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Nailbourne League of Friends: Online AGM 2021

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our AGM and coffee morning in the village hall again this year.

We will, however, have a virtual AGM via Zoom at 3pm on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

If you would like to join us, please contact Pauline Pritchard on 830685.

The AGM report will be published after the event.

Report on Virtual Spring Show, Saturday 27 March 2021

We were delighted with the response from our members. For those who like statistics, we had 24 exhibitors and a total of 69 entries, including 21 who entered their Chairman’s Challenge daffodil bulbs.

The results are as follows:

Class 1. My Best Daffodil Bloom 1st Jane Millyard
2nd Linda and Peter Ellis
3rd Kathy Walder
Class 2. Any Other Flower from a Bulb
(excluding daffodil)
1st Una Whitamore
2nd Julia Cooper
3rd Linda and Peter Ellis
Class 3. Flowering Shrub – a stem or spray 1st Julia Cooper
2nd Christine Sladden
3rd Jane Millyard
Class 4. One stored vegetable 1st Linda and Peter Ellis
2nd Rajini and Raj Dasan
3rd Tony Walder
Class 5. An arrangement of flowers for Easter 1st Rajini Dasan
2nd Elizabeth Kirkwood,
3rd Jackie Thackray
Class 6. Photograph entitled “A New Arrival” 1st Julia Cooper
(who wins the trophy for Best Photograph in Show)
2nd John Hill
3rd Kathy Walder

The Chairman’s Challenge (and the Whitten Spencer Cup) was won by Jane Lovelock. Second were the Ellises and third, Rajini and Raj Dasan.

The cup for the Best Bloom in Show was won by Jane Millyard with her entry in Class 1.

It remains to thank everyone who kept the Society’s flag flying by taking part.

Sign up for an Allotment

Are you a Bridge resident and want to grow your own produce?

If so, why not get in touch and ask about joining the Bridge Allotment Association.

You can find out more on the Allotment Association page.

Or you can call Mick Stevens on 07505 820127

Muddy Footpaths

The footpaths across the fields are now very, very muddy.

Please wear appropriate footwear and stick to paths.

Do not try to avoid the mud by walking on crop fields. Many such fields look like grass, but they are not.

The river is very close to flooding the footpath by the kissing gate in the water meadows. Only a small tree root is holding it back.

Take extra care when walking, please.

Mobile Library

Kent’s mobile library service will restart in Bridge from 17th September 2020.

The service will look and feel a little different. It will be delivered on a ‘Select & Collect’ basis, similar to the service currently operating in the open library buildings, with no public entry to the mobile vehicle. Customers will be able to return books and receive books they have pre-selected, alongside being able to talk to the mobile driver. Mobile library routes have been amended to accommodate COVID19 specific staff welfare issues and will run on a 4-weekly cycle.

Our service will be on Thursdays, 15:15-16:00 on rota “Monthly Blue 2”

  • Thursday 17th September
  • Thursday 15th October
  • Thursday 12th November

Web link. Search for location “Greencourt”