Great Village Jubilee BBQ

Otford Parish Council and the Otford Society are joining forces on Thursday 2nd June to lay on a village-wide celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The village barbecue will be on The Green from 12 noon to 4pm. It will be our big community event of the year and everyone is welcome. Enjoy a perfectly cooked, carved slice straight off the hog roast or choose from the sizzling barbecue.  

A drinks tent serving Kentish ales and Otford cider is being run by the Rising Sun. There will be a stall selling soft drinks and cakes, and an ice cream stand. Three village churches are involved in the day, with stalls of locally made craft items and children’s entertainment.  Miss Vintage, known to many for her popular annual appearances at the Otford Village Fete, will be singing songs from the era of the Queen’s accession. And the Kent based  ‘bluesabilly’ band Move over DaLi will be sure to keep your toes tapping!  It’s going to be a really fun lunchtime for all the family.

There are no restrictions on the number of people who can attend this free event. However in order to plan the catering and ensure that nobody is disappointed on the day we are selling advance meal vouchers to guarantee lunch. These can be obtained from the Parish Office and the following Otford businesses: Yvonne’s, Otford Dry Cleaners, Mille Fleurs, Denise Thompson Designer Florist, Mermaid Dreams, Sally’s Cake Emporium, Pond View Café and Bill Skinner. They cost £1 and will entitle the bearer to £2 off the cost of any hog roast or barbecue meal.  Note that the vouchers cannot be used on other food or drinks stands.

Bring rugs and chairs and settle down to enjoy your picnic. This is Otford’s Great Village Jubilee Barbecue. It will be a memorable event for the whole family.

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We’re at the Fete!

Be sure to come and visit our stand at the Otford Village Fete on May 28th – we’ll be opposite the entrance so you can’t miss us! It’s an opportunity to find out what we do, meet some of the Committee and sign up for our mailing list. We will once again be running the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune, with great prizes for both young and old.

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Annual General Meeting

All Otford residents are invited to our AGM at 7pm on Thursday May 26th in the Memorial Hall Clubroom. The meeting will include refreshments and a talk on the way ahead for Otford by Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council and member for Sevenoaks North and Darent Valley. Come and have your say about the issues that concern you and hear our plans for the year ahead.

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Facelift for Otford Station!

This beautiful poster, already on display at Otford Station, is one of six that have been designed by artist, Kit Boyd, for the Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership

The new group, part of a network of similar partnerships across the country, aims to create links between local communities and rail services in the area.  It covers all the stations between Swanley and Sevenoaks. We are now working on a plan to identify what improvements are possible at Otford Station and how they can be implemented.

We already have some exciting ideas, but we are looking for more residents to come forward and help us transform Otford Station into a really welcoming place. The Otford Society has resolved to give the partnership its full support and is offering to coordinate volunteers.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact

For more information on the art of Kit Boyd, including details of alternative versions of the Otford poster, visit

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