Spa’s pamper night helps hospice
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.