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Free summer family fun days are back!

Our popular and FREE family fun days are returning to Stangrove Park this August with lots of activities for everyone.

2 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 August 2024

There will be crafts, games, sports, and more in a friendly and safe environment.

There’s no need to book, simply turn up and have fun. However, children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Activities are provided for children under the age of 12, but they may not be suitable for very young children.

Three of the fun days are funded by Edenbridge Town Council, while the other by Sevenoaks District Council. They are run by Play Place.

Also this year, Millwall Community Trust has teamed up with Kellogg’s to offer free football camps to girls and boys aged 5 to 12 at certain fun days such as Four Elms. Places are limited to 40 people per session and must be booked in advance. To claim a free place, you’ll need a promotional code which can be found on the boxes of most Kellogg’s products.

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Edenbridge commemorates D-Day 80 years on

D-Day was the name given to the 6 June, 1944 invasion of the beaches at Normandy in northern France by allied troops from countries including the United Kingdom during World War II. Historians often refer to it as the beginning of the end of World War II.

The Council was delighted to host two community events for Edenbridge residents to commemorate the 80th anniversary of this historic day.

On 5 June, older members of our community, including those from local care homes, enjoyed an afternoon tea, music and dancing thanks to funding from West Kent Housing Association and Alan Layland.

On 6 June, everyone was invited to attend an evening community event at Stangrove Park for music, food and lighting of the Beacon.

Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation and running of these events, as well as everyone that came along and joined in the community spirit.

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D-Day Anniversary Afternoon Tea – 5 June

Attendance by pre-registration only

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 2.00-5.00 pm
Rickards Hall/Doggetts Courtyard, 72a High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5AR

(Arrival from 2.00 pm; buffet afternoon tea from 2.30 pm)

The Council will be hosting an Afternoon Tea for older and/or vulnerable members of our community who would like to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

It will be a lovely opportunity to socialise, share memories and perhaps even make new friends. There will also be 1940s/50s Swing music by Steve Conway.

If you, or someone you know, would like to attend this event, please contact us to register a place (entrance is by prior registration only) by Thursday 30 May. Carers/family member welcome to accompany guest – please let us know when registering. Email: information@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk; call us on 01732 865368 or pop into the Council office Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 3.30 pm.

This event is being made possible thanks to the generosity of grants from West Kent Housing and Councillor Alan Layland (Sevenoaks District Council Chairman and Edenbridge Town Councillor).

Reminder: There will an open event for the whole community on Thursday 6 June at Stangrove Park: D-Day 80th anniversary commemoration – 6 June – Edenbridge Town Council

Armed Forces Day Afternoon Tea
Sevenoaks District Council will also be hosting a free event in Edenbridge this June. Places are limited and must be booked in advance:

1940s themed afternoon tea to celebrate Armed Forces Day – Wednesday 12 June, 12 noon to 2 pm, Rickards Hall

You may also be interested in:

Our weekly Games Club for over 55yr olds
Dementia Friendly Edenbridge

Our weekly Games Club enjoyed an afternoon tea in 2023
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D-Day 80th anniversary commemoration – 6 June

*update timings: church bells will ring at 6.30pm; music from 7.15pm

The Town Council is delighted to be hosting another community event on Thursday 6 June 2024, which will see the second lighting of the Beacon at Stangrove Park.

Residents are invited to attend and “bring your own picnic”. Parking and toilet facilities will be available at the leisure centre. There will also be a Fish ‘n’ Chip van and children’s play inflatables.

6.45 pm Church bells ring in Edenbridge Town

7.30 pm Music by Steve Conway (1940/50s Swing) and Edenbridge Town Band

9.15 pm Lighting of the Beacon

Find out more about D-Day and what’s happening across the country at https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/d-day-80

D-Day Afternoon Tea – Wednesday 5 June

The Council will be hosting an Afternoon Tea for older and/or vulnerable members of our community who would like to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

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Silver Sunday celebrations – register for free leisure pass, tea dance and more!

This year’s Silver Sunday boasts dozens of local events for older people, most of which are free.

Silver Sunday was originally set up to tackle loneliness, but in recent years it has become a national campaign to celebrate the contribution of older people while encouraging social activity.

Promoted locally by Sevenoaks District Council, and running from September to December, residents can sign up to a variety of activities and events.

For more information and a full list of events across the Sevenoaks District, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/silversunday. To request a leaflet listing this year’s Silver Sunday events, call 01732 227000 or email communities@sevenoaks.gov.uk.

Events in Edenbridge

One-day leisure pass
Residents aged 55 plus can claim a free one-day pass for Edenbridge Leisure Centre on 1 October, 5 November and 3 December.
Please email communities@sevenoaks.gov.uk for details, terms and conditions and to request your pass

Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum Health & Wellbeing Event
Thursday 5 October from 11.30am to 3.30pm at the Eden Centre

This event will give you information on how to keep in good health as you get older and how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Refreshments will be provided.

Seniors’ information mornings
Monday 13 November, 10am to 12 noon at the Eden CentreCome along to find out what’s on in your local area. You can also get help and advice from local charities and organisations, the Council and Kent Police.

There’s no need to book on, simply turn up. Disabled access is available at all venues. Refreshments will be served.

Tea Dance
Friday 24 November, 1pm to 3.30pm at the Eden Centre
More information and to book: www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/teadance

Gardening at the Eden Centre
The Eden Centre is looking for green fingered residents to help restore their sensory garden to its former glory. The lovely garden has become overgrown since the pandemic and is ripe for restoration.

They are looking for a group of volunteers who could attend once a week (Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm), to weed and dig up the garden, ready for planting next spring.

Please call 03000 414010 for more information.

Games Club
Come along and play your favourite games while making friends and having a cuppa!

This friendly group meets every Monday from 10am to 12 noon in Rickards Hall, Edenbridge and play different games such as, cards, Chess or Connect4. Refreshments are provided.

For further details, call Edenbridge Town Council on 01732 865368.

Eden Centre events
The Eden Centre in Edenbridge holds lots of weekly events including exercise classes, quilting, yoga and more! Find out all the dates and times.

Bridges Café
Bridges Café in Edenbridge serves delicious coffee and cakes as well as holding fun, social events. Find out what’s going on..

‘Pop Up Sue’ gentle exercise sessions
Increase mobility, strength and balance through gentle exercise with Sue Larken from Age UK.

Meet new people, get useful health tips and learn to keep yourself strong and mobile. Classes cost £3.50 to £4 depending on the location and include a cup of tea or coffee.

  • Eden Centre, Edenbridge (TN8 6BY), alternate Thursdays 10.30am to 12 noon
  • Bridges Café , Edenbridge (TN8 5AJ), last Friday of the month 2pm to 3pm

Edenbridge Walking Group
Setting off from Church Street, TN8 5BD, adjacent to the Church, this gentle circular walk will go across open fields, countryside and woodland thickets.

The next walks are taking place on:

  • Wednesday 4 October at 10.30am
  • Wednesday 18 October at 10.30am

Forget-me-not café
Last Friday of every month at the Eden Centre 10.30am to 12pm

Getting to and from events
If you need help getting to and from any Silver Sunday activity, contact Dial-a-Ride on 01892 832447. Charges apply for this service.

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Free tea dance – book now!

Residents can enjoy an afternoon of dancing, music and socialising at a free tea dance this autumn.

Friday 24 November, 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm – Eden Centre, Edenbridge TN8 6BY

Sevenoaks District Council is putting on the event as part of its ‘Silver Sunday’ celebrations.

Led by Luci Napleton from Energise Dance Nourish Art, the tea dances will play songs both old and new with a free light lunch available, including hot drinks and cakes.

Places are limited and should be booked in advance by visiting www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/teadance or calling Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000.

Carers and family members are welcome and all venues are accessible for disabled people.

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Games Club enjoys classical afternoon tea

Members of our Monday Games Club enjoyed a delightful classical afternoon tea this week thanks to funding via a Better Together Community Mobilisation grant from Sevenoaks District Council. Also invited were other residents in the community who have found their network of friends have changed since the pandemic, and so this provided them an opportunity do something nice after the difficulties of the past few years, and to connect with some new faces.

The club runs every Monday at Rickards Hall (off the High Street next to the Council office) from 10.00 am to 12 pm and is aimed at over 55s. Lots of games are available such as cards, boardgames and jigsaws. It’s a great opportunity to socialise over a cuppa while exercising the brain too! For some of the members, it has been a lifeline and a way to combat loneliness and isolation. One member told us it gives her a reason to get motivated in the morning, “I look forward to it each week and I’ve made some great friends,” she said.

The club is funded through a grant from Involve Kent, and in March 2023 it was recognised with a Certificate of Achievement in the Older Person’s Group at Sevenoaks District Council’s Community & Voluntary Awards. Around a dozen members now come along each week, but new faces are always welcome!

Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council, Cllr Bob Todd, said: “It has been so nice to see people enjoying this afternoon tea with music played by the wonderful harpist Margaret Watson. Being able to host the Games Club in Edenbridge is really important to this Council and is just one of the ways we can support older people and those facing loneliness or living with dementia.”

The club is currently free to attend. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available – sometimes even cake! 

If you would like to contact us about the club you can email information@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk or call the Council office on 01732 865368

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Family fun days are back for the summer – and they’re FREE!

Join us at Stangrove Park this summer for lots of action-packed activities the family can enjoy.

There will be games, crafts and sports organised by Play Place, as well as “special” activities each week, all funded by Edenbridge Town Council.

2pm – 5pm on Thursdays…

  • 27 July (magician)
  • 10 August (African drumming)
  • 17 August (balloon modelling)
  • 24 August (face painting) 

There’s no need to book, simply turn up and have fun. However, children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Activities are provided for children under the age of 12, but they may not be suitable for very young children.

Children and adults can have a try at African drumming
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