Friday, July 1st, 2022

It’s a full house on Riverhead High Street as new stores open up in the village

Several new enterprises have opened in Riverhead recently and there is currently not a single empty shop front in the village.

TIME 4 YOU opened earlier this year at 3 London Road. The former shoe repair shop run by Matt and Tina (greatly missed!) has been transformed by Time4You into a welcoming salon. They offer a range of manicures and pedicures and also foot massage etc in a relaxing atmosphere and they are open seven days a week. You can contact them on 01732 605560 or @time4you.rh. Gift vouchers available.

DEVITA: 30 London Road, (which used once upon a time to be the Augustus Barnett Wine Store) has been taken over by DeVita Beauty and Aesthetics. Owner Nailya Cook, who has 16 years of experience running a salon from a studio at her own home and has many local clients, now offers a wide range of beauty treatments in Riverhead. Her website is www.devitabeauty.co.uk or contact hello@devitabeauty.co.uk

LITTLE STREET: Parents and children have been pouring into Little Street, a franchised children’s role-playing centre, since it opened a few weeks ago in the refurbished former Barclays Bank building next to the Miller & Carter car park in the centre of Riverhead. Aimed at children up to the age of 7, Little Street provides a variety of scaled-down themed rooms, props and costumes to provide opportunities for role play. There is also a café to enjoy.  There are four sessions a day starting at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and everything is restored to order between sessions. It is also available for groups and parties. You can find out more and book at www.little-street.co.uk/sevenoaks.

NEW COFFEE MORNINGS: Dates will be announced shortly for monthly coffee (or tea) mornings for the retired/over 60s on a Thursday at the Bullfinch pub. Keep an eye out on here for the first date. Thanks go to Riverhead Parish Council and the management of the Bullfinch for this very welcome initiative.

RIVERHEAD LIBRARY: Following the recent review by Kent Libraries, aimed at saving £1m across the county, opening hours at Riverhead Library are to be reduced from 25 to 15 hours a week. From 30 September the library will be closed all day on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. The new opening hours will be Tuesdays 10am-1pm, Wednesdays 2-5pm, Thursdays 10am -12.30pm and1.30pm-4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

RIVERHEAD CARNIVAL: This is the biggest Riverhead community event of the year and will take place on Sunday afternoon 15 September on Chipstead Common so make a date in your diary now. Organisers 3rd Sevenoaks Scout Group are again looking for support from any local organisations, charities or businesses that would like to take part by running a stall or maybe sponsoring something. This is always a great afternoon out for all with loads of stalls, activities and competitions which helps raise funds for our local Scout Group. Anyone considering running a stall or helping in any other way should contact Andrew Holland at andrewholland1960@gmail.com as soon as possible to reserve a pitch. More information at www.3rdsevenoaks.org.uk/ – click on Fund Raising.

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: maggiejmiles@gmail.com

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