Swanley Village News   Issue No.106

                                                                                                                                                                        June 2017

The Quarterly News Sheet for the residents of Swanley Village                               

 

SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

Chairman Bob Wallis, Vice Chairman David Sayers,   Secretary: Dean Barham,   Treasurer: Chris Banks ,

 

The AGM of the Swanley Village Residents’ Association was held on Wednesday 12th April in St Pauls School.  We were joined by Kent County Councillor Roger Gough and District and Town Councillor Tony Searles.  The new committee for the following year was elected.  Bob Wallis, Chairman, gave detailed information to those present on what the Association had done and achieved over the past year.

 

Residents raised their concerns that new road surfacing had been undertaken to parts of the Village, but the section between Beechenlea Lane and Wood Street have been omitted and there are many pot holes in that section that needs to be addressed.  Roger Gough to look into this and report back.

 

The newly painted village sign has been reinstated although the post needs to be painted.  Thanks to Bernard Stowers for the planting around the new sign.

 

We are still experiencing problems with large lorries coming through the village – large vehicles ignoring the HGV signage – Roger Gough to investigate how this can be resolved and report back at the next meeting.

 

Our quarterly committee meeting was held on Monday, 15th May and these are some of the topics discussed:

 

The Drainage & Culvert (Button Street junction) seems to be working efficiently at the moment
but we must keep an eye out for any changes.

The fly tipping problem in Button Street – Tony Searles to make some investigations with the environmental health and enforcement officers at SDC and report back at the next meeting.

Planning/Call for sites –(see 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.

Overgrown hedgerows in the village still need to be addressed, but we should wait until birds have finished nesting.  It is up to the property owners to ensure that their hedgerows/bushes/trees do not overhang the roadways and footpaths.

 

 

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 14th August 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

 

 

 

COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT (MAY 2017)

 

The village sign was finally installed in April, though even now there are still some outstanding issues, notably the need for the post to be painted black rather than the current bare steel finish. I continue to take this up with Kent Highways officers.

 

I am very grateful to residents who returned me as your County Councillor once more at the recent elections. I now represent the new and very large Division of Sevenoaks North and Darent Valley (how about SNADV as an acronym?). Swanley Village is at its far north, linked to the rest of the Division by Button Street; SNADV goes as far south as Seal Chart and Underriver.

 

There are plenty of local issues on my to do list in this new County Council term, including finding a better location for the No HGVs signs  and working to resolve flooding in Button Street. It is at least good to see that the culvert in Swanley Village Road, which was cleaned out last autumn, seems to be operating well. If problems do recur, please use Kent Highways’ fault reporting system (and please let me know).

 

Easter saw the start of Kent Highways’  annual spring Find and Fix campaign, otherwise known as the pothole blitz. This is funded by a £2 million grant from central government, as well as £500K from KCC, and is focused on problems in more minor roads. It is now moving into its second, more extensive phase. Once again, faults are best reported to the Kent Highways website in the usual way.

 

 

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

 

 

DISTRICT AND TOWN COUNCILLOR'S REPORT – May 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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 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

 

 

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

 

We celebrated Easter with a service in St. Paul’s Church and an Easter egg hunt/parade.  We also organised a sponsored obstacle course on St. George’s Day which raised money for the school.  Our Year 5/6 children had a fantastic time on their recent trip to France, spending 4 days at PGL’s  Le Pré Catelan in Hardelot Plage. 

 

You may have noticed that the front gardens of the school have been developed and are now being used as a sensory garden and a reflective garden.   Please feel free to use them if you are passing.  If you are able to donate any bulbs we would like snowdrops, bluebells and snakeshead fritillary.

 

The country dancers are working very hard on their routines for our annual Country Dancing Festival.  This takes place on the Glebe on Wednesday 14th June from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm and you are all warmly invited to attend.  Please be aware that parking will be very busy on this day.  Our dancers will also be opening our Summer Fayre which is on Saturday 8th July from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm.  Admission is 50p for adults (16+) and this enters you into a Prize Draw.   There will be a variety of stalls and our main events include a dog show, egg throwing and tug-of-war.  We hope to see you there.

 

We are constantly planning and organising new and exciting events and activities for the children.  Rock Steady Music come to school every week and teach the children drums, singing, guitar and keyboard.  Live Biking run off-road biking sessions every week for the older children, using trails that have been created in and around the Glebe.  We have a new sports coach and have extended our range of after school Clubs and sporting activities.

 

Our Year 6 children are getting ready for their residential adventure trip to Hindleap Warren in the Ashdown Forest as well as looking forward to their end of year celebrations, which culminate in a Leavers’ Service in St. Paul’s Church, a picnic on the Glebe and our epic balloon race on 20th July. 

 

We look forward to welcoming our new Reception children to St. Paul’s on Monday 4th September and hope you have a great Summer!

 

Please check out new Facebook page “St. Paul’s Church of England Primary School” and follow us on Twitter @StPaulsSwanley to see all our latest news and updates. 

 

 

 

WELL DONE & THANK YOU !!

 

Many thanks to more than 20 villagers who turned out on Saturday

4th March for a ‘Spring Clean’ litter pick. Thanks also to Toni Roast and the Swanley Town Council crew who gave up their Saturday morning to help. We filled many, many bags in two hours of collecting and improved both roads and footpaths around the village. We'd like to do it again in the autumn and will see if we can get help from STC once more. We shall keep you informed and hope that you can join in to keep our Village ‘spick & span’.  Keep up the good work!!!!

 

 

   SWANLEY VILLAGE PETANQUE TEAMS

Fortunately the Winter League has now finished and we achieved a creditable fourth place, with a very strong finish at the end of the season. The weather was not kind but we soldiered on.

The Summer League has now begun but the summer weather has decided not to join in, as yet!!

Sadly, the Lamb Inn Pub side has now retired due to lack of membership, but hopefully if their ranks could increase, by just one or two players, they will be resurrected next year.

The Lamb Village side has started the new season with a bang being top of the League,winning both opening games. As normal, we were narrowly defeated by a Division 2 side in The Cup competition, but always move forward in a positive way competing in The Plate, where we reached the semi finals in the 2016 season.

We have been fortunate this year to welcome two new players to our side, Peter and Laura, who both reside in the village, therefore continuing  to maintain our community spirit, and the local pub.

The team would like to thank Liz, landlady at The Lamb, for the delicious buffets that are made available on match nights

Currently our membership is full, but should you have an interest or If you wish to know more about playing Petanque, , please contact Steve Wells on 01322 666806  or 07580 863617 – you can also talk to him about the gamepersonal instruction, or boule, - he will be pleased to get you started; alternatively there are full illustrated instructions beside the  piste on the Village Green.

 

          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

 

         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. The Spring Show was held on Saturday 1st April at St Paul’s School.  There were a reasonable number of entries, enough to make a very attractive show.  The prizes were shared fairly equally between all the entrants.  The committee have organised two trips in the late summer and information regarding these is included in this newsletter.  Please ask friends and family if you think they may be interested.  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 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 Gardening Club has organised

two trips this summer

 

Monday 24th July 2017

Burgess Hill NGS Gardens

A diverse group of five gardens

Plants for sale at Peppers, 54 Leylands Road.

Home-made teas at 14 Barnside Avenue.

 

Coach leaves Swanley Village at 11.30am.

Price: Coach and Entrance £21

 

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

           Entrance only (NT members) £17.50

 

For more information please telephone Elaine '662757

 

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

 

St. Paul’s, Swanley Village, and St. Peter’s, Hextable is one church with two buildings, giving 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 the village,  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. This year’s popular Holiday at Home for older folk is on 10th – 11th August.

The church has entered what is known as an ‘interregnum’ (literally between ‘reigns’), following the retirement of our priest-in-charge, Ray Samme. Together with the Diocese of Rochester, the Parochial Church Council are in the process of appointing a new vicar, which we hope will take place as the new vicarage in Hextable is completed in the Autumn.

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.

Swanley Village ‘Life’ Group 

The new ‘term’ for the Swanley Village ‘Life’ Group is well underway and breaks for the summer holiday on the 20th July. The group meets fortnightly on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm, normally at the ‘Old Vicarage’ but also in other homes in the village. ‘Life’ groups, based in various homes in the area, are to help the church achieve its objective of being at the very heart of our community. They not only provide an important spiritual focus, but also facilities and services to help with the more practical issues of everyday life.  Anyone is welcome to join us whether or not you are part of St Paul’s, St Peter’s or any church. If you are interested please contact the leaders, David and Pauline Pearson (Pine Cottage, Beechenlea Lane - 01322 666362 or 07836 376 803) or any member of the group for further information.

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

 

 

 

 SAM’S BALLROOM

 

Adult Ballroom Dancing Classes for beginners:

Mondays at St Peter’s Church at 7.30pm

 

Adult Jazz Dance:

Wednesdays at The Howard Venue at 8pm

 

Dance Fitness:

Thursdays at The Howard Venue at 10:15am

 

Junior Ballroom Dancing for ages 7 to 14 year

Thursday’s at The Howard Venue at 4.30pm

 

www.samsballroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/samsballroom

Or Call Sam on 07712 588385

 

 

 

SWANLEY THERAPY CENTRE

Invite you to their annual

AFTERNOON TEA

Fundraising event on

10TH JUNE – 2pm until 5 pm

at

THE OLD VICARAGE, SCHOOL LANE (hosted by Vivian & Barbara Ramsey)

Entrance £3 (including door draw ticket)

Background music by RYCYLED JAZZ

Plants/cakes/refreshments/bric-a-brac/tombola

Raffle/gnome hunt/face painting

Garden & Vineyard open    Parking available

 

 

 

FOR SALE

Child's pine cot bed, good condition, with cot mattress that has been used for grand-child’s sleepovers  a hand full of times
 and is 'as new'.  Also a duvet and duvet set, again, 'as new'.  

Plus an adjustable stair gate.      £50     but will consider offers  

Contact :   Pat Wells 01322 666806 or 07400 615245

 

 

SWANLEY VILLAGE ‘100 CLUB’

 

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT

The club has now commenced its 18th year and continues  have full a membership.  We would like to welcome all the new members and to thank everyone for their continued support. Subscriptions help maintain the Village Green and any other worthy projects in the village.

 

WINNERS FROM THE LAST 4 DRAWS ARE

£100                              MARION LEE

£50                                JANE WELLER

                                      JAMES RAMSEY

                                      MARGARET NICHOLS

                                      LIZ GOULD

                                      LINDA BARHAM

                                      LISA BREEN MURPHY

£30                                EILEEN REGAN

                                      HEATHER HILDER

                                      BARBARA WALDEN

                                      PAUL DURRANT

                                      RACHEL WATSON

                                      WARREN COPE

                                      MARILYN SAUNDERS

                                      JILL NORMAN

                                      DEBBIE BARHAM

                                      DAVID WATKINSON

£15                                JOAN LAMB  

                                      NICHOLAS RAMSEY

                                      KATHARINE CHESCULESCU 

                                      JAN BOWDERY

                                      LINDA HARPER 

                                      CLIONA REILLY

                                      HILARY CARR 

                                      STEVE WALLIS

                                      PAUL HARRISON 

                                      JESS RAMSEY

                                      BARBARA RAMSEY

                                      GRACE FRIEND

                                      ALEX CHESCULESCU

 

…………..    and remember - YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN !

 

If you would like to join the 100 club I am now starting a waiting list for new members

when the next session starts in September. As you can see lots of people are winning prizes

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

 

        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

 

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! 

 

                 

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

 

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

Pleasdmolyneux@talktalk.net  or phone 01322 669523

 

 

THE CYGNET CLUB

Do you care for or know an adult with a learning disability?

The Cygnet Club for adults with a learning disability

meets every Thursday from 7-9pm.

Please contact R.Glenn 01322 665196  or B. Brown 01322 631990

 

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!

 

HEXTABLE & SWANLEY VILLAGE W.I.

 

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

We celebrated our 100th 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 4th 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 - HEXTABLE

As seen on ITV's new show "Dance Dance Dance" Available for community hire for meetings, clubs, conferences, children’s parties, charity events plus much more.

NEW OFFER – free hire of our recording studio for local music groups & bands.

Phone 01322 618618 to arrange a viewing of our facilities or visit www.thehowardvenue.co.uk

to find out about our huge range of community classes on offer.

 

 

 

 

SPEED WATCH

 

Many motorists still drive though our village at speeds well in excess of the legal speed limit and something needs to be done about the problem.

 

The original Speed Watch team has, due to ill health, emigration and lack of interest, been disbanded. A new team desperately needs to be formed.

 

Forming or joining the team is not an onerous task and would only take a couple of hours of your time a week.

 

We have our own Speed Indicator Machine (SID) which was kindly purchased for the village by Councillor Roger Gough and training is provided free of charge by Kent Police in conjunction with Sevenoaks District Council.

 

If anyone is interested in making our village roads safer then please contact Daphne Davis 01322664710 email davistweedlodge@aol.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

 

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!

 

FOR SALE

Toyota Yaris         Colour: Red      09 plate       Manual      5 Doors

Petrol           62,597 miles

Full Toyota Service History (last one was March 2017)

£2,995 ono

Louise - 07810 804 505

 

 

 

SWANLEY VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME

 

Each year 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.

Many thanks to the residents who have already paid – there are still some outstanding. Please send your donation to: Chris Banks, Treasurer, SV Residents’ Association, 4 Hotham Close, Swanley Village, BR8 7UX

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

·        BOILER RENEWAL AND SYSTEM UPGRADES

·        RADIATOR REPLACEMENT

·        BOILER SERVICING

·        HOT WATER CYLINDER REPLACEMENT

·        UNVENTED HOT WATER SYSTEMS

·        COLD WATER STORAGE TANK REPLACEMENT

·        HOME OWNER/LANDLORD GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES

·        BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS

·        ALL ASPECTS OF DOMESTIC PLUMBING

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

               

   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

 

 

ALL ADVANCE COMPUTER SERVICES
Supporting the local community

www.AllAdvance.co.uk

0333 011 3220       0773 435243

 

 

POLICING & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Our new Community Support Police Officer is PCSO Steven Vincent

 

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

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

 

Hi everyone,

As the hotter weather arrives please remember to not make yourself an easy target.

Stay safe this summer - Make sure you lock and secure your property at all times.

Visit www.kent.police.uk/burglary for lots of home security tips & information and security videos

 

                             

If you visit Bluewater Shopping Centre then remember to visit the Kent Police Safety Shop for all your home security needs.

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

Neighbourhood watch – Are you interested in being involved in Neighbourhood watch for your street or area. If you would like some more information on Neighbourhood Watch or would like to revamp an existing Neighbourhood Watch in your area then please e-mail me on the address below.

 

If you want to speak to me direct my email address is 56507@kent.pnn.police.uk

Kind Regards

Steve Vincent

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Tranquillity Natural Health and Beauty

 

Treatments on FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

“on your door step” in Swanley Village. 

 

Special Offer!

 

Treat Your Feet!

Get your feet ready for the Summer with a pedicure of your choice and receive

a FREE Paraffin Wax treatment at the same time.

Offer valid from June - August

 

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 September 2017 Newsletter,  please contact the Editor by

the beginning of August 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