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Your chance to nominate a person or group who has made a significant contribution to the Eynsford community

Eynsford Parish Council is participating in the Kent Association for Local Councils Community Award scheme again. The award is to acknowledge and give recognition to those that have made a significant contribution to their local community.

Residents are invited to nominate a person or group who has made a difference to Eynsford’s community. Parish councillors will then choose who will receive the award from those nominated. Past winners have been Audrey Gee, Ken Baker, Pauline Penney, Margaret Newbold and Sally Coston.

Nominees must live or work within Eynsford parish. Examples of possible contribution could be: Long and sustained service to the community or part of it; achievements or actions of an inspiring nature to the local community; activities which have brought benefit or credit to the parish.

The award is a certificate signed by the KALC Chairman and the High Sheriff of Kent and will be presented at Eynsford’s Annual Parish Meeting in 2020.

People can use these headings below to make a nomination which should be sent by email to: by 8 January 2020.

Name of person or group:

Reason for nomination:

Your name:

Alternatively, you can write to Eynsford Parish Office, Priory Lane, Eynsford DA4 0AY by 8 January 2020.

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY will be showing old films of the area during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s in Farningham Village Hall on Friday 6 December. Members free, non-members £2. Enquiries via email: or website:

ST MARTINS CHURCH EYNSFORD CHRISTMAS FAYRE is on Saturday, 7 December from 11am – 3 pm in the church. There will be crafters’ stalls with children’s and adults’ gifts, jewellery, scarves, cards, book-marks etc. Plus, other stalls will offer home-made jam, food hampers and chocolate-filled mugs. There will also be a prize draw, a soft toy tombola and a chocolate tombola plus the ever-popular as-new gift stall as well as the beautiful Lights of Love Christmas trees. Refreshments include mulled wine, cakes, tea/coffee & sandwiches. Entrance is £1 for adults (children free) and you get a free tea or coffee. Stall holders email: or for information email: Joscelyne Hynard at

FARNINGHAM CHURCH CHRISTMAS MARKET: St Peter and St Paul’s is holding a Christmas Market in Farningham Village Hall on Saturday 30 November from 11am – 3pm. There will be many stalls and refreshments will be available. Donations for stalls may be left in the church porch or call Barry for collection on 07398 094536 or email: Proceeds from the Christmas Market will go the church.

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL INDOOR BOOT SALE is on 18 January 2020. Why not start the New Year by supporting this village hall fund raiser?  All seller’s tables are taken and it’s an ideal time of year to cruise around in Farningham’s warm and comfortable hall looking for those special items at bargain prices. The Boot Sale runs from 10am-1pm at the village hall to raise funds to contribute towards maintenance costs. Buyers are admitted free and refreshments will be on offer. So please add this date to your calendar. More information contact: or 01322 860983

FARNINGHAM FLORIST APPEAL: Can you help share some space. A budding young wedding florist living in Farningham who is out growing her workshop needs a bigger space, ad hoc with a water supply (no heating necessary!) and easy access for a van – Barn, large garage, out buildings ideal. Contact email: or 07904 036403

COFFEE & CRAFT IN ST MARTIN’S, EYNSFORD is now every last Wednesday each month, 10 – 12.30. The next one will be on 27 November. After that its 2 January, 8 February and 29 March. Join the group for coffee, cake, craft and chat. Bring your knitting, sewing, crafting or just yourself. There are jigsaw puzzles for you to try, or just come and chat in a friendly atmosphere. Pop in when you can or stay the morning, it’s all free.

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:

FARNINGHAM AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The AGM and supper are on Friday 22 November (NOT 20 Nov as previously promoted). New members are very welcome. Email:

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL needs a volunteer social secretary to help plan and run one or two fund raising events to contribute towards the running costs of the hall. Volunteering can help develop your skills and enable you to meet new people and helps the community to keep its village hall in good use for the whole community.  Contact for more information or see the website

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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