Spa’s pam­per night helps hospice

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - YOURLOCAL -

Ex­quis­ite Beauty Spa held a Gold, Frank­in­cense and Purr char­ity night at the Great Danes Mer­cure Ho­tel, in Holling­bourne, on Mon­day and raised £180 for the Heart of Kent Hospice. The spa team of­fered com­pli­men­tary treat­ments the vil­lage hall from 6pm-7.30pm on Mon­day Novem­ber 13, be­fore the parish coun­cil meet­ing takes place. All res­i­dents and other in­ter­ested par­ties are wel­come. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from DHA Plan­ning will be in at­ten­dance to an­swer any ques­tions. Sub­ject to fund­ing, it is hoped that the im­prove­ments may be im­ple­mented dur­ing the 2018-19 fi­nan­cial year. and beauty ad­vice while Michael Conmy, a HOKH vol­un­tary am­bas­sador, gave guests in­for­ma­tion about the hospice’s work, in­clud­ing help given to peo­ple suf­fer­ing from de­men­tia and Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Maid­stone Area Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Group: de­mands and re­duced gov­ern­ment grant. The con­sul­ta­tion in­cludes plans for £56m of sav­ings with a fur­ther £9m yet to be iden­ti­fied. KCC would wel­come your com­ments on these plans as well as sug­ges­tions as to where you think sav­ings can and should be made. Visit: www.kent.gov.uk/ bud­get­con­sul­ta­tion to have your say on the pro­pos­als to fix the 2018/19 bud­get gap and tell KCC your pri­or­i­ties. Work­house life: On Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15, Peter Ewart will be talk­ing about Life in the Vic­to­rian Work­house to the his­tory so­ci­ety in the vil­lage hall. Vis­i­tors £3. The talk be­gins at 8pm but doors open at 7.40pm for re­fresh­ments. Re­mem­brance: The Act of Re­mem­brance takes place in the church on Sun­day Novem­ber 12 at 10am and then at the war me­mo­rial in the church­yard for the lay­ing of wreaths and the two minute si­lence. There will also be a small area for the plac­ing of wooden crosses ded­i­cated to those we es­pe­cially wish to re­mem­ber who have died in the ser­vice of our coun­try Yule­tide Mar­ket: The Mar­ket is on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 2 from 4.45-8pm in the High Street. It pro­vides an evening of cel­e­bra­tion for vis­i­tors, and we all may be able to help in the build up to this. The Christ­mas lights will be put up on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19. If you can help, con­tact Geral­dine Brown on 01622 814222 or chair­man@yald­ing­parish­coun­cil.gov.uk Also, the ever pop­u­lar bot­tle tombola, which helps to fund run­ning costs and street en­ter­tain­ment on the night, would ap­pre­ci­ate do­na­tions of bot­tles. Leave at the post of­fice any time this month, or col­lec­tion can be ar­ranged by call­ing 01622 814018. Tinned or pack­aged food is not ac­cept­able. Re­mem­brance: On Satur­day Novem­ber 11 at 10.55am, Fa­ther Paul Kish will lead short prayers and the two minute si­lence at the war me­mo­rial. On Sun­day Novem­ber 12, Holy Com­mu­nion will take place at 9.30am, fol­lowed, at 10.50am by a pa­rade from church to the war me­mo­rial for a short ser­vice. Taize ser­vice: On Sun­day Novem­ber 12 at 6.30pm, a Taize ser­vice will take place in the lady chapel in St Peter & St Paul’s church. Lit­tle Fishes: The pre-school group next get to­gether on Mon­day, Novem­ber 13 from 2-3pm in church. The young­sters will en­joy a Bi­ble story, some mu­sic, an ac­tiv­ity and a healthy snack, while the adults get to­gether for tea and chat. Call Rachel on 01622 817337 for de­tails. Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions: The monthly WI meet­ing on Tues­day, Novem­ber 14 at 7pm at the vil­lage hall, will get mem­bers into the fes­tive mood when Jackie Nel­sonSalt, Maria Her­riot and Rachel Kirkham lead a ses­sion on mak­ing Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions. The com­pe­ti­tion is for the old­est Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion. Vis­i­tors/new mem­bers wel­come. Open gar­dens: Yald­ing Gar­dens in Ben­over Road will hold its last pub­lic open day of the year on Sun­day Novem­ber 12 from 10am2pm. All of the many gar­dens will be open for vis­i­tors to ex­plore. Vil­lage Voices: On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16 at 7.30pm, Vil­lage Voices will meet in the school hall to en­joy singing songs from around the world. New mem­bers of any or no mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence are wel­come. Call Karen for de­tails on 01622 814267. Shades of Grey: On Satur­day Novem­ber 11 from 8-11pm, there will be live mu­sic at The Ge­orge when Shades of Grey re­turn to pro­vide their own brand of en­ter­tain­ment. 100 club win­ners: The Friends of Yald­ing Church 100 club Novem­ber draw took place last Sun­day. Glenda Rev­ell came first with num­ber 73, Wendy Thurston se­cond with 47 and Joy Vir­den third with num­ber 60. The next draw takes place on De­cem­ber 3. 65 more houses: The ap­pli­ca­tion for de­vel­op­ing the land south of Vicarage Road is sched­uled to go to the MBC Plan­ning Com­mit­tee on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9 start­ing at 6pm. This is very short no­tice and there have been ob­jec­tions due to some er­rors and de­lays in the con­sul­ta­tion process and the re­port. The Res­i­dents for Sen­si­ble De­vel­op­ment are hop­ing that the large num­bers of Yald­ing res­i­dents who have ob­jected on the web­site, and many oth­ers will turn up at the meet­ing. They are ex­pect­ing trans­port to be avail­able. To keep up to date with all this, or to re­quest a coach seat, check face­book www. face­book.com/yald­in­gres­i­dents/ or con­tact yald­in­gres­i­dents@gmail. com or con­tact the correspondent - de­tails at the top of the col­umn.

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