Community

Here are some of the regular activities which take place in our three villages.  A number of useful links are also included.

Ide Hill

Country Market every Wednesday 11am – noon, with fresh produce, plants, crafts and refreshments at Ide Hill Village Hall

Ide Hill Senior Club run by JaneTodman, Sally Alston & Liz Gandon

The Ide Hill Society
The Society was formed in 1982 to write and publish a small history and guide to the village; this has now sold almost 6,000 copies in four editions.  The fifth edition will be on sale by the end of 2010.  The Society now arranges excursions in the summer and lectures in the spring and autumn which usually cover the history, architecture or ecology of the area.  During 2010 we will be visiting Buckingham Palace gardens and St Mary’s House, Bramber, Sussex and have arranged talks about farming on the Montreal Estate, the history of Westerham and the establishment of a medical herb nursery on the slopes of Mount Everest.  Apart from these activities an extensive collection of photographs, books and maps of the village and surrounding area is maintained.  This is available for anyone interested to consult; a DVD of over 80 old photographs of the village can be purchased from the Treasurer.  If anyone has photographs or documents relating to the village we would be keen to add them to our collection, either as originals or copies.  Please contact either: Sally Alston (Chairman) or Henry Gandon (Treasurer & Archives)

Ide Hill Gardening Society:  Ian Todman (Chairman)

Mobile Library, Village Green, Wednesdays  1.20 – 1.50 pm

Ide Hill Cubs & Scouts meets every Tuesday Leader

Ide Hill Village Hall Booking Secretary Kathryn McKerlie

Sundridge Village Hall

Yoga classes, Jane Walker. Tel: 01959 563774 

Coffee mornings and bring and buy on the first Tuesday of every month (except in school holidays), 9.30am to 11.00am. All funds go to the hall. Kerry Wrighton & Maggie Gammage.

Keep Fit classes 

Sundridge & Brasted Horticultural Society. Secretary, Alan Turner. Tel: 01959 562590.

Sundridge Village Hall Booking Secretary Jan Chambers

Toys Hill Village Hall

Horticultural Society, Jeremy Winter. Tel: 01732 750337.

Mobile Library, Chapman’s Close 11.15 – 11.45 am on 25th August, 22nd September, 20th October and 17th November (Wednesday mornings)

The Hall is available for private bookings. Booking Secretary, Caroline Drew Tel: 01732 750391. 

Local Schools

Sundridge and Brasted C of E Primary School

Ide Hill C of E Primary School – Headteacher Irene Ilsey Tel: 01732 750389

Combe Bank Independent Girls School, Sundridge, Prep age 3 to 11; senior 11 to 18. Tel: 01959 563720.

Nearest Church Secondary School Bennett Memorial School, Tunbridge Wells. Head Teacher, Rev John Caperon: Tel: 01892 521595.

Pre-school Groups Ide Hill Pre-school Group meets in Ide Hill Village Hall. Leader, Vicky Drew. Tel: 01959 565429. 

Sundridge Pre-school Group meets at Sundridge School Leader Marion Barnes. Tel: 0790 1908549.

Some other State schools in area: 

Bradbourne School, Sevenoaks Tel: 01732 454608.

Wildernesse School, Sevenoaks Tel: 01732 4546176. 

Grammar Schools in Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Some other Private schools in area: 

Sevenoaks School, senior mixed Tel: 01732 455133

Walthamstowe Hall, girls, Sevenoaks  Tel: 01732 451334

New Beacon Prep School, Sevenoaks Tel: 01732 452131

Other useful information/links

Explore Kent:   Kent County Council Public Rights of Way

Ide Hill’s entry in the Wikpedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ide_Hill

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *