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This time last year I was buzzing, we had put Lockdown behind us, and I was ready to shop ‘till I dropped! I’ve since learned not to “count my chickens”, or in my case, turkeys. I have two in my freezer from last Christmas, and if it turns out to be just the three of us again, I’ll be searching the internet for imaginative things to do with a turkey (no comments on a postcard please!). On the positive side, there was plenty of Christmas Pudding to go round, and only two of us to eat it! I may have had a little more than I should! Bearing that in mind I’ve decided to prepare for this Christmas by trimming down a little first.

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Hi everyone, I hope you are all well, welcome to the Christmas / New Year edition.

Just last week I went on a long Sunday walk with my husband. He’s used to walking for miles, I’m not, so I was shattered as we walked down the lane next to our home. As I was considering how much I needed to put my feet up, I looked up to see a large, brown bull standing in the middle of the road, horns at the ready, blocking our way home! My husband told me to turn around and walk back the way we had come. I walked as fast as I could, thinking that running might not be a wise thing to do. Too scared to turn to look, I asked my husband if it was following us. He said “Yes, it’s running after us, run!”, I was so scared. Two ladies on horseback behind us also turned back the other way. I was franticly looking for a gap in the hedge that we could climb through, but thankfully it gave up the chase. We then had to find footpaths across the fields to get to our home. It was a new first in my life, although I wouldn’t recommend it as a “tick-in-the-box” moment for anyone! I really do think I earned all the Christmas Pudding I can eat for this year!

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Anyone with a garden can start right away, as we should all be nurturing nature so that biodiversity can triumph. You need to select plants with ample benefits for insects, allow wood piles and untidy areas to become part of the border, and use vertical fences and walls for further planting.

The gift that keeps on giving There’s no better time to start giving to nature on a permanent basis. Most of us could improve our habits, so that we give more than we take. Within around two years, new developments in England will be expected to demonstrate that their projects will increase biodiversity by at least ten per cent. Known as Biodiversity Net Gain, this is a big change from what happens at the moment. The new Environment Bill will make it necessary for developers to use ecological features and environmental enhancements to protect and improve existing natural habitat and green infrastructure.

Best plants for wildlife Most gardens have room for a tree, if only a small one. Trees and shrubs can support a remarkable number of living things, so if you only have time to plant just one thing in your garden, make it a tree, a shrub or something that provides positive benefits for small creatures. If you have a little more time, a mixed hedge is just about the best you can offer wildlife. Betula: there are 521 species of invertebrates that are known to feed on birch trees and more than 100 of these are exclusive to that particular type of tree. Sorbus, the rowan tree: provides food for at least 160 species of insect and, of course, birds and small mammals love the berries. By Caroline Knight: Gardendesignideas.co.uk

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The Garden Malus, the native crab apple: provides homes for at least 90 insect species. Many different insects visit the spring blossom, then birds and other creatures eat the fruits. Even ornamental varieties of this delightful tree provide rich biodiversity benefits.

Purple and blue flowers are best for bees! buddleia, catmint, lavender, pulmonaria, penstemon, allium and purple-flowering hardy geraniums can all be seen clearly. Ensure there is something flowering from early spring right through to autumn and even winter.

Amelanchier, the June berry or serviceberry tree: has something to offer wildlife during several seasons. Early spring flowers for pollinators make this small tree look like a white cloud. It also provides multiple nesting opportunities for birds and juicy berries during the late summer.

Butterflies love hebes, sedum (Hylotelephium varieties), Verbena bonariensis, Origanum, Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’, buddleia, scabious and many wild flowers such as knapweed.

Conifers: really are worth having! Some have earned negative press over the years but this doesn’t detract from their value to wildlife. There’s probably no better tree for providing nesting sites and protection for a wide range of creatures. Flowering shrubs and perennials: choose single flowers over double, every time. They have an open shape that allows access for the pollinators and nectar-drinkers. Look for yellow stamens within a flower; these will support insects.

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Glowing reds and golds with ornaments, gifts and baubles creates a dramatic table setting. Faux-fur stocking, £5; cable-knit throw, £15; fur-trim pillow, £10; stag ornament, £8; trio of frosted tree decorations, £8; all B&M: 0330 838 9000; bmstores.co.uk.

Style a festive table for delicious meals with family and friends Carefully setting and dressing the dining table for a Christmas meal is part of the ritual of Christmas Day. It is best to plan ahead, consider how to achieve the desired look and what key ingredients are required. The theme can be simple and natural, in muted, neutral colours or sparkly with white and silver, frosting and tinsel. A classic look employs red, gold and deep green, while a modern effect might use pastels or neons. Stick tightly to the theme so it all looks unified. If your dining table is not up to scratch, use a tablecloth to disguise scratches, stains and separate tables butted together – plain white cotton or unbleached linen are classics.

Jazz up a simple wooden table with chunky crockery, golden goblets and baubles in bowls. Grey wooden micro star, £17.99; midwinter garland, £34.99; 50 warm white LED green micro fairy lights, £12.99; set of three antique gold glass baubles, £19.99; TruGlow® LED pillar candle trio, £26.99; Lights4fun: 01423 816 040; lights4fun.co.uk. Photograph: Oliver Perrott

Decorate with a lace, embroidered or scalloped trim, or opt for a festive all-over Christmas pattern. Perhaps add a slim runner along the table, either of ready-made fabric or with a narrow row of suitable decorations along the table – such as an evergreen garland with pine cones and berries, micro lights, tea lights in saucers, lanterns with candles, or floral displays. An alternative to a runner is a centrepiece, perhaps a classic wreath with candles, an arrangement of fresh flowers and foliage, By Katherine Sorrell

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The Home or containers with Christmas bulbs. Other variations are a grouping of lanterns or pillar candles, a pile of small presents, a bowl of coloured-glass baubles or a Christmas ornament. If you can hang something above the table, ideas include a selection of greenery entwined around a slim metal frame, a scattering of metallic-paper origami stars, a mobile made from baubles on ribbons hung from a wooden bough, or a simple swirl of fairy lights. Similarly, wreaths, baubles, pine cones, even small wrapped gifts, can be tied to or hung from the backs of wooden chairs for a pretty look. Place mats and napkins are important elements and napkins can be folded or rolled and prettified with additions such as cinnamon sticks, candy canes, mini wrapped gifts, tiny baubles, small wooden stars, ribbons or coloured twine. Finally, add crockery, cutlery and glassware. Use your best set arranged super-neatly: bowls on top of side plates on top of dinner plates; cutlery for all the courses; glasses for water, wine and fizz. The result? A gorgeous, welcoming Christmas table.

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With the unreliability of our climate here in the UK, an awning increases the potential time available for you to unwind and enjoy the fresh air. Awnings can keep you cool on the hottest days, but also enable you to enjoy your deck or patio when the weather is less than perfect, so that it becomes a proper extension to your home. Awnings also help protect carpets and soft furnishings from fading, without having to draw the curtains and lose the outdoor view, and will also help to protect precious plants from drying out in really hot weather. Combining furniture, plants, lighting and accessories creates the perfect environment for dining or relaxing with loved ones. Weather Sensors A wind sensor automatically retracts your screens and awning when strong winds are detected, protecting your system from damage. A sun senor will automatically lower your awnings to block out strong sunshine and keep your living room cool. Lighting devices can also be added to your electric awnings, allowing you to enjoy longer evenings outdoors. Heating and Lighting Allows you relax in the fresh air, no matter what the weather. Side Screens 6 The addition of side screens cuts down on wind and mist coming under the sides of an awning, creating an outdoor room and a sheltered place for outdoor dining, relaxation or for children and pets to play, shielded from direct sun. Add a Splash of Colour With a variety of fabrics available and a wide range of colours for both the awning fabric and the frame itself you can be inspired to create a wonderful new outdoor space.

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The casette system provides complete protection against wind, moisture and UV rays. When retracted, both the awning arms and fabric are fully covered by the casette. Semi-Casette Awning The fabric on this folding arm awning is completely covered by the casette, offering protection against weather damage when retracted.

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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PENSIONS • Work out exactly which pensions you have – including the providers’ names, account details, the types of pension scheme and what you’re entitled to. • An adviser can then help review all of the pots you have and create a retirement plan to use them in the most efficient way possible. Everybody deserves to have the best retirement possible, and while each person’s pension savings and goals will be different, planning for the future begins with understanding what you have saved and whether you’re getting the best from it. This can be complicated when you have accumulated a number of different pension pots. This can mean people reach middle age with their retirement savings scattered across half a dozen pension pots, including workplace schemes, any private pensions and your state entitlement. It’s not unusual to ‘lose track’ of a pension, often because people have lost the paperwork, forgotten the name of their provider or can’t remember if they even had a pension with a former employer. If you need to track down missing pensions, there is a free Pensions Tracing Service (0800 731 0193), which can help reunite people with their investments.

What are the different types of pension? There are various different types, but most workplace pensions fall into the categories of Defined Contribution (DC) or Defined Benefit (DB). It’s wise to take time to understand the differences between these and how they work, as the type you have will affect the options available to you at retirement.

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Defined Benefit pensions, sometimes called ‘finalsalary’ schemes, are run through an employer and pay out a guaranteed income every year in retirement, often a sum that rises with inflation.

You can usually take a tax-free cash lump sum, too. The benefits you receive are based on your earnings and the number of years you have been in the scheme. The rules of the scheme dictate the age at which you can take benefits – it is usually 60 or 65. Because you can’t vary the income you take from a DB pension, it may not have as much flexibility as you would like. However, the benefits of such a scheme – such as a guaranteed income for life – mean they are usually always worth keeping. DB schemes are expensive for employers to run so they are far less common than they used to be, with the majority of employers now offering DC pensions instead.

Defined Contribution pensions With Defined Contribution pensions, individuals build up a pot of money and can choose from a range of options once they reach the age of eligibility (currently 55). Unlike DB pension schemes, the plan is usually run by a pension company rather than your employer (although your employer may also match your contributions up to a certain limit), and your money is invested into a range of funds. The size of your pension pot at retirement will be based on the money you have paid in and the performance of your investments, plus any charges applied by the provider. Your retirement savings will get an extra boost as tax relief is paid on your contributions, with the amount you receive depending on the rate of income tax you pay. One benefit of a DC pension is the flexibility it offers, allowing you to access your savings in a number of different ways. However, there are no guarantees when it comes to how your investments will perform or the size of your pension pot at retirement.

Why should I speak to an adviser about all this? Advice is really important because everybody’s needs vary when it comes to planning retirement. There are many different ways to create your retirement income using the pension types that are described above and an adviser can help to


create a retirement plan to use them in the most efficient way possible.

To receive a complimentary guide covering wealth management, retirement planning or inheritance tax planning please contact Jamie Weller Financial Services Ltd on 01233 222721 (office), 07790 690141, by email jamie.weller@sjpp.co.uk or visit www. jamieweller.co.uk

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BCA Best Regional Restaurant of the Year 2021: Cinnamon Spice On 7 November 2021, Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) announced the regional winners of its Restaurant of the Year Awards; where eleven worthy UK regional winners were chosen from hundreds of out-standing entrants. The highly-coveted BCA Awards were held at O2. Last year the Awards were disrupted due to the global pandemic. These spectacular BCA Awards are now its 15th year, and is an evening of high glamour, entertainment and recognition. The Award’s night was co-hosted by Samantha Simmonds, BBC News Presenter and Gary Newbon, Sky Sports Presenter; and attended by high-profile guests, dignitaries, Members of Parliament and

the media. Everyone came together to celebrate the best of British curry. This year’s Awards fall into BCA’s Diamond Anniversary, making them extra special. BCA has been representing the Bangladeshi curry industry in Britain since 1960. The winners were judged on their innovation, presentation of food, hygiene standards and customer service. This winning restaurant is in your local area, serving fantastic food, contributing to the local economy. Curry houses are a familiar and much-loved sight on the high-street and this restaurant looks forward to cooking and serving its local customers.

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What does greater freedom mean for you? How you spent your pension was restricted by tax law until 19th March 2014. The Chancellor of the Exchequer (George Osborne) removed the restrictions at his budget. This created a minefield of choice for those retiring, so how do you make the right choice? I have spoken to many people who realise that pension freedom creates more choice, but they do not understand this choice or that it brings greater risk with it. Earlier restrictions may not have been popular, but they did at least prevent you from running out of money in retirement. We now live in an era where we live longer and are retired longer so need to make our savings last. The latest figures from the office of national statistics show that of those age 65 now, men will live to be almost 84 and women just over 86. This means that men will on average be retired for just under 18 years and women for just over 20 so your money will need to last a long time. With the demise of final salary schemes, most people I see are taking a portfolio approach to their retirement income by using savings, ISA’s, investments etc to supplement their incomes. When doing this it is important that you do not pay more tax than you have to and plan the most efficient way of spending your money. The last thing you want is for the tax man to take a large amount of money from your retirement fund. Taking a large amount from your pension could take you from being a basic rate taxpayer to being a higher rate taxpayer over-night. Careful planning on using your tax-free cash so that you maximise your personal allowance is important.

You also need to be aware that spending money from your pension instead of your savings could leave your children with an inheritance tax bill that may have been avoided. You could significantly boost your retirement income through getting advice. How does this happen? It’s all about understanding the available products, their tax implications and how you can use them to construct your retirement solutions. This could include annuities, flexi access drawdown, uncrystallised fund pensions lump sums (UFPLUS) as well as other savings and investments or a combination of several products Freedom of choice has many implications if you get it wrong, for example, you could create a large tax bill that you could have avoided. Also, not all pension plans may have this freedom of choice so you many need to move your money to an environment that does. This could be a good thing to do but equally it could be bad. The value of investments and pensions and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested. You can avoid getting it wrong by getting the correct advice. Corinne Gibbons Quilter Financial Planning Adviser Corinne.gibbons@quilterfa.com

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It’s all too easy to get stuck in a beauty rut. If you fancy trying something new, book yourself in for a skin consultation or mini makeover at a cosmetics counter. Or visit a few counters and ask for their recommendations. (You may get given some free samples to try at home.) You could also sign up for a beauty box subscription, like those by Birchbox, Glossy Box and Look Fantastic, which will give you the chance to sample lots of different brands.

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Who doesn’t love a soak in the bath on a cold winter’s night? Make yours a treat for your skin and senses with a handful of fragranced bath salts. Dove’s are a good choice. They’re made from pure sea salt to ease aching muscles, with added natural moisturisers to boost hydration. And you have a choice of three aromatherapy-inspired fragrances, at £6.99 from www.boots. com and www.superdrug.com.

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It’s simpler than you might think to make more eco-conscious choices. To start with, look for easily recyclable, zero-waste packaging. Check that the brands you use are certified crueltyfree. And swap disposable products for reusable ones, such as a bamboo razors, refillable deodorants and washable cleansing pads. To make life easier, buy from retailers that have strict eco policies, like www.biggreensmile.com, www.naturalcollection.com and www.lovelula.com.

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Ashford Active Retirement Association (AARA). General club meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We meet at the SWAN centre Newtown from 2-4 pm. Other activities we have are walking club on the last Friday of each month, games afternoon on 1st Tuesday of each month, we have card and board games, plus indoor curling and more. We have a monthly lunch club, day trips and holidays. It’s for the retired and semi retired. Contact 01233 501372 for more information, or email ianjsharp49 @aol.com. Ashford & District Neighbourhood Watch. If you are interested in keeping your neighbourhood safe join neighbourhood watch. For further details contact the Chairman, Adrian Lidgett at info@ashford-anddistrict-nhw.org.uk Ashford Model Railway Club - We meet on Wednesday evenings at the barn café at Willesborough Windmill. between 7.00pm and 9.00pm, and the club would welcome new members. Club members are currently building a model of Rye in 00 gauge in the SR period. Contact Bex Nightingale on 07874 212188 or email bex.nightingale@gmail.com. for more details. Ashford Rotary Club is part of one of the World’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. The Ashford Club has been supporting and assisting organisations and people in need in the local community for 96 years and welcomes enquiries from anyone who would like to join. We meet Mondays 6.30 until 9pm at the Elwick Club in Church Road. We arrange interesting speakers and outings to learn more about the area in which we live. If you would like to contribute to the local community, make new friends and have fun whilst doing so, visit www.ashford-kent-rotary.club or email us at ashford.rotary.1120@gmail.com Ashford Reformed Baptist Fellowship Meets every Sunday at Repton Manor Primary School TN23 3RX 9.30am and 6.30pm (All ages & Sunday School) 07340 228446 e:arbfellowship@outlook.com or visit our website www.ashfordreformedbaptist.org.uk Ashford Art Society welcomes new members. All ages & standards. A friendly group with a wide variety of events and meetings. Call 01233 630293 or 01303 850429 for details. Ashford Astronomical Society - Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought ‘Wow!’, but wished you knew a bit more about it? Have you ever bought or been given a telescope and found it too difficult to setup and use? Astronomy is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, but it’s all to easy to be put off by obscure technical jargon, the enormous price of some of the equipment on sale and the sheer difficulty of knowing where to start. All you need to start with is

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an interest in looking up at the night sky and a wish to know more about it. What else do you need? A friendly Astronomy Society to guide you along of course! Contact: David Styles, General Secretary on secretary@ashfordastro.org.uk. Ashford Board Games Club Come to a session of the Board Games Club to play card, tile and board games of every kind: Carcassonne, Pandemic, Dominion, Small World, Agricola, Settlers of Catan or anything else. Every Sunday evening at 7pm at The Rose Inn, Faversham Road, Ashford TN24 9AJ Games players of every kind welcome. www.facebook.com/ groups/31085029201 01233 625 362 Ashford and District HEART Support Group affiliated to the British Heart Foundation. This group is run by past and present cardiac patients and their partners for their mutual support. New members can be assured of a friendly welcome. Evening meetings, usually include a topical speaker are held on the 1st THURSDAY of the month (excluding Jan and Aug) at the Meeting Room, Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, TN23 1ET at 7.30 pm unless stated otherwise. Car parking is free after 6pm. Meetings last about an hour, followed by light refreshments and a raffle. Newcomers are welcome to just come along and enjoy the evening, and find out what the group is all about. There is no membership fee, just a small admission charge per meeting towards the hire of the room. If transport is needed we will do our best to arrange it. For further details, find us on Facebook or call Tony Westgate on 01303 260282 or email tony. westgate45@gmil.com or Liz Williams 01233 732560 email eawilltn26@aol.com. Ashford Birdwatchers’ Club: Meets on the 2nd Wednesday monthly, Sept to Apr incl. from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at the WI Hall, Faversham Road, Kennington. All welcome to a friendly club; it doesn’t matter if you can’t identify many birds! Admission £3 including tea, coffee & biscuits. For information tel 01233 637067. Arts Society, Ashford (part of the Arts Society). A great way to expand your knowledge of the Arts, with inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the countries top experts, together with days of special interest and arts visits. All lectures are in Aldington Village Hall, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, from September to June. Membership is open to all. See www.ashforddfas.org.uk Ashford & District Young Farmers’ Club meets every Wed. evening in and around the Ashford area. The club is always keen to see new faces and welcomes anyone aged 16 - 26 looking for a lively social life and a variety of activities and events to take part in. You don’t have to be a farmer to be a Young Farmer! Call Charlie on 07753 381718, e: ashfordyfc@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. www.ashfordyfc.co.uk.

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Clubs & Societies Ashford Flower Club meets in St Simon Stock Catholic Church, Brookfield Road, Ashford on the third Tuesday of each month.For any details or further information about Ashford Flower Club, please contact: K.M Williams (Chairman) 07840 164011 or Mary Wiggins (Secretary) 01233 628278 Ashford Folk Dance Club meet every Wednesday afternoon 3.00pm - 5.00pm at Godinton Village Hall, Loudon Way, Godinton, Ashford TN23 3JJ. We promote English and American traditional folk dancing. New or experienced dancers, with or without a partner are welcome for light exercise for body and mind as well as fun and sociable for mature people. Do come and join our friendly club the first session is free. Contact Edna 01233 627 121 or emailashfordfolkdanceclub@gmail.com Ashford Mediation Service is a small local charity offering a mediation service to the community which is open to all. Ashford Mediation Service helps to build happier more productive communities by using mediation to resolve disputes. Over the past 17 years we have helped 1000s of people find peaceful resolutions to disputes. If you are interested in using the service to resolve a dispute, or if you would like to train with us to become a volunteer mediator, call 01233 896237 or visit www.ashfordmediation.co.uk for more information. Ashford Photographic Society meets at Givaudan Sports Centre every Friday from September to May. Visit www.ashfordps.org.uk for full details. Ashford Radio Aeromodellers, we have a field at Sellindge for flying seven days a week, and fly indoors in Ashford Market on various Thursday evenings during the Autumn, Winter, & Spring, please visit www.araclub.co.uk for more details, or phone Iain on 07956 501510, or myself (Roger) 01233 627694 Ashford Sinfonia Community Orchestra meets on Monday evenings 7.30pm to 9.00pm St Mary the Virgin Church in Willesborough during term time. Players should be over Grade 3. We are an enthusiastic group of people who have either played since young, taken up an instrument in later life but who enjoy making music under the guidance of a very keen professional musician. We do have a website www.ashfordsinfonia.com and all contact numbers can be found there. New members are welcome to join us at 7.30pm to play classical and popular orchestral music. We welcome everyone. Breathe Easy Club Breathe Easy is a voluntary support Club for people living with a lung condition, their carers and adult family. Breathe Easy is affiliated to the British Lung Foundation. We are a friendly and welcoming mixed group of adults. Speakers, Games, Raffle and the odd quiz are enjoyed. Refreshments

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Clubs & Societies available. We would love you to come and join us at the Ashford Railway Club Kent. Beaver Road, Ashford Kent TN23 7RR . Our meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month February to November from 2pm to 4pm. There is parking on site. Bybook WI has been running for 50 years. We are a friendly group of ladies who meet at St. Marys Community Hall, Rylands Road, Ashford, Kent on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm. We have interesting speakers, quizzes and outings. Great fun and company. Please come along and try out a couple of sessions and if you wish to join, there is a yearly subscription. There is a small charge for refreshments and raffle at each meeting. If you need any further information please contact me via email simmonsjill808@gmail.com Coffee, Craft and Chat – at Kennington United Reformed/Methodist Church, 265 Faversham Road, Kennington. We meet on Wednesday mornings, 9am to 11.45am. Members have experience of a range of craft activities. Bring your favourite or learn to knit, crochet, etc. Bring and buy of unused materials and home made items. Board games are also available or just come for a chat. We have recently discovered a shared interest in jigsaw puzzles and have a small collection to lend. All welcome. Contact Jane@kurc. org.uk for more information or just come along. Da Base Ashford Town Youth Centre, 5-7 Park Street, Ashford TN24 8LR (back of Iceland, opp. Wilkinson’s) contact us on 01233 631 472 or visit www.dabaseyouthcentre.com. East Kent Walking Group walk every Sunday. Walks tend to be circular starting and finishing at a pub so there is the option to stay and have lunch at the end. We welcome you to try our walks up to three times free of charge and then if you enjoy them and would like to walk more regularly with us then the only payment we request is membership to the Ramblers Organisation (currently £35.85 for a whole year). See www.ekwg.co.uk for more and our social calendar. Invicta Ukulele Club meet on 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at The Albion, Albion Place, South Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0BU where you can learn to play the Ukelele, develop your playing and performing skills or just come along for a sing song. Admission £2 www.invictaukeleleclub.co.uk. Kennington Badminton Club, play at the Norton Knatchbull School, Weds evenings from 7.30pm - 10 pm Call Shirley Mountford on 01233 610134. Kennington W.I. meet at 7.00pm on the second Monday of the month at their hall in Faversham Road. Besides the Monthly Meeting we run smaller groups covering everything from Darts & Table Tennis to Art, Handicrafts, Gardening & Caligraphy. We also have a

Book Club & Writers Group.Our Drama Group are a happy band and their annual Pantomime is always well received. We now have a Choir and have just set up a Photography club. Outings & Special Events are also a regular part of our calendar. Come along and give us a try.For further details contact Gill Tel: 01233 633550 or visit www.kenningtonwi.com Shadoxhurst Flower Club are a small, friendly club who meet at 7.30pm in Shadoxhurst Village Hall on the first Wed of every month except January. No experience of flower arranging needed to join, just an interest in seeing blooms displayed advantageously. Demonstrators visit most months but members also workshops and an annual garden visit. If you would like to get to know us, please call the secretary on 01233 732212. South Willesborough & Newtown (SWAN) Women’s Institute has been going strong for 35 years and our members come from all over Ashford not just South Willesborough and Newtown. We meet on the 1st Friday of each month in The SWAN Community Centre, Turner Close, Newtown at 7.30pm where we enjoy interesting speakers, workshops and have a friendly social time. Other activities include the Book Club, the Walking Group, the Darts teams, the Lunch and Gardening Clubs. We also hold a monthly Whist Drive at Baxendale. We hold 2 Jumble Sales each year and 2 Quizzes which are very well attended. Our Outings Sub Committee, with suggestions from our members, arranges interesting outings during the year for all our members to enjoy. For less than £2 per month you too can have an enjoyable evening making new friends, listening to talks on a variety of subjects and just relaxing in the company of other women. Everyone is made to feel welcome so come along one Friday and join us. Why not bring a friend? There is plenty of parking outside the Hall. For further information please contact Chris on 01233 646434 or Jan on 01233 637670. Willesborough Ladies Club: Held every fourth Wednesday of the month at the W.I.Hall, Church Road, Willesborough. A thriving Club open to all. Ladies of any age even if you live outside of the Willesborough area. We have interesting speakers, demonstrations and outings and there is plenty of time during the evening to socialise and catch up with friends. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Come along, give us a try we will be happy to see you. For more information call Ann on 01233 627894 Willesborough Windmill Association looks after the windmill and organises local events in support for the site. www.willesboroughwindmill.co.uk

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Important Information Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden 101 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Age UK Ashford www.ageuk.org/ashford ageukashford.org@gmail.com Ashford Counselling Service info@ashfordcounselling.org.uk NHS 24 111 www.ashfordcounselling.org.uk www.111.nhs.uk Can help if you have a medical problem and you’re not sure what to do CARM William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331 E: office@carmromneymarsh.org.uk W: Www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk Samaritans 116 123 Macmillan Cancer Support www.samaritans.org W: www.forget-me-nots.co.uk Electricity: Contact UK Power Networks 24 hours a Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch day on 0800 3163 105 / 0333 3232 105 or go online Contact Mike Wharrad to ukpowernetworks.co.uk SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc. Natural Gas 0800 111 999 Royal British Legion British Red Cross Doctors Surgeries Willesborough Health Centre Bentley Road, Willesborough Ashford TN24 0HZ New Hayesbank Surgery Bybrook, Kennington Ashford TN24 9JZ

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Veterinary Clinics Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital 01233 624687 24 Hour Emergency Care on site. Cinque Ports Veterinary Hospital Kingsnorth 01233 640022 Ashford Borough Council - Civic Centre Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL Tel: 01233 331111 Parish Councils Kingsnorth 01233 502969 e: manager@kingsnorthparishcouncil.gov.uk Great Chart with Singleton Parish Clerk: Aniko Szocs 01233 616923 Parish Office: Singleton Village Hall Ashford Rural Trust Ashford Dyslexia Centre The Annexe, Braethorpe, Canterbury Road TN24 8QF Citizens Advice Bureau

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