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Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone, It’s July and it’s a big month for The Village Directory as we are joining the smartphone revolution. We now have our own smartphone app, making our directory of local businesses and events available wherever you go, if you have a smartphone that is! It brings together all of the advertisers and events from all six magazine areas, but if you only want to search your own area you can. If you would like to know more why not check out the full story on page 12. As always it’s really important to me that the magazine should be used by rural communities to let everyone know of their fund-raising events, get togethers, local meetings, clubs, school fairs/shows etc. I am concerned that Rye content is a little thin at the moment so if you live, or work in Rye and would like to publicise

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an event, or run an editorial to create awareness of a local item please get in touch. It is completely free to advertise community items, you can phone me or post/email information to me and I absolutely promise I don’t bite! So please, please do let me know what’s happening out there so that I can let everyone else know in your area. Having said that I must now apologise for the absence of the usual Clubs & Societies section, over the last couple of months the timed events have taken so much space I can’t fit it in. I do hope to bring it back next month though, in the meantime they can all be found on our website. Have a great month! ~

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parsnips thinking there would be no problem. Three weeks later and not a seedling in sight and I know it wasn’t the dreaded pigeons as I had put the fencing over the garden for protection, obviously the cold spell took its toll. So I must now re-sow. Methinks I would have done better had I left sowing until we returned. Yet on the other hand, the radish, spring onions and leeks are doing well! I am trying a new variety of spring onion, a purple one. Spring onions have always been my Achilles heel in the garden and I temporarily gave up on growing them, but I hate being defeated, especially by a spring onion! So I am trying again. Things are looking reasonable at the moment – I By Jackie Witcher - Tenterden & shall report back.

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planted directly into the ground are up, and the ones I planted out from pots are slowly making Berkshire/Hampshire borders and the garden has their way up the strings, though not a lot of gone bananas. The sudden change from that awful growth has been made. (weather again?) cold spell we had and now this lovely sunshine has really brought things on, but sadly, once again, In the greenhouse things are good. The tomatoes I have learnt a lesson. Don’t put in seeds that are getting rather tall now, but no flowers yet, require warmth to germinate. Prior to leaving I (don’t forget to regularly take out the cordons), and had sown rows of Little Gem lettuce, beetroot and the mini cucs are halfway up, but again no flowers.

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the garden Now, I said I would report back on those expensive basket tomatoes. Well they are rather slow growers, and look every inch like a verbena rather than a tomato! But they are now at the stage to transplant them into their baskets so hopefully they shall take off in growth. ( And hopefully I shall end up with a basket full of toms rather than flowers!). I am still feeding with a weak solution each time I water. I do find that the plants grow more steadily and seem to produce more, and anyway I don’t have to remind myself when they need a feed!

I was really looking forward to coming back from the hols to a garden full of long wisteria tassels. On the patio where it is sheltered, the two were lovely, yet where the plants were more exposed, though the buds were there, the cold snap we had stopped the blossom from developing fully. Still some wisteria was better than none. So now it is time to clean up the garden after

my two weeks away. I don’t know about you, but waiting to remove the daffodil foliage is like watching paint dry. It’s a job I can’t wait to get done as they always look so untidy. OK, I know you’re

supposed to leave them on as long a possible to feed the bulb, but when you walk around the garden and see the lovely summer blooms struggling through the spent foliage, fingers start itching to grab the scissors and snip! So today that is a job I am going to tackle along with some more seedlings I have to transplant of begonia.

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I sign off I must tell you, we visited Marlborough whilst we were away and found a lovely gift shop, the type which one just has to have a nose around. Amongst the goodies on display I came across a fab sign, which I just had to purchase for the garden. It read – Gardening requires a lot of water, mainly in the form of perspiration. How apt is that?

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Lofty Ideals Converting your loft can be the ideal way to gain extra space without the expense and hassle of moving house. Katherine Sorrell outlines the dos and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ts.

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Dark, pokey and inaccessible, lofts can often be, literally, a waste of space, useful for a bit of dusty, long-term storage and nothing else. Turn that space into one or two useful rooms and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ta da! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not only might you have added real value to your property, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got extra living space that could make all the difference to happy family life. The simplest loft conversion might just involve strengthening and boarding out the ďŹ&#x201A;oor, adding a light and sticking in a pull-down loft ladder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; giving you a good-sized storage area thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accessible on a regular basis, at a cost of probably only a couple of thousand pounds. Bear in mind, however, that Building Regulations may apply to even a simple conversion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; see more at www.planningportal.gov.uk.

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been done and what they’re worth.’ When doing your research, it’s always a good idea to ask a local estate agent for advice, and you could also go to a website such as www.nethouseprices. com to find out how much properties in your area have sold for recently. A word about space planning. If you have room, adding a bathroom to a loft conversion makes sense both practically and financially, and shouldn’t cost any more than adding a new bathroom anywhere else in the house – in other words, anything from around £3,000 for a plain fit-out. Costs will be minimised if you place the bathroom above one on the floor below, keeping plumbing work simple, but Hugo Tugman of Architect Your Home (www. architect-yourhome.com) points out that you should always keep your options open. ‘It’s folly to put the bathroom in the wrong place, just because that’s where the drains are,’ he says. ‘The same goes for staircases – most people think that there’s just one place where a staircase can be fitted in a loft conversion, because Building Regulations require two metres of head room above it, but you can end up squashing your accommodation just because the best bit of loft is taken up with a staircase. It’s really worth considering the

The HSBC’s annual home improvement survey found, in March this year, that a loft conversion is still the improvement that adds the most value, boosting the price of a property by, on average, £16,152. But according to specialists Econoloft, a typical conversion by building professionals costs between £20,000 and £30,000. The answer may lie, therefore, in keeping costs down by doing as much work as possible yourself – but only if you can do it to a good standard. Valuation expert Paul Cutbill, of Countrywide Surveying Services, said: ‘Whilst sensibly improved and well presented homes will generally be attractive to potential purchasers, rising labour and material costs mean that the gap between the cost of improving and monies realised at the point of any sale has been reduced. Poor quality refitting and lack of proper design considerations, often as a result of inadequate project budgeting and planning, can also have a significant knock-on effect to any added value which might be gained when selling a property.’

possible alternatives when doing your planning.’ And finally, if overall head height is an issue in your potential loft conversion, don’t try to get away with cramped, uncomfortable rooms. Hugo points out that lowering the ceilings of the rooms below is often a possibility, and can make all the difference to the success of a project. ‘It sounds like it would be a massive expense,’ he says, ‘but in fact the additional costs are really only plastering and decorating the rooms below, and it would probably add no more than about three or four thousand onto a simple job.’

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Since 2005 The Village Directory has served the rural communities of Ashford, Tenterden and the Marsh with its monthly publication and delivery via Royal Mail. Now, for the very first time, we are joining the mobile revolution and heading into the technological world of the Smartphone.

If you are a small business with a limited budget you might like to advertise on our app rather than in the magazine please contact me for details on 01233 720488 or email me at info@thevillagedirectory. co.uk.

This month our brand new mobile app, for iPhone and Android smartphones, will go live and be available to any of you with a smartphone to download completely FREE!

The app can be downloaded from your smartphone app store, simply search for “village directory”.

The app will bring together all six of our magazine areas, providing local information, events, special offers and of course a complete directory of all of our local advertisers. You will be able to search your local area and, if you can’t find what you need, look further afield into the areas covered by the other magazines. If you need directions, or a fast way to contact one of our advertisers The Village Directory will always be on hand to help.

It will be a while before we can judge the popularity of this new service, and there are bound to be teething problems,but hopefully it will prove to enhance the service given by The Village Directory and enable us to put one foot firmly into the 21st Century.

We also plan to publish events, so if you miss the magazine deadline and wish to publicise your local event we can at least make it available to all our smartphone users. We also hope to publish special offers and discounts being offered by our advertisers, so please watch this space.

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The Handy Household - Aluminium m Foil Aluminium foil is commonly referred to as tin foil because the original product manufactured back in the early twentieth century was actually made of tin, but all the ‘tin foil’ you buy these days is now aluminium. A staple of the kitchen for over 100 years then, but it has many other uses around the home. Soften brown sugar by wrapping it in foil and putting it in a medium oven for around 5 minutes. Your dog or cat will dislike the feeling and sound of foil, so lay a sheet over your chairs and sofas and within a few days they’ll learn not to jump up. Likewise cover table and chair legs and this will put them off using the legs as a scratching post. Increase the effectiveness of your ironing board by laying a sheet under the cover. The foil will reflect the heat back meaning you can iron on a lower setting. The same principle applies if you put foil behind your room radiators. If you have a tray of ice cubes in the freezer, cover it with foil and this will ensure the ice stays clean and doesn’t pick up odours from other food. If you are having your carpet cleaned you may not be able to move the larger furniture out of the room. Squares of foil under the legs will protect the furniture and won’t stain the damp carpet. Extend the life of your scissors by cutting through several layers of foil to sharpen them.


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Events July STUBBS CROSS ART EXHIBITIONS. STUBBS CROSS ART EXHIBITION will be on Saturday July 7th & Sunday 8th as usual in the Mission Hall, Magpie Hall Rd. TN26 1HE featuring the works of David Embry, Stella Pitt, & Nandina Mason,, who will be showing her pottery alongside her pictures. The Exhibition is open from 10-00 am till 4-00 pm each day admission is FREE and the usual refreshments of tea/coffee & cake or biscuits will be on offer. in advance on August 3rd 4th & 5th there will be an exhibition of work by Ursula Peters and friends in the same place and times etc.Contact 01233 623139 for more information. Saturday, 14th July The 1066 Archery Club are holding an Open Day at their shooting range at Pickhill Business Centre, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Come and meet our archers and have a go. Archery is a fun and family sport, suitable for the young and old. For further details, please phone 07866 755300 or 07940 446512.

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The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on Wednesday 18th July in Biddenden New Village Hall at 8pm. This evening the topic will

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Nigel Ogden Presenter of BBC Radio 2’s ‘The Organist Entertains’ An evening of popular and light classical music in the church

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be:- “Desktop Publishing, design a poster, leaflet or book in a free PagePlus programme”. Annual membership £10 plus £2 per meeting. Nonmembers are welcome (£3, but first visit is free) Full details: www.wealdofkentcomputerclub.co.uk Enquiries: secretarywkcc@yahoo.co.uk Saturday 21st July, High Halden Horticultural Society. High Halden Memorial Hall, 7.00pm for 7.30pm Jean Griffin from Radio Kent BBC Sunday Gardening. Gardening should be fun, followed by Gardeners Question Time Tickets four pounds to include buffet. To book in advance contact Martin on 01233850579 or on the door. Saturday 21st July Stone-cum-Ebony Fete and Flower Show. A traditional village fete with crafts, home grown produce, family races. Bar, Pimms, BBQ, Tea Tent and impressive flower and produce marquee. Fun dog show and model railway exhibit. On cricket ground from 2pm. Call 01233 758560 Tenterden Club has a presentation evening on Saturday 21st of July. A representative of the C I U will present long service certificates to ten current and former officers of the club, in recognition of their services. Among these will be our recently retired secretary Peter Hopley who completed an incredible 60 YEARS in that office.The committee extend an open invitation to all club members to join them in the Evans Bar that evening. This is an ideal opportunity to say a big thank you to all the recipients, especially Peter. A complimentary finger buffet will be provided.Check the notice board in entrance lobby where further details will be posted nearer the time. The following Saturday the 28th, club members will have an opportunity to show off their garden produce or cake making skills, in what is hoped will become a regular annual (or even bi-annual) Produce Show. Entry forms listing different categories, prizes, etc. will be available in the club from 1st of July. For more details about The Tenterden Club including membership details; pop in and see us in Church Rd. or call 01580 762888. or look at the website www. thetenterdenclub.co.uk Tai Chi For Health Taster Session Saturday 4th August 10:00-12:00 £20 At Singleton Village Hall Ashford, Kent Tai Chi For Health programs are accessible for just about anyone, all ages and levels of fitness. The aimis to help you learn enough steps to practice at home, we will work at your pace and I

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provide you with a booklet to take home to continue to learn this gentle, relaxing form of exercise approved by Arthritis Care UK. Saturday 18th August and Sunday19th August. 10.00am until 6.00pm. ART EXHIBITION An Art Exhibition is to to held in the Heysham Hall (Formerly Patrons next door to The Varne Fish and Chip Shop) Taylor Road, Lydd on Sea, TN29 9PA. Beautiful works of art will be on sale at reasonable prices. Free admission and parking. Contact A Warden 01797 367734 for further information. TENTERDEN BOWLS CLUB Recreation Ground Road. Come and join our 100 year old outdoor club in Tenterden. Fresh air, gentle exercise, good company, new friends, good fun for 8 to 80+ year olds. Come and have a free trial on Tuesday 5th June 14.00 - 16.00 Tenterden Museum Special Exhibition 2012: The Tenterden Folk Festival – History in the Making. This year’s exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the Tenterden Folk Festival, celebrating the history of folk traditions in Kent with a display of rarelyexhibited items and events culminating in the Festival itself in October. Details and opening times at www. tenterdenmuseum.co.uk or ring 07702 214402.

what’s on TENTERDEN CYCLE CLUB – Rides now going out every week (usually Sunday and Wednesday) – various lengths/ speeds: absolutely all levels catered for, from beginners upwards – so if you fancy some exercise whilst enjoying our lovely countryside, check out the ride details on our blog: http://tn30cc.blogspot.co.uk/ or email tn30cc@sky.com to enquire further. RYE HARBOUR NATURE RESERVE EVENTS Camber Castle is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month from July to September, at 2pm for a guided tour. Admission £3 adults, £1.50 concessions, accompanied children free. There is no vehicle access, but the one mile walk from Rye is easy. For more information see www. WildRye.info/reserve/cambercastle. Sat Jul 14th 10am – 12pm Adopt-a-Beach Litter Survey Help to collect and survey litter for the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Beachwatch’ campaign. Meet at Rye Continued .... Harbour car park.

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RYE HARBOUR NATURE RESERVE EVENTS Continued... Sun Jul 15th 10.30am – 12.30pm (2 miles) Four Special Flowers Take a closer look at the reserve’s plants, finding rarities like Marsh Helleborine, Least Lettuce, Stinking Hawk’s-beard and Sea Heath, but also looking at the more common flowers. Meet at Rye Harbour car park. Donations appreciated. Sun Jul 22nd 2 - 3.30pm Spiders and their Webs Join the warden, Chris, on a hunt for a variety of different spiders, and learn how they create their webs. Meet at Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre. Donations appreciated. Events Marked “C” are aimed at children Tue Jul 24th 10.30am – 12noon C Glorious Mud Come and explore the saltmarsh looking for minibeasts and crabs hiding in the mud. Wellies advisable! Booking essential on 01797 227784. Meet at Lime Kiln Cottage information centre. Charge £2 per child. Wed Jul 25th 10 – 1 1.30am C Shrimping & Rockpooling at Pett Level Investigate the shallow water and rockpools Across 1. Closed forcefully (7) 5. Keen (5) 8. Ceremonies (5) 9. Brutal (7) 10. At right angles (13) 11. Violin (6) 12. Beverage (6) 15. Exhibition (13) 18. Return to original state (7) 19. Affected by alcohol (5) 20. Registers (5) 21. Found on the shoreline (7) Down 1. Strip of leather (5) 2. Changed (7) 3. Assorted items (13) 4. Split up (6) 5. Book of information (13) 6. Low animal noise (5) 7. Hold back (7) 11. Of a league or alliance (7)

at low tide. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for paddling/wading in the sea. Booking essential on 01797 227784. Meet at eastern entrance to Pett Level village. Charge £2 per child. Thu Jul 26th 10 - 11am C Moths for all ages Bring the family to learn about the moths that fly around the reserve at night. Meet at Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre. Wheelchair accessible. Donations appreciated. Sun Jul 29th 10.30am - 12.30pm (2 miles) Beginners’ Bird Watching Learn how to identify a variety of resident and migrant birds. Binoculars and field guides available to use on the day. Meet at the Rye Harbour car park. Donations appreciated. Mon Jul 30th 2 – 4pm (2 miles) C Pond Dipping at Castle Water A walk through the Nature Reserve to Castle Water to find out what wildlife lurks amongst the reeds. Booking essential on 01797 227784. Meet at Brede Lock. Charge £2 per child.

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In our early days of married life each family photograph was lovingly taken with camera and film, delivered to the chemist for development and the finished prints picked up a week later. Sometimes, I’d use a special envelope for sending films off for processing to some far flung film developers before, hopefully, having them delivered back through the door. I can still remember the excitement of collecting developed pictures from the chemist; hoping the assistants hadn’t had a sneak peak at them, then hiding round the corner to scan the latest pictorial record of our life. There were always some photographs that hadn’t quite turned out as expected; blurrily out of focus, too bright or too dark, with maybe a fat thumb or skinny finger covering the lens and captured for all to see. I treasured these photographs. I used to spread them out on the living room floor and gaze at them for hours. Then once I’d had my fill of imprinting them on my memory and showing them off I’d proudly stick them into albums. As the years passed the collection of photographs and albums grew. As further years passed I became lax about sticking the photos in albums; instead tossing the packets of prints into an old apple box kept for that purpose. With the arrival of digital cameras we didn’t have to be so careful in our photo taking. Snap, snap, snap at each and every opportunity with no fears about the costs of film or processing. Transfer to the computer, delete those you don’t like, crop, adjust and save those you do. In the early days proudly printing them out on the home printer, then later, just burn them to disc and forget about the printing. Stacks and stacks of discs recording our life, sanitised, edited and suitable for viewing by all. Emailed to friends and family, posted on Facebook and shared with the world, backed up then slipped into

little plastic wallets... and largely forgotten. Far too many to commit to memory – far too many marking insignificant and truly mundane moments. Recently, while sorting through some papers I came across a photograph. It showed three small boys in swimming trunks and a middle aged man also in trunks. They were all standing in a river, knee deep in water and holding hands. It’s a glorious summer day and while you can’t fully see their faces it’s clear they’re laughing. If you look closely you can see fishing rods, towels, a picnic and two cans of beer on the riverbank. You can also see my toes captured while sitting on the grass and taking the photograph. I’d nearly forgotten that day 25 years ago; not quite but nearly. Three young boys and their granddad fishing and swimming, the family holiday, the nettles, the trek to the swimming spot and the digging for worms. I remember a lot more but it’s not for sharing. It’s for savouring in quiet, private moments when I need to count my blessings – something I do frequently. Apart from the wonderful memories the photograph invoked it also prompted another feeling. I’m now increasingly convinced of the need to revert to actually printing my digital photographs, or of having them printed for me. I don’t want them to be forgotten or consigned to shiny metal discs and stuffed into brittle plastic envelopes. I’d quite like my children and grandchildren to come across them and think, ‘I remember that.’

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Once your offer is accepted, you should advise the estate agents of your solicitor, and they will send your solicitor a memorandum of sale. The seller’s solicitor will then send your solicitor a draft contract of sale, title information and Property Information Forms and the investigation of title can then be carried out. Your solicitor will look at what is registered against the title at the Land Registry and various searches will reveal the property’s planning and buildings regulations history, etc. Enquiries will then be raised, based on your solicitor’s findings. These will need to be answered by the sellers and their solicitor. The seller does not have to tell you about problems with the property or neighbourhood, but should reply truthfully to all enquiries raised. Your solicitor will then report to you on the findings and, if you are happy to proceed, they will finalise the terms of the contract. You and the seller will then sign an identical contract and your solicitor will hold your signed contract until a completion date is agreed. This is when you need to provide the deposit, usually 10% of the purchase price, and this must be cleared funds in your solicitor’s account before they can exchange contracts. At exchange, the contracts become binding and the 10% deposit becomes non-refundable. If you require a mortgage, your solicitor will apply for the mortgage funds to arrive on or before the agreed completion date. Between exchange and completion you may need to sign the Land Registry transfer document. You will need to ensure that the balance of the funds is in place before completion, as you are contractually

Katrina Kemp - Trainee Solicitor bound to complete on the agreed date. On the completion day your solicitor will transfer the money to the seller’s solicitor, who will then complete the purchase and instruct the agents to release the keys to you. If there is a chain, it can take some time for the money to arrive and for completion to take place. After completion, your solicitor will arrange to pay any stamp duty required and register the change of ownership at the Land Registry. Buying a property can be stressful; so you should choose a solicitor who will communicate with you throughout. At Pengelly & Rylands we will guide you, personally, through every stage of the process to make it as stress free as possible. You can speak to Elizabeth Connell or Katrina Kemp on: 01580 762248.

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A man calls home to his wife and says, Honey, I have been asked to fly to Canada with my boss and several of his friends for fishing. We’ll be gone for a long weekend. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I’ve been wanting, so could you please pack enough clothes for a 3-day weekend? .... And, also, would you get out my rod and tackle box from the attic? We’re leaving at 4:30 pm from the office and I will swing by the house to pick my things up. Oh! And please pack my new navy blue silk pyjamas.” The wife thinks this sounds a bit odd, but, being the good wife, she does exactly what her husband asks. Following the long weekend, he comes home a little tired, but, otherwise, looking good. The wife welcomes him home and asks if he caught many fish. He says, ‘Yes! Lots of Walleyes, some Bass, and a few Pike. He says, “But why didn’t you pack my new blue silk pyjamas like I asked you to do?” The wife replies, I did. They’re in your tackle box. Never, Never, Never try to If yo outsmart a woman! u rec eiv Depar tment e an emai not t l from of He o eat tinned alth tellin the g pork swine becau you flu se of ignore it. It

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She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she’d first married a banker when she was in her early 20’s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, later on a preacher when in her 60’s and now in her 80’s, a funeral director.

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useful information Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden 01622 690690 Rye 0845 60 70 999 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331 Conquest Hospital, Hastings 01424 755255 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 www.samaritans.org Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

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Veterinary Practices Rye 01797 222265 Tenterden 01580 763309 Rye Town Council 01797 223902 Tenterden Town Council 01580 762271 Parish Councils: Rolvenden 01580 241347 Tenterden 01580 762271 Wittersham 07944 183798 Ashford Borough Council 01233 637311www.ashford.gov.uk Tenterden Office: 01580 764066 Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185 Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Rye Primary School 01797 222825 Rye College 01797 222545 Kent Adult Education Homewood Centre, Homewood School: 01580 764356 Rye College: 01797 222545

Rotary Club Of Tenterden Clive Wilson 01580 765734 www.rotary1120.org/tenterden Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club Membership: 01797 225739 Meetings: 01797 226380

NSPCC: Tenterden & District Mrs J Coombs 01580 763733 Tenterden & District National Trust Association Membership: Ann Stevens 01580 764791

Transport Bus Enquiries Arriva Bus Enqs: 0844 800 44 11 Stage Coach East Kent: 0871 200 22 33(Timetable) 08456 00 22 99(Customer Services) Iden & Playden Garden Society National Train Enquiries Tel: Morris Metcalf 01797 280205 www.nationalrail.co.uk Wealden Wheels 01233 840000 Rye Tourist Information Centre Mobile: Kevin: 07821 www.visitrye.co.uk 01797 229049 Sinden Theatre (Arts College) 01580 387727 John: 07851 395210 763826 www.sindentheatre.biz Rye & District Community info@sindentheatre.biz Transport 01797 227722 Tenterden & District Residents’ Assoc. Chris Mason 01580 765199 www.tdra.org.uk

Charities Tenterden Charities Michael Wells 01580 762353 Volunteer Bureau Town Hall, 24 High Street. Tenterden, Tn30 6an 01580 765819 Rother Voluntary Action 01797 229600 Age Concern 01580 764158 CARM 01233 758122 Carmromneymarsh@supanet.com www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch Contact Mike Wharrad 01233 623530 Royal British Legion Neil Beaven e: neilbeaven@aol.com Tel: 01580766880 Women’s Section: N. Holman 01580 762302 St. John Ambulance Brigade Russel Parkin 01580 766245 S E Kent Multiple Sclerosis Society 07767 326138 mssoutheast@gmail.com Tenterden Active Retirement (Tenara) Chair: Teri Witcher 01580 763892 E:Teriwtent@btinternet.com Tenterden Disabled In Action Tenterden Day Centre 01580 761060 e: Tdiatenterden@tiscali.co.uk

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Village Halls Camber 01797 226887 St. Michaels 01580 766811 Stone in Oxney 01233 758362 Rolvenden 01580 241211 / 07874214916 Wittersham 01797 270 656 Biddenden 01580 291320 2nd Tenterden Scout Hall 01797 270 790 Rye Harbour 01797 223 631 Playden 01797 223 113 Is your Village Hall listed? Send details to: info@thevillagedirectory.co.uk

Church Halls Tenterden Methodist Church Mrs S.Delgarno 01580 764981 St. Mildred’s Church M. Boughton 01797 270770

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