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.

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.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Carol Singing 12 Dec

Thanks to everyone who came along to the meeting and Table Top sale today. We made some plans for next year (a street party for the Queen's 90th birthday is on the cards...watch this space...)
We also planned a Village Carol Singing event - SATURDAY DEC 12th from 6 - 7.30pm around the village, followed by some mulled wine and a mince pie in the Church hall to warm up. Everyone's welcome. Just turn up at the Church Hall at 6pm. If you know someone in the village who'd like us to sing to them, let us know and we'll try to fit you in our itinerary.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Know Your Neighbours meeting and table top sale


Saturday November 28th between 10am and midday, in Seal Village Hall.

As well as our KYN meeting we will also be holding a mini table top sale , to kick off some fund raising for any KYN activities to be held in 2016. If you wish to book a table, please email Marion as soon as possible, as there won't be a huge amount of space, so it will be first come first served. The cost of a table will be £7.
 The Seal Village Association will be able to consider awarding some funds for local causes, as there is a small surplus of around £600 in their funds. If you represent a local organisation in need of funds, please make your application by emailing barbara.s.martin@btconnect.com
by Monday November 23rd.
We look forward to seeing you on Sat 28th to hear your ideas for events for 2016.