BRABOURNE COMMUNITY
 
The following are some of the local organisations, groups, societies and services. If you would like to be included, please go to the Input Page and drop us a line. From here a link can be added to your own web site or email address if you have one. Alternatively, provide details to the Parish Clerk, Susan Wood. Any amendments, inclusions and deletions will be updated on a regular basis.
 
EDUCATION

Brabourne Church of England Primary School
Head Teacher Jamie Evans

01303 813276 headteacher@brabourne.kent.sch.uk

Website

www.brabourne.kent.sch.uk

Brabourne Lees Playgroup
Organiser Di Andrews 01303 812668
Sessions Tuesdays and Fridays 9.15 am to 12.15 p.m.
Venue Village Hall
Open to Children from 2.5 years to school age
Rising Five's Nursery
Proprietor Mary Calver 01303 813365
Function OFSTED and Social Services approved children's nursery.
Open to Children 2 to 5 yrs old (Max 20 children)
Hours Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm, term time only
WORSHIP
Brabourne Baptist Chapel
Services Sundays at 10.30 am and 6.30 p.m.
Family Worship on 1st Sunday of every month
Minister Revd Tim Simpson 01303 813368
Brabourne Parochial Church Council
Secretary Mrs Jean Bates 01233 750304
St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Brabourne
Priest-in-Charge - Revd. Richard Le Rossignol 01303 812697
Regular Sunday services are held and midweek services for Saints Days.
Full details can be found in the Parish Magazine.
Zion Strict Baptist Chapel
Deacon Mr J W Brooks 01303 814352
Services Sundays at 11.00am and 2.15pm
Weekday Service (usually Tuesdays) at 7.00pm
Womens Fellowship
Secretary Daisy Hards 01303 812507
Meetings First and third Tuesdays of each month at 2.00pm
Venue Baptist Church
Coffee Mornings Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 10.00am
Venue Members homes. (Tel 01303 812219 for details)
Purpose Devotional and social integration.
Open to Ladies of all ages.
COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Brabourne & Smeeth Village Hall
Secretary Jacqui Fortescue
Bookings Betty Dryland 01303 813234
SPORTS AND LEISURE
Body Tone
Organiser Michelle 01233 732309
Sessions Mondays at 6.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Venue Smeeth School
Open to All. Michelle is a qualified RSA Exercise To Music Instructor and Ace Personal Trainer
Brabourne & Smeeth Football Club
Organiser Richard 01303 814620
Venue Brabourne & Smeeth Playing Fields
Matches In football season - home and away.
Open to Aspiring players wishing to play for the local team.
Brabourne & Smeeth Footpaths Association
Walks 4 to 5 miles on last Sunday of each month plus Boxing Day and a June Supper walk.
Meeting Place Orpins Stores at 2.15, but see notice board for confirmation.
Open to Anyone interested in gentle rambling.
Darby & Joan Club
Secretary Beryl Barnett 01303 812272
Meetings Second and fourth Monday of each month at 2.00pm. Coach pick-up from 1.30pm around the village.
Venue Village Hall
Open to All people of (early) retirement age for socialising and other events.
Mersham -le-Hatch Cricket Club
Secretary
Venue Mersham Le Hatch Cricket Club on the A20
Monday Club
Secretary Diana Andrews 01303 812668
Meetings Last Monday in each month at 8pm
Venue Village Hall
Open to All ladies. Meetings cover a variety of subjects, talks, crafts, outings, social events, etc.

Nordic Walking

Organiser: Erika Lawal 0845 468 0899

email nordicwalkingeastkent@gmail.com

Learn how to Nordic Walk while making friends and seeing the wonderful countryside around us. Full training provided in the Playing Field and on the Green before we move on to weekly walks on footpaths and woodland trails in the village and beyond. Free taster session.  Website: http://www.nordicwalkingeastkent.co.uk

Wednesday Coffee Club
Organiser Tamara Baldwin 01303 813742
Meetings Wednesday mornings 10.00am to 12 noon.
Venue At members homes, on a rotational basis.
Open to Any younger mother with her children.
Purpose To get to know other like-minded younger mothers, for a chat, friendship and mutual support.
Yoga Club
Organiser Wendy Sanders 01303 813451
Meetings Every Wednesday at 6.30pm to 7.45pm and 8.00pm to 9.30pm & every Thursday at9.30am to 11.00am and 11.15am to 12.45pm
Venue At the Village Hall.
Open to All interested in yoga
SCOUTS AND GUIDES
   

 

SCOUTS AND GUIDES

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1st Brabourne & Smeeth Scouts & Guides Group

Chairman Ian Plowright 01303 812251

 

Group Scout Leader Jon Rose 01303 814742 for information on Scouts or Explorers

Assist. Group Scout Leader Ian Ruck 01303 813743 Re: Beavers & Cubs

 

Guide units:  Divisional Commissioner Becky Hinnells  01233 650887

ALL MEETINGS ARE AT GROUP HEADQUARTERS OR AS NOTIFIED ELSEWHERE  FOR NUMEROUS ADVENTUROUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Visit      http://www.ashforddistrictscouts.org.uk/site/index.php?title=Groups

 

Rainbows
CLOSED NO LEADERSHIP

Meetings Wednesdays in term time 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Open to Girls aged 5 to 7 yrs

Beavers
Leader Susie Smith 01303 812965

Meetings

Thursdays in term time 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Open to Boys  and Girls aged 6 to 8 yrs

Brownies
Leader Jean Hodgkin 01303 812747
Meetings Wednesdays in term time 5.00pm to 6.30pm
Open to Girls aged 7 to 10 yrs

Cubs
Leader Jodie Smythe 01303 812265

Meetings Fridays in term time 5.45 pm to 7.00 pm
Open to Boys and Girls aged 8 to 10.5 yrs

Guides
Leader Julia Adams 01233 637679
Meetings Wednesdays in term time 6.45pm to 8.30pm
Open to Girls aged 10 to 14 yrs

Scouts
Leader Jon Rose 01303 814742
Meetings Fridays in term time 7.30pm to 9.15pm
Open to Boys and Girls aged 10 to 15.5 yrs

Explorer Scouts
Leader Heather Hale 01233 631416
Meetings as arranged 7.30 / 8.00pm onwards
Open to Young ladies and men aged 14.5 to 18 yrs

1st Brabourne & Smeeth Scouts & Guides Hut - Church Road, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent. TN25 6SA

Letting Officer The Mapley Family (Anne, Adrian, Edward & Alex) 01303 812769

 

 

 

SOCIETIES, TRUSTS and ASSOCIATIONS
Ashford Rural Trust
Secretary M J Lancaster 01233 621917
mjglancaster@aol.com
www.ashfordruraltrust.org.uk
Aims To limit bad town and country planning around and in Ashford.
Meetings Meetings and periodic coach tours as announced.
Open to Everyone who has an interest in our local environment.
Brabourne Primary School Parents & Friends Association
Chairman Julie Baker 01303 813276 (School)
headteacher@brabourne.kent.sch.uk
Aims To promote friendships between parents, but primarily to organise fund-raising events to provide extra equipment and finance for non-core activities.
Meetings Ad hoc as announced
Open to Parents of children at the school and anyone else interested in supporting the school's activities
Brabourne & Smeeth Horticultural Society
Secretary Mrs Janet Baker 01303 813325
Meetings Last Friday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
Venue Village Hall
Open to All, especially those interested in horticulture.
Brabourne & Smeeth Village Hall & Playing Field Supporters Club
Organisers Mrs Gianna Marchesi & Mrs Barbara Martin 01303 812130
Function To run a village "100 Club" to provide funds equally for the Village Hall and Playing Fields.
Draw Second Wednesday of each month
Open to Anyone over 18
Brabourne & Smeeth Playing Fields Association
Secretary Mrs Gianna Marchesi 01303 812130
Purpose To manage the Playing Field and fund raising for replacement equipment on the playground area.
Open to All
Brabourne & Smeeth Neighbourhood Watch

Purpose To promote good citizenship and greater public participation in the prevention and solution of crime in Brabourne and Smeeth.
Open to All households - about 50% of the houses in both villages are covered, but new "link" persons are most welcome.
Royal British Legion, Brabourne & Smeeth Branch
President: Lady Brabourne
Secretary Ray Lucas 01303 812637
Meetings First Monday in each month, except Bank Holidays at 7.30pm
Venue Woolpack Inn
Open to Ex service personnel and others wishing to support the charity.
NCT Coffee Group
Organiser: Lorraine Hill 01303 813761 / lorrainehill@gmail.com
Meetings on Wednesday mornings during term time 10.00am to 12 noon.
Venue: At members homes in the Brabourne, Smeeth and Ashford areas on a rotational basis.
Open to any mum with a baby and/or pre-school children.
Come along to our small, friendly group for a coffee and chat to other like-minded mums while the children play together.
PUBLICATIONS
Kentish Express Village Correspondent
Correspondent Val Thorpe 01303 813152
Parish Magazine
Produced by the parish churches, but includes items of general interest to parishioners, local services, letters and articles. Circulation approx. 600 copies per month.
Editor John Jamieson 01303 812704
OTHER SERVICES
Mobile Library Service
Mondays every week Bottom of Prospect Way 11.40am to 12.35pm
Alternate Wednesdays Five Bells Public House 11.10am to11.25am
Village Hall 11.30am to 11.40am
Post Office
At Orpins Stores
Opening times Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am to 12.30pm, 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Weds 8.30am to 12.30pm
Sats 9.00am to 12.30pm
All Post Office Counter services are provided including Road Fund Tax for vehicles.
Refuse Collection
Thursdays All rubbish to be put out before 6.00am please.
BUSINESSES
Mill House Designs
Contemporary and modern soft furnishings for your home
www.millhouse-designs.co.uk Email info@millhouse-designs.co.uk
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