Swanley Village News Issue No.112   December 2018
The Quarterly News Sheet for the residents of Swanley Village



Useful Contact Details

Residents Association e: SwanleyVillageRA@outlook.com

Residents’ Association Secretary Sally Leach e: mustang01uk@yahoo.co.uk

Swanley Village Trust e: swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk

Swanley Village Website : www.swanleyvillage.com

Cllr Tony Searles t: 07769686100 e: Cllr.Searles@sevenoaks.gov.uk

Cllr Roger Gough t: 01959 525109 e: roger.gough@kent.gov.uk

Steve Vincent e: steven.vincent@kent.pnn.police.uk

Swanley Village Book Club / Walking Club Pat Wells t: 07400615245

Rev Johnny Douglas t: 07799072845 e: vicarjohnny@gmail.com

Swanley Village Life Group David Pearson t: 01322 614237

Swanley Village 100 Club Daphne Davis t: 01322 664710 e: davistweedlodge@aol.com

Hextable & Swanley Village WI Liz Davies on 01322 613640

Fly Tipping Sevenoaks District Council t: 01732 227000

Advertising in Swanley Village Newsletter e: swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk

FACEBOOK
We now have a community page on Facebook. To see and to tell others what is going on in the village, plus photos and news, search for ‘Swanley Village News’
We are also @swanley_village on Twitter

Glebe Gate : Volunteers (perhaps dog walkers?) are still being sought to join the group to lock and unlock the Glebe Gate, a.m. & p.m. and in School holidays.
If you wish to join this band of volunteers for a short rota period please contact Barbara Ramsey (666668

Dates For Your Diary
Carol Singing

We will be lighting the Christmas tree at the top of School Lane on Saturday 8th December at 5pm. Please come along and bring a bauble to hang on the Christmas Tree. We will be singing carols around the tree and then in the Red Lion immediately afterwards. Bring your voice or an instrument if you have one! Song sheets supplied.

Saturday 15th December at 5.30pm More carol singing, this time kindly hosted by The Lamb
Donations in aid of local charities.
Please come along and support us

Drinks at The Old Vicarage

Sunday 16th December – Drinks at The Old Vicarage 12 noon until 3pm all welcome Barbara and Vivian Ramsey.

Conservation Footpath Walk

Saturday 19th January 2019 at 10am Please meet by the Village School to walk the footpaths of the village. Dogs welcome and if you can bring a black bag we can litter pick as well. This hasn’t been done for some time and we need to make a note of any damage to stiles or overgrown hedgerows that need attention as well as signpost issues to report the council. It is a good opportunity to keep up the exercise regime for your New Year’s resolution and to catch up with friends!


SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
 
The Residents’ Association committee met on Monday 12 November at The Red Lion. We discussed the submission made by the committee Chair to the Sevenoaks District Council Local Plan consultation following the September meeting. In it Bob opposed the large scale development between Harringtons Nursery, Highlands Hill and The Olympic, but supported smaller developments within the village. Cllrs Roger Gough and Tony Searles updated us on the process and timescales for the Local Plan with its further consultations, appeals and submission to the government Inspector. The Local Plan is due to be finalised by Autumn 2019 and will form the basis for housing and other development in the District for the next 20 years.
We also discussed continuing issues with traffic and articulated lorries coming through the village. Currently all roads into the village have signs indicating no access for lorries, but there are a number of destinations to which articulated lorries need access. KCC Highways is resistant to positive signage, but has not come forward with any alternative suggestions. A Transport Study was undertaken earlier this year but no report has yet been published.
Maintenance: the culvert is due to be cleaned (there was much discussion about flooding); some resurfacing work will be carried out in Swanley Village Road in 2019; two lamp posts are being replaced in December. Tony Searles will ask Swanley Town Council if they will take bags of rubbish away following a litter pick (discussion about fly tipping).
Also discussed were: the Neighbourhood Plan and why no questionnaires had been delivered to the village; the plans for carol singing in December; a footpath walk in January; and Barbara Ramsey reported back from the recent Partners & Community Together meeting.

STOP PRESS!
We have just been informed that the Draft Local Plan that is being taken forward to the next stage of consultation does not include the fields between Highlands Hill and The Olympic. This is positive news for Swanley Village and everyone who submitted their comments as part of the consultation has contributed to achieving this. A word of caution, however: there is still further consultation and an appeal process and the intervention of the Inspector. We have yet to hear whether the smaller sites in the village have been included. The Residents’ Association will continue to support proportionate, sympathetic and most importantly ‘planned’ development in the village. It also favours some smaller units suitable for retirement homes to enable local people to downsize but remain in the village.

WELCOME PACK - If you are new to the village and would like an introduction to all the activities and information regarding all your surroundings please call
( Daphne Davis 01322 664710

Swanley Village Trust

The October Quiz at Five Wents was the debut event for our new quiz master and compere. We are indebted to David Sayers not only for putting the questions together but also for his hitherto unsuspected talents as an impressionist. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the event; helped sell tickets; to individuals and local businesses who donated raffle prizes; and also to everyone who came along and took part. The evening raised over £750, but just as importantly was an enjoyable social get-together for Swanley Villagers.

The Trust’s events and the 100 Club raise money to pay for the maintenance of the village green and also to help fund the annual village firework display which this year took place on 3 November. We received some excellent feedback: “Hi! Just wanted to thank you all (all involved) in the fireworks display. The family greatly enjoyed the evening.” And from one lady who has always gone to Hextable with her family in the past: “The atmosphere in Swanley Village was so much better and more friendly. The food and drink were lovely as well!”

As ever helpers came from all ends of the village and we are enormously grateful to them all for their help with setting up; with cooking and selling; and with clearing up on Sunday morning. If you have a little time to help out with our events just email the trust and we will get in touch next time we are planning one: swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk. We are also looking for new members for the 100 Club – if you are interested contact Daphne Davis t: 01322 664710 e: davistweedlodge@aol.com

SWANLEY VILLAGE TRUST (fundraising) – WANTED:
Items for raffle prizes
Do you have anything suitable which we could use as prizes at our forthcoming events (perhaps any unwanted or duplicate Christmas presents)?
Trays for the barbecue
We need some replacement tin trays for the fireworks BBQ. If you have anything please let us know
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


DISTRICT AND TOWN COUNCILLOR'S REPORT – December 2018

Dear Residents,   Another busy few months trying to help residents on various fronts from Housing to Planning.
You may have seen a few people walking around the Village recently, me being one of them, this was a group of Residents and Officers looking at upgrading the Conservation Area. Sevenoaks DC recently undertook an appraisal and have issued a draft document for comment, you can find this on the Sevenoaks website. This is in addition to Swanley/Swanley Village Neighbourhood Plan, that I reported on some time back.
The new Local Plan is due for publication on 15th November in the form of the Regulation 19 plan, this will be debated at the Planning & Advisory Committee on the 22nd November, looking forward to seeing you there. I have been pushing the Officers to make sure Swanley Village keeps its unique identity that the residents currently enjoy and not be swallowed up by Swanley. Officers have agreed that the “green wedge” between settlements has to be maintained. Therefore, I can now confirm, that the development at the rear of Archer Way which leads up to the rear gardens in Swanley Village and the area of land opposite The Olympic, will not be included in the new Local Plan. This is indeed good news!
That being said, the bad news is that the area at Pedham Court will be included in the plan, but not to be implemented for ten years. There will be some 2500 houses being built as well as all the traffic and other local infrastructure needs that all of these new homes will bring. I just hope we can defeat this part of the plan, as well, by continuing to lobby the Inspector before it becomes set in stone September 2019.   I have been informed that the U+I public enquiry regarding the development for Swanley Town Centre will take place in over three days in March next year.

Fly Tipping continues to be a problem and I have asked officers to have any tipping removed ASAP.

If you can’t get along to a meeting, I am happy to visit you to discuss your problem.

Should you wish to contact me my Mobile number is 07769686100 and email Cllr.Searles@sevenoaks.gov.uk



Swanley Village Newsletter - County Councillor’s Report (November 2018)

Roger Gough

The County Council continues to try to tackle potholes and road condition issues, and in the summer voted to commit another £10 million for this financial year to build on the work of the ‘pothole blitz’.

The Council is also considering and consulting on its budget. As in recent years, the Council is proposing to increase council tax by 5% (combining the amount allowed by government without a referendum with a specific ‘precept’ for social care). This is deeply regrettable, but the financial pressures on councils, and in particular those such as KCC with responsibility for adults’ and children’s social services, is relentless. The Chancellor’s recent budget did offer some good news with financial support for just these areas – roads and social services – but the situation is still a challenging one.

As one of the major local infrastructure providers, Kent County Council submitted comments in the consultation on the Sevenoaks District Council draft Local Plan. I also submitted my own comments as a local County Councillor, highlighting that there was a significant concentration of potential developments close to the highly stressed road conditions around the M25.

There has been quite a lot of work being undertaken by officers on tackling Button Street flooding issues; as in the last issue of the Newsletter, I hope to be able to report in more detail shortly.

The culvert in Swanley Village Road, which was cleansed quite effectively a year or so ago, is now suffering blockages again, and officers have at my request committed to come and cleanse it in the near future.

As ever, I can be reached by phone (01959 525109) or by email, roger.gough@kent.gov.uk My website, www.roger-gough.blogspot.co.uk




PCSO Steve Vincent

Hello,    For those that are new to the area and do not remember me from my previous stint working in Swanley Village my name is Steven Vincent and I am currently the Police Community Support Officer covering Swanley Village. I have been a PCSO with Kent Police for almost 12 years working in and around the Swanley Village area.
At present I have had no current issues raised with me in regards to crime in the village, however I am fully aware of the issues the village faces in regards to parking and fly tipping and I will be working with our partners at Sevenoaks District Council to try and combat these issue where possible.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that if they need to report something to Kent Police that is a non-emergency then please call us by dialling – 101
If you find yourself in an event that needs immediate Police attendance then call 999
As we head towards the festive period please be mindful that this can be a busy period for burglaries and car crime, so always remember to lock all doors and windows, dispose of packaging for expensive items so to not advertise what is present in your property, always lock your vehicle and do not leave expensive items and presents in your vehicle.
If you wish to contact me direct for any crime prevention advice or any other enquires you can email me direct: - 56507@kent.pnn.police.uk
(This email account is not monitored 24/7 however I will look to respond to all emails as quickly as possible)
Thanks you for taking the time to read my article, I am very happy to be back working in Swanley Village,
and if I do not see any of you in the mean time I hope you all have a great festive period and I wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Kind Regards           Steve Vincent

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You can report crime online via the Kent Police website, simply visit www.kent.police.uk and click the REPORT ONLINE tab and then follow instructions. Alternatively you can report crime to us by phoning 101

If you want to keep up to date on crime for Swanley Village then remember you can find information on all crime in the Village by visiting - www.police.uk

POLICING & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Crime Stoppers : 0800 555111 (anonymously) www.crimestoppers-uk.org
If deaf or speech impaired text ‘police’ and your message to 60066.

REPORT CRIME ONLINE
You can Report suspicious calls like these to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfaud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. You can also report crime online via the Kent Police website, simply visit www.kent.police.uk and click the REPORT ONLINE tab and then follow instructions. Alternatively you can report crime to us by phoning 101
If you want to keep up to date on crime for Swanley Village then remember you can find information on all crime in the Village by visiting - www.police.uk

Ever wanted to work for the Police?
Visit www.kent.police.uk/jobs-recruiting-now to see which vacancies are currently available. At the time of writing recruitment is open for Police Officers, PCSOs, IMU Investigators & 999 Call handlers


ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS IN SWANLEY VILLAGE

If you witness or know of an incident or an accident which occurs within Swanley Village, please report this immediately to the police or the authorities.

We would also ask you to copy such records of the accident/incidents to the Residents’ Association email SwanleyVillageRA@outlook.com or the Trust’s email swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk to keep us in the picture.

The Trust and RA cannot report such incidents to the Police on your behalf - this will be down to the residents who witness any accidents as they will have the full information, but it may be helpful if we know of these events.

Bob Wallis. Chair, Swanley Village Residents’ Association




THE VILLAGE GREEN
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD, PICK UP THEIR WASTE, & USE THE BINS PROVIDED


GARDEN WASTE ON THE VILLAGE GREEN
A Gentle Reminder!
Unfortunately composting is no longer available to residents but some people are still dumping their green waste on the Village Green!!
PLEASE DO NOT DUMP YOUR GARDEN WASTE ANYWHERE ON THE GREEN
We are having this area cleared in the New Year and would appreciate your co-operation. Thank you


Do you have a village ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ sign near your property?
Many are overgrown with foliage – if so, could you please cut the growth back so that the signs are more visible. The signs are there to make the Village safer!

LET’S KEEP OUR VILLAGE TIDY!!
Residents are asked not to dispose of their garden waste - grass cuttings, tree clippings etc. by dumping them in the hedgerows, or anywhere else that’s not in the official waste facility. Sevenoaks District Council provides, at a very reasonable cost, both bins and bags for this purpose. It is also an offence to do so. Thank you.

We are hoping to arrange another litter pick with the support of Swanley Town Council, This was well supported last time by villagers so look out for the dates which will be publicised in the new year.

SWANLEY VILLAGE GARDENING CLUB


Swanley Village gardening society was formed in 1991 by a group of villagers with a keen interest in gardening. At the beginning of 2015 the committee decided that all villagers should automatically be members.

We have signed up for a trade card at Provender Nurseries in Leydenhatch Lane. This entitles you to a significant discount on Provender plants. We have been issued with several cards, which must be presented each time you purchase plants to receive your discount. Donna Hoy (613462) is a card holder. Please contact Donna if you wish to purchase goods at Provender and take advantage of this discount.. “If there is any interest at all from anyone I would love to hear from you. The Gardening Club has no formal meetings and I am trying to think of a way forward for the future of the gardening club and for those of us who enjoy gardening. One idea is to meet up periodically on the Village Green to do some tidying up and or cutting back of some of the brambles” Donna Hoy

SWANLEY VILLAGE ‘100 CLUB’

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT

The 100 club is run by the village trust and all profits go towards maintaining the village green and helps pay for other activities in the village projects including the wonderful free firework display that we all enjoyed recently. There are still some places available if you would like to join and support our lovely village please contact Daphne Davis ( 664710 davistweedlodge@aol.com. Below are details of the latest members of the 100 Club who have been lucky enough to win in the the last draw.

STEVE WALLIS £100

TREVOR NORMAN £30
KATHERINE GOWER £30

SANDRA CANTY £15
LINDA LEES £15
JAN BOWERY £15


YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT.

SWANLEY VILLAGE PETANQUE TEAMS

The season has now finished with the team being undefeated at all home matches.
Due to our poor start at the beginning of the season we finished fourth in the league over all.
Congratulations to Daphne Davies who will be braving the cold to play in the Winter League.
To finish this year’s season I (Steve Wells) entered the Kent Petanque All Day Competition for the over 50’s and was successful in winning the Plate. My partner was Mrs Keemer Richards of the Railway Inn. The weather was appalling in the morning with gale force winds, but fortunately improved with sunshine in the afternoon.
When next year’s Summer League starts it will sadly be without Mike Banks who has relocated to be nearer his grandchildren. Mike’s humour was always a highlight of our games and he will be difficult to replace.
Kent League Petanque is played on a Wednesday night throughout Kent giving the opportunity to meet with other teams for friendly games and to test your skills against more experienced players.
If you need more information and would like to have an informal chat about the game please contact Steve Wells - Team Captain ( 07580 863617



SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME
It’s the start of a new year for subscriptions and there is a form to
complete within this issue of the newsletter.


DO YOU ENJOY A GOOD BOOK, A GLASS [OR 2] OF WINE AND  NIBBLES?
If the answer is "yes" then you would find a warm welcome at the Swanley Village Book Club. We meet on a monthly basis on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30 in the Red Lion or the Lamb. We are an informal group and enjoy reading a wide range of books - but definitely not highbrow!
Whether you are a newcomer to the village or an existing resident, this is a great way to share your enjoyment of books with other like-minded people....and make new friends.
If you are interested in joining us or would like to know more about us, please contact me – Pat Wells - 01322 666806 or 07400 615245 pattywells@hotmail.co.uk


Walking Group

There are a few of us in the village who regularly meet up on a Tuesday morning at 10am to walk weather permitting.
The walks are gentle, sometimes dog friendly and sometimes not. We have a few tried and tested walks and always include lunch in a pub or cafe.
If you would like to join us contact Pat Wells 07400 615245 who will add you to our WhatsApp group.

A Big Thank You
Swanley Village Trust is very grateful to Rosemary, Bernard and Jennie Stowers for the funds raised at their open house craft fair on 17th November.
 £140 was raised which is fantastic.        Thank you to everyone who supported this event.


St. Paul’s Church of England Primary School

Let’s begin by announcing that we raised £170 for Jeans for Genes Day! Our donation will help to support children with genetic disorders and we are happy to support this National fundraising event each year. We also raised £225 for Macmillan Cancer by hosting a Coffee Afternoon.

Our Forest School sessions for each year group are a regular occurrence and it is great to see the children being stimulated by our amazing outdoor environment.
Led by Coach James, we have taken part in a variety of sporting competitions, and we have received recognition for our hard work and determination.
· Fast 5’s Football
· Soccer 6’s
· Quicksticks Hockey
· Football
· Athletics
· Table Tennis
Together with Principals Catering, we have improved our lunch service, introducing a salad bar and pudding station - both of which are proving extremely popular with the children!
Largely funded by our PTA, who work tirelessly to support our school, we have been able to purchase 19 new iPads to complement our existing ones, and we are the very proud owners of a new minibus! You may have seen it driving through the Village with its smart new signwriting. The minibus has already made a significant impact by helping in the transportation of children to and from sporting events and visits.

Oak Class was recently filled with Superhero’s as the children took part in a Superhero themed day, and Beech Class learnt about Ancient Egypt when they visited Kent Life.

Our annual Remembrance Service, led by Maple Class, took place in St. Paul’s Church on 9th November, to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW2.

We are very pleased to welcome Mrs Doherty, who takes over as School Secretary from Mrs Bunn. Mrs McPhillips is also leaving, and will be replaced by Molly Gregory.

To support anti-bullying, the whole school wore blue to school last week to raise awareness, and Years 1 and 5 visited the Showcase Cinema in Bluewater as part of the Into Film Festival.

At the time of writing, we are about to host our final FS Open Day for the 2019 intake. Feedback has been excellent, with very positive comments from prospective parents.

Our Christmas Fayre takes place on 30th November from 3.15 pm and we look forward to seeing you there.
Preparations for our Christmas celebrations are well under way and consist of a nativity, a trip to the Orchard Theatre to see Aladdin, Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper competition, and our carol service on the last day of term.

We wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

St. Paul’s, Swanley Village  & St. Peter’s, Hextable

A message from the Vicar, Rev Johnny Douglas

My wife, Julie and I are looking forward to our first Christmas in Hextable and Swanley Village. We are delighted to make our home here and have felt so welcomed by you all. We would like to invite you to join us at any or all of our Christmas services; there is something for everyone and details can be found below and on our website at stph.org.uk

Wishing you a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Johnny and Julie

Special Events in December

Saturday 8th 12noon – 6pm. Hextable Community event - village green; carols from 5pm.  
Sunday 16th - Contemporary Carols at St. Peter’s, *5.30 and *7.30pm  
Sunday 23rd Carols by Candlelight at St. Paul’s –5.30 and 7.30pm
Monday 24th Family Christingle, St Paul’s *3.30pm at and St Peter’s  *5.30pm
Christmas Eve midnight Communion at St Paul’s, 11.30pm
Christmas Day  Communion St Paul’s 8.30am
Christmas Day *St Peter’s 10.30am
*all-age friendly!

Sundays are always busy and we have a range of services across both our churches and we’d love to welcome you to come and join us. The services held at St Paul's in the village are traditional in style, offering a place of quiet, contemplative and prayerful reflection. There is a spoken Holy Communion at 8.30am (about 40 mins) with a 6.30pm evening worship service (includes communion every third Sunday). Baptisms and other special occasions are arranged when needed. St Peter’s is a vibrant, church with less formal services. Due to its central location in Hextable, there’s always a lot happening at St Peter’s. The main Sunday Celebration is an informal service of band-led worship, teaching and ministry, with a full programme for children and youth activities during the service. Our Overflow Celebration is held on the first Sunday of the month - a contemporary-style service of worship, teaching and ministry. Refreshments served from 7.30pm and throughout the service.

Swanley Village Home or ‘Life’ Group
The Swanley Village Home or ‘Life’ Group take a Christmas break and recommence in the second week of January. Meetings are usually on Thursdays at 7.45pm, at the Old Vicarage in School Lane, but also in other homes in the village. Meetings are open to all, whether or not people have a church affiliation. They provide not only an important spiritual focus, but also help with the more practical issues of everyday life. These groups in people’s homes have an important place in the church programme, enabling people to keep in touch with each other, providing an opportunity of catching up on each other’s news, praying for each other and studying the Bible.

For further information contact David and Pauline Pearson (Pine Cottage, Beechenlea Lane - 01322 614237 or 07836 376 803) or any member of the group for further information.



Wilmington Country Market ( Formerly W.I. Market )
It is held every Thursday morning 9.30-11.30. at the Village Hall by the mini roundabout and is on the 477 bus route. We sell homemade preserves, savouries and cakes, meat from a local Butcher and locally produced cheese, bread from a local bakery, home grown plants, fruit and vegetables and a variety of craft items, including greetings cards.
There is a very friendly atmosphere and it makes a pleasant place to meet up with friends for a chat over an inexpensive cuppa and a piece of cake!


HEXTABLE & SWANLEY VILLAGE W.I.

Did you know we are the oldest W.I in the District?
We are a friendly group and we always welcome new members.
There are interesting speakers and activities throughout the year at our monthly meetings and a varied programme within the District too.
The W.I even has its own College in Oxfordshire, which offers a huge range of subjects from crafts to public speaking.
Why not join us one month, as a visitor, to see if you like us?
We meet at Five Wents Memorial Hall for a 7.30 start on the 4th Thursday of each month.
For more details please contact Liz Davies on 01322 613640


FIVE WENTS MEMORIAL HALL
Large Hall & Car Park
Good hire rates for parties/meetings/children’s parties etc
BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE AT THE HALL ON SATURDAYS 9 – 10.15 a.m.


SWANLEY TOWN COUNCIL SENIOR PASSPORT TO LEISURE SCHEME

Please find below details of the Passport to Leisure trips for February and March 2019.
Booking for ALL events will take place on Tuesday 11th December 2018.
Booking forms and further information regarding the trips is available at The Swanley Link, London Road, BR8 7AE.
Tel no:03000 421 270 or 03000 421 254.
E-mail:csa@swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk


THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Thursday 7th February 2019

Founded in 1824 The National Gallery is situated in Trafalgar Square and houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid 13th century to 1900.The top 10 must see works of art include The Leonardo Cartoon by Leonardo da Vinci, Venus and Marsby by Bottielli, Le Chapeau Paille by Rubens,Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian, The Entombment by Michelan- gelo, Rokeby Venus by Valazquez, The Madonna of the pinks by Raphael, Sunflowers by Van Gogh, The Water Lily Pond by Monet and The Fighting Temeraire by Turner.The National Dining Rooms offer stunning views across Trafalgar Square and a menu that showcases the best of British pro- duce. The National Café offers all day dining and the Espresso Bar provides the perfect place to plan your route around the gallery over a coffee and slice of cake.

Depart The Civic Centre: 9.30am     Depart The National Gallery: 3.30pm      £17.50 per person




SWANLEY TOWN COUNCIL SENIOR PASSPORT TO LEISURE SCHEME
Please find below details of the Passport to Leisure trips for February and March 2019.
Booking for ALL events will take place on Tuesday 11th December 2018.
Booking forms and further information regarding the trips is available at The Swanley Link, London Road, BR8 7AE.
Tel no:03000 421 270 or 03000 421 254.
E-mail:csa@swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk


PEVENSEY BAY
THE MOORINGS RESTAURANT
Thursday 28th March 2019
Pevensey Bay is an old fishing village founded in the 1600’s as Wallsend; the end of the sea wall from Eastbourne.
The Pevensey Levels is a natural haven for wild birds, flowers and animals.
The Moorings restaurant is a traditional English restaurant located on the beach.
A three course lunch at The Moorings restaurant is included on this excursion. On arrival at the restaurant please choose a starter, main and dessert from the classic menu selection.
After lunch enjoy a walk along the shingle beach for views over the channel and around the gentle curve of the coastline.

Depart The Civic Centre: 11.00am       Depart Pevensey Bay: 3.30pm         £26.00 per person


Over 55’s
Open Mon-Fri from 10-2
Opportunity to meet new people and socialise - Home cooked hot meal provided - Different activities to be involved in
£5
Transport Service for the local rural community (Extra charge applies)
Rural Age Concern also operate a minibus service to Sainsburys, Asda, local garden centres and other places of interest! Our drivers offer a door to door pick up.
Please phone for more info 01474 879473

Rural Age Concern Darent Valley (RACDV) is an independent registered charity providing a day centre and hot meals, lunch clubs, activities,
transport and shopping trips for elderly resident in the rural communities between Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesend.

The Cottage Day Centre, 100 Brands Hatch Park, Scratchers Lane, Fawkham,DA3 8PU
Charity no 265562


Mondays:

Stretch & Tone 9:45 am at The Howard Venue
Adult Ballroom Dancing 7:45 pm at St Peter’s Church

Tuesdays:
6 Week Jazz Course 10:15 am at The Howard Venue
(Starts 8th January)

Thursdays:
Dance Fitness 10:15 am at The Howard Venue
Junior Ballroom (7 to 14 years) 4:30 pm The Howard Venue

Saturdays:
New Junior Ballroom (5 to 10 years) 11:30 am at The Howard Venue

Personalised Wedding Dances & Private Dance Lessons

07712 588 385
sam@samsballroom.co.uk
www.samsballroom.co.uk


ANDY THOMSON ( 01322 660733 / 07989197899
Painting & Decorating Specialist based in Swanley Village Internal & External – free estimate

THE ARK CATTERY - SWANLEY VILLAGE
HEATED INDOOR PENS - VIEWINGS WELCOME
( 01322 668584 / 07966999602

HONEY FOR SALE
Collected by my Bees at
Elizabethan Cottage, Swanley Village Rd
Beekeeping since 2009
Donnahoy@icloud.com



Swanley Village Film on DVD
This film made in 1976-7 is a documentary including a tour through the village and interviews with the local characters in the village at that time. 
Featuring The Lamb, lace making, Church, racing car preparation for Brands Hatch etc.  
It also covers the Silver Jubilee Party on the Glebe in 1977 and features shots of the village people  and children at St Pauls School (it could be you) in the egg & spoon and 3 legged races. 
Previously on VHS, it has been made into a DVD. £10 per dvd
Contact Dennis at  2 Beechenlea Lane, Swanley Village, Kent BR8 7PR
Please email     dmolyneux@talktalk.net  or phone 01322 669523
www.molyneux-photography.co.uk


Charlotte Lisa - Wedding Photographer - ( 0771 7575 966
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Romantic, vintage style specialising in reportage photography and stop motion videos.
My photos will tell the story of your day from beginning to end and keepsakes
you will treasure forever

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We help create healthier homes by reducing the harmful chemicals and waste that challenge our health and our environment.
Products for the Kitchen, Laundry, Bathroom, Body Care, Skin Care, Kids, Sport, Pets, Car
Save time: Significantly reduce cleaning time and the use of cleaning products
Save money: The average household spends up to £203 per year on disposable
household cleaning supplies
Save the Environment: Reduce exposure to toxic fumes and harmful chemicals
from cleaners
Reduce paper towel use and lesson contributions to landfills
Decrease air and water pollution from harmful chemical cleaners
Preserve the environment for future generations

If you are interested in finding out more,
( Jennie on 07967 530 218


14 Barfield
Sutton at Hone
DA4 9EL
Tel. 07730 748619
alan.williams@japrojects.co.uk

· BOILER RENEWAL AND SYSTEM UPGRADES
· RADIATOR REPLACEMENT
· BOILER SERVICING
· HOT WATER CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
· UNVENTED HOT WATER SYSTEMS
· COLD WATER STORAGE TANK REPLACEMENT
· HOME OWNER/LANDLORD GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES
· BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS
· ALL ASPECTS OF DOMESTIC PLUMBING



TIRED OF
FLY-TIPPING
POTHOLES
LOOSE PAVING
DOG POOP
VANDALISM
BROKEN STREET LIGHTING
OVERGROWN TREES
STREET CLEANING

Want to report something to the council but think it’s a too much hassle
or think “they won’t do anything anyway’’?
Think again - this is the easy ‘hassle free’ way to get things sorted.
This app makes all the difference.

REPORT IT TO THE COUNCIL WITH
FixMyStreet.com

It’s independently run by a charity, free to download and use and councils nationwide respond to postings - it works!

1. DOWNLOAD THE APP.

2. REGISTER AN EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD. NOW YOU’RE SET TO INSTANTLY REPORT ANYTHING YOU SEE.

3. THE APP USES YOUR PHONES LOCATION TO MARK THE INCIDENT OR YOU SCROLL YOUR FINGER OVER THE MAP TO MARK A SPOT.

4. SELECT THE MOST APPROPRIATE TITLE FROM THE LIST TO DESCRIBE THE THING YOU’RE REPORTING.

5. YOU CAN ENTER ANY INFORMATION OR USE YOUR PHONE TO TAKE A PHOTO.

6. PRESS SEND.

The incident you are reporting will be sent to the appropriate council, depending on the incidents location. Job done! Councils do respond.

Make a direct difference to Swanley Village, and download the app.
You can still phone Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000


Contrary to popular belief, membership of the Royal British Legion is NOT restricted to former members of the Armed Forces. It is open to anyone.

The Royal British Legion is the major charity in this Country that provides assistance and support to both serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their families and we work very closely with other, similar organisations like Help for Heroes, SSAFA, etc. This is achieved by fund raising and public donations, the primary source being, of course, Remembrance Time when the Great British Public excel themselves and donate millions of pounds at Poppy Collection bases everywhere.

So. Got a couple of hours a month to spare and want to do something worthwhile? You could do worse than join The Legion.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me.

Geoff Lees       May Cottage, Swanley Village Road       geofflees@yahoo.co.uk       01322 662693 or 07766 11607


WOODLANDS SERVICES
Woodlands Building Services
Glen Gould, 1 Olive Villas,
Swanley Village Road
BR8 7NL
Tel: 07947556070
Plastering, Rendering, Interior and Exterior decorating.
UPVC Facia Soffit and Guttering. Brickwork, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrics,
Fencing, Drives, Patio's,
Turfing including Artificial Lawns.
Kitchens and Bathrooms.
Free estimates and advice. No job too small.


Artscroll Gates and Railings
has been proudly manufacturing and fitting Automatic and Manual Entrance Gates, Entry Systems, Security Gates, Railings and Wrought Iron Products for over 30 Years.
Artscroll was established in 1983 and specialises in Bespoke made Gates and Railings, as well as offering a comprehensive metal work service for both industry and to the public.
We are a family run business based in the South East of England and we pride
ourselves on the quality of our workmanship and ability to manufacture almost anything required by our Customers.
It is impossible to list every service we carry out at Artscroll, but confident to say that the experience and expertise possessed within the company places us
in a unique position to offer a total metal work fabrication and fitting service.

Our work consists of Entrance Gates, Automatic or Manual, Railings, Pedestrian Gates, Balustrades & Handrails, Balconies,
tructural Staircases, Security Side Access Gates, Window Grilles, post-boxes and many other Metal/Security products and services.
You can view an example of our work at Hotham Close, Swanley Village, BR8 7UX – as you go into the close on the right features a Bespoke Automated Gate with entry system to 3 houses on a shared driveway complete with Matching Railings, Manufactured & Fitted by us here at Artscroll Ltd.

Contact us today for a free no obligation quotation, or you can visit our workshop
to discuss your requirements with either Warren or Jasmine
Unit 8 Graves Yard Industrial Estate
Rear of 96 Upper Wickham Lane
Welling. Kent, DA16 3HQ
TEL: 0208 854 8944 / 07831213270
EMAIL: sales@artscroll.ltd.uk
www.artscroll.ltd.uk/


In A Glass of Its Own
For unique gift why not give personalised Glasses?
I create glasses for all occasions at very affordable prices.
10% Discount for any local orders. Please visit my website to view the standard range but I can make any item with names or Logo’s etched into the glassware.
Email me directly for any local orders or enquiries:
Ray.sharon@gmail.com IAGOIO.com
Buy five glasses and get the sixth free!!!


LOCAL THEATRE GROUPS
Do you know you have some fantastic local theatre on you doorstep?
Want to experience theatre as good as the West End at prices which won’t break the bank?
Steve and Melinda Hunt (who own the Ark Cattery) are both involved in two fantastic local theatres; the Playhouse at Erith and the Geoffrey Whitworth in Crayford. Each theatre puts on 10-12 plays each year, seats cost between £10 and £12 - a bargain at today’s prices. Both theatres have a bar( at discount prices) and you can buy the usual sweets and also ices in the interval. If you want to see shows which are as good (and sometimes better) than the West End, whatever your taste then come along. Have a look at the websites for full details.
www.playhouse.org.uk www.thegwt.org.uk



PORTRAIT & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN SWANLEY VILLAGE.
Wedding Portrait and Commercial Advertising for Web 
Also selection of old photos of the village. Old photos restored.   
( Dennis on 01322 669523 or email dmolyneux@talktalk.net
www.molyneux-photography.co.uk


Odd Jobs
We offer a variety of services including:
General DIY - hanging, shelves, pictures & curtain poles
Pressure washing decking, drives, patios and paths. Treating fences, gates and decking
Assembling flatpack furniture
plus much, much more!
Smoke or Carbon monoxide alarms supplied and fitted from £25
If you need it put up, fitted or fixed. No job too small - just give me a call!
Friendly , reliable , local service
Paul on 07749 024375
email: paulsoddjobs1@gmail.com



Tranquillity Natural Health and Beauty
A New Year a New You?
We have all your Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure needs covered!
Treatments on FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
“on your door step” in Swanley Village.

Competitive Prices    Offering:

Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage,
Full Body Massage,
Hot Stone Massage,
Aromatherapy,
Manicures and Pedicures using OPI Lacquer and Gel
Waxing,
Reiki,
Indian Head Massage,
Moroccan Oil Scalp Treatment,
Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles),
Rejuvanessence (facial energy release),
Paraffin Wax Treatments for Hands and Feet,
Facials,
Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting,

Jennie has been practising since 1996

For a leaflet with prices or to book an appointment please contact her
(07967 530 218
email: tranquillity.therapies@yahoo.co.uk

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE


SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

In September of each year we ask each household to donate £3 towards the Swanley Village Residents’ Association. This pays for the cost of printing the newsletter which is kindly done by St Paul’s School. Thank you to those who have already donated.

Please complete the attached form and return it with your donation to:
Rachel Wallis, Treasurer, SVRA, 5 Hogs Orchard, Swanley Village

Name:____________________________________
Address:__________________________________
Telephone:________________________________
Email:____________________________________
Donation: £3/other amount__________________


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HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?
You can update your details and/or if you wish to add your name to the email list for regular updates please contact:
Bob Wallis (swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk)

It is FREE for all Swanley Village residents to advertise, sell items or contribute to the Swanley Village Newsletter. Costs to ‘outsiders’ are £5 per issue or £15 for the year
(4 issues).
If anyone would like an article to be included in the
March Newsletter, please contact the Editor by
Mid February
at the latest.


This newsletter is published on the web site. www.swanleyvillage.com
Thanks to all those villagers who post this
Newsletter to your door