Lower Road, Woodchurch, TN26 3SQ
Tel: 01233 860 139 (Clive Looker)
Mob: 07798 566 849 (Richard Carley
Some years ago, local resident John Pellett suggested to Richard Carley that, it would be nice for those of advanced years in Woodchurch, and surrounding area, to have somewhere to socialise. So after some deliberation Richard started The Woodchurch Pop-In Centre. He had plenty of land but no building into which he could accommodate the people, so not to be beaten, he arranged for a large marquee to be erected. The Pop-In has proved so successful that Richard decided to erect a purpose built unit to replace the marquee. Unfortunately the marquee stood where the new building would be, so the original erectors ‘Perfect Day Marquees’, offered to move the Marquee to its new position, FREE OF CHARGE, as their donation towards the new building. So Miles and his gang , set to and had the marquee moved in a trice.
Before moving on, we feel it is necessary to publicly thank, local councillor Aline Hicks for her tireless efforts to see the planning permission though, and recognition is also due to Ashford Borough Council’s planning department who could not have been more helpful.
When the new building is completed, The Pop-In Centre will be open several days a week but, in the mean time, the Pop-In Centre is still being held in the Marquee every Wednesday between 1.45 & 4pm where visitors can socialise and participate in a weekly quiz, raffle and bingo. Furthermore visitors will not go hungry or thirsty as there is always a wide selection of refreshments, including, tarts, pies and sponges, supplied by two stalwart members, Shirley Looker and Jean Boorman. For liquid refreshment there’s tea or coffee, all year round, plus cold fruit juice in the summer.
Current volunteers are Clive & Shirley Looker, Pat Pope, Val Tribe, Barbara Knell & Jean Boorman
Last updated 27th July 2019
ASHFORD COUNCIL CIVIC AWARDS
Richard Carley and Shirley Looker have both been awarded ABC’s coveted ‘Civic Award’ for services to the village of Woodchurch. Particularly acknowledging their hard work at Woodchurch Pop In Centre.
The Lodge is now available for small parties ( up to 15 persons) to use. Click here
Windows are in 18th Dec-18
9th Oct -18 The new building well on the way to completion. Click here for building history.
18th March-19 scaffold gradually being removed. New drive being laid.
Boot Fair at the ‘Pop-In’
1st Sunday every month
9am to 12 noon
1st Sept - 6th Oct - 3rd Nov - 1st Dec
More details from
Clive 01233 860 139
1st Table £5 further tables £2.50 each. Cars £7 Vans £10
Book a table at three separate Fairs and you get a free table on your 4th visit.
Over 20 stalls sagging with bargains
Yes after two long years the outside of the new Pop-In Centre is finished. And what a fabulous building it’s turned out to be We would like to thank all those who have donated items to sell to raise the money to get this far and all those who have purchased items.
The over 50s club is now fully established in the main hall and we are now concentrating on fitting out the substantial kitchen area. It is going to be the most spectacular venue when completed. The Over 50s are here every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm. Even if you have not reached such an auspicious age yet, come and view the building.
Boot fair items are also available to view and buy on Wednesdays.