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Volunteers wanted to help run the new facilities at the historic Bat & Ball Station



Thursday 14th March 10am-12pm

Bat & Ball Station, Bat and Ball Road, Sevenoaks, TN14 5AP

A COFFEE morning is being held on Thursday, 14 March at the refurbished Bat & Ball Station in Sevenoaks to enable people to find out more about volunteer opportunities available. People can pop in for a chat between 10am and noon to ask any questions, talk to other volunteers and sign up, if they wish.

Sevenoaks Town Council is looking for people who are passionate about local history, confident, approachable and enjoy meeting new people plus have some time to give.  These volunteering roles will help people to learn new skills, develop an excellent knowledge of local history, gain customer facing experience and bring history to life for visitors.

Sevenoaks Town Council secured a £755,600 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant towards the refurbishment of the Bat & Ball Station Building, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.  The Station Building, a Victorian property constructed in 1862, was the first station in Sevenoaks and used by Queen Victoria when visiting Knole in 1867.  Boarded up since 1991 the building gradually deteriorated, however now the refurbishment is complete the building has come back to life.  The station facilities, due to open in March, will become a vibrant community resource offering a café, toilets and rooms for hire.

The HLF Activity Plan running alongside the refurbishment project involves delivering several events and activities to engage the local community about the heritage of the building.  STC are now looking to recruit a team of volunteers to assist with the planning and running of these community events and activities.

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