A list of known Clubs and Societies meeting in Shadoxhurst village. Please send any changes or updates to the Parish Clerk or Webmaster.
1st Shadoxhurst Scout Group aims to offer young people an opportunit y to learn, develop and enjoy themselves. We have a modern, progressive and linked training scheme with the use of badge work to foster a great sense of achievement. The Scout Association is open to boys and girls irrespective of their political or religious belief, ethnic origin or race, mental or physical capabilities. Rainbows, Brownies & Guides — NO GROUP AT PRESENT
Cubs (boys and girls from 8-10 years old) meets on Tuesday evenings term times between 6pm and 8pm. They have a wide variety of challenges, games and new skills, all leading to gaining badges. We promote independence through fun and adventure. Cubs go camping and have sleepovers. They take part in events with other packs, such as sports – Football or Dodgeball or work towards badges such as local knowledge. At 10 ½ years Cubs start to move to Scouts.
Beavers (boys and girls 6-8years old) meets on Monday evenings term times between 5.30pm and 6.45pm. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.
The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½. Contact: Doreen on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ark Drama 2000 are a youth theatre group, based at Kingsnorth Parish Church, Ashford, affiliated to the Parish Churches of Kingsnorth with Stubbs Cross and Shadoxhurst. We are a non-profit making community group run by a volunteer committee and adult leaders. Membership is open to youngsters, aged 7 to 21 (inclusive), from all religious denominations and abilities, in the Ashford area.
Our aims are to build the personal confidence of individuals by giving them the opportunity to perform either solely, or as part of a group, to an audience. Additionally we are able to provide an insight into the world of Theatre and to experience the back-stage activities which support productions (e.g. sound, lighting, prop and set construction).
The group was formed in 1999 as a millennium project but has continued since – providing a number of performances each year, to various audiences at differing locations.
Contact: Lis Webb (Chairman) – 01233 732901 or email email@example.com
We are always looking for volunteers to get involved from coaching to committee members to ground keepers. Various roles are always available.
Contact: Vanessa Grimmond (Club Secretary) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have area and national demonstrators showing how to arrange flowers plus occasional workshops where we learn how to arrange flowers and foliage and even how to turn leaves into something a bit different! We also have one or two social meetings including a visit to a local garden.
We are a very friendly club and welcome you to any of our meetings. Our annual subscription is £20 plus £1 per visit (£5 for visitors). We have a raffle at each floral demonstration where you could win one of the wonderful arrangements created by the demonstrators!
For more information please contact: Ann Prebble – Chairman – 07989 586575 (e-mail: email@example.com) or Gaye Sim – Secretary – 01233 732212.
Garden Club – An opportunity for like-minded people, with an interest in learning/sharing knowledge on all things linked to your garden to get together to ask or answer questions from fellow village gardeners. If you are unsure, then why not come along and try at a forthcoming session. No further commitment. If you are interested then please contact me and I’ll provide details of the next planned meet – time, date and location. Peter Webb ( Peter707R@Hotmail.com ) or 01233 732901
Sewing Club — Formed in 2017, we meet fortnightly on Thursdays 7 – 9 pm; please check the calendar for the dates for 2018. We are a ‘self help’ group and apart from our own projects we will undertake small projects for other village clubs. So far we have made small bags for the Football Club, table cloths for the Chatterbox Coffee Club and table cloths for general use in both halls plus bunting for the Fetes. Our on-going project is to make a quilted map of Shadoxhurst c2016 before all the extra buildings. Anyone interested in joining us or for details please contact Sheila Ellis on 733540.
Shadoxhurst Weekend Walk – Get Walking with the Ashford District Health Walks. For some ten years the group has set off for weekly Saturday walks from Shadoxhurst. We meet at 9.45am every Saturday at the Village Hall and set off at 10am for a two hour walk. There is parking at the hall. The great thing is, it is free. Sometimes we vary the start points so it is good to stay in touch. Contact Jim for more details on 07788 245 022.
Stubbs Cross Line Dancers — dance every Tuesday evening at the Shadoxhurst Village Hall. Generally 7pm to 7.30pm is reserved for beginners with 7.30pm to 8pm our normal class with more challenging dances between 8pm and 8.30pm followed by a break. If you fancy giving it a try, we just aim to have fun. For more details please email Brenda Moir (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate (email@example.com) or telephone 01233 733015.
Shadoxhurst History Club – formed in 2017. We’re a friendly group of people, sharing our knowledge & personal experience of events in our Parish history. We also have presentations and visits to local places of historical interest. Our current project is researching and writing a ‘people’s history’ of Shadoxhurst over the last century. We also intend to create a small event to celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War later in 2018. We meet regularly in the Pavilion on the recreation ground off Hornash Lane (parking and toilets). Please check the calendar for dates, you are most welcome to come along and join us. For more information please contact Lis Webb on 01233 732901
Wine & Home Brew Club – Please contact Colin on 732784 for more details.-