ST BARTHOLOMEW’S church will be celebrating Mothering Sunday this week at their 10am service and you are warmly invited to go along. Posies will be offered to ladies in the congregation. FOR those interested in all the activities of Otford Parish Council the minutes of meetings are available in the library and agendas and newsletters can be seen on the web. Check out their new website at www.otfordpc.kentparishes.gov.uk. They next meet at 7.30pm on Monday (March 12) in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall and all meetings start with a 10 minute public forum which is your opportunity to comment on any village issues that concern you. OTFORD Village Fete Committee are running a children’s art competition to design a logo for this year’s event with a theme of commemorating the end of World War One. You can use whatever image or pictures you feel best reflect this theme but it is to celebrate the end of the War when the country was looking to move on from four very tragic and difficult years. Your entry could be pictures of children waving flags or having a street party anything optimistic. Entries should be on A4 paper accompanied by an entry form which is downloadable from their website or available from Otford Parish Council offices in the High Street. The design will be used on the front page of their programme, in posters and in articles written by the local press. The child whose drawing is selected will receive a £25gift voucher with a £10 voucher being given for the runner-up in each of the age groups, 6 years and under, age 7-10 and age 11 plus. THERE are a few places left for Bob Ogley’s talk about ‘Kent in the 19th Century’ at 7pm on Monday March 19 at Otford Library. Tickets cost £5 and include refreshments but booking is essential. For further information please speak to a member of staff or contact the library via 03000 413131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. OTFORD Oast WI meet at 9.30 on Thursday March 15 in the Memorial Hall to watch a cookery demonstration, with tastings, by Julia Davies. Your first visit is free and you will be made welcome by this friendly group. For further details please contact Sharna Peyto 07860 463656. The 15th Sevenoaks (Otford) Scout Group will be walking from Otford to The Thames via the Darent Valley Path on Sunday March 25 to raise money for Water Aid and Toilet Twinning, both organisations aimed to improve access to clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education for some of the poorest people in the world. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will walk differing lengths of the path with the Leaders going the whole 16 miles. Please support them by visiting their Just Giving page http://www.justgiving.com/15thOtfordScouts. DENISE Thompson, our villages designer florist is holding a Spring Workshop at 7pm on Thursday March 22 in the Memorial Hall to make a Spring/Easter arrangement. The cost will be £35 and includes light refreshments. Everything, apart from scissors/secateurs, will be provided. Book now for what promises to be a fun evening as places are limited.