Village News Issue No.113 March 2019
The Quarterly News Sheet for the residents of
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Useful Contact Details
Residents Association e: SwanleyVillageRA@outlook.com Residents’ Association
Secretary Sally Leach e: email@example.com Swanley Village Trust e:
firstname.lastname@example.org Swanley Village Website w:
www.swanleyvillage.com Cllr Tony Searles t: 07769686100 e:
Cllr Roger Gough t: 01959 525109 e: email@example.com Steve Vincent e:
firstname.lastname@example.org Swanley Village Book Club / Walking Club Pat
Wells t: 07400615245 Rev Johnny Douglas t: 07799072845 e: email@example.com
Swanley Village Life Group David Pearson t: 01322 614237 Swanley Village 100
Club Daphne Davis t: 01322 664710 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Hextable & Swanley
Village WI Liz Davies on 01322 613640 FlyTipping Sevenoaks District Council t:
Advertising in Swanley Village Newsletter e: s email@example.com
We now have a community page on Facebook. To see and to tell others what is
going on in the village, plus photos and news, search for ‘Swanley Village News’
We are also @swanley_village on Twitter
Glebe Gate : Volunteers (perhaps dog walkers?) are still being sought to join
the group to lock and unlock the Glebe Gate, a.m. & p.m. and in School holidays.
If you wish to join this band of volunteers for a short rota period please
contact Barbara Ramsey ?666668
Dates For Your Diary
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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
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
Working for you
Swanley Village Newsletter - County Councillor’s Report (February 2019)
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
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, email@example.com
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.
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
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
so please be mindful when leaving your property that it is left secure.
For all your Burglary crime prevention advice and tips please visit
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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****
Saturday 27th April
with Fish and Chip Supper
FIVE WENTS HALL
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 email@example.com
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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
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
An important life-skill for them to take onto their Secondary journey’s in
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
If you are interested in discussing possibilities, please ring the church office
on 01322 662320 and speak to Sue Haward or email email@example.com
Swanley Village Gardening Society
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
Other Herbaceous Plants (e,g. hellebore, clematis, primula)
6. Small display of one or more varieties of cut blooms/stems OR growing in a
Shrubs (eg. camellia, forsythia)
7. One specimen bloom or stem.
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
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
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
INVITES YOU TO ITS
SATURDAY 8TH JUNE
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
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.
Open Mon-Fri from 10-2
Opportunity to meet new people and socialise
Home cooked hot meal provided
Different activities to be involved in
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
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 –
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
email@example.com or phone 01322 669523
Charlotte Lisa - Wedding Photographer - ? 0771 7575 966
Romantic, vintage style specialising in reportage photography and stop motion
My photos will tell the story of your day from beginning to end and keepsakes
you will treasure forever
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,
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
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
Pet & Family Portraits
Collection of old photos of the Village & Hextable & nearby villages.
Family Albums compiled from your treasured family photos with titles.
Restoration old old, faded or damaged photos (See above)
Phone for a quote without obligation.
Dennis on 01322 669523 Mobile 07 5050 37333
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BROKEN STREET LIGHTING
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
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
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.
May Cottage, Swanley Village Road
email@example.com 01322 662693 or 07766 11607
Woodlands Building Services
Glen Gould, 1 Olive Villas,
Swanley Village Road
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage,
Full Body Massage,
Hot Stone Massage,
Manicures and Pedicures using OPI Lacquer and Gel
Indian Head Massage,
Moroccan Oil Scalp Treatment,
Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles),
Rejuvanessence (facial energy release),
Paraffin Wax Treatments for Hands and Feet,
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
GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Thank you to everyone who has paid the £3 subscription or made a donation. This
pays for the cost of printing the newsletter which is kindly done by St Paul’s
If you still wish to contribute please complete the attached form and return it
with your donation to:
Rachel Wallis, Treasurer, SVRA, 5 Hogs Orchard, Swanley Village
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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
If anyone would like an article to be included in the
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by 17th May at the latest.
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Thanks to all those villagers who post this
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