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:

Derek Anthony Chairman

Elspeth Watt

Robert Oliver

Norma Devereese

Caroline Archer

Hugh Davies

Frank Avery

John Faulkner

George Watt – Observer

Alan Vaughan

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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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
Village www: No site found!
wikipedia: Click to open a new window

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)
[ View your order ]
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

Saturday 17th May 2014 7:00 pm All Saints Church

The Society of Recorder Players
Kent Branch in concert

Musical Director: Marion Scott
with interlude performances by young recorder players from Lady Joanna Thornhill’s Primary School and guest soloists, including flute, bassoon and oboe.

at All Saints Church, Boughton Aluph

Saturday 17th May 2014 7:00 pm

The programme includes a wide variety of music from early to modern.
Further information available from:

Diane Van Wyk: 01233 629320

Free entry – donations welcome.

Refreshments available

The proceeds of the concert will be divided between SRP and All Saints Church.
The SRP Kent Branch, Registered Charity: England & Wales 282751, Scotland SC038422

ABC comment before the 2 May on Neighbourhood plan area for Boughton Aluph and Eastwell

Dear All,

I am forwarding this alert to you all it was generated by one of our committee members – Norma Devereese to her contacts in the Sandyhurst Lane Residents Association, so please forgive me if there is some duplication, but this is such an important topic for all in the area. 

Hopefully you will be aware of the many housing development applications that have been submitted to Ashford BC for consideration to be included in their local plan for 2030.

In an effort to try & maintain some control of what is approved for our local area, the Parish Council has applied to Ashford BC for Boughton Aluph and Eastwell to be designated a Neighbourhood Area. A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. A Neighbourhood Plan is about the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific types of development.

A Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for the area, if successful at referendum. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some local documents, such as Parish Plans, Community Plans and Village Design Statements.

In essence:
Whilst a Neighbourhood Plan cannot be used to prevent development it can:
Decide where and what type of development should happen in the neighbourhood
Include policies, e.g. regarding design standards, that take precedence over existing policies

Ashford BC have a responsibility to publish the consultation but unless you manage to see a poster, review their website or find it in a local press release you are unlikely to be aware of anything.

This is an important opportunity for you to engage in the process generally and I would urge you to take a look at the attached link and respond before the end of the consultation period, 2nd May. Following which, they will make the decision on whether to grant neighbourhood status to the parish.

https://haveyoursay.ashford.gov.uk/consult.ti/BAE_Neighbourhood_Area/consultationHome or you can also e-mail your comments to:
planningpolicy@ashford.gov.uk, or even write to them at the Civic Centre at Tannery Lane, whichever method you use, please do comment before 2nd May.

Kind regards

Elspeth Watt
Secretary BA&ERA


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