Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show 2019

Celebrating the country way of life since 1837, the Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show offers a fantastic Bank Holiday week-end outing, for Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th August, 8 am - 6 pm.

The Show combines all the favourites of a traditional agricultural show with 21st century family entertainment, rides, experiences and shopping. New this year - Atkinson Action Horses, Team MAD BMX stunts, Henfolds Birds of Prey and Water Buffalo. All the favourites including the Sheep Show and the junior BMX bike track.

Family tickets with free entry for any number of children are available this year.

Shimmer and Sparkle on Sevenoaks High Street!

The judges have spoken in the competition for the 2018 Sevenoaks best dressed Christmas window! Amongst some scintillating entries, the winner for the best retail window is Joie de Vivre boutique on London Road, with The Chinaman as runner-up. The new category of non-retail window winner is Dulce’s Patisserie, with runner up Jo and Co at Hollybush. Congratulations to all for helping to make Sevenoaks look fabulously atmospheric and seasonal.

So not only go and admire these fantastic windows, but explore the shops themselves! Packed full of Christmas treats and surprises (both edible and non-edible), you’re certain to find Christmas gifts galore. Shop local and support our High Street.

Sevenoaks High Street gets the thumbs-up!

Sevenoaks Chronicle front page this week celebrates the success of Sevenoaks High Street.  Bucking the trend of national High Street gloom and doom, Sevenoaks High Street is thriving with a 99% occupancy rate.  

And how?  By appealing to a wide cross-section of the resident population states retail expert, Rebecca Riches, of Ightham-based Hub Marketing Consultancy.  Millennials like the coffee culture and the range of eateries, from casual independents to brand-name chains.  Local shoppers love the mix of quirky independents, leavened with a few high profile names such as M&S.  Local weekly markets also add colour and variety to the retail mix.

Congratulations to Sevenoaks Town Council for working hard on maintaining our High Street.  Retail tourism is important too, so whether visiting friends and relatives or touring historic houses and gardens, a lively and buzzing High Street is an important and economically rewarding lure.

Coming soon . . . Christmas!

Sevenoaks Christmas Market has been named as one of the 11 best in Kent by Kent Life Magazine.

The 2018 market will run from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 December.  So put the dates in your diary now and look forward to the usual delectable mix of food, gifts and Christmas decorations.  

New Season's "news" . . .

Riverhill Himalayan Garden is open for 2017 with new surprises and delights.  The same delicious home-baked food is available in the cafe; and the gardens are looking stunning in Spring colours. The excitement for 2017 is the new garden shop - linger, hanker and then buy!  You'll be very tempted . . .