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Swanley FC - U14sSwanley FC looking for players for the new U14 team

Swanley FC are delighted to announce that we have a new U14 team for next season.

We are now seeking players in all positions for the team.

If you are currently in Year 7 or 8 and are looking to join a team for the first time or if you are just looking for a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

For more information please contact the U14’s manager Russell on 07786 385 947 or email russellbonich@gmail.com


Bike around Brands 2019
Friday 16th August

Once again Swanley and North Downs Lions are running a charity bicycle event at Brands Hatch, on the famous 1.2 mile Indy Circuit.

It is not a race, and participants set their own target for the number of laps they intend to tackle.

Admission to the track will be from 6.30 p.m. until approx. 8.30 p.m.

There is no need to pre-book, but on the day each cyclist must register in the Kentagon bar/restaurant and collect a circuit entry pass.

Those 14 years of age or under must be accompanied by a riding adult at all times whilst on the circuit.

All riders will be asked to sign to accept Brands’ conditions for taking part, and under 18s must have a parent or responsible adult present, when registering, to accept those conditions on their behalf.

All riders are strongly advised to wear appropriate protective clothing, particularly an approved helmet.

Participants are encouraged to contribute as much as possible, but as a minimum each rider is asked to raise sponsorship, or make a personal donation, of at least £15 (£5 for those who are 14 years old and under), payable when registering if not sponsored for more.

All money from the event is to be paid to Swanley & North Downs Lions who will be making a substantial donation to ‘ellenor’, our local hospice service.

By taking part, riders will be helping both adults and children who have a life threatening or life limiting illness, and their families.

They will also be helping folk who are in real need for other reasons.

Should you have any queries, or need a sponsor form, contact Colin McRobert, telephone 01732 823827, or e-mail cjmcrobert@btinternet.com.

Swanley & North Downs Lions are part of Lions Clubs International,
the world’s largest service organisation.
Club Web site www.swanleyandnorthdownslions.org.uk
Charity Trust Fund Registration Number 296721

Lions International

Kent Police Independent Police
Advisory Group

Sevenoaks & Swanley District
Your Community – Your Issues!

The IPAG are a group of community volunteers who work with Kent Police to improve policing services across the county. The IPAG make a difference to policing in Kent by:

  • Helping Kent Police to support victims of crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Providing a link between the police and the communities of Kent
  • Encouraging witnesses of crime to come forward
  • Sharing feedback from the communities with the police to help improve services
  • Discuss Kent Police priorities/objectives

We are currently looking for new members to join us and attend four meetings a year at a location which is relevant to you. This is an exciting opportunity to discuss community issues with Kent Police and the IPAG Chair.

We would like to welcome members from a variety of different cultures with a view to providing tactical advice and support in relation to dealing with serious incidents involving victims and offenders from different backgrounds

For a further insight into what the IPAG is and what is required from its members please go to link - https://ipag.kent.police.uk/

If you require any further information or would like to attend one of the meetings please contact Community.liaison@kent.pnn.police.uk or 01622 652444 / 652440

Planned future dates:

Commencing 18:00

13th March 2019 - Clocktower Pavilion, Swanley Independent PoliceAdvisory Group (IPAG) logo

17th July 2019 – District Council Office, Sevenoaks

20th November 2019 – Clocktower Pavilion, Swanley


“Working in partnership to build confidence and trust for all”

Swanley Mental Health Crisis Drop In Service

We are here to listen

Citizens Advice Office, (next door to Wilkos): 38 Swanley Centre, London Rd, BR8 7TQ

14 - 17 year olds: Thursdays 4pm-6pm

18+ : Saturday evenings 7pm-9pm

For more information e-mail swanleycrisisservice@northkentmind.co.uk or call
07396 200237 during the above hours

Funded by Cllr Michael Horwood, Sevenoaks District Council and Matthew Scott, Police & Crime Commissioner for Kent

2 women sat by a table talking and listening to illustrate the Swanley Mental Health Crisis Drop In Service

Carers Cuppa

Are you caring for a family member or friend with a serious illness or long-term disability? As a carer do you often put your own health and wellbeing last?

We want to put YOU first!

Alternate Saturdays 11am-1pm

ellenor Gravesend (Coldharbour Road, DA11 7HQ)

12 Jan / 26 Jan / 9 Feb / 23 Feb / 9 Mar / 23 Mar / 6 Apr / 20 Apr / 4 May / 18 May / 1 Jun / 15 Jun / 29 Jun


View the PDF here to see the text from the poster above

Bereavement Cuppa

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?

Come and meet others on a similar journey in a safe, supportive space near you.

Every Thursday:

10am - 12pm - Glentworth Ex-Service Club (154 Lowfield Street), DA11JB

7pm- 9pm - ellenor Gravesend (Coldharbour Road, DA11 7HQ)

Monthly Saturdays 11am - 1pm - Swanley Link (London Road, BR8 7AE)

12 Jan / 16 Feb / 16 Mar / 13 Apr / 11 May / 8 Jun


New! Walk and Talk Bereavement Group

This is a gentle paced two hour walk through the Gravesend countryside and includes a coffee stop.

Meet at the cash points outside Morrisons, Coldharbour Road, DA11 8AB 9.45am meet - 10am walk. (If the weather is bad please call 01474 320007 to check it is taking place).

First Monday of the Month

7 Jan / 4 Feb / 4 Mar / 1 Apr / 3 Jun (no walk in May due to Bank Holiday)

Third Thursday of the Month

17 Jan / 21 Feb / 21 Mar / 18 Apr / 16 May / 20 Jun

There is no need to book for any of our cuppas or walk and talk groups, just come along. If you would like to speak to a member of the Wellbeing Team call 01474 320007.

Registered  Charity no. 1121561

Supporting Swanley and South Darenth

In my part time role as a Co-op Member Pioneer I am here to help support the community in Swanley and South Darenth. This might be through:

1) Encouraging good causes to apply to the Local Community Fund and supporting former beneficiaries of the fund.
2) Promoting your events on our community noticeboards (just drop off your posters to the stores!)
3) Acting as a link to local good causes.
4) Providing drinks for events through my Tea and Coffee Library.
5) Asking store colleagues to help with an activity you are doing.
6) Providing small items from the store perhaps food for a party that you are doing or Fairtrade items.

This list is not exhaustive so please feel free to share your ideas.
It’s also likely that you have links into area that the Co-op might like to support and again, if you have any contacts it would be really helpful to know them.

My work email is karen.jefferys@coopmembers.co.uk and I aim to check this weekly in term time. This is normally Tuesday evenings.

Karen Jefferys
Member Pioneer

children looking at electronics

Volunteers needed for new Digital Den Club for anyone aged 8-11 at Swanley Library.

The sessions will include how circuits work; how to program robots; how to make a piano with bananas; and much more…

For more information phone 03000 413131 or email swanleylibrary@kent.gov.uk or visit


Our mission is to lead and coordinate the best-personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible, enabling them to make the most of the time they have.

Care is provided:

  • For all ages, from the very young to the very old
  • For all diagnoses – not just for cancer
  • To support all needs, physical, practical and spiritual
  • In all places, at home, hospital, care home or hospice
  • To all concerned, patients, carers and families

If you feel you are able to volunteer and help this great charity, please click the button below to download the PDF with details of different roles which are available.