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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Christmas Bazaar

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR  and coffee and cakes!

 in the IRON ROOM

BOUGHTON LEES

SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 10am-12

 CAKES, PRODUCE, FANTASTIC CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, CLASSY NEARLY NEW, GIFTS AND TOYS, WIN A MARVELLOUS CHRISTMAS HAMPER, JEWELLERY, RAFFLE AND REFRESHMENTS

 

COME ALONG AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS

 

 

**** FREE ENTRY ****

 

 

 

ALL PROCEEDS TO ST CHRISTOPHER’S AND ALL SAINTS’ CHURCHES

Village Singalong Monday 7.30

Singalone Practice Every    

Monday starting 7th November Flying Horse Pub

7.30-9.00pm everyone vwelcome!

♪♪In preparation of our Village Carol Singing ♪♪

On The Sunday 11th December 4.30 pm

Flying Horse Pub, Boughton Aluph

                              

BOUGHTON ALUPH VILLAGE QUIZ 26th November

 

YES IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! IT’S THE….

 

BOUGHTON ALUPH VILLAGE QUIZ

Saturday 26 November at 7.15 pm for a prompt 7.30 start

in the IRON ROOM on the Green at Boughton Lees

 

Teams of four (entry fee of £10 per team) all very welcome – please sign up your team by 12 November on the village notice board near the Flying Horse (beside the pillar box) or by emailing nigelbunker68@btinternet.com.

Please bring your own bottles and nibbles to sustain you at least until half time when buffet food and refreshments will be served.

 

Further information: 01233 620000 or 640357

Village Cricket Match BBQ

BBQ Poster Advert draft

Village Cricket Match

The Green, Boughton Lees

 

Sunday 31st July 2016, 2.00 p.m.

Barbecue and raffle

 

The annual Village Cricket Match will be held on the Green at Boughton Lees on Sunday 31st July, starting at 2.00 p.m. and will be run jointly by the Iron Room Management Committee and the Cricket Club.

As usual, there will be a barbecue and raffle and we hope that an early afternoon 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!

This will be a fun game and is suitable for children aged 11 and under, their families and other villagers. All equipment will be provided, but experience and ability are not essential requirements! We will work out the format of the game depending on the mix and number of players.

If you’re interested, please sign up on the poster on the Notice Board outside the Cricket Pavilion, contact Simon Richardson on 01233 50300 or email simonrichardson53@btinternet.com

Cantiacorum Community Choir

Cantiacorum Choir 30th July 2016

Cantiacorum Choir 30th July 2016

2nd May 2016 The Five Church Walk

Full details including maps and entry forms can be found at http://www.thefivechurchwalk.co.uk

 

 

2nd May Five Church Walk… walking or helping??

May has arrived. What does it mean in our Parish?
Lots to do. Our spring migration from St Christopher’s to All Saints later in the month but first The Five Church Walk. Boughton has taken part since the beginning and changes have taken place .This year the route to Godmersham has changed. This will add new interest for the seasoned walkers who come each year and a relief to those who remember the long drag uphill from Godmersham. What ever the weather people come to enjoy the walk AND the food at the churches. Although many walk in pairs or groups there are solitary walkers. Many start as such but soon link up in friendly conversation.
Lots of people are involved in the organisation of the Walk. This year the splendid website has moved us into the digital age but not yet into the virtual state. At Boughton as well as contributing the secretarial skills to the Committee we cook and serve food, register in walkers and mark the route. It is a real team effort.
For the 2nd May Bank Holiday we feed a large group from St Martin-in-the-fields who are following the Pilgrim route to Canterbury. This time it is sandwich making.
If you are reading this and feeling that you would like to be part of the team or would like to do some cooking please contact Clare. Unfortunately a change that we cannot stop is age and we do need some new helpers. If you are new to the village it is a good way to meet friendly faces.
All Saints is a fantastic Grade 1 listed building but it is what goes on inside which gives it life.
Come and join us. Services start there on May 22nd at 9.30am.

Clare Hardwick and Rita Hawes
Churchwardens
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