What is "Know Your Neighbours"?

"Know Your Neighbours" is a grass-roots community group in Seal, near Sevenoaks in Kent. The group is made up of anyone in the village who wants to get involved - individuals, clubs and societies, businesses, church and schools, parish council,and many others.
We organise local events through the year - fetes, street parties, Christmas events etc. - and we hold social gatherings, just so that people can get to "know their neighbours". There's no "committee" - anyone who turns up for meetings is welcome to help in any way they are able.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE, OR BE ADDED TO THE EMAIL LIST, contact Marion Gilchrist , who coordinates the group, or Anne Le Bas, who maintains this blog.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Approaching Christmas in Seal

A quick update on village events to the end of this year.
Firstly, many thanks to all those who donated bags of clothing to the Seal Cubs and Church collection. I am unsure of the figure raised as yet, but will let you know in the next update.

The diary until the end of December (as I know it) is as follows:-

Saturday 26th November - 11am - 2pm TOP BANANA CHRISTMAS FAIR - Seal Village Hall.

Saturday 26th November - 7.30pm - 11pm SEAL SCHOLL PTA - CHRISTMAS QUIZ - SEAL SCHOOL HALL. Bok your tickets from the school office at £3 per head and teams of 6 - 8 people. BYO drinks and nibbles - Mince pies  to be served and there will be a raffle, a silent auction and games. SEV 762388.

MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER - 7.30pm SEAL CHURCH HALL - Make your Christmas door wreath with Chris and Maggie. Proceeds to the Church - always a fun evening. £15 PER HEAD (ALL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BUT BYO SECATEURS)  glass of wine and mince pie included. Call Chris 0n 01732 763585
Should you wish to take part in both Wreath Making and Table Decoration making - the cost is £25 for the two.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 6th - 7.30PM SEAL CHURCH HALL- MAKE A CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATION . Same details as above!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10th - ST  PETERAND ST PAUL SEAL CHURCH CAROL-A-THON - 1PM - 5PM IN CHURCH.  Funds to be shared between Church and Seal Primary School. There will be stalls selling Christmas gifts and decorations, along with mulled wine, mince pies and cakes to purchase. SPONSOR VIA MY DONATE - CAROL-A-THON- SPONSORED CAROL SINGING - STEPHEN BLOXHAM.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th - ST PETER AND ST PAUL SEAL CHURCH CHRISTINGLE SREVICE - 10.30am. ALL WELCOME.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 18TH - 6.30PM - ST PETER AND ST PAUL SEAL CHURCH CEROL SERVICE. ALL WELCOME - MINCE PIES AND MULLED WINED TO BE SERVED. 

That completes all the event information I have for this year. If you know of any others you would like shared, please let me know before December 5th, and I will do my best to include in the next update.

Meanwhile, the Know Your Neighbours/Seal Church Friday Group (still not named), goes from strength to strength. The group meets in Seal Church Hall every Friday morning between 10am and midday, for coffee, tea, crafts, chats, darts, cards, and anything else (within reason) you wish. There have also been a few outings to local places of interest, and the coast during the summer. All adults are welcome ( we would love to include children, but simply do not have the space), male, female, young, and not so young. Please let us know if you need more information, or just turn up any Friday morning!


Also, should you be aware of anybody who has recently moved into the village, and may be interested in joining this email circular information, please ask them to email me or call 01732 763727 to leave their email details.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Coming soon...



On Saturday September 24th, the Sevenoaks Guide Dogs Group, will be holding a Michaelmas Fair, from 2 30 - 5 30pm at Sevenoaks Community Centre in Cramptons Road. There will be many stalls, including Christmas cards and gifts, and a 30 minute magic show for the children, from Robert Pound. Entry is free, but there will be plenty of opportunities to dig deep and contribute to this great cause,

On Saturday October 1st, Seal Church will be holding a Harvest Supper and Quiz. This will include a barbecue supper and the results of the annual Scarecrow Competition will be announced. This event is being held in Seal Primary School from 6 - 9 pm and tickets cost £10 per head or £25 per family. Bring your own drink. Vegetarian food will be available. Please contact sealchurchevents@hotmail.com, or Stephen Bloxham on 01732 461431.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: The Queen's Birthday Street Party

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: The Queen's Birthday Street Party:  Here are some pictures of yesterday's Street Party. Despite looming rain, and competition from the opening matches of Euro 2016, we had...

Friday, 1 April 2016

Friday Group - a great start


 We had a good start to our new Friday Group (we might think of a better name for it one day!). About a dozen people came, enjoyed coffee, cake and a natter.

We mended the village bunting so it would look good for the Queen's 90th Birthday Street Party on Sat June 11 (put the date in your diaries!).


We also thought about what we might like to do in this group in the future, and wrote down our ideas as we chatted. We thought we might do some gardening - planting up pots for the school - and have some outings too. There might also be some play/ poetry reading, art, skill sharing in computers/tablets/mobiles, games and various other ideas. We also thought we might organise some outings.




Next week, some of the group are going to teach us some card games to play,  and we're going to do some knitting - it doesn't matter what previous knowledge and experience you have; the whole point is to have some fun learning together.
This group is for all adults- not just those who are retired. If you are at home on Friday mornings and would like to come along to get to know others in Seal, just drop in. It is free, but there will be a pot for donations to cover refreshments and heating.



Sunday, 27 March 2016

Friday Group



FRIDAY GROUP **New**A new group is starting on Friday April 1, and every Friday after that. 10 am – 12
noon in the church hall. Come along and join us for coffee and chat, crafts, board games. We will be undertaking some activities to support charities and local organisation too – on this first occasion we’ll be sprucing up the village bunting so that it is ready for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Street Party on June 11.
After that what we do will depend on who comes, so it’s up to you!
It is open to adults of any age, but I’m afraid we can’t cater for children at this group.
A joint project of Seal Church and Seal Know Your Neighbours group.

Help us welcome new babies into the world



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! To assist with the packing of care packages for parents of premature babies to reduce the pressure they are already under. Also to make cards to welcome the new-born into the world! Simple crafts for children of all ages while we pack. Saturday 9th April, 2 – 4pm Seal Church Hall. For more details, contact:
John Clucas 07824 325717 john_clucas@ymail.com . A joint project of Seal Church and Foresters.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

KYN meeting Sat 13th Feb



KYN will meet in church from 10am to 11am, on Saturday 13th February, to get plans underway for events for 2016.. We are already in the process of arranging a Street   Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, on Saturday June 11th, so any ideas for entertainment for this event will be gratefully received. If you have any ideas, please bring any details with you, or even establish availability of anybody you may know of. This would be a great help. We hope to see as many people at the meeting as possible, so we can spread the load.