Welcome to South Canterbury

We are fortunate to live in the beautiful and historic city of Canterbury and we seek to preserve and enhance this unique heritage. The Oaten Hill & South Canterbury Association aims to support and improve the quality of life of our community of approximately 2,000 households. We cover an area south-east of the city walls, from Rhodaus Town to Lady Wootton’s Green, Pilgrims Way and east to Churchill Road along the New Dover Road, and south to Ridlands Farm, including South Canterbury Road, Nunnery Road and Oaten Hill. See Map below.

What we do

We systematically scrutinise planning applications in our area and we review and comment on environmental issues such as air quality and the provision of open space. Our members are kept informed about these developments through our weekly emails on planning applications, and our quarterly Newsletters. We support special interest groups on local history and gardening and our Green Team organises tree planting, litter picking and other activities which enhance the appearance and environmental integrity of the area. We organise a wide range of social events and activities which we hope brings the community closer together.

New members are always welcome, as is anyone who is interested to help with activities. We also have vacant positions on the Committee and would welcome members with fresh ideas to stand for them. The roles are not onerous, and you will have a hand in steering local decisions about planning, policies, street safety and the environment. Please think about helping. For a friendly chat and information do contact the OHSCA Secretary, Marion Bell (secretary@ohsca.org or 01227 459949).

Tree planting in New Dover Road

Plant Share
Plant share in the Spring

Members and Guests enjoy a Little Lunch
Successful litter pick - New Dover Road

OHSCA area map

Gardening Interest Group

Regular meetings and events are arranged by this special interest group of the Association.

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Towards 10,000 Steps

Meets every Friday morning, at Kent & Canterbury Hospital gates opposite Cromwell Road at 9.30am.

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Local History Group

This special interest group of the Association holds meetings every other month.

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