THE FIVE CHURCH WALK Bank Holiday Monday 6 MAY 2013




The walk starts at 10am from Chilham, 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 made available by special permission of the land-owners for this day only. The route passes through some of the most scenic countryside in East Kent and with the bluebells out and the cuckoo calling one can be sure of a lovely day.  Walkers can choose to complete the circuit or not provided that they start and finish at any of the churches.  Traditionally this has been a sponsored walk in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance, the Pilgrims Hospices and/or the participating churches, and funds raised are distributed according to the walker’s wishes as indicated on the entry form.  However, nowadays walkers tend to sponsor themselves with a donation of at least £5 at the start.  Incidentally, don’t bring snacks as each church has delicious home-made refreshments on offer.  Boughton Aluph’s are famous!


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 01227 738591, 01233 627117 or 01233 640357.  Or you can just turn up on the day.

Homemade cakes and buns the very  best

Enjoy the walk… think cake, Victoria jam sponge, meringue nest, coffee cake, flat jacks.. Ready and waiting to greet you on your departure and arrival – all served with an encouraging smile and a hot cuppa!!




SURVEY- yellow letter

Traffic concerns: have you filled in your form…?  We need as many as possible to provide as evidence to secure a fund for formal traffic analysis.   Please use this opportunity to have your say…

Please return by the 27th April 2013 –

New Recycling find out more on 27th April

13:30 – 14:30 Iron Room find out more about the changes to our recycling and refuse collection service on Saturday 27th April   See this link for PDF on all the changes – Fortnightly collections and new bins

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

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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Boughton Lees Pleasure Fayre

Plans are in hand for the Village Fayre. Help is required to run the stalls. However two important stalls need “owners”. These are the cake and the Ice Cream stalls. A letter, giving details of the dates of collection of jumble and Grand Draw tickets will be distributed round the parish at the end of March or early April. If you would like to attend the next Fayre Committee meeting it will be held on Monday May 7 at 8pm in the Flying Horse Inn. For further details ,please contact Ian Foinette 01233 756714.