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Platinum Jubilee Mugs

The Parish Council wishes to present each child (up to the age of 18) in the village with a mug to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  If you would like to order one of these, please email the Parish Clerk (westfarleighpc@googlemail.com) using the subject 'Jubilee Mug'.

 

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 16th May 2022 at 8pm in Bramley Barn.  This will be proceeded by a shorter Parish Council meeting, commencing at 7pm.

 

North Downs Walk – 12 June 2022

Sponsored Walk for Cancer Research UK and your own selected charities

The Rotary Club of the Weald of Kent are running our annual North Downs Walk on Sunday 12th June, starting at Harrietsham Village Hall. It is a sponsored walk, which has been run annually (except in 2020 due to the pandemic) for the past 37 years and has raised in excess of £500,000 for Cancer Research UK and the walkers’ chosen charities.

There are alternative routes to suit walkers of all levels of fitness. The 1 mile and 3 mile routes are fairly flat; the 6 mile and 9 mile routes take in the beautiful North Downs, with stunning views across the Weald. We have water stations, including dog bowls (this is a dog-friendly event) and toilets en-route.

Walkers can start at any time between 8am and 11am and should be back in time for lunch. When you get back to Harrietsham, all walkers are given a free ploughman’s lunch, strawberries and cream, and entertainment by local musicians. Come and make a day of it, and raise money for your favourite cause or charity at the same time.

Half of your sponsorship money will be donated by Rotary to Cancer Research UK. The other half is yours to donate to your selected cause or charity, which might include Scouts, Guides, school PTA, local church, sports club etc. This makes it a great way of raising money for your cause, with Rotary looking after all of the details.

Many thanks to our event sponsors, Family Funeral Service, who have underwritten all the costs of the event; every penny raised in sponsorship will go to the charities.

Visit our website at www.wealdofkentrotary.org.uk to download registration forms, route maps and event posters, or to learn more about Rotary. For further details contact Duncan, our walk committee chairman on 07519 320919 or at walkline@wealdofkentrotary.org.uk

West Farleigh Play Area

20th July 2020

The play area is now open.  People are being welcomed back and asked to adhere to social distancing rules in all areas.

All children’s play equipment has been maintained throughout lockdown and has been regularly inspected for safety.

People are being asked to maintain social distancing and if a child has a high temperature, cough, or cold, to not allow them into the play area.

At busy times, the Parish Council would request that children’s time on play equipment be limited to 20 minutes, to allow other families to enjoy the facilities too. Therefore, if the play area is busy, parents are being asked to come back later.

There is be no food or drink allowed inside the play areas, until further notice. 

Families are asked to use hand sanitiser or wash their hands before and after play to help keep the play areas clean for others.      

 

 

About West Farleigh

West Farleigh is a village and civil parish southwest of Maidstone in the county of Kent. The parish has a population of approximately 450 and is bounded by the civil parishes of East Farleigh, Hunton, Yalding, and over the River Medway by Wateringbury, Teston and Barming.

The village boasts three pubs; the White House, The Tickled Trout and The Good Intent. Adjacent to the church is the village cricket ground. The village is twinned with the northern German village of Ringstedt, near Bremerhaven.

The sports club runs a football section involving two senior Saturday sides, a veterans' side, and five junior sides which play their home games at Elmscroft Park, Charlton Lane. An annual tour that was once mainly between the village football teams and that of Ringstedt, but now includes many from the wider community; this has been an ongoing event, and ever flourishing, since 1988. The cricket section of the sports club runs two senior teams, mainly on Saturdays, one playing in the Kent County Village League.

The primary school, which had two classrooms, closed in 1976. One of its two teachers at the time, was Miss Whittle, the niece of Sir Frank Whittle, co-inventor of the jet engine. The village's post office and only stores closed in 1976.

All Saints church dates back to the 11th century. West Farleigh Hall dates from 1719. Both buildings are Grade I listed buildings. One of the treasures of the church is a cross, of bronze, brass and wood with emblems of the evangelists; it was buried nearby, probably by the last pre-Reformation vicar to save it from confiscation, and was not found for nearly 300 years. It is now in the British Museum but there is a painting in the chancel.

Regular emails are sent out to share news and updates of village events from the village website The Farleighs

Also, the village's free Parish Magazine "Life-Line" is produced monthly, and distributed to all households in the village.

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Parish Clerk, Amanda Broadhurst

Email: westfarleighpc@googlemail.com

Address: c/o 16 Merivale Grove, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8HP

 

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