Planning application for new traveller site next to Knockholt station

Land Adjacent to Knockholt station north side Sevenoaks road.

Change of use of land for siting of caravans for residential use for occupation by Irish Travelers with an amenity block, septic tank, hard standing, reproofing of land and boundary fence. Part retrospective.

Please put your views in writing to Clare Preece, Planning Division, Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Bromley, BR1 3UH.

Further details on Bromley Planning Portal

Model Railway Show, 14-15 Jan 2017

Orpington and District Model Railway Society will hold its Annual Show on 14-15 January at Pratts Bottom Village Hall, 10am to 5pm daily.

Entrance £3.50 for Adults and £1.50 for Children. Refreshments available.

There are a variety of operating layouts including live steam, a club shop, traders and demonstrations. Come along to this very friendly affair.

Green Street Green Village Society

Bob Trott has asked for the Green Street Green Village Society to be added to our links page, which is now done.

Bob says, “We have two organisations under the umbrella title of the GSG Association – one running/owning the village hall as a Charity, and the other the Village Society which produces the Newsletter. Mrs Margot Rohan is our Secretary (covering both sections) available on 01689 600985 and I Chair both 01689 605037. We are setting up cross transfer arrangements between the two village halls, as ours is much smaller and not suitable (we have no parking) for such things as wedding receptions.”

Letter from Penny and Thelma

My dear and very special friends,

How can we thank you enough for all the love and tangible gifts you showered on us over our final weekend.  It has been such a special and memorable time – one we will never forget.

We plan to buy a garden seat with some of the money – but there will be a few other things as well, so that we will be surrounded by tangible memories of you all; with pictures of Pratts Bottom to grace the walls of the sitting room.

It has been such a privilege to be part of the community here – we have made lots of friends over the years; we have shared in happy times, painful times; rather wet and snow-bound days, and chilled in the sunshine too, not least at various fetes and picnics.

Our prayer is that St Mary’s and All Souls will remain at the heart of their communities, and continue the very practical work of making real the love of Jesus.  We look forward to hearing how things develop and to news of lots of special events, lives changed and growth continuing.

With much love and our prayers,

Thelma and Penny