Chritmas Party                           

Including those involved in the organisation around 50 people sat down to the North Loose Ends Christmas Party which was Royally entertained with music from Mick Abbott and Christmas Carols, which everyone present joined in.

On behalf of all concerned we would like to thank the Kent Fire and Rescue staff at Tovil HQ whose generous donation helped make this event possible and the catering staff at the Y Centre for their contribution in preparing and serving the food.


Christmas Table Decorations

At the November meeting of the North Loose “Ends” 40 people were given an excellent demonstration of seasonal floral arranging by florist Jackie Brooks.



One of the arrangements was later made the subject of a free raffle, which the winner stated her intention of donating to the Loose Parish Church.



Following a coffee break members took part in a
> fun quiz to conclude the afternoon.


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.



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 2018

Watch this space.

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.