Swanley Village News Issue No.113   March 2019
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 w: 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
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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

Litter Picking
Friday 1st March 10 am AND Saturday 2nd March 10 am
Meet at the School on Friday 1st March and at Button Street/ Swanley Village Road on Saturday 2nd March.

Tap Room re-opens
Saturday 2nd March

Gardening Society Spring Show
Saturday 6th April 2-4 pm St Paul’s Church

Village Green Tidy Up
Saturday 13th April from 10 am

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 21st April 3- 4 pm Village Green

Quiz Night
Saturday 27th April 7.30 pm Five Wents

Swanley Village Residents Association AGM
Monday 20th May 8 pm Red Lion

Swanley Therapy Centre Summer Fete
Saturday 8th June 2-5 pm The Old Vicarage



SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION


The Residents’ Association committee met on Monday 11 February 2019 at The Red Lion.

Following some very unpleasant recent incidents of flytipping which also caused blocked roads, the committee spent time talking about Police action currently being taken to try to catch the criminals; and also about what we can do to keep our roads and hedgerows clean. We were pleased to hear that the school is going to take part in the litter pick on 1st and 2nd March. We are also grateful for Swanley Town Council and Toni Roast’s help with taking the rubbish away! We also have agreement for this litter pick to remove some of the larger items left in the hedgerows and we really need assistance with lifting some of the heavier items out. This is a great opportunity for a real spring clean so the more hands the lighter the task.

Many of the usual subjects were discussed such as the latest on Sevenoaks District Council’s Local Plan. The committee is investigating drawing up a Village Design Statement and would be interested to hear from anyone who lives in the village who has any knowledge of town planning, environmental planning or architecture.

The Residents’ Association is looking for new members to join. We are looking for people who will make an active contribution to the life and wellbeing of the village. We meet just four times a year but we need people who can join in with initiatives and follow up when things need to be done. If you are somebody who already joins in and helps out – this could be you! If you’d like to chat about what is involved telephone Bob Wallis on 661110.


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

One of Swanley Village Trust’s Cottage Allotments has become available for any dedicated gardener or vegetable grower in the village. If you are interested please email the Trust by 31st March swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk with your full contact details or drop a note through Geoff Lees’ door at May Cottage.

Villagers will be aware that maintenance of the Village Green is one of the key responsibilities of Swanley Village Trust. Funds raised at quizzes and events and through Daphne’s constant efforts with the 100 Club pay for the grass to be cut and for the dog waste bins to be emptied (as well as financing the fireworks). Over the next few months we will be carrying out planned gardening work on the green under the trained eye of Donna. We need to cut back some of the brambles to keep the paths open and we will be propagating wild flowers to encourage butterflies, bees and the important eco-system. On 13 April at 10am we would like as many villagers as possible, armed with gloves and maybe secateurs to come to the Village Green
 for a clear up day.

Our next quiz is on Saturday 27 April at Five Wents. Some will be looking for revenge, others are just hoping to avoid the lemons. A fun night is guaranteed! Tickets are £10 each (including fish and chip supper) and are available by emailing: swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk. If you can offer anything for the raffle please let us know!

Two other notes for your diary: the annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday 21 April; and the joint AGM with Swanley Village Residents’ Association
will be held at the Red Lion at 8pm on Monday 20 May 2019.

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.


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)?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

DISTRICT AND TOWN COUNCILLOR'S REPORT – March 2019


Dear Residents,
Fly Tipping continues to be a real problem and School Lane a hotspot with several illegal dumpings taking place in as many months, I can let you know that we have video footage of a lorry dumping in the Swanley area and this is being followed up by Environmental and Enforcement officers at Sevenoaks. In the meantime, officers are removing rubbish ASAP.

The new Regulation 19 plan which forms part of the Local Plan was disclosed just before Christmas and goes before Full Council in March prior to it being submitted to the Government Inspector at Bristol, it seems that my lobbying of Officers has made 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 and is extremely important in protecting the village.
The U+I public enquiry regarding the SKYSCRAPER 13 stories development for Swanley Town Centre will now take place in over six days
 March 26-29 and 2-3 April in The Clocktower at the rear of the Alexandra Suite St Marys Road Swanley. I have asked to speak and will be attending the enquiry.

Look out for the leaflet showing visuals of the proposed new swimming pool at Swanley being posted to all residents.

Another busy few months helping residents on various fronts from Housing to Planning.
You may be aware that Councillors are coming to the end of the four-year term Cllrs are elected for, elections will be on 2 May 2019 and I am looking for your support so I can continue fighting for you for another four years.
If you can’t get along to a meeting, I am happy to visit you to discuss your problem.

White Oak Leisure Centre Development Proposals
Sevenoaks District Council will be holding four drop in events, over four days, in locations in Swanley from Wednesday 6 March to showcase the plans.

The drop-in events take place on:
Wednesday 6 March – Swanley Market 10am to 3pm
Thursday 7 March – White Oak Leisure Centre 10am to 8pm
Friday 8 March - White Oak Leisure Centre 10am to 8pm
Saturday 9 March – Swanley Link 10am to 3pm

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


Swanley Village Newsletter - County Councillor’s Report (February 2019)

Roger Gough

The County Council has just voted through its budget for 2019-20. This will, regrettably, mean an increase in KCC’s share of council tax bills by 5%, combining the amount allowed by government without a referendum with a specific ‘precept’ for social care. However, the council is also having to make savings of £45 million, coming on top of savings of £641 million
(roughly two-thirds of our total budget) over the last eight years. Reducing government grant, coupled with rising demands for social care spending, keeps the
financial pressure on councils across the country and KCC is no exception.

I mentioned in the last newsletter that the County Council committed more funds to the ‘pothole blitz’, and this year’s is under way already. Please report potholes and other concerns to the kent.gov.uk website as usual.

One controversial proposal which was consulted on and has now been approved by a County Council committee is to charge for non-household waste including soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard. Many residents have expressed concerns that this could boost fly-tipping, though this has not generally been the experience in other councils that introduced charges. And, since many other councils do charge, we find that our recycling centres near to the County border (such as Teardrop) do get a significant number of visits from non-Kent residents.

I had hoped that the culvert in Swanley Village Road would have been cleansed again by this stage, and it is something that I have continued to take up with our drainage team. I understand that a job has been raised for this and hopefully it should be completed soon.

Kent Highways have identified Swanley Village Road as a priority for resurfacing by using a microasphalt treatment, and that should take place in the early months of the new financial year (which starts in April).

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 reports on what I'm doing across the Sevenoaks North and Darent Valley Division, and I am on Twitter @RogerGough2


PCSO Steve Vincent

Hello residents of Swanley Village, I hope you are all doing well.
Suspicious people
We have had a couple of recent reports of suspect behaviour from individuals not known to live in the Village, if you do see anyone acting suspiciously in the Village
 then please contact Police via 101 or 999.
 Sunday 31st March will bring the official start of British Summer Time (Do remember to put those clocks forward) which hopefully means the start of some hotter weather,
so please be mindful when leaving your property that it is left secure.
For all your Burglary crime prevention advice and tips please visit www.kent.police.uk/burglary


Do you go to Bluewater?
If the answer to the above question is yes then why not on your next visit to Bluewater pay a visit to the Kent Police Safety Shop.
The staff at the Safety shop can provide you with lots of helpful hints and tips to keeping your property secure.
Thank you for taking the time to read my article and I will hopefully see you all soon.
Kind Regards
PCSO Steven Vincent


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




SWANLEY VILLAGE TRUST

FUND RAISING EVENT

****DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES****

QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday 27th April
with Fish and Chip Supper
FIVE WENTS HALL
7.30 pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
£10 p/p – organise a team or come on your own and get to know some new people!
Bring your own drinks & glasses

Email the Trust at swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk

Or drop a note through the door
5 Hogs Orchard

Tickets are limited and we always sell out!!


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


We have asked for another dog waste bin to be sited near the entrance to the school. Before Christmas the normal litter bin was full up with dog waste representing a health hazard.
We should be grateful if dog walkers would use the special bins provided.

GARDEN WASTE ON THE VILLAGE GREEN
A Gentle Reminder!
Composting is no longer available to residents but some people are still dumping their green waste and leaves on the Village Green!!

PLEASE DO NOT DUMP YOUR GARDEN WASTE ANYWHERE ON THE GREEN

There is a programme of works being undertaken during 2019 to ensure that the village green is a beautiful place for us all to enjoy.


Do you have a village ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ sign or road 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!



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 Swanley Village Trust and all profits go towards maintaining the village green and to help pay for other activities in the village including projects like the wonderful free firework display that we all enjoy.

If you are new to the village or haven’t taken part before there are some places available. If you would like to join and support our lovely village please contact Daphne Davis ? 664710 davistweedlodge@aol.com.


YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT.

Are you new to the village or have you and your family lived here a long time?

Request for old photographs or stories and memories of Swanley Village.

The school is doing a project on the local area and proposes to put together an exhibition of pupils’ work for us all to enjoy.
The Community Coffee Morning held by the school in February was inspirational and the children showed a real interest in the village
and it would be good to support this next project if we can.


SWANLEY VILLAGE PETANQUE TEAMS

We are all looking forward to the new season starting in April and our challenge this year will be to maintain our presence in Division 3.
We would like to thank The Lamb for continuing to support us and providing us with refreshments that are the envy of the other league teams.
If you need more information and would like to have an informal chat about the game please contact Steve Wells on 01322 871880


DO YOU ENJOY A GOOD BOOK, A GLASS [OR 2] OF WINE AND  NIBBLES?
If the answer is "yes" then you will 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 871880 or07400 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. It is a great way to get to know the area.

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.


St. Paul’s CE Primary School

What an amazing start we have had to the new school calendar year. We continue to enhance our children’s learning, by offering them opportunities to visit places that bring their learning alive. January saw Maple Class visit Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, to cement their learning of life-cycles and habitats, whilst Beech class visited a Sikh Gurdwara in Dartford. KS2 performed in the Young Voices Concert at the O2 Arena, joined by many other schools and stars such as Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet). Year 5 travelled to Dartford Science and Technology College for a ‘Fun Into Food’ roadshow, where children had the opportunity to learn about healthy eating, food skills and Chinese New Year. All places visited commented on the interesting questions that our children asked, their mature and respectful attitudes and how well they behaved during their visits.
Year 6 have just completed their Bikeability training, which provides them with vital bike skills to be safe both off and on the road, alongside cars and pedestrians.
An important life-skill for them to take onto their Secondary journey’s in September.
The children continue to thrive in sporting fixtures; with both our girls and boys taking part in football matches with local schools. They have experienced both winning and losing in matches, showing resilience and true-grit determination in their efforts to do their very best. This continued with our termly Inter-Family Sports tournament, with every child in school playing a football match against each different family. Mark led the way this time!
It was lovely to see all of our children and staff dressed in green, for our ‘Foodbank Friday at St. Paul’s’. Inspired by our school Community Councillors, who visited Swanley Foodbank and saw the amazing job that the foodbank offers for those most in need. In return for wearing green, children donated an item of food or £1.
We raised a total of £45 and donated lots of food items to the Foodbank.
Our PTA recently hosted a Movie-Night, where the children were able to bring a teddy and blanket and munch on popcorn and other healthy snacks, whilst watching Sherlock Gnomes! The PTA are also helping to fund with their tireless efforts through events run at school, a new outside classroom space that is in the midst of having it’s footings built as we speak. This will offer the children an additional space to continue their learning during all-weathers.
You may have spotted a rowing boat that has arrived at our school. Our vision at school is for all children to live ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) and by stepping out of the boat like Peter did in Mathew 14. We can encourage them to push outside their comfort zone and show courage and perseverance across all aspects of life.
We are very pleased to welcome Mrs Molly Gregory to our staff this term, who is working in Birch class, supporting our youngest children in their start to school. We also welcome Mr Sinclair-Harris, who works with us on a Thursday in a Family Liaison Role. He is vastly experienced at working with children and families, and offers a drop-in session for children at both break and lunchtime, to support with emotional and mental health. We also welcome a new Parent Governor to our already outstanding team of School Governors. Mrs Nancy Wakeford was duly elected. We wish all three new members of our team lots of success in their new roles.
Recently St. Paul’s opened its gates to welcome our local community, for a ‘Community Coffee Morning’. Our children sat and spoke to our visitors about their school, as well as learning things about the local area from our residents. We did this whilst enjoying a hot cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake donated by friends and governors of St. Paul’s school. We shall be hosting this event again and it would be fantastic if more of you were able to join us!

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

One Church in two locations

A message from Revd Johnny Douglas

What are you hoping for this Easter?
It is Jesus who makes Easter-time so special. His living gave way to dying; Jesus’ dying gave way to His resurrection and that means we don’t have to fear death anymore.
By trusting in Jesus, we have the best life ever!
It’s not what you know but Who you know that counts. We’d love to share what that can mean in your life, at our Easter Services – come to one, come to all!
Become part of something greater in God’s big story – yesterday, today and always.
Julie and I look forward to welcoming you this Easter. If there are ways we can serve, assist or pray for you, don’t hesitate to email me at
vicarjohnny@gmail.com or call or text me on 077990 78245.
Special services and events
Mother's Day service - March 31st, 10.30am @ St. Peter's.
Maundy Thursday - evening service 7pm @ St. Peter's.
Good Friday - Morning service 9.00am @ St. Paul's followed by Walk of Witness to St. Peter's and service @ 10.30am.
3pm Meditation @ St. Paul’s
Easter Saturday - Children's party @ St Peter’s time tbc.
Easter Sunday 8.30am Communion @ St. Paul’s
10.30am Family Communion @ St. Peter’s
6.30pm @ St. Paul’s
Looking for a space for a meeting or event in the village?


To many, St Paul’s is a beautiful church building in a lovely setting used for worship and special celebrations like christenings, weddings and funerals, but we want it to be more than that. For most of the week it stands empty and we would love to share the facilities we have with the village.


There is a space at the back (near the entrance) which is available for small group meetings. The larger church area might suit a display or performance in keeping with the church and its limitations in terms of its fixtures eg pews and altar area.

If you are interested in discussing possibilities, please ring the church office on 01322 662320 and speak to Sue Haward or email office@stph.org.uk


Swanley Village Gardening Society
SRING SHOW
6th April 2-4 pm at St Paul’s Church


Swanley Village Gardening Society will be holding a Spring Show on Saturday 6th April in St Paul’s Church.

The show will open at 2 pm when members & villagers will be invited to bring their entries as follows:
Bulbs and Corms

1. Daffodils. Large cupped, three cut blooms of one variety.
2. Daffodils. Small cupped, three cut blooms or stems of one variety OR three blooms or stems growing in a pot.
3. Daffodils. Double.
4. Single Tulips. Three blooms of one variety.
5. Other Spring Bulbs. Small display of one or more cut blooms of one or more variety.

Other Herbaceous Plants (e,g. hellebore, clematis, primula)

6. Small display of one or more varieties of cut blooms/stems OR growing in a pot.

Shrubs (eg. camellia, forsythia)

7. One specimen bloom or stem.

Childrens Class

8. Anything grown by the children of anything they have made for wildlife.

All entries will be displayed in Society vases only. Please ensure your entries are put in the correct class and that your entry adheres to the class specification.
Entries will be accepted from 2 pm and last entries will be at 2.30 Judging will commence at 3 pm. No voting slips will be accepted after this time.

Winners will be announced at the end of the show.



Tea, coffee and cakes will be served


Sunday 21st April 2019 – Easter Sunday

3-4 pm

On the Village Green



There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday for the children of villagers and their friends on Easter Sunday. Please just come along and collect your ticket and basket from Donna on the day.



SWANLEY THERAPY CENTRE
(SUMS)

INVITES YOU TO ITS
SUMMER FETE
SATURDAY 8TH JUNE
2-5 pm
THE OLD VICARAGE, SCHOOL LANE, SWANLEY VILLAGE



Homemade cakes, refreshments, raffle, Country Dancing, games, tombola etc.

Musical entertainment from Recycled Jazz.


More details nearer the time and any offers of help with catering etc. very welcome! Please support this very worthwhile local charity!



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.



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


7 Manse Parade Swanley Kent BR8 7DA tel 01322 666655

If you haven’t already tried this café since new owners Alain and Debbie took over I urge you to visit and enjoy a hearty breakfast or freshly cooked panini, salads or homemade cakes made from fresh local produce. The atmosphere is very welcoming. It is a pleasant place to meet friends or colleagues and to browse the gifts and cards on sale. There is also a delicatessen stocking Mrs Darlington’s jams & chutneys, an oil & vinegar infusion bar, biscuits and pastries and fresh bread daily.
A welcome addition to the local area


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


Richard Reddington 
Building Contractor 
07896112421
reddington77@yahoo.co.uk 

I have over 40 years experience in the building industry with the majority of my work coming from recommendations, one job leading to another with larger work carried out with trusted qualified tradesmen. 
All types of building work undertaken, including:
Extensions, Loft conversions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Brickwork, Plastering, Decorating, Patios, Fences etc.

Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation free quotation


Baby Sitting Service

My name is Christian Sayers I am in my final year at Sevenoaks School and live in Swanley Village. I am CPR and First Aid Trained and I have experience volunteering with young children, including children with special needs. I have references and would be very happy to come and meet you and your children if you would like me to. Please feel free to call me
on 07503234876 or email me on christiansayers01@gmail.com

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 now 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
dmolyneux@talktalk.net  or phone 01322 669523

 


Charlotte Lisa - Wedding Photographer - ? 0771 7575 966
info@charlottelisa.co.uk www.charlottelisa.co.uk
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

NORWEX

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


PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
2 Beechenlea Lane Swanley Village

Collection of old photos of the Village & Hextable & nearby villages.
Old damaged or faded family photos restored.
Family Albums compiled from your treasured family photos with titles.
Phone for a quote without obligation.   
Dennis on 01322 669523 or email dmolyneux@talktalk.net
www.molyneux-photography.co.uk



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/


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


Tranquillity Natural Health and Beauty

Ready for Summer?
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

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