Marden Parish Council
Living Memories in Marden
Future dates for April & May at The Vestry Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm:
Tuesday 9th April - Newspapers and Magazines
Tuesday 23rd April - The First Cuckoo of Summer - Ray Morris talks to us about the birds we can see around Marden
Tuesday 7th May - Games We Used to Play
Tuesday 21st May - Happy 1st Birthday to Living Memories - Live music by Bing Lyle, coffee and cake
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.
Marden Motor Club invites members of the village to come and visit their Motor Show on Saturday 25th 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.
Marden Brownies - would you like to help run our Brownie Pack?
Marden Brownies is a group of 7-11 year old girls and a few young at heart adults who meet weekly to have fun, learn new skills and develop as people. We enjoy baking, craft, playing games, having fun outside and learning new skills to earn badges. We meet on Mondays during term time from 5.30 to 7pm at Marden Memorial Hall.
Over the past year, two of our much loved leaders have had babies and so are unable to continue volunteering with us at the moment. Therefore we are looking to recruit new volunteers so that we can keep the group running. If you are interested in joining Girl Guiding and completing your leadership qualification (or if you are already a qualified guider) we would love to hear from you. Please contact Lizzie Marks on 07845 113118.
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 19th February
Tuesday 19th March
Tuesday 16th April
Tuesday 21st May
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.
Marden Walking Group
New set of six walks available from Marden Library, Marden Farm Shop, No.47 or telephone Catherine Alderson on 01622 832455.
Sunday Walks - meet at the library at 10am
7th April 10am - Meet Ian Balmer at Library car park to share cars to Stilebridge to walk beside the River Beult
5th May 2pm - Meet Steve McArragher at Library to walk to Marden Meadow when the spring flowers should be out.
Wednesday Walks - Recommence in March
Saturday Walks - 2pm
Long Distance Walk - Recommence in April
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]
Tracey Tunes - Tracey Tunes is a music and movement class designed for parents and children to enjoy together. All activities have developmental benefits and are fantastic fun. Classes are £3 per child or £5 for two (pay as you go). See poster below for more details