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, 7 February 2020

February Update from Know Your Neighbours


Welcome to February's Update email for Know Your Neighbours in Seal.
Today, we held the draw for this month's 100 Club, and here are the results:-

This month we were drawing from 58 numbers, and the first number drawn was 
No 24 - L Talbot £96.66
second was
No 12 - A Lewis £48.33
If you haven't yet joined our 100 Club and wish to join, please email mail me and I will send you joining details, so you can be added from next month's draw.

Some of the monies raised from this will be used to distribute between some of our Village organisations. If you belong to a voluntary organisation or society in Seal, and wish to apply for a grant for up to £250, from the Seal Village Fund, please see the poster below, and get your application in before our AGM on March 5th, which will be held in the Village Hall at 8pm. For more details, please see the attachment at the end of this week mail.

Also, at the end of this week mail, I have added a copy of the updated Parish Plan for your perusal.

We are pleased to welcome Herman and his team, at Deniz's (formerley Birch's) Cafe, and to announce that our Monday afternoon Talking Village sessions will be back on the premises. We would also like to thank Tyna and her team of hosts at Wildernesse House Pavilion Restaurant, who have made us welcome whilst the cafe was closed. We will be meeting at the beautiful Pavilion Restaurant again on Monday 10th February from 1.45-2.45, and we are looking into the possibilities of holding a regular session there. Watch this space!

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AT LAVENDER FIELDS

Do you have an interest or skills in the following?
Flower arranging πŸ’
Gardening πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍🌾
Sewing/cross stitch ✂️
Card making πŸ“©πŸ’Œ
Snooker /darts   πŸŽ―
Card and board games πŸŽ²♣️♥️♦️♠️
Reminiscence groups πŸ“½πŸ“Έ πŸŽ πŸ–‹πŸ‘©πŸΎ‍⚖️πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ

If you are interested in any of these, there will be opportunities to set up groups for anybody to take part in floral workshops, sewing circles, snooker games, board games and cards, and greeting card making. These groups will be open to the public, giving opportunities for residents to take part and socialise with members of the wider Seal community. Lavender Fields creates a beautiful environment, in which you could join one of these groups to develop your own talents.
All that is needed is a few volunteer leaders - one or two for each group. IT COULD BE YOU! If you, or maybe you and a friend, could spare a couple of hours each month, to help organise these activities, please contact me at

Gardening volunteers will be given small tasks, organised by the gardener, and help to involve a few of the residents.
We really look forward to hearing from some of you .


Kent County Council wish to make us aware of Doorstep Criminals. We know that people are targeted on their doorsteps, by home owners being told that roof tiles are loose, chimney stacks are dangerous, trees are diseased, driveways need her washing for safety, etc. Help keep your community safe by reporting doorstep crime to your local Community Warden or the police. Our town police desk is situated in the offices of Sevenoaks District Council.

The Parish Council has shared the following link which gives full guidance on how to prevent the spread of 
2019-nCoV infection:-

Events for 2020, we are aware of so far:-

Thursday March 5th 8pm Seal Village Hall - AGM of Seal Village Fund and Seal Know Your Neighbours.


Sunday March 22nd 10 am St Peter and St Paul Church Seal - Mothering Sunday Service, followed by cake and gift stall.

THURSDAY MARCH 26th - 10.30 - 2pm LAVENDER FIELDS SPRING FAIR.

Friday March 27th Seal Village Hall - Quiz in Aid of 2020 Garden Safari set up costs. More info Frances Fish 07749 240456

Monday April 6th 7.30 PM Village Hall - Seal History Group - Talk on The History of the Darenth Valley.

Monday 4th May 7.30pm Seal Village Hall - Seal History Group - A Talk on The Battle of Britain (to be confirmed)

Sunday June 14th PM - Seal 2020 Garden Safari in Aid of Kent Air Ambulance.

Saturday July 4th - 2-4pm LAVENDER FIELDS SUMMER FAIR

Monday 6th July 7.30pm - Seal Village Hall - Seal History Group - A Talk from Bob Ogley - Kent in 19th Century.

Planning well ahead! 
Saturday November 21st and Saturday November 28th - Seal Christmas lights up.
Saturday December 5th 2.30-5pm Family Christmas Celebration and Christmas lights turn on. Seal Village Hall.

Please remember to contact me to advertise your events for your Seal organisations and societies.

Best Wishes,

Marion
On behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

January update from Know Your Neighbours

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas, whatever it may have held for you. I am happy to report that our Family Christmas celebration on December 7th, went down very well, and we received many lovely comments from all sorts of people who attended. Many were old Seal friends, but it was also really good to welcome some who were fairly new to the village, or families from Seal School, who had not been to Seal events before. It was a great turnout, with fantastic entertainment from Rob Pound, who we are hoping will entertain a different Seal audience later in 2020. Watch this space for more information.
We do have a pair of small red wellies and a blue water bottle, which were left after the event. So, if you know a poor bootless, bottle-less child, who attended the party, please get in touch, and we will return them to you.
We have also received lots of great feedback regarding the lights in the High Street. As you know, we had a very generous donation from Seal Parish Council of £500 this year, which was put toward the cost of the lights and the party, so that was a considerable help, along with our own fund-raising events and a little of the revenue from our Know Your Neighbours 100 Club. If you know of anybody who might have some good photographs of the High Street in lights, please ask them to contact me if they are happy to share them.

In all, we spent approximately £1,300 this year for lighting, insurance and Christmas activities, but if you want a proper breakdown, please come along to our AGM on March 5th at 8pm. We  are hoping to use the Village Hall for this meeting, but are waiting for confirmation, but more information will be available by next month's update.

Sadly, the lights do have to come down though! We were originally intending to do this tomorrow, but so many people were still in Christmas mode, that we have now arranged to take them down on Saturday 11th January. We do have some offers of help, but as always, we are eager to encourage more of you out of your cosy homes on a cold winter's morning, to assist with the taking down, untangling, coiling up (possibly drying out) and storing safely for next year. There will, of course, be the added incentive of coffee and a bacon sandwich to warm you up.We will meet outside the Village Hall at 9am, so please come along - bring a ladder if you have one, and join the fun and frolics to start the 2020 community bonding of our great village!

We held our first 100 Club draw of 2020 this morning at Friday Group, and here are the results:-

This month we were playing with 57 numbers giving a prize fund of £142.50 and £142,50 to the Seal Village Fund.
1st prize £95 -No  52 Hilary Coffey  
2nd prize £47.50 -  no 44 Jean Puffette

If you wish to participate in our 100 Club, please email me, and I will send you the joining instructions.

You will have noticed that Birch's closed their doors before Christmas, and we are already missing Ashley and her team of happy staff, who made our Talking Village so welcome on Monday afternoons. Until we have more information about the re-opening, we won't be in a position to hold or normal Monday afternoon Talking Village sessions, but please join us in the library on Saturday mornings 10am-11am, Thursdays at Tiddlers, Seal Church Hall 10am - midday or Fridays at Friday Group, Seal Church Hall 10am - midday. There will always be a little band of people ready for a coffee, tea and a chat with you!

EVENTS WE ARE AWARE OF SO FAR FOR 2020.

Saturday 11th Jan 9am - meet outside Seal Village Hall to take down and store Seal Village Christmas lights. ALL WELCOME

Saturday January 25th - Seal Church Hall 7.30pm - A Scottish themed Beetle Drive in aid of St Peter and St Paul Church Seal- 
Wear something tartan for a nod to Robbie Burns. Bring your own drinks,glass and snacks Tickets 4pound adults, 3pound children from Jill 01732 762803

 Thursday March 5th -Know Your Neighbours and Seal Village Fund AGM at (hopefully) Seal Village Hall at 8pm.

Friday March 27th - Seal Village Hall - Quiz in aid of Seal Garden Safari 2020 set up costs - more info Frances Fish - 07749 240456

Sunday June 14th - Seal Garden Safari 2020. If you would like to open your garden, or know of somebody who should (πŸ€”), please contact Frances as above.

PLANNING AHEAD!!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21st and 28th - Seal Christmas lights up! 9am
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5th - Family Christmas Celebration and lights on - Seal Village Hall -2.30-5pm

Please remember to e mail me regarding any events your organisation is putting on over the year. We are always here as Know Your Neighbours, to help promote your activities!
Meanwhile, get your new year off to a cracking start!
Best Wishes,
Marion (on behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours).

Friday, 6 December 2019

December news from Know Your Neighbours

Hello One and All,

So - we are almost there! At the end of another year, and looking forward to welcoming the third decade of the 21st century! (Do you feel really old now)?

We will kick off with the results of this morning’s draw of our 100 Club.
We were playing with 58 numbers, giving £144 to the Seal Village Fund and a first prize of
£96 to number 26 L.Bain
£48 to number.36 J.Scarlett
As always, if you would like to join this 100 Club, please e mail me and I will get you the joining instructions, or you can pick some up from our Christmas lights Switch On Party tomorrow.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who turned out last Saturday, to help decorate the village with lights in the High Street, The Green, Zambra Way, Church Street and Bentleys Bungalows. It was a great turnout, and what a lovely atmosphere. So many people meeting each other, and coming together to beautify our village for Christmas!

Another massive thank you goes to Ashley, from Birch’s Cafe, who donated bacon sandwiches for all our helpers. Not a mean feat, as this year, there were at least 30 helpers! Thank you Ashley - hugely appreciated! By the way - just heard news of your future plans - we all wish you the best of luck, but you will certainly be missed in this village! 

Whilst we are talking generosity, the team of ladies co-ordinating the British Legion Poppy Appeal in Seal this year, would like to report a taking of £1335.24 this year. That is an amazing amount compared to previous years. Thank you Seal! They would like to hand over this job to someone else next year. Is there anyone in the community who would be able to take it on? 

PLEASE REMEMBER YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATION TONIGHT AT SEAL CHURCH HALL AT 7.30 WITH CHRIS AND MAGGIE, in aid of Seal Church. Please call chris on 01732 763585 to book your place. All equipment supplied, have a glass of wine and a mince pie for just £20.

TOMORROW WE HAVE OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN THE VILLAGE HALL FROM 2.30pm - 5pm. This is a free party with a great local magician to entertain you all. Anybody of any age, who lives, works or plays in seal is welcome! The entertainer will be present from 3-4pm, then santa will pay a visit and help us to turn on the lights at 4.30 after a light tea. We just ask you to bring a small plate of food to share. We shall come back into the hall for a few traditional carols after the lights are on. There will be the opportunity to 'win the gin' by rolling any pound coins you may have about your person, and the closest after 10 minutes will 'win the gin'. Also a pound coin raffle to win half the proceeds so please bring plenty of pound coins with you if you wish to take part!


NEXT WEEKEND WE HAVE OUR CHRISTINGLE SERVICE AT ST PETER AND ST PAUL CHURCH AT 10.00 am ON SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER, followed by a cake stall and Christmas gift stall at 11.30am. All welcome,


THE CAROL SERVICE AT ST PETER AND ST PAUL TAKES PLACE AT 6.30pm on SUNDAY 22nd. Please join us for this beautiful service and stay for a glass of wine and mince pies.


THEN, AS ALWAYS, AT 4pm ON CHRISTMAS EVE, WE HAVE OUR EVER POPULAR, CRIB SERVICE. Children of all ages (1-99) love this celebration, where the nativity crib is built up throughout the service. Please join us! Midnight Mass starts at 11.30pm (with carols from the choir from 11pm), and the Christmas Day Communion service, with a story in place of a sermon, is at 10 am.


Without wishing to sound like THE GRINCH, the lights come down on Saturday January 4th. We will, of course need our willing volunteers (and anybody else we can drag along), to assist with taking them down and boxing up for next year.
There will, of course, be an incentive by way of bacon sarnies, to encourage the crowds back. Please, if you can, join us at 9.30 outside Seal Village Hall to remove and get together after for brunch and maybe a pint!

Sorry to break the magic!

That pretty much brings us to a close on 2019, but we are already hearing of planned events for 2020!

On Saturday January 25th, there will be a Scottish themed Beetle Drive in honour of Robbie Burns. BYO  DRINKS AND SNACKS. SOME NIBBLES WILL BE PROVIDED.£5 a ticket. This will take place in the Church Hall at 7.30pm. Please call Jill to book your tickets on 01732 762803. Proceeds to Seal Church.

On Saturday March 14th, Frances Fish is holding a Quiz night in the Village Hall, to raise set up costs for Seal’s next Garden Safari on June 14th! LOOK OUT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Meanwhile, have a very Happy Christmas and enjoy your New Year celebrations, and we look forward to welcoming many of you to the events above,and meeting lots of new people, both at these and throughout 2020!

Very Best Wishes,
Marion on behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Christmas Wreath and Table Decoration making evenings

Sign up soon for these Christmas Wreath and Table decoration making evenings. They are always popular, and great fun. There's a lot of laughter amidst the holly and the ivy, (probably helped along by the wine!)


Friday 29th  Dec- Wreath making

Friday 6th  Dec - Table Decorations

7.30pm in Seal Church Hall
£20 each or £30 for both.

 Includes everything you need to make wreath/table decoration, and mince pie and glass of wine. Please bring secateurs. Please phone Chris  01732 763585 or Maggie 01732 762840 if you would like to come. 

Friday, 1 November 2019

November update from Know Your Neighbours

We held our November 100 Club Draw this morning at the Friday Group in the Church Hall. This month we were playing with 56 numbers, so that puts a further £140 in the Seal Village Fund, and makes a first prize of £94 and a second prize of £47.4Should you wish to join this 100 Club, please email me for details.
The outcome of today is:-
1st prize of £94 goes to No 19 - Sally Thompson
2nd prize of £47 goes to no 41 - Trevor Watson

Thanks to those who support this 100 Club, and if you would like to join, please email me for a joining form.

We had a very productive get together in The Five Bells on Wednesday October 9th. Thank you to all who turned out, on a particularly dismal, damp evening. We discussed the plans for the Christmas lighting in the High Street, and looked to pinpoint other areas, where our battery lights could be used to the best advantage. If you would like to see some of our community lights in your road or neighbourhood , please get a small team of willing volunteers together to put them in trees, shrubs, or other communal areas, and we can provide you with some strings of battery lights ready to go. The main High Street lighting will be put up on Saturday November 30th, and, as ever, we are looking for willing volunteers to help with this please. We will be starting at about 9am and work through until around midday, when we will all be treated to a bacon sandwich (or alternative if appropriate). Please don't be shy - come forward, and let me know by email if you can help please.

Other topics raised, included how we can enhance this community with various new activities to keep us all occupied during the long, dark winter evenings. I will put a list together separately for this and send soon.

Chris Tavare is still looking for a couple of further volunteers to join the Seal Speedwatch Group. This is a very important project, so please contact Chris by email christavspc@btinternet.com

You will see further down, that Seal Scouts are holding their Christmas Fair on Saturday November 30th. Please , if you can help with this, let me know, and I will pass your details on to Helen Davies. They are holding a meeting at the Scout Hut in Julilee Rise at 12 midday this Saturday, so if you can make that, the Scout leaders would be very grateful for your input.

The Scarecrow Festival in aid of St Peter and St Paul Church, and the Harvest Lunch, was very successful, and enjoyed by many. The winners were:-
1st Prize for individual entry - The Critchers at Church Farm
1st Prize for group entry - The Decline of Judge Judy Cator - The Friday Group.

Please remember that our Talking Village initiative takes place 4 times every week -
Monday 1.45-2.45pm in Birch's
Thursday - 10am - midday at Tiddlers in the Church Hall (for parents/carers and children)
Friday - 10am- midday at Friday Group in the Church Hall
Saturday - 10-11am in the library.
You are all welcome to join our Talking Village Hosts for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Apologies to those who turned up this Monday, and found the cafe closed. This was unexpected, but occasionally, things happen beyond our control. I would like to thank Ashley and her team, for always making us so welcome, and, of course, Denise and her team at the library on Saturdays.

Also a reminder that our Church Hall is available for hire - call Maggie on 07517 234557
and our Village Hall is available by calling Gerry on 01959 522545.
These two halls provide great facilities in this village, and we need to support them both to keep them from falling into disrepair, and worse - losing them altogether.

Our Pamper Evening which was held at Lavender Fields Care Home last Thursday, was a very enjoyable evening, enabling several of the residents to benefit from the treatments, as well as ladies from the area. I would like to thank the residents and staff at Lavender Fields, for accommodating us in this lovely setting. The evening wasn't an amazing financial success, but made in the region of just £200, but we did purchase some screens for future events, and the general feeling, was a good time was had by all.This money, as with other Pamper Evenings, will be ring-fenced for the Christmas lights and celebrations.

We have a childrens' entertainer booked for our Family Celebration in the Village Hall on Saturday December 7th. The doors will open at 2.15, the entertainer is with us from 2.30-3.30, then there will be a shared light tea, and at 4pm, we will watch the turning on of the High Street lights, with a few Christmas carols. This will be over by 4.30, so be prompt and don't miss out. This is a free event, paid for by Know Your Neighbours and Seal Village Fund - all you have to do is turn up, and bring a small plate of food to share for the shared tea.

Many of you will have noticed that Coldbreath Butchers held a PINK DAY FOR CANCER RESEARCH on Monday October 21st. This event raised £472.85 for this very good cause. Well done all of you!

Seal Library has new opening hours, so please note the changes:-
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday -2pm-5pm
Wednesday - CLOSED
Thursday - 10am-1pm
Friday - 10am-3pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Baby Rhyme Time Fridays 10-10.30am (term time only)
Storytime - Fridays 10.30-11am (term time only)
Book Group - 1st Tuesday of each month - 2.30-3.30pm
Tea Set - 3rd Friday of each month - 1pm-2,30pm
Computer Buddy Sessions - Tuesdays 2pm-4pm BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

EVENTS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1ST 6.30PM - ST PETER AND ST PAUL CHURCH - ALL SOULS SERVICE.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 4TH  -SEAL HISTORY GROUP - - 7.30PM SEAL VILLAGE HALL - A TALK BY DAVE MARTIN ON THE HISTORY AND LIFE OF SEAL RETAINED FIRE STATION.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14TH - LAVENDER FIELDS CHRISTMAS FAIR - - 11AM-2PM . VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP PLEASE. CONTACT MARION AT marionjgilchrist@gmail.com

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15TH 8PM - SEAL VILLAGE HALL -  - SEAL VILLAGE HALL - TEAMS OF 4 - £3 ENTRANCE - TEA SERVED AT HALF TIME BYO NIBBLES - TICKETS FROM ALAN - 01732 459636

SAT NOV 16TH - SEAL VILLAGE ALLOTMENTS WINTER FAYRE -  1PM-4.30PM - crafts, cakes, honey, Christmas decorations, pottery, wood carving, spring bulbs, house plants, garden items, leather goods, sculptures, candles and more! ENTRANCE FREE!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH - SEALCHURCH HALL - 7.30PM - WREATH MAKING WITH CHRIS AND MAGGIE IN AID OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL CHURCH. CALL CHRIS FOR MORE INFORMATION -   01732 763580 - £20 OR £30 IF ATTENDING DECORATION EVENT ON DEC 6TH AS WELL.

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PUT UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN THE HIGH STREET PLEASE - CONTACT MARION.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH - SEAL VILLAGE HALL - 9TH SEAL SCOUT GROUP CHRISTMAS FAIR - SEAL VILLAGE HALL 2PM-5PM. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH 7.30 - SEAL CHURCH HALL - CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING WITH CHRIS AND MAGGIE IN AID OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL CHURCH - DETAILS AS 30TH NOVEMBER.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH - SEAL VILLAGE HALL - 2.30PM-5PM - FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY AND TURNING ON OF LIGHTS. FREE PARTY WITH ROB POUND - FIRST CLASS CHILDRENS' (AND ADULT) ENTERTAINER. ALL WELCOME.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15TH 10AM - SEAL CHURCH CHRISTINGLE SERVICE AND 11.30 CAKE AND CHRISTMAS GIFT STALLS

SUNDAY DECEMBER 22ND 6.30PM SEAL CHURCH CAROL SERVICE WITH WINE AND NIBBLES.

TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER 4PM - SEAL CHURCH CRIB SERVICE
11.30 pm MIDNIGHT MASS

WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER - 10 AM - SEAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE FOR ALL AGES

Remember, Frances Fish already has June 14th 2020 earmarked for our next Garden Safari, along with a quiz night in April to fund the set up costs of this event.
I do hope I haven't missed anything out this month, but please let me know if I have, and I will try to put things right.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at some of these events.
Best Wishes,

Marion.



Friday, 4 October 2019

October update

Welcome to the October newsletter for KYN in Seal.

We held our October 100 Club Draw this morning at the Friday Group in the Church Hall. Despite two new people joining our project this month, we had two non-payments of regulars, therefore, the figure remains the same as September. Hopefully, we will get on top of this for November, and have a little more in the kitty. Should you wish to join this 100 Club, please email me for details.
The outcome of today is:-
1st prize of £90 was no   33 Audrey Dean 
2nd prize of £45 was no 26 Laurence Bain
This leaves £135 in the SVF again this month, which continues to add to the ascending funds for community projects, including the Christmas lighting and family Christmas party, which was one of the reasons the 100 club was originally set up. I would like to take this opportunity to thank 2 of our local residents who have generously made donations over the past recent weeks, towards this year's lighting - one of £50, and another has donated their 100 club winnings of £90. We will be discussing plans for this year's Christmas lighting  at our meeting in The Five Bells next Wednesday evening. Please join us - everybody who works, lives or plays in Seal, is considered part of Know Your Neighbours, so you are all welcome to come along and have your say. Just buy your own drinks from the bar, and partake of some light snacks we which will be provided . This is your opportunity to put forward ideas for village activities and discus how village fund is spent.

Chris Tavare is looking for volunteers to join the Seal Speedwatch Group. This is a very important project, so please contact Chris by email christavspc@btinternet.com

There are just a few tickets left for the Scarecrow Safari and Harvest Lunch on Sunday, so if you are intending to come along, please email me as soon as possible. For those who wish to follow the safari, but are not able to attend the lunch, please come to the church lychgate at 11.30 this Sunday, and for a small donation, you will be given a map and childrens' trail to follow.

Please remember that our Talking Village initiative takes place 4 times every week -
Monday 1.45-2.45pm in Birch's
Thursday - 10am - midday at Tiddlers in the Church Hall
Friday - 10am- midday at Friday Group in the Church Hall
Saturday - 10-11am in the library.
You are all welcome to join our Talking Village Hosts for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.

Also a reminder that our Church Hall is available for hire - call Maggie on 07517 234557
and our Village Hall is available by calling Gerry on 01959 522545.
These two halls provide great facilities in this village, and we need to support them both to keep them from falling into disrepair, and worse - losing them altogether.

We have our KYN Pamper Evening booked for Thursday 24th October, at Lavender Fields . This year we are starting early - 3.30pm and will finish at 9pm. We listened to what you told us last time - most people didn't want such late appointments, so hopefully, those that can, will fill the earlier slots, leaving the later ones for those of you coming after work, or putting children to bed, etc. Please book your tickets and appointments early, to avoid disappointment. Last time, many left their bookings to the last minute, and were unable to get the treatments they wanted. We are also looking for more volunteers for this event please, as we are a few regulars down, and the event is somewhat longer. Don't be shy - get in touch, and get involved. Of course, this will give you free entry, but any treatments will still be payable to the therapist.

EVENTS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 6TH - SCARECROW SAFARI AND HARVEST LUNCH ORGANISED BY ST PETER AND ST PAUL CHURCH SEAL - The Harvest Service will start in Church at 10am as usual, then at 11.30, meet at the lychgate to collect your maps and trail sheets. Lunch is then served for ticket holders, in the Church Hall at 1pm.
Tickets available from Marion 07909 905975.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9TH - 7.30 FOR 8PM - FIVE BELLS SEAL - KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS GET TOGETHER AS ABOVE.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12TH - SEAL VILLAGE HALL - 2.30 -  SEAL OVER 60'S GROUP Invite you all to a talk from Emma Toomey, about her life as
A mounted police officer. £3.50 to include a full tea. To book, call Chris on 01732 763585.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16TH - COMMUNITY LUNCH IN CHURCH HALL - ALL WELCOME. Contact Lise for more details 07570 125115

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH - LAVENDER FIELDS  3.30PM-9PM- SEAL KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS PAMPER EVENING - non-residents £8 entry and treatments paid to individual therapists on the night. See our Facebook page for more details of treatments available and prices.

SEAL HISTORY GROUP - MONDAY NOVEMBER 4TH - 7.30PM SEAL VILLAGE HALL - a talk by Dave Martin on the history and life of Seal retained fire station.

LAVENDER FIELDS CHRISTMAS FAIR - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14TH - 11AM-2PM . Volunteers needed to help please. Contact Marion at marionjgilchrist@gmail.com

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH - SEALCHURCH HALL - 7.30PM - WREATH MAKING with Chris and Maggie in aid of St Peter and St Paul church. Call Chris for more information -   01732 763580 - £20 or £30 if attending decoration event on Dec 6th as well.

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER - volunteers needed to put up Christmas lights in the high street please - contact Marion.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH - SEAL VILLAGE HALL - 9TH SEAL SCOUT GROUP CHRISTMAS FAIR - Seal village hall 2pm-5pm. Volunteers needed please.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH 7.30 - SEAL CHURCH HALL - CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING with Chris and Maggie in aid of st peter and st paul church - details as 30th November.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH - SEAL VILLAGE HALL - 2.30PM-5PM - FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY AND TURNING ON OF LIGHTS. Free party with Rob Pound - first class children’s' (and adult) entertainer. All welcome.

That would seem to be it for a while, but there will no doubt be more Christmas news next month.
Remember, Frances Fish already has June 18th 2020 earmarked for our next Garden Safari, along with a quiz night in April to fund the set up costs of this event.

SOME LAST MINUTE INFORMATION FROM SEVENOAKS DISTRICT COUNCIL

SDC have arranged a public information event for local residents in order to showcase proposals for two rural exceptions housing schemes in Seal Parish.  The event is taking place on Wednesday 30 October, 3pm through to 8pm, in Seal Village Hall.
Sevenoaks District Council officers will be in attendance from the Property Team and the Housing Policy Team

This looks to be an interesting meeting for all of us. I'm sure many of you would like to attend.

There are also several road closures planned in the near future, which will affect us as residents in Seal. Please lok at the Parish Council website for full information.

We look forward to seeing many of you at these events, but please feel free to email me if you have anything to add next month, or have any questions regarding this email

Best Wishes,
Marion.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Seal Speedwatch, Scarecrows and Pampering


SEAL SPEEDWATCH!

Chris TavarΓ© has said "Having recently joined Seal Parish Council
I am setting up a Seal Speedwatch Group.
I am looking to put together a group of 7 or 8
to monitor vehicle speeds in and around Seal.
The purpose of the group as described on the
 Community Speedwatch website can be seen below. "
Responses can be emailed to Chris TavarΓ© on christavspc@btinternet.com


















If you have some time to spare, please contact Chris as soon as you can,
so that the project can get off the ground very soon.
We all know how speeding traffic affects this village,
so it is time we do our bit to keeping it in check.

It is great to see so many scarecrows rising from the depths this year.
We have lots of new people entering, which is always great,
but please remember to submit your fee and entry form
if you wish to be added to the trail map,
and judged on October 1st.
Forms are available on St Peter and St Paul Church website,
or at the back of the church. Julian also has some in Highland Printers.

Tickets are also on sale now, for the Harvest Lunch and Scarecrow Safari on October 6th.
Please contact me for tickets by using this e mail address.
A great harvest lunch of lasagne or shepherds' pie, garlic bread and salads,
followed by apple pie and ice cream.
Vegetarian/vegan options available., served in the Church Hall at 1pm,
after the Scarecrow Safari, which kicks off at the church lychgate at 11.30.
Tickets are £7.50 per adult, £3 per child or 2 of each family ticket for £20.

I also have details of many of the treatments on offer at our Pamper Evening
on October 24th at Lavender Fields.
These will be put out next week, but if you want info beforehand,
please contact me directly, and I will send on what I already have.
Book your tickets now by emailing me or calling 07909 905975.
Many Thanks All,
Marion.