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We will remember them......
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In the last days of the most brutal world conflict that mankind had ever faced “The Great War” and “The War to End all Wars” came to its final bestial, bloodthirsty and devastating conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11 month, in November 1918.

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Would a Fire Engine fit down your road???
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Would a fire engine be able to drive down your road in an emergency?

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Does your primary school have the next Banksy or Hockney?
 
Primary schools across Kent and Medway have got the chance to prove their artistic flare in a brand-new competition to spread vital road safety messages across the county and around the UK. Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is backing a new project by road safety charity Brake, which involves primary schools, with the aim of keeping children safer.
The competition can be run on a day of the school’s choice, but entries need to be submitted to Brake by Friday 30 June 2017.
Does your primary school have the next Banksy or Hockney?
 
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Be a Firefighter!!
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is recruiting on-call fire firefighters and you could be just the person that we are looking for! On-call firefighters come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and from all walks of life – office workers, beauticians, farmers, bankers, builders, stay-at-home-parents. It doesn’t matter whether you are already working or not, KFRS wants to hear from you if you are: At least 18 years old / Have a good all round level of fitness / Live or work within five minutes of one of the recruiting on-call fire stations and Able to offer the hours we need to deal with the risk in your area 

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Archery Courses Aims to be Hit with Residents
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People looking to add another string to their bow have the chance to join an eight-week archery course.
Sevenoaks District Council is organising an archery course to take place from Thursday 14 April which is open to everyone aged between 11 and 25 years old.
The ‘inclusive archery’ course, which has been organised in association with lottery funded Sportivate and is supported by Kent Sport and Sport England, is also open to people who may have previously played archery or who have never picked up a bow and arrow before.
Leisure Cabinet Member, Cllr Michelle Lowe, says: “This course is open to everyone and has been organised as a way of not only encouraging people to try out something new, but for people who may have tried it before and are looking for something sociable as well as a physical activity which will help to keep them fit.”
The course will cost £2.50 per session and will take place between 5.30pm and 6.30pm at Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LE.
Youngsters in Dunton Green also have the chance to try their hand at archery by booking onto a free four-day archery course which will take place between Tuesday 31 May and Friday 3 June. There will be two courses taking place simultaneously between 10am and 11am and then between 11am and 12pm.
The courses will be at the Recreation Ground, off London Road in Dunton Green, and are open to youngsters aged between 10 and 16 years old.
To book onto the four-day or eight-week courses call 01732 227000 or email communities@sevenoaks.gov.uk
 
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Micro Dog Chipping
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Sevenoaks District Council is offering free microchipping for dogs to help owners in advance of new legislation coming into force next month. The new rules mean that from April 6 every dog over the age of eight weeks will need to be microchipped....Click Here
 
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Flag Raising
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Youngsters Assist Chairman in Celebrating Commonwealth Day with Flag Raising

Westerham Sea Cadets will be leading the way for a special flag raising ceremony at Sevenoaks District Council early this month. The event is being held from 9.45am to celebrate Commonwealth Day, which takes place on Monday 14 March with Council Chairman Cllr Philip McGarvey leading the event outside the Council’s Sevenoaks offices in Argyle Road.

Local veterans and Councillors will also attend the event and there will be readings from the Chairman, Sevenoaks District Council Leader, Cllr Fleming, and prayers from Reverend Dorothy McGarvey, who curates for Farningham, Eynsford and Lullingstone. Year three pupils from St John’s Church of England Primary School in Sevenoaks will also attend.

Sevenoaks District Council Chairman, Cllr Philip McGarvey says: “I am honoured to be a part of leading this nationally recognised celebration. It’s a chance for us to show our support for the Commonwealth and the appreciation of the values it stands for and opportunities offered to its citizens.”

The theme of this year’s Commonwealth Day is ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’. The day is an annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations and marked by a multi-faith service usually attended by Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth.

From 10.30am on the same day veterans will also gather to commemorate World War 1. From this time people will move into the Council offices where the Chairman will light and then extinguish four candles.

This ceremony is based on the feeling of darkness which came over Europe 100 years ago and uses light as a symbol of hope.

To find out more about the Chairman, or to invite him to an event, visit http://www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/chairman

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Are you registered to VOTE?
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Council Urges Sevenoaks District Residents to Make Sure They are Registered to Vote

Sevenoaks District Council is urging residents not yet registered to vote to take advantage of the National Voter Registration Drive by going online and registering their details.
On Thursday 5 May voters across the county will be able to go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent. There could also be an ‘in, out’ referendum on the European Union later this year.
But residents not registered to vote will not be able to exercise their right to have their say.
Elections Portfolio Holder, Cllr Anna Firth, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible. Not only do we have the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent this year but there may also be a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your say on the EU.
"I’d urge people living across the District to use the National Voter Registration Drive to spread the message amongst family and friends: save time, register online today! It only takes a few minutes to register to vote online and avoids all the faff of filling in forms.”
The deadline for registering to vote in time for the Police and Crime Commissioner election is Monday 18 April and while there is still time, it’s running out quickly.

Residents can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. They can also call the Council on 01732 227000 to ask for an elector registration form to be sent to them.
 
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SEVENOAKS BRANCH OF PARKINSON’S UK
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Coffee Morning - first Tuesday of the month at the Bullfinch Pub in Riverhead. Very popular event come and chat about anything very informal gathering.
 
Singing Group - twice a month in the Wesley Room at the Methodist Church, The Drive, Sevenoaks. Contact Shirley Lake on 01732 669210.
 
Bowls – another popular event we play at Sevenoaks Indoor Bowls Club, Hollybush Lane. Call John Hall on 01732 700116 if you would like to ‘give it a go’.
 
Exercise Classes – we hold these classes every Thursday at The Methodist Church Hall in Otford from 2.00 until 4.00.
 
ART CLASS First Wednesday of the month held at St. Lukes Church Hall, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. 2.00 – 4.00
 
If you would like to know more about our Regular Activities please call: Jackie Hart (Secretary) on 01732 360512.
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REMEMBRANCE DAY
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In the last days of the most brutal world conflict that mankind had ever faced “The Great War” and “The War to End all Wars” came to its final bestial, bloodthirsty and devastating conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11 month, November 1918.
REMEMBRANCE DAY....... Click Here
 
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Lions Charity Walk
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Tonbridge Lions Charity Walk - Click Here
Tonbridge-based charity, The Bridge Trust, is seeking walkers to take part in the Tonbridge Lions Charity Walk on Sunday 18th May and to raise vital funds for the Trust’s work with single homeless adults in West Kent.   ...Click Here
 
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World War One Centenary Event
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WW1 COMMEMORATIVE EVENT
Saturday 10th May, 10am - 4pm. The Eden Valley Museum invites you to a FREE all day event marking the Centenary of the Great War 1914-1918
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New Roads Planned
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Kent County Council are at long last putting into operation a massive project to repair some of the worst pothole-plagued roads in Kent, as the County is handed £8.6million by the Government...Click Here
 
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Beard Shaving for Parkinson's a Big Success
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Parkinson’s UK – the support and research charity - The beard shave took place at Michaels the Barber in St. Botolphs Road, Sevenoaks, and was carried out by Michael himself whose customers very generously donated £50.00 towards the event.....Click Here

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Catalytic Converter Thefts
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There have been 33 reports of thefts of catalytic converters in the Sevenoaks – Tunbridge Wells -Tonbridge areas, since 1st October 2013.These are broken down into areas as follows:Swanley - 3
Tonbridge and East Peckham - 10
Tunbridge Wells - 3
Sevenoaks including Otford and Kemsing - 14
Westerham - 3....Click Here
 
Interest Free Loans
Local businesses can now apply for interest-free loans with the Escalate programme. Michael Fallon MP, the Business Minister, teamed up with Cllr Peter Fleming, Leader of Sevenoaks District Council and Chairman of the West Kent Partnership.....Click Here
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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance
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A road haulage business has renewed its partnership with Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance by supplying the charity with Bubble Wrap - a vital life-saving piece of equipment. For the second successive year, family-run Sussex Transport will provide a year’s supply of the plastic sheeting which is used to keep each patient warm on their journey to hospital......Click Here
 
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Police Advice Avoiding Scams
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Fraudsters are trying to trick people in Kent into revealing PIN numbers and handing over their bank cards. Don’t be fooled.......Click Here
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Chiddingstone Castle Display
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Chiddingstone Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent, has a fantastic display of Egyptian objects, some of which have “never been on display”...before! These objects are just some of those collected by the late antiquarian, Denys Eyre Bower, who owned the Castle from 1955 to 1977. Other items in the Egyptian Collection have been loaned to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas – having been recognised as an outstanding collection......Click Here.
 
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Domestic Abuse Freedom Programme
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help women to understand the beliefs held by abusers and in so doing recognise which of these beliefs they have shared... help women to gain self esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives .....to look at the effects of domestic abuse on children..... to help women to recognise potential future abusers .....to introduce women to community resources such as the Police Domestic Abuse Unit and Rape Crisis....Click Here

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Charity Bike Ride
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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance  Charity Bike Ride- Click Here

Life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is appealing for teams of cyclists from businesses and companies to join its Double 100 cycle challenge this summer.The 100-mile or 100km bike ride is to be held on June 23rd and will start and finish at the Surrey and Sussex helicopter base at Redhill Aerodrome. It is an ideal team-building opportunity for businesses who can enter a relay team or as individuals.......Click Here
 
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Edible Britain
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RHS Britain in Bloom 2013 launches this month. The theme this year is “Edible Britain”, which will see community gardening groups create 2,000 edible gardens in public spaces around the country. Britain in Bloom was set up in 1964 as a tourist initiative but since the RHS took over in 2002...... Click HERE

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Visit Westerham
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Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent, Westerham's roots can be traced back to the Vikings and the Romans, and today has evolved into a charming market town attractive to residents, business and visitors. It is perhaps best known for its famous residents: amongst others, Sir Winston Churchill and General James Wolfe. Both had homes here, which are now open to the public.....Click Here
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Home Grown is Winning
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Home Grown is Winning  - Click Here

With the price of vegetables and other produce escalating ever higher in the shops, even with the top supermarket chains across Britain undercutting most prices of the smaller companies, there seems very likely that a change is coming for those who are looking for fresh home-grown food.. Click HERE

 
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Spring & Summer is Here...Time to Exercise
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The many picturesque surrounding villages, lakes, and ponds are always found while walking along these country paths, with the many numerous amounts of wildlife and birds to be spotted along the way. For hundreds of years these paths have been trodden by our ancestors. CLICK HERE for more details

Spring & Summer is Here...Time to Exercise

 
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Time for a short break
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If you fancy a getaway, whether a self-catering holiday, guest house, or maybe just want a weekend stay at a bed & breakfast. There is a vast selection and superb places to choose from within the county of Kent, with spectacular coastal scenery and splendid views and walks...and "Far from the madding crowd"...Click Here.

 
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A lifetime adventure on his mobility scooter
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Reg Marchant of Skeynes Road, Edenbridge - is at last on his way to his dream "Trip of a Lifetime". The date is now set for him, his family, crew and all his loyal supporters to head towards the Dorset town of Poole, where Reg will begin his epic journey on Saturday 2nd April......Click Here

A lifetime adventure on his mobility scooter - Click Here

 
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Unsung Heros
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Do you know that special person in your neighbourhood or within the Sevenoaks area that has voluntarily given freely of their time, effort and energy to assist and help others?If so, then you now have the opportunity to nominate them for a prestigious award for the contribution to the community where you live..... Click HERE

 
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Knole Park Sevenoaks Kent - Click Here

Knole Park is situated at the southern end of Sevenoaks in Kent. It is a very beautiful location and with the very nice town of Sevenoaks nearby, it is very enjoyable and easy to visit, and is the only remaining medieval deer park in Kent......Click Here