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 April 2019

Late April Update

As there is so much going on at the moment, I have decided to send an extra update to Know Your Neighbours. The first 2 items, are from our Parish Council, who, as you may understand, are having a particularly busy time right now. So, here goes:-
FYI

Further to the occupation of the Seal Recreation Ground, the Seal District Councillors and the Parish Clerk accompanied by 2 police officers went around all 24 caravans/campers to serve request to leave notices. Most were polite and there will be some repairs making good required and tidying up to do when they leave. The notice gives 24hrs notice and if they haven’t moved off the site legal proceedings will be taken. In the mean time the Parish Council advise not to go to the recreation ground.

Secondly, 
 DO YOU USE YOUR COMMUNITY HALLS?  HOW DO YOU USE THEM? HOW COULD YOU USE THEM DIFFERENTLY?

Seal Parish Council are conducting a survey on the use of the local community halls - the Village Hall, the Pavilion and the Church Hall (the first two are run by the Parish Council, the third by the church) You can find the survey here. Please complete this if you can, particularly if you are not going to be able to visit the Village Hall on the bank holiday weekend of May 4th-6th, for the U3A Art Exhibition. This will be a very interesting activity anyway, but there will also be a chance to speak to some of your Parish Councillors, about our community hall facilities. 

On a different note, Seal Parish Council will be electing their officers on May 2nd. Please see their website for more information.
On Thursday May 15th, you will also have the opportunity to meet and speak to your new Parish Council, at the Annual Parish Meeting, which will take place in Seal Pavilion at 7.30pm. The Council will be presenting its annual Community award, so please come along to congratulate this year's winner!


OTHER EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN SEAL APRIL - MAY 2019.

PAMPER EVENING - THURSDAY 25TH APRIL 7PM-10PM  AT LAVENDER FIELDS-
TICKETS £8 TO NON-RESIDENTS, TO INCLUDE A DRINK ON ARRIVAL AND GOODY BAG,  AND ALL TREATMENTS PAYABLE TO THERAPISTS. PLEASE SEE FACEBOOK PAGE (SEAL PAMPER EVENING) FOR PRICES AND TREATMENTS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT ME ON 07909 905975 OR marionjgilchrist@gmail for tickets and to book appoointments for treatments.


THURSDAY  MAY 9TH - 7.30 - THE FIVE BELLS - KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS TO HAVE YOUR SAY-
COME ALONG AND JOIN US FOR A DRINK IN OUR LOCAL PUB, AND LOOK AT WHERE WE ARE GOING IN OUR VILLAGE. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HAPPENING? WHAT COULD YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ORGANISE WITH OUR HELP? HOW DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE VILLAGE FUND BEING SPENT? PLEASE JOIN US!


SUNDAY MAY 12TH - SEAL VILLAGE ALLOTMENTS - 11AM-3PM
ANNUAL PLANT SALE. ALL PLANTS, FLOWER AND VEG, ALLOTMENT GROWN, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO:- www.sealallotments.wixsite.com


SATURDAY MAY 18TH - SEAL SCHOOL MAYFAIR. 12-3PM 


SATURDAY MAY 25TH - 1.30PM - SEAL HISTORY GROUP TOUR AROUND TENTERDEN.
MEMBERS £5 AND NON MEMBERS £7. PLEASE LET MIKE OXTOBY KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED  ON 01732 760013 OR michaeloxtoby@sevenoaks.gov.uk


The 100 Club is now running at 47 participants, so gradually rising month on month. This will make for a healthy total to be spent on village projects, whether events, activities, or any other form of enhancement. Please let me know if you wish to purchase a number for £5 each month.
We are still looking for a Treasurer for our Village Fund, so please be on the look out for any likely candidates. The 100 Club will run much more easily when people can set up standing orders if they wish to.

The Spring Clean went really well on April 7th, with many of you, young and not so young, turned out in force to clear up our village. Many people have commented that this is something we might be able to repeat at more regular intervals, so that it isn't such an arduous task.

Our Seal Talking Village goes from strength to strength, with the chance to meet up with others regularly, on Monday afternoons in Birch's (1.45-2.45), Thursday Mornings at Seal Tiddlers in the Church Hall (10am-midday), Friday mornings at Friday Group in the Church Hall (10am-midday) and Saturday mornings in Seal Library (10am-11am). A big 'Thank you' to our hosts at these events.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TICKETS FOR THE TRIP TO BROADSTAIRS ON AUGUST 16TH, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

I don't think there is anything else to report, but please get you information in to me so that we can put it out in these regular updates.
Best Wishes,
Marion.


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