OTFORD Evening WI meet at 7.30pm tonight in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall when the speaker, Paul Beard, will talk about the work of the Barnardo’s Children’s Charity. Subscriptions will also be due at this meeting. If you would like to join or hear more about this Institute please contact their President 01959 524831. OTFORD Twinning Association will be holding their AGM at 7.30pm on Monday in the Woodman Public House to report on activities of 2017 and share their plans for 2018. All present, past, and future members will be made very welcome. ED Thompson will give an illustrated talk about Bat and Ball Station at 8pm on Wednesday January 17 in the Memorial Hall. This is the story of Bat and Ball Station, the first railway station to serve the town of Sevenoaks. Adult subscription is £10, no charge for under 16’s and visitors are welcome at £3 each per meeting. 1940’s SOCIETY will host a talk at 8pm on Friday January 26 in the Memorial Hall entitled "Medway Queen, The Heroine of Dunkirk" by Pat and Mark Bathurst. On the May 27 1940 the Medway Queen, a seaside paddle steamer beloved of day-trippers, was ordered to the beaches of Dunkirk ‘to embark some troops that would be waiting there’. During the following days she rescued 7,000 men, and completed seven trips which was a record for a ship below the size of destroyer. Her endeavours entered legend. Pat and Mark tell her incredible story from ‘sunken wreck’ to restored ‘Dunkirk Heroine’. You are invited to go along to hear her story, entry £3 with tea, coffee and cake served during the interval. OTFORD Gardeners' Society start the 2018 season at 8pm on Tuesday February 6 in the Memorial Hall with a Buffet Supper Evening. This is an informal gathering, open to all, with some light refreshments. The new schedule of speakers, shows and events will be available and everybody is welcome. For further details contact Janet Finney on 01959 523760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. IF you are concerned about the speed of traffic travelling through our village then Otford Parish Council would like you to join their Speedwatch Team. They are looking to create a list of willing volunteers and a co-ordinator to maintain the list and call out the volunteers for sessions. If you are interested then contact the office by phone 01959 524808, email email@example.com, or in writing, 21 High Street, TN14 5PG. SEVENOAKS District Council, as part of their garden waste collection service will collect and recycle your real Christmas tree for free throughout January but only if the trunk is up to 90mm in diameter. Just leave your tree by the boundary of your property where you would usually put your refuse and recycling sacks by 7am on the day the Council’s Garden Waste Collection service visits your road. If your tree is too big for this service you can take it to one of Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling sites. To find out locations and opening times call 03000 417373 or visit www.kent.gov.uk. OTFORD Luncheon Club is held in the Memorial Hall every Thursday providing a welcome cup of coffee or tea followed by a two course lunch for the over 60’s and transport can be arranged if required. If you would like more information contact Margaret Nicholson 01959 524147.