Archive for Month: October 2012

  • Make a Difference Day in Shoreham

    Today Roger Gough and I were delighted to attend the Shoreham Make a Difference awards ceremony at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Shoreham. People of all ages had spent their day in the rain making a difference to the village by cleaning road signs, cut back hedges and improved the church yard. It was…

  • Have your say on Kent's budget

    The KCC budget proposals for 2013/14 place vulnerable people, the young and boosting the Kent economy at the heart of council priorities for the year ahead. The proposals consider how we can save money to meet the multi-million pound budget challenge and highlight areas that we would particularly like your comments on. KCC want to hear your views…

  • Have your say on our next community plan

    Have your say on our next community plan’s priorities and the issues  at a series of road shows in the coming weeks. The Community Plan sets out the District’s aims and priorities for the next 15 years and is delivered by the District and County Councils, the health service, the police, the fire service and…

  • Metal matters

    Did you know that metals are up to 100% recyclable time and time again. The recycling process saves up to 95% of the energy compared to making metals from their raw materials, as well as cutting greenhouse gas omissions. Did you know that within as little as six weeks the empty can you put into…

  • Message from Craig MacKinlay

    The first ever Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place on Thursday 15th November. These have been described as “the most significant democratic reform of policing in our lifetime. The public will finally have a seat at the table when key decisions are made about crime and policing in their area. The new Police…

  • A new Play Area for the Community of Otford at the Hale Lane Recreation Ground

    Otford Parish Council have been awarded a £35,000 grant from the SITA Trust, enabling the Children’s Play Area project at Hale Lane Recreation Ground to proceed full-steam ahead. There will be a dedicated web page on http://sitatrust.org.uk/projects  (Search = “Hale Lane”) where you will be able to see how the project develops. The installation is…

  • STAG Youth films – join if you dare!

    Sunday 14th October        5pm or 6:30pm or 8pm. Choose the best time for you – you will see all three films! But ticket numbers are limited and going fast. You must let us know if you want to come along. Contact Danielle Chapman at secretary@stagsevenoaks.co.uk  The Stag Theatre through its Youth Outreach partnership with MBP…

  • New Community Plan

    Sevenoaks District Council are asking local residents their opinion on what they  think Sevenoaks District’s priorities should be over the next 15 years. For further information visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk /communityplan or e-mail community.plan@sevenoaks.gov.uk or call 01732 227000.

  • Big community Fund

    If you are thinking about a grant application from the SDC Big Community Fund, here are the deadline dates for application and the appraisal dates where the decision is made: Month                                  Deadline                              Appraisal                             November 2012:                   Monday 5th                           Wednesday 21st December 2012                     Monday 3rd                           Wednesday 19th January 2013                         Monday 7th                           Wednesday 16th Let John…

  • Labour Isn't Learning

    Labour still plan to increase debt by an extra £3,200 per person The Conservative Party has launched a major national advertising campaign highlighting that Labour hasn’t learnt from past mistakes when it comes to managing the economy. Calculations by the independent think tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, estimate that if Labour were in power,…