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NewsFri, 27th April 2018


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   ROAD CLOSURE - A2045 Walderslade Woods Road    April 26, 2018

We have been informed by Kent County Council that they will be closing Walderslade Woods Road (A2045) from the junction with Taddington Woods Lane to the junction with Tunbury Avenue for resurfacing works.  These works will take place from Monday 30 April 2018 and are expected to take 13 nights to complete.  This section of the road will be closed between the hours of 2100 and 0600 each night.


We just wanted to make you aware as this may affect your classes at Beechen Hall if you have clients who use this route to get home.  Please see the attached notice from KCC for further information.  We also put out the following information on the Boxley Parish Council facebook page today …


Boxley Parish Council contacted Kent County Council about the closure and asked for a copy of the diversion route. The official signed diversion route is targeting large vehicles and HGVs and will direct them via the A229 (towards Chatham) and then back along Walderslade Road. It is recognised that there is a suitable and shorter route for cars using Robin Hood Lane and Taddington Wood Lane but KCC won’t advertise this in case larger vehicles try to use it. KCC has supplied the following map which was produced for someone enquiring about how they could get from Lords Wood to the M2, what is important is that it shows the actual length of road that is closed (in red) so it is hoped that it will help you find the best route for yourselves.


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Explanation of planned work

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   Invitation to Tender for Building Work    April 13, 2018

Invitation to Tender for Building Work at Beechen Hall, Wildfell Close, Walderslade ME5 9RU

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   Reporting potholes and flytipping    April 12, 2018

Reporting potholes and flytipping

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   Part time Cleaner/Caretaker vacancy Beechen Hall    April 5, 2018

To advertise a part-time vacancy at Beechen Hall, Wildfell Close, Walderslade ME5 9RU

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   Vinters Valley Nature Reserve Wildlife Day - 7 April    April 4, 2018

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve Wildlife Day - 7 April

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   Heart of Kent Hospice - Upcoming Events and Fundraisers    March 28, 2018

Piano Concertos – 22 April 2018


Come along and enjoy an evening of Favourite Piano Concertos performed by Simon Proctor at

Invicta Grammar School, Huntsman Lane, Maidstone ME14 5DS

On Sunday 22nd April at 6.00 pm


This year along with favourites such as the Warsaw Concerto, Rachmaninoff’s  Piano Concerto Number 2 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Simon will be performing his new Queen Piano Concerto.

Simon will be joined on piano by Tyler Hay and by the Heart of Kent Orchestra conducted by Adrian Goss.


Tickets are £15.00 for an adult or £10.00 for a child under the age of 16.



Bluebell Walk – 6 May 2018


Harrietsham Village Hall, Harrietsham ME17 1AP


Starting and finishing at Harrietsham Village Hall, the walk follows the traditional 6 mile route amongst the bluebells on the North Downs and through some of Kent’s most beautiful countryside.


Begin your walk anytime between 8.30 am and 10.00 am.  Make sure you grab a hot drink and check out the breathtaking views from the picnic pit-stop ¾ of the way around the route.


Help us to create a beautiful and poignant Field of Memories on top of the North Downs.  Purchase a pair of colourful wind spinners and attach a message to your loved ones.  Place one in the field of memories located next to the picnic stop at Mile 4 and take the other one home to place in your garden.


At the end of your walk there will be hot food available and time to purchase a sweet treat from the ever popular cake stall.


Take advantage of our Early Bird Registration with reduced entry rates of £10.00 per adult, £3.00 per child or £25.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children by booking by 8th April.


Calling all bakers!

Heart of Kent Hospice is looking for volunteers to bake cakes, pastries or savouries for its cake stall at the Bluebell Walk which takes place on Sunday 6th May.  If you would like to help please contact Nicky on 01622 790195 or email nicola.smith@hokh.co.uk



The 10th Annual Cloisters Bike Ride – 7 May 2018


In aid of St. Mary’s Church , Stansted, Fabric and Improvement Fund and Heart of Kent Hospice

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018

Starting and finishing at Stansted Village Hall, TN15 7PH


A choice of 3 glorious bike rides through the quiet leafy lanes and charming villages of the North Downs of West Kent.   Whether you enter ‘The Challenge’ – 44 miles on many unknown lanes,

‘The Classic’ – 23 miles including a very short 1 in 4 hill with badges awarded to those who ride it!  or ‘The Cruise’ – 13 miles along quiet lanes suitable for occasional cyclists and families with younger children, you will have a wonderful day with full back up, refreshments, a ploughman’s lunch and tea with scrumptious homemade cakes.


Numbers are limited. Sign up early and save – cheaper until 11th April.



Heart of Kent Hospice Volunteer Open Mornings – 12 May / 9 June


Could you spare a few hours a week or on an occasional basis and want to do something rewarding while supporting an important local cause?  Heart of Kent Hospice offers a range of volunteering opportunities from waitressing at one of our two cafes, a shift in one of our 14 shops to patient support, complementary therapies or gardening.   If you do not have a particular interest but want to help us why not join our flexible team who assist with marshalling, car parking or refreshments at weekend events.


To find out more why not attend one of our volunteer open mornings at the Hospice (Preston Hall, Aylesford ME20 7PU) .  The next open mornings take place on 12th May and 9th June from 10.00 am – 1 pm.



Sunflower Appeal – 9 June 2018


Every year we encourage those who have lost someone dear to them to celebrate their life and remember all the happy times that they have shared together by dedicating a sunflower and making a donation to the Hospice in their memory.  The sunflowers are placed in the Hospice garden where you can come and see them and remember your loved one during our remembrance event on Saturday 9th June between 11 am and 1 pm.  The sunflowers will be inscribed with the names of individuals who are cherished and very much alive in the memories of their families and friends and is open to all those who wish to come whether  or not  they have a previous connection  with the Hospice .The Sunflower Appeal is such an uplifting and positive way to celebrate the life of someone special and to ensure that the Hospice can continue to support families coping with the loss of someone dear to them. 



Please visit our website www.hokh.org , or contact us on 01622 790195.


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