The Princess Project first came to Park Wood in February 2013, and we’ve enjoyed being part of the great community there ever since. We have an office base behind Christ Church which is usually open on a Monday and Tuesday between 9.30 and 2.30
Always best to phone or text ahead as we are a small team and if we are out on a visit then the office may not be open. Phone Emma on 07851 196770 (Main Princess Project contact) If you are a mum living in Park Wood, why not pop in and say hello? We would love to meet you, and tell you about what’s going on.
We are delighted to have been selected as one of the charities that the new Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr David Naghi, will be supporting during his term of office. We are looking forward to working with him to raise awareness of our work in Maidstone, and hopefully raise some vital funds to allow us to continue supporting local mums.
Our main Park Wood event is our popular monthly Totcycle, where we usually welcome around 30 families through the door to exchange baby and toddler goods and have a cuppa and a catch-up! We run other events throughout the year, however, and are looking forward to our summer events- more details coming soon! We also do a lot of one-to-one work with families, either through our Mum2Mum befriending service, or on a more informal basis.
We hold a drop-in session in the café at Fusion Living Centre on Wednesday mornings during term-time (except the first Wednesday of the month when it’s Totcycle at Christ Church). Mums are welcome to join us for a coffee (on us) and a chat- it’s a great chance to meet some of the Princess Project team, as well as other local mums.
We work closely with the Meadow Children’s Centre, Fusion Healthy Living Centre and Christ Church, Park Wood to try and provide joined-up support to the families we meet.
Hello, my name is Alison Dickerson and I am the Group Scout Leader for Park Wood Scout Group.
We have a Beaver Colony (6-7 year olds) which meet on saturday mornings from 9.30 – 11am, Cubs (8 -10.5 years old) and Scouts (10.5 -14 years old) meet on friday evening from 6.15- 7.45 all at Tree Tops School. All section take part in different activities including making things, games, compass work, knots, camping, rock climbing, hiking & Sleepovers. We often go to the Kent Scout Centre in Sandling where the children can climb, cave, archery and other outside activities. The beavers will do easier things than the cubs and the scouts do the hardest. With knots beavers learn reef knots, the cubs Bow line, sheep shank and the scouts should be able to do all the knots that are required.
We recently received an award from Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, for the group that has grown the most in our district.
I along with another leader run the Beavers and we have others to run the other 2 sections, but we are always looking for help. We know some people don’t want to commit every week but occasional helpers are always welcome. You can contact me by email or by phone on 07803815118
We would appreciate any help you can give.
Girlguiding Boughton Vale Division is a mainly rural area extending along the Greensand Way from East Farleigh to Kingswood and Headcorn and includes the southern areas of Maidstone; Shepway, Parkwood and Loose.
There are 17 units in total; 6 Rainbow units with 92 girls; 7 Brownie units with 147 girls; 4 Guide units with 80 girls. Most of the units have a waiting list and we are keen to open more units, and would welcome any adult volunteers to meet this demand.
The units provide a wide range of activities and experiences in the villages and support the local events. The Boughton Vale Divison has it’s own Facebook Page HERE
If your daughter wishes to join Girlguiding Kent Weald County, please register her details on our national website and we will be in touch. Likewise if you are an adult or older teenager (aged 14+) wishing to volunteer as a helper, please register on our national website and we will get in contact with you.
We would be interested in opening units in the following villages which fall within Girlguiding Boughton Vale Division; Chart Sutton, East Sutton, Langley, Linton, Parkwood, Sutton Valence and Ulcombe. If you would be interested in volunteering in this area, please register on the national website.
Living in Rosemary Gardens alongside the recreation ground in Park Wood, Park Wood junior parkrun became a regular welcome disruption to the normal sedate Sunday morning peace and quiet we had known in the two and a half years Ann and I have been here.
Don’t get me wrong, the recreation ground in Park Wood has proved to be nowhere near as loud and noisy as we first expected when we moved in. It is after all a public park complete with outdoor gym area, a kiddie’s play area with swings, slides, roundabout etc. plus both football and rugby pitches. The park is also home to annual events like the Park Wood Community Fete and visiting fairgrounds.
Park Wood junior parkrun is a FREE 2km event for junior runners aged 4 to 14 years, which takes place every Sunday at 9:00am in Park Wood, Bicknor Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9PS All are welcome to come along and join in the fun.
There was a range of stalls and activities including free bouncy slide/castle and face painting plus tombolas, hook a duck, speed football, archery, charity and jumble stalls and much more including burgers, ice creams and other foods and sweets for all to enjoy.
Could you be a Growing Buddy ?
We are looking for volunteers to work with residents to encourage and support food growing in Golding’s communities. You don’t have to be an expert as full training will be given.
Contact Judy Ormesher on 07584 343846 or Email
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Hand crafted wooden products for the home and garden created using reclaimed timber to give new life to old wood.
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Weavering Warriors RFC train Wednesdays at the clubs home at Park Wood Recreation Ground, Bicknor Road, Park Wood, so whatever your interest or experience, you’ll find a warm and very friendly welcome.
After their first successful season in 2004, Weavering Warriors RFC became affiliated to both the Kent Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Football Union. They are also associated with the Kent Society of Rugby Football Union Referees who provide all referees for our Home League fixtures but they also have their own qualified Coach (a former England International) & Referee.
They currently train every Wednesday at Park Wood Recreation Ground, 7pm-9pm and all home matches are also currently played at Park Wood Recreation Ground. All players must be registered with the Rugby Football Union, which is certified through the Secretary at Weavering Warriors RFC. This requires completion of the Weavering Warriors RFC registration form. All players and members are expected to adhere to a code of conduct and all are requested to sign in agreement of this on joining the club.
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