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, 30 April 2018

Roundup of events in Seal 2018


I am sure there will be other events to add to this list as we go along, but here are some dates for your diary.

PLANNED EVENTS FOR SEAL IN 2018 SO FAR.
May:-
Thursday May 3rd 7.30pm – Seal Pavilion – Parish Annual Assembly – Short meeting followed by community awards and time to chat over refreshments.
Sat May 12th – Seal History Group – Guided Tour around the historic Kent village of Charing. £2 for members and £4 for non members. Please contact Mike or Brian with your name, number in party and whether you have transport, or will need a lift.01732 762719.
Sat May 12th 12 noon – 3pm – Seal CofE Primary School, Zambra Way – School May Fair.
Sat May 19th – St Peter and St Paul Church – Folking For the Roof  Dan Clews Concert, and introducing some of Dan’s students  - Proceeds to Seal Church roof.
Sun May 20th – 12.30pm Seal Recreation Ground – Parish Family Picnic – Just bring your own picnic and join the family games on the recreation ground THEN
Follow this with
A Visit to Seal Village Allotments in Childsbridge Lane from 1pm – 4pm, for their plant sale, refreshments, and a Family Fun Trail around the allotments.

June
Friday June 1st – KYN Coach Trip – Family friendly- Choice of destination trip to Hythe or Dymchurch. Email Marion Gilchrist for booking details.
Mon June 4th – 7.15 for 7.30 start – Seal Village Hall – Seal History Group – a talk on Ightham Mote – History and Restoration – by Mrs Pat Mortlock.
Sat June 9th – 10am – Midday –  17 Zambra Way, -Garden Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy, in aid of St Peter and St Paul Church Seal.

July
Sun July 1st 1pm – 4pm Seal Garden Safari for charity – details to follow shortly.
ENJOY TOGETHER WITH
Sun July 1st 4pm – 6pm – Vicarage Garden – Strawberry Tea in aid of St Peter and St Paul Church.
Sat July 21st – Midday to 4pm - Seal Village Allotments – Open Day with Hospice in the Weald. Entrance by donation – Stalls, refreshments, cakes, sweets, crafts, nearly new stalls, veg, plants and honey from Mrs Bee.

August
Thursday Aug 2nd 10am -2pm – Seal Recreation Ground – Family Fun Day – Turn up on the day.
Fri August 17th – Coach Trip to Broadstairs for last day of Broadstairs Folk Week. (Email me for booking) Email Marion for booking details.
September
Mon Sept 3rd – Seal Village Hall 7.15 for 7.30 start – Seal History Group AGM, followed by An Illustrated History of Seal by David Williams.
Sat 8th September – 1pm – Seal Village Allotments BBQ.
Sat 22nd Sept – Sat Oct 6th – Seal Scarecrow Festival.

October
Sat. October 6th – Seal Harvest Supper and Quiz– Seal CEP School Zambra Way.
November
Monday 12th November – 7.15 for 7.30 start – Seal History Group – Talk on  The Overlooked Triumph – Victory 1918.

December
Turning on of village lights and family Christmas party.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Mid April update


A quick mid- month update, as two events have been confirmed, that will be popular, and places need to be booked early!

FOLKING FOR THE ROOF!

Firstly, well known singer songwriter, Dan Clews is putting on an event at St Peter and St Paul Church, Seal, on Saturday May 19th at 7.30.This will be an evening of folk and blues, showcasing Dan's young musicians, under the 'WE TEACH' label.Combining with other bands, the show will include Dan, performing some of his latest songs.
Dan is kindly doing this to help raise funds for our church, particularly the current round of roof renovations, among the other, never ending repairs!
There will be a licensed bar and snacks available.
For further information, please contact Martin on 07977 487277 or e mailing info@stonepitts.com

TRIP TO HYTHE AND DYMCHURCH

On Friday, June 1st, (the last day of spring half term holiday for most), we have a coach booked for another dual destination trip to Hythe and Dymchurch. The coach will pick up at Seal Church at 9.30am and be back by 5pm. You have the option of being dropped at Hythe or Dymchurch, and in the past, some people have  then taken the miniature railway to the other destination and collect the coach from the other end. As long as you tell us on the day, where you would like to be collected, you won't get lost or left behind in Shepway! 
This is a combined Know Your Neighbours and Seal Church event, so the tickets will go quickly. At the moment, the cost stands at £8 per adult and £5 for children. This is the maximum cost, but we have a deal being made, and may even get the costs down further. To book your places, please contact me on 07909 905975 or e mail :-

Next, I have to apologise for the error in last month's update! If you are interested in helping with our Seal Speedwatch, please contact sealparishc@btconnect.com rather than the email address I provided before (which is many years out of date)!

Please . also, remember to contact either  Frances, by emailing  frances88@hotmail.co.uk  or myself as above, if you are willing to open your garden for Seal's 1st Garden Safari on Sunday July 1st. (or, of course, if you'd like to suggest somebody else with a great garden.They do not have to be large gardens. In fact, people love to be inspired by seeing small spaces turned into something special!
We are also still asking people to vote on their favourite charity, to benefit from this event. The local charities that have been put forward are:-

Eleanor Foundation - A charity providing hospice facilities for children

Porchlight - A well known local homeless charity, providing many support services 

Kenward Trust.- A local service working with alcohol and substance misuse .

Please e mail me with your preference by the end of May.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OTHER EVENTS TAKING PLACE THIS MONTH! FULL DETAILS ON ATTACHED SHEET!

FUN FAMILY BINGO - SEAL CHURCH HALL 7PM FRIDAY APRIL 20TH
THURSDAY MAY 3RD - SEAL PAVILION 7.30PM - PARISH ANNUAL ASSEMBLY
SATURDAY MAY 12TH - SEAL SCHOOL - MAY FAIR.
SUNDAY MAY 20TH - SEAL RECREATION GROUND 12.30 - PARISH PICNIC
SUNDAY MAY 20TH - SEAL VILLAGE ALLOTMENTS - PLANT SALE AND FAMILY TRAIL.

HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU AT SOME OF THESE EVENTS,

Marion.