Swanley Village News Issue No.107   September 2017

The Quarterly News Sheet for the residents of Swanley Village


 

ALLOTMENTS FOR SALE

IN SWANLEY VILLAGE

 

CONGRATULATIONS !!

SOLD TO THE

HIGHEST BIDDER:

SWANLEY VILLAGE TRUST’

As all of you are aware from previous notices, the allotments opposite the Red Lion was advertised that it was going up for auction. It was therefore essential that it didn’t fall into the wrong hands or be ear-marked for development.

You will have heard we were successful (thanks to the generosity of many Villagers and Swanley Village Trust funds) in obtaining the allotments at the Auction on Monday, 24th July. There was fierce bidding, with the last bidder bidding at £145,000 obviously having a limit of £150,000, allowing us to bid at that price. We were delighted to be successful but obviously as the large number of visitors to the allotments showed, many were interested in the long-term development potential of the site. Thankfully we have avoided a major problem as it was likely that the buyer would have made a nuisance so as to hasten the acceptance of development as a better option.

It goes without saying that without the help of The Trust and the Villagers that contributed, we would not have been successful. If you were (unfortunately) unaware of any of the meetings leading up to the auction and would now like to contribute by way of a donation towards this purchase, please let us know through our email address: swanley_village_trust@yahoo.co.uk

We would be most grateful for your support.

The purchase of the allotments was completed on, 21 August, so that Swanley Village Trust is now the owner of the allotments. These allotments will now be maintained by Swanley Village Trust in perpetuity for the Village and is now preserved as an asset for the Village under the terms of the charitable trust.


From the start of our endeavours, to the day of bidding, was only 2 weeks, which shows that people from our Village can come together in times of need and we hope that we can all rally together (at future fundraising events) to raise the necessary funds which needs to be repaid.

We shall be holding a ‘grand opening’ of the Swanley Village Allotments on Saturday, 9th September at 11am, followed by BBQs and fundraising stalls at the rear of The Red Lion until 3pm.

We shall be selling plants/books/cakes/produce and bric-a-brac.

If you have anything which we can sell please bring it along on the day or let us know – we can collect, just get in touch. 668531/662415/668584/666806

If you can bake a cake and bring it along on the day that would be perfect.

Your support, to celebrate our success, would be appreciated and we look forward to seeing you there. Please tell your friends and family that they are

welcome too. We hope that you all will support us in our efforts.

On behalf of all the allotment holders in the centre of the Village, we would like to a say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all the Village residents who donated so generously to save the allotments for the Village and to The Trust who co-ordinated the purchase, especially Vivian Ramsey who represented us at the auction to such good effect.


We realise the allotments are important to the whole village, but our daily lives would have been affected to an unimaginable extent had we not been successful. It was amazing to see how the Village pulled together when occasion demanded, and very encouraging for the future.

We would also ask that now we are safe, we continue to support The Trust in their fundraising endeavours, as we need to help replace the funds used to make up the shortfall.


As a start we look forward to seeing you all on the 9th September at the event at the Red Lion (BBQ and stalls from 11 am).  Brenda & Keith Rowland  Mistover


 

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 !) Chris 01322 668531
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


SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

Chairman Bob Wallis, Vice Chairman David Sayers, Secretary: Dean Barham, Treasurer: Chris Banks ,
The latest meeting of the Swanley Village Residents’ Association committee was held on Monday 14th August. We were joined by Kent County Councillor Roger Gough and District and Town Councillor Tony Searles.

Points which were discussed:

The purchase of the allotments in Swanley Village Road

One of the solar lights on the base of the village sign is not working. Roger Gough to get this attended to.

There are still some pot holes between Park Lane and Button Street which needs to be addressed. Roger Gough to look into this and report back.

Roger Gough informed the committee that, in approximately 6 weeks time, there will be a trial period, lasting about 6 months, whereby traffic coming out of Button Street onto the A20 will not be able to turn right, nor will the traffic be able to turn right into Button Street from the A20. All traffic will have to proceed to the Farningham roundabout or the Teardrop roundabout for access to/from Button Street. We are still experiencing problems with large lorries coming through the village – large vehicles ignoring the HGV signage – it was suggested that new signage be provided showing that the best route in and out of the village is through Button Street (not Highlands Hill or Ship Lane) Roger Gough agreed to talk to Highways.
During the recent bad weather the Culvert seemed to be working efficiently, although drainage in Button Street was still a problem.
The fly tipping problem in Button Street – Tony Searles reported that the Environmental Health Department at SDC is keeping an eye on this.


Consultation and Town Plans/Call for sites (see separate notice in this newsletter and Tony Searles’ report below). There are still some potential sites in the village to be concerned about and we all need to be vigilant and proactive where and when possible. If you can attend any of the public meetings and/or submit your views to SDC that would be helpful.


The village continues to monitor the street lights. Details of deficient lights which have been reported but not repaired have been passed to Roger Gough who will chase the Kent Highways department on our behalf.

Any problems relating to street lighting please contact Daphne Davis 664710.

 The next RA Committee meeting will be held on 13th November 2017 – if there is anything you would like the committee to discuss please contact :

Dean Barham (Secretary) 01322 662165


 

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

Chris Banks 01322 668531 or Daphne Davis 01322 664710


 

SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME
It’s that time of the year again when we ask each household to be members and contribute £3 to the scheme, which is deposited in the RA funds and helps with expenses during the year.
A form and a return envelope are attached.
Please send your donation to: Chris Banks, Treasurer, SV Residents’ Association,
c/o 4 Hotham Close, Swanley Village, BR8 7UX


DOGS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN

Once again we have received numerous 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.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD AND PICK UP THEIR WASTE.

 

 

DISTRICT AND TOWN COUNCILLOR'S REPORT – August 2017

Dear Residents,  I look forward to another year representing the residents of Swanley Village on a myriad of problems.

I think that we all need to be aware that the threat of The Garden Village hasn’t gone away completely, with no mention of the sites south of the railway being shelved and the Call for Sites still being consulted on we all need to be active in any consultations.


U+I the owners of Swanley Town Centre are still perusing plans to redevelop the centre and currently are in discussions with Sevenoaks District Council planners to reduce the height of their first plans showing 13 storeys, it will also need a better transport scheme for it to progress.

The new Mayor of Swanley is Laurence Ball, he has previously been Mayor so he knows what he is doing.


My current committee appointments are

 

Swanley Town Council : Policy & Finance


 


 


 

 

Sevenoaks District Council : Audit / Scrutiny / Health


 

District Representative on the following outside bodies

DGS Health & Wellbeing Board : Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

DGS Clinical Commissioning Groups: Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

HOSC at Kent County Council: Sevenoaks District


 


 


 


 

If you have any issues I can help residents with then please contact me :

Tony Searles : Mobile number is 07769686100 and email Cllr.Searles@sevenoaks.gov.uk


 

COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT (August 2017)

No report was forthcoming before this issue of the newsletter went to print


Roger 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 my Darent Valley Division, and I am on Twitter @RogerGough2


 

Message from Sevenoaks District Council - Planning Consultations

SEVENOAKS DISTRICT COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION (AUGUST 2017)

The Council is launching the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation on 3rd August 2017 and this will run until 5pm on 5th October 2017.

This document is available on the Council’s website (www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/issuesandoptions). It can also be purchased for £10 from SDC offices (Argyle Road, Sevenoaks) or viewed at District libraries.

The first step to forming the new Local Plan is to ask people who live, work and relax in the District for their opinions. We have tried to identify the ‘issues’ that the District will face over the next twenty years, based on the evidence we have gathered so far, and suggest ‘options’ for dealing with them. We are consulting on the high-level strategy for the future development of the District, rather than consulting on the future of individual sites, which will take place in early 2018.

How you can have your say:

By completing our online survey at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/issuesandoptions

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw, where you could win one of three Amazon gift cards worth £250, £150 and £50. The prize draw will be take place in October.

By email to planning.policy@sevenoaks.gov.uk; or

By post to Planning Policy, Sevenoaks District Council, Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HG

Consultation Arrangements

The consultation period runs from 3rd August to 5th October 2017 at 5pm.

Come and meet our Planning Policy Team at our drop-in sessions during September. No appointment is necessary so come and visit us on:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy team if we can be of assistance with the consultation by calling 01732 227000 or by emailing planning.policy@sevenoaks.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully, Planning Policy Sevenoaks District Council

SWANLEY VILLAGE PETANQUE TEAMS

Now we are over half way through the Summer League season, the Village team is top of Division 4 which is great progress as we started in Division 7 five years ago, which I am sure you will agree is good steady progress.

We are 5 wins ahead of the team in third place and it is looking extremely good for promotion to Division 3. This season’s good fortune is due to having the ability to be able to choose our six players from a pool of our ten willing and sometimes able team members.

In The Cup, we were unlucky to be drawn against a team from Division 2 which resulted in a loss of 4 – 1, this put us through to the Plate competition where we had two good wins, but lost again to a Division 2 side who then went on to win the completion.

Our team mascot, Max, a golden retriever, who is so large and loveable is seen at most games and is a credit to his breed and owners as he is better behaved than some players!!

We are hoping to enter the Winter League again this year and require more players. This is a good opportunity to start to learn to play the game as the Winter League has a more relaxed approach to the game.

If you need more information and would like to have an informal chat about the game please contact Steve Wells on 01322 666806 - alternatively there are full illustrated instructions beside the piste on the Village Green.

 

News from St. Paul’s CE (VC) Primary School (May 2017)


No report was forthcoming from the School before this issue went to print.


 

COMMUNITY SAFETY NEWS

The CSU are giving away, free to residents, 2 crime reduction gadgets to help reduce purse dipping and shed breaks.

Firstly, the bells come in a range of colours and are fitted to your purse and jingle if your purse has moved, alerting you to potential purse dippers. They are ideal for all ages.

Shed alarms are available to help protect garages or sheds from break-ins. The alarm is fitted to your property and can be controlled by remote control – very simple and easy to use.

If you would like any of these items please email: Community.safety@sevenoaks.gov.uk

SWANLEY VILLAGE GARDENING CLUB

Swanley Village Gardening Society was formed in 1991 by a group of villagers with a keen interest in both their own gardens and their surroundings. Following a sharp decline in numbers, at the beginning of 2015 the committee decided that all villagers should be members by default. There was a trip on Monday 24th July to a garden safari in Burgess Hill. This was well attended by both villagers and friends. Our next outing will take place on Wednesday 6th September; this time we are visiting Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. There a few seats left; £29.00 per head or £17.50 if you are a National Trust member. Please contact Elaine Freundlich for details. We are in the process of organising a garden safari in the village in aid of Ellenor (our local hospice).  We are looking for villagers who would be happy to have visitors to their garden/allotment one day next summer.  Your garden doesn’t have to be beautifully manicured, just well loved.  Or is there something unusual about your garden e.g. do you keep bees or chickens etc? The team at Ellenor are very excited about this opportunity and are prepared to offer as much guidance as we need. A few villagers have already signed up and there is a preliminary meeting planned in early September. If you are interested please let Daphne, Donna, Elaine or Mike know. 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 in order to receive your discount.

Mike Banks ( 668531), Daphne Davis (664710), Donna Hoy (613462) and Elaine Freundlich are all card holders. Please contact one of them if you wish to purchase goods at Provender. For further details please contact the Secretary, Elaine Freundlich (662757).


 

SWANLEY VILLAGE TRUST

Fundraising

QUIZ NIGHT

Saturday 26th October

at FIVE WENTS HALL

7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets in advance are on sale now

£10 p/p including hot supper

Chris 01322 668531/ Pat 01322 666806

Daphne 01322 664710

To reserve your tables NOW!!


 

Swanley Village Gardening Club

There are still seats available for this trip


Wednesday 6th September 2017

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (National Trust)

There's always something to see at Anglesey Abbey gardens whatever the season.

Anglesey Abbey gifted to the National Trust 1966.

The origins of Lode Mill can be traced back to the Domesday Book of 1086.

Enjoy a freshly cooked meal or coffee cake in Redwoods Restaurant.

There's something for everyone in the Gift Shop. Open daily, 10am - 4.30pm.

The Plant Centre stocks a range of seasonal plants, shrubs, garden ornaments & sculptures.

Coach leaves Swanley Village at 10am and will pick up at the usual stops.

Price: Coach and Entrance £29

Coach only (NT members) £17.50


For more information please telephone Elaine 662757


 

PAT LING - BHSII ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL COACH
Training and Performance Coaching,

Dressage, Flatwork and Showjumping. 
All levels helped to gain confidence and improvement

using kind and sympathetic methods. 
Horses taken for Breaking and Schooling.
30 years experience. 25m x 60m sand-school Wilmington or can travel


 

Patling1234@gmail.com 07973 517 228

 

SWANLEY IN BLOOM

Numerous Villagers entered this year’s competition and various awards were won.

Congratulations to :


Daphne Davis (Park Lane) - Winner for Best Back Garden in Swanley

Daphne Davis (Park Lane) - Winner for Best Back Garden in the whole of Sevenoaks

Linda Barham (Hotham Close) - Highly Commended  for most original pot trough or hanging basket

Steve Wells and Mike Brown- Certificate of Excellence for Best Allotment

Pat Wells (Swanley Village Road) -  Winner  for Most Original Pot Trough or Hanging Basket

Pat Wells (Swanley Village Road) - Commended for Best Back Garden

Pat Wells (Swanley Village Road) - Commended for Best Front Garden

Neil Jackson at Coolings helped host a lovely evening at Coolings Knockholt with guest speaker Jim Buttress.


 

SWANLEY VILLAGE BONFIRE NIGHT 2017

Our FREE firework display will be held on the Village Green

on SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER.

Please put this date in your diaries and tell your friends!

WE NEED A LOT OF HELP FOR THIS EVENT,

SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN

HELP US SET UP DURING THE DAY & CLEARING

UP THE NEXT DAY

Chris 668531/ Pat 666806 /Daphne 664710

 

FREE !!

 PROline - Small four drawer freezer ideal for garage or shed. Size w55cm x d55cm x ht85cm.  Currently in use but changing for larger model" Free to take away..... Trevor 07958 562099  

 

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

As villagers may be aware, the church (one church in two locations) is in a period of what is known as an ‘interregnum’ (literally between ‘reigns’), following the retirement of our priest-in-charge at the end of last year. With a new vicarage nearing completion in Hextable, we are able to appoint a Vicar who will live in the parish. We anticipate welcoming the new vicar before Christmas or soon after.

The two churches offer different expressions of worship in the parish. The services held at St Paul's are traditional in style, offering a place of quiet, contemplative and prayerful reflection. 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.

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. At St Paul’s there is a simple Holy Communion Service at 8.30am, the church is open too for coffee and prayer at 10.30am, except on the second Sunday of the month when there is a morning service at the same time. There is also a 6.30pm service (except on the 2nd Sunday). At St Peter’s our 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 twice-monthly Overflow Celebration is held on the second and fourth Sunday - a contemporary style service of worship, teaching and ministry. Refreshments served from 7.30pm and throughout the service.

Special events coming up

Saturday 23rd September at 3pm - Harvest Hymns of Praise at St. Peter’s.

Sunday 1st October at 6.30pm - Harvest Praise at St. Paul’s.

Saturday 25th November 10am – 3pm - Christmas Fayre at St. Peter’s

Saturday 2nd December at 2pm - Christmas Hymns of Praise St. Peter’s

Swanley Village ‘Life’ Group

The new ‘term’ for the Swanley Village ‘Life’ Group begins on the 7th 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 666362 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 to 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


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


SWANLEY VILLAGE ‘100 CLUB’

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT

The 100 club is run by the village trust and all proceeds go to help maintain the village green and support many of the village events.


Below are listed the latest winners in the 100 club draws.

£100 Maggie Crush

£50. Pam Beale, Chris Banks, Dean Barham, Shirley Anderson

£30 Katheryn Grant, Steve Hunt, Julie Bullen, Mark Beale,

Pauline Stevenson, Rachel Wallis

£15. Joan Brett, Tom Canty, Madeline Connor, Terry Barham,

Brenda Rowlands, Eric Newman, Rebecca Skinner, David Best,

Harvey Crush, Tony Searle, Phil Swinfen,  Gemma Jones

Jones.The new session will start at the beginning of September and there will be several vacancies so if you would like to join please contact

Daphne Davis :  01322 664710 or email : davistweedlodge@aol.com


 

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT.

FLY TIPPING - This continues to be a major problem throughout the village. |f you see any dumped rubbish please report this straight away to Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000. You can also enter any details of fly tipping at www.fixmystreet.com . The council monitor this site and will take action. Use to report fly tipping, potholes, abandoned cars etc.

ALTHOUGH PHONING WILL GET A FASTER RESPONSE!


 

Ballroom Dancing for beginners to the more advanced. Monday’s at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Hextable

Junior Ballroom 7 to 14 years Thursday’s at 4.30pm at The Howard Venue

Adult Jazz for all levels Wednesday’s at 8pm at The Howard Venue

Dance Fitness for all on Thursday’s at 10.15 am at The Howard Venue

Stretch & Tone for beginners Monday’s at 9.45 am at The Howard Venue

(starts 30th October)

Contact Sam 07712 588385

sam@samsballroom.co.uk

www.samsballroom.co.uk


 

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

 

HONEY FOR SALE    Collected by my Bees

at Elizabethan Cottage    Swanley Village Rd     Beekeeping since 2009       Donnahoy@icloud.com

 

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

 

COMPUTER PROBLEMS?

I have over 40 years’ computer experience and would be happy to help with any home or business computer issues. Why not give me a call to discuss details or drop me an email describing the problem?

Alan : 01689 890888 or 07770 880500                        Email: alanjcjohnston@gmail.com


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!

 

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
Buy five glasses and get the sixth free!!!
              IAGOIO.com

 

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


 

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

Pleas
dmolyneux@talktalk.net  or phone 01322 669523


 

HEXTABLE & SWANLEY VILLAGE W.I.     Did you know we are the oldest W.I in the District?
We celebrated our 100
th Anniversary in March.

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 4
th Thursday of each month.
For more details please contact
Liz Davies on 01322 613640

 

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


The Howard Venue, Egerton Avenue, Hextable

Fantastic Venue offering a variety of community classes for adults and children in dance, fitness, health and music.

Available for community and corporate hire - special rates for residents available.


Call: 01322 618618 or email bookings@thehowardvenue.co.uk or visit www.thehowardvenue.co.uk


 

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.


 

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


 

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

 

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!

 

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

 

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 your treasure forever.


 

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


 

WOODLANDS SERVICES         Woodlands Building Services n     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.

 


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


 

PORTRAIT & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN SWANLEY VILLAGE. 
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

 

SWANLEY VILLAGE GARDEN SAFARI 2018

ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR GARDEN?

ARE YOU DELIGHTED WITH YOUR ALLOTMENT?

IS THERE SOMETHING UNUSUAL ABOUT YOUR GARDEN?

DO YOU KEEP CHICKENS OR BEES?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL HOSPICE?

WOULD YOU BE PREPARED TO OPEN YOUR GARDEN TO VISITORS FOR JUST A DAY NEXT SUMMER?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE GROUP OF VILLAGERS WHO HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP TO OPEN THEIR GARDEN OR WOULD YOU JUST LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN ORGANISING THE DAY?


 

yes?

 

then please contact mike banks ( 668531),    daphne davis (664710),
donna hoy (
613462) or elaine freundlich (662757)

for more details


 

POLICING & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Our new Community Support Police Officer is PCSO Steven Vincent

If you want to speak to him direct, his email address is: 56507@kent.pnn.police.uk

Crime Stoppers : 0800 555111 (anonymously) www.crimestoppers-uk.org

If deaf or speech impaired text ‘police’ and your message to 60066.


Hi everyone,    I hope you are all having a wonderful summer despite the weather not always being the greatest.

My Area

The size of area which I cover has increased over the last 2 months which now sees me covering Swanley Village, Christchurch, Whiteoak, St Mary’s & Hextable. This also includes full coverage of the Swanley Town Centre. At the time of writing I am currently covering this area solo however there are plans in place for me to have a partner in the future. As you can imagine this is quite a challenging change, however I do still try and spend as much time out in Swanley Village as possible.

Public Engagement Meetings

I do still hold monthly public engagement meetings where you can come and speak to me direct; however I have had to slightly restructure these to cover as wide an area as possible.

You can come and meet me on the following dates:

Wednesday 13th September 2017 – Asda Store Swanley 2pm - 2:30pm or Hextable Village Hall Car Park 2:40pm – 3:10pm

Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Asda Store Swanley 2pm – 2:30pm or Hextable Village Hall Car Park 2:40pm – 3:10pm

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - Asda Store Swanley 2pm – 2:30pm or Hextable Village Hall Car Park 2:40pm – 3:10pm

Alternatively if you wish to contact me you can do so anytime by e-mailing me on: 56507@kent.pnn.police.uk


 

Ever wanted to work for the Police?

Visit https://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

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


Kind Regards          Steve Vincent

 


 

Tranquillity Natural Health and Beauty


Treatments on FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

on your door step” in Swanley Village.
Special Offer!
  
Relax and Revive with Reiki!
1 hour treatment for £35
        Offer valid from September - November
 

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: ...........................................................

.........................................................................

.........................................................................

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


 

Over the past 12 months Passport to Leisure members have enjoyed a variety of daytrips:

In March members visited a Wine Estate, this seasonal vineyard tour comprised a history of the estate and tasting of wines with locally grown produce.

A day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard was arranged in April, this included the opportunity to explore HMS Victory, The Mary Rose and a boat tour around the harbour.

In June a river cruise from Abingdon to Oxford will provide members with the opportunity to explore the medieval town of Oxford and its prestigious university.

The seaside resorts of Southend-On-Sea and Broadstairs will be explored during the summer months.

Members have been entertained with a number of musical theatre productions including; ‘Motown’, ‘Beautiful’ and ‘42nd Street’. Kent


 

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.uk

 

If you have stopped receiving updates/messages by email

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:

christinebanks32@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 December 2017 Newsletter, please contact the Editor by

the beginning of DECEMBER

at the latest.


Published by the local groups of Swanley Village

Edited by Chris Banks christinebanks32@yahoo.co.uk

This newsletter is published on the web site. www.swanleyvillage.com

Thanks to all those villagers who post this

Newsletter to your door