Under our umbrella

The Otford Society’s ‘umbrella’ has been devised in order that all our village clubs and societies can make use of a single common medium to easily reach every part of our community in Otford.

Anyone sharing an interest with a club will now gain easy access to up-to-date information and contacts.

The clubs and associations themselves can use the site to inform and generate fresh interest in what they do, reaching new members, generating fresh ideas.

Our Umbrella is an open marketplace where the whole community can take time to browse and shop under one roof.

Step in Under Our Umbrella and see for yourself.

Your club not listed below? Email editor@otfordsociety.org.uk with contact details and information about when and where you meet and how to join. We can also list forthcoming events on our online calendar, so do let us know when you’ve got something coming up.

Otford Road Friends

Established in early 2020 to support our community during the Covid pandemic, The Road Friends continue to be active in every road throughout Otford. They are able to assist anyone who may need a little extra help, such as collecting prescriptions or doing a little shopping.

If you’re unsure of who your local Road Friend is, get in touch.

We’re here to help you.

Clubs and Societies

Sport and recreation

Otford Lawn Tennis Club

The club is pleased to announce that Kinetic Tennis Coaching will be running summer programmes for both adults and children. Course details and Website

Autumn schedule

For enquiries or to book, email kinetictenniscoaching@gmail.com or phone Chris Matthews on 07838 387482

Shoreham and Otford Cricket Club

In its first full season after the merger between Shoreham and Otford cricket clubs which took place in 2020, the club has had an exceptionally vibrant and successful season. 

The club is always looking for new members, both senior and junior (aged 6-15).

 

Otford Sports Association

or call 01959 522727

Otford Table Tennis Club

or call 01959 565409

Otford Petanque Club

or call 01959 523620

Otford Indoor Short Mat Bowling

Otford Bridge Club

https://www.bridgewebs.com/otford/

We are hoping to restart face to face bridge sessions on 23 July 2021.

Otford Allotments Association

to enquire about joining the waiting list, as all plots are currently let. Or ring the Parish Council Office, 01959 524808.

 Our website is packed with information: https://www.otfordallotments.co.uk/

Local interest

Darent River Preservation Society (DRIPS)

Otford Twinning Committee

or call 01959 522360

Otford Fete Committee

or call 01959 523559

The 1940s Society

Otford Historical Society

Otford History and Heritage Newsletter

Discover Roman Otford Archaeology group

Social

Otford WI (Evening)

or call 01959 524831

Meet 2nd Thursday of each month 7.30 pm at Otford Village Hall.

Otford WI (Oast)

Call Julie Stevens on 01732 450618

Meet 3rd Thursday of each month 9.30 am at Otford Village Hall.

Otford & District Wine Club

Call Jennifer Morton-Robertson on 01732 761359

Arts and crafts

Embroidery Club Otford

or call 07983 581669

Otford Yarn Crafters

or call 07918 367198

The 1940s Society

The 1940s Society hold regular meetings at the Otford Memorial Hall, with lectures and discussions on different aspects of the 1940s.

Despite the Home Front being of particular interest to subscribers, subjects vary widely and have included lectures on French escape lines and the Russian Front. Regular film evenings are also popular with classic wartime films and propaganda shorts being shown.

Meetings are informal and friendly with refreshments and cakes always proving to be popular.

The Society also produces a regular magazine which includes up to date information and news & views for those interested in 1940s issues. This magazine is no longer produced in printed form but is distributed electronically by email and is free to anyone who subscribes.

Shoreham and Otford
Cricket Club

In its first full season after the merger between Shoreham and Otford cricket clubs which took place in 2020, the club has had an exceptionally vibrant and successful season.  This is a huge achievement at a time when many village cricket clubs have seen their playing numbers dwindle and the number of recreational cricketers has fallen by 30% in the last ten years according to the ECB. We are particularly pleased that the junior section has thrived this year, growing from 30 kids in 2020 and 67 in 2021; nearly all of the children come from the two parishes.  Further growth is planned for the coming season. 

Our senior teams performed well, finishing mid-table in divisions 3,5 and 7 and the Sunday team won most of their games.  Special thanks are owed to so many club members for making this one of our most successful seasons in recent years: Johnny Pyman, Grant Scandling, Ray Trick, Alex Hofmann, Billy Daus and of course our Chairman, Bob Stacey, supported by his wife Sue, who convinced the Committee to build a bar in the pavilion at Shoreham and then worked tirelessly, every week to make it a huge success.  Last but not least, we would like to thank our loyal sponsors, The Mount Vineyard and The Darenth, as well as welcoming new sponsors Sevenoaks Prep School and The New Beacon School.

The club is always looking for new members, both senior and junior (aged 6-15).

Email seniors: soccavailabilities@gmail.com

Email juniors: alex.hofmann@fisglobal.com  

Other local links

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