Talk by Community Warden

Richard welcomed Liz Lovatt to our October meeting where she gave a talk about her role as our Community Warden. She outlined many of the issues and supporting agencies that she works with, which provided an insight into the diverse nature of her role.

This prompted a range of questions for Liz to answer after which she spoke informally with a number of our group. Liz was thanked by Richard for spending some time with us and
leaving everyone with a much better understanding of the role of Community Warden. Hopefully, she may return in the future to speak more
about specific problems that our members may be affected by.

The afternoon finished with tables working in teams, trying to solve the names of Towns or Cities from the cryptic clues that they were given. After a lot of thought, discussion and laughter, most were solved and the eventual winners were warmly applauded.



30 people joined us for the September meeting to take part in our quiz. Six teams attempted to answer some ‘thought provoking questions that had been set and organised by Richard. Everyone rose to the challenge and the opportunity to socialise with fellow team members.

The eventual winners were presented with a variety of chocolates, sweets and puzzle books, whilst  the wooden spoon position, much to their embarrassment, was occupied by the team consisting of the Loose “Ends” committee members.

Thanks were given to Richard for a very enjoyable afternoon.



Beetle Drive

In spite of a very wet day our August meeting was well attended and we held a Beetle Drive. Participants enjoyed it so much that we played for around 1 !/2 hours. To quote one member, “I have never played this game before. I didn’t know it could be so much fun.” A visiting guest from Canada asked for a copy of the rules to take back home.


“Lots of Hugs” 
 The story of how a charity was born and its work.

Our July Meeting at The Y Centre  began with a talk from Polly Taylor, a founder of the Pickering Cancer Drop In Centre, Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells, who explained how and why the charity was formed and its role, which was well received by the 33 members in attendance. Members then formed groups, made new acquaintances and discussed a future outing to Tenterden.

If you are on your own, new to the area, at a ‘loose end’ or perhaps you would like to make new friends?

Why not come along to the Y Centre, Melrose Close for one of our meetings.

For further details contact Richard at or ring 01622 201247. 


Programme for the rest of 2017

Venue is the upstairs Hall at the Y Centre, cost £3 per person. Don’t worry if you have difficulty with stairs, there is a lift to the first floor then 5 stairs to negotiate to the hall. Help will be on hand.  


Wednesday Ist November, 2pm to 4pm
Demonstration on Making Floral Xmas Table.
Decorations by Florist Jackie Brooks

Wednesday 6th December, 2pm to 4pm
North Loose “Ends” Christmas Party with Music by
Mick Abbot

We intend to discuss further functions at our meetings, such as an outing including lunch. These additional functions will take place in between the monthly meetings.  

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on1st November.