Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy during the Easter holiday at the Wildlife reserve

HOLIDAY WILDLIFE FUN: Events and activities for all the family at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve during the Easter break also include Family Forest Skills – Fire and Woodland Crafts on Friday 12 April, Discovering Pond Life on Wednesday 17 April, and Easter Nature Trails and Egg Hunts over the Easter weekend. For more information and to book see www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/events. The Reserve (which is off Bradbourne Vale Rd TN13 3DH) is open free every day from dawn until dusk. The Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre is open daily 10am- 5pm. No dogs allowed.

SPRING FESTIVAL: Join in a wonderful celebration of spring on Friday 12 April from 10.30am – 3.30pm  at the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve as the animals begin to reveal themselves and the flowers start to bloom. Plus there will be plenty of activities and crafts for  all the family to enjoy. Book now at www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/events where you can choose your perfect selection of activities for a fantastic day out.

PARKLAND WORKING PARTY: The next Riverhead Parkland Working Party will be held on Wednesday 10 April from 9.30 -11.30am when the regular volunteer group of Riverhead Parish Councillors and local residents would once again welcome you to join them. Riverhead is very fortunate to have this wonderful parkland area in the centre of the village but more help is needed to keep it looking good. For anyone who is able to come to the working party, tools and refreshments are provided but do come appropriately clad, including  sturdy footwear  and gardening gloves. Not arduous but fresh air and good company. Meet at the entrance to the Parkland off St Mary’s Drive at 9.30am. More information on the Parish Council web-site at www.riverheadpc.kentparishes.gov.uk or phone 01732 461278.

PRINT EXHIBITION: Portico Gallery at 25 London Rd Riverhead has a new exhibition of beautiful print making by six leading exponents of this art. Learn the differences between linocut and reductive linocut printing and the processes of mono, collagraph and mezzotint printing. All works are for sale. Portico is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

BOWLING CLUB The season starts at Holmesdale Bowling Club on Worship’s Hill on Sunday 28 April At 2.30pm there will be an Opening Drive  for members. Anyone interested in finding out what lawn bowls is all about is welcome to pop in and meet the Holmesdale members and even ‘have a go’. For more information contact the Secretary Brenda Bennett on 01732 835608.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING: A date for your diary. Meet your Riverhead Parish Councillors and hear about the work and achievements of the council on your behalf at the Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday 9 May at 7pm in Riverhead Village Hall, followed by a buffet and wine. This is a good opportunity to meet fellow residents and hear about what is going on in the village. Every household should be now have received the Chairman’s Letter and invitation. If not, contact the Parish Clerk on 01732 461278 or at clerk@riverheadparishcouncil.org.uk.

CHIPSTEAD WI: The next meeting of Chipstead WI, which always welcomes Riverhead residents, will be on Tuesday 9 April when Derek March will give a talk entitled ‘Secrets of the Walled Garden’. The meeting starts at 8pm and the venue, as always, is Chevening Parish Hall, Homedean Rd, Chipstead (TN13 2RU). For more information about Chipstead WI call Janet Sharp on 01732 452715 or email barjansharp@tiscali.co.uk.

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