Otford charity Hospices of Hope recently launched their latest fundraising challenge – “ROW-mania” – to raise funds towards the salaries of nurses for the hard-hit Hospice Casa Sperantei, in Romania.

Riverhead Parish Council has created a lockdown art gallery on its website by inviting budding artists to send pictures of their work for inclusion.

The Hospices of Hope's Tea Room at the rear of 11 High Street, Otford will be closed at least until November for a re-build.

Weald residents were saddened by the recent news of the death of Ken Hocking who was a long standing and active member of the Parish Council and served as Chairman for 10 years up to his retirement in 2009. He was widely known and much respected within the village.

We received the sad news today that Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve has had two of their bird hides badly vandalised. This damage will cost thousands to repair. Each hide costs between £15,000 and £20,000 to replace as they have to be customised and built.

Kevin Crawley encapsulated the true meaning of ‘community spirit’ in an era when many villages are struggling to maintain clubs and organisations through lack of support. Here, two of his friends pay tribute to his impressive contributions to life in Kemsing and beyond.

Dr Nicki Perry of the Hildenborough & Tonbridge Medical Practice, has been overwhelmed by the support she has received for the pleas that went out for people who sew to get their needles, thread and machines out to stitch some PPE for local doctors surgeries, nursing and care homes.

Dame Vera Lynn is inviting the whole country to throw open their windows and doors at 9pm on Friday 8 May and sing We’ll Meet Again at the top of their voices.

Resourceful Scout Leaders of the 3rd Sevenoaks (Riverhead and Dunton Green) Scout Group have risen to the occasion of the lock-down and have maintained various activities remotely.

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