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Christmas Market – Saturday 28 November 10 am – 4 pm

Edenbridge Town Council is proud to announce it’s first Market for Edenbridge helping to bring people to the high street.

There will be great variety of traders offering Christmas gifts and tasty treats. There’ll be mulled wine and lots of Christmas atmosphere. Watch this space for stall information and further updates.

If you are a stall holder, and not yet booked your pitch Click here to download the booking form.

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Outdoor Gym, Stangrove Park

The rubber matting is now down at the outdoor gym and ready to be used. Head down to Stangrove Park to check it out.

You can download the TGO Active app via Google Play or the App Store which will allow you to plan, log and track your activities. Don’t forget you can scan the QR codes on the equipment for a demonstration on how to use. Click here or visit Play store

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Brexit

Brexit: Campaign for businesses to prepare for end of transition period

On 18 October the Government launched the ‘time is running out’ campaign to encourage businesses to ‘act now’ for guaranteed changes at the end of the year, and urged business leaders to step up preparations for Australia-style arrangements from 1 January.

If businesses sell goods to the EU, travel there for work purposes, employ overseas nationals, receive personal data from contacts in the EEA, or provide services in the EU, there are new rules to follow.  Businesses can get a personalised summary of the actions they need to take by using the simple tool on gov.uk/transition.

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Covid-19 Local Alert Level

Find your local COVID alert level here

For further information regarding the alert levels click here

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Covid-19 Test and Trace Support

Test and trace support payments for workers on low incomes

Support payments are now available for working people on low incomes who have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace.

The one-off payment of £500 is available from Sevenoaks District Council.

The payments are designed to help ensure people who have tested positive for COVID- 19 and their close contacts self-isolate for the required period to stop the spread of the virus. They are also designed to encourage individuals who are eligible for the payment to get tested if they have symptoms. This is important to help stop the transmission of COVID-19 and avoid further economic and social restrictions.

To qualify for the payment, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • They’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace on or after 28 September 2020
  • They’re employed or self-employed
  • They cannot work from home and will lose income as a result of having to self-isolate
  • They receive one of the following benefits:
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit

Even if applicants meet all the criteria but do not receive one of the benefits, they may still qualify for a payment if they can show that they will face financial hardship by self-isolating.

Cllr Matthew Dickins, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Investments, says: “Self-isolation is an important part of the NHS Test and Trace strategy, helping to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This new payment will support working people on low incomes should they be instructed by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate, helping to protect their friends, family and the wider community.

“If anyone believes they qualify for the support, they should not delay – the quicker they apply, the quicker we can consider their application.”

To apply for a Test and Trace support payment, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/testandtracepayments or call the Council on 01732 227000.

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COVID-19 Prescription Delivery Services

There are many online services now which will deliver to your door. They receive the prescription direct from your GP, will dispense and deliver directly to you.

Pharmacy2U offer free flexible home deliveries and send reminders for you to re-order click here

LloydsPharmacy allow you to order and get reminders online and free home delivery click here

Boots offer home delivery paying for either a one off or annual delivery fee click here

GoodSAM offer prescription collection and delivery click here

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COVID-19 Self-isolation information

Self-isolation

The government advice is you need to self-isolate if:

  • you have any COVID-19 symptoms (the symptoms are a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell)
  • you or someone in your household are waiting for a test result
  • you or someone in your household are waiting for a test result
  • you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19
  • you’re notified by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app that you could be at risk of having coronavirus because you’ve been in close contact with someone who has the virus.
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Antisocial Behaviour

If you witness antisocial behaviour this should be reported to 101.

If the you feel that you or another member of the public are threatened or are in danger call 999 immediately.


Our local officers are doing a number of things to stop this unacceptable behaviour including multiple joint operation days/evenings with local partners and Surrey Police but you can help by reporting what you have witnessed.

101 is the non-emergency contact number for any police force in England and Wales and it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using this number can reduce pressure on the 999 system, allowing the police to prioritise emergency calls. You should call 101 if you want to talk to your local police officer, get crime prevention advice, or report a crime that does not need an emergency response, for example:

• your car has been stolen
• your property has been damaged
• you suspect drug use or dealing
• you want to report a minor traffic accident, or
• you want to give the police information about crime in your area

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Market Yard Toilets

Human faeces have been found in the sink, on the floor and on the walls of the Market Yard toilets. The toilets are repeatedly blocked deliberately. The toilets then requires professional remedial action, deep cleaning and sanitisation which companies are unable to provide at short notice. Due to the misuse and mindless vandalism the toilets will remain closed at this time

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Masks COVID-19

It has been reported to the Town Council that face masks are not being worn in the newly announced guidelines around Edenbridge. Please ensure you are up to date with the latest advice by following the link below