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.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

"Talking Village" is expanding!

We are having a great time at Birch's on Monday afternoons, with lots of friendly conversation, so we thought we would include some other sessions in our "Talking Village" initiative. Seal Tiddlers are coming on board - a great place to drop in for a chat if you have small children, every Thursday morning in term time. The existing "Friday Group" which meets every Friday morning in the Church Hall has also decided to "rebrand" itself as a Talking Village session. A good group gathers already for this, often bringing crafts with them, or having a game of darts (other games available!). It is for anyone, and there's no charge, though donations are welcome to help cover the cost of refreshments and heating. 

We are hoping, too, to start a Saturday morning session - possibly in the Library - and a session in Lavender Fields care home too. If you would like to help by volunteering to host a session, please get in touch with Marion Gilchrist or Anne Le Bas. We need a large enough group of volunteers so that we can have two hosts at each session and no hosts need to commit themselves to more than one session a month. Could you spare time on Saturday mornings once a month, or some time during the week to help with a session at Lavender Fields (open to all in the community)? 

Talking Village has been attracting a wide range of people, including those who work from home and who perhaps miss the human contact that they had in an office. It's a great substitute for the water cooler! Do you know someone who works from home who might value a tea- or coffee- break with some company laid on? If so, why not let them know about Talking Village?

Feel free to print out or share the new poster below. 



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