Friday, June 14th, 2024

Shopping & Eating out


It's finally here!We are THRILLED to bring to you 'The ULTIMATE Christmas Gift Guide'.From stocking-stuffers to generous gifting, it's all here. And, of course, every item, every retailer we've included is from our wonderful Sevenoaks community.So, without further ado, we implore you to browse, feel inspired and support your local shops!Happy shopping!DOWNLOAD HERE: The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2023 P.S. There's still time to get involved! Simply contact Steph Harrison at

On a gloriously sunny midweek morning we trundled up the path of the prominent Wildernesse Avenue in Seal, Sevenoaks. As we turned the corner, we caught sight of the magnificent Wilderness House, seated upon a hill overlooking sprawling greenery and woodland. It’s a sight that never fails to impress.As we approached the Grade II-listed building, we couldn’t help but marvel and reflect upon the estate’s rich history, dating back as far as the 1300s and frequented by Dukes, Lords and Marquis’ of old.Over the centuries, the house has held many different duties – what was once a farm became a

Food Fest is back and it is set to be more spectacular than ever. Showcasing an award winning selection of UK and international street food and vintage food trucks, alongside an incredible line up of music from the very best of British unsigned acts and popular tribute bands; festival goers and foodies can come to rock out and refuel amongst the stunning location at Bradbourne House in West Malling.[caption id="attachment_13662" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Stunning settings[/caption][caption id="attachment_13659" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Clairey and Jay[/caption]With the pandemic having deprived many from the joys of festivals, Jay, Clairey and the team behind Food Fest are delighted

More financial help for businesses Millions of pounds of support to help businesses recover from the pandemic will be available soon. The South East Local Enterprising Partnership (SELEP) COVID-19 Recovery Funds Programme has earmarked £4.4m to support the recovery of the economy, investing directly in those areas across the South East most affected by the pandemic. The cash is intended to support start up, help businesses harness digital technology and support for the visitor economy. There’s likely to be fierce completion for the funds, so we’re recommending that you register with SELEP for updates so you can apply as soon as the scheme is open.The

As many of our town centre businesses offer indoor hospitality again, we’re doing our bit to encourage visitors to safely return to our high streets.Since 10 May, we’ve been promoting our fantastic businesses online and through the more traditional forms of media.We’ve been out and about in the District filming traders doing what they do best - offering outstanding services in a safe environment. The videos are currently airing on our social media channels and on YouTube.We’re also running adverts on KMFM to promote Edenbridge, Sevenoaks, Swanley and Westerham town centres and two full page adverts in the Sevenoaks Chronicle.You can

Welcome to the second issue of ‘Your town centre news’. For those of you who don’t know me yet, I’m Dawn Blee, the Council’s new Town Centre Project Officer. Using the EU’s ‘High Streets Safely Fund’, I’m working closely with colleagues from across the Council to support the safe reopening of businesses as the lockdown continues to be eased in the coming days and weeks. I hope to meet as many of you as possible during my time at the Council. If in the meantime you’d like to contact me, please do not hesitate to drop me a line on Town centres campaign

Welcome to our first edition of Your Town Centre News for all traders operating in the town centres of Edenbridge, Sevenoaks, Swanley, and Westerham. It will cover the latest advice for re-opening your business and how the high streets are being promoted as safe, attractive and welcoming places to visit, shop and spend time.Reopening High Streets Safely campaign As some of you prepare to open your doors again from Monday 12 April, we will be running another District-wide campaign to encourage visitors to safely shop and visit our town centres.You may have seen our previous campaigns last year, with social media, signage

The specialist coffee outlet Caffe Nero in Sevenoaks High Street has been shut down according to a notice that appeared on the door today (Monday 28 September).

Local cleaning specialists Wetton has joined forces with Sevenoaks District Council to sanitise street furniture in Sevenoaks town centre for free to help make the area COVID secure.

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, high street stores and businesses in town centres hope that customers will start to return. Car parking charges across the Sevenoaks District were suspended during the lockdown but shoppers are being warned that charges will be reintroduced from Tuesday 23 June 2020.