Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

SID is watching out for people breaking the speed limit in Riverhead

SID IS WATCHING: The smart new Speed Indicator Device (SID) obtained by Riverhead Parish Council with the help of grants, will be deployed at three different sites (as agreed with Kent Police) in the village for varying periods to remind drivers of their speed. The speed limit throughout Riverhead village is 30mph both on the A224 (from the  south side of Sevenoaks right through to beyond Dunton Green) and on the A25 (from Bessels Green right through to the Bat & Ball junction and beyond).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The next Riverhead Parkland Working Party will be held on Wednesday  10 July from 9.30 -11.30am when the regular volunteer group of Riverhead Parish Councillors and local residents would welcome you to join them. The village is very fortunate to have this beautiful area in the centre of Riverhead but more helpers are now 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. The work is not arduous and you will enjoy plenty of fresh air and good company. The group meets at the entrance to the Parkland off St Mary’s Drive at 9.30am. Just turn up or why not take a stroll through the Parkland that morning to see what goes on?  More information on the Parish Council web-site at www.riverheadpc.kentparishes.gov.uk or phone 01732 461278. Other contact details for the Council can be found at the end of this column.

WORKS IN THE PARKLAND Work will resume shortly to de-silt the stream. Parents are asked to be aware of this and make sure  children and dogs are kept away from the machinery.

SUMMER FAIR The lovely weather on the afternoon of Saturday 22 June drew large crowds to the Riverhead Infants’ School Summer Fair to enjoy food and drink, games, raffles, bouncy castles and much more.  Congratulations to everyone involved and here’s hoping a healthy sum was raised for the school.

CHIPSTEAD WI: The next meeting of Chipstead WI, which always welcomes Riverhead residents to join in their activities, will be on Tuesday 9 July when the main event will be a Paracise exercise demo and participation with Sharon Miller. The meeting starts at 8pm and the venue is Chevening Parish Hall, Homedean Rd, Chipstead (TN13 2RU). For more information about Chipstead WI, which holds monthly meetings featuring interesting speakers and also organises outings (eg to Titsey Place in August) , call Janet Sharp on 01732 452715 or email: barjansharp@tiscali.co.uk

SUMMER WILDLIFE FUN can be had at Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre at the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve on Friday mornings 2, 9 and 16 August. There will be Nature Explorer sessions for children aged 2-8  featuring Forest School based activities. These sessions offer a wonderful opportunity for families to have fun together, while exploring the beautiful woodland reserve and trying a variety of bush craft and arty activities. For more information and to book see www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/events

RIVERHEAD PARISH COUNCIL The next meeting of Riverhead Parish Council will be on Monday 15 July at 7.30pm in the Committee Room at the Village Hall. All Riverhead residents are always welcome to attend these meetings. If there is a local matter that you would like to raise, do contact the council beforehand (see below). The agenda for these meetings and also those of the Planning Committee can be found on the website.

HOW TO CONTACT RIVERHEAD PARISH COUNCIL: You can phone Riverhead Parish Council on  01732 461278 or email: clerk@riverheadparishcouncil.org.uk The Riverhead Parish Council website, where you can find out more about the council’s  responsibilities and services as the most local rung of local government, is at www.riverheadpc.kentparishes.gov.uk 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: maggiejmiles@gmail.com

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