Covering the villages of Four Elms, Hever & Markbeech

Late May Bank Holiday Refuse Changes

Following the late May bank holiday, there will be some changes to residents’ refuse, recycling and garden waste collection days.

There will be no collections on Monday 29 May and all collections this week will be one day later than usual until Saturday 3 June.

Residents are requested to put their black and clear sacks and their garden waste out at 7am on their collection day.

For more information visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/refuse

Annual Parish Assembly – Thursday 25th May 2023

Please come along to the Annual Parish Assembly on Thursday 25th May. This will be held in Markbeech Village Hall at 7.00 pm.

In addition to hearing  about your Parish Council, we have a range of interesting speakers lined up for the evening, such as Tom Tugendhat, MP, and representatives from local organisations and services. Drinks and refreshments are provided and the chance to chat to local residents and Councillors after the presentations too. The event is free to everyone who lives in Four Elms, Hever or Markbeech. The Agenda for the Assembly can be found here: http://hever.org/parish-council/agendas


Edenbridge Leisure Centre Open Day Monday 1st May 2023

Edenbridge Leisure Centre and Sevenoaks Leisure Centre are hosting open days on Monday, May 1.


Olympic gold medallists in the Modern Pentathlon, Joe Choong MBE and Kate French MBE, will be making guest appearances at both centres.


Managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Sevenoaks District Council, the centres will be offering the local community a day of action packed and fun filled activity, all for free.


Running from 8am to 8pm, the centres will be offering a wide array of activities including Gym and Swim, Group Exercise, Feel Good Suite and Sports Hall activity taster sessions, alongside face painting and balloon modelling.


Customers will be invited to meet and greet the attending Olympians, who will be visiting Sevenoaks Leisure Centre from 10am to 11am, followed by Edenbridge Leisure Centre from 12pm to 1pm.


Activities will differ per site and customers are encouraged to download the App to book. Please visit the website for more information here:



Hasan Romel, contract manager at Everyone Active, said: “We’re incredibly excited to invite the whole community down to Edenbridge Leisure Centre and Sevenoaks Leisure Centre on Monday, May 1.


“We’re offering a wide range of activities, all for free. From swimming to gym sessions and racquet sports – there’s something for everyone – and with local sporting heroes in attendance too, it’s set to be a fantastic day for all!”


Hop along for free, Easter family fun!

Sevenoaks District Council’s ‘eggcellent’ Easter Family Fun Days make a welcome return in April.

For four days over the Easter school holidays, families can try their hand at crafts, biscuit making, games, toddler yoga sessions and much, much more!

They are ideal for parents and guardians who are looking to keep their children busy over the break in a friendly, safe environment.

There’s no booking, families can simply hop along and enjoy what’s on offer. Children must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times.

The Fun Days are taking place between 10am and 2pm on the following days:

  • Monday 3 April – Crockenhill – Memorial Meadow, Stones Cross Road
  • Tuesday 4 April – Swanley Park
  • Wednesday 5 April – Edenbridge – Rickards Hall off the High Street
  • Thursday 6 April – Leigh – the Green & Jessica’s Hall

Easter Family Fun Days are organised and funded by Sevenoaks District Council and run by Play Place with support from local town and parish councils who are providing the venues.



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