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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 16th September

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  1. Kay Drake

    Kay Drake Member

    OTFORD Oast WI meet tonight, Thursday September 19, in the Memorial Hall when Jackie Simmonds will be talking about ‘Her Life as a Tiller Girl’. New members are very welcome and your first meeting is free. For more details email otfordoastwi@mail.com.

    OTFORD Tennis Club is a relaxed and small village tennis club situated in a beautiful setting on the High Street Recreation Ground. The club are looking for new members and welcome players of all standards. There is a clubhouse and 3 tennis courts, two of which are floodlit, and tennis is played all year round. They also have adult and junior coaching sessions provided by LTA accredited coaches. If you would like more information please contact their membership secretary, Alison Sykes 01959 522050 or email enquiries@otfordtennis.org.uk.

    THREE history groups meet regularly in the village Memorial Hall. The Otford and District Historical Society (ODHS), the 1940s Society and the North-West Kent Family History Society (NWKFHS). Meetings of all societies are open to the public. ODHS annual membership from September to May for nine meetings is £10 per adult, or £3 per meeting. The 1940s Society has six meetings per year and admission is £3 per meeting. Annual membership for the NWKFHS is £10 and visitors are asked for a contribution. Refreshments are available at all meetings. Doors open at 7.30pm and the talks generally start at 8pm.
    OTFORD Village Fete Annual General Meting takes place in the Hope Room of the Memorial Hall starting at 7.45 on Wednesday September 25th. The AGM is an opportunity for the Committee to report on this year’s Fete and for you to find out their plans for 2020. Doors open at 7.30pm and refreshments will be served during the evening. They are still fund raising to give a guide dog puppy an Otford themed name and if you would like to help them reach their target please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/otfordvillage fete.

    OTFORD Lunch Club, for older residents, takes place from 11.45 every Thursday in the village Memorial Hall, High Street. The Club is a welcoming place for local residents to go along and socialise with friends, old and news. It is run by a dedicated teams of volunteers and members enjoy a welcoming cup of coffee or tea followed by a hot nutritious two course meal each week and it may be possible to arrange transport. To find out more please contact Margaret Nicholson 01959 524147.

    OTFORD Memorial Hall cleaner required. The Hall management are looking for someone to work for two hours each day on Saturday and Sunday mornings (alternatively possibly Friday and Saturday evenings) and also provide holiday/sickness cover for their existing cleaner and the Hall Manger. For further details please call the Hall Manager 07887 780576 or email ovmh.manager@otford.net.

    DIAL 2 Drive are seeking volunteer drivers to take elderly/disabled people to a medical appointment or shopping just one a week. If you own a car and would like to help please contact them on 0300 777 1200 or email driving@imago.commuity.

    OTFORD Scouts sponsored hike in May this year raised an amazing £1600 for the two charities being supported Hospice in the Weald and Sevenoaks Community First Responders. The money raised will be split evenly between the two. They would like to thank all the Scouts, parents and supporters of this event, those that walked with them and those who donated to these two great causes.

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