We’re at the Otford Village Fete!

Come and visit us on our stand at the fete on the August Bank Holiday Monday (30th). We’ll be showcasing the many successful initiatives that have marked the first year of the relaunched Otford Society and telling you about some of our exciting plans for the future. Lots of you will have enjoyed some brilliant Otford Adventures over the summer, and their stand will be packed with fun craft activities for children. Meet the team (responsible for the Map of Adventures, the Oxenhill drumkit and the Little Rabbit story on the move). Tell them what’s inspired you to get out and about this year, and find out what’s next…

We’ll be selling tickets in our exciting summer raffle, participating in the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune, and signing up members for the next year. And most of all, we’ll be there to hear your ideas and suggestions as to how we can further improve village life for residents of all ages.

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The Library is back!

We are delighted to report that Otford Library will be reopening at 9 am on Monday August 2nd after over sixteen months of closure. Although not all activities will be resuming immediately, we can all be sure of the usual warm welcome from Lorraine. The wonderful service she provides to the village has been sorely missed, and some of us will have quite a pile of books at home to return!

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Otford Adventures at the Allotments

Otford Allotments Open Morning on Saturday July 17th is for all villagers to enjoy, but this year there’s a special welcome for children aged 3 – 7 years.  

Come along between 10 and 12 am and vote for your favourite scarecrow, complete an activity sheet and (if Covid restrictions allow) try something tasty at the tasting table.

This event is free and there’s no need to book. All welcome!

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Thank you, Down to Earth!

The Otford Society would like to thank the local people and businesses that have offered their services to Otford Adventures, our community initiative aimed at getting kids excited about being outside, exploring nature as well as offering a close to home adventure for local families. This wouldn’t be possible without their help. Today, we’d like to give a special thanks to Down to Earth https://downtoearthtrees.co.uk , who kindly donated the wooden drum kit which can be found in Oxenhill Shaw & Meadow. This has been a real hit with locals young and old, and we’d encourage anyone that likes to perform or sing to give it a try.  

If you have an idea which could help Otford Adventures, please get in touch with otfordadventures@otfordsociety.org.uk. Our fun filled map is available free online and in hard copy from Denise Florists, Hall & Co, The Pond View Cafe, Ibbett Mosley’s and Yvonne’s Shop. We are asking for a donation of £2 to help cover costs. 

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