Swanley Village News Issue No.111   September 2018
The Quarterly News Sheet for the residents of Swanley Village


The Quarterly News Sheet for the residents of Swanley Village

SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

The Residents’ Association committee met on Monday 3rd September, kindly hosted by the Red Lion.

This was Chris Banks’ last meeting and all the committee including the local councillors thanked her for her help over the years. Her contribution to Swanley Village has been fantastic and we will all miss her and Mike at our events. Everyone wished them well with their move.

With the Quiz Night at the end of October and Fireworks on the following weekend we would really like to hear from everyone who may be able to help with either event. Please email SwanleyVillageRA@outlook.com or telephone 01322 661110 if there is anything you can help with.

The committee discussed usual issues such as traffic, flytipping, flooding and drainage, with input from Cllrs Roger Gough and Tony Searles. We also discussed a number of planning applications and were given an update on the Sevenoaks District Council Local Plan. The Residents’ Association agreed that a formal response would be given to the District Council Planning Department as part of the Consultation. This will support a number of the smaller development sites around the village, but will oppose the large development proposal that stretches from Highlands Hill to The Olympic.

The next RA Committee meeting will be held on 12th November 2018 – if there is anything you would like the committee to discuss please contact
Sally Leech (Secretary) - mustang01uk@yahoo.co.uk

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

DISTRICT AND TOWN COUNCILLOR'S REPORT – August 2018
Dear Residents.   As I pointed out in various Newsletters the threat of development hasn’t gone away from Swanley Village,
now with the publication of the Draft Local Plan, we can see what Sevenoaks District Council are proposing.

Just recently there has been the exhibition at The Olympic by Pro Vision of their plans for the land opposite The Olympic. If granted this will have an effect on the village, the Green Wedge needs to be maintained between Swanley Village and Swanley and no increase in any traffic using Beechenlea Lane as a rat run.
Residents need to write in with their comments on this proposal.

In September Pro Vision with consult with residents again on just their scheme at The Olympic on 2nd and 3rd September.

Recently I led a group assessing the Conservation Area of Swanley Village and walked the whole village with officers from Sevenoaks District Council Conservation Department, Residents Association, Swanley History Group and a few others. Knowledge gained from this walk will help officers to assemble a new Conservation Area Plan for the future. If you have any ideas please drop me an email.

Two years ago, I advised you of the planning application by U+I to redevelop The Town Centre that application has now gone to appeal and we should hear the Inspectors decision in early 2019

I continue to monitor and bring to the attention of The Residents Association any inappropriate development or proposals in the Village I also watch out for planning meetings that concern Swanley Village so as to bring to the attention of Villager’s and The Residents Association.

I am still concerned by the constant problem of fly tipping in School Lane, Button St and Ship Lane, I have spoken with both Sevenoaks District Council and KCC
 to take swift action to control this problem, an ongoing problem.

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


County Councillor’s Report (August 2018)


In my last report, I mentioned the County Council’s ‘find and fix’ programme for potholes. The Council has so far set aside some £7.5 million for the scheme, and Sevenoaks District continues to have more potholes fixed than the County average, with more than 4,600 fixed since 1 March (and even more in terms of patching, covering areas of multiple potholes).

I am aware that there has nonetheless been concern that work remains to be done in Swanley Village Road, and have taken this up with Kent Highways and the local Highways Steward. I have also taken up the issue of some surface dressing work carried out recently in School Lane and Beechenlea Lane.

I had hoped to be able to report more detail on proposed solutions for Button Street flooding issues; at this point, however, I can simply report that the Highways team continues to work on this very specifically, and I will report more as soon as I can.

The County Council has been consulting recently on its approach to public transport through what is called ‘The Big Conversation’. Only about 3% of bus journeys in the County are subsidised by KCC – the rest are purely commercial decisions by operators. (This is in spite of the fact that KCC has reduced its spending in this area much less drastically than many local authorities). The Big Conversation is about finding the best ways to support transport and reduce isolation, especially in rural areas. We can expect more developments on this in the autumn.

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

FAREWELL
It doesn’t seem that long ago when Mike & I moved into Swanley Village, and were looking forward to joining the various Village Societies and hoping to get involved with Village life. 22 years later, I am afraid to say that we are moving on to pastures new. We have loved living in Swanley Village, we have had great neighbours and have made some forever lasting friendships. The Village has a fantastic community spirit where, when necessary, everyone pulls together.

I have enjoyed my time organising numerous and varied events over the years, to raise the funds that the Trust needs, primarily to preserve and maintain our beautiful Village Green, which was gifted to the Village for everyone to enjoy. It has been hard work but so worthwhile in the end, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of other ‘bullied at times’ volunteers from the Village (and often from beyond). Someone reminded me recently about the day we had to hold onto canvas shelters while the wind was determined to take us skywards, setting up on firework days in the pouring rain, cleaning, what seemed like a million dirty chairs for the marquee event and cooking hundreds of sausages over the years for bonfire night. On numerous occasions I had sleepless nights wondering if we would sell enough tickets to make a profit, but in the end, did it matter? We all had fun and it was great when people in the Village got together to have a good time. A nice profit was the bonus! The ‘easier’ jobs have been looking after the distribution of village emails and the newsletter. I do hope that someone will volunteer to fundraise and take over these roles when (or even before) we go.

For those who know us personally we are sure that we shall all keep in touch, and for those who don’t know us well, enjoy your wonderful surroundings (we shall miss it) and please support the Trust as and when you can.          Chris Banks

POLICE
Last issue I introduced Dan, a PCSO that was joining me in Swanley and Swanley Village. Unfortunately, Dan has had to leave us, however I am hoping we will shortly have another officer to join me. A few officers are based out of Swanley Police Station, so we have all been helping each other out and therefore service has not been affected.

The summer months have meant a slight increase in anti-social behaviour around Swanley town mainly with nuisance motorbikes. Thankfully, these have not come through Swanley Village too much, however it is an issue we have been tackling. One bike was also seized recently following one same offender riding in a dangerous way. Hopefully this will help send a clear message out to young riders.

Compared to other years, the levels of breaks to sheds and garages has been low. However it does still happen and with the summer months and the very warm weather we have had- it is easy to forget the small things such as shutting sheds and garages and keeping windows closed when we are out. Other towns in the district have had items including power tools stolen due to insecure sheds. By taking the right precautions, we can reduce the opportunities for thieves and ensure that we are not hit like other places have. Some things to remember:

-Always put tools and equipment away safely- Items left lying around outside could be stolen or used to help a thief break in.
-Disable lawnmowers and other large machinery when not in use and chain items together to a solid anchor point.
-Record details of your property (make, model, serial number, identifying marks and take photos)
- Use close shackle padlocks to secure sheds and install shed alarms and security lights.
-Register your property on the National Property Database (www.immobilise.com)
-Prevent unwanted visitors from entering your garden by maintaining hedges and fences.
-Close your garden gate and lock it from the inside.
-Use lockable hanging baskets or secure the baskets to their brackets.
-Avoid leaving house doors and windows open or unlocked when working in the garden.
SHUT IT, LOCK IT, KEEP IT

I hope you are all having a safe and enjoyable summer

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, can we please ask you to immediately report this 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 see if we can get a bigger 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 is helpful if we know of these events.

Bob Wallis. Chairman, Swanley Village Residents’ Association


A huge ‘thank you’ to the villagers who opened their gardens in June in aid of The Ellenor charity. With the support of the residents, and many outsiders, over £1100 was raised on the day.

DOGS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN
We are still receiving complaints from people who have been unfortunate to have walked in dog poo over on the green.
We have supplied dog bins and have put up posters asking dog walkers to keep their dogs on a lead so that if their pets do ‘their business’ the owners can collect and dispose of it. Also some dogs can be quite intimidating to small children if not on a lead.
The mess that is constantly left by dogs (and their very inconsiderate owners) is deterring other people from using our beautiful Village Green.
If Peter Piper can pick a peck
of pickled peppers then you can pick up poo !!

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

GARDEN WASTE ON THE VILLAGE GREEN
Some years ago compost heaps were built and sited on the village green behind the trees (Church Path end of the Green) and available for residents to use. However, over the past few years people have been abusing this facility as it appears that private gardeners and outsiders are now just dumping their garden waste there and it has become totally unmanageable.
The Trust informed residents in the last newsletter that composting is no longer available to residents but some people are still dumping their green waste over on the Village Green!!
It is going to cost a great deal of money to get this area cleared and we would appreciate, If you employ a gardener, that you pass on this information to ensure that this area is kept clear.
PLEASE DO NOT DUMP YOUR GARDEN WASTE ANYWHERE ON THE GREEN
SWANLEY VILLAGE TRUST
FUND RAISING EVENTS
****DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES****
QUIZ NIGHT
27th October – with hot supper
FIVE WENTS HALL
7.30 pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
£10 p/p – bring your own drinks & glasses
? 01322 661110
Tickets are limited and we always sell out!!


SWANLEY VILLAGE BONFIRE & FIREWORK DISPLAY

This year’s FREE Bonfire Night is being planned for Saturday, 3rd November so please reserve this date in your diary
 and tell your friends and neighbours they are welcome to attend.
As usual we shall need help on the day setting up. So please come over to the Village Green at 10 a.m.


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 hopefully make the Village safer!


SWANLEY VILLAGE PETANQUE TEAMS

After a very bad start to the season, winning only 1 game out of 5 and being at the bottom of the league, we are delighted to announce that we have won our last 5 games on the trot, beating the top 4 sides in the Division.
We now lie 3rd in the Division which is a complete turnaround from our inauspicious start, and we think the weather may have something to do with it!!
The second half of the season now beckons and if we can keep our performance at this level there may be a chance to be promoted to Division 2, but we are not counting our chickens just yet.
We are sad to announce that we will be losing one of our founder members, Mike Banks. Both Mike and Chris are moving to pastures new and we sincerely wish them all the very best for the future. His dedication to the team and humour on match nights will be much missed.
One last bright note I (Steve Wells) competed in the Kent over 50’s competition held at Hartley Sports and Country Club. I lost in the Cup competition to the eventual finalist but was successful in winning the Plate.
If you need more information and would like to have an informal chat about the game please contact Steve Wells - Team Captain ? 01322 666806

I am Membership Secretary of the Sevenoaks and District Philatelic Society that meets once a month in Sevenoaks. I live in Beechenlea Lane if anyone is interested in coming to any meetings, please contact
David Best. ?667045



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.





SWANLEY VILLAGE TRUST (fundraising)
URGENTLY WANTED: Items for raffle prizes
Do you have anything suitable which we could use as prizes at our forthcoming events (perhaps any unwanted Christmas/Birthday presents !)
We really do appreciate all the support we get for our fund raising events, but would love to see even more people from the village joining in the events which we organise. As you are no doubt aware, all the profit from these events goes towards maintaining our Village Green, the Easter Egg hunt and the FREE firework display in November. So the more people who attend our events the more money we can raise - we can’t do it without you!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


LETS 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 opposite, or anywhere else, near to their properties. Whether it be themselves or contractors. The Council provide, at a very reasonable cost, both bins and bags for this purpose. It is also an offence to do so. Thank you.


LOST

IF ANYBODY COMES A CROSS A WHITE DRONE LOST NEAR BUTTON STREET THIS WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL
THANKS         PAUL       5 WOOD STREET   SWANLEY VILLAGE



FACEBOOK
We now have a community page on Facebook. To see what is going on in the village, photos and news, look for ‘Swanley Village’


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 be members by default. 

The organised coach trip to the Deal garden safari was a truly wonderful day. The six open gardens were all extremely interesting . The weather was fabulous   and there was time for everyone to not only visit the gardens but  enjoy  the beach and visit the many interesting and individual shops and cafes the town had to offer.

We are trying to keep our page on the village website (www.swanleyvillage.com)
up-to-date so please look there for current news and we have a facebook page.  

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.   Daphne Davis ((664710) & Donna Hoy ((613462)  are card holders.   Please contact one of them if you wish to purchase goods at provender. 

After 13 years, The Garden Club Secretary, Elaine Freundlich has decided to stand down. Elaine has, during those years run the garden club almost single handed organising all the shows and trips as well as acting as Treasurer keeping the finances in good order . We would like to thank her for all her hard word work .

If you have any questions concerning the  garden club please contact Daphne or Donna on the above numbers

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




FREE TO A GOOD HOME !
Purple Picnic Table
Free to good home
Collect Button St
Mustang01uk@yahoo.co.uk





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


ST. PAUL’S, SWANLEY VILLAGE  & ST. PETER’S, HEXTABLE
One Church in two locations

Following Rev Johnny Douglas’ appointment as vicar six months ago, the church (in our two locations) has been reviewing and refreshing all our activities and that process is ongoing. Johnny’s consultations with villagers, the church congregation and St Paul’s School has been extremely helpful and informative and will be shaping our plans to better serve Swanley Village in the days and years ahead. If you missed these public events and would like to share your thoughts then please contact vicarjohnny@gmail.com or 077990 72845. He would welcome hearing from you.

The services held at St Paul's in the village are traditional in style, offering a place of quiet, contemplative and prayerful reflection. To make our services more visitor friendly with a less complex pattern of services, each Sunday offers 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 will be arranged when needed. We are often asked when our beautiful church of St Paul’s is open to villagers and other visitors to the graveyard and allotments. We serve coffee every Sunday between 10.30 until about 12.00 noon. You are welcome to come in and enjoy the peace and quiet or to pray.

St Peter’s is a vibrant, charismatic church with less formal services. Due to its central location in Hextable, there’s always a lot happening at St Peter’s, ranging from the Kindergarten, Thursday Fellowship (for older people), Pop In for Craft, Kidz Klub, Live Play for Youth, and lots more. The main Sunday Celebration is an informal service of worship, teaching and ministry, with a full programme for children and youth activities that take place 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.

Special events coming up
Amazing (Conference for Women) - Saturday 13th October at St. Peter’s
Swanley Art Society Show - 27th October at St. Peter’s
Baptism and Confirmation Service held by Bishop James - 18th November St Peter’s
Contemporary Carols at St. Peter’s – 16th Dec, time tbc
Christingle on Saturday 22nd December at 4pm - St. Paul’s
Carols by Candlelight on 23rd December- St. Paul’s time tbc
Midnight Communion at 11pm on 24th December at St. Paul’s
Christmas Day service 10.30am at St. Peter’s

Swanley Village ‘Life’ Group
The new ‘term’ for the Swanley Village ‘Life’ Group begins on the 20th September when we would be very happy to welcome visitors as we plan future meetings up to Christmas. If you are interested please contact David or Pauline Pearson (Pine Cottage, Beechenlea Lane - 01322 614237 or 07836 376 803) for details. The group meets fortnightly on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm, normally at the Old Vicarage in School Lane but also in other homes in the village.
The group is one of a number in the area set up by the church, though anyone is welcome whether or not part of any church. The aim is to help the church achieve its objective in being at the very heart of our community. The groups not only provide an important spiritual focus, but help with the more practical issues of everyday life.


For more details of all these and other services and events see www.stph.org.uk/ or ring the church office on 01322 662320


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 other village projects . We are now coming to the the end of the 19th session of the 100 club. In September we will be starting our 20th year and there will be several available places for new members. If you would like to join the club and get the chance to win the monthly cash prizes 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 two draws .

£100 PAT HUNT

£50 LOUISE HASSETT, JILL WATKINSON, BARBARA RAMSEY,
HEATHER HILDER.

£30 DAVID WATKINSON, IAN BEALE, HILARY CARR,
PHIL SWINFIN, MARIAN LEE, LINDA HARPER

£15 MARK BEALE, RUTH WALLLIS, PAULINE PEARSON,
CAROLE SCOTT, JAMES RAMSEY, DAVID BEST,
TONY SEARLE, LES MAYNE, NICHOLAS RAMSEY,
REBECCA SKINNER, MARGARET NICHOLLS,
WARREN COPE .

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT.



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!

Mondays:
Stretch & Tone 9:45 am at The Howard Venue
Adult Ballroom Dancing 7:30 pm at St Peter’s Church

Wednesdays:
Adult Dance 10:45 am at The Howard Venue

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 – Starts September
Personalised Wedding Dances & Private Lessons

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

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



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



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 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
Please email 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


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

HEXTABLE & SWANLEY VILLAGE W.I.

Did you know we are the oldest W.I in the District?

We are a friendly group who 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



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

* 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


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


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.

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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.


 PHOTOGRAPHY IN SWANLEY VILLAGE. 
For all your photographic needs. 
Dennis on 01322 669523 or email dmolyneux@talktalk.net
www.molyneux-photography.co.uk



FRENCH AND SPANISH TUTORING
I am bilingual in English and Spanish, and speak fluent French, and I have just spent three months teaching in a primary school in Barcelona. I attended Sevenoaks School where I studied the IB Diploma and achieved the top grade in Spanish and French. I have four years' experience tutoring students in foreign languages, in primary school classes and on a one-to-one basis. I am able to tutor for Spanish and French GCSE, A Level and IB exams, as well as for adult learners.
If you'd be interested in me tutoring you, please contact me on 07502390372 or livvysayers@gmail.com

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

HOUNDS HAVEN
Home Dog Boarding & Dog Walking
1 Elm Cottages, Swanley Village Road
Swanley Village, Kent BR8 7NS
Contact: Carl & Fay
? 07470303379 Carl-hill@hotmail.com


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!!!

Tranquillity Natural Health and Beauty
Are You Summer Ready?
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 TOWN COUNCIL
PASSPORT TO LEISURE SCHEME

The Passport to Leisure Scheme was founded by Swanley Town Council exclusively for the senior citizens living within the wards of Swanley. It provides residents with the opportunity to meet socially with local people within the community and enjoy a range of events. Trips to historic places of interest, sightseeing cruises and theatre outings are organised and arranged by Swanley Town Council each month, throughout the year.

Eligibility Criteria
To qualify members must:
• Be over 60 years of age.
• Reside within Christchurch, St Mary’s, Swanley Village and Whiteoak Swanley wards.
• Complete the registration form attached.
• Provide identification and proof of address documents to Swanley Town Council.
For further information
SENIOR PASSPORT TO LEISURE
REGISTRATION FORM
Name: ..............................................................
Address: ...........................................................
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.........................................................................
Postcode: .........................................................
Home Telephone Number:...............................
Mobile Number: ..............................................
Email Address: .................................................
Date of Birth: ...................................................
NEXT OF KIN
Name: ..............................................................
Address: ...........................................................
Telephone: .......................................................
Signed: .............................................................
Please return this form to: Swanley Town Council, The Swanley Link, London Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7AE
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For further information
Please contact: The Swanley Link, London Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7AE
Telephone: 0300 421 270 or 0300 421 254 E-mail: csa@swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk.
SWANLEY TOWN COUNCIL SENIOR PASSPORT TO LEISURE SCHEME

ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Built in 1805 and opened by Queen Victoria in 1882 the Royal Court of Justice was designed in Victorian gothic style by George Edmund Street. It is one of the largest courts in Europe. The main gates on the Strand open up to elaborately carved porches fitted with iron gates. The grand hall is magnificent in style and huge in size. At either end of the hall are marble galleries from which the entire main hall can be viewed. The tour will begin at 11.00am and last approx. 90 mins. Once the tour is completed you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at nearby cafes and
restaurants.
Depart The Civic Centre: 8.30am Depart Courts: 4.30pm
£37.50 per person

WINCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET
Thursday 6th December 2018
Winchester Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in
Europe, renowned for its handpicked high quality exhibitors and
bustling atmosphere. The market is inspired by traditional German Christmas markets. Pretty wooden chalets are situated in the
cathedrals historic Inner Close surrounding a real ice rink.
Depart The Civic Centre: 9.00am Depart Winchester: 4.00pm
£27.25 per person

FAVERSHAM BREWERY TOUR
Thursday 15th November 2018
The trip will begin with a visit to Faversham, Kent's oldest market town where lunch can be purchased at the Sun or Bear Inn a short walk from the brewery. The 2 hour tour of Faversham Brewery will begin at 14.45pm and last approx. 2 hours. The tour will give you the opportunity to see brewery & fermentation vessels, try some malted barley, locally grown hops and visit the Old Brewery Store. The tour ends with a traditional tasting of Shepherd Neame Kentish ales & speciality lagers. PLEASE NOTE: The
brewery is a working site and has a number of steps and uneven surfaces. Practical footwear that covers the whole foot must be worn.
VISITORS WEARING OPEN-TOED SHOES OR HIGH HEELS WILL NOT BE
PERMITTED.
Depart The Civic Centre: 11.30am Depart Faversham: 5.00pm
£40.40 per person

DICK WHITTINGTON THE STAG THEATRE
Tuesday 18th December 2018
The Stag theatre celebrates its 10th anniversary pantomime with the
spectacular Dick Whittington. The show will be brought to life with
performances from Britain's Got Talent star Danny Beard and The Stags
favourite baddie, Jasette Amos. Expect laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery and beautiful costumes.
Depart The Civic Centre: 12.00pm Depart The Stag: 4.00pm
£43.50 per person

For further information and a booking form
Please contact: The Swanley Link, London Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7AE
Telephone: 0300 421 270 or 0300 421 254
E-mail: csa@swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk.




SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME

In September of each year we ask each household to donate £3 towards the Swanley Village Residents’ Association and Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

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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You can update your details and/or if you wish to add your name to the email list for regular updates please contact:
Bob & Rachel Wallis (rwhogs@aol.com)

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
December 2018 Newsletter, please contact the Editor by
MID-NOVEMBER
at the latest.



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