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 August 2019

August update


Good Morning Seal Neighbours,

Welcome to your August update !

Firstly, we have just held the August draw for the KYN 100 Club, and these are the results. This month we were playing with 54 paid numbers (a few have moved on, so we are a little fewer again), leaving a prize fund of £135 and £135 in the Seal Village Fund.
1st Prize - £90 No 9 Sue Buddin £90
2nd Prize - £45 No 31 Becky Watson £45
Congratulations to them, and as always, if you wish to join, please e mail me for details.


Please remember to complete the Sevenoaks District Council parking survey if you haven't already done so. If you do not live in the centre of the village, you may not have been sent a hard copy, but you can still have your say on line at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/parkingconsultations. This is an important issue for the residents and businesses in our village, and the Parish Council have asked SDC to look at this as a matter of importance. Anybody that needs to park in the village - residents, businesses, workers, shoppers and other visitors need to complete this if you want your views listened to, by August 9th at 5pm. 

I have  been asked to spread the word of the new bus which is running through the village.  Go Bus have added Routes 6 and 56 and here is the first review - ' So impressed with our new bus service this morning .7am bus, lovely driver £1.70 to station (less if you buy a 10 trip ticket).
Let's hope enough people use this new service to keep it! Timetable available from Go Bus.

I have also been asked to mention that a cat was hit by a car outside the Ganga Restaurant on July 14th, and was taken to the Out of Hours vets - Pennards in Sevenoaks.
 Apparently Pennards were great and did all they could, but sadly , they had to put the cat down. We send our sympathy if this was your pet, but would like to thank the kind driver of the car following the distraught person who hit it, for taking him to Pennards. 

LAVENDER FIELDS SUMMER FAIR - SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD - 2PM-4PM IN THE GROUNDS OF LAVENDER FIELDS - AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE COME FORWARD TO MAN STALLS!

All the seats for our Broadstairs trip are now filled. For those coming, please arrange payment to me as soon as possible. Cheques to be made payable to Seal Village Fund.

Remember that The Pavilion Restaurant at Wildernesse House is now open on Thursdays 6pm-0pm, Fridays 12-2pm, and 6-9pm, Saturdays 10-2pm and 66-9pm and Sundays for lunch 12-2pm.

A reminder that our Talking Village takes place 4 times weekly - Monday afternoons 1.45-2.45 in Birch's Cafe, Thursdays at Tiddlers in Seal Church Hall 10-12 term time only, Fridays at The Friday Group 10-12 Seal Church Hall and Saturdays, 10-11am in Seal Library. Why not join our TV hosts for a cuppa and a chat? 

Do we all know that we have 2 halls in our village for hire - Seal Village Hall - contact Gerry on 01959 522545 and Seal Church Hall - contact Maggie on 07517 234557. Both ideal for childrens' parties and other functions and meetings.

Look out for information about Seal's next Scarecrow Festival which will take place between Sunday 15th September and October 6th. Get your thinking caps on, and create
 your very own scarecrow to adorn your property, or another agreed space in the village.

We have our next Pamper Evening booked for Thursday October 24th from 3.30-9pm at Lavender Fields. We already have some really interesting therapists booked, so start planning what treatments you may want to try.

Plans are already afoot for Christmas too! Keep the date of Saturday December 7th for a family afternoon party, before turning on of lights!

That's all for now,
Best Wishes,
Marion.