Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Riverhead food shops continue to serve village during coronavirus ourbreak

SUPPORT LOCAL SHOPS: Riverhead’s three village shops selling food, Batchelor’s Butchers, Londis and Sai Convenience Store, have remained open as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic and have been working hard to make sure they have supplies of milk, bread, meat, fruit and veg and other fresh food as well as all their usual stock. Please support them.

ST MARY’S CHURCH: The church is currently sadly closed of course but lots of information can be found on their web-site at including contacts and details about online worship services, including those for Easter, which will be led by Daphne Harrison using Zoom. There are also links to other resources and listings of services available on the BBC. A link to the St Mary’s Weekly Newsletter provides community notices as well as bible readings and prayers for each Sunday.

WILDLIFE RESERVE: Although the Visitor Centre is closed, the 73 hectare Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve (off Bradbourne Vale Road TN13 3DH) remains open from dawn to dusk every day. Entry is free. Remember to maintain social distancing on the paths and that no dogs are allowed (except guide dogs) because of the wild life. For more information about the history of the reserve and the variety of wild life, especially birds, to be found there see

RIVERHEAD PARISH COUNCIL: As the office in Riverhead Village Hall is not open to visitors at present, the best way of contacting the Parish Clerk is by email At:

If you are unable to use email, the Parish Clerk will continue to check the office when possible during the mornings of normal working days – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – for telephone messages (01732 461278) and post. You can find more information and some useful links on the council website at

You can also keep up to date by following ‘Riverhead Parish Council’ on Facebook and Twitter @RiverheadParish. For the whole of this period of uncertainty, Riverhead Parish Council will continue to endeavour to help you, and would appreciate your patience if it takes a bit longer to get back to you.

NEWS WANTED: Obviously there are no organised events to report at present. But if you have any items of local interest or (preferably good!) news, however small the village correspondent would be very pleased to hear from you, preferably by email. The contact detailsare below.

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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