Fordwich

Britain's Smallest Town

Welcome to Fordwich

Spring and summer is here and we are opening the doors again.  Please be aware that we are a charity and rely on wonderful volunteers to open the town hall. Although we try to update the dates below as quickly as we can we may need at times to close at short notice so please always check here before you plan a visit.

Opening times are 1:30pm – 4:00pm

April

  • Sunday 24th

May

  • Sunday 1
  • Bank Holiday Monday 2
  • Sunday 8
  • Sunday 15
  • Sunday 22
  • Sunday 29

June

  • Thursday Bank Holiday 2
  • Friday Bank Holiday 3
  • Saturday 4  Closed for private function
  • Sunday 12
  • Sunday 19
  • Sunday  26

July

  • Sunday 3
  • Sunday 10
  • Sunday 17
  • Sunday 24
  • Sunday 31

August

  • Sunday 7
  • Sunday 14
  • Sunday 21
  • Sunday 28
  • Bank Holiday Monday 31

We are proud to take part in Heritage Open Days 2022 and we hope to be able to open to the public on the following days,

September

  • Friday 9
  • Sunday 11
  • Monday 12
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday 15
  • Friday 16

Saturday 10 and 17 September closed to the public for private function

  • Sunday 18
  • Monday 19th

The usual Entry fee is £3.00 per person is waved on these days but we do encourage donations to the charity so that we can continue to open to the public.

You can either pay cash, use pay using contactless or viw a QR code using your smartphone.

When you visit you will asked to use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance and all visitors are invited to wear a face mask.

Children taking part in the Wheels of Time initiative are warmly welcome – please let the custodian know at entry so that we can give you your badge.

Fordwich Town Hall was built around 1544 with strong suggestions it may be older.

It is a much loved building in Fordwich, looked after by Fordwich United Charities and our wonderful custodians.

Our knowledgeable custodians are keen to show you around and tell you about Fordwich Town Hall’s history, its importance and connection to the building of Canterbury Cathedral.

Fordwich Town Hall is still used today and we hold town council, trustee and custodian meetings here.

Did you know that you can get married and/or have your Civil Partnership here? Head over to the Weddings tab and find out more.

Please note that we have a lift enabling us to welcome even more visitors.

Want to hire Fordwich Town Hall for your special event? Contact our Events Manager; sarah.fordwichevents@gmail.com for more information.

 

Welcome to Fordwich

Saturday 4th June

Gates open at 10.30am for the Fair and Town Picnic

On the Old Boatyard field (opposite the Town Hall)

12.30pm SAIL PAST

All vessels, canoes, paddleboards decorated

Valerie Hale, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, representing the Queen

Town Hall quay – Brass Band led by Stephen Barker

1.00pm TOWN PICNIC

FORDWICH BAKE OFF

TWO AGE GROUPS: YOUNGER- UNDER 13 YRS

                                      OLDER – OVER 13 YRS.

A cake or biscuits to be made and decorated, delivered to the stall on the Fair ground by 11.00am on Saturday 4th June.

Judging will take place at 2.00pm. All entries to be auctioned, if the entrants agree!

Further details from Geoff Connolly geoffconnolly@btinternet.com

PLANTS TO SELL OR SWAP .. Bring to the stall your plants to sell or swap

 

Welcome to Fordwich

To find out how Fordwich Town Council is celebrating please read here:

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Welcome to Fordwich

Welcoming Sarah Thornton from BBC Southeast, journalist and meteorologist presents the weather from Fordwich on Wednesday 28th July.

Please ensure that you have the appropriate licence in order to view this.

 

 

Welcome to Fordwich

Corona virus COVID-19 information

For all information relating to the government advise on the Corona virus (COVID-19) please click here.

For information from the NHS regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) please click here.

If you live in Fordwich or nearby and need help or can offer help please contact Chris Fris on chrisfris1@gmail.com or tel 07522 480284.

Chris, a local resident had a career as a specialist teacher of learning and behaviour in secondary schools both in Canterbury, Kent and Auckland, New Zealand.

KENT TOGETHER – HELPLINE LAUNCHED BY KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

A 24-hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.

You can contact the Kent Together helpline at www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether  or by calling on 03000 41 92 92. It is a 24-hour service.

Kent County Council also has a page on its website answering frequently asked questions and the very latest Coronavirus information on its service updates page.

Visit www.kent.gov.uk

Seniors Helping Seniors has been able to maintain services throughout this extraordinary period.

We have local experienced carers covering Fordwich to help with elderly care in peoples’ homes.

The hourly fee £24.60 includes VAT and paying above the Living Wage to our amazing carers.

·  This information may also be useful for people seeking work/to use their care experience to help others during the crisis.

More info here https://canterbury.seniorshelpingseniors.co.uk or call me on my mobile 07802 229050 with any questions

 

 

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Do you have a event? A news item? Or something else going in Fordwich? Then send it to us here & we may be able to publish it on our site!

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