Welcome to Tenterden
Coming soon, Welcome to Tenterden booklet, a joint project by:
- Tenterden Rotary Club
- Tenterden Town Council
- St Mildred's Church (the Church of England in Tenterden)
A booklet will be delivered to all new houses to welcome new residents moving to Tenterden and give them information about Tenterden, events, clubs, societies, history, photos, council, churches & more
TENTERDEN ROTARY CLUB
Part of worldwide organisation of over 1.2 million members, all involved in local community and vocational work, fund raising, international causes, disaster relief and global health projects such as the eradication of Polio. Tenterden Rotary Club meet 4 or 5 times a month. You are very welcome to come along to a Rotary Club meeting
- 1st & 3rd Thursdays - evening meetings with a meal at The Tenterden Club, Church Road, Tenterden;
- 2nd & 4th Fridays - business breakfast meetings at Silcocks Farm Shop function room om St Michaels, with fruit, croissants & coffee;
- 5th Thursday - if there are 5 Thursdays in a month, the fifth Thursday is normally an evening out with partners and friends at various different venues
Tenterden Town Council serves as the main link between the people of Tenterden and the district authority, Ashford Borough Council. The Town Council's central role is to act in the interest of the whole community by making decisions and recommendations to improve quality of life and the environment. Download leaflet "who does what eg street lights, toilets, potholes"
ST MILDRED'S CHURCH
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN TENTERDEN
Three churches: St Mildred in Tenterden, St Michael and All Angels in St Michael’s, and St John the Baptist in Smallhythe.
Our churches are where you can worship God, make friends, and feel refreshed and uplifted. There’s a place for you and we’d love you to join us. You can contact us here www.tenterdencofe.co.uk/contact
HISTORY OF TENTERDEN
ACTIVITIES TO SUIT ALL AGES & ABILITIES
ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS, SOCIALISING & PLACES TO VISIT
Take a walk along the tree-lined High Street and discover a wealth of cafés, pubs and restaurants. Many are independently-owned and offer homemade, bespoke fare. St Mildred’s provides an amazing backdrop to concerts held in the church throughout the year. The Town Hall and Sinden Theatre regularly host plays and musicals. The pubs provide more intimate evening for music and quiz nights. Every year Tenterden plays host to the very popular Folk Festival, with traditional music and dancing. The Christmas Market sees the town come alive with a whole weekend of light and entertainment.
Along with the award-winning museum, there are places within the town and its environs that are well worth a visit. The Kent & East Sussex steam railway, Smallhythe Place National Trust and Chapel Down Vineyard are just some of the locations that are both fascinating and informative.
SHOPS & SERVICES
Tenterden is a thriving town and you will find a good range of independent shops and multiples in the High Street, along with numerous cafes, restaurants & pubs. Cafe culture abounds in Tenterden.
CLUBS, SOCIETIES & BUSINESS GROUPS
THE TENTERDEN COMMUNITY
There are numerous opportunities to become involved in the ‘fabric’ of Tenterden. The Rotary Club of Tenterden and Tenterden Lions are long-standing charity organisations seeking new members to assist in regular fund raising activities.
From archery to the WI, there’s bound to be a club, group or society that will accommodate your special subject interest.
For business people the Chamber of Commerce provides a valuable opportunity to meet other business people at its informal monthly meetings.
A CARING COMMUNITY
A community is only as strong as the commitment of the people who live within it. Tenterden is proud to be recognised as a caring town and, through various agencies, supports a number of initiatives designed to improve the quality of life for all members of the community, from young people to senior citizens. There are a number of charitable groups that focus on the various needs of the community. However, to be effective in their work they rely heavily on the many volunteers who give freely of their time and energy.
NEWS & UPDATES
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