ROD Shelton is seeking information about the old Otford ‘lido’ swimming pool. If you remember it, have swam in it, or have any photographs of it he would like to hear from you. His contact number is 01959 523371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. BOB Ogley will be talking about Kent in the 19th Century at 7pm on Thursday March 8 at Otford Library in the High Street. Tickets cost £5 and include refreshments but booking is essential as seating is limited. For further information please speak to a member of staff or contact the library via 03000 413131 or email email@example.com. NEXT Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday and Otford Methodist Church are celebrating by holding a Fair Feast Quiz between 7.30 and 9.30p.m. in their halls behind the Library. There will be pancakes and hot and cold drinks available as well as the Quiz all for £7, with the proceeds going to help one of the world's poorest communities, details of which will be available on the night. Everyone will be most welcome. To reserve a place or places (tables seat 8 people) please contact Andy Collings 01959 524840, 07801 639858, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment may be made before or on the day. RENT an allotment and start enjoying your own home produce. Otford Allotment Association now have a few vacant plots available which are inexpensive and the rewards can outweigh the cost. If you are interested please contact Roger Beasley, 01732 463072 or e-mail email@example.com. Roger will be pleased to show what is on offer with an introduction to The Otford Allotment Association. PICK up after your dog is the continual message to dog owners who use public pavements, footpaths and the recreation grounds. This problem is particularly bad at the moment and perhaps the bad weather is the cause of dog walkers not picking up after their pets but the result mess has to be cleared by someone and if you have a dog then it is a legal requirement to clear up after it. Our lovely village is being spoilt by unthinking dog owners so if you have a dog please pick up after it. FRIENDS of the Earth, Sevenoaks Branch, meet on the borders of Otford and Kemsing at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining them contact John on 01959 524906 for more information. FOR any girls or volunteers interested in joining Girlguiding Otford there is a website to register your interest, log onto www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call 0800 1 69 59 01. They especially need female adult volunteers, over 18, who would be interested in helping at their Guide unit meetings. OTFORD Parish Council meet in the Memorial Hall each month and this meeting is open to all those interested in its activities. Their new website www.otfordpc.kentparishes.gov.uk is now online for you to visit and their next meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday February 12.