Dear Readers and Advertisers

Hey ho, hey ho it’s back to school we go with a pile of books (or e notes) and hopefully bright looks after a good summer holiday. This will apply to hundreds of our children as they return to new classrooms with new teachers in many cases, new ideas and great ambition to do well. It is said that your schooldays are the best of your life. In many cases that is true and of course these things are only realised when looking back nostalgically. Parents will also be getting back to normality, whatever that is in the pre Brexit era. Fingers crossed for a good outcome to this issue for us and our European neighbours.

Remember to enter our September Wordsearch competition. The prize this month is A MEAL FOR 2 courtesy of THE GREEN MAN, based at LONGFIELD HILL. Entry deadline is 14th September. The winner of the BBQ PACK courtesy of MICHAEL at LONGFIELD BUTCHERS in the August competition was ISABEL LOWE of NEW ASH GREEN, the missing word being GARDENING.

Advertising sales deadline for October is 11th September, 2019. Call our sales office on 01474 707484 and 01322 534016 or email

At the end of this month The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning takes place, held all over the country on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support in thousands of homes and halls. This event has been running for many years and has made a great deal of money. There is bound to be one near you. All through the month, the Alzheimer’s Society is holding fundraising Memory Walks. The websites of both these admirable charities have the details so that you can join in and make a contribution. Contributing to an art exhibition will be the members of Hartley Art Group who stage their Annual Show at the Village Hall, Ash Road on Friday evening 6th September and all day Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th. The standard is very high and a local art show is a great place to find original works of art and reasonable prices.

Carole, Sally & Colin.


About Carole Gunning

Carole is one half of The Village Advertiser and together with Sally Oliver makes sure The Village Advertiser provides useful local business contacts to many households across Kent.