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.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Village Carol Singing - Dec 14 - and other news

We are holding a Community Carol Sing-In on Friday December 14th.
We do not have a firm time yet, but we plan to meet up with the children from Seal School at around 5pm after their School Christmas Fair. We will meet outside the 5 Bells and sing in the village for probably about half an hour or so, then on to the church for mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. We hope many of you will be able to join us, and please watch out for firmer timings over the next couple of weeks.

In January and February, we intend to organise some Know Your Neighbour meetings in various venues and different times to enable as many people to come along as possible. The idea behind these meetings is for people in this community to get to know each other better, and to remind ourselves of what is going on in the village.  If you would be interested in helping to facilitate any of these meetings (you won't be alone!) please e mail Marion and let her know. Equally, if you would like to come along and represent a local organisation and bring along any information, please just let Marion know.

Finally, our Village Volunteers project is very close to being ready to roll out.....Watch this space!

Thank You All for your support with Seal Know Your Neighbours!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Childsbridge Lane Road Safety Campaign

A group of local residents has organised a petition asking for measures to be taken to make the stretch of road between Seal and Kemsing safer for motorist, pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
They are asking for the following ideas to be considered:
Reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph.
Create a “priority to oncoming traffic layout at the Childsbridge Lane Railway Bridge.
Erect barriers to protect a pedestrian walkway on the southbound side of the road to make the crossing safe for non-vehicular road users.

If you would like to sign the petition  you can find it online here.

The organisers of the petition are also asking for any experiences you have of problems on this stretch of roads. Any stories they can gather to support their case will help, so if you have ever had a near miss (or an actual accident) on Childsbridge Lane please let them know. You can email on reducespeed.childsbridgelane@gmail.com .