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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 10th September

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  1. Kay Drake

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    OTFORD Evening WI meet at 7.30pm tonight in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall when Sheila Farmer will talk about her experiences as a professional costume maker. Visitors are very welcome and for more information contact their President 01959 524831.

    THE King of Rock and Roll will be back in Otford from 7pm on Saturday when Gary King, a regular performer at the village fete, performs a musical tribute to Elvis Presley. Some of his favourite songs such Love me Tender and Jailhouse Rock will be performed and there will be a prize raffle with the first prize of accommodation in Romania. Proceeds are going towards equipping a new building for Care and Comfort in Romania. Tickets cost £10 and include interval refreshments and are available from Ros 07858 153023 with a limited number of tickets available on the door.

    OTFORD Cricket Club’s 1st team finished 3rd in the 4th Division of the Kent County Village League for 2018 and Otford 2nds were promoted from Division 7 to Division 6 on the last day of the season on Saturday September 1. This was an outstanding overall club performance and this small snip appeared on their Facebook page: “The final standings in Division 7. Well done to the Otford 2’s once again. Terrific stuff. Next season Division 6 beckons. Well done to the whole club on a great effort this season.” In Division 7 Outwood came first with 311 points, Bearsted 2nd with 290 points and Otford third with 286 points. Otford won 10, lost 4, tied 1, cancelled none, abandoned 1, opposition conceded 2, team conceded 0, batting bonus points 7, bowling bonus points 21. This is quite an achievement for a small village like Otford. Club contact Grant Scandling grantscandling@hotmail.com.

    OTFORD & District Historical Society meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 19 with Nick Fothergill presenting ‘Where West Meets East – Istanbul, The City’. Adult subscription is £10 per annum, with no charge for under 16’, and visitors are welcome at £3 per meeting.

    OTFORD Oast WI meet at 9.30am on Thursday September 20 in the Memorial Hall to hear William Alexander talk about exactly what a High Sheriff does. New members are welcome and your first visit is free. For further information email otfordoastwi@mail.com

    RSPB Sevenoaks Local Group meet on Sunday September 23 when John Waterman is leading a walk of North Foreland and Joss Bay. Meet at Joss Bay car park. Text or call John on 07935 2066618 for details. There is no charge for outdoor events, but it is important you contact the leader beforehand.
    SDA Gospel Choir are returning to Otford Methodist Church in the Autumn after their really great event last year. The performance starts at 7.30pm on Saturday September 29. For tickets and information visit www.omc.org.uk or call 07948 309484.

    VOLUNTEERS are urgently needed by Hospices of Hope in the High Street as they are recruiting for their friendly team in both the charity and tea shop. They would love to hear from you if you could offer a few hours of your time on a regular basis. This is an opportunity to donate some time to a charity in a caring environment whilst helping to improve the quality of life for children and adults in South East Europe who are suffering from a terminal, rare, or life-limiting illness. If you can help in any way please call Julie 01959 524322 for a chat about the various opportunities available.

    ST BARTS church are inviting the village community to an Open Morning on Saturday November 17 to hear the outcome of the Church Hall Options Appraisal having extended the period during which the village community can submit their views to November 3. The PCC will then consider the submissions of both the church and the village at its meeting on November 17. Please note these revised dates. The goal is to find a long-term solution that brings benefit to both community and church, which is in line with the values of St Bart’s and, importantly, which is financially viable.

    HOSPICES of Hope’s annual Fun Run and Stroll takes place at Knole Park on Sunday September 30 wjth registration at 1.30 before the race at 2.30pm. There is a 2K or 5K option with a token prize for the fastest runners, the emphasis being on fun for all ages rather than speed as many participants opt for a leisurely afternoon walk through the beautiful deer park. Mascot Bagpuss takes the 2K route and hopes that many families will join him. There will be medals for all course finishers and flapjack from the Otford Tearooms afterwards. Entrants £12.50 per adult £8 for children if bought in advance with concessions for families. To book contact events@hpsocesofhope.co.uk or phone 01959 525110 or use their online booking facility. If you would like to support this event but do not want to walk or run then they are always looking for volunteers to help on the day.

    OWNERS of The Crown want to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the laying of electricity cables to their property due to circumstances entirely outside of their control. The Utility Company did not have sufficient capacity to connect electricity to any more premises so The Crown have been required to pay for the installation of new cabling which will benefit not only themselves but other users in the future. Unfortunately having placed the order and paid some 3 months ago, with a request that this matter be expedited so as to cause minimal disruption due to the school holidays, the Utility Company concerned were unable to provide details of a starting date, what disruption would be caused, or an end date. It is hoped by the owners that the work will progress smoothly for the benefit of everyone.
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