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Blooming marvelous – Eynsford strikes gold for fifth year running in South East in Bloom competition

Congratulations to Pauline Penny and her team of volunteers whose efforts saw them win a Gold Award for Eynsford in the annual South East In Bloom competition for the fifth year running.

Some members of the group who regularly turn out to carry out work around the village attended the awards evening in Brighton & Hove recently when the judges announced the winners.

But the team are not resting on their laurels and the work continues. Working parties meet at back of main village car park opposite the church. The next sessions are at 9.30am on Tuesday 24 September, Thursday 6pm on 26 September and Saturday 5 October at 9.30am.

New helpers are always welcome, and tools and coffee are provided. For more information call Pauline Penny on 01322 864751

EYNSFORD GARDENER’S CLUB AUTUMN SHOW was packed full of vegetables, fruit, flowers, cookery and arts and crafts exhibits when it was held at the village hall recently. Four horticultural shows are run each year to fit with the seasons, future dates are Saturday 16 November 2019 at 2p ; Saturday 28 March 2020 at 2pm and Saturday 13 June 2020 at 2pm. More information about these shows, and how to become a member, can be found at:

FARNINGHAM WI provided excellent refreshments and stalls for its Macmillan fund raiser coffee morning in the Farningham Village Hall recently. The event was very well supported and raised a funds for the Macmillan charity.

A MILLFIELD TRUST QUIZ is being held on Friday 27 September at Farningham Village hall – 7pm meet for 7.30pm,start. Tables for six team members are £6 per person .Tickets from Ken Baker on 01322863069.

MUSICAL REUNION: The former 10-piece funk, soul and dance band Digging Deeper is getting back together for a special charity fundraising reunion gig in Eynsford Village Hall on Saturday 28 September (8pm start).Digging Deeper includes several musicians with connections to Eynsford and playing in the village hall will be a nostalgic trip back in time for at least two of them. Mark Gorringe and Ted Mills both started their playing days to audiences in the village hall back in the 70s in bands such as Hangover and Gremlin. All proceeds from the gig are going to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be a bar and a luxury items prize draw. Tickets at £15 and can be ordered by emailing: or call 01322 860786.

COUNTERFEIT BEATLES are at Eynsford Village hall on Friday 4 October – 7.30om start.Tickets are £10 and can be ordered by calling 07774 128883

WALKING INTO FRIENDSHIP AND FITNESS: Regular walks start from Eynsford Riverside at 9.30am on Monday mornings. There is no need to book, just turn up and meet the group and the leader. Usually walk are around five miles long. For more information contact Mike Riches on 01322667654 or email: Alternatively look on the website: .

TABLES ARE NOW ALL SOLD for the Indoor Boot Sale fundraiser for Farningham Village Hall on Saturday 18 January 2020 from 10am-1pm. It’s free admission for buyers and refreshments will be on offer. This New Year’s fund raiser is for the village hall and to celebrate National Village Halls week so please add the date it to your calendar. More details from: or call 01322 860983

A FARNINGHAM FRIDAY CAFÉ is held at the Shand Hall, just behind Farningham Church, from 10am – noon every Friday. Everyone is invited to come and share a coffee or tea with old friends or new. For more information email:

TEA AND CHAT: A friendly group meets every Thursday at Farningham Village Hall and offers a supportive and enjoyable break to anyone who is lonely or perhaps just needs a little time away from their house or would like to meet some new friends, chat and share some cake and tea. For more information email:

FRIENDS OF FARNINGHAM is a group of volunteers who meet for just an hour twice every month to help tidy the village. The group meets at the village hall at 10am on Thursday 26 September and on Saturday 7 September. If you would like to volunteer email Cllr Carol Salmon on: or Jane Grey on:

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL: A fund raiser social secretary is required for Farningham Village Hall. Volunteering allows you to develop your skills, meet new people and make a useful contribution to the local community. Can you offer a few hours to volunteer as our social secretary to help out? For more information contact Viv Parker at 01322862330 or email:

The Eynsford & Farningham Village news is compiled by Viv Parker. If you have any news or events you would like considered for the village column you can email them to:


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