Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Free garden waste sacks for Eynsford and Farningham residents – and a chance to donate a meal to a struggling family

The Riverside Tea Rooms in Eynsford is not only offering some great take away and delivery meals for very affordable prices, but they are also inviting customers to make a £2.50 donation to provide a meal for local families who are struggling during the current coronavirus outbreak.

A spokesperson for the tea rooms said: “We are now offering frozen meals made by us. Deliveries will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in DA4, TN14, TN15 and Swanley / Crockenhill.

“We are also providing meals for struggling families during these times. Care for our community Sevenoaks will be taking in the meals donated and allocate them. See more info at:

“Thank you for your support. We are missing everyone dearly and can’t wait to see you all again for the biggest tea party riverside tearoom have ever had.

“Stay home. Stay safe.”

GARDEN WASTE SACKS: Eynsford and Farningham residents have access to white garden waste sacks for free during the coronavirus outbreak. In Farningham they are available for residents from the Farningham Parish Council Clerk at 3 Hillside. Please telephone 01322 866066 or email to arrange a mutually convenient collection time. Social distancing will be observed.

In Eynsford, the sacks can be collected from the parish office and are limited to five per household with priority given to village residents. They will be available during office opening times only and social distancing will be observed.

Please check the SDC website (below) for collection details.…/…/162/garden_waste_collection

TRIDENT MAGAZINE CIRCULATION: The Church of England has advised that the Trident magazine should not be delivered as a paper copy this month, so this month’s edition is online only at the EFL churches (Eynsford, Farningham & Lullingstone) website at:

Alternatively you can access it through the Home Page of the EFL Churches website at:

You will find a link (near the top left of the page) to MAY TRIDENT 2020 and if you click on that there it will also take you to the Trident magazine PDF.

The CofE says that: “Some studies suggest that Coronavirus COVID-19 can live on paper and cardboard surfaces for up to 24 hours, and so any paper delivery represents a transmission risk. Local hand-deliveries also mean a volunteer will touch gates and post-boxes and may come into close proximity with those who may be shielding.”

CAR STOLEN: Reports have been made that a car was stolen and there may have been other attempted vehicle break-ins on Station Road in Eynsford on Wednesday (22 April) shortly before midnight. If anyone saw anything suspicious they are asked to contact the police.

BEDROOM PODCAST: An Eynsford schoolgirl has created her own podcast for children from her bedroom.  Zoë Giles, aged 11, and her friends, have already attracted an audience of around 350 for the first two episodes and they are now working on a third.

So far the podcasts have covered a variety of subjects. Examples include how to celebrate your birthday during lockdown, how to make an escape room at home, gaming tips, home tasking ideas from TV’s Alex Horne of Taskmaster, how world-famous plant hunter and Lullingstone resident Tom Hart Dyke (pictured below) celebrated his birthday in captivity in the jungle, plus a host of other topical subjects.

You can listen to the podcasts by going to:


The Eynsford & Farningham Village news is compiled by Viv Parker. If you have any news or events you would like considered for the village column you can email them to:

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