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Sir John Surtees Sadly Dies......
 
Edenbridge Racing “Hero” Sadly Dies!

Sir John Surtees a well known and respected “Hero” of Edenbridge, sadly died on Friday March 10th at St George’s Hospital, London, due to a respiratory condition which he had been suffering from, he was 83 years old.

He was a favourite to all who knew him in the town, he had a super following when he demonstrated his car’s and motorcycles in the Town’s 2014 May Day Parade...screaming engines, along Station Road through the Town, with himself driving and his crew in and on Surtees own cars and motorcycles.

Edenbridge Racing “Hero” Sadly Dies!

He was, and is still the only man living to have ever won a The Grand Prix “World Championship” on two and four wheels…A superb achievement for this young racer in his early days on the race tracks.

During his reign as a motorcycle racer he won four 500cc titles in – 1956, 1958, 1959, and 1960, also winning the Formula 1 Title in 1964 racing for Ferrari. In his early days, from 1958 to 1960 he was 350cc and the 500cc World Champion on two wheels.

John was awarded an MBE in 1959, which was the same year as he won “Sports Personality of the Year” a Tribute to a Great Racing Hero of the era!

In 2009, John was then awarded the OBE, followed in 2016 with a CBE award

During his race career Surtees, had the magic influence and determination, coupled with daring speed to win his Most Honoured Titles on two and four wheels. Between 1960 and 1972 he drove for Lotus, Honda, Cooper, Lola and BRM – winning six F1 races with 111 starts.

In later year’s he set up his own Formula 1 team when it made it’s first showing in 1970 at the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch…One of his favourite circuits.

He also became Chairman of the British Team in the latter years which was the A1 Grand Prix Series, which has now been replaced.

His son Henry was competing in the Formula 2 series when he was tragically killed at Brands Hatch in 2009, only aged 18. John and his family went on to remember their son, and to make it a lasting Memorial to his Name with the - Henry Surtees Foundation - in aid of many who are recovering from brain and bodily related injuries due to motorsport accidents.

We Remember Sir John Surtees as a remarkable man…and more his own life devoted to motor sports, he was the life of Motor Racing in cars and motorcycles. He remains the “Hero” of the British people….As Still the only Man Winning Two World Campionships on Two and Four Wheels….!!!

Story written by Ian R. Bridle/ All Images Sole Copyright of www.edenbridgetown.com

Edenbridge Racing “Hero” Sadly Dies!
 
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Birdsong
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In 2014, the year that will mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, Rachel Wagstaff’s stage adaptation of BIRDSONG, from the novel by Sebastian Faulks, will tour the UK. In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their worlds upside down.... Click Here

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Valentines Day Meal
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For those looking for that perfect romantic "Valentine's Day" meal for two, and want to find the ideal restaurant, pub or inn, then take a moment and look at the Restaurant Guide on our town websites, there you will find a very good choice of some of the best establishments in the town and farther afield these are the perfect places to have the best romantic meal in, for the two of you as a happy couple .......Click Here
 
World War I Commemorations at Sevenoaks Libraries
World War I Commemorations at Sevenoaks Libraries - Click Here
As you will all be aware, 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. Sevenoaks District libraries are commemorating this momentous occasion with a series of exciting and diverse events, taking place between Monday 17th – Saturday 29th March....Click Here
   
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Credit Crunch - Hitting us all
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With the never ending financial crisis hitting us all, we need to be aware of just how we can try and cope with spiralling costs, and the sudden financial effects that cause us so much worry and anxiety.There are ways to cope with the situation that confront us every day as difficult as it may be, but don't despair..... Click HERE

The Credit Crunch - Click Here

 
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Traditional Christmas Meal
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For those looking for that perfect traditional Christmas meal, that want to find the ideal restaurant, pub or inn, then take a moment and look at the Restaurant Guide on our town websites, there you will find a very good choice of some of the best establishments in the town and farther afield. .....Click Here

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Dog Knapping
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Britain has always been known as a nation of pet lovers, and without question we all love our pets, but in the last few months the kidnapping of "man's best friend"  - dogs - is becoming an alarming problem for their owners........Click Here

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Police Awards
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Father and son, PC David Cunnington and PCSO Peter Cunnington were just two recipients of a Certificate of Merit a few week’s ago at the Kent Police - West Kent - awards ceremony held at Hadlow College.......Click Here

 
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Police Donations
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A few weeks ago the Area Commander for West Kent, Chief Superintendent Tony Thomas, presented cheques to representatives from local community groups who were successful in their application to the Kent Police Property Fund for a donation.......Click Here

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Thieves stealing Fuel
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Fuel Stealing - Click Here

Thieves have been stealing oil from domestic fuel tanks from homes, farms and churches in Kent, Surrey and Sussex within the last few weeks, all have had their heating fuel tanks emptied by unscrupulous thieves who within a short time can empty the tank completely......Click Here

 
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Sevenoaks Community
 

Sevenoaks Community

Community life is always at the hub of a town and if you live, work or play in Sevenoaks the community is a bound to be part of your daily routine. Whether it’s council information you need or you simply want to know what’s going on in your town, the community pages should answer any questions about life in your town.
 
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Online Shopping
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In many high streets throughout Kent, you can buy a huge variety of products, toys from Taiwan, clothes from China, and food from all over the world. However, here at ashfordtown.info we are passionate about local people being able to buy local products. From books to maps, jam to jumpers you can buy almost anything! Fair Trade is also a big consideration, and there is a wide variety of Fair Trade clothes availiable. Click HERE to visit the shop!
 
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Sevenoaks Calendar
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Click HERE to see our local events calendar. Packed full of local events and dates for your diary.
If you would like your event added to the calendar, please send us an email
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Sevenoaks has to local government bodies. Sevenoaks District council is responsible for many of the local services such as refuse collection and tourism. Sevenoaks town council has responsibilities for such things a lighting and local playing fields.
http://www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk/ - http://www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/
 
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The Stag theatre in Sevenoaks has a two screen cinema and a fully equipped theatre. The cinema shows a wide mix of films, from the latest blockbusters through to foreign language films. The theatre has a full calendar of shows throughout the year, with many local events taking place. http://www.kinocinemas.co.uk
 
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Online Shopping
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In many high streets throughout Kent, you can buy a huge variety of products, toys from Taiwan, clothes from China, and food from all over the world. However, here at Kentishtowns.com we are passionate about local people being able to buy local products. From books to maps, jam to jumpers you can buy almost anything! Fair Trade is also a big consideration, and there is a wide variety of Fair Trade clothes availiable. Click HERE to visit the shop!
 
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Ban Lorries in High Street
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Ban Lorries in High Street – Sevenoaks

Ban Lorries in High Street – Sevenoaks

With the ever increasing traffic problems facing our towns and villages, Sevenoaks businessmen and shopkeepers along the main high street are pleading to get a ban on all lorries...........
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E-billing for Sevenoaks Council tax payers
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Sevenoaks District Council has introduced a new E-billing system to allow residents to view their council tax bills online.

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Karl Sewell, SDC member has been named as a national role model for the REACH scheme
 
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SDC member named as national role model
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Karl Sewell, SDC member has been named as a national role model for the REACH scheme
Karl Sewell a Sevenoaks Council member has been named as one of 20 national role models for the government's new REACH scheme.

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Road Repairs Underway
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Kent County Council are at long last putting into operation a massive project to repair some of the worst roads in and around Sevenoaks.After many years of complaints and severe criticism by residents who drive cars, ride motorcycles and bicycles in the town, and debates by council officials, it seems at long last that these major problems will be resolved.......Click Here Road Repairs Underway - Click Here
 
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Caution using ATMs
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The discovery of a card retaining or skimming device at Barclays Bank, Riverhead, Sevenoaks on the evening of Wednesday 5 August has prompted police to remind people to follow some simple advice when using ATMs........ Click HERE

 
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Topfoto Gallery Exhibition Opens
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Special guests and friends were there to see the opening of the superb new gallery, the final stop on the Roman Mile which runs through the town with many lovely shops and sites of interest along the way.  The new Gallery currently has on view many of the most remarkable images from one of the greatest geniuses of photography...John Topham......Click Here Topfoto Gallery Exhibition Opens - Click Here
 
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New Chief Inspector
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New Chief Inspector  - Click Here

Following the departure of Ch Insp Gill Ellis, who has moved to take up a post at Kent Police headquarters, the Sevenoaks district of West Kent has a new chief officer.Ch Insp David Cooper is now district commander for Sevenoaks....... Click HERE

 
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Police Donate Cash
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Last week, surprise cheques were received by a group of local residents of Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, for their excellent and commendable support that they have given to people in the area, by their invaluable good works. .......Click HERE

Police Donate Cash  - Click Here

 
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Doodle Bugs Over Bomb Alley "Kent"
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It was a day to remember in the history of Kent today, as this marks the first time in history that England was invaded by rockets........Click Here

Doodle Bugs Over Bomb Alley "Kent" - Click Here

 
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D-Day 65th Anniversary
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As the 65th Anniversary of D-Day approaches on 6th June, 2009, thousands of the older generation from across the world, will stand erect and full of pride that they took part in the “Great Crusade”........... Click HERE

 
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Traffic Chaos
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As the ever increasing volume of traffic constantly pounds through the high streets of towns and villages across Kent day after day, creating hold-ups, severe congestion, speeding, pollution, accidents, and severe damage to the road surface, Kent County Council,..... Click HERE

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Swine Flu
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Swine Flu - Click Here

With the threat to the world's population of swine flu growing, and the amount of fatalities succumbing to the disease being announced weekly, every country across the globe continues to be on full alert in trying to contain the virus within its own boundaries......... CLICK HERE for more details

 
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Wheelie Bin Secrets
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New evidence has emerged that your wheelie bin is under scrutiny by council officials in all areas across the county of Kent. For a many years now, householders have been asked to separate and save, individual and useful items that can be re-cycled from the waste that they throw away every day..... Click HERE

Wheelie Bin Secrets - Click Here

 
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A lifetime adventure on his mobility scooter
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Local man Reg Marchant from Edenbridge, in Kent, is preparing to embark on a lifetime adventure on his mobility scooter, this epic journey will take him on a 5, 500 mile trip around the coast of Britain, all in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the British Polio Fellowship.....Click HERE
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Fly Tipping on the increase
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Fly Tipping on the increase - Click Here

The county of Kent is aptly named “The Garden of England”, with its beautiful scenery, delightful walks, green meadows, rolling hills, country lanes, forests and woods, but the lovely countryside of this county is under serious threat....Click HERE

 
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Theft of Turf From West Malling Golf Club
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Theft of Turf From West Malling Golf Club - Click Here

With the lush and perfectly cultivated "greens" on the many golf clubs throughout the area, where amatuers and professional alike play the game they love, it seems that it has given thieves the ideal opportunity of not only disrupting the game itself but has caused untold concern for owners......Click Here