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 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

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.

Karate Classes

Karate Classes for children from 6 years to Adults.
Fridays 6.30pm – 7.30pm & 7.30pm – 8.30pm
We are planning also to start a class in 2021 for 5-6 years on Fridays 5.30pm – 6.30pm
For further information contact Paul Cheesman, Ash Toukon Ryu Kyokushin Karate Club on 07944 519069

Jan Anton Dance & Gymnastics Club

Monday Evenings 4pm – 6pm.

Contact Jan Anton on 07484 877574 or by email.

The Ash Society

Talks of general interest about the area from October to March, with local outings during the summer.

Contact the secretary Jean Ryan on 01304 812148

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 Gary Bradbury 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 website.

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

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.

Other Users

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