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, 15 June 2015

Sealfest is nearly here!

Sealfest is less than a month away - July 11. Put the date in your diary and plan to be there! We need help with refreshments and bouncy castles, as well as with general setting up and packing away. If you can help, please let me or Marion Gilchrist​ know. Please share the poster ; if you can print it out and display it that will help. There will be more details of the line up in about a fortnight.


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Update on Sealfest, and other news



You will be pleased to hear that the funding for the above event is now in place, and we are ready to roll. Please remember to save the date for this free community musical and fun event, which will take place on Seal Recreation Ground on Sat July 11th from midday.
There will be live music throughout the afternoon and early evening, representing many genres. Messy Church will be available for all children wishing to have fun, get creative (and, of course, messy!). There will be a hog roast, BBQ, Indian delights, beer tent, or if you wish to make it an entirely free fun-time, bring your own picnics.  There will also be teas and cakes for sale in the pavilion between 2pm and 4pm.Remember to bring your own seating, rugs, gazebos or sun shades if wanted.
Please remember to email me if you can spare a bit of time to set up and clear away for this event. Your help will be very much appreciated. The Church is also looking for volunteers to help with the beer tent and tea rooms.

In the meantime, Seal Church will be celebrating their Patronal Festival, by holding a Strawberry Tea in the Vicarage Garden at 4pm, where delicious sandwiches, cakes and cream teas will be served at the cost of £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Everybody is welcome to this lovely summer event. Just email priest@sealpeterandpaul.com, or tel 01732 763585, or sign on the list at the back of Church, to let us know you will be coming. 

Seal Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, are still looking desperately for leaders. If you enjoy working with children, having lots of fun, and have enthusiasm and energy, please contact me and I will point you in the right direction

You will probably be aware by now that today sees the first day of PYO strawberries at Stonepitts! Here's to a long season!

One last request! We are looking for a volunteer to assist the local library with a home delivery service to a couple of people who cannot make it up to the library themselves. We have a lovely lady who has been delivering this service on behalf of Know Your Neighbours for some years, but now finds herself stretched a little thin. If you feel you are able to assist with this project, please don't be shy!! Send me an email and we can have a chat about what is involved.

Looking forward to hearing from MANY of you! All your efforts are always greatly appreciated, and this community would not be able to thrive without them.