Clubs and Societies

A list of known Clubs and Societies meeting in Shadoxhurst village.  Please send any changes or updates to the Parish Clerk or Webmaster.

Flower Arrangers  — were formed in May 1965 (so we are 52 in 2017!) and currently have 34 members. We meet at 7.30pm on the 1st Wednesday in the month (except January) in Shadoxhurst Village Hall.  You do not need to have any flower arranging experience, just enjoy flowers and learning how to get the best out of them.
We have area and national demonstrators showing how to arrange flowers plus occasional workshops where we learn how to arrange flowers and foliage and even how to turn leaves into something a bit different!  We also have one or two social meetings including a visit to a local garden.
We are a very friendly club and welcome you to any of our meetings.  Our annual subscription is £20 plus £1 per visit (£5 for visitors). We have a raffle at each floral demonstration where you could win one of the wonderful arrangements created by the demonstrators!
For more information please contact: Ann Prebble – Chairman – 07989 586575 (e-mail: ann.prebble@yahoo.com) or Gaye Sim – Secretary – 01233 732212.
Future Scholars Nursery — Term Time Contact 07821 143 249 for details.
Rainbows, Brownies & Guides  —  NO GROUP AT PRESENT
Beaver Colony (6-8yrs) — see below; meets on Monday evenings term times between 5.30pm and 6.45pm
Cub Pack (8-10yrs) — see below; meets on Tuesday evenings term times between 6pm and 8pm.

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Ashford Courtside FC are a FA Charter Standard Club affiliated to the Kent FA who caters for children aged 7 to 16 years. All Coaches are volunteers & FA qualified, CRB checked & trained in emergency first aid.
We formed in 2009 and are members of the Ashford & District Youth and East Kent youth leagues.
We have been based in Shadoxhurst village for 4 years now and are now looking to expand our age groups and number of teams.
We offer a safe & fun environment for children to develop.
Our aims are to provide an enjoyable environment for those involved in youth football to enable them to focus on their footballing development and play to the best of their ability.
Want to get involved?
We are always looking for volunteers to get involved from coaching to committee members to ground keepers. Various roles are always available.
Contact: Vanessa Grimmond (Club Secretary) or email ashfordcourtside@gmail.com
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Ark Drama 2000
are a youth theatre group, based at Kingsnorth Parish Church, Ashford, affiliated to the Parish Churches of Kingsnorth with Stubbs Cross and Shadoxhurst. We are a non-profit making community group run by a volunteer committee and adult leaders.  Membership is open to youngsters, aged 7 to 21 (inclusive), from all religious denominations and abilities, in the Ashford area.

Our aims are to build the personal confidence of individuals by giving them the opportunity to perform either solely, or as part of a group, to an audience. Additionally we are able to provide an insight into the world of Theatre and to experience the back-stage activities which support productions (e.g. sound, lighting, prop and set construction).

The group was formed in 1999 as a millennium project but has continued since – providing a number of performances each year, to various audiences at differing locations.

Contact: Lis Webb (Chairman) – 01233 732901 or email arkdrama2000@outlook.com

Shadoxhurst Baden Powell (BP) Scout Group meets on farmland in Great Chart and the majority of our young people are from Shadoxhurst and surrounding area. We continue to run the village’s biggest annual event; the Summer Fete & Dog Show.
We Scout on Saturdays and remain the only Scout Group in the UK which meets entirely on Saturdays. Our times and age groups are as follows:

• Wolf cubs are aged 8 to 10yrs and meet from 8am to 10am
• Scouts are aged 10 to 14yrs and meet from 10am to 2pm
• Senior Scouts are aged 14 to 18yrs and meet from 2pm to 4pm.We also have a Rover Scout section for the over 18s. This is mainly a social group which generally meets monthly on a Friday night at the Six Bells in Woodchurch.
Contact: Gareth Bradford – 01233 611 745 or email bradgjb@aol.com

1st Shadoxhurst Scout Group  aims to offer young people an opportunity to learn, develop and enjoy themselves. We have a modern, progressive and linked training scheme with the use of badge work to foster a great sense of achievement. The Scout Association is open to boys and girls irrespective of their political or religious belief, ethnic origin or race, mental or physical capabilities.

Cubs is for boys and girls from 8 years old. They have a wide variety of challenges, games and new skills, all leading to gaining badges. We promote independence through fun and adventure. Cubs go camping and have sleepovers. They take part in events with other packs,  such as sports – Football or Dodgeball or work towards badges such as local knowledge. At 10 ½ years Cubs start to move to Scouts.

Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.
The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.  Contact: Doreen on kbeach7254@aol.com

Shadoxhurst Weekend Walk – Get Walking with the Ashford District Health Walks.  For some ten years the group has set off for weekly Saturday walks from Shadoxhurst. We meet at 9.45am every Saturday at the Village Hall and set off at 10am for a two hour walk. There is parking at the hall. The great thing is, it is free. Sometimes we vary the start points so it is good to stay in touch. Contact Jim for more details on 07788 245022.

Stubbs Cross Line Dancers – dance every Tuesday evening at the Shadoxhurst Village Hall. Generally 7pm to 7.30pm is reserved for beginners with 7.30pm to 8pm our normal class with more challenging dances between 8pm and 8.30pm followed by a break. If you fancy giving it a try, we just aim to have fun.  For more details please email Brenda Moir (brenda_moir@outlook.com) or Kate (kayoakes70@gmail.com) or telephone 01233 733015.

Salsa and Bachatta Dance Classes – Sheena Harris currently runs the Salsa and Bachatta Dance Classes in the village hall. The main class is on a Thursday from 8pm to 9pm. I am looking to start a beginner’s class to run from 7.00 – 8.00pm so if you would like to do some fun sociable dancing please contact me either by email: danzalatina18@gmail.com or telephoning 07715 597096, evenings or weekends.