Friday, June 14th, 2024

10 hampers to be won at Riverhead Infants School’s summer fair on Saturday 22 June

SCHOOL SUMMER FAIR: Riverhead Infants School would love to see you at its Summer Fair in the school grounds on Saturday, 22 June, from noon to 3.30pm. Once again there will be a delicious BBQ and Food Stall, selling burgers, bangers, plus fabulous lamb kofte and vegetarian options!  You definitely won’t need lunch before you arrive.

Other refreshments will include: home-made cakes, sweet treats and snacks for the children, a bar selling Pimm’s, Prosecco and beer. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be available. There will be bouncy castles, games for the children, a fabulous nearly new toy stall, books, face-painting, and for the first time this year a Hamper Raffle, with 10 amazing summer themed hampers to be won – Summer Cocktails, Garden Games and Afternoon Tea to name a few.

This is the school’s biggest annual fund-raiser and it’s always a fun family afternoon so do go along and support them. Admission £1 per adult.’

FLY TIPPER PROSECUTED: A sevenoaks man who dumped waste in the vicinity of River Court in Riverhead (pictured) was tracked down by Sevenoaks District Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, taken to court and fined. For the full story on the My Sevenoaks Community website, CLICK HERE

WILDLIFE EVENTS: Upcoming attractions at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve (off Bradbourne Vale Rd TN13 3DH) include an orchid walk on Saturday 15 June and the monthly Walk With a Warden on Sunday morning 7 July which will focus on butterflies.  Book for these at where you can also find information about other events. The reserve and its walks around the lakes is open to everyone every day, dawn until dusk and the Visitor Centre is open every day 10am – 5pm. Ample parking. NB No dogs allowed except assistance dogs, because of the wildlife.

NEXT MEETING: The next monthly meeting of Riverhead Parish Council will be on Monday 17 June at 7.30pm in the committee room at Riverhead Village Hall. Riverhead residents are always welcome to attend these meetings to observe. If there is a local matter that you would like to raise, do contact the council beforehand on 01732 461278 or at or via the website below so that councillors can give you an informed response at the meeting.  The agenda is posted about a week beforehand on the village noticeboards and also on the council website at as are those for meetings of the planning  committee. The Parish Clerk has an office (open Mondays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm) at the village hall and phone messages and emails are picked up regularly at other times. The village hall and the committee room are available to hire. More about Riverhead Parish Council and its responsibilities as the most local rung of local government at

SPEEDWATCH: If anyone is interesting in volunteering for this – weekly, monthly or now and then – to help reduce traffic speeds through Riverhead, do contact the Parish Council ( to find out more. Training is given and you will always be in company. A new Speed Indicator Device (SID) has also recently been acquired and will be in use at three different sites in the village at different times to remind drivers of their speed.

OUTDOOR THEATRE: The Pantaloon Theatre Company will be back at the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve on the evening of Wednesday 19 June with ‘Sense and Sensibility’ a  funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaption of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Book on the Kent Wildlife Trust website – – for this open air performance.

The Riverhead village news is compiled by Maggie Miles. If you have any news or events you would like her to consider for the My Sevenoaks Community village column you can email it to her at:

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