Ash Village Hall User Groups
Mother & Toddler Group
Activities for toddlers and coffee and chat for mothers on Monday mornings in school term time.
Contact by email.
Activities for girls aged 7 – 10 yrs during school term time.
Contact – 1st Ash Pack on Thursday evenings Brown Owl Charlotte Ansell by email.
1st Ash-next-Sandwich Guides
For girls aged 10 – 14yrs , during school term time. We meet on Tuesday evenings.
Contact Guide Leader – Davina Andrews 07929 733662 or by email.
1st Ash-next-Sandwich Rangers
For girls aged 14 – 26yrs, during school term time. We meet on Tuesday evenings.
Contact Ranger Leader – Madelaine Lambie : 01304 813886 or by email.
Ash Good Companions
We meet on alternate Tuesdays at the Village Hall from 2 – 4 pm. A friendly group for the over sixties, which gets together to play whist, scrabble, and bingo, with occasional competitions and quizes – to keep our little grey cells active – and then we put the world to rights over a cup of tea or coffee.
During the summer months, we are fortunate enough to be lent a minibus for two or three outings to places of interest in the local area, and we celebrate Christmas each year with a convivial lunch at a local hostelry.
For further information, contact Jackie Hinkes on 01304 812532 or Joy Wolfe on 01304 812329, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Senior Table Tennis
Keep fit and have fun on each week on Wednesday mornings. Sports footware must be worn.
Contact – Brian Last 01304 813217
Tuesday – Active folk of all ages, relaxation and breathing techniques.
Thursday – Gentle for the ladies and gentlemen over 50, and for those with physical disabilities.
Taught by a qualified tutor, beginners welcome. Contact Sarah Shaw 01843 822418 or by email
Adult Tai Chi & Qigong
Classes in the village hall on Friday mornings at 9.30 for 1 hour.
*Tai Chi developed as a martial art in 13th century China and is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise. It combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements.
*Qigong is the term meaning work or gather. Qi means “life force” the energy that powers our body and spirit. Qigong is an internal process that has external movements, using intention and mindfulness to guide Qi to make Qi work.
For more information contact Dominic Shawcross on 07989905747 or email
Zumba Gold was designed for the active older adult, the true beginner and or people who are not used to exercising or for people who may be limited physically.
Zumba Gold is done at a much lower intensity but to the same great music of a Zumba class. Zumba Gold classes strive to improve our balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly, the heart.
It’s a great way to keep fit and active at a pace that suits you, and gives you the opportunity to make great new friends at a fun fitness dance class.
TUESDAYS 9.15AM – 10AM £3
So why not come and join Jen at one of her classes, there is something for everyone of all ages and all abilities. I hope to see you at a class soon, if you follow me you will find it easy to learn.
www.jenzdancefitness.info 07905 954218
Dogs Naturally Dog Training
Want more than just walking around in circles with an instructor shouting directions, amid chaos and barking?
Looking for a dog training class which is quiet, calm and aims to build a partnership between you and your dog?
At Dogs Naturally we offer so much more than just dog training. We teach personalised training so that you can build a partnership with your dog, so they want to work with you and for you. Training for puppies, rescue and adult dogs.
For more information, please call Tamzin on 01304 619216, or visit the website for more information.
The Ash Society
Talks of general interest about the area from Octover to March, with local outings during the summer.
Contact Ray Cooper 01304 813861 or by email.
Ash & District Horticultural & Cottage Gardeners Society
We are a large and thriving friendly society of all ages and capabilities. The aim of the society is to encourage, stimulate and further growth and fellowship in the love of horticulture and gardening, sharing knowledge and a common interest in all things green and growing, over a friendly cup of tea and chat after the monthly speaker.
New members are most welcome to the Ash Village Hall at 7.30 pm on the last Thursday in the month.
Further details from the Chairman Liz Rath on 01304 814273 or by email.
The Women’s Institute
The largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. It exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills.
Contact the secretary Joy Comfort on 01304 813024 or take a look at our new
Ash Heritage Group
Formed in 2009 this group preseves and celebrates the history of our village. It was worked closely with the AVH Management Committee, and now has its own purpose built Village Archive to the rear of the hall complex. This
houses a large photographic collection as well as numerous deeds, wills, records etc: of the parish plus old village families, going back hundreds of years, allowing not only for their safe keeping, but making
it possible that future generations may carry out research into their history.
The group is actively looking for supporter members to support its aims, £5 a year, also for colunteers to man the archive when it is open to the public or work on future projects.
Ash Parish Council
A public meeting of The Parish Council is held at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month, except for Bank Holidays, when it is the following Monday, in the Library.
Contact Christine Haggart on 01304 832909 or by email.
Adult Education / Library
Classes run by Kent County Council Adult Education department.
Information on our website, or contact 0845 606 5 606.
As well as our library (with internet access), there is an adult and children’s book ordering service. Details from the duty library assistant on 01304 812440 during Library hours, or via email.
New Ash Players (Drama) – Tony Jones 01304 812076
Friends Of St Nicholas Church – Chris Burnside 01304 813138
HI Kent Hearing Aid Clinic – 01227 760046
League of Friends of K&C Hospitals – Liz Allen 01304 812855