OTFORD WI meet at 7.30pm tonight, Thursday October 11, in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall to hear speaker Andy Thompson talk about Lewes and Bonfire Night. Andy will give an insightful glimpse of this vibrant town of mystery and tradition. Visitors are always welcome to join and if more information is required contact their President 01959 524831. DESIGNER Florist, Denise Thompson, is holding an Autumn workshop at 7pm on Monday October 29 when you can make a beautiful Autumn arrangement. Everything will be provided, except scissors/secateurs, so take along your own. The cost is £40 to include some light refreshments and places are selling fast. Contact Denise on 01959 525009 to book your place or call in and see her in her High Street shop. OTFORD Village Memorial Hall refurbishment fund committee are hosting a production of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ at 7.30pm on Sunday October 14. This promises rollicking, fast-paced storytelling and is said to be uproariously entertaining. Tickets cost £10 per adult and £5 for 12-16 year olds, although it is not suitable for under 12’s, and are available now from Denise (Florists) and Otford Parish Council Offices, High Street, Yvonnes (Corner Shop) Telson Lane or from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/446844. The doors and cash bar open at 7pm, the performance runs for 90 minutes, with an interval, and an approximate end time of 9.15. THERE will be a Quiz Night from 7pm on Saturday October 13 in Otford Tea Rooms, 11a High Street, to raise funds for Hospices of Hope. The cost is £12 per person to include a light supper and teams of 4-6 are commended although individuals can be incorporated into smaller teams. See their website for details of other fund raising events or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01959 525110. FLU Vaccinations will be available until November 17 at Otford and Kemsing Doctors Surgeries and appointments are now available for the following groups of patients: Children aged 2 - 3 (Fluenz Nasal Spray) - children in Reception and Years 1 - 5 will be offered vaccination at school - Adults over 65: Pregnant Mothers: Carers: Those aged 6 months to 65 with long-term conditions e.g. Diabetes, BMI over 40, Organ problems, weakened Immune System: Anyone living with a person with a weakened Immune System: Anyone in a residential or nursing home: All frontline health and social care workers. Sessions are from 09.00 to 12.00 on the following dates: Otford Surgery Saturdays October 13 and November 10. Kemsing Surgery Saturday October 20 and November 17. Call Otford Surgery 01959 523929 to book your appointment. PUBLIC Meeting on Traffic Management Proposals Saturday November 3 in the Memorial Hall. Information on the traffic proposals will be on display from 1pm and a presentation covering the proposals will begin at 2pm, followed by a question and answer session. The presentation will include a speaker, Adrian Berendt, from the ‘20’s Plenty’ campaign for Kent. For details on the traffic proposals please visit the Parish Council website at: www.otfordpc.kentparishes.gov.uk and go to ‘Documents’ and then select ‘Traffic Management Report’. You will have an opportunity to let the Parish Council know whether you support the proposals being recommended via a Traffic Management Questionnaire. The questionnaire and other details will be included in the November edition of the Parish newsletter. HOSPICES of Hope in the High Street needs you if you can spare a little time to volunteer each week on a regular basis as they are recruiting for their friendly team in both the charity and tea shop. This is an opportunity to donate some time to a charity in a caring environment. If you can help in any way please call Julie 01959 524322 for a chat about the various opportunities available. IF you would be willing to deliver newsletters along Pilgrims Way West or Old Otford Road then the Parish Council would like to hear from you on 01959 524808. They would also like to give a big thank you to Brian F and Brian B for delivering them for so long. OTFORD Heritage Centre in the High Street is run entirely by volunteers and at this time is in desperate need of someone willing to lead the volunteer stewards, in particular by arranging the rota covering Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. If you would like to know more then please contact Cliff Ward 01959 522384. THE next meeting of Otford and District Historical Society takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 22 in the Memorial Hall when Jackie Howe will give a talk entitled ‘We Will Remember Them – The Otford Fallen of WW1.’ Adult subscription is £10, no charge for under 16’s, and visitors are welcome at £3 each per meeting.