COVID-19 UPDATES:

Sevenoaks Town Council is remaining up-to-date on the current outbreak of Coronavirus and continues to take the latest information, instruction and advice from Public Health England and the NHS.

Our focus remains on providing the best possible services to residents.

Play Areas, Outdoor Gyms and Skateboard area have been closed. Café on the Vine, Bat & Ball Station Café and HitB Youth Café were closed previously. Hall hires are no longer being taken.

Currently Allotments, Markets (food stalls) and Parks and Open Spaces remain open.

The cemetery also of course remains open although the chapel is no longer being used. We are investing as much resources as possible into preparing where possible for what is anticipated at the same time following national guidelines. It is possible that the government may instruct the cemetery to be closed to the general public and only be open for funerals. Funerals are currently restricted to 10 people attending with social distancing, 15 minutes all at the graveside without use of the chapel.

We are carefully monitoring the ever-changing situation regarding Coronavirus and will continue to be guided by Public Health England and the NHS.

We will continue to keep our processes in line with the guidance we are receiving, any updated information will be posted to this thread as it comes in.

Linda Larter MBE
Town Clerk 

If you would like to find more information and guidance please take the time to follow the following links:
NHS: Click Here
FAQ for the public: Click Here  
KCC: Click Here



KENT TOGETHER - HELPLINE LAUNCHED BY KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

A 24 hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.

The helpline – called Kent Together - provides a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the county who is in urgent need of help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is a collaboration between KCC, central Government, District, Borough and local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS, emergency services and other partners to ensure help is at hand for vulnerable people.

It is also the place to report your concerns about the welfare of someone else.

 

Kent County Council Leader Roger Gough said: “In every district and borough throughout Kent and Medway there has been an incredible and heartening response to this pandemic, and we have a huge army of remarkable, public-spirited volunteers who are ready and willing to help each other through these challenging times.

“We now need to make sure that these vital resources are directed to where they are most needed. The new central helpline will link to Community Hubs across the county and ensure that we are effectively working hand in hand with the amazing teams out in the heart of communities in every part of Kent.”

Kent Together is being coordinated by Kent County Council which will feed the information through the network of volunteers, district and borough council teams and local support groups, to ensure people get the support they need, when they need it.

 

People’s needs will be assessed and staff will liaise with Community Hubs in the districts to prioritise those who need urgent help.

 

Mr Gough added: “At this unprecedented time, we all need to support each other to cope with the changes to our lifestyles we’ve had to make in order to delay the spread of Covid-19.

 

“I appreciate those radical changes have brought about difficulties and uncertainty and that we are all having to live our lives very differently.

 

“I hope with the launch of this service we can help bring some sense of familiarity and comfort back to those who desperately need it.”

 

If you are vulnerable and have an urgent need that cannot be met through existing support networks, you can contact the Kent Together helpline at www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether  or by calling on 03000 41 92 92. It is a 24 hour service.

 

Kent County Council also has a page on its website answering frequently-asked questions and the very latest Coronavirus information on its service updates page.

Visit www.kent.gov.uk to find out more.

 

#Kenttogether

 

 

24th March 2020

To all Sevenoaks Residents

Coronavirus COVID 19 Emergency Measures

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 23rd March 2020 all communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, skate parks, sports courts and outdoor gyms have been closed from today.

The instruction has also been given that people must stay at home except where it is essential for work purposes – but workers should be trying to minimise all meetings and other gatherings in the workplace. Our offices are now closed for the public to attend, answer phone messages and emails will be responded to asap.

Our Grounds Team (exception of cemetery staff) are therefore being asked to go home and be available only in essential situations and as back up to cemetery staff.

Please help us to limit the spread of the virus by: 

  • Taking your litter and dog waste home
  • Respecting the closure of playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms
  • Following government guidelines

 Tending allotments is still permitted but please observe strict social spacing and wear gloves when opening and closing gates.

Thank you for your support and assistance in keeping the special town of Sevenoaks and the community safe in these exceptional times.

Linda Larter MBE

Chief Executive / Town Clerk

  

 

24th March 2020

To all Residents

Coronavirus Advice

Your Town Council is with you and will support you in whatever way it can during this frightening and difficult time. We understand how stressful the present situation is going to be and whilst we may not be in a position to help you directly as we are a small organisation, we will post on this website any information we receive and contact details of help available from Government, local Councils and Community Organisations.

We will update information on this website as often as we are able. If you need to, email us on council@sevenoakstown.gov.uk and we will attempt to forward your enquiry to the appropriate group, if we cannot answer it.

We are supporting the Facebook group to help ‘Care for our Community-Sevenoaks’ and Sevenoaks Residents Associations have also distributed contact details of volunteers who may be able to offer assistance or direction.

The Town Council offices are closed. However the Town Council answerphone 01732 459953 will be periodically checked.

Linda Larter
Town Clerk/Chief Executive

 

Be a good neighbour – your community needs you

Over the coming days, weeks and months, it is likely that some of our Sevenoaks community will be required to self-isolate. Lets us help each other, as best we can, to get through this period of anxiety, uncertainty and potential loneliness.

Please think about the needs of your neighbours, especially (but not exclusively) the elderly and vulnerable. Give them a call or knock on their door to check they’re ok. Make sure they have food and other essential items, check whether they need help with shopping and make sure they have your phone number.

We thought it would be nice to follow the initiative started in Cornwall to spread kindness and offer to help those who may not like to ask for it. At the back of this leaflet, you will find two cut-outs that may be useful to offer help to a neighbour who you may be concerned about.

We are fortunate enough to have a local volunteer group that has set up a Facebook group to help those that have decided to self-isolate ‘Care for our Community-Sevenoaks’. Sevenoaks Residents Associations are also doing what they can to help.
Please click this download link to view or print your own copy of our 'Be a good Neighbour' document





Dear Sevenoaks Resident

The Coronavirus pandemic is now impacting on all of us. We are all worried and uncertain about the future. It is terribly important that we continue to follow government advice on how to mitigate the risks associated with this disease.

While central and local government have their roles to play, we all know in our hearts that all of us who are in a position to do so will need to step up to the plate and do their bit as this crisis plays out. My core message to the residents of Sevenoaks Town is: ‘Be a Good Neighbour - Your Community Needs You’.

I am grateful to those residents (including Residents’ Associations and Neighbourhood Watch groups) who have already started to organise support for vulnerable and older people in their streets. There is an excellent page on Facebook called ‘Care for our Community - Sevenoaks’, which offers support for those who want to get the ball rolling with their neighbours. I must also strongly advise that any person receiving offers of support – such as to do the shopping – should confirm that the volunteer is a genuine neighbour and not a fraudster.

Sevenoaks Town Council’s priority is to maintain public services and continue to support voluntary organisations wherever possible.

Councillor Nicholas Busvine OBE
Mayor of Sevenoaks
16th March 2020
 

Welcome to the Sevenoaks Town Council website 

We aim to provide a useful resource on Sevenoaks Town Council's activities, and offer access to information regarding the committees, meetings, minutes and other areas of interest. 


Sevenoaks Town Council is made up of 6 different wards, with 16 elected councillors. To view a map of wards please click here.

You will also find an overview of the council's services, information on the town itself and details of Sevenoaks' many amenities.

Why not visit Sevenoaks, a beautiful town surrounded by the green belt, protecting its outstanding surrounding countryside of rolling hills and villages.

Our Town Clerk and Chief Executive is Linda Larter MBE. Please click here to contact her.

 

 

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House in the Basement Closure

Published: 26 Mar 20

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Published: 26 Mar 20

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Published: 26 Mar 20

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Sevenoaks Good Neighbour Volunteer

Published: 17 Mar 20

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Published: 9 Mar 20

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Published: 3 Mar 20

Public Health England are updating the coronavirus page on the GOV.UK website daily with the latest information. Read More...

Easter Egg Appeal

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Tree Planting at Greatness Recreation Ground

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'Happy to Chat' at the Vine

Published: 24 Jan 20

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Sevenoaks Youth Councillor Awarded Diana Legacy Award

Published: 11 Dec 19

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NRHA Award for Bat & Ball Stn.

Published: 11 Dec 19

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Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast

Published: 22 Nov 19

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Remembrance Sunday Service

Published: 6 Nov 19

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Press Release: Time Capsule Burial

Published: 1 Nov 19

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PRESS RELEASE: Bat & Ball Centre Time Capsule

Published: 23 Oct 19

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PRESS RELEASE: Julians Meadow Outdoor Gym

Published: 21 Oct 19

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Sevenoaks Christmas Lights Switch On

Published: 14 Oct 19

Friday 29th November 2019 6.00 to 8.30pm Read More...

PRESS RELEASE: Frank Marshall Award

Published: 11 Oct 19

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Linda Larter MBE: President of SLCC

Published: 3 Oct 19

Linda Larter MBE becomes the President of the SLCC Read More...

Lewis Project: Abbey Road

Published: 2 Oct 19

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Bat & Ball Access Ramp

Published: 23 Sep 19

Bat & Ball Stn. Ramp opening 30th September Read More...

PRESS RELEASE: GRANTS AWARDED

Published: 20 Sep 19

Local organisations to gain grant funding from STC Read More...

SEVENOAKS IN BLOOM

Published: 17 Sep 19

Sevenoaks Town has been awarded Gold again this year in the South & South East in Bloom competition. Read More...

Sevenoaks Vintage Bus is back as part of the National Heritage Open Day

Published: 5 Sep 19

Sevenoaks Vintage Bus is back on 21st September 2019 as part of the National Heritage Open Day Read More...

PRESS RELEASE: FLYING THE RED ENSIGN

Published: 4 Sep 19

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PRESS RELEASE: Pat Moore

Published: 15 Jul 19

The Mayor, Cllr Nicholas Busvine OBE, and Sevenoaks Town Council were very saddened to hear about the death of Pat Moore. Read More...

PRESS RELEASE: Installation of new access ramp

Published: 8 Jul 19

Sevenoaks Town Council completes its restoration of the exterior of the Vine Pavilion with the installation of new access ramp and refurbished sash windows. Read More...

PRESS RELEASE: Armed Forces Day

Published: 21 Jun 19

ARMED FORCES DAY AT THE VINE SATURDAY 29TH JUNE Read More...

Youth Council Parliament Trip

Published: 21 Jun 19

Sevenoaks Youth Councillors visit House of Parliament and have private meeting with Rt. Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP Read More...

PRESS RELEASE NATIONAL REFILL SCHEME DAY 19TH JUNE 2019

Published: 19 Jun 19

NATIONAL REFILL SCHEME DAY 19TH JUNE 2019 PEOPLE OF SEVENOAKS URGED TO SHOW THEY’VE #GOT THE BOTTLE TO PREVENT PLASTIC POLLUTION Sevenoaks Read More...

Live on the Vine 2019

Published: 29 May 19

Live on the Vine returns this year, showcasing talented young people of Sevenoaks Read More...

New Outdoor Gym at Julian's Meadow

Published: 24 May 19

New outdoor gym at Julians Meadow Read More...

Sevenoaks In Bloom Best Dressed Window Competition

Published: 14 May 19

Enter into our Sevenoaks In Bloom Best Dressed Window Competition Read More...

New Mayor of Sevenoaks

Published: 14 May 19

At Sevenoaks Annual Council Meeting held on Monday 13 th May 2019 the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Roderick Hogarth handed over the Mayoral Chains and Robes to the incoming Mayor for Sevenoaks Cllr Nicholas Busvine OBE. Read More...

Love Your Local Market

Published: 2 May 19

Love Your Local Market 2019 Read More...

Independent Shopping Day

Published: 1 May 19

Sevenoaks Town Partnership would like to highlight the fantastic array of independent shops we have in our Town and the great items they have to offer visitors to the area. Read More...

2019 Business Awards now open for nominations

Published: 29 Apr 19

For the seventh year Sevenoaks Town Partnership will be running the Business Awards to celebrate and promote the successful businesses in the town. Read More...

New play equipment at Pontoise

Published: 10 Apr 19

Sevenoaks Town Council are pleased to announce that thanks to a grant obtained from Enovery Community Trust new equipment has been installed at Pontoise Play Area. Read More...

PLASTIC FREE SEVENOAKS

Published: 4 Apr 19

Pledge to phase out single use plastic in Sevenoaks town. Read More...

Chevening National Garden Scheme

Published: 2 Apr 19

Chevening Gardens will be open this summer on Sunday, 2 June 2019 in support of the National Gardens Scheme to raise money for nursing and caring charities. Read More...

Talks & Demos at Wellbeing Show 2019

Published: 27 Mar 19

During the event we have the following talks/demonstrations available at the House in the Basement Youth Café, downstairs from the main event space. Read More...

RIBA Awards - Bat & Ball Station Shortlisted

Published: 19 Mar 19

RIBA Awards - Bat & Ball Station Shortlisted Read More...

Friends of Upper High Street Gardens

Published: 18 Mar 19

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HITB Funding

Published: 14 Mar 19

HITB receives further local funding Read More...

Bligh's Market Closed 16th March due to High Winds

Published: 14 Mar 19

Bligh's Market Closed 16th March due to High Winds Read More...

Wednesday Market closed 13.03.2019

Published: 12 Mar 19

Wednesday market closed 13.03.2019 due to High Winds Read More...

PRESS RELEASE: STP launches Save our Vintage Bus Campaign

Published: 28 Feb 19

At the Sevenoaks Town Partnership meeting held on 27th February members representing organisations from all sectors of the community voted unanimously to start a campaign to keep the iconic Vintage Bus operational to Knole in Sevenoaks during the summer months. Read More...

PRESS RELEASE: BUSINESS SHOW SPONSORS

Published: 26 Feb 19

The annual Sevenoaks Town Partnership Business Show returns to the Stag Plaza on Friday 26th April from 10am till 2pm. With over 30 businesses exhibiting and free entry this is a networking event not to be missed. Read More...

Anti-Litter Campaign

Published: 19 Feb 19

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Charity Firewalk

Published: 4 Feb 19

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Pontoise Park Play Area

Published: 10 Jan 19

Sevenoaks Town Council are pleased to announce refurbishment works will be carried out at Pontoise Play Area Read More...

The 'Sevenoaks Refill Scheme'

Published: 4 Jan 19

It is widely reported and acknowledged that plastic pollution is a world wide problem, in the News and documentaries such as Blue Planet. Sevenoaks Town Partnership want the businesses and people of Sevenoaks to help reduce this problem. Read More...

Youth Council Work Opportunities

Published: 4 Jan 19

information for local young people to find out where they can access work opportunities in the Sevenoaks area. Read More...

Charter Oaks Ceremony

Published: 20 Nov 18

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Small Business Saturday

Published: 20 Nov 18

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY COMPETITION WINNERS Read More...

Transport Planning People's Choice Awards

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Transport Planning People's Choice Awards Read More...

Parking Permit Application Form

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Raleys Parking Permits

Published: 12 Nov 18

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Michael Portillo to attend the Preview Event at Bat & Ball Station

Published: 6 Nov 18

Refurbishment of the Bat & Ball Station Building Michael Portillo to attend the Preview Event being held to thank volunteers and supporters of the project. Read More...

WW1 Letters

Published: 5 Nov 18

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PRESS RELEASE-Sevenoaks in Bloom 2018 results in South & South East in Bloom Competition

Published: 14 Sep 18

Sevenoaks Town Council is delighted to announce its success this year and thanks all of the volunteers, partners and staff who have made this possible. Read More...

PRESS RELEASE – The Vine

Published: 3 Sep 18

We all have a favourite park and now’s the time to vote for yours. Read More...

Bat & Ball Station Website Launch

Published: 31 Aug 18

The new Bat & Ball Station Restoration project website Read More...

Summer Play Dates

Published: 23 Aug 18

PRESS RELEASE - Fantastic Free Summer Play Dates by Sevenoaks Town Council Read More...

FESTIVAL FOR ALL

Published: 20 Aug 18

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Green Flag Award for The Vine

Published: 23 Jul 18

PRESS RELEASE The Vine in Sevenoaks is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces Read More...

Mayor's Cocktail Party 2018

Published: 19 Jul 18

The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Roderick Hogarth, held the annual Mayoral cocktail party in the historic setting of Knole House in Sevenoaks Read More...

Sevenoaks Remembers

Published: 17 Jul 18

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Live on the Vine Returns!

Published: 10 Jul 18

Live on the Vine - 20th July - end of summer term festival Read More...

Armed Forces Day

Published: 26 Jun 18

PRESS RELEASE Armed Forces Day 2018 Read More...

WW1 Commemoration

Published: 13 Jun 18

PRESS RELEASE Sevenoaks Town Council Plan’s to commemorate WW1 Read More...

Cafe on the Vine obtains 5* Rating

Published: 3 May 18

PRESS RELEASE popular Cafe on the Vine receives 5* rating Read More...

Ribbon of Poppies

Published: 9 Apr 18

PRESS RELEASE: Sevenoaks in Bloom will participate in the national scheme Read More...

Youth Café to receive £10,000

Published: 2 Mar 18

Sevenoaks Town Council is delighted to announce that it will be receiving a £10,000 Read More...

Grants awarded

Published: 6 Feb 18

PRESS RELEASE: Sevenoaks Town Council awards grants to local community groups. Read More...