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Marden Parish Council

What's On

Other Events in 2020 (other than those listed below):
Thursday 27th February - Marden Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - all day - Marden Memorial Hall

Saturday 7th March: Marden Community EcoHub Event - 10am to 1pm - Marden Vestry Hall

Saturday 21st March:  Marden Parish Council Annual Litter Pick - 9.30am - Meet at John Banks Hall, Goudhurst  Road

Saturday 21st March:  Antiphony's Grand Silver Concert - from 7pm - Marden Parish Church (Ticketed event)

Thursday 7th April - Annual Parish Meeting of Electors - from 7.30pm - Marden Memorial Hall

Thursday 23rd April: Marden Patient Participation Group (PPG) AGM - 7.30pm - Marden Vestry Hall

Thursday 7th May - Marden Parish Council elections - all day - Marden Memorial Hall

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May - VE Day 75 Weekend Celebrations including Marden Celebrates VE Day 2020 on Saturday 9th May - 2pm to 5pm - Southons Field

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th May - Marden Theatre Group "Waiting for God" - Marden Memorial Hall (ticketed event)

Saturday 30th May - Marden in Bloom Pop Up Plant Sale - 8am - Outside One Stop, High Street

Saturday 4th July - Marden's BIG Musical Picnic - from 2pm - Southons Field

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Living Memories in Marden
Future dates at The Vestry Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm:

Tuesday 3rd March - Dementia Friends with Gail Hall
Tuesday 17th March - Roarin' 20s live band
Tuesday 7th April - Easter creativity with Marden Children's Centre

This group is designed to help those living with memory loss but everyone is welcome.  We pick a theme and expand it with memories, photos, memorabilia, music.  If one of our themes interests you, please come along and join us.  If you know someone who would benefit - a family member, friend, neighbour, please let them know and bring them along to meet us. 

Contact Rachel Tel 01622 831941 or email [email protected]
Nothing to pay other than a contribution for refreshments.
All volunteers are DBS checked.
This project is supported by Marden Church and Marden Medical Practice.

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Marden Motor Club invites members of the village to come and visit their Motor Show on Saturday 23rd May which is being held on Southons Field between 1pm and 3.30pm when the Club hopes to have between 50 and 100 vintage, classic, retro and supercars on display.  If you have an interesting vehicle which you would like to display please contact Nick Ferguson-Gow (email [email protected] or phone 01622 832733).  Entry will be free for everyone but a raffle will be held to help defray the costs of running the event.

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Maidstone Citizens Advice visit Marden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.  The sessions are held in the Old School Room, Marden Memorial Hall, Goudhurst Road, Kent (access via the rear doors).

Dates of future sessions are:
Tuesday 18th February 2020
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Tuesday 21st July 2020
Tuesday 18th August 2020
Tuesday 15th September 2020
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Tuesday 17th November 2020
Tuesday 15th December 2020

There is no appointment system so just turn up and you will be seen asap.

If you need to discuss any issue with Citizens Advice in between these dates please telephone 01622 752420 / 01622 757882 alternatively they do hold sessions at Maidstone Gateway, King Street, Maidstone.

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Guide Dogs My Guide Service
We are looking to recruit volunteers in the area to help support our My Guide service.  My Guide is a free service that helps people with a vision impairment get out of their homes and into the community with a volunteer as their sighted guide.

My Guide fully trains you as a volunteer, to provide confident sighted guide assistance, on a regular basis, to people living with sight loss, to help them achieve their goals, such as:

  • Access services in your community
  • Gaining confidence on public transport
  • Engaging with your local community

What Will I Get Out Of It?

  • Make a life-changing difference to someone in need in your community
  • An opportunity to build experience and knowledge of sight loss and develop your existing skills whilst doing something that you  enjoy
  • Help a charity do more while becoming a valued and integral part of the Guide Dogs team meeting with other Guide Dogs' volunteers

If you can spare a couple of hours a week and would like to know more information please contact the Guide Dogs team at Maidstone on 01189 838711 or email [email protected]

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Community Singing:
Come and Sing - Bring along a friend and enjoy traditional and popular songs.  Alternate Thursdays in the Congregational Chapel at 2pm followed by refreshments 3-3.30pm.  £1 per session.  This group is supported by Marden Medical Centre, Marden PPG, the Parish Church and Congregational Chapel.  Please contact Sarah on 01622 832925 or Marden Medical Centre on 01622 831257.

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The Village Voices:
The Village Voices are looking for new singers to join their choir - all ages are welcome from 13+.  They meet every Monday at the Congregational Chapel.  Doors open at 7.45pm and rehearsals start at 8pm to 9.30pm.  They sign songs from different genres with harmonies and perform throughout the year at various local gigs.  First trial lesson is free then £5 for each session thereafter.  If you're interested in joining check out their Facebook page @villagevoicesmarden or email [email protected]

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