1st Woodchurch Scout Group is a very lively and exciting community and is the largest Scout Group in the district. It runs several meetings each week, during school term time. Catering for the different age groups and welcomes boys and girls alike.
All the section leaders give their time and energy totally voluntarily and are supported by a large and active committee of leaders, parents and other supporters, which helps with the smooth running of the group administration and fund raising for equipment and activities.
The Committee meets approximately every six weeks to arrange fund raising events and support the administration of the Group.
To support, join, or contact the committee, or to join and find out more information about the 1st Woodchurch Scout group please contact
Janet Dean – Beavers (6-8yrs) T:07561099682 E:email@example.com
Louise Brooks – Cubs (8 – 10 yrs) T:07929425160 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian West – Scouts (10 – 14yrs) Mon, (12-13yrs @19:30) Tues (11-12yrs @19:30) and Thurs (10-11yrs @18:00) T:07887748692 E: email@example.com
James Rowe – Explorer Scouts (14-18yrs) E:James.Rowe@inbev.co.uk
Ashford Access Group – working and lobbying for the disabled & wheelchair users in the Ashford area
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought ‘Wow!’, but wished you knew a bit more about it? Astronomy is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, there is no requirement to be an ‘expert’ or a ‘top notch’ scientist, or even to buy huge amounts of expensive stuff to get going. All you need to start with is an interest in looking up at the night sky and a wish to know more about it.
Ashford Astronomical Society are very friendly and welcoming, they meet on the last Friday of the month at Woodchurch Memorial Hall at 7.30pm where they always have a very interesting talk covering a variety of topics related to astronomy. Whenever the sky is clear there is also an opportunity to look through the telescopes at the night sky.
CARM (Caring All together on Romney Marsh) provides support and services to older and vulnerable people on Romney Marsh and parts of rural Ashford including Tenterden. Our aim is to support people who are socially isolated by providing one to one befriending, Meeting Points (coffee mornings) and reminiscence sessions. Through this support we aim to improve people’s well-being, help people remain independent for longer and enhance the quality of life of the rural communities where we operate.
EDFAS is a local charitable organisation which aims to inform, educate and entertain people about arts related topics. It has a programme of meetings where world class speakers give illustrated lectures on art, architecture, theatre, sculpture, literature, etc. Special interest days and visits are arranged. The Society meets in Egerton Millenium Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and lectures commence 2.30 from September. For membership details see http://www.egertondfas.org.uk or contact Sue Lewry – 01233647137
Fundraising for Woodchurch Primary School, the Friends of Woodchurch School Association organise many events such as the village fete. Proceeds go towards various items such as school trips and yearbooks. The big project at the moment is for new playground equipment.
Organising day trips and short holidays around the UK
Call Jasmine for more information prices and booking forms.
contact 01233 624241
19th to 24th August 2018 – 6 Day Tour of The Lake District [early booking advisable].
This tour covers a large area of the stunning Lake District scenery by road, a cruise, a train ride, a visit to Muncaster Castle Gardens and a visit to Hilltop.
Sunday, 4th March 2018 – The Snowdrop Walk at Hever Castle – Walk around Hever Castle to see the approximately 70,000 mix of single and double snowdrops. Price £32.25 includes coach and admission to castle and gardens.
“Outdoor fitness is a boot camp style group class that takes place on the village green, every Saturday 9.15-10.15am. Its a great way to get fit, stay fit and meet new people. Working in pairs and as a team, our workouts are varied, challenging and good fun. All fitness abilities are welcome, just bring a bottle of water and good trainers and meet on the green. Your first class is free and then sign up to either 5 sessions for £25 or 10 sessions for £40. Come and give it a try!”
The PPG is an effective way for patients and GP surgeries to work together to improve services and to promote health and improved quality of care. Meeting regularly to discuss the service provided. Guest speakers are often invited to talk about various aspects of healthcare.
The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, companionship and representation as well as being the Nation’s custodian of Remembrance
Tenterden Golf Club is a club for all, we welcome and cater for all levels and categories of golfer. Being a membersclub allows us to re-invest all monies in to the running and developement of the club. The club itself is renowned throughout the south east as a friendly club and recognised as an ideal venue for company events and visiting societies.
Our golf course is set in beautiful countryside and is known for its great condition, allowing us to play on main greens and tees throughout the year. The course is set up to allow play at all levels. Academy, Junior, Ladies, Mens, Medal and Championship tees enable us to offer a fantastic experience from the new player through to the most discerning and experienced player.
Our golf Academy is fully equipped with all of the latest training aids and is in a large way set up to introduce new players to the game and in to the club. Now open is our brand new Academy par 3 course and short game facility, this will further enhance our facilities and be the first stepping stone for new players wishing to learn the game. The second step comes via our newly opened Decibels Academy Course, which is a shorter version of the main course ideally suited to new players.
We hope to see you at the club soon….
The Spectacular Weald of Kent Steam Rally on 6th & 7th August 2016
Largest line up of Steam in Kent – Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, Kent. TN26 3QY
With over 40 full size steam engines taking part in arena events, steam ‘working area’ with threshing machines and saw benches, a Victorian Fair complete with Carousel and traditional side shows, Scale steam engines and ride on railways, classic cars, stationary engines, commercial, farming, military vehicles and stalls, there really is something for everyone.
Throughout the weekend there will be steam games to watch and participate in, a restoration marquee giving you access to what goes into bringing these beautiful machines back to life with live demonstrations and why not take a helicopter flight which will allow you to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Kent countryside.
Relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings with something from food stalls and the fully licenced bar which will be offering locally brewed beers, ciders and more.
The Weald of Kent Steam Rally is the largest event of its kind in Kent and is a great educational day out for all the family.
Little Engeham Farm, Bethersden Road, Woodchurch, Kent, TN26 3QY
Meetings are held weekly in the Memorial Hall. Our membership is made up of Woodchurch villagers and other amateur artists from the surrounding district. We enjoy painting for pleasure and socialising. For variety, workshop days are arranged with local professional artists. The use of different media is demonstrated in some of our sessions by talented members or visitors. During the long summer breaks outdoor painting days are arranged to easily accessible sites. An annual event is the June exhibition, showing pictures we have enjoyed creating. Many are for sale at very reasonable prices
The book club meets once a month at the Bonny Cravat. It is open to all who enjoy reading
Meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Bonny on the second Monday of each month
The Woodchurch Community Centre is situated in an acre of green land set back from the road in the small picturesque Kentish village of Woodchurch, near Ashford Kent. We have plenty of parking, well established trees, and grassy areas suitable for recreation and relaxation. The site has a summer house that is often used for small meetings and event’s.
Woodchurch Community Centre hosts various events and activities throughout the year, this includes some regular village activities such as yoga, line dancing and a afternoon pop-in with games.
The centre is also available to hire for Parties – Anniversaries – Meetings – Courses – Wedding Functions – Corporate groups – Birthday Parties and other Functions.
Enter the Centre through a glass conservatory 4m x 5m. The main Hall Area is 10m wide x 17m long. The kitchen area has a large mains gas cooker. Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Summer house in grounds.
Carriage Driving helps to improve co-ordination, balance and sense of well-being and can greatly improve the quality of life of many disabled people.” The group meets every Wednesday between April and October and activities include driving around the local lanes and fields, grooming, tack cleaning, and a well-attended annual fun day. Susi added “We all get immense pleasure from carriage driving and volunteering with the group is fun and rewarding.
The Woodchurch Carriage Driving for the Disabled is on a huge drive for volunteers. The group, which is part of the National Riding for the Disabled Charity now, has around 50 people involved with the group and urgently needs more help. Susi Anderson, the group’s organiser said “The group has gone from strength to strength but we desperately need more volunteers if we are to expand and help more disabled adults. . Previous experience is not necessary as all training is given – all we need is enthusiasm!” The group has had a successful year as fundraising has provided 2 new carriages and planning permission was granted for an indoor carriage driving arena. Anybody interested in volunteering, helping with fund-raising for the group or wanting to know more about the group should contact Susi Anderson, Group Organiser on 01233 860 870 or visit the website at http://www.rdawoodchurch.co.uk