The Red Lion
We have one of the best pubs in Kent, possibly the world.
There is always a warm welcome welcome at the Red Lion. Good food, fires in the winter and regular live music.
Welcome to Badlesmere Lees
Badlesmere Lees is situated on the A251 four miles south of Faversham.
It is 16 acres of green and pleasant land which is communally maintained by the residents that live around its edge.
The cost of maintaining the Lees for the enjoyment of all means we have to raise funds. We have regular events that get the community together and bring in some cash. Please come and enjoy our Lees and help us keep it pretty by supporting our activities.
Badlesmere Lees and Hall Committee
The Committee now meets regularly to consider issues and improvements with regard to the Lees and the village hall.
A list of members and a full archive of the meeting minutes can be seen here.
Walk on the Lees
The Lees is lovely to stroll on at any time of year. It is also criss-crossed by footpaths leading to and from the local attractions and churches
In May the surrounding woods have breathtaking displays of bluebells.
Badlesmere Beacon lit for the Queen
On the 21st April, nearly 100 of the residents assembled on the Lees to witness the lighting of the beacon as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. A letter from HRH Prince Charles, written to all the 1000 or so communities participating in the official beacon lighting celebrations, was read out and and then the national anthem was sung with much gusto,
The beacon was lit by Mrs Elizabeth (Diz) Higgs and Isabelle Sisley. After a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ we all went into the village hall to toast her Majesty and devour much cake.
The 2nd Badlesmere Lees Summer Quiz took place on the 23rd July was a great success. The quiz had some fiendish questions set by Jane Austin and thanks to her for organising it all. The night raised over £300 for the upkeep of our village defibrillator which is now installed and operational in the phone box at the entrance to Falcon Farm. Our thanks to Tom Treasure for donating the use of the box and Ian Earl for his work installing it.
Should the need arise we now have a valuable community resource.
Remember that Fred and Jane will be running the traditional Wine and Wisdom later in the year.
A World of Chillies at Leaveland Church
Kim leaves The Red Lion
The landlady of The Red Lion, Kim Sharrock, pulled her last pint on 15th October. Generous as ever, Kim invited locals and regulars to a party to celebrate her retirement after thirteen years at the pub. Her daughter, Rosie, gave an affectionate and amusing speech, while Kim herself paid tribute to customers past and present. It was a great village evening, with live music, food and a warm atmosphere. Your friends in Badlesmere wish you all the best in the next stage of your life, Kim!
Cheryl does it again!
Once again our talented local artist Cheryl Fountain has produced a lovely, locally themed Christmas card and is selling it to benefit the Leprosy Mission, Emmaus UK and Badlesmere and Leaveland Church funds. The card is delightful and full of local references.At £4 for 5 they are great value. Feel free to pay a little more, and send a very special greeting to you friends and family and raise money for our area.
If you would like to buy some, get in touch with Cheryl: cherrylfountain.artweb.com/contact