Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

Clubs, Societies and Groups

Tenterden and the surrounding area has a wealth of clubs, groups and societies - choose from the list below. If you would like to add your club or group or make any amendments please contact Sue Ferguson here

Action Groups

Save Tenterden Action Group (STAG)

web: www.savetenterden.org

The Save Tenterden Action Group (STAG) is a group of local Tenterden residents who have formed a committee to fight the Tenterden Southern development.


Adult Education

Kent Adult Education

Contact: Homewood Centre, Homewood School Phone: 01580 764356

Workers' Educational Association (WEA) Tenterden Branch

Tenterden Branch Secretary: Christine Parkes
Email: christineparkes@hotmail.co.uk,   telephone: 01622 842217
Web: www.southern.wea.org.uk 
The WEA is a national adult education organisation with more than 100 years of experience in bringing education opportunities to adults of all ages and backgrounds. We provide over 10,000 part-time courses for adults every year and many of those courses are organised by volunteer-led branches, such as the Tenterden Branch.
For more information about courses and day schools in Tenterden please contact the branch Secretary, Christine Parkes, or contact the WEA southern region on free phone: 0800 328 1060.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you think you have a problem with drinking, we're here to help.
If alcohol is costing you more than money, then call us today in complete confidence on 01227 455557, email us at help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk or find out about AA meetings in Tenterden here www.tenterdentown.co.uk/aa


Amateur Dramatics

Benenden Players

Contact: Michael Patrick Phone: 01580 241966

web: www.benendenplayers.co.uk

Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society (TODS)

Contact: Chairman: Iris Scandrett, 14 Glebelands, Biddenden, Kent, TN27 4DE - Tel:01580 291539

web: www.tods.me.uk

Secretary: Mrs. A. Patrick, Holly Cottage, Orchard Court, The Street, Benenden. TN17 4DE - 01580 241966

Chairman: Iris Scandrett
Vice Chairman: Gillian Davis
Secretary:  Angela Patrick
Treasurer: Michael Patrick
Assistant Secretary: Sally Klemen

Woodchurch Players

web: www.woodchurchplayers.com


Angling

Tenterden and District Angling and Preservation Association

Contact: Chairman: Paul Locks, email: info@tenterdenangling.co.uk
Web: www.tenterdenangling.co.uk
Membership secretary: Mrs D J T Halls email: membership@tenterdenangling.co.uk 
The Tenterden and District Angling and Preservation Association was founded in 1920. We are a local fishing club based in Kent and we are affiliated members of the K.F.C.A, the R.F.A. and the ANGLING TRUST.

Tenterden Trout Waters - fly fishing.

Phone: 01580 763201

web: www.tenterden-trout-waters.co.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/tenterden-trout-waters

Tenterden Trout Waters was one of the first still water fisheries in South East England. The site enjoys an excellent reputation with discerning fly fishermen Worldwide. There is one main lake, extending to about 3.5 acres and two smaller lakes. The largest of the lakes lies at the bottom of a sweeping grassy slope, the pools are tiered so they drain into the main lake. The two smaller lakes despite their size, are surprisingly deep and well stocked with a good head of fish.


Animal Welfare

Tenterden and District Cats Protection

Phone: 01797 366379

web: www.tenterden.cats.org.uk

The Tenterden & District Branch Cats Protection branch is run by volunteers who are dedicated to helping make better the lives of cats and kittens in our area. We always have a large selection of cats looking for new homes and would be so pleased to hear from you if you are considering rehoming a rescue cat who is eager to share your home and your life.


Archery

1066 Archery Club

Contact: Ann Hyde-Barnett Phone: 07940 446512

web: www.1066archery.co.uk

Archery Club, lessons in Tenterden. Beginners courses, equipment supplied


Art

A Tenterden Makers

Contact: Gill Bridgestock, designer of jewellery and silversmith - 01580 765347 or 07861 536559

web: www.tenterdenmakers.com

Tenterden Makers are a group of local artists and designer-makers supporting and promoting an interest in local art and crafts.

Weald of Kent Art Group

Contact: Chairman Judy Williams Phone: 01580 240884

web: www.wealdofkentartgroup.co.uk

Secretary, Alison Prall
email alisonprall40@gmail.com 
Phone 01580 240417

The Weald of Kent Art Group membership includes 12 demonstration/lectures during the months of October to March at Highbury Hall in Tenterden. We meet every 1st and third Thursdays in the month. The evening has demos by professional Artists. Fees start at £20 per year for a non exhibiting member.  Doors open 6:45pm  starts 7:15 pm until 9:15 pm. Contact Mr Christopher Hautot chrishautot@tiscali.co.uk. Summer painting days in local venues, discounts on art materials at local art shops and a chance to enter your work into our annual exhibition at the Town Hall.


Arts

Tenterden Decorative & Fine Arts Society - NADFAS

web: www.tenterdendfas.org.uk

The NADFAS lectures are held at Tenterden Leisure Centre, Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden, on the 1st Tuesday of the month (except January and August).
Coffee is served from 10.00 am to 10.45 am. Announcements at 10.55 am followed by the Lecture at 11.00am - 12 noon. At present we have a membership of 350 with a waiting list of about 30
Chairman: Mrs Angela Fry
Secretary: Mrs Jeanette Marchant 
Treasurer: Simon Gifford
Membership Secretary: Mrs Wendy Macartney Tel: 01580 292035 membershipsecretary@tenterdendfas.org.uk 
Visits Secretary: Mrs Christine Dennis
Programme Secretary: Mrs Fran Sharp
Young Arts Dr Terri Westerdale and Dr Liz Bamji


Babies and Toddlers

Funtrain pre-school music classes

web: www.funtrain.co.uk

Funtrain pre-school music classes from age one. 
Tuesday mornings 9.30am Glebe Hall, Tenterden
Wednesday mornings 9.30 and 10.30am Biddenden Village Hall
Free trial class,  01580 895326

High Halden Nine O'Clock Club

web: www.bhhw.org.uk/nineoclockclub.htm

Parent and toddler group: High Halden Nine O'Clock Club. We meet at High Halden School on Thursday mornings from 9-10:30am during term time only. Please use the front door at the school and ring the bell. It's fun, friendly and free!

Millies on Mondays

web: www.tenterdencofe.org/?page_ref=354

Parent and Toddler Group for children aged 0-5 Years. Every Monday during Term Time 9am – 11.30am at The Glebe Hall, Church Road, Tenterden (free parking). Coffee and Donuts, contact Karen Edgar 01580 762838 or Shirley Docker 07980 421914

Musika

web: www.musikaclass.co.uk

Phone Tim on : 07946 091596
Fun, structured music classes for 0-7 year olds, Wednesdays during term time at Trinity Baptist Church, Ashford Rd, Tenterden
3-4 year olds 10am
0-2 year olds 10.30am
Classes for other age groups to be confirmed soon. Contact us for a free taster class

Namaste Kids - Yoga for Children

Contact: Hayley Sanderson Phone: 01580 240982

web: www.namastekids.co.uk

Children's yoga classes. For more information on classes please call 01580 240982, email info@namastekids.co.uk or check out our website www.namastekids.co.uk , Hayley Sanderson YBT &  RTYC

Tots on Thursdays

web: www.tenterdencofe.org/?page_ref=354

Parent and toddler group. Every Thursday 1.30-3pm during term time at St Michaels Church, St Michaels.


Badminton

Homewood Badminton Club

Contact: Meet Tuesday Evenings at Tenterden Leisure Centre. Mrs Doreen Mackey Phone: 01580 762965


Ballet

Tenterden Ballet Studos

Phone: 01233 624003

web: www.tenterdenballetstudios.co.uk

The Tenterden classes take place at the Tenterden Club in Church Road, off Tenterden High Street. Classes: Tap, Modern, Jazz and Classical Ballet taught by fully qualified staff from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Ballet Classes follow the Cecchetti method from Primary to the major grades.


Bell Ringing

Bell Ringing Group in St.Mildred's Church, Tenterden

Weekly bell ringing practice at St.Mildred's belfry, Tenterden. Monday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Free admission. All welcome.


Book

London Beach Book Club

The London Beach Book Club is held in the Spa Juice Bar about every 4-6 weeks. An informal group of people who would be delighted to have more members to broaden the discussions and open up a new choice of books. Please contact Jean Hamilton on 01580 241265 or email j.hamilton007@btinternet.com if you have any questions


Bowls

Tenterden Bowls Club

Contact: Hon Sec: Mrs Ann Walker

web: www.tenterdenbowls.com

Hon Treas: Mr Melvin Dixon

We play at Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden. All levels welcome. Come and join our 100 year old outdoor club in Tenterden. Fresh air, gentle exercise, good company and make new friends. Good fun for 8 to 80+ year olds. Guidance and equipment available for beginners. No special clothing required initially, only flat shoes. Club evenings are Thursdays from 17.30. Refreshments available


Boxing

Tenterden Amateur Boxing Club

Contact: Shaun

Tenterden Amature Boxing Club is now located just outside Tenterden. Unit 1 Hendon Farm Stores, Park Road, Woodchurch TN26 3QP

We are a up and comming amature boxing club located just outside Tenterden, Kent. We have great trainers dedicating their time, a great atmosphere and lots of local support. We train 5 nights a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6-8.30pm for boys who want to box for the club. Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm for boxing keep fit, and under 10's Sundays at 11.30am. As we are limited on places, to arrange a viewing session please contact head trainer Billy Stafford 07516 496080. Affiliated to the Amateur Boxing Association. www.facebook.com/pages/Tenterden-amateur-boxing-club/119033317772


Bridge

Tenterden Bridge Club

Contact: Club Secretary - Mrs Ann Barnes - 01580 240498

web: www.bridgewebs.com/tenterden

Tenterden Bridge Club has been in existence some 30 years. We have about 100 Members who enjoy playing duplicate bridge with the emphasis on enjoying friendly bridge. We meet at Tenterden Club, Church Road, Tenterden, and start promptly at 7.15 on Wednesday evenings. Visitors always welcome. We run a host system.

Tenterden Social Bridge Club

Contact: Anne Kelly, Tel: 01580 762580

The club meets every Tuesday from 1.30 until 4.30 at St. Andrews Parish Hall on the corner of Ashford Road and Turners Avenue, Tenterden to play “Chicago” bridge. Visitors are welcome - £2.50 includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Second and fourth Tuesday in the month come alone, first, third and fifth Tuesdays come with a partner. Partners can often be arranged, contact Susie Andrews 07973 698676.


Business

BNI - Business Network International

web: www.bni-tenterden.co.uk

Meetings are held weekly on Tuesday mornings at The White Lion Hotel in Tenterden

Oxney Rural Business Group

Contact: Bertie Cox Phone: 01797 270278

web: www.oxneybusiness.org

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/oxney-rural-business-group

Previously the Wittersham Business Partnership. For businesses in the Isle of Oxney and Appledore. Contact: Bertix Cox (secretary) Tel: 01797 270278

Tenterden & District Chamber of Commerce

Contact: President: Mike Carter

web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/chamber-of-commerce

Secretary: Anne Browne, Nelsons Property and commercial Law - Tel: 01580 767104

The Tenterden and District Chamber of Commerce promote and support businesses in Tenterden and the surrounding villages (Appledore, Rolvenden, Benenden, Biddenden, Wittersham, Woodchurch, Newenden, Northiam, Battle, Smarden, Sissinghust, Bethersden). The Chamber own and run this Tenterden website which attracts around 1 million hits per month. for more information about the Tenterden & District Chamber of Commerce please click here

Tenterden Pudding Club

Contact: Justin Nelson

On the last Friday in each month, various Tenterden-based professionals and business people - solicitors, accountants, estate agents, IFAs, telecom consultants, bank managers, insurance brokers, etc - get together for an informal, single-course lunch and a bit of networking. There is no need to commit to attending, nor to apologise if you cannot attend, but if you are in business in Tenterden and would like to be added to the email reminder list, let us know: send an email to justin@nelsonslegal.co.uk

Wealden Business Group

web: www.wealden-business-group.co.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/wbg

Twitter: www.twitter.com/WealdenBG
LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/wealdenbusinessgroup


The Wealden Business Group (WBG) is a business group that meets in Tenterden weekly for business networking. It helps local businesses maximise business through networking, knowledge and cooperation - bringing together experienced and successful business people from a wide variety of trades, professions and occupations who make a commitment to support each other by creating new sales opportunities. WBG – Best business network meeting in Kent.


Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Pilgrims Hospices

Contact: Tenterden Branch: Chair: Mrs Carol Stevens, Kent House, Ashford Road, St. Michaels Tenterden, TN30 6PY Phone: 01580 762703

Charity fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.


Charities

Greenfields Trust

Contact: David & Judith Fenton, Honour Farm, Grange Road, St. Michaels. Tenterden, TN30 6TJ

NSPCC: Tenterden & District

Contact: Mrs J Coombs, Dering Lands, Shoreham, St Michaels Tenterden, TN30 6EU Phone: 01580 763733

Royal National Lifeboat Institute

Contact: Chair: Mr. Carey Marsh, Cherry Orchard, Shoreham Lane, St. Michaels, Tenterden, TN30 6EG Phone: 01580 762725

web: www.rnli.org.uk

Tenterden Charities

Contact: Clerk to the Trustees: Mrs A M Patrick, c/o Town Hall, High Street Tenterden, TN30 6AN Phone: 01580 762271


Cheerleading

Feet Beats Academy of Cheerleading & Dance

Contact: Amy Mead Phone: 07807 852504

web: www.feetbeatsacademy.co.uk

Variety of cheerleading, boys, hip hop, modern street, under 5's and pro squad dance lessons available for local children. Summer day workshops also now available.


Choirs and Singing Groups

Marsh Warblers (A West Gallery Quire)

Contact: Contact: Mr. D. Dedrick, 9 Knockwood Road, Tenterden, TN30 7AP Phone: 01580 763377

web: www.tonysing.me.uk/MW/

St Mildred's Church Choir

Contact: Michael Freer, Choirmaster Phone: 01580 765786

We would welcome more children and adults for the choir. Children should be aged 7 or over. They would be taught the basics of music and singing technique and encouraged to take the RSCM music exams. There is no age limit for adults who would also learn the basics of music and singing technique. If you love singing do come and give us a try. We are a friendly bunch. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm. If you are interested do contact Michael Freer or speak to any member of the choir.

Tenterden Over Fifties Singers (TOFS)

Tenterden Over Fifties Singers (TOFS) meet every Wednesday afternoon between 14.00 and approximately 15.00 hours in the Parish Hall, St Andrew's Catholic Church, Tenterden (entrance Turners Avenue). Come along and join in the fun of singing and discover that you can sing better than you ever imagined. No previous experience needed, you do not need to be able to read music and there are no auditions. The singing is hosted by Living Lively and for more information they can be contacted on 01233 750585 or www.livinglively.org.uk

Tenterden Singers (formerly the Tenterden Choral Society)

Phone: 01233 820322

web: www.tenterdensingers.org

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/tenterdensingers

We are a choir who perform several concerts throughout the year for various local charities. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the Music Block of Homewood school under the guidance of our Musical Director Stephen Pusey. We are a friendly group who are passionate about choral music and singing in harmony and our repertoire includes both sacred and secular music, with a little soul thrown in for good measure. Anyone who is interested in joining should just come along or contact Martin Bailey on 01233 820322 in the first instance.

The Rhythm of Life Choir

Contact: Carla Ovenden Phone: 07743 430797

web: therhythmoflifechoir.moonfruit.com

A warm and friendly choir where you can meet and make friends. Very relaxed but focused on singing technique, great songs and most of all having a good time! New members always welcome. We rehearse on Thursdays at High Halden Primary School between 7:30-9:00pm. Call Carla on 07743 430797 for more info.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/therhythmoflifechoir   

The Tuesdays Community Singing Group

Contact: Helen Walsh

web: www.thetuesdays.co.uk

The Tuesdays is a fun community singing group, based in Tenterden , which is now in it's fourth year and going from strength to strength.  We perform at Tentertainment  and also occasionally put on shows to support local charities.   All abilities are welcome, with no auditions  – just come along and join in on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30 each week at St Mildred's Church Hall, Tenterden. Those with more ability  can also join our choral group, The Ruby Chorus, which meets every Thursday evening.  Full details of both groups  and our musical adventures are on our website.


Community

St Michaels Village Community Group

web: www.stmichaelsvillage.com

Chairman: Ken Mulholland

Vice Chairman: Rob Solly

Treasurer: Andrew Bennett

General meetings are held monthly at The London Beach Hotel unless published otherwise.


Computer

TWITS - Tenterden Website & Information Technology Society

Contact: Sue Ferguson

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/twits

A monthly computer group for Chamber of Commerce members and potential new members

Weald of Kent Computer Club

web: www.wealdofkentcomputerclub.co.uk

Meetings 3rd Wednesday of most months. The New Village Hall, Biddenden


Crafts

A Tenterden Makers

Contact: Gill Bridgestock, designer of jewellery and silversmith - 01580 765347 or 07861 536559

web: www.tenterdenmakers.com

Tenterden Makers are a group of local artists and designer-makers supporting and promoting an interest in local art and crafts.

The Arty Crafty Club

The Arty Crafty Club starts on 18 March 2014, 7-9 pm and meets every third Tuesday of each month at Highbury Hall, Tenterden.  Bring your craft work along and spend a lovely evening swapping ideas and making new friends or even learning a new craft! Dates and times to be confirmed.  If you are interested please phone Patricia on 01580 762994


Cricket

Tenterden Cricket Club

web: www.tenterden.play-cricket.com

Secretary: Dr Jack Gillett Tel: 01580 762087

Fixtures Secretary: Dick Page Tel: 01580 762994

Ground: Morghew Park, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7LX
Post/Mail: Dr J R Gillett, 24 Homewood Road, Tenterden, TN30 7AU


Joining information:
Juniors: contact Gordon Potter 07979 702118
Seniors: contact Andrew Crawford 07584 300101
Alternatively, come up to the ground on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the season. New members always warmly welcomed.


Cycling

TN30CC - Cycling Club

Contact: Ian McCormick

web: www.tn30cc.blogspot.co.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/tn30cc

Tenterden Cycle Club:
Do you:
(a)  Have a dusty unused bike in the shed or garage?
(b) Want to explore your local area and get fit?
(c) Want to enjoy our glorious surroundings?    
(d) Resent paying your gym fees & not going?
Or maybe you are a more experienced cyclist looking for a local group to ride with? We are a local cycle club for Tenterden and St Michaels and surrounding areas. We are for all abilities, from beginners onwards. Experienced riders are most welcome to help with leading rides, as well as offering support and advice for new riders.  If you think this may be for you please contact me by email or text, email contact preferred. Email:  tn30cc@sky.com or text to 07724 141115, thank you. Ian McCormick


Dance

Deep South (Line Dance Club)

Contact: Anne Alexander, Ireleth, Middle Quarter, High Halden, Kent TN26 3HZ. Phone: 01233 850565

We are a line dancing club based in Tenterden. We dance Thursday Nights at St Mildred's Church Hall. 7 - 10 pm. Improvers 7 - 9, Intermediates 8 - 10. Regular beginners courses.

Feet Beats Academy of Cheerleading & Dance

Contact: Amy Mead Phone: 07807 852504

web: www.feetbeatsacademy.co.uk

Variety of cheerleading, boys, hip hop, modern street, under 5's and pro squad dance lessons available for local children. Summer day workshops also now available.

Smileys Dance School

web: www.smileysdanceschool.co.uk

New owner: Kirsty Cooper. Sessions: St Michaels Village Hall, Grange Road, Saturdays 01580 761669

Strictly Dancing

Strictly Tenterden: Adult Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes Every Friday at St Andrews Parish Hall Tenterden. Ballroom 7.15pm- 8pm. Latin 8pm-8.45pm.  07863 132920

Tenterden Swing

Contact: Kate: 07881 678644

web: www.tenterdenswing.co.uk

St Mildred's Hall, Church Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6AT
Robin and Kate invite you to Tenterden Swing, where you will find a warm welcome and relaxed style of teaching Savoy Lindy Hop.  The current class of all ages and levels will be happy to welcome beginners and improvers/intermediates to their class.

The Academy Stage School

web: www.theacademystageschool.blogspot.com

Tel: 01580 715831, Mobile: 07704 239 236
Saturday morning stage school at The Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Ashford Road, Tenterden from 9.30am to 1pm for young people of 6 to 16 (Topaz 9.30-11.30). Students have 3 one-hour classes – Singing, Dancing and Acting – and time for socialising (Topaz have 3 half hour classes with time for resting). There are 4 age groups: Topaz for 6-8 year olds, Amber for 8-10, Ruby for 10-12 and Saphire for 12-16. Two shows are put on each year in the winter and summer. The Academy runs six terms a year. Run by David and Jill Waters

Young Performers

Contact: Jack Davidson Phone: 07863 132920

Performing Arts School: Young Performers meet at Tenterden Leisure Centre from 9.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays. For children 5-15. Singing, acting, dancing, musical theatre


Diet and Slimming

Slimming World

Phone: 01233 758202

web: www.slimming-world.com

Group meets every Monday 9.30am. Everyone warmly welcomed. St Andrews Catholic Church, corner of Ashford Road/Turners Ave, Tenterden. Contact Sue Ward 01233 758202

Slimming World

Phone: 07753 351962

web: www.slimming-world.com

The group meets every Tuesday 5.30pm & 7.30pm.  Everyone welcome to St Michaels Primary School, Ashford Road, St Michaels, Tenterden.  For further details please contact Julie.

Weight Watchers

Contact: Sam Rennie Phone: 07771 891683

Weight-Watchers:- Every Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday meeting 5.30pm Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane, Tenterden. Thursday meeting 9.30am Glebe Hall, Church Lane, Tenterden. Come along and join in.


 


Disabled

B Tenterden Disabled In Action - TDIA

Phone: 01580 761060

web: www.tdia.co.uk

Tenterden Disabled in Action is based at the Tenterden & District Day Centre, Church Road, Tenterden TN30 6AT.


Open daily from 9.30am-3pm for adults with a disability. We are fully equipped for art, computing and other specialised activities, including craft projects, hand-made cards, glass painting, jewellery. Focus is on healthy living with our garden, exercise classes and healthy eating programme. Outside pursuits include ten-pin bowling, theatre trips, pub lunches, shopping trips, visits to places of interest. Annual holiday organised to UK resort. Transport with tail lift fully adapted for wheelchairs. Our facilities have an holistic approach which we hope will enable people to develop their skills and encourage independence with confidence. Manager: Tina Tompsett


Environment

Weald of Kent Protection Society

Contact: Secretary: Lynne Hyde

web: www.wkps.org.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/wkps

The Weald of Protection Society (WKPS) aims are to protect and enhance the character of the wealden villages and countryside.


Exercise

Active for Life

Phone: 07859 074564

Active For Life. This class is part of the exercise referral scheme in East Kent. Every Wednesday 9.30am-10.30am, St Mildred's Church Hall, Tenterden, £4.50 per class.
Type of class: Moderate intensity circuit based exercise suitable for people with medical conditions and those requiring weight loss. Class is suitable for: Over 50s with or without medical conditions (anybody wishing to join the class will need to complete a pre-screening health questionnaire). Instructor: Gail Sheppard B.A., M.Sc., BASES Accredited Exercise Scientist, Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor


Faith Based Groups

Catholic Women's League

Contact: Chair: Mrs. L. Goodwin, 4 Westwell Court. Tenterden, TN30 6TS Phone: 01580 762055

web: www.standrewstenterden.org/catholic_womens_league.html

Sec: Mrs. B J Nix, 16 The Cobs, Woodbury Lane, Tenterden, TN30 6JH

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.15 p.m in the Parish room

Mothers Union

Contact: Wendy Stevenson Phone: 01580 763695

Tenterden Schools Christian Worker Trust

web: www.tscwtrust.org

Nathan Wilson nathan@tscwtrust.org

Young Wives: St. Michaels

Contact: Chair/Secretary: Mrs. J. Coombs, Dering Lands, Shoreham Lane, St. Michaels. Tenterden, TN30 6EG Phone: 01580 763733


Families

Kent Children and Families Information Service

Phone: 0800 323230

Tenterden Gateway, 2 Manor Row, High Street, Tenterden, TN30 6HP

2nd Tuesday of each month, 2.00pm-5.00pm

Offers free, impartial information and advice about childcare, early education, parenting, family life and issues that affect young people up to 20.

Partnerships with Parents

Phone: 01622 350640/755515

Tenterden Gateway, 2 Manor Row, High Street, Tenterden, TN30 6HP

Last Wednesday of the month 10.00am-12.30pm

Does your child have education needs? We offer advice, support or understanding of additional educational needs.


Farming

National Farmers Union: Kent & East Sussex Branch

Contact: Mr P I Cornish Phone: 01580 279292

web: www.nfumutual.co.uk/tenterden

NFU Mutual Branch, Pittlesden Barn, High Street, Tenterden, TN30 6HT


Fencing

Tenterden Swords Fencing Club

Contact: Hon Treas: John Hyde, 8 Heather Drive, St Michaels Tenterden, TN30 6PL Phone: 01580 766724

web: www.tenterden-swords.org.uk

We meet every Thursday night (including school holidays) in St Michaels Village hall in Grange Road, St Michaels, Tenterden Town. The Under-16's session starts at 7pm, and the Adult session starts at 8pm. The younger kids usually finish at around 8pm. The evening finishes at 10pm, when appearance at the local hostelry is (fairly) compulsory.


Film

Tenterden Film Club

Tenterden Film Club at the London Beach Hotel


Fishing-

Orvis Fly Fishing Beginners Group

Contact: Orvis: 01580 761999

A fly-fishing group in Tenterden. Highly committed to the well-being of our community, Orvis of Tenterden hosts beginners' Fly-Fishing Courses.

Tenterden Trout Waters - fly fishing.

Phone: 01580 763201

web: www.tenterden-trout-waters.co.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/tenterden-trout-waters

Tenterden Trout Waters was one of the first still water fisheries in South East England. The site enjoys an excellent reputation with discerning fly fishermen Worldwide. There is one main lake, extending to about 3.5 acres and two smaller lakes. The largest of the lakes lies at the bottom of a sweeping grassy slope, the pools are tiered so they drain into the main lake. The two smaller lakes despite their size, are surprisingly deep and well stocked with a good head of fish.


Folk Music

Tenterden Folk Day Trust

Contact: Mr. A. Castle, Festival Director, 15 Repton Manor Road, Ashford. TN23 3HA Phone: 01233 626805

web: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

The Tenterden Folk Festival is held on the 1st weekend in October every year. The Tenterden Folk Club is normally held at the William Caxton pub on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.


Football

Tenterden Tigers Junior Football Team

web: www.tenterden-tigers.co.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/tenterden-tigers

New members welcome. Our junior football club is run by a large group of local volunteers for the benefit of youngsters of school age within Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The teams generally play in the Crowborough & District Junior Football League. Under 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, and youth football under 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s
Chairman: Liz Cunningham  Email: cunninghamliz01@aol.com Tel: 07941 901449
Club Secretary: Michelle Coleman-Nye  Tel:07766 705824 Email: michelle.cn@hotmail.co.uk

Tenterden Town Football Club

web: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/tenterdentownfc/

Secretary: Stuart Saunders - 07720 785001

Manager: Nick Hall 07903 847748

Twitter www.twitter.com/TenterdenTownFC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tenterden-Town-Football-Club/1457590831163333


Friends Of

Friends of Highbury Hall

Contact: Carolyn, Phone: 07956 295076

Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane, Tenterden
The Friends Of Highbury Hall: an informal group of Committee members and a few friends who have volunteered time to support Highbury Hall. We want to encourage other people who are interested in the Hall and the Youth Cafe to join in and volunteer their time, wisdom and maybe money!

Friends of St Mildreds Church

John Coleman, Treasurer The Friends of St Mildreds 4 Elmfield, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6RE coleman.ja@sky.com

The mighty fifteenth-century tower of the grade-one listed Parish Church of St. Mildred, Tenterden, forms a beacon on the crest of Tenterden ridge. Visible on all approaches to the town, the church tower is very much a symbol of the community.

The Friends of St Mildreds, formed in 2014, is an association of local people who, whilst not all necessarily regular worshippers at St Mildreds, appreciate the value of the Church at the centre of our busy town. The aim of the Friends of St Mildreds is to raise funds for the repair, restoration and maintenance of the Church. Download the Friends leaflet http://www.tenterdencofe.org/images/editor_files/Friends%20Leaflet.pdf

Friends of West View Integrated Care Centre

Contact: Mrs Sheila Flanagan, 11 Eastgate Road, Tenterden TN30 7AH, Tel: 01580 764070 Email: sheila.flanagan@btinternet.com A fund raising group to help provide "extras" for residents to improve their quality of life. Recent projects: the purchase of a jukebox and large sun umbrellas for the patio, and improvements to the garden.

KCC has a 30 year lease on the building in partnership with Kent Community Health NHS Trust. Shaw Healthcare run the kitchen, laundry and maintenance. West View has 60 beds across 4 units and a day centre:
Lindens (for general frailty): 8 permanent beds, 7 respite beds
Wittersham (for dementia care): 11 permanent beds, 4 respite beds
Benenden East and West (for rehabilitation and respite) 20 beds which are funded by the NHS
The Day Centre has 15 places Mondays-Saturdays
District nurses and out-patients physiotheraphy also use the building


Friendship

Men of Kent & Kentish Men

Contact: Chair: Mr G Horton Phone: 01580 763226

web: www.kentcountysociety.co.uk/Weald.html


Gardening

Bells Lane Allotments

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/bells-lane-allotments

The Bells Lane Allotments are situated behind Waitrose, between the Junior School and Bells Lane. The land that is used for the allotments is owned by The William Judge Trust.  The waiting time for an allotment is about six years.

High Halden Horticultural society

President: Bernard Brown Chairman: Martin Woodcock Show secretary: Georgina Rabjohn

Tenterden & District Horticultural Society

Chairman: Jan Page Tel: 07752 914419
Vice Chairman: Sylvia Elsey Tel: 01580 763003
Secretary: Lindy Bates: e-mail alanandlindybates@yahoo.co.uk
Meetings: St Mildred's Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden


Golf

Tenterden Golf Club -

Contact: Contact the office: Phone: 01580 763987

web: www.tenterdengolfclub.co.uk

Tenterden Golf Club, Woodchurch Road, Tenterden. 30 minutes from Channel Tunnel and west of Ashford International Station on B2067 Woodchurch Road Tenterden. A parkland course set in beautiful undulating Wealden countryside, 18 holes 6152 yards, SSS 69 Practice ground. Tenterden Golf Club was established in 1905 by a group of local business men who were also keen golfers, it has continued to grow from strength to strength, without losing its identity, charm or friendliness. The course is set in an area of Kent's most scenic countryside where wildlife and flora abound. The tranquility whilst playing the course is most relaxing and enjoyable. Please contact us for membership enquiries and opening times. Visitors are most welcome.


Green Community Groups

Transition Town Tenterden

web: www.transitiontenterden.blogspot.com

Jeff Hickmott 07506 899337
Carolyn Hickmott


Gymnastics

Kestrel Gymnastic Academy

web: www.kestrelgymnasticsacademy.co.uk

Gymnastics, dancing, cheerleading
The Club meets at the Tenterden Leisure Centre on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday


Heritage

Tenterden & District National Trust Association

Contact: Association Membership Enquiries: Mrs Ann Stevens Phone: 01580 764791

web: www.tenterden-nationaltrust.co.uk

The Tenterden & District National Trust Association was founded in 1994. Membership is open to National Trust members and volunteers in Tenterden, Cranbrook and the surrounding villages. It aims, through a varied programme of activities, to enable its members to:
- enjoy their national trust membership more fully
- meet other people with similar interests
- support the National Trust through fundraising activities and with practical help at local properties
For membership enquiries contact Mrs Ann Stevens. For general enquiries  enquiries@Tenterden-NT.org.uk  
Monthly talks, outings and social meetings for members and guests.
Chairman: Mr Maurice Dalton
Vice Chairman: Mr Bernard Beardsmore
Publicity/Archivist: Dr Jack Gillett
Secretary: Mrs Gill Springett
Membership Secretary: Mrs Ann Stevens
Treasurer: Mr Tony Butler
Outings & Fundraising: Mr Bernard Beardsmore


History

Tenterden & District Local History Society

Contact: Secretary: Mrs Eleanor Bliss, Halfways Cottage, Pluckley Road, Smarden Kent TN27 8NJ Phone: 01233 770082

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/history-society

Tenterden and District Local History Society meet in the Zion Baptist Church, High Street, Tenterden on listed Monday evenings from 7.15pm until 9pm. We have speakers on a variety of subjects, usually to do with local history. Membership is £6 per year. Visitors are welcome to attend, at a cost of £3 per meeting. Members receive a regular newsletter; members can attend coffee mornings when the fascinating Tenterden Scrapbooks are on view, and are also invited to join in with outings which are arranged in the summer months.

Tenterden & District Museum Association

Contact: Tenterden Museum, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HN Phone: 01580 764310

web: www.tenterdenmuseum.co.uk

Curator: Mrs Debbie Greaves


Indoor Bowls

St Michaels Short Mat Bowls Club

Phone: 01580 762037


Karate

Tenterden Karate Club

Contact: Club Instructor: Sensei Neil Benton 5th Dan Phone: 01797 320174

Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm at St Michaels Junior School, Ashford Road, St Michaels. The club is open to the general public and caters for children and adults of all abilities.


Keep Fit

ChiBall/Keep Fit

Wednesdays 10.45 - 12 noon, and Fridays 10.45am-12 noon at Tenterden Town Hall. Contact Ally Tel: 07709 052808


Kickboxing

Dragons Kickboxing

Contact: 01622 691910 or 07947 104323

web: www.blackdragonacademy.co.uk

Homewood School, Dance Studio, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LT Mondays Juniors: 6 to 12 yrs 18.00-18.45 Adults and Teens: 18.45-19.45 David Holland (5th Dan) Chief Instructor Richard Cheval (2nd Dan) Senior Instructor Sarah (1st Dan Red Dragon Karate 1st Kyu Kickboxing) Assistant instructor James - Assistant instructor Junior kickboxing - a non-contact pad based kickboxing programme specifically designed for juniors to enhance their fitness, concentration and self confidence. Kickboxing for Teens and Adults - a broad based programme that can cater for the individual's needs, including fitness and weight loss to obtaining a black belt in martial arts or competing in sporting competitions.


Languages

Learn Real French

Contact: Nigel Wilson, 14 Beacon Walk, Tenterden, TN30 6SF, Tel: 07771 601986

web: www.learnrealfrench.co.uk

Patricia Wilson Tel: 07736 711822

French discussion group to help people practice and speak better conversational French, using traditional vocabulary plus colloquial words, phrases and slang. We meet weekly in Tenterden


ME Support

Forget ME Nots

Phone: 07875 144661

Tenterden Gateway, 2 Manor Row, High Street, Tenterden, TN30 6HP A support group for ME sufferers. We meet on the 1st Monday of each 9.30am-12.30pm at Tenterden Gateway.


Military

Army Cadets

Contact: Detachment Commander: Captain Jonathan Slegg

web: www.armycadets.com/county/kent-acf


ACF Centre, Appledore Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7BD
Monday: 19:30 - 21:30
Thursday: 19:30 - 21:30
Register as a cadet

Royal Artillery Association

Contact: Chair: Mr D Dedrick, 9 Knockwood Road, Tenterden, TN30 7AP Phone: 01580 763377

Sec: Roger Champion, 8 Elmfield. Tenterden, TN30 6RE - 01580 762892

Royal British Legion

Contact: Roger Thomas Phone: 01580 766880

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except January, August and December) 7.30pm at the White Lion in Tenterden. Just come along or call Roger Thomas. Women's Section: N Holman 01580 762302
Officers of the RBL, Tenterden Branch
Chairman:
Mr Neil Beaven, tel 01580 766180, email neilbeaven@aol.com;
Secretary:
Mr Roger Thomas, tel 01580 766880, email rmh_thomas@hotmail.com;
Treasurer and Membership Secretary:
Mr Bill Chantler, tel 01580 763266, email bill.chantler@hotmail.co.uk


Motorcycle

Tenterden & District Motorcycle Club

Contact: Membership Secretary: Roy Francis Phone: 01622 745393

web: www.tdmc.co.uk

Alternative contact: Keith Francis on 07889 138411. We are a small sociable Motorcycle Trials Club running club and have regional events in the Tenterden area. Our members range from 6 to 80 years old.


Neighbourhood

Tenterden & District Residents Association

Contact: Chairman: Roy Isworth chairman@tdra.org.uk

web: www.tdra.org.uk

Letters: c/o 51 High Street. Tenterden, TN30 6BD

Membership Sec: Mike Lyons - 01580 765423

Tenterden Projects Group

Contact: Emma Hannett


Netball

Netball

Contact: Teresa Light

Tenterden Tornadoes Netball Club - a friendly netball club for those who enjoy getting fit playing netball. Open to anyone over 15. Come and join us on Mondays at Tenterden Leisure Centre 1-2.30pm and/or Wednesdays at Homewood School 7.30-9.00pm (not 1st Wed in the month). £5/session. Turn up and play or call Alex on 07765 580746 or Teresa 07557 883833 - all levels welcome.


Parent/Teacher

Tenterden Parent and Teacher Association

Phone: 01580 762086

web: www.tepta.co.uk

Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6RA. TEPTA is the joint PTA for both the Tenterden Infant and Junior Schools. The PTA is a voluntarily run charity that raises funds for the schools.


Photography Group

Tenterden Photography Group

web: www.facebook.com/groups/TenterdenPhotography


Pilates

Pilates at Tenterden Town Hall

Thursdays 9.30-10.30am at the Town Hall. Contact Annie Tel 01580 01424 220561

Stalwart Wellness Exclusive Pilates and Yoga Studio.

web: www.stalwartwellness.co.uk

Polestar Rehabilitation Pilates, back pain and contraindications Specialist area.
Group Pilates Sessions
Ashtanga Yoga Private and Group Yoga sessions Personal Training

Please see the website www.stalwartwellness.co.uk for further details of the Studio.


Planning

Weald of Kent Protection Society

Contact: Secretary: Lynne Hyde

web: www.wkps.org.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/wkps

The Weald of Protection Society (WKPS) aims are to protect and enhance the character of the wealden villages and countryside.


Political

Conservative Association: Tenterden & St Michaels Branch

Phone: 01580 763124

Tenterden Branch:
Chairman: Mr Paul Clokie, The Briars, High Street, Tenterden, TN30 7JB
Hon Sec: Mr Colin Kinloch, Belgar, Appledore Road, Tenterden, TN30 7DB - 01580 764389 colin.kinloch@virgin.net
Vice Chairman: John Link
Hon Treasurer: Mike Hill
Tenterden & St Michaels Branch:
part of Ashford Constituency Conservative Association

Liberal Association

Contact: Tenterden Branch Chair: Mrs. I. Anthony, Little Engham Oast, Woodchurch, TN26 8QY Phone: 01233 860447

web: www.ashfordlibdems.org.uk


Private Members Clubs

The Tenterden Club - Private Members Club

Contact: Tenterden Club, Church Road, Tenterden TN30 6AT Phone: 01580 762888

web: www.thetenterdenclub.co.uk

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/tenterdenclub

General Bar and Front Bar (parents are allowed to bring children under strict supervision on occasions to this bar). Upstairs Hall and Bar: we offer excellent facilities in our function room, the Moulton Hall, and the separate Alan Evans Bar. The Moulton hall can seat 120 and together with the Evans Bar this can be extended to 200 plus. Facilities are booked well in advance. We have our own excellent caterers. For weddings etc you can hire tables, cloths, cutlery, crockery etc, all at reasonable and competitive rates.


Real Ale Campaign

CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale

Contact: Stephen Rawlings Phone: 07885 218972

web: www.camra-afrm.org.uk

CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) covering the Tenterden area - Ashford, Folkestone & Romney Marsh group. Download the latest edition of Marsh Mash, the Branch Newsletter - www.camra-afrm.org.uk/marsh-mash


Samaritans

Ashford and Tenterden Samaritans

Ashford and Tenterden Samaritans offer support to people in distress or who are experiencing suicidal feelings, by responding to phone calls and emails or you can often drop in and have a face to face meeting at our centre at 22 Queen Street, Ashford.  Telephone 08457 90 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org . We always need new volunteers, so if you can spare a few hours a week either as a listening volunteer or as a support worker, please contact us for an informal chat either by phone or email.


Senior

CARM

Contact: CARM The Appledore Christian Centre, The Street, Appledore, Kent, TN26 2AE Phone: 01233 758122

web: www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk

CARM provides support and services to older and vulnerable people on Romney Marsh and parts of rural Ashford, in order to reduce their social isolation and improve their access to services. The Tenterden and St. Michael's Meeting Point is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Trinity Baptist Church, Ashford Road. It is essentially a drop-in, with tea & coffee being served; where people can sit and chat; make new friends; get information on what's happening locally.

Good Companions

Contact: St. Michaels: Mrs. M. Finniss, 30 Longfield, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden, TN30 7NH Phone: 01580 764511

Probus

Contact: President: Geoff Croxford

web: www.tenterdenprobus.co.uk

Sec: David Walker, 26 Mansion House Close, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8DE - 01580 292361

Tenterden Active Retirement (Tenara)

Contact: Chair: Teri Witcher: 36 Castweazle, Rovenden Road, Tenterden TN30 6UA Phone: 01580 763892

Secretary: Nicky Tredway nickytredway@msn.com . Tenara meet at The Tenterden Club on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 2-4pm. We arrange several activities including: walking, skittles, darts, line dancing, table tennis, par3 golf, day trips out to gardens, stately homes, and theatres and concerts.

Tenterden Trefoil Guild

Contact: The Secretary, Angela Stainton Phone: 01580 765585

The Tenterden Trefoil Guild welcomes new members who have been a Brownie, Guide, Ranger or Guider in the past, and who still retain their interest in the Guide Movement. The Guild meets in the afternoon of the 4th Wednesday of the month either at the St John Hall or go out on a planned outing.
Chairman: Lesley Boxer
Secretary: Angela Stainton
Treasurer: Val Sturdy

Tenterden U3A

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/u3a

Secretary: Jenny Stevens 01580 388831
Membership Secretary: Doreen Healey
Tel: 01580 765064
Email: doreenhealey@hotmail.co.uk
Chairman: Jenny Goodall
Vice Chairman: Pam Wait
Treasurer: Richard Daking
Committee Members: Lindy Bates, Carol Boakes, Suzanne Hore, Margaret Phare, Roger White
If you are over 50 with time to spare, the U3A offers you leisure activities and an opportunity to meet like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Monthly Meetings on 3rd Thursday of the month (September to May) at St. Mildred's Church Hall at 2.00 pm with a speaker. Outings organised monthly and over 20 interest groups. Call for information or for a membership form.

Weald U3A

Contact: Roger Cousins Phone: 01233 860881

web: www.u3asites.org.uk/weald

Chairman: Roger Berman
Vice Chairman: Richard Birch
Secretary: Roger Cousins
Membership Secretary: Jean Morgan and Pamela Goode
Treasurer: Richard Sargent
Meetings first Friday in the month at St Andrews Parish Hall, Tenterden at 2.30 Jan, Feb, April, May, Sept, Nov, and held in Cranbrook (Vestry Hall) March, June, Oct (no meetings: July, August and December) .  We normally have a speaker or a group activity so we can get to know each other. Regular outings to places of interest, the theatre or opera.


Service Organisations

British Red Cross

Contact: Cranbrook, Tenterden & District Centre: 22 Stone Street, Cranbrook Phone: 01580 715671

Inner Wheel

Contact: Mrs S Mason, 14 Rogersmead Tenterden, TN30 6LF - 01580 765199

Inner Wheel meet at the White Lion in Tenterden, Kent - 4th Monday of the month - 7pm start

Past Rotarians

The Past Rotarians Club is now only a social group and is no longer called the Past Rotarians

Rotary Club of Tenterden

Contact: President: David East

web: www.tenterdenrotary.org.uk

Secretary: Chris Northen 01233 851020

Rotary meet at the Tenterden Club, Church Road, Tenterden 7pm on Thursday evenings. If there are 5 Thursdays in a month, the fifth Thursday is normally a Ladies Evening these are held at various different venues. Please ask for details.

St John Ambulance

Phone: 01296 744360 option 6

St John Ambulance Brigade - Tenterden Division, Beachy Path, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6RS First Aid Duties

Tenterden Lions Club

Contact: Membership Secretary: Rod Macdonald 08458 339842

web: www.tenterdenlions.org.uk

Club President: Chris Cheesman

We are a group of like minded people who serve the community by giving of our time to local needs and raising money for local, national and international good causes. If you would like to know more about Lions please contact us. Club meetings are held at the White Lion Hotel in the evening on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

The Tenterden Lions Club have produced a very useful Guide for the Disabled for the local Tenterden area. See here for further information www.tenterdenlions.org.uk/guidefordisabled.html

Tenterden Lions Club Publicity co-ordinator: Richard Parsons - richard_jan@btopenworld.com Tel: 01580 763900


 

Weald of Kent Lodge

Secretary: Russell Parkin, 7 Appledore Road, Tenterden, TN30 7AY
Tel: 01580 766245
Email: russel@harshagebauer.co.uk


Sport

Tenterden Leisure Centre - General Sports

Phone: 01580 765987


Squash

Biddenden Squash Club

web: www.biddendensquash.co.uk

Chairman: Rob Farris

Secretary: Simon Ashby

Membership Enquiries: Clair Homersham Tel: 07885 601776 Email: clair.homersham@hotmail.co.uk Two well maintained squash courts, separate changing rooms, members bar serving drinks and snacks


Stage

The Academy Stage School

web: www.theacademystageschool.blogspot.com

Tel: 01580 715831, Mobile: 07704 239 236
Saturday morning stage school at The Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Ashford Road, Tenterden from 9.30am to 1pm for young people of 6 to 16 (Topaz 9.30-11.30). Students have 3 one-hour classes – Singing, Dancing and Acting – and time for socialising (Topaz have 3 half hour classes with time for resting). There are 4 age groups: Topaz for 6-8 year olds, Amber for 8-10, Ruby for 10-12 and Saphire for 12-16. Two shows are put on each year in the winter and summer. The Academy runs six terms a year. Run by David and Jill Waters

Young Performers

Contact: Jack Davidson Phone: 07863 132920

Performing Arts School: Young Performers meet at Tenterden Leisure Centre from 9.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays. For children 5-15. Singing, acting, dancing, musical theatre


Taekwon-Do

Tae Kwon-Do

Tae Kwon-Do Tenterden Leisure Centre on a Saturday morning. Come and try out our fun family martial arts classes. We have a class to suit all ages from 3 years+. Helps to develop confidence, coordination, balance and flexibility in a relaxed and fun environment. For more information Tel: Stuart Arroyo 07902 228304 or 01825 761024.


Tai Chi

Tai Chi at Tenterden Town Hall

Wednesdays 9.30am-10.30am at Tenterden Town Hall. Contact Susanne Tel: 01233 733266

Tai Chi in Tenterden

Improve your physical and mental health with the ancient art of Tai Chi. Classes on Saturday and Monday, Tenterden Leisure Centre. Contact the instructor Max Mileham Tel: 01580 765235


Theatre

The Barn Theatre

Phone: 01424 440484

web: www.ellenterrybarntheatre.co.uk

The Barn Theatre hides in the grounds of Smallhythe Place near Tenterden. In 1928 Edith Craig, Ellen Terry’s daughter converted the Barn into the Barn Theatre and since then we have enjoyed a selection of the most memorable and enchanting plays ever produced. You can sense a magical atmosphere in the Barn Theatre while you are waiting for the play to start. You can't help thinking about the great actors and actresses that have acted there in the past. It's as if their ghosts are sitting with you in the stalls.

The Sinden Theatre Tenterden

Contact: Contact: The Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Ashford Road, Tenterden Phone: 01580 763826

web: www.homewood-school.co.uk/community/sinden


Twinning

Tenterden & District Twinning Association

Contact: Mrs Suzanne Tiltman, Secretary Phone: 01233 770777

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/twinning

Tenterden is twinned with Avallon, Burgundy, France. The Twinning Association was formed in 1989, following the signing of the Twinning Charter between the Town Councils of Tenterden and Avallon.


Walking

Ashford Ramblers

Contact: Chairman and Secretary: Andrew Prince, Ashford Ramblers

web: www.ashford-ramblers.org.uk

Ashford Ramblers are an active and energetic group within the Ramblers Association. The group was was founded in 1971. We offer a wide and varied walking programme with two walks offered most Sundays.

HealthWalk Groups

Phone: 0800 8494000

web: www.guidedwalks.kent.gov.uk

Free weekly NHS guided walking groups in Tenterden & District. Commence on weekdays, from 10.15 to 10.45am. Choose between Tenterden, Wittersham and Smarden. Easy interesting routes up to 90 minutes long, moderate pace. Stay in shape and make friends.

High Halden Walking Group

Phone: 07594 643 513

local web: www.tenterdentown.co.uk/high-halden

Monthly circular walks in Tenterden and District. Moderate pace, surprise route every month. Average distance 5 miles, 150 minutes.

Tenterden Footpaths Group

Contact: Chair: Mrs Elva Bain, 13 Kiln Field , Tenterden, TN30 7BY Phone: 01580 762285

Hon Sec: Mr. A.Brand 27 Golden Square, Tenterden TN30 6RN - 01580 764002


WI

Women's Institute - Biddenden

Contact: Joint Presidents:
Mrs Elizabeth Rickwood 01580 291338
Mrs J Jeffries 01580 292832
Meetings on the 1st Tuesday at 7.30pm at The Old Village Hall, Tenterden Road, Biddenden TN27 8BB

Women's Institute - High Halden

Contact:
President: Mrs Janet Pritchett 01580 291771
Meetings on the 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm at High Halden Memorial Hall, Ashford Road, High Halden TN26 3LD

Women's Institute - Rolvenden

Contact: Secretary Mrs Barbara Howes, Tel: 01580 240018,. 21 Gybbons Road, Rolvenden TN17 4LL
President: Mrs Margaret Bowdery
Meetings on the 1st Wednesday at 2pm January and February and 7pm March to December at Rolvenden Village Hall, Maythem Road, Rolvenden TN17 4ND

Women's Institute - St Michaels

Contact:
President: Mrs Hilary Wilkins
Meetings on the 3rd Monday at 7.30pm at St Michaels Village Hall, Grange Road, St Michaels TN30 6DZ

Women's Institute - Tenterden

Contact: Secretary: Mrs Ann Miller Tel: 01580 761994, 4 Elmfield Court, Oaks Road Tenterden TN30 6RH
President: Mrs Dorothy Phillips
Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.30 pm at St Mildred's Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden TN30 6AT

Women's Institute - Tenterden Glebe

Contact:
Secretary: Mrs Ann King 01580 291844
President: Mrs Rosemary Chapman
Meetings on the 1st Thursday at 9.30am at St Mildred's Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden TN30 6AT

Women's Institute - Woodchurch

web: www.woodchurchwi.weebly.com

Woodchurch WI meets every 2nd Tuesday at Woodchurch Memorial Hall at 7:15pm. The Hall is next to the Village Green, so easy to find, with plenty of free parking. There is usually a speaker and always time for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.  We are a very  friendly group and would like to welcome new members. If you would like to 'try us out' come as a visitor for £3.00.  Contact Josie for further details: 01233 860363
Further information 


Yoga

Namaste Kids - Yoga for Children

Contact: Hayley Sanderson Phone: 01580 240982

web: www.namastekids.co.uk

Children's yoga classes. For more information on classes please call 01580 240982, email info@namastekids.co.uk or check out our website www.namastekids.co.uk , Hayley Sanderson YBT &  RTYC

Stalwart Wellness Exclusive Pilates and Yoga Studio.

web: www.stalwartwellness.co.uk

Polestar Rehabilitation Pilates, back pain and contraindications Specialist area.
Group Pilates Sessions
Ashtanga Yoga Private and Group Yoga sessions Personal Training

Please see the website www.stalwartwellness.co.uk for further details of the Studio.

Yoga at Tenterden Town Hall

Stretch - Tone - Enjoy. Tenterden Town Hall, Tuesdays 12.30-2.00pm. Contact Maureen Ladbury 01233 861362

Yoga at the Tenterden Club

Angela Morrissey Yoga on Tuesdays 9.30-11.00am at The Tenterden Club.  Tel: 07552 749918


Youth - Tenterden

1st Tenterden Brownies

Contact: Libby Jones Phone: 01580 761868

web: www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies

The Division Commissioner is Marianne Ball d.a.ball@btinternet.com

1st Tenterden Guide Company

Contact: Mrs K. Craggs, 39 Henley Meadows, St. Michaels, Tenterden, TN30 6EN Phone: 01580 764441

Army Cadets

Contact: Detachment Commander: Captain Jonathan Slegg

web: www.armycadets.com/county/kent-acf


ACF Centre, Appledore Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7BD
Monday: 19:30 - 21:30
Thursday: 19:30 - 21:30
Register as a cadet

Detached Youth Bus (Priory Way)

Priory Way, Tenterden
Please check when the next appearance is due

Energize

web: www.tbctenterden.com

Trinity Baptist Church, Ashford, Road, Tenterden
Sundays 10.30-11.30 for 6-11 year olds
The Trinity Baptist Sunday club is called Energize and runs from 10.30am to about 11.30am whilst the Sunday service is taking place in the church. For the first part of Energize, the boys and girls join in the church service and spend a short time singing with their family and friends in the congregation before leaving for the second part which takes place in the hall to the rear of the church. In the hall, there are games, activities and craft. The boys and girls will usually divide into smaller age groups for the Bible study time. We would love to have new boys and girls join us so if you are between 6 and 11 please do come along to Energize. Further information from Stephen email: stephensdean@hotmail.com tel: 07967 143057

Ignite

web: www.tbctenterden.com

Trinity Baptist Church, Ashford, Road, Tenterden
A club for Junior School age children at Trinity Baptist Church on Mondays 6.30-7.45pm.

Juicy Grapes

Fridays 5.30pm-7pm for 10-14 year olds
Fridays 7pm-9pm for 14-18+ years olds
Zion Baptist Church, High Street, Tenterden

Next Generation Youth Cafe

Highbury Hall, Tenterden
Open every Monday + Wednesday, 4.30-7pm ages 11-18 (secondary school), Free Entry, Great food, great prices, free wi-fi, pool, music. Also Wii & Xbox plus arts, crafts and cooking/baking

Pavilion Band Practice

Tuesdays 4pm-6pm for 11-18 year olds
The Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Tenterden

Pavilion Youth Club

Mondays 4.30pm-6.30pm for 11-18+ year olds
The Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Tenterden

Rainbow Tots

Thursdays 9.30-11.30am Parent & Toddler
Zion Baptist Church, High Street, Tenterden

St Michael's Guide Company

Contact: Mrs. S. Docker Phone: 01580 762492

St Mildred's Church Emanate Youth Group

St Mildred's Emanate Group meet in the Glebe Hall, Church Road, Tenterden and is for 11-18 year olds. St Mildred's Church is looking for a new leader for Friday Emanate, Sunday Emanate, and the Emanate Band.  
Friday Emanate youth club runs from 7 to 9 pm in the Glebe Hall . There are club nights which means x-box or wii; table tennis; pool and table football; listening to music and chatting to friends. Sometimes we have visiting speakers, such as a local policeman and community warden, or a games night and when the weather is good we have messy games. This includes doughnuts, marshmallows, jelly and custard and chocolate.
Sunday Emanate is a Bible Study group on Sunday mornings in the Glebe Hall, which runs at the same time as the 9.30 am service in St. Mildred’s. On third and fifth Sundays we join the congregation for Communion. Emanate runs on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays in the month, and 5th when they occur. We cover Bible stories as well as issues that affect teenage Christians growing up in a secular world.

St Mildred's Church Sunday Club

St Mildred’s Church Sunday Club meet at 9.30am in St Mildred's Church Hall on Parish Eucharist Sundays Contact details:
Sunday Club (3-11 years) - Shirley Docker, Tel: 762492
Run by our Children’s Minister, Shirley Docker, and her dedicated team of helpers, we seek to teach the children about the Bible and the love of God through fun activities including crafts, drama and cookery. The children particularly enjoy sharing what they have learned with the rest of the congregation when they join in with the end of the church service. We meet on Sunday mornings during term time at 9.30am in the Church Hall in Church Road. There is no Sunday Club on the first Sunday of each month because the children and their families join with the Family Service.

Tenterden Detatched Youth Project

Contact: Ian Brooks, Senior Youth Worker Phone: 01580 764222 Extension 214

web: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning/kent_youth_ser

Tenterden Detatched Youth Project, Tenterden Project Community Office, Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden TN30 6LT.  Tenterden Youth Project works in partnership with a wide range of groups. These include Community Wardens, Police, PCSO, Ashford Community Safety Partnership, Charlton Athletic, Homewood School, Tenterden Town Council, Voluntary clubs, and Young People and their communities.       

Tenterden Scout Group, including Beavers, Cubs & Explorer Scouts

Contact: The Scout Hut, Bells Lane, Tenterden, Kent

web: www.tenterdenscouts.co.uk

Group Scout leader: Karen Lloyd - Tel 01580 761637 or 07818 040787

The 2nd Tenterden Scout Group welcomes both boys and girls. The Sections are:
Beaver Scouts 6-8 years old – Thurdays 5.30pm–7pm
Cub Scouts 8 to 10.5 years old – Mondays 6.30pm–8pm
Scouts 10.5 to 14 years old – Wednesdays 7.30pm–9pm
Explorer Scouts 14 to 18 years old – usually Tuesdays 8pm – 9.30pm
Group Scout leader: Karen Lloyd : groupscoutleaderl@tenterdenscouts.co.uk
Beaver Colony: David Clarke : beaverleader@tenterdenscouts.co.uk
Cub Pack: Marea Saunders : cubleader@tenterdenscouts.co.uk
Scout Troop: Karen Lloyd : scoutleader@tenterdenscouts.co.uk
Explorer Unit: Peter Finch: explorerleader@tenterdenscouts.co.uk

Voyagers

Thursdays 5.30pm-6.45pm for 5-10 year olds
Zion Baptist Church, High Street, Tenterden


Youth - Villages

Baptist Church Bethersden

Fridays 6.30-9pm for 10-16 year olds
The Union Baptist Church, The Street, Bethersden

Detached Youth Bus (High Halden)

1st and 3rd Mondays of each month 7pm-9pm for 11-18 year olds
Detatched Youth Bus near the bus stop

High Halden Brownies

web: www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies

Open to all girls aged 7-10 years old. Meetings are on Monday evenings in High Halden Village Hall from 4pm-6pm during term time only. Further information please contact the Brown Owl - Marianne Ball - Tel: 01233 850229

Namaste Kids - Yoga for Children

Contact: Hayley Sanderson Phone: 01580 240982

web: www.namastekids.co.uk

Children's yoga classes. For more information on classes please call 01580 240982, email info@namastekids.co.uk or check out our website www.namastekids.co.uk , Hayley Sanderson YBT &  RTYC

Smarden Youth Club

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm for 6-10 year olds
Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm for 11-16 year olds
Youth Club Hall, Smarden

Village Hall Rolvenden

Fridays 7.30-10pm for 13-19 year olds
Village Hall, Rolvenden

Village Hall Woodchurch

First Wednesday of each month 7-9pm for 10-16 year olds
Village Hall Annexe, Woodchurch

Coach House Clinic

Stanley George St Michaels DIY Tenterden

Tenterden Taxi St Michaels Private Car Hire

Woodbury Dental

Chris Cloake Photography

Travelux

Whitehead Monckton Solicitor Tenterden

Town and Country Home Care Tenterden

Food Fairies Outside Catering Tenterden

Jackies News Tenterden newspapers delivered