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Extension for Swanley Sunday market

Published: Friday, 11th November 2022

Swanley’s Sunday market trial has been extended following a promising start and positive feedback from customers.

  • Hollybush Playground gets an upgrade

    Published: Tuesday, 8th November 2022

    The popular Hollybush playground in Sevenoaks has reopened after an exciting £85,000 refurbishment.

  • It’s time to nominate the District’s unsung heroes!

    Published: Tuesday, 8th November 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council is once again looking for local superheroes as part of its Voluntary and Community Awards.

  • In Bloom winners crowned

    Published: Tuesday, 2nd August 2022

    Last week the winners of the Sevenoaks ‘In Bloom’ competition were crowned and once again, Sevenoaks District Council and Coolings Garden Centre had a tough time choosing the winners.

  • A new sculpture for Sevenoaks

    Published: Monday, 1st August 2022

    ‘Three and Four’, a new bronze and steel sculpture for Sevenoaks was unveiled in Bligh’s last week.

  • Three and Four - a new sculpture for Sevenoaks town

    Published: Thursday, 14th July 2022

    ‘Three and Four’, a new bronze and steel sculpture for Sevenoaks, is set to be unveiled at 4.30pm on Friday 29 July 2022 in Blighs.

  • Hollybush Playground gets an upgrade

    Published: Thursday, 7th July 2022

    The popular Hollybush Playground in Sevenoaks is getting an exciting £85,000 refurbishment.

  • Exciting plans for an important Swanley site

    Published: Monday, 20th June 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council has submitted exciting plans for new, environmentally-friendly homes, shops and a new public space at the entrance to Swanley.

  • Thank you for the music!

    Published: Wednesday, 8th June 2022

    Last night (Tuesday 7 June 2022), local singers came together in an amazing musical celebration of The Queen’s Jubilee at The Big Community Sing.

  • Hundreds turn out to raise cash for local dementia services

    Published: Monday, 23rd May 2022

    ‘Run, walk or push against dementia’ returned to Knole Park for the first time since the pandemic began with 300 participants raising thousands of pounds for local dementia services.

  • Strike a chord!

    Published: Wednesday, 11th May 2022

    Residents can join local singers for an off the scale musical celebration in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

  • The race is on!

    Published: Thursday, 28th April 2022

    It’s not long until ‘Run, walk or push against dementia’ returns for 2022 and spaces are filling up quickly.

  • Partnership chuffed to bits with new railway posters

    Published: Wednesday, 30th March 2022

    A local railway partnership has unveiled a set of early 20th Century inspired posters to encourage people to visit the District by train.

  • Residents urged to comment on Spitals Cross community improvements

    Published: Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

    The Council is set to unveil its ideas to create additional parking, to regenerate the FTRA club and the community shop and provide new high quality homes on the Spitals Cross Estate, Edenbridge.

  • Community grants help boost local charities

    Published: Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council will again be supporting local charity and voluntary groups by allocating £153,340 to help them continue their valuable work across the District.

  • Pandemic support scheme honoured at awards ceremony

    Published: Thursday, 17th March 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council and resident Eliza Ecclestone won big at the the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards last week (9 March 2022).

  • Council supports Great British Spring Clean!

    Published: Wednesday, 9th March 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

  • Sunday market trial for Swanley

    Published: Monday, 17th January 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to trial a new Sunday market in Swanley in the coming weeks.

  • Next steps for Bradbourne Lakes

    Published: Thursday, 16th December 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council and The Kent Wildlife Trust have moved one-step closer to securing funding for the improvements of Bradbourne Lakes in Sevenoaks.

  • New scheme to support young people affected by the pandemic

    Published: Monday, 13th December 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council is providing a new service to help young people who have been affected by the pandemic.

  • Win luxury local goodies

    Published: Tuesday, 7th December 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council is running a competition for one lucky resident to win a hamper of locally sourced gifts worth over £100.

  • Residents urged to comment on Bevan Place proposals

    Published: Tuesday, 30th November 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council is set to unveil exciting plans to regenerate the former Swanley Working Men’s Club site and neighbouring land and is asking residents for their opinions.

  • Three new trees for the Queen’s Jubilee

    Published: Monday, 25th October 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council is supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy scheme, and helping the environment at the same time, by planting three new oak trees.

  • Free Family Fun Days are a big hit!

    Published: Wednesday, 28th July 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council’s free Family Fun Days are in full swing and as popular as ever with residents.

  • Bradbourne Lakes update

    Published: Wednesday, 28th July 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council have expressed huge disappointment at the announcement that their bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for works to restore Bradbourne Lakes has been unsuccessful

  • FREE family nature trails

    Published: Thursday, 8th July 2021

    To encourage families to enjoy local wildlife, Sevenoaks District Council and the North West Kent Countryside Partnership will be running five free Eco-Trails across the District.

  • ‘Seven Oaks of Sevenoaks’ chosen as new Bligh’s sculpture

    Published: Monday, 7th June 2021

    Residents voted in their hundreds to choose the new piece of public art for Bligh’s Meadow, Sevenoaks.

  • Locals to have a say on Sevenoaks sculptures

    Published: Wednesday, 21st April 2021

    Residents are being asked for their views on two proposed sculptures for Blighs in Sevenoaks.

  • Funding boost for leisure

    Published: Thursday, 25th March 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council has secured £235,000 to help local leisure centres reopen when restrictions ease from 12 April.

  • Blooming marvellous!

    Published: Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council have once again teamed up with Coolings Nurseries in Knockholt to run this year’s ‘In Bloom’ competition.

  • Sevenoaks District awards £2 million for community projects

    Published: Friday, 19th March 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council has approved a round of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding to support exciting community projects across the District.

  • Sevenoaks District Council supports young carers

    Published: Tuesday, 16th March 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council showed its support to young people who look after family by celebrating Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) on Tuesday 16 March.

  • Council offers further financial support for the districts Leisure Centres

    Published: Wednesday, 16th December 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to provide further financial support to help reopen the District’s leisure centres and produce a robust recovery plan for the trust.

  • Sevenoaks students get creative to improve public spaces

    Published: Tuesday, 15th December 2020

    Students from Knole Academy have made a series of short films as part of a competition to improve public spaces.

  • Sevenoaks District Council launches high streets reopening strategy

    Published: Thursday, 19th November 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has pledged its commitment to the safety and recovery of its high streets with the launch of a series of initiatives, including a business recovery toolkit.

  • Council services will continue during lockdown

    Published: Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    As the nation heads into a second lockdown, Sevenoaks District Council will continue to provide its services to residents and businesses.

  • Sevenoaks District Council offers loan to Town Council to support The Stag

    Published: Friday, 10th July 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to offer Sevenoaks Town Council a loan facility of up to £220,000 to help support the future of The Stag.

  • ‘Sevenoaks District Communities Together’ appeal smashes target!

    Published: Monday, 1st June 2020

    The ‘Sevenoaks District Communities Together’ appeal that was set up to raise money for four local charities has surpassed its £10,000 target and raised £11,650.

  • Public space champions wanted

    Published: Wednesday, 27th May 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has recently appointed Cllr Roddy Hogarth as ‘Public Realm Commissioner’ for the Sevenoaks District and he is looking for volunteers to help him in this new role.

  • Key workers urge residents to stay at home

    Published: Friday, 24th April 2020

    Frontline staff from across Kent and Medway are leading this weekend’s stay-at-home appeal to residents during the ongoing lock down.

  • Residents and businesses offered advice to avoid scams

    Published: Tuesday, 24th March 2020

    There is increasing evidence that fraudsters are targeting the public and organisations with emails, texts, phone calls and WhatsApp messages offering advice and treatment for Coronavirus.

  • Council puts plans in place to keep services running

    Published: Wednesday, 18th March 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council recognise that many residents and local businesses rely on it services.

  • Community grants continuing to support local groups

    Published: Friday, 6th March 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council will again be supporting local charity and voluntary groups by allocating £153,340 to help them continue their valuable work across the District.

  • Funding boost gets community transport scheme rolling

    Published: Friday, 31st January 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has secured £71,961.98 of funding for a community bus service.

  • Time to go the extra mile for charity!

    Published: Monday, 9th December 2019

    ‘Run, walk or push against dementia’ returns to the stunning surroundings of Knole Park on Sunday 10 May 2020, giving people the chance take part and raise money for a great local cause.

  • Grab a grant!

    Published: Thursday, 7th November 2019

    Each year Sevenoaks District Council provide grants to support the work of voluntary and charitable organisations across the District, and next year will be no different.

  • A ghoulish Halloween adventure for half-term

    Published: Friday, 4th October 2019

    This Halloween, Demelza Hospice’s Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt returns to Sevenoaks town centre.

  • Full steam ahead for Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership

    Published: Monday, 2nd September 2019

    On Sunday 1 September 2019, the Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership launched with a train full of entertainment and special guests.

  • Sevenoaks Chairman raises flag for Merchant Navy Day

    Published: Friday, 30th August 2019

    Cllr John Edwards-Winser, the Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council, raised the Red Ensign above the Council offices in honour of the British Merchant Navy.

  • Edenbridge anti-social behaviour property served partial closure notice

    Published: Friday, 30th August 2019

    A closure order has been made for a West Kent Housing property in Manor Road, Edenbridge following ongoing anti-social behaviour at the address.

  • Pictures of Penshurst

    Published: Thursday, 29th August 2019

    Sevenoaks District Council, together with Southern Railway have brightened up Penshurst Railway Station with new signage.

  • Bringing Back Bitchet

    Published: Wednesday, 14th August 2019

    Kent Wildlife Trust and Sevenoaks District Council are working on an exciting project to restore Bitchet Common in Seal, thanks to funding from Enovert Community Fund & National Lottery Heritage Fund.

  • Free Dog Microchips Available to Sevenoaks District Residents

    Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2019

    Sevenoaks District Council and Dogs Trust are teaming up to offer free dog microchipping, free poo bags, general dog health and wellbeing advice.

  • Council supports communities to clean up as part of country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign

    Published: Monday, 18th March 2019

    Sevenoaks District Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

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