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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




                                      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

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


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

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Sunday 5th June at 1;00pm at the School Room.

To book a table please email or call or text 07771 880372

At 3:00pm there will be a toast for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a tree planting ceremony at 3:00pm.
This event is kindly organised by Friends of Fordwich and although there is no charge to take part, please bring your own food, drink table decorations, glasses, cutlery etc.

St Mary Church

10.30am Readings, Music and Prayers Celebrating

The 70 years of Queen Elizabeth IInd


Display of royal memorabilia celebrating the last 70 years in the Town Hall. From 1.30 am – 4.00pm

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All are welcome to the School Room on Saturday 4th June to view the art work from 10:00am. Join us for drinks  at 2:30pm followed by the auction at 3pm.

Bidding starts at £50.00 with all proceeds to aid those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Local artists have generously donated their pieces so do come along and support this wonderful event.

This is also an opportunity to view the stunning curtain project made to hang in the Town Hall by Fordwich residents, featuring houses and symbols of the town. We hope to see it installed this year so keep a look out for updates.

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COme to the School Room on Monday 27th June at 2:00pm where Stephanie Zarkis from Sustrans will hold a talk about a proposed new cycle route from Canterbury to Fordwich as part of the National Cycle Network.

Refreshments available and all are welcome.

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, this project is sadly suspended.

We are so excited for this amazing project to be competed, once times allow it. Volunteers throughout Fordwich are working on two quilted curtains, one for the lift door and a second for a future screen to be fitted.

Before the pandemic, we got together at the school hall in School Lane every Friday from 2.00pm until about 4.00pm and we are waiting for us to be able to get together once more.

Watch this space for news.



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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 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.


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  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.


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 or call me on my mobile 07802 229050 with any questions



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