Welcome to the Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Residents Association blog

Here we’ll keep a bit of a record of Village “happenings”

 Let us have your village related stories for inclusion in our “blog”.Resident Association Committee Members:

Alan Vaughan Chairman

John Faulkner

Elspeth Watt

Robert Oliver

Caroline Archer

Hugh Davies

Frank Avery

Carol Bunker

Tony Evans

Laurie Fermor

Rohan Thuraisingham

Neal Guthrie

Erica Lasparini

George Watt – Observer

We would like to warmly encourage and welcome new members to the committee.  We are keen to attract new members to represent your community; we could do with toddlers, primary school children, teenagers!! Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join us or to create or promote your activity or interests to your wider community..!!   This blog is yours..!! With your help we can share your views and aspirations within your community for your community.  The blog can be used to share information on events, resources, clubs, local Parish and Council business, Village achievements, endeavour to capture collective bargaining and purchasing power, for example ‘oil’. Work towards improved neighbourhood watch schemes, campaign on road safety, and archive newsletters, useful contacts, and a ‘Village Welcome Pack’… all this as well as providing a conduit to essential links, see are link’ tab for facilities and local businesses.

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Invitation to our annual general meeting

To be held in the Iron Room on Monday 29th June starting at 7pm sharp.

Doors open at 6:45pm


The agenda will include :

Appointment of committee members (new appointees welcome)

Development of the Neighbourhood Plan

Broadband enhancement

An open discussion on what you, as a member want from our association.

Followed by


Please come along and hear from our area coordinator just what is involved, what you can expect from the scheme and how you can participate in helping to make a safer environment. Also meet our local PCSO


And Finally


Hear a presentation from a local producer – Westwell Wines – on the growth of their company and sample some of their current vintage. Accompanied by a cheese tasting with products supplied by Perry Court Farm.

A raffle for some fascinating prizes will take place during the evening,

Kent Police Band 6th June 2015

Police Band 6th June 2015




For a rousing concert of classical and modern music, from marches to pop and Broadway.

All Saints Church, Boughton Aluph, Ashford TN25 4EU (off A28)

Saturday 6 June 2015 at 7.30pm

Retiring collection in aid of church restoration.

FREE admission, ample parking and a glass of wine in the interval – so come along!

Further information: 01233 640357

Concert kindly sponsored by Eastwell

WK                                                                 Manor and Wilkins Kennedy LLP

Eastwell Manor



 Five Church Walk Route


The walk starts from 10am, from Chilham, Godmersham, Boughton Aluph, Challock or Molash church. It links these churches in a clockwise circular 16 mile route following footpaths, bridleways, country lanes and private paths, some of which are made available only on the day by the land-owners. The route passes through some of the most scenic countryside in East Kent for all to enjoy, and with the bluebells out and the cuckoo calling you can be sure of a lovely day.

You can choose to complete the circuit or not provided you start and finish at any of the churches.  This is a sponsored walk in aid of the participating churches, the Kent Air Ambulance and/or the Pilgrims Hospices, and funds raised are distributed according to your wishes as indicated on the entry form.  Those without sponsors are equally welcome and are asked to make a minimum donation of £5 each.  The churches also have delicious home-made refreshments (and loos) to offer while you take a welcome break.

So, for a great day out make a note of the date and be sure to come along


For more information or for entry and sponsorship forms, contact any of the local churches, the charities, or phone 01233 641913.  Or you can just turn up on the day.

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The best Tea and Cake served in the Churches though out the walk .!! 

If the boundary of your property borders the … Form KCC


KCC Vegetation letter to parishes-2

Dear Resident

Every year throughout the spring and summer KCC Highways & Transportation receive numerous complaints regarding trees, hedges and other vegetation, which overhang the highway from private property. This matter can pose a number of problems for people trying to use the footways, especially if they are trying to pass with buggies, wheel chairs and scooters.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could ensure that any trees and hedges that are bordering the Highway are maintained and cut back to your boundary which would greatly benefit all Highway users. This will help us all keep the highway safe and prevent the need for KCC Highways & Transportation writing to you requesting that you cut back your vegetation.

So that you are aware of our requirements, please refer to the text below.

If the boundary of your property borders the footway, then please be aware that:

  • The full width of the footway/pavement must be available for use by pedestrians.
  • As well, there must be a minimum height clearance over the footway/pavement of 2.1 metres / 7 feet for any vegetation.

If the boundary of your property borders the carriageway, then please be aware that:

  • If you have vegetation that overhangs into the road, there must be a minimum height clearance of 5 metres / 16 feet, to accommodate buses and HGV’s that may use the road.
  •  If your property is rural, then vegetation should be 0.45 metres / 1’6” feet behind the edge of the road and all signs need to be kept clear of foliage for at least 20 metres.

Also, I would ask that you pay special attention to your trees, hedges and vegetation if your property is on or near a junction, and/or inside bend of the road, to maintain maximum visibility for road users.

Finally, I would like to thank you for the time taken to read this article and wish you a pleasant summer. I am looking forward to working with yourselves and your parish to keep the roads as safe and clear as possible.


Highway Steward

Kent County Council Highways, Transportation and Waste

Oil Syndicate

The Westwell & Charing Heating Oil Club
Village Information

Members in your club: 26
Club Start Date: August – 2012
Population: 1099
Post Town: Tonbridge
OS Grid Ref: TR025475
Latitude: 51.199226
Longitude 0.913838
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Recent Area Order History

A supplier will often offer a rate to a whole postcode area including your club and if so these would be listed here
Date: Rate (ppl exVAT)
06/02/2015 £0.3969
30/01/2015 £0.3976
23/01/2015 £0.3825
10/01/2015 £0.3759
02/01/2015 £0.3783
26/12/2014 £0.4175
12/12/2014 £0.4649
29/11/2014 £0.4599
14/11/2014 £0.4600
31/10/2014 £0.4696
17/10/2014 £0.4649
03/10/2014 £0.4756
19/09/2014 £0.4875
05/09/2014 £0.4912
22/08/2014 £0.4899
08/08/2014 £0.4899
25/07/2014 £0.4990
04/07/2014 £0.4950
20/06/2014 £0.5099
06/06/2014 £0.4995
Your Club Order Date / Status

   Your clubs next order by date is:   
*** This Weekend ***
Sunday, 01 March 2015
(We expect rates Friday PM)
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Please add your order on or before this date to be included in your clubs next group order.

Notice Board

ImageWinter 2014 Newsletter
What’s going on with the price of oil? [Open]ImageIs your club saving you money?
We are keen to get your club growing. For a club to work well we need to have as many members as possible. Your club needs you!Here is how you can help:

Free bottle of additive worth £15
In association with the manufactures of exocet, we are pleased to offer the following: Recommend six new members to the club (via the friend invite form) and claim a 200ml bottle of premium additive.

For full details or to claim your bottle:
[Offer Details]
   [invite a friend form]

Request our village promotion pack
We have our village promotion pack to help promote your local club. The pack will include a A4 laminated brochure for the village noticeboard and 50DL flyers.
To request a pack
[ click here ]

You can also [ Download ] our A4 PDF flyer.

Village Photographs
If you have a suitable photo you would like to submit, please email it to webadmin@oil-club.co.uk. Please include the village name!

!Local oil thefts reported

We have had no notification of any thefts for your club. If you would like to report a theft
[ click here]

WIN a chop-cloc and chop your oil bill!
Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for your chance to win a Chop-Cloc.

♫♪Village Choir Sing-alone Come and join in ♪♫ The first ‘gathering’ will be on Monday 3rd November 7.30pm – 9.00pm Flying Horse – Pegasus Bar

♫♪Village Choir Sing-alone Come and join in ♪♫

Village Choir Sing 2014


Monday evenings 7.30pm – 9.00pm Flying Horse – Pegasus Bar
A seasonal invitation to you from your neighbour
♪♫♫ Carol Singing ♪♫♫

The first ‘gathering’ will be on Monday 3rd November – there are no auditions, no previous experience is required… everyone is welcome..!
The aim is simply to gather as a village and sing, this will culminate in a village Christmas Carol singing evening on the Sunday 14th December 4pm– this may take the form of house to house calling ending in the Pub, or we may agree to a static external meeting point, possible on the Green around a well-lit and decorated tree or pavilion, mulled wine and candles etc. once again withdrawing to the warmth of a roasting log fire in the Pub..
PRACTICE AND REHARSALS: Monday evenings, only 6 rehearsal’s no need to make them all. Paul has kindly offered us the Pegasus Bar, (the back bar at the Flying Horse) as they do not serve food on Mondays, thank you to Paul for this venue.

Please join us, following last years success this looks like becoming an annual event…. !!Do you remember the Nativity Productions organized by Cannon Neal..? Any questions or to keep up-to-date with the rehearsals & review songs sheets etc follow the residence blog- http://boughtonaluphandeastwellresidentsassociation.com click the black box “+ FOLLOW” enter your email address and submit, you will then be automatically sent Village updates

Family Fun Annual Village Cricket March 27th July 12:00pm

This year the annual Village Cricket Match will be held on the Green at Boughton Lees on Sunday , starting at 12.00 p.m. and will be run jointly by the Iron Room Management Committee and the Cricket Club.

For those of you who haven’t taken part before, this is intended to be a fun afternoon for the whole village and the game is open to children under 13 years of age, their families and other villagers. All equipment will be provided, but experience and ability aren’t essential requirements! We’ll work out the format of the game depending on the mix and number of players, and if there are enough we may be able to run two shorter games. I expect to use a soft ball to make the game more suitable for the youngest players and so that we don’t use up a lot of time donning mountains of protective gear.

As usual, there will be a barbecue and raffle and we hope that a lunchtime start means we won’t have to worry about fading light or falling temperatures – with luck players and spectators may even enjoy some summer sunshine!

So if you’re interested in playing, please sign up asap on the poster on the Notice Board outside the Cricket Pavilion, or let me know direct, so that we can get an idea of numbers. If you simply want a pleasant afternoon on the Green, do come along as a spectator.



Simon Richardson
BECC U-15 Bluebirds Team Manager
01233 503000


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