We’d like to invite you…

to the annual Otford Society Garden Party, on Saturday 6th August from 6-8pm at The Old Parsonage, Otford High Street. Tickets (for Otford residents only) are priced at £20 per person but numbers are strictly limited, so order soon here. The ticket includes a welcome drink, delicious canapes and great company in a beautiful setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Otford celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee

What a wonderful day! The sun shone and the people of Otford turned out in great numbers to celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Great Village BBQ for making it such a wonderful event. Huge thanks go to the large team of volunteers who made the day happen – we genuinely couldn’t have done it without you! Also thanks to St Barts for all the help and support; to the Evangelical and Methodist churches for the wonderful activities for children; to Emma and Richard for the lovely cakes, teas and coffee; and to The Rising Sun for the tasty Hog Roast, burgers, sausages and vegan meals. The wonderful musical entertainers did an amazing job and it was really helpful that so many people put their rubbish in the bins or took it home. What a brilliant and fun event – well done to the whole village!

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Great support at the Village Fete

Once again the crowds flocked to the Wheel of Fortune at the Otford Village Fete on May 28th. As well as providing a lot of fun and some great prizes for everyone who took part, 26 spins of the wheel raised a terrific £460 for the Otford Society. This will go a long way to funding our projects and events for the next year.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to support us.

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Otford’s Community Star!

Chairman Rod Shelton was delighted to present the Otford Society’s first Community Star Award at our Annual General Meeting on May 26th. Sue Stephenson is well known to residents for her work in the Parish Office, and for her unstinting support of so many community initiatives. Congratulations Sue! And do keep telling us who in the community deserves recognition; this is to be a quarterly award.

It was wonderful to see so many in the village hall for our first AGM since 2019. We are grateful that more people stepped forward to volunteer for our village projects – THANK YOU. Roger Gough’s talk “Otford – into the Future” gave great insight into the challenges that we face and there were numerous helpful questions and suggestions that we have noted.

Finally, if you haven’t yet signed up for the Society and made your annual donation of just £10 per household, you can do so here.

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