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, 31 March 2019

April update from Know Your Neighbours



Hello All
Welcome to our update of village events and activities, for you to join in with, for this month.

Monday April 1st - 7.30pm - Seal Village Hall The History Group have a talk from a representative of the National Trust, to talk about the History of Chartwell.
They are also organising a trip to Tenterden on Saturday May 25th. Please contact their secretary, Mike Oxtoby, for more information.michaeloxtoby@sevenoaks.gov.uk

SUNDAY APRIL 7TH
Seal Village will be getting a Spring Clean, but we need you to join us to help. All ages welcome! This is to spruce up areas of the centre of the village needing attention. If you are aware of any 'hot spots', please let me know, and I will pass the information on to Matt, who is organising this project.
You can come along to the Village Hall at 11am, or to the Church  at 12.30, where you will be fully equipped with hi-vis jackets, pick-up grippers, bags, etc, and are welcome to join us in the Church Hall at 2.30 at the end, for light refreshment. For more information, please contact Matt matt.brown@hatmatic.co.uk

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BUY A MOTHERS' DAY PRESENT? DON'T PANIC - BUY YOUR MUM A TICKET FOR THE NEXT EVENT!
THURSDAY APRIL 25th 7pm - 10pm at LAVENDER FIELDS
Know Your Neighbours will be holding their second Pamper Evening. Come along and enjoy the beautiful relaxing and luxury environment at Lavender Fields, and purchase one or more of the beautiful treatments on offer from local therapists, and nail technicians. The tickets are £8 to non-residents, and individual treatments will be booked in advance by contacting me, or there may be some appointments left on the night.Please e mail me marionjgilchrist@gmail.com or text 07909905975, to book your appointments.

MAY 2nd PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 
If you are interested in standing for Seal Parish Council, please look at their websitr www.sealparishcouncil.org.uk

SAT MAY 4th - MONDAY MAY 6th SEVENOAKS U3A ART GROUP EXHIBITION IN SEAL VILLAGE HALL
10AM-4PM
Come along and see their work displayed and learn more about U3A.
THERE WILL ALSO BE PARISH COUNCILLORS AT THIS EVENT, TO LISTEN TO YOUR VIEWS ABOUT THE HALL FACILITIES WE HAVE IN OUR VILLAGE, HOW YOU USE THEM NOW, OR HOW YOU MIGHT USE THEM MORE, SHOULD THEY BE CHANGED IN ANY WAY. PLEASE COME ALONG AND HAVE YOUR SAY!

THURSDAY MAY 9TH 8PM THE FIVE BELLS KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS GET TOGETHER
ALL WELCOME TO COME AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS AROUND VILLAGE ACTIVITIES, AND DECIDE HOW WE MIGHT WISH TO SEE OUR 100 CLUB AND EVENTS MONIES SPENT.

SATURDAY MAY 11TH AFTERNOON
SEAL SCHOOL MAYFAIR. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

SATURDAY MAY 10TH EVENING - ST PETER AND ST PAUL CHURCH SEAL 'LET'S GET PLASTERED' - AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND FUN PUT ON BY DAN CLEWS AND STUDENTS. MORE INFO NEXT MONTH.

Wednesday May 15th - Seal Parish Council Annual Parish Assembly in Seal Pavilion 7.30pm.
Come along to meet your Parish Councillors, have a glass of wine and nibbles, and share ideas about your community. All are welcome. There will also be an award presented to a member of our parish in recognition of their contribution to the community over the past year. Please come and support this event.

Seal Talking Village continues to meet every Monday 1.45-2.45 in Birch's, Thursdays 10-12 at Tiddlers, Seal Church Hall, Fridays at Friday Group, 10-12 Seal Church Hall, and every Saturday, 10-11am in Seal Library.Please pop along to any of these meeting places for a cuppa and a chat.

The 100 Club has its next draw on Friday April 5th. If you wish to sign up, please contact me as above. I will publish the winning names and numbers in next month's Advertiser, and send out an added update nest weekend.

Please join us for these events. We need you if we are going to have any sort of community spirit in this village. By the way, a Treasurer is still needed to help manage our village fund. Please let us know of anybody who may be interested to take on this role.

Looking forward to seeing many of you this month,

Marion.




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Thursday, 28 March 2019

TWO EVENTS COMING UP SOON ! Prayer walks and a Spring Clean

PRAYER WALKS Sat 30th March, Sat 6th April, Sat 13th April
Babs Bartholomew will be leading three informal & gentle Lent Prayer Walks . The first will be between Seal church & Kemsing Well. The second will climb the Kemsing hillside to the cross of daffodils. The third may be in Hadlow: details to be confirmed. Meeting at the lych gate, St Peter's & St Paul's at 11.15am.
PARISH SPRING CLEAN April 7
Matt Brown, one of our Parish Councillors, is organizing a village spring clean on April 7th. This is the same day as the APCM, but he has kindly reorganized the start time to take account of this. A group will start at 12.30 from outside the church hall. Equipment and maps will be provided, and there will be refreshments for the workers in the church hall. Please consider helping, to show support for our local community.