Annual General Meeting 2023
This was held on Wednesday 24th May in the Otford Village Memorial Hall. Our guest speaker, Dr Chris Gardner from the South East Rivers Trust, outlined the challenges facing the Darent River, one of only 250 chalk streams worldwide. He presented encouraging long-term plans to protect it and restore biodiversity in the river catchment of the Darent Valley. The Otford Superstar award was presented to the village pharmacist, Mr Shafi. FULL REPORT.
Key documents from the meeting:
Our next public meeting will be on Monday October 30th. Details of the agenda and speaker will be announced nearer the time.
Public Meeting 10 November 2022
Our guest speaker was Nigel Britten, chair of the Sevenoaks Division of CPRE: the Countryside Charity. In answering the question ‘Who Cares About the Green Belt?’ he outlined the history of this measure to protect our much loved countryside and the challenges posed by local housing targets and planned developments. The Otford Superstar award was presented to Robert Hunt.
Annual General Meeting 2022
Some 40 residents attended a much delayed Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Memorial Hall Club Room on May 26th 2022. Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council and Member for Sevenoaks North and Darent Valley, gave a stimulating talk on how he saw the future of Otford and the challenges likely to emerge over the coming decades. The first of our Otford Superstar awards was presented to Sue Stephenson.