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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Neighbourhood Plan Survey

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There’s just a few days left to fill in the Neighbourhood Plan Survey.

It’s easy to fill it in online at www.parishplan.uk/2030. We’ll call to collect completed paper copies of the survey after 17 April. Call us on 01233 332602 if you need assistance.

Please don’t miss this important opportunity to have your say on how our community changes and grows over the next 15 years. Your opinion counts.

Further information on the Neighbourhood Plan Survey can be found here.

Thank you for your help.

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on behalf of Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council

Our friendly (flying) publican at The Flying Horse will be running The London Marathon for charity !!

…The London Marathon – help Rob support Children’s Charity…

On April 26th Rob Dixon, our fast-and-friendly (flying)publican at The Flying Horse, will be running The London Marathon for the second year.
He is raising funds to support Global’s Make Some Noise – http://www.makesomenoise.com – which is a national charity that helps disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

If you would like to help and support him please visit his “justgiving page” at: http://www.justgiving.com/Robert-Dixon6

Good Luck Rob!

Kennington Sites and the Local Plan 2030

The Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Resident’s Association

To: Simon Cole, Planning and Development, Ashford Borough Council

From: Alan Vaughan, Chairman

17.02.2016

Hello Simon, I trust that you are well.

Re: Kennington Sites and the Local Plan

On behalf of the Association’s members I write to express our grave concerns regarding suggestions in the press and elsewhere that land at the so-called “Large Burton sites, Kennington” might be identified as potential development sites in the soon-to-be-published Local Plan 2030.

In addition to the recent refusal by the Planning Inspectorate to permit development on Kennington land for reasons which still pertain the Association recognises that there is no strategic imperative to develop these sites in preference to other sites in the Borough.

The National Planning Policy Framework clearly states: ”Local planning authorities should take into account the economic and other benefits of the best and most versatile agricultural land” which of course this is, and that “Where significant development of agricultural land is demonstrated to be necessary local planning authorities should seek to use areas of poorer quality land in preference to that of a higher quality.”

For the avoidance of doubt, it is my duty to advise you of our absolute and unconditional objection to the inclusion of these and any such sites (for potential development) in the Local Plan to 2030.

I would be very grateful, Simon, if you would kindly convey the contents of this email to all Councillors.

With Sincere Regards,

Alan Vaughan, Chairman, The Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Resident’s Association

RSPV

Village Quiz 2015 Boughton Aluph

Boughton Aluph Village Quiz 2015

Who can give the cricket club teams a run for their money this year? Will the question-setters’ microphones be working properly? And will this be the occasion when unruly elements are finally sent to the sin bin for daring to question the infallible authorities? All these questions (at least) will be answered on:

Saturday 28th November in the Iron Room

7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start

As usual, the format is for teams of 4, with the extortionate entry fee of £2.50 per person (pay on the door). Buffet food will be provided at the half-way mark, but please feel free to bring your own nibbles and drinks as well to sustain you as the suspense mounts. Just sign up on the village noticeboard beside the Flying Horse, or in the Iron Room, or e-mail Nigel Bunker at cbnb@btinternet.com with team name, contact person, and contact telephone number.

♫♪Village Choir Sing-alone Come and join in ♪♫ The first ‘gathering’ will be on Monday 23rd November 7.30pm – 9.00pm Flying Horse – Pegasus Bar

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

Village Choir Sing 2014

 

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

The first ‘gathering’ will be on Monday 23rd November – there are no auditions, no previous experience is required… everyone is welcome..!
The aim is simply to gather as a village and rehearse for a village Christmas Carol Singing held on the Sunday 13th December 4.30pm. All welcome complimentary mulled wine, mince pies and a roasting log fire in the Pub.
PRACTICE AND REHARSALS: Monday evenings, only 3 rehearsal’s no need to make them all.

Please join us, following the last two 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

Bessie Fuller at aged 100 years was probably the village’s oldest inhabitant, having lived and worked in the village most, if not all, her life.

Her funeral will be at Charing Crematorium at 11.20am on Monday 2nd November and will be followed by a gathering, with refreshments, for friends and family in the Iron Room.  Anybody who cannot make it to the Crematorium is still welcome to come to the Iron Room, from about 12.30.
RIP