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, 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!

🎄🎄TIME TO THINK OF CHRISTMAS!🎄🎄

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 🤔🤔🤔

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).

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