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.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Summer in Seal

Here is your update for events in our community from June onwards:-

SUNDAY 4TH JUNE - SEAL PARISH PICNIC - SEAL RECREATION GROUND FROM MIDDAY - 3PM.
Free event. Bring your own picnic and drinks, and let your children enjoy Messy Church activities, games and races.

MONDAY JUNE 5TH - SEAL HISTORY GROUP - 7.30PM IN SEAL VILLAGE HALL.
An interesting talk from Jean Stirk, about the history of papermaking in Kent. Members and non-members welcome.

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH - SEAL ALLOTMENTS PLANT SALE - 2PM-6PM.
Plants, refreshments and cakes for sale.

SATURDAY JUNE 24TH - A PILGRIMAGE TO ST ALBAN'S
This involves a train journey to St Alban's, with members of Seal Church, to enjoy the procession through the city, St Alban's street fair, and take part in the Cathedral Eucharist. Home around 6pm. Please contact Stephen 01732 461431, for further information.

SATURDAY JUNE 24TH - 11AM-MIDDAY - TOP BANANA SUMMER FETE ON SEAL RECREATION GROUNS/SEAL PAVILION.

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE - SEAL FOOTBALL CLUB TRIALS DAY - MIDDAY - 2PM.
Come along to try out for Seal Football Club. All welcome.

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 4PM - 6PM - STRAWBERRY TEA - SEAL VICARAGE-
High tea served, including sandwiches, cakes, strawberries and cream, at a cost of £6 per adult, £3 per child, or £15 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). Please book your tickets by signing the list at the back of church, or e mail me.

SATURDAY JULY 1ST - 10AM-4PM - SEAL ALLOTMENTS AND HOSPICE IN THE WEALD - OPEN DAY AT SEAL ALLOTMENTS, CHILDSBRIDGE LANE.
Open day to visit the allotments, view the improvements which have been made with lottery funding. Entrance by donation. Refreshments, tea and cakes available. 11am - Tai Chi demonstration, 2.30pm - Mini concert from Local Folk for Concertinas. There will be a RSPB stand with childrens' activities, and many items for sale, including plants, veg, used books, greetings cards and a raffle.

SATURDAY JULY 8TH - SPONSORED WALK FROM BROMLEY TO SOUTHWARK IN AID OF SEAL CHURCH.
No need to walk the full 14 miles. Please contact Stephen (as above) for more info.

SATURDAY 15TH JULY 7PM - SUMMER QUIZ NIGHT IN SEAL CHURCH HALL.
BYO drinks and glasses. Supper will be provided. More info to follow soon.

FRIDAY 18TH AUGUST - 9.30 - 5PM - DAY TRIP TO BROADSTAIRS - TAKING IN THE LAST DAY OF BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK.
Seats are going fast, so please book quickly, by e mailing me . Seats are £12 per adult and £10 per child. Payments to be made by June 30th please.

NEWS FROM SEAL FOOTBALL CLUB
The club has now appointed a new manager to take the club forward, and they hope to join the county league next season. They are looking for new players at a good standard, to join the team. The trials day has been arranged for June 25th as above, so please contact Dennis on 07523619856 for more info.

EXTRA INFO -
PLease support your local library. None of us would want to lose this great community facility, so in this time of radical cutbacks, we all know the potential outcome if this library is not used. USE IT OR LOSE IT!!
Look out for the Bump and Rhyme Sessions for your little ones in the library on Friday mornings.

Did you know that there are dancing sessions held in the Village Hall on Tuesday evenings. This is for traditional ballroom and Latin. Please call in on a Tuesday evening.

There is also Short Mat Bowls held in the Village Hall on Thursday afternoons.

Meanwhile, the Friday Group still meets between 10am and midday every Friday in the Church Hall. All welcome for coffee, a chat , darts, board games, cards,or to follow your own hobbies such as sewing, knitting, embroidery, etc.

If you would like information added to these updates for your organisation - please e mail me with details.

Looking forward to meeting many of you at some of these events.
Enjoy June!


Marion.