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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 26th Feb

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  1. Kay Drake

    Kay Drake Member

    CAN you spare some time on Saturday morning to join St Bartholomew’s churches working party. Even if you can only offer an hour of your time from 9am they would love to see you in the churchyard complete with useful tools too. Just turn up on the day and you will be warmly welcomed and allocated a task.

    OTFORD Junior Choir, a group of children aged 9 years and over, next meet between 3 and 4pm on Sunday March 4 in St Bartholomew’s church centre. If you are interested ring Chris Bishop 01959 523401 or email cmbishop38@gmail.com.

    OTFORD Gardeners’ Society meet at 8pm on Tuesday March 6 in the Memorial Hall to hear Sue Turner talk about ‘The Social History of the Potato’. For details of all events please contact the Society Secretary, Janet Finney on 01959 523760, e-mail gardeners@otford.net or visit www.otford.info/gardeners.

    ST BARTHOLOMEW’S church will be celebrating Mothering Sunday on March 11 at their 10am service and you are warmly invited to go along. Posies will be offered to ladies in the congregation.

    OTFORD Parish Council next meet at 7.30pm on Monday March 12 in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall for all those interested in the activities of the Council. Meetings start with a 10 minute public forum and this is your opportunity to comment on any village issues that concern you.

    BOB Ogley will be at Otford Library at 7pm on Monday March 19 to talk about ‘Kent in the 19th Century’. 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 otfordlibrary@kent.gov.uk.

    DIAL 2 Drive are looking for people who own a car and have some time available to take elderly/disabled people to medical appointments or shopping. They are holding a recruitment drive for volunteer drivers as there is an increasing demand for this service. The role is flexible and could be once a week, a month or daily depending on the time the driver can offer. Please contact them on 0300 777 1200 or email driving@imago.community if you can help.

    CITIZENS Advice Sevenoaks – Otford Outreach – will now only be available between 10am and 12 noon in the Heritage Centre on the first Tuesday of each. Drop in appointments may be available on the day or for telephone advice or to book an appointment ring 01732 440488 and leave a message at any time. For email advice contact info@sevenoaks.cab.org.uk.

    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.

    IN the February Parish Council newsletter there was an article detailing the progress Cllr Roy and her working group are making with regard to Traffic Management. This makes very interesting reading if you are concerned in any way with traffic, congestion, speed, parking etc. If you have been involved in any road or pedestrian traffic incidents in the village, past and present, then please email the Parish Clerk with details at clerk@otfordpc.co.uk. This information will be used by the Council to monitor traffic accidents and to help build a case for lower speeds and improved pedestrian safety.

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