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, 20 November 2021

KYN update Nov 21

 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR THIS SUNDAY!!

There will be a Christmas Bazaar in Seal Village Hall on Sunday November 21st from 10.30am-3pm. The stalls taking part, look quite amazing, and will certainly give us the opportunity to find a wide range of unique Christmas gifts. Seal Church will be running a tombola and refreshments. We would like to thank Annie Fish for organising this event.
 

ADVENT WINDOWS.
Last year, saw our first and very successful Advent Window Trail which was organised by Barbara Martin. This year, we hope to have another 23 households, to decorate a window in their house throughout December. Between 1st and 23rd December, each day, a newly added decorated window will be added to the trail, ending with the Christmas Nativity Stable in Seal Church. So, by Christmas Eve, there are 24 beautiful windows and scenes to admire. This is a lovely activity for all, to follow the trial and admire the scenes.
If you would like to contribute to this fun project by decorating a window in your home, please contact Barbara on 10732 762255 or 07775 861562, or email 

SEAL HISTORY WALK GUIDE BOOKS
Are you looking for a stocking filler for £5? Following the sell out of our first run,  we have had a re-print of our very popular Historical walk guide books, by David Williams. They are available now from Deniz's coffee shop, or Highland Printers in Church Farm (weekday mornings only). If you want to order copies and cannot get to either of these places, please respond to this email, and we will get them to you.

SEAL VILLAGE HALL
The AGM took place on Wednesday evening of this week, but so far, no new Chairperson has been appointed. If you might be interested in this role, please contact Alan Davies jandddavies@hotmail.co.uk
This could be a really interesting role, especially as times change, and people find themselves with more time to spend in their own communities. 

NEWS FROM SEAL PARISH COUNCIL
On our website we are proposing to install 2 Public EV Charging Stations for Seal Recreation Car Park, a survey can be downloaded from our website to complete, we are interested in people's views and would be grateful for people to fill in the survey.  You can take a picture on your phone and send it via email or alternatively you can pick up a survey from the village shops who have paper copies there. 

Please make the most of this opportunity to have your say!

SEAL PARISH COUNCIL WILDFLOWER PROJECT
Following on from our wildflower talk from the Kent Wildlife Trust's WILD ABOUT GARDENS team, are running a series of zoom sessions this winter on WILDLIFE FRIENDLY GARDEN, This is a great way of encouraging wildflowers and pollinators to your garden, This, is combination with our wildflower verges project, will also help create joined up 'pathways' for bees, butterflies and other key pollinators in our parish.
Details of the events can be seen on the Parish Council website, but the zoom sessions cost £5 a session, and are as follows:-
Tuesday 30th November - 7.30-9pm Pollinator Friendly Gardening
Thursday 13th January - 7.30-9pm Nature Friendly Gardening for Beginners.
Wednesday January 26th 10,30am- midday - Managing pests and diseases in a Nature Friendly Way
Saturday Feb 5th 3pm-5pm - Building and Maintaining a Wildlife Pond
Monday March 7th 7.30-9pm - Wilder Lawns
Sat March 26th 11-12.30 - Using weeds and wildflowers in a garden to attract bees, butterflies and moths.

BOOK THROUGH kentwildlifetrust.org.uk or call 01622 662012.

LAVENDER FIELDS CARE HOME
Unfortunately, the Christmas Fair due to take place on November 27th, is another victim of events, and has to be cancelled. This is due, partly to Covid restrictions, but the team look forward to a great fair in the summer.


THE GOOD LIFE COMES TO SEAL
If you have any windfall apples you don't need, please think of the animals at Seal School Community Farm. 

PLANNING FOR 2022.
We are planning to call a Zoom meeting sometime in December, for anybody who is interested in plans for the ROYAL CELEBRATION next year, and plans for the choice and care of our village Covid memorial tree. We will advise as soon as a day is set, but please let me know if you would be interested in 'attending' this virtual meeting.


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED PLEASE
DRIVERS NEEDED!
Our Seal Over 60’s Group meets every second Saturday of each month from 2.30-4pm. Some of those attending this group, are dependent on volunteer drivers to transport them to and from the Village Hall. If you are a driver, snd could spare a couple of hours 2 or 3 times a year, to help with this, please contact Barbara Martin on 07775861562 or email her on barbara.s.martin@btconnect.com

POTENTIAL NEW ART GROUP
Remember, if you enjoy painting, drawing, crafting, and would value a small group of people around you and a venue in which to practice, please contact us on this emial address, and we will put you in touch with like minded people to start a new group in the village.

HELPERS FOR SAT NOVEMBER 27th FOR PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Please respond to me via this email, if you would be able to spend an hour or two on the morning of 27th, to maybe bring a ladder and assist with putting up our lights. We will also be looking for volunteers to take them down for storage on Sat January 8th. This sounds like a chore, but is actually great fun, and you'll meet lots of great people too. We use bacon sandwiches, or similar, as a bribe!

SCAMS 
Please remember never to give your account details over the phone or by email to anybody you haven't contacted yourself. KCC has brought to our attention more scams whereby people are being relieved of their hard earned cash! PLEASE DON'T BE ONE OF THEM! Let these people use their skills to earn their money in a legal manner!



πŸŽ„πŸŽ„TIME TO THINK OF CHRISTMAS!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

SEAL CHURCH WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS - UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO SUPPLY ISSUES, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.


VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE
This will be erected at the junction of Church Street and the  High Street on the morning of November 26th, so it will be in situ for the lights going up the following day. There will be the opportunity to collect some stars, for you to take and write a message on for those you will miss this Christmas. These will be available to collect from the church porch, and Deniz's coffee shop.

FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY VILLAGE HALL 3-4.30pm SATURDAY DECEMBER 4th.
We have booked Rob Pound again, a great local entertainer, for the children (and those grown up children), who was so popular in 2019. PLEASE NOTE< THERE WILL BE A DIFFERENCE THIS YEAR, AS WE HAVE DECIDED THERE SHOULD BE NO FOOD TO SHARE, AND AS WE ARE ONLY TALKING 90MINUTES, WE FEEL WE SHOULD SKIP THE FOOD ALTOGETHER. I'm sure you will all understand the reasoning behind this - there is a rising number of Covid cases in the area again, and we would hate to be responsible for your homes being Covid hosts at Christmas time! We will provide squash for your children, and tea and coffee for adults, served in the safest way possible.
. We will round up with carol singing around the village Christmas tree, as always. PLEASE NOTE - WE WILL HAVE TO USE A BOOKING SYSTEM THIS YEAR FOR OBVIOUS REASONS! I will send a link to book in the next few days. We are keen to ensure our local families, those who live Children and grandchildren), work (school) or play (Beavers, cubs, scouts, other village groups) in Seal, have priority in this booking system, so we are not entirely sure how to go about this right now. As soon as a decision has been made, you will be informed.

BUT BEFORE THE PARTY…….HELP NEEDED WITH LIGHTING THE VILLAGE PLEASE!  AS ABOVE πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

REGULAR VILLAGE ACTIVITIES;-

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 10am-11am. Join us for a coffee whilst out browsing for your library books.
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 midday. Coffee, chat, by all means, bring your crafting with you but mostly, enjoy the company.

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.

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

Friday, 12 November 2021

KYN update Nov 12

 Welcome to this week's Know Your Neighbours update. 

We would like to thank all those who came along last Saturday - both representatives of organisations, and local residents alike! You all certainly made the morning worthwhile, and it was great to welcome so many new neighbours to our village! Our aim is to repeat this now, every 3 months, to keep on top of new people moving in to Seal.


The survey regarding Christmas lighting, showed, without a doubt, the priority would be to light our village tree with new lights for 2021. 

We were hoping to get more icicle lights up the higher end of the High Street this year, but cost due to supply issues, appear to be affecting this idea negatively, so we may have to wait another year, or expand very slowly. 

Several ideas came out of the meeting for different new groups in the village. One - and this has come up before - is the idea of having a group for people who enjoy art - painting, drawing or any other media - not as a learning group necessarily, but as a motivational group. Many people like to dabble, but need others to motivate them to Η΅et the paints out´. If you feel this is you, please contact us on this email address, and we will see if this is something that can be facilitated in the new year.


We have been invited by the Allotments Society, to hold occasional coffee mornings (when the weather is good), on the social area of the allotment site. This is a generous and thoughtful offer, which we will pick up on in 2022.


Another idea, which has been raised before, is a walking group - possibly health walks to get started,so that they are open to many.


Other one off ideas include, music evenings in one of the halls, barn dances, sports fun days on the rec, and small fetes on the rec.


Finally, which we will be pursuing in the new year, is to hold occasional talks relating to first aid, and defibrillator training. 


TOMORROW!! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13th.

SEAL LIBRARY 10.15-12.15 - DAVID WILLIAMS WILL BE IN THE LIBRARY TO EXPLORE THE ARCHIVES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF SEAL, DAVID WILL HAVE THE ARCHIVES OPEN AND THERE WILL BE A NEW HISTORY DISPLAY TO SEE.! PLEASE COME WITH YOUR QUESTIONING BRAIN ON!


ADVENT WINDOWS.

Last year, saw our first and very successful Advent Window Trail which was organised by Barbara Martin. This year, we hope to have another 23 households, to decorate a window in their house throughout December. Between 1st and 23rd December, each day, a newly added decorated window will be added to the trail, ending with the Christmas Nativity Stable in Seal Church. So, by Christmas Eve, there are 24 beauiful windows and scenes to admire. This is a lovely activity for all, to follow the trial and admire the scenes.

If you would like to contribute to this fun project by decorating a window in your home, please contact Barbara on 10732 762255 or 07775 861562, or email 

barbara.s.martin@btconnect.com


LAVENDER FIELDS CARE HOME

will be holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 27th November from 2-4 pm.. THIS WILL BE AN OUTDOOR EVENT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. If you have a gazebo you could lend to Lavender Fields for this event, they would be extremely grateful. They will take great care of it and can arrange collection and dropping back if necessary.

In the good old days (Pre-Covid), we had a thriving group of volunteers at Lavender Fiealds, who would befriend, play board games, help with activities, etc. Like most activities and organisations, this group needs a little re-boot.If there is anybody who could spend some time to assist on 27th, with setting up, holding a stall, clearing away, etc, please contact Diane of the Activities Team, on 01732 755630.

THERE IS ALSO SOME AVAILABILITY FOR PRIVATE STALL HOLDERS TO SELL THEIR WARES AND MAKE A DONATION TO L.F. Again, please contact Diane.


SEAL VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Will hold their AGM on Wednesday 17th November at 7.30 in the Village Hall.. They will be looking to elect a new Chairman at this event, so if you, or somebody you know, might be interested in this role, do give it some thought. Please speak to Alan Davies for more details of the role. sealvillagehallmail.com


THE GOOD LIFE COMES TO SEAL

If you have any windfall apples you don't need, please think of the animals at Seal School Community Farm. 

See the link https://www.sealcommunityschoolfarm.co.uk/ 


ACTIVITIES AT FRIDAY GROUP

Friday Group held a coffee morning this morning, in aid of Hospice in the Weald. It was a great, friendly event, and raised just over £292.

Many thanks to those of you who supported this event. It was great to see so many of you there.                                                                                                                                           


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED PLEASE. 

DRIVERS NEEDED!

Our Seal Over 60’s Group meets every second Saturday of each month from 2.30-4pm. Some of those attending this group, are dependent on volunteer drivers to transport them to and from the Village Hall. If you are a driver, snd could spare a couple of hours 2 or 3 times a year, to help with this, please contact Barbara Martin on 07775861562 or email her on barbara.s.martin@btconnect.com


HELPERS FOR SAT NOVEMBER 27th FOR PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Please respond to me via this email, if you would be able to spend an hour or two on the morning of 27th, to maybe bring a ladder and assist with putting up our lights. We will also be looking for volunteers to take them down for storage on Sat January 8th. This sounds like a chore, but is actually great fun, and you'll meet lots of great people too. We use bacon sandwiches, or similar, as a bribe!




πŸŽ„πŸŽ„TIME TO THINK OF CHRISTMAS!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„


SEAL CHURCH WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS - UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO SUPPLY ISSUES, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

There will be a Christmas Bazaar in Seal Village Hall on Sunday November 21st from 10.30am-3pm. The stalls taking part, look quite amazing, and will certainly give us the opportunity to find a wide range of unique Christmas gifts. Seal Church will be running a tombola and refreshments. We would like to thank Annie Fish for organising this event.



VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE

This will be erected at the junction of Church Street and the  High Street on the morning of November 26th, so it will be in situ for the lights going up the following day. There will be the opportunity to collect some stars, for you to take and write a message on for those you will miss this Christmas. There will be more details of where to collect these and how we might come together to reflect at some point.


FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY VILLAGE HALL 3-4.30pm SATURDAY DECEMBER 4th.

We have booked Rob Pound again, a great local entertainer, for the children (and the not so young), who was so popular in 2019. Please bring a plate of food to share, and we will provide drinks. We will round up with carol singing around the village Christmas tree, as always. PLEASE NOTE - WE MAY HAVE TO USE A BOOKING SYSTEM THIS YEAR FOR OBVIOUS REASONS! An Eventbrite link will be set up nearer the time.


BUT BEFORE THE PARTY…….HELP NEEDED WITH LIGHTING THE VILLAGE PLEASE!  AS ABOVE πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”


GENERAL REMINDERS:-


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 10am-11am. Join us for a coffee whilst out browsing for your library books.

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 10am and midday. Coffee, chat, by all means, bring your crafting with you but mostly, enjoy the company.


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.



SLIMMING WORLD

Seal Village Hall Monday evenings at 7pm. Call Lorraine on 0774086058


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 awattsαΊ—alktalk.net


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




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




SEAL LIBRARY- Opening  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.

From Friday October 8th, Rhyme Time at 10.15, followed by Story Time at 10.45, will make a very welcome return, with Clare. 

Book Club First Tuesday of each month 2.30-3.30

UNUSED LAPTOPS WANTED PLEAS for use of Seal School learners - please contact me and I will collect and deliver to Derek,  for cleansing and prep for use. (Thank you as always Derek).

CHURCH HALL BOOKINGS - Maggie Fox - 01732 762840

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS - Gerry Froggat - 01959 522545


KENT POLICE 6pm-8pm - November 11th - Alexander Suite St MaryΕ› Swanley - an open meeting to inform people how Kent Police practice SAFEGUARDING OF WOMEN AND GIRLS. Attend and share your views - to attend contact csu.sevenoaksent.police.uk

This is apparently one event in a series. If I hear of any , more local events, I will let you know.

SEVENOAKS DISTRICT INDEPENDENT ADVISORY GROUP - Sevenoaks District Council have advised they are looking for volunteers to join this panel. If you are interested, please contact me for the full letter.


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.

We are hoping to get some welcome cards printed to welcome people into the village as they move in to their new homes. This may take a while, but as always - 

If you have new neighbours, or are aware of new people moving into the village, please mention KYN and ask if they would like to be added to the circulation list.


Meanwhile, have a great week.

Best Wishes,


Marion (On behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours).

marionjgilchrist@gmail.com

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Two updates

FRIDAY GROUP COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF HOSPICE IN THE WEALD


Tomorrow morning (Friday 12th November) - Seal Church Hall 10am - midday. ALL WELCOME!

AND

ADVENT WINDOWS.
Last year, saw our first and very successful Advent Window Trail which was organised by Barbara Martin. This year, we hope to have another 243 households, to decorate a window in their house throughout December. Between 1st and 23rd December, each day, a newlt added decorated window will be added to the trail, ending with the Christmas Nativity Stable in Seal Church. So, by Christmas Eve, there are 24 beauiful windows and scenes to admire. This is a lovely activity for all, to follow the trial and admire the scenes.
If you would like to contribute to this fun project by decorating a window in your home, please contact Barbara on 10732 762255 or 07775 861562, or email 

Friday, 5 November 2021

KYN update Nov 5 2021

 Welcome to this week's Know Your Neighbours update. Well, it has certainly been a week for the centre of the village hasn it! Hopefully, soon it will all be back to normal, and we can stop having to shout above the noise - thatΕ› not the noise of the work by the way, but that of those constant horn blowers out there, who clearly believe that leaving your fist on a car hooter for 45 seconds, will improve the flow of traffic! Rant over - Grumpy old woman - back in your box!

LetΕ› get on with the more pleasant side of living here in Seal!


TOMORROW!!!


KYN MEETING

VILLAGE HALL  ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6th between 10.45am and Midday

Please join us for a cuppa, to chat about what goes on now in our village, and what you’d like to see in the future, along with how we might achieve this?  Everybody is welcome! Hopefully, we will have representatives, or at least information, of all the organisations and activities which already take place in our village.There will be a short survey to see how you would like to see our Christmas lights improved this year, (to match our budget of course).Also, your ideas for new activities are needed. LetΕ› see how, together, we can make things happen!


LAVENDER FIELDS CARE HOME

will be holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 27th November from 2-4 pm.. THIS WILL BE AN OUTDOOR EVENT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. If you have a gazebo you could lend to Lavender Fields for this event, they would be extremely grateful. They will take great care of it and can arrange collection and dropping back if necessary.

In the goodold days (Pre-Covid), we had a thriving group of volunteers at Lavender Fiealds, who would befriend, play board games, help with activities, etc. Like most activities and organisations, this group needs a little re-boot.If there is anybody who could spend some time to assist on 27th, with setting up, holding a stall, clearing away, etc, please contact Diane of the Activities Team, on 01732 755630.

THERE IS ALSO SOME AVAILABILITY FOR PRIVATE STALL HOLDERS TO SELL THEIR WARES AND MAKE A DONATION TO L.F. Again, please contact Diane.


SEAL VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Will hold their AGM on Wednesday 17th November at 7.30 in the Village Hall.. They will be looking to elect a new Chairman at this event, so if you, or somebody you know, might be interested in this role, do give it some thought. Please speak to Alan Davies for more details of the role. sealvillagehallmail.com


THE GOOD LIFE COMES TO SEAL

If you have any windfall apples you don't need, please think of the animals at Seal School Community Farm. If you have some and are unable to transport them, please respond to this email, and I will arrange collection and delivery.

Thank you to all the amazing staff at Seal, who have led guided tours around the farm throughout the half term holiday, and over weekends and summer holidays too! An experience enjoyed by many and to be enjoyed by many more in the future!

See the link https://www.sealcommunityschoolfarm.co.uk/ 


ACTIVITIES AT FRIDAY GROUP


Friday November 12th

Everybody is welcome to join us for a COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF HOSPICE IN THE WEALD>

Tea, coffee, cakes, gifts and a raffle. 10am - midday.

                                                                                                                                               


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED PLEASE. 

DRIVERS NEEDED!

Our Seal Over 60’s Group meets every second Saturday of each month from 2.30-4pm. Some of those attending this group, are dependent on volunteer drivers to transport them to and from the Village Hall. If you are a driver, snd could spare a couple of hours 2 or 3 times a year, to help with this, please contact Barbara Martin on 07775861562 or email her on barbara.s.martin@btconnect.com


HELPERS FOR SAT NOVEMBER 27th FOR PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Please respond to me via this email, if you would be able to spend an hour or two on the morning of 27th, to maybe bring a ladder and assist with putting up our lights. We will also be looking for volunteers to take them down for storage on Sat January 8th. This sounds like a chore, but is actually great fun, and you'll meet lots of great people too. We use bacon sandwiches, or similar, as a bribe!




πŸŽ„πŸŽ„TIME TO THINK OF CHRISTMAS!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„


SEAL CHURCH WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS

Thursday December 2nd - 2 sessions - 2-3.30pm and 7.30-9pm.

More information to follow. Call Maggie for further information on 01732 762840 or 07517 234557.


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

There will be a Christmas Bazaar in Seal Village Hall on Sunday November 21st from 10.30am-3pm. The stalls taking part, look quite amazing, and will certainly give us the opportunity to find a wide range of unique Christmas gifts. Seal Church will be running a tombola and refreshments. We would like to thank Annie Fish for organising this event.


ADVENT WINDOWS.

Last year, saw our first and very successful Advent Window Trail which was organised by Barbara Martin. This year, we hope to have another 243 households, to decorate a window in their house throughout December. Between 1st and 23rd December, each day, a newlt added decorated window will be added to the trail, ending with the Christmas Nativity Stable in Seal Church. So, by Christmas Eve, there are 24 beauiful windows and scenes to admire. This is a lovely activity for all, to follow the trial and admire the scenes.

If you would like to contribute to this fun project by decorating a window in your home, please contact Barbara on 10732 762255 or 07775 861562, or email 

barbara.s.martintconnect.com


VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE

This will be erected at the junction of Church Street and the  High Street on the morning of November 26th, so it will be in situ for the lights going up the following day. There will be the opportunity to collect some stars, for you to take and write a message on for those you will miss this Christmas. There will be more details of where to collect these and how we might come together to reflect at some point.


FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY VILLAGE HALL 3-4.30pm SATURDAY DECEMBER 4th.

We have booked Rob Pound again, a great local entertainer, for the children (and the not so young), who was so popular in 2019. Please bring a plate of food to share, and we will provide drinks. We will round up with carol singing around the village Christmas tree, as always. PLEASE NOTE - WE MAY HAVE TO USE A BOOKING SYSTEM THIS YEAR FOR OBVIOUS REASONS!

Please note:- any Covid restrictions at the time, will be followed.


BUT BEFORE THE PARTY…….HELP NEEDED WITH LIGHTING THE VILLAGE PLEASE!  AS ABOVE πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”


GENERAL REMINDERS:-


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 10am-11am. Join us for a coffee whilst out browsing for your library books.

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 10am and midday. Coffee, chat, by all means, bring your crafting with you but mostly, enjoy the company.


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.



SLIMMING WORLD

Seal Village Hall Monday evenings at 7pm. Call Lorraine on 0774086058


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




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




SEAL LIBRARY- Opening  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.

From Friday October 8th, Rhyme Time at 10.15, followed by Story Time at 10.45, will make a very welcome return, with Clare. 

Book Club First Tuesday of each month 2.30-3.30

UNUSED LAPTOPS WANTED PLEAS for use of Seal School learners - please contact me and I will collect and deliver to Derek,  for cleansing and prep for use. (Thank you as always Derek).

CHURCH HALL BOOKINGS - Maggie Fox - 01732 762840

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS - Gerry Froggat - 01959 522545


KENT POLICE 6pm-8pm - November 11th - Alexander Suite St MaryΕ› Swanley - an open meeting to inform people how Kent Police practice SAFEGUARDING OF WOMEN AND GIRLS. Attend and share your views - to attend contact csu.sevenoaksent.police.uk

This is apparently one event in a series. If I hear of any , more local events, I will let you know.

SEVENOAKS DISTRICT INDEPENDENT ADVISORY GROUP - Sevenoaks District Council have advised they are looking for volunteers to join this panel. If you are interested, please contact me for the full letter.


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.

We are hoping to get some welcome cards printed to welcome people into the village as they move in to their new homes. This may take a while, but as always - 

If you have new neighbours, or are aware of new people moving into the village, please mention KYN and ask if they would like to be added to the circulation list.


Meanwhile, have a great week.

Best Wishes,


Marion (On behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours).

Monday, 1 November 2021

KYN update Oct 29

 KYN MEETING

VILLAGE HALL  ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6th between 10.45am and Midday
Please join us for a cuppa, to chat about what goes on now in our village, and what you’d like to see in the future, along with how we might achieve this?  Everybody is welcome! Hopefully, we will have representatives, or at least information, of all the organisations and activities which already take place in our village.There will be a short survey to see how you would like to see our Christmas lights improved this year, (to match our budget of course).

LAVENDER FIELDS CARE HOME
will be holding a Christmas Fair later in November. There may be some availability for outside stalls. I am waiting for further information, if you contact me, I can forward your details, should you wish to sell your wares at this event.

SEAL VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
are soon to be holding their AGM. They will be looking to elect a new Chairman at this event, so if you, or somebody you know, might be interested in this role, do give it some thought. I will give you further news as soon as a date has been set.

THE GOOD LIFE COMES TO SEAL
If you have any windfall apples you don't need, please think of the animals at Seal School Community Farm. If you have some and are unable to transport them, please respond to this email, and I will arrange collection and delivery.
Thank you to all the amazing staff at Seal, who have led guided tours around the farm throughout the half term holiday, and over weekends and summer holidays too! An experience enjoyed by many and to be enjoyed by many more in the future!

ACTIVITIES AT FRIDAY GROUP
 
Friday November 5th.
Silk painting workshop from 10am - midday in Seal Church Hall. Paint your own card or bookmark for a cost of £3 per card. Materials will be provided. Ideal for beginners, but all welcome! Please call Barbara on 01732 762255 to book a place (unless you are a regular attendee already).

Friday November 12th
Everybody is welcome to join us for a COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF HOSPICE IN THE WEALD>
Tea, coffee, cakes, gifts and a raffle. 10am - midday.


UNDERRIVER FIREWORKS AND HALLOWEEN EVENT
This year's Underriver village fireworks will take place on TONIGHT at The White Rock - to include a Halloween Fancy Dress competition and pumpkin cutting competition, followed by the fireworks. Hot dogs and burgers available from 7pm.
ENTRY TO THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION DURING THE EVENING. This will go towards the funds for the Underriver Village Platinum Jubilee Celebration for 2022 and this year's British Legion Poppy Appeal. 

FLAT TO LET
Do you know of anybody in need of a 2 bedroom flat to rent? Please see Ahmet in Seal Supermarket.


CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS 
Do you have any teasels in your garden? We have a lovely lady who is looking to make some Christmas decorations for local group find-raisers, and needs some teasels please. Please contact me if you can help.
                                                                                                                                               

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED PLEASE
DRIVERS NEEDED!
Our Seal Over 60’s Group meets every second Saturday of each month from 2.30-4pm. Some of those attending this group, are dependent on volunteer drivers to transport them to and from the Village Hall. If you are a driver, snd could spare a couple of hours 2 or 3 times a year, to help with this, please contact Barbara Martin on 07775861562 or email her on barbara.s.martin@btconnect.com
HELPERS FOR SAT NOVEMBER 27th FOR PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Please respond to me via this email, if you would be able to spend an hour or two on the morning of 27th, to maybe bring a ladder and assist with putting up our lights. We will also be looking for volunteers to take them down for storage on Sat January 8th. This sounds like a chore, but is actually great fun, and you'll meet lots of great people too. We use bacon sandwiches, or similar, as a bribe!

πŸŽ„πŸŽ„TIME TO THINK OF CHRISTMAS!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

SEAL CHURCH WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS
Thursday December 2nd - 2 sessions - 2-3.30pm and 7.30-9pm.
More information to follow. Call Maggie for further information on 01732 762840 or 07517 234557.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
There will be a Christmas Bazaar in Seal Village Hall on Sunday November 21st from 10.30am-3pm. The stalls taking part, look quite amazing, and will certainly give us the opportunity to find a wide range of unique Christmas gifts. 
Please note - any Covid restrictions at that time, will be followed.

CHRISTMAS PARTY:-
There will be a family party to celebrate the turning on of our village Christmas lights, on Saturday December 4th from 3pm with lights on at 4.30pm. There will be an entertainer for the children, and carol singing around the village Christmas tree, as always. PLEASE NOTE - WE MAY HAVE TO USE A BOOKING SYSTEM THIS YEAR FOR OBVIOUS REASONS!
Please note:- any Covid restrictions at the time, will be followed.

BUT BEFORE THE PARTY…….HELP NEEDED WITH LIGHTING THE VILLAGE PLEASE!  AS ABOVE πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

GENERAL REMINDERS:-

TALKING VILLAGE
Monday afternoons between 2pm and 3.30 in Deniz's on the High Street. But 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 10am-11am. Join us for a coffee whilst out browsing for your library books.
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 10am and midday. Coffee, chat, by all means, bring your crafting with you but mostly, enjoy the company.

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.


Marion (On behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours).