Note from Webmaster: Local organisations can publicise events for free by sending details to firstname.lastname@example.org. This would be much better than me photographing your posters on telephone poles.
Note to PBDS from Webmaster: Local groups based in Pratts Bottom can publicise events for free by sending details to email@example.com as I have mentioned at the village AGM several times. Why do I have to go round photographing your posters on telephone poles?
Model Rail Show G Scale Society – Kent Local Area Group
Sunday 6 October 2019 – 11.00 am to 4.00 pm Pratts Bottom Village Hall.
At least 3 large scale model railway layouts and sales stand from Chalk Garden Rail.
Light Refreshments All are welcome.
Admission: Adults £2.50 Children £1.00
Christine Ross of Norsted Lane reported this to Bromley Council and was promised that it would be cleared. It was eventually cleared this week.
AGMs for the Village Hall Trustees and the Residents Association will both be held in the village hall on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. 7.30 for 8pm
THE MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY (ODMRS) INVITE YOU TO A Tour De France-By Train, Friday 22 February 7.30 to 10 pm in the Village Hall Yet again we welcome to Pratts Bottom Michael Bunn, a speaker much appreciated by both society members and residents. On this occasion his presentation will be a photographic railway journey visiting historic cities and ports; crossing beautiful country-side through the mountains and by the sea. You will travel by diesel, electric and steam trains on narrow and standard gauge lines. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. Light refreshments will be available
ALL WELCOME- FREE ADMISSION
You only have until Sunday, 3rd February to voice your thoughts on Sevenoaks District Council’s local plan that includes developments that will have major impacts on Knockholt, Halstead and Pratts Bottom.
Demonstration at Knockholt Station by the Save The Green Belt Group
The demo has now been rescheduled for Saturday 10 November at 1pm.
In the meantime you can go online and sign an e-petition about the lack of consultation and the way SDC have conducted the draft local plan.
Type in Sevenoaks District Council ePetitions. This will take you to the Petitions page. Click on ePetitions received, scroll down and you are looking for the title
SDC to explain its failure to supply information.
The press and TV are very interested. Sevenoaks Chronicle have an article about the march in its 1 November edition; view it online
Please come in costume if you can
E.S Nesbitt, wrote the ‘Railway Children’ while living in Halstead. The railway and near train disaster, featured prominently in the much loved story, happened on this very stretch of railway. In his story, disaster was averted by Roberta removing her petticoat and waving it. We intend to wave everything we can get our hands on to avert the tragedy of the loss of our GREEN BELT.
The Save the Green Belt group will be demonstrating at Knockholt Station against the proposed development of 1,958 dwellings, 800 of which would be on GREEN BELT LAND right opposite the station. The Victorian lord of the manor objected to the railways encroaching on his land. Knockholt Station is in Halstead and this is where the developers are threatening to build the vast development. Knockholt is a tiny station, a holt really, very similar to the station in Nesbitt’s time, with a very restricted service and capacity – just another reason to consider seriously the effects of a large increase in the number of commuters using the station and facilities of the village.
Halstead already has an agreed 450 house development at the out of use Fort Halstead with a proposal for a further 300. The countryside in and around the village is used by youth groups, horse riders, cyclists, walkers and lovers of the countryside. This will all change if we allow the urban sprawl from the London suburbs to take over our irreplaceable GREEN BELT.
From: Jean Peel, Secretary. HALSTEAD GREEN BELT FUTURE GROUP
Contact: 07841 768636, e: firstname.lastname@example.org