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Priti in pink – Londis store manager and her staff prepare for colourful charity fundraiser

RIVERHEAD PINK EVENT: A rather elegant figure dressed in pink has taken up residence in the red phone box on The Square in Riverhead.

The display is to promote the village Pink Event being held to raise money to fight Breast Cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Sunday 20 October, Priti Patel the manager of Riverhead’s Londis store on White Hart Parade and her staff and friends will be wearing pink as part of the fund raising efforts.

The event will be going on all day but from 2pm Priti and her friends will be selling chicken wings, samosas, onion bhajis, fruit, drinks and much more. Plus of course Pink Cupcakes! Do support them.

SENIORS’ COFFEE MORNING: Riverhead Parish Council recently hosted its first new monthly coffee morning for 60 + Riverhead residents at The Bullfinch. It was attended by 13 people and a Guide Dog Puppy in Training. The Bullfinch pub made everyone feel welcome. While everyone enjoyed a good chat, the staff served excellent coffee (and tea), biscuits and cakes. If you are over 60 or know someone in Riverhead who you think might enjoy this event then the next coffee morning will be at The Bullfinch 10am-11.30pm on Thursday October 31. Next month it will be on Thursday 28 November. The cuppa, cake, biscuits and company costs £3.

FAMILY CONCERT: Several Riverhead residents play in the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra which will once again be giving a short 75 minute Family Concert, aimed especially at primary-aged children and their siblings, parents (and grandparents), on Sunday 13 October at 4pm in the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. This year the theme is ‘Toy Stories’ and works will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’, Leopold Mozart’s ‘Toy Symphony’ and other well-known classical pieces. There will also be a musical story ‘The Magic Box’ narrated by David Leonard (sometime Miss Trunchbull in West End’s ‘Matilda’). For more information or to book go to:

Or go to the Stag Theatre website at or phone the Box Office on 01732 450175. There are reductions for groups of four or more.

TEMENOS CONCERT: The Temenos Chamber Choir, which rehearses and often performs in St Mary’s Church Riverhead, is performing its next concert at St Martin’s Church Brasted on Saturday 19 October at 7.30pm. The theme is ‘Stargazer’ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing. More information at:

Tickets from 01959 523765 and also from the Sevenoaks Book Shop. Or just go along on the night.

DISCOVER BRITISH BIRDS: A weekly Friday evening course (6.30pm-8.30pm) lasting six weeks, begins on Friday 18 October and continues until November 29 at the Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, off Bradbourne Vale Rd TN13 3DH. The course will teach how to identify Britain’s birds. Book on 01622 662012 or email:

Cost for this six week course is £75 per person. More information about this and other upcoming events at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve can be found at:

SPEEDWATCH: The Riverhead Speedwatch team will next be out monitoring traffic speeds in the village on Sunday 20 October. Four new Speedwatch volunteers are currently in training. If you are interested in joining the team to help reduce traffic speeds through Riverhead contact Riverhead Parish Council using the contact details in the next post. Full training is given.

RIVERHEAD PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of Riverhead Parish Council will be on Monday 21 October at 7.30pm in the Committee Room at Riverhead Village Hall. Everyone welcome. The Parish Clerk has an office in the Village Hall which is open to visitors Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm. Messages are picked up frequently at other times. You can phone Riverhead Parish Council on  01732 461278 or emai:l 

The Riverhead Parish Council website is at: and you can also keep up to date with local events by following ‘Riverhead Parish Council’ on Facebook and Twitter @RiverheadParish.

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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