Clubs, Societies and Associations: Newchurch
The Newchurch, Dymchurch & Burmarsh Heating Oil Club and includes the villages of Newchurch, Dymchurch, Ivychurch, Snarget & Burmarsh and the surrounding area in Kent covering the post code sector(s) area of TN28 and TN29. The club is free and is open to new members.
The Oil-Club is an independent organisation with the aim of reducing the financial cost and help the environment as much as they can. They are an Internet only organisation in the effort to keep costs low. As a member you will have access to the messaging system or online chat if you require getting in touch.
The savings you can achieve vary depending on the time of the year you place your order and how often you order. As a village club membership gets bigger, so the number of deliveries will increase. For example a village with 30 members will likely have 3 to 5 deliveries per annum whereas a village with 100 members would probably have one a month or more. A village with 100 members will save around 150 to 180 heavy duty vehicle trips a year through your village. A big saving on the wear and tear to our village lanes, roads and to the environment. Each litre of diesel contains around 0.72kg of carbon. A truck will use 50 litres or more of diesel to travel 75 miles so the carbon saving can be substantial.
For more information, please visit The Oil-Club website.
The club was formed in the early 1990's, not long after the village hall was built. Initially, two second-hand mats were purchased, and since then three more have been added.
Many of the founder members are still playing, with 10-12 players bowling regularly in the village hall on Friday nights, throughout the year.
The club participates in both a Summer and Winter South East Kent League and a Summer and Winter Shepway league. The South East Kent League matches are weekly, alternating home and away. In the Shepway League, there are two matches a month, one home and one away. Both of these leagues are for triples, the Shepway Winter League requires a pair of triples for each match.
New players are always welcome - any age and ability. The club has a mix of male and female members. Weekly playing fees are minimal, and the only requirement initially is completely flat-soled bowls shoes (no tread) or slippers, or even just socks! Although anyone deciding to play regularly will no doubt want their own set of bowls. Friday evening 'roll-ups', from 8.00pm, are friendly and casual affairs, though on some Fridays one or sometimes both mats will be in use for league matches.
For more information, please visit the Newchurch Short Mat Bowls Club website.
The Newchurch Social Club is adjacent to Village Hall in Newchurch. The club is open every evening (except Tuesday) 7.30pm to 11.00pm. It has a bar with low prices, with darts, pool, and jukebox, and provides entertainment throughout the year. The club is for members and their guests only, and their well behaved children are welcome too. However, they welcome non–members to use the facilities of the bar you must, by law, be signed in by a full member
Membership is only £7.50 for a year. Please ask at the bar for an application form.
For more information, please visit the Newchurch Social Club website.