PSUK AREA MEETING - KENT Last Updated - November 2016
A word from the Organisers
The Kent Area Group of the Parrot Society Uk has been in existence almost as long as the Society itself,having held its earliest meetings wherever it was practicable,including barns and local hostelries.We are currently holding our gatherings at the British Rail Club. Beaver Road, Ashford in Kent TN23 7RR.
These meetings are arranged by our current Co-ordinator Barry Butcher and he is assisted by his wife Richelle and Secretary Phil Thomas.
These meetings are well attended by a solid core of regular attendees and guest speakers are usually available to entertain us with mainly bird related talks.We have even hosted a meeting when we were given an insight into world of `Chelonia` or tortoises to the uninitiated. Very interesting diversion into a whole new class of commonly kept pet species.
The depth of knowledge and the range of birds kept by our group provides an ideal platform in which to ask questions and pick the brains of people who have enjoyed this hobby, with all its ups and downs and all are welcome.
If you read this profile and wish to join us at Ashford to meet like minded people, membership is not demanded but if you like what you encounter then information is available on how to join The Parrot Society UK.
WHATS HAPPENING, WHERE & WHEN
We meet at the British Rail Club premises in Ashford, on Sunday afternoons 1330pm for 1400 start. Admission is currently £1.50p which includes tea and biscuits and we also have a raffle which is very popular.
British Rail Club, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 7RR.
Meeting dates for 2016 are as follows:
Our current schedule for 2016 includes:
- 11th Dember - Christmas meal and Social. Please Call Barry for further details and confimration of attendance
KENT AREA SALE DAYS - 2017
Another aspect of our Groups activities are the Sales Days. We aim to run two Selling days a year, one in the Spring and a second in the Autumn where birdkeepers in the South (Kent/Surrey/Sussex/Essex ect) can dexchange surplus breeder stock, although we are forbidden by licence restrictions from selling pet birds.
Please contact either Barry, Eric or Phil for further information on the Kent area Selling days (details at the top of the page).
Our next Selling days are booked for the Sunday 12th March 2017 and 3rd September 2017 - please put these dates in your diary. Doors open at 09:30 . It will be held at Lockmeadow Market Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8SF. This is immediately behind the Crown Court Buildings and Multi Storey car park.
Breeder Sales Tables are £6 Wristbands £3 each. Table holders Entry from 07.30
Phone or email Barry or Phil to book and reserve a sales table, pay on the day. Limited availability so book early.
Strictly no birds of prey, fowl, pigeons or animals.
NO PET BIRDS AT SELLING DAY
Clean cages painted inside and out. Two Parrot like birds per cage.
All types of birds on sale by breeders and keepers.
Traders selling all you may need for your birds.
ADMISSION £3 FOR GENERAL PUBLIC FROM 09.30am.Children under 16 free with adult.
Email or phone for breeder tables and trade space firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all phone enquiries call Phil on 01304 375276 or Barry on 01622 831031
Hosted by Kent Area of The Parrot Society. DEFRA & PSUK RULES APPLY. High Standards expected
CAFE FOR FOOD & DRINKS And FREE CAR PARKING next to hall.
Below are some pictures of the Kent group Sale day in April 2013 which was a great day out, held at the Lockmeadow Market Hall.