tables and refreshments available. Visitors are invited to join at £5 per session or annual membership is £37. For more information see their website www.sevenoaksflowerclub.co.uk.

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