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Specialist health clinic opens in former high street bank in Farningham

100m British sprint champion Ojie Edoburun performed part of the opening ceremony at the Acer House clinic in Farningham

Two of Britain’s fastest sprinters visited the site of the old Barclays Bank in Farningham High Street recently to officially open the new Acer House specialist allied-health practice which has moved into and extended the premises.

Current 100m British champion Ojie Edoburun and double Olympian sprinter Ashleigh Nelson, who have worked closely with Clinical Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Osteopath, Peter Horobin for the past couple of years, attended the launch party where the guests also included medical professionals and members of the local community who had been involved in the creation of the impressive new facility.

Double Olympian British sprinter Ashleigh Nelson took part in the opening celebrations at Acer House Practice which has taken over the old Barclays bank building in Farningham

The conversion was overseen by Peter who grew up in the area and has worked locally and in clinics in London for the past 10 years. His mission is for Acer House Practice to become a centre of clinical excellence for the local community.

By bringing a variety of different specialists together under one roof to offer evidence-based treatment for a variety of conditions and adopt a team approach to help each patient.

Since its opening it has been regularly visited by local people, sports enthusiasts and professional athletes alike for expert remedial treatment.

Ojie Edoburun congratulates Clinical Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Osteopath, Peter Horobin on the opening of his new clinic

Acer House Practice is offering 10% off initial consultations throughout January 2020.

Visit for more information and to book online.







PANTO TIME: Both Eynsford and Farningham will be putting on a pantomime starting this month (January).

The Axstane Players will be performing their version of Alice in Wonderland in Farningham Village Hall on 24, 25 & 31 January and 1 February. For times and to book your tickets call the box office on 07882 043467 or email:

And in Eynsford, The Riverside Players will be turning the village hall into Sherwood Forest for their performances of Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, written and directed by Lorraine Slipper on Fridays 17 and 24 January – 7.45pm start, and on Saturdays 18 and 25 at 2pm and 7pm, plus Sunday 19 January at 12.30pm and 4pm. For tickets go to the website: email: or call the Box Office on 07704 279948.

EYNSFORD JUMBLE SALE is being held on Saturday 22 February from 1.30pm. Money raised will go towards the new village hall. Adults £1 and under 14s free. For jumble collections call 07802 426360 or drop off Friday 21 February between 6-8pm or Saturday 9am-noon.

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL 81st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Hall is run by a committee of volunteers elected at the AGM each year. The AGM on 17 February, 7.30pm start, is open to the public and is being held in the Jessica Albury room in the hall. Everyone is welcome. We are hoping that at the meeting one or two members of the community will volunteer to help us organise some fun events to raise funds towards the maintenance costs of the hall. Volunteering helps develop skills and make new friends and also helps the community to keep its village hall in good use for the whole community. Contact for more information or website

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM: Volunteers welcome to join all working parties. They meet at back of main village car park opposite the church at 9.30am on Saturdays – the next is 1 February, and Tuesdays – the next is 28 January. For more info call Pauline Penny on 01322 864751.

WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTH: If you love walking in our wonderful countryside, or want some incentive to get fitter, why not join a group of friendly Ramblers who meet in the area? There’s plenty of choice throughout the year, with walks ranging from two to 10 miles or more, and from easy to moderate capability depending on the terrain. All the walks are free and you can be sure of a warm welcome. For example, Tonbridge & Malling Ramblers issue three programmes a year, each covering four months with many walks in the area. Full details can be found on the Kent Area Ramblers website

COFFEE & CRAFT IN ST MARTIN’S, EYNSFORD is now every last Wednesday of the month, 10am – 12.30pm. The next one will be on 29 January, then 26 February. Come and join the group for coffee, cake, craft & chat. Bring your knitting, sewing, crafting or just yourself. There are jigsaw puzzles for you to try, or just come and socialise in a friendly atmosphere. Pop in when you can or stay the morning, and it’s all FREE. Information from Joscelyne Hynard at:

FARNINGHAM FRIDAY CAFÉ is held every Friday morning in the Shand Hall just behind Farningham Church, 10am – noon. Everyone is invited to come and share a coffee or tea with old friends or new. Contact:

TEA AND CHAT: This 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. Lifts may be arranged if you telephone 01322866325 or contact:

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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