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.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Light up Seal for Christmas?

 Hello Folks,

We have exciting news for Seal this Christmas. The Parish Council are hoping to put some funding towards some Christmas lighting up on the High Street, but they and  we need your help.

If you live or work on the High Street, we would love to share your thoughts on lighting up your house/shop/office, and whether you would be prepared to participate. We will also need some electricians to volunteer to help with the installation of these, so please don't be shy! Let me know if you are in a position to help out in this way (or know of anybody else that might).

If you would like to be involved, or maybe make a donation toward the cost, please give us a shout!

I won't waste your time with a full update right now, but just a reminder that Seal History Group meets on Monday November 6th at 7.30 in Seal Village Hall, where Mary Smith will be giving a talk on 'A Schoolgirl's War'.

Also, Chris is taking bookings for Wreath Making and Table Decoration Making on Dec 1st and 15th respectively. Her number is 01732 763585.

The Seal School Christmas Quiz takes place on Friday Nov 24th.

Full update soon!

Please come forward to let us know your views on Christmas lighting, and if you see somebody blatantly missing from the e mails (especially if they live on the High Street). please ask them to e mail me if they wish to be added.

Happy All Hallows!
Marion.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Coming events in Seal Village

SEAL SCHOOL'S ANNUAL FIREWORK DISPLAY.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22ND. GATES OPEN AT 5PM AND FIRST ROCKET 7PM.
There will be a bbq, bar, hot drinks, mulled wine, hot winter Pimms, tombolas, candy floss, doughnuts, face painting, glow sticks and more.
£15 for a family ticket, £5 adults and £2.50 chidren if purchased in advance from seal genberal stores or school PTA. If purchased on the gate, costs are £6 adults and £4 children.

SEAL VILLAGE ALLOTMENTS AND SEAL TIDDLERS TABLE TOP SALE SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST AT SEAL CHURCH HALL 2PM-4PM.
Tables are £10 each and can be booked through Frances on 01732 760007.

SEAL HISTORY GROUP MON NOVEMBER 6TH 7.30 SEAL VILLAGE HALL.
A talk from Mary Smith, who was headteacher at Maidstone Girls' Grammar until 2014, named A SCHOOLGIRLS' WAR. This is the story of a Kent school during WW2.

ALL SOULS' SERVICE  OCT 29 6.30pm . St Peter & St Paul's Church.  A gentle service to remember those we love who have died. 

REMEMBRANCE
Saturday Nov 11   11am Short Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in St Peter & St Paul's Churchyard

Sunday Nov 12  10 am Remembrance Sunday service in St Peter & St Paul's Church, with two minute silence at the War Memorial 
SEAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS QUIZ - SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 8PM IN SEAL SCHOOL HALL.
Ideally for teams of 6 people at £3 per person.

ST PETER AND ST PAUL SEAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING AND TABLE DECORATION MAKING IN SEAL CHURCH HALL ON FRIDAY 1ST AND FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER RESPECTIVELY. 7.30 IN SEAL CHURCH HALL.
Mince pies and wine served during the evening. Tickets £20 for each evening or £30 for both if booked in advance from Chris 01732 763585 or Maggie 01732 762840.

Carolathon in seal church 12 noon - 5pm on Saturday 9th December. More details to follow.

There is also the possibility of a village event for Christmas in the village, on Saturday December 2nd. Again, more details to follow.

St Peter and st Paul church seal Christingle service at 10am on Sunday December 10th, and carol service with mulled wine, wine and refreshments at 6.30pm Sunday December 17th.