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, 29 October 2022

KYN update Oct 30

 Welcome to this week's Know Your Neighbours newsletter.

REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK THIS WEEKEND - (Just saying) 

So - it is that time again for Trick or Treating. Please remember, whilst we are having fun with our families, not everybody is able or willing, to rush to their doors in the dark, so please look for signs that you might be welcome before knocking randomly. 


ALL SOULS SERVICE 6.30pm Sunday Seal Church

As we head towards All Souls, please remember you can join us at Seal Church for a quiet prayerful service at 6.30 on Sunday 30th, to remember those loved ones, no longer with us. This is a lovely reflective service, and Anne has a list at the back of the church, for you to add the names of those you wish to be remembered. This will have to be done today if possible please, or email Anne sealpandp@gmail.com



KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS MEET AND GREET OCT  22nd 

Thank you to all of you who turned out for the Meet and Greet session last Saturday, especially those of you who helped set up, served teas, represented their organization, and cleared away after. It was great to welcome Cllr Avril Hunter, Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council, along with representatives of local groups. I know many of you were able to chat with her, and hopefully, you found this useful.

We collected your views about lighting the village this year, along with the survey sent out to High Street residents. We received a reasonable response, and I'd like to thank Angie Hall for helping me to collate and make sense of these. As most of you know, admin is not a favourite job for me, so I really appreciate this input.

Overall, it would seem that the vast majority, certainly want to ensure we are lighting the High Street in a responsible manner, but it's a resounding 'YES', to installing the icicles as well as the battery lights in strategic places.

Based on your comments, the decision we have made, is to hang the lights as usual, but only have them lit 3 hours daily rather than 6 and  from December 10th to January 5th, and take them down on Saturday January 7th, when we will celebrate with a family post-Christmas party,rather than the party we normally hold on the first weekend in December.

Last year, we had a poorer attendance at the party than normal, and many people felt that trying to pack too much in before the big day, is tricky. Of course, it does mean carol singing may have to take place in a different way, but we can work on that one!

We will need people to come forward to help us orgainse the party please. I do have a short list and will be contacting those of you who have already offered to help where they can.


SEAL COMMUNITY LUNCH IS BACK

A free lunch of homemade soup, bread and a hot pudding will be served at Seal Church Hall at 1pm on Wednesday November 16th. Arrive any time after 12.30pm. Join the team for a warm welcome and meet friends.


CAN YOU USE SOME EGG BOXES?

I have been asked if anybody in the village, keeps hens and can use some egg boxes. Please contact me if you can make use of these.


ANOTHER LOCAL REQUEST

I have been contacted to see if there is anybody in Seal who runs a Bed and Breakfast, who may have vacancies over the Christmas Holiday. I am unaware of any such businesses now, though I know there were several at one time in the village. Failing a B and B, does anybody have a property they would be willing to let over the period. If you know anybody, please contact me, and I'll put you in touch.



OPEN MORNING AT FRIDAY GROUP NOVEMBER 25th.

Are you concerned about your energy bills this winter?  I'm sure this is a huge concern for us all, so the Citizens Advice Bureau

 are going to visit Friday Group on Friday 25th November, and deliver a Big Energy Saving Project workshop to explore ways 

of keeping our costs as low as possible. This session will start a little earlier than usual, at 9.30, to fit in a fun packed morning of information and activities.

This is then being followed by an origami workshop, delivered by our own Nicole from Nim's in the High Street. 

This will give us the opportunity to make some origami Christmas decorations, so another money saving project and possibly 

a chance to learn a new skill!

Everybody is welcome to this open morning, and we look forward to meeting you at the Church Hall for coffee, tea, refreshments

 and learning. What more could we ask for? 

The session will start earlier on Friday 25th, so watch this space for more information. 


SEAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING IS BACK! 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25th.


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SEAL OVER 60's

Southern Strummers Ukelele Group


Saturday November 12th 2.30pm Seal Village Hall.

£5 to non members.To include a lovely afternoon tea Come and join us
ALL ARE WELCOME
TO BOOK CALL CHRIS 07759 808814






🎅🎅🎄🎄🕯🕯 SEAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR🎄🎄🕯🕯🎅🎅
Return of last year's successful event with stalls offering a range of unique Christmas gifts - Sun November 27th
                                 SEAL VILLAGE HALL SUN NOV 27th 
                               10.30am-3pm 
Teas and cakes, Tombola, Raffle, Unique Christmas Gifts, Many Crafts and Sweet Stalls. Come and join us!!

SEAL LIBRARY TEA SET

This operates every 4th Tuesday of the month at Seal Library 2.30-4pm. We have some interesting speakers each month, and

now, due to our success, we need some volunteers to help with the teas - putting out cups and saucers, and cakes, and

tidying up at the end of the session.Please let me know if you can help. Thank you in advance.

Frances 077492 40456.


 Jillian does have 'Drop In Halloween' colouring and crafts for accompanied children during opening hours for the

next couple of weeks, lots of halloween books , and the usual range of fiction and non fiction is always available.



If you are planning, or already running some activity in Seal you would like to share with us, please contact us at this email address, and we will do our best to spread the word. Also, please remember to tell any new neighbours about this group, so that we can add them to our circulation list, or they can use the FaceBook page.

Have a great week everybody - it looks to be another sun filled one! Enjoy the last week of the holidays!
Best wishes,

Marion (on behalf of Know Your Neighbours).


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REGULAR ACTIVITIES AND INFO (this section is repeated weekly, so please feel free to skip if you don't need it this week)
 
Talking Village
Monday afternoons between 2pm and 3.30pm in Deniz's Coffee Shop. Buy a tea or coffee and join us on the Talking Village table for a chat and to make new friends, or meet up with old ones.
Saturdays _ first Saturday of each month in Seal Library between 10.15am and 11.15am. Join us for a free coffee while browsing your library books.
There are always hosts to welcome you at each of these venues.

Friday Group
Meets Friday mornings in Seal Church Hall between 10.30 and 12.30. Coffee, chat and frequent group outings. By all means, bring your crafting along with you, but mostly, enjoy the company.

Messy Church In the Church Hall 3pm-4,30pm
Mainly for children, but all ages are welcome and all enjoy the Bible based fun and activities.

October 16th
November 20th

Seal Tiddlers
Seal Church Hall £2 per session for pre-schoolers and parents/carers - Monday mornings 9.30-11.30. Tea, drinks and snacks for children. Arts, activities and singing. Takes place term time only.

JESSIE'S YOGITRIBE
Seal Village Hall Saturday mornings plus much more;- see www.yogitribe.com or call Jess 07976 522726

Jujitsu
Seal Church Hall. Contact Adam hello@adamwattsbjj.co.uk

Seal Allotments
Contact Zoreen - zoreen gibbens@gmail.com

SEAL CHURCH CHOIRS

Adult and junior choirs looking for new members - practice Wednesday evenings -sealpandp@gmail.com


SEAL OVER 60s

2nd Saturday of each month 2.30-4pm.Seal Village Hall. £3 per head, for a delicious tea, interesting speakers and great company. Call Chris 01732 763585 or 07759 808814


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SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB Thursday evenings Seal Village Hall contact Alan Davies jandadavies@hotmail.co.uk


SEAL SEQUENCE DANCING - Village Hall Tuesdays 8pm -10pm contact awatts@talktalknet 


SEAL SCOUTS, CUBS  AND BEAVERS.

Please contact 9thgslsevenoaks.scouts.org.uk for current information.


DANCE FOR FUN

- Village Hall - Tuesday mornings -10.30am - contact Luci 07748 008431.


SEAL LIBRARY

Opening hours - Tuedays 2-5pm, Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Fridays 10am - 3pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Thursdays -Derek - the IT Guru/Buddy, is available for appointments on Thursday mornings from 10.15. If you would like some help with your computer skills, please book an appointment through the library.
Fridays 10.30-11am  Story Time with Jenni  
Book Club first Tuesday of each month 2.30-3.30
Tea Set - Fourth Tuesday of each month - 2.30-3.45 - An interesting speaker at each session, with tea, cakes and great company!


CHURCH HALL BOOKINGS - Maggie Fox - 01732 762840
VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS - Gerry Froggat - 01959 522545

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Animal Blessing Service

Do you have a furry, feathered, finned or scaly friend who you'd like to celebrate and give thanks for? Seal Church is holding its first Animal Blessing service this Sunday (Oct 2) at 3pm in the churchyard. You can bring a photo if your pet won't be happy around other animals. The service shouldn't last more than about 20-30 minutes.


KYN update Sept 23

 

Welcome to this week's Know Your Neighbours newsletter.


Firstly, we look forward to seeing all your fun scarecrows popping up around the village.

It is great to see the return of SEAL STEVE and I notice this year, he has a magnificent looking companion. There was such an outpouring of sadness, when he had to be taken down last year, I am certain he will be welcomed home with open arms.




MUSICAL SOIREE SEPT TOMORROW IN SEAL CHURCH


Tomorrow ( Saturday Sept 24th), there will be an Afternoon Musical Soiree in St Peter and St Paul's church, Seal, with Philip Le Bas and friends playing music for wind instruments. There will be a variety of music, from Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Debussy and others, including a world premiere of a new piece… Followed by refreshments. Free, with a collection for church funds. 



SCARECROW FESTIVAL -An annual event organised by Seal Church.

We would like to thank all of you who responded to our appeal for ideas about this year's Scarecrow Festival 

As a result of your comments, we have decided to go ahead in the following way:-

1;- This year there will be no charge to enter a scarecrow into the competition.

2:- Any entry should preferably be up by 24th September, but certainly by 29th, for entry to trail map.

3;- To have your scarecrow added to the trail map, please register with JILL MYERS 01732 762803 or 07977 099438

4:- Trail maps will be available from 1st October by contacting Jill above or myself on 07909 905975

5:- The scarecrows will be judged by 2 of our Over 60's members (Kemsing residents so unbiassed).

6:- The winners will be announced at Seal Church Harvest Lunch on Sunday October 9th (more details below).

Harvest Lunch At Seal Church

Takes place on Sunday 9th October at 12.30 in Seal Church Hall. This follows the morning Harvest Festival Service, so gives time to follow the scarecrow trail after church. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THE SERVICE TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH.

The cost of the lunch will be £8 per adult 4 per child, and £20 per family ticket (2 adults and their children). Chilli con carne, (veggie/vegan option available),garlic bread and apple pie and cream will be served. The winner of the scarecrow festival will be announced at this event. This year, for catering purposes, tickets will need to be booked by Thursday October 6th please, or we will not be able to guarantee you a place at our groaning tables! Tickets to be booked with Jill on 07977 099438.


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS MEET AND GREET OCT  22nd 

11.30am -1pm SEAL VILLAGE HALL

We have reached that time of year, when we are looking forward to the Christmas season, and celebrations we wish to see for our community. We have booked Seal Village Hall from 11.30am-1pm on Saturday October 22nd for a Meet and Greet event. You are all invited to drop in, meet your fellow Seal neighbours, have a cup of tea or coffee, and a chat. Learn about our local organisations, find out what we already have planned, and give us your ideas for how we might expand and improve on these plans. Many of our local organisations will be represented at this event, so you can chat to people about what they do.

As most of you are aware, we have hung icicle lighting along both sides of the centre of the High Street for the past few years. Obviously, the cost of running this lighting will be higher this year, so we need your views as to whether or not to hang these this year, and how to calculate the cost of running them to compensate those residents who are kind enough to plug these lights into their homes.

We also need ideas for our family Christmas party and offers of help with organising this please. Sadly, our appeals for help to organise the Christmas lights, has been received very little response, but we still have many very willing helpers to get the lights up, for which we are always very grateful.

Please come along and have your say. This is particularly helpful for those that have recently moved into the village, but also a great opportunity to meet up with people you may not have seen for a long time.




ANIMAL BLESSING SERVICE SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd 3pm IN SEAL CHURCHYARD.

Please bring your furry, feathery, finned or scaly friends (if they will be happy among lots of people and other animals), Alternatively, you may wish to bring a photo. In this short, outdoor service, we will give thanks for all that animals bring to us, bless each animal, (or photo) and remember those no longer with us.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PETS ARE ON A LEAD OR SUITABLE CARRIER.



OPEN MORNING AT FRIDAY GROUP NOVEMBER 25th.

Are you concerned about your energy bills this winter? Iḿ sure this is a huge concern for us all, so the Citizens Advice Bureau are going to visit Friday Group on Friday 25th November, and deliver a Big Energy Saving Project workshop to explore ways of keeping our costs as low as possible. 

This is then being followed by an origami workshop, delivered by our own Nicole from Nimiś in the High Street. This will give us the opportunity to make some origami Christmas decorations, so another money saving project and possibly a chance to learn a new skill!

Everybody is welcome to this open morning, and we look forward to meeting you at the Church Hall for coffee, tea, refreshments and learning. What more could we ask for? The session will start earlier on Friday 25th, so watch this space for more information. 



SEAL OVER 60's





SEAL TIDDLERS

Seal Tiddlers has now returned from the summer holiday. We are hoping for some new people as some of our little ones have started school and some to new preschools! We have some exciting activities arranged for this term including artwork to include butterflies, leaves, scarecrows, play dough and some cake and biscuit decorating.We are a friendly group who provide refreshments for the adults and a healthy snack for the children, artwork and singing.We meet every Monday during term time from 9.30 to 11.30am in the church hall for mothers, carers and grandparents with  children from 0 to rising 5 years olds. We look forward to seeing you all! There will be no Tiddlers on Monday October 24th as this is half term, or this coming Monday, as it is now a bank holiday to mark the Queen's funeral
Frances mob 07749240456 or francesfish1@gmail.com


NEWS FROM JILLIAN AT SEAL LIBRARY


I have been having a sort out in the library with help from my colleagues at Sevenoaks to clear some space for more stock and consequently there will be a selection of books for sale for 2 weeks from 23 September – 3 October. Adult and teen hardback books will be £2 , adult and teen paperback books £1. Children books 50p.

 

The library scarecrow, Miss A Pageturner, is looking forward to dressing up for the Scarecrow Festival and this year the library will be hosting a scarecrow picture competition for children with prizes!! After the fabulous bunting contributions for the Jubilee I know there are some amazing young artists in Seal and I look forward to seeing all the entries. There is a template in the library to colour in or design your own scarecrow. There will be several prizes including different age groups for under 5,5-8 and 9-11. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 27TH September and judging will take place during the Macmillan Coffee Morning which the library is hosting on Friday 30 September after Storytime from 11am -12:30pm. I would be grateful for cake contributions and volunteers to help set up and serve. Please pop into the library for more details and to let me know if you are able to provide a cake or help on the day or both!!

 

Thank you

Jillian 

LIBRARY SCARECROW COMPETITION

Pick up a template in the library and colour in a scarecrow or design your very own.

Judging will take place on FRIDAY SEPT 30th  11-12.30 pm AT THE MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING IN THE LIBRARY!









If you are planning, or already running some activity in Seal you would like to share with us, please contact us at this email address, and we will do our best to spread the word. Also, please remember to tell any new neighbours about this group, so that we can add them to our circulation list, or they can use the FaceBook page.

Have a great week everybody - it looks to be another sun filled one! Enjoy the last week of the holidays!
Best wishes,

Marion (on behalf of Know Your Neighbours).



THERE WILL BE NO SEQUENCE DANCING IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON OCTOBER 4TH.

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REGULAR ACTIVITIES AND INFO (this section is repeated weekly, so please feel free to skip if you don't need it this week)
 
Talking Village
Monday afternoons between 2pm and 3.30pm in Deniz's Coffee Shop. Buy a tea or coffee and join us on the Talking Village table for a chat and to make new friends, or meet up with old ones.
Saturdays _ first Saturday of each month in Seal Library between 10.15am and 11.15am. Join us for a free coffee while browsing your library books.
There are always hosts to welcome you at each of these venues.

Friday Group
Meets Friday mornings in Seal Church Hall between 10.30 and 12.30. Coffee, chat and frequent group outings. By all means, bring your crafting along with you, but mostly, enjoy the company.

Messy Church In the Church Hall 3pm-4,30pm
Mainly for children, but all ages are welcome and all enjoy the Bible based fun and activities.

October 16th
November 20th

Seal Tiddlers
Seal Church Hall £2 per session for pre-schoolers and parents/carers - Monday mornings 9.30-11.30. Tea, drinks and snacks for children. Arts, activities and singing. Takes place term time only.

JESSIE'S YOGITRIBE
Seal Village Hall Saturday mornings plus much more;- see www.yogitribe.com or call Jess 07976 522726

Jujitsu
Seal Church Hall. Contact Adam hello@adamwattsbjj.co.uk

Seal Allotments
Contact Zoreen - zoreen gibbens@gmail.com

SEAL CHURCH CHOIRS

Adult and junior choirs looking for new members - practice Wednesday evenings -sealpandp@gmail.com


SEAL OVER 60s

2nd Saturday of each month 2.30-4pm.Seal Village Hall. £3 per head, for a delicious tea, interesting speakers and great company. Call Chris 01732 763585 or 07759 808814


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SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB Thursday evenings Seal Village Hall contact Alan Davies jandadavies@hotmail.co.uk


SEAL SEQUENCE DANCING - Village Hall Tuesdays 8pm -10pm contact awatts@talktalknet 


SEAL SCOUTS, CUBS  AND BEAVERS.

Please contact 9thgslsevenoaks.scouts.org.uk for current information.


DANCE FOR FUN

- Village Hall - Tuesday mornings -10.30am - contact Luci 07748 008431.


SEAL LIBRARY

Opening hours - Tuedays 2-5pm, Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Fridays 10am - 3pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Thursdays -Derek - the IT Guru/Buddy, is available for appointments on Thursday mornings from 10.15. If you would like some help with your computer skills, please book an appointment through the library.
Fridays 10.15 Rhyme Time followed by story time ta 10.45.
Book Club first Tuesday of each month 2.30-3.30
Tea Set - Fourth Tuesday of each month - 2.30-3.45 - An interesting speaker at each session, with tea, cakes and great company!


CHURCH HALL BOOKINGS - Maggie Fox - 01732 762840
VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS - Gerry Froggat - 01959 522545

Sunday, 28 August 2022

KYN update: Aug 26

 Hello Everybody, 


Welcome to this week's Know Your Neighbours Update.

I can't help but talk of the weather again - Sorry! WOOHOO! Lovely, lovely rain! Who knew it would ever be so welcome?? That's it - just had to be done -over!


REMINDER!

So, it's that time of year again, and we are looking for your opinions please!  SCARECROW TIME!!


We want to continue with our Scarecrow Festival , but we need your ideas to ensure we are doing this in a way which suits you!


We have tried several ideas previously, and have come up with some new ones, but please say which you prefer, or come up with alternatives:-

1-In the past we have had a competition, where people pay a small entry fee to Seal Church, make and display their scarecrow, we organise a map and trail, find a judge and the prizes are awarded at the Church Harvest celebrations. We could go back to this. 

2 - Have two levels of entry - Individual households and organisations.

3 - Last year, we just had a list of contributors with no competition.


NEW IDEAS:-

1 - Make a date for a picnic mid- to late September, on the recreation ground, where people bring their own equipment (and we can help out with bits too), 

then we all construct our own scarecrows together, and have the competition and prizes awarded on the rec. The scarecrows are then carried/wheeled/dragged home, ready to out out until October 9th, which is Harvest Festival day! 


1a - If you don't want to make your scarecrow on the rec, you could construct it at home and just bring down for the judging.


2 - (which can be combined with above) Rather than have a trail around the village, we could arrange to exhibit the scarecrows at various points on the Main Road, and Childsbridge Lane, ensuring they are all seen and loved!

PLEASE GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS BY THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, OR THERE MAY BE NO SCARECROW ACTIVITY THIS YEAR!

Thank you to those of you who responded to this request last week. This will be the last week to give your comments as we need to get organising! 

Many thanks to those who have already responded to this - your comments have been welcomed!


TALKING VILLAGE

A reminder that  Deniz's is closed for a very well earned break. The cafe will  re-open on Monday September 5th.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO MONDAY TALKING VILLAGE ON AUG  29th.

There will be the normal monthly session in the library on Saturday from 10.15-11.15


SEAL LIBRARY NEWS

 There are always some craft/art things to do set up to keep children occupied during the holidays so please do pop in. The Summer Reading Challenge with Gadgeteers is still going strong and it is not too late to sign up and take part. I have been able to do a few celebratory dances with the early finishers and look forward to doing more!!

 

The new colour photocopier printer is now installed and can print up to A4 from the library computer, a smartphone, laptop or tablet using the free library wi-fi or from home using bit.ly/WifiPrinting. Full instructions are provided. Colour printing is 50p and Black &White 15p

 

I am thrilled to say Jenni Pascoe (known to many children and families from Seal School), has kindly offered to become a volunteer for Storytime which will begin again on Friday 2nd September at 10:30am -11 am and continue each week during term time. We look forward to welcoming pre-school children accompanied by an adult. Sessions are free and you don’t need to book.

 

Unfortunately, no-one has signed up as a volunteer for Baby bounce so these sessions will not now be running. If anyone would like to volunteer to run a session, please let me know as they were very popular, and it is a shame they will no longer be available.

 

We would also like to have a volunteer/s to help with the Home Library Service specifically with visits to Lavender Fields. If anyone is interested again, please either pop into the library, email me at seallibrary@kent.gov.uk or give me a call 03000 413131  

 

Hope everyone is enjoying the weather – it is definitely the time to relax with a good book (as always) and I am getting deliveries every Friday. We have had a new stock of audio books too if listening appeals more.

 

Thanks Jillian

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REMINDER OF IMPORTANT NEWS FROM SEAL PARISH COUNCIL

The area in the North end of the Recreation Ground, a large area of the woodland, the parish council have organised  for our contractors to work on staking the area in preparation for chestnut paling to surround the area.  This will remain in place for a period of 5 years to treat the Japanese Knotweed and to contain it and with no access, completely enclosed.  We are asking for the public to stay well clear of the area,  our contractors will be working today to fence it off appropriately, the stakes are to remain in place.  If anyone sees anything suspicious or any criminal damage to any of the stakes then please report to the police.   


EVERY STEP COUNTS WAKING AND SOCIALISING GROUP IN KEMSING- ðŸš¶ðŸš¶
Another Kemsing group, EVERY STEP COUNTS, run by Martin and Yvonne Watt, takes place on Friday mornings from 10.30 each week (rain or shine)!. The group meets in the Kemsing village car park, and walk the common field, which takes about half an hour. They then take coffee in The Bell, where Yvonne passes around a jug for voluntary contributions. If this sounds more like your level, just turn up in Kemsing Village car park for 10.30am any Friday morning and you will be added to the group. All welcome, including dogs!

SEAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL FARM - MAKE THE MOST OF FARM ACTIVITIES DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!


Thank you for supporting us at Seal community school farm.
We have new open days this August you may want to check out.

Why not walk one of the baby hillside goats around our woodland?🐐
Stroking piggies suits you better? no problem!🐖
See the website for latest updates and for purchasing tickets:

We look forward to seeing you!
The Farm Team.

(Do follow the activities on the farm through their FaceBook page, or Instagram).




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REGULAR VILLAGE ACTIVITIES AND INFO (This section is repeated every week, so please feel free to skip if you don't need it this week).

TALKING VILLAGE
Monday afternoons between 2pm and 3.30 in Deniz's on the High Street. Buy a cup of tea or coffee and join us on the Talking Village table, for a chat and to make new friends, or catch up with old ones!

Saturdays - First Saturday of each month in Seal Library from 10.15am-11.15am. Join us for a coffee whilst out browsing for your library books.(Please note change of timing)
At both these venues, there will always be two hosts to welcome you, and we look forward to meeting with you and getting to know each other better.

FRIDAY GROUP
Meets each Friday morning in the Church Hall between 10.30 and 12.30   Coffee, chat, by all means, bring your crafting with you but mostly, enjoy the company.

MESSY CHURCH IN THE CHURCH HALL 3pm-4.30
Sept 18th
Oct 16th
Nov 20th

SEAL TIDDLERS 
 In Seal Church Hall £2 per session pre schoolers and parents/Carers Monday mornings 9.30-11.30 tea drinks snacks for children art activities singing. This takes place during term time only.CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

JESSIE'S YOGITRIBE
Seal Village Hall Saturday mornings plus much more - see www.yogitribe.com or call Jess 07976 522726

JuJitsu Seal Church Hall at various times during the week - contact Adam - hello@adamwattsbjj.co.uk

Seal Allotments - Contact Zoreen - zoreengibbens@gmail.com

SEAL CHURCH CHOIRS

Adult and junior choirs looking for new members - practice Wednesday evenings -sealpandp@gmail.com


Seal Over 60s every 2nd Saturday of each month following, from 2.30-4pm at Seal Village Hall.£3 per head for a lovely tea.


SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB Thursday evenings Seal Village Hall contact Alan Davies jandadavies@hotmail.co.uk


SEAL SEQUENCE DANCING - Village Hall Tuesdays 8pm -10pm contact awatts@talktalknet 


SEAL BEAVERS CUBS AND SCOUTS Please contact 9thgsl@sevenoaks.scouts.org.uk for current info during the pandemic.


Dance For Fun Classes - Village Hall - Tuesday mornings -10.30am - contact Luci 07748 008431.


SEAL LIBRARYOpening  hours - Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Fridays 10am-3pm and Saturdays, 10am - 2pm.

Derek - the IT Guru/Buddy, is available for appointments on Thursday mornings from 10.15am. If anybody would like any help, please book an appointment in the library.
 Fridays Rhyme Time at 10.15, followed by Story Time at 10.45, (please see note above).
 Book Club First Tuesday of each month 2.30-3.30
 Tea Set - Fourth  Tuesday of the month - 2.30 - 3.45 - Tea, cakes, good company and an interesting speaker at each session.


CHURCH HALL BOOKINGS - Maggie Fox - 01732 762840
VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS - Gerry Froggat - 01959 522545


If you are planning, or already running some activity in Seal you would like to share with us, please contact us at this email address, and we will do our best to spread the word. Also, please remember to tell any new neighbours about this group, so that we can add them to our circulation list, or they can use the FaceBook page.

Have a great week everybody - it looks to be another sun filled one! Enjoy the last week of the holidays!
Best wishes,

Marion (on behalf of Know Your Neighbours).