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 – 18yrs, during school term time. We meet on Tuesday evenings.
Contact Ranger Leader – Madelaine Lambie 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 Angela Tutt on 01304 813212. 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
Wednesday class (Weds mornings 9.a.m to 10.25am) – Yoga for mixed abilities, with a focus on breath and movement. Fully Qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Contact Lorraine Layton 07799 814280
or by email.
Tuesday & Thursday Class – Suitable for all levels including beginners. Breathe, stretch and relax.
Contact Roy Skinner, Happy Soul Yoga – 07927 416363 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
Dogs Naturally Dog Training
Looking for local training classes for your dog? Looking for classes which teach in a modern, science based way, help you tackle problems, teach positively and develop a strong understanding and partnership with your dog? We offer so much more than regular dog training classes! We teach 7 week terms of classes, which have weekly lesson plans and handouts to support your teaching at home.
For more information, please call Tamzin on 07860 124 138, contact us via Facebook or visit the website for more information.
Jan Anton Dance & Gymnastics Club
Monday Evenings 4pm – 6pm.
Contact Jan Anton on 07484 877574 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 4th Thursday in the month (execpt August).
Further details from Gary Bradbury by email.
The Ash Society
This 30 strong group meets on the third Thursday of the month, throughout the Autumn and Winter months – October to March, at Ash Village Hall, Queens Road, Ash. CT3 2BG.
Starting at 7.15. for 7.30.pm, we draw on a range of both professional and local speakers for our interesting range of illustrated talks. Following the talks, get to know other Ash residents over a cup of coffee or tea, included in the membership of £15 per season.
Programme for 2023/24 includes The Life of the late Queen Elizabeth II, White Mill Heritage Centre, History of Christmas Traditions, The Romance of Tallships, How to take better Photos, and East London & Cockney Rhyming Slang.
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.
More details at the new website www.ashheritagegroup.org.uk
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