NEWSLETTER FOR TENANTS OF WEST KENT HOUSING ASSOCIATION JULY 2004 Issue 27 Bentleys Meadow Redevelopment The redevelopment at Bentleys Meadow in Seal is making steady progress. In total West Kent will be building 58 new homes, most of which will be for rent with 14 being available for Shared Ownership. These range from 1 and 2 bedroom flats, 2, 3 and 4 bed-houses and chalet style properties. There are also homes specifically designed for the disabled. The completion of Phase 1 was marked in June when Eric Bangay, Tenant Representative from Seal, officially opened the site with Councillor Clive Bruce, Sevenoaks District Council’s Chairman. Phase 2 is now underway and keeping very much on programme, with completion expected in Summer 2005. Mark Leader, Development and New Business Director commented "This has been quite a complex project and I thank those involved from the Parish and District Council as well as the staff at West Kent for all their hard work. It’s never easy living in a place with building works going on, no matter how considerate the contractor is, and so I also thank the residents for their patience and understanding." If you would like more information on our Shared Ownership schemes then please call us on 01732 749400 for details. Calendar Art Competition What’s Inside Would you like to see your artwork in West Kent’s calendar for 2005? If so, this is for you! ➤ Possession orders and the Right to Buy Now in it’s third year, the West Kent art competition is an opportunity to share your creativity. ➤ How We’re Doing Both adults and children are welcome ➤ Summer Trips to enter – the winning artworks will ➤ A Day in the Life of a be used for next year’s calendar, plus Scheme Manager there will be some great prizes up for grabs. ➤ Useful tips For more details and an entry form, ➤ Your Tenant please contact Nicola Morrell on Representatives 01732 749400 or by e-mail at: ➤ Skatboard Park email@example.com Dunton Green ➤ Things to do How We’re Generation Games For the last five years the Doing Sheltered Housing Scheme at Rent Montgomery Road, South At the 31 December 2003 West Kent Darenth has been playing host owned 5307 general needs properties to the boys from Furness with a total average rent of £64.53. School. Detailed below is a breakdown of the properties by size and average weekly rent. Every Friday a few of the pupils (different ones each week) visit Montgomery Road to play Number of Property Average pool, darts and board games units size rent with the residents in the 14 Bedsit £50.23 communal lounge. 1644 1 Bed £53.71 This is a social occasion for both the pupils and residents. It also helps the 1522 2 Beds £64.43 pupils with social integration and confidence building. 2022 3 Beds £72.48 Mr Alan Dean, teacher at Furness School, wanted to show his appreciation to 105 4 or more beds £83.89 two of the residents, Mr Jim Betts and Mr Herbie Payne, who have shown great dedication over the last five years to make this event such a success. As at the 31 December rent arrears On Friday 26th March 2004 the Mayoress of Swanley, Mrs Kathleen Coates, stood at 2.67% of the rent roll, which and Mr David Coates visited Montgomery Road to present Jim and Herbie with a compares excellently to other top certificate for the great work they are doing. performing associations whose arrears are on average 3.67% Most of the residents came to the lounge for the presentation. Also present were Mr Alan Dean, pupils Antonio Lind, Kevin Burden, Andrew Smith and Jason Lower, Hazel Campbell, Sheltered Housing Assistant and Linda Emmett, Vacancies Sheltered Housing Officer. It took on average 28 days to let a general needs property from the day the tenancy ended. Possession Orders and Right to Buy At the end of December we had 53 properties that were available to relet to If you were previously a tenant of tenancy with no additional rights. This new and existing tenants. This is the Sevenoaks District Council you may means no Right to Buy. equivalent to 1.00% of our total stock. have additional rights such as the Where a suspended possession order "right to buy" and succession rights Who we housed to a member of your family. This is has been made, if you keep up your payments each week without fail your Shown below are details of the way we called a "protected" tenancy. filled our vacancies last year. "protected" tenancy will continue as You can lose these rights if West Kent before. However, if you miss even one payment, legally your tenancy with Transferring tenants 146 obtains a possession order against West Kent comes to an end and you People/families that were classed you in the County Court for rent become a "tolerated trespasser". as homeless 103 arrears or nuisance. This means you have also lost your People/families that were There are two orders that may affect additional rights under the "protected" registered on the housing register 168 these rights: tenancy. Even if you are allowed to People/families who were living remain in the property, you will not get in hostel accommodation 44 q An outright possession order Other mobility schemes e.g. HOMES 2 back these additional rights. This requiring you to leave the means you lose your right to buy property by a certain date forever. q A suspended order requiring you 2 to pay the rent plus an amount If you think this is unfair you can apply each week off the arrears back to the court for your original 44 tenancy to be resurrected. However, In the case of an outright order, your unless you have cleared all your 146 "protected" tenancy ends on the day arrears and costs the court is unlikely the court orders you to leave, i.e. 14 to grant this. or 28 days from the date of the 168 hearing. At that point, all additional If you are already in breach of a rights have been lost. suspended order, this affects you. 103 Even if you clear all the arrears and If you have any questions about this costs and we offer you a new you can contact your Housing Officer. tenancy, this will be a normal assured 2 Repairs Last year we carried out 18, 302 repairs. What’s on for Summer q 98% of emergency repairs were FAMILY TRIPS dealt with within the target of 1 day. Our popular family coach trips are back for the summer. For just £3 per adult q 95% of urgent repairs were and £1 per child under 16 you can enjoy a fun day out. completed in the target time of 7 calendar days. To give everyone a fair chance each area has it’s own booking date, and q 94% of routine repairs were we are unable to take bookings or reserve places before these dates. carried out within the target of 1 Look under the pick-up point nearest to where you live and call the number calendar month. on the date given to book or call into the Swanley office or Furniture Store in Sevenoaks. The trips are limited to two per family. During the year West Kent spent on average £596 per property on Edenbridge and Westerham – Bookings taken from maintenance and £461 on Friday 16 July management. Pick ups Edenbridge Centre, Leisure Centre and Westerham Wednesday 28 July Drusillas Zoo Park NB All figures relate to the year 1 Wednesday 4 August Dymchurch January 2003 to 31 December Wednesday 11 August Adventure Island, Southend 2003. To Book: Tel: Linda 01732 749400 ext.315 or Toni ext.329 National Swanley – Bookings taken from Monday 19 July Pick up St Barts School, Sycamore Drive Debtline Thursday 29 July Thursday 5 August Thursday 12 August Folkestone Knockhatch Adventure Park Hastings Thursday 19 August Dymchurch National Debtline is a telephone Thursday 26 August Adventure helpline for people with debt Island, Southend problems. They give expert advice To Book-: Tel: Linda 01732 749400 ext.315 or over the telephone and send callers Toni ext. 329 in debt a self-help information pack free of charge. Sevenoaks – Bookings taken from The service is free, confidential and Tuesday 20 July independent. Pick ups Sevenoaks, Riverhead and Otford Tuesday 27 July Hastings Helpline: Tuesday 3 August Knockhatch Adventure 0808 808 4000 Tuesday 10 August Park Leysdown Website: Tuesday 17 August Adventure Island, Southend www.nationaldebtline.co.uk Tuesday 24 August Dymchurch To Book: Tel: Linda 01732 749400 ext. 315 or Toni ext. 329 FURNITURE Hartley and Horton Kirby – Bookings taken from Friday 16 July STORE Pick ups Wellfield Hall and Saxon Place CLOSING DATES Thursday 29 July Drusillas Thursday 5 August Herne Bay Abacus House Furniture Store Thursday 12 August Adventure will be closed from Thursday Island, 29 July at 2pm and re-opens Southend on Tuesday 17 August. Thursday 19 August Dymchurch The Furniture Store has lots of good quality second hand To Book: Tel: Linda furniture, including 01732 749400 re-conditioned electrical goods. Call Angela on 01732 ext. 315 or 743365 to find out what is available. Toni ext. 329 3 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SCHEME MANAGER I started off as a Sheltered Housing Assistant at Hollybush Court, which I enjoyed Useful Tips for 2 years until a position came up for a scheme manager at Queens Court. I took a chance and went for the job and I got it!. Condensation I live on site and my hours are 8.45am to 5.15pm with Invicta Lifeline picking up To reduce the risk of condensation the out of hours calls. and mould growing on the walls and ceiling of your home you should My day starts with a call to the lone worker line, to let West Kent know where I take a few simple precautions. will be that day and then I take back the scheme from Invicta Lifeline and check if there have been any messages left. If there are I will then deal with those. q Always ensure that you ventilate I then do a call check to all tenants in the 27 flats, visiting those that need a visit. your home, the trickle vents on plastic windows should be open Telephone calls are then made for doctors, repairs/head office and I check that at all times. carers have been and the tenants are ready for their bus that collects them to go q During and after activities like to the day centres. cooking and bathing, and for at Coffee mornings with the tenants are arranged and hopefully the tenants will least half an hour afterwards, make the tea/coffee. always ensure that the kitchen or bathroom door is kept shut and I then go off site and venture out on my twice weekly visits to my outside open a fanlight. If you have schemes, which are in the villages near me, checking that each tenant has extractor fans fitted use them. everything they need and that all is well around the site. q Ensure that you provide Returning back to Queen Court, hopefully for a lunch break. background heat and during cold spells have the heating on slightly I then take back my scheme from Invicta who have looked after it for me whilst I lower all the time. have been away. q Avoid drying washing indoors on Afternoons can involve any activity from keep fit, a reminiscence group, a quiz or the radiators, if you have no a knitting group. Usually tea and cakes are part of it, which I have baked the night alternative keep the door to that before. room shut and open a window to A visiting chiropodist/hairdresser comes periodically and outside clubs such as ensure that the air in that room is KAB/Widows Club/Community Link come in to use our lounge bringing outside constantly changing with fresh air members with them and residents from Queens Court join in too. from outside. q Keep doors to rooms shut when Lots of tenants have been along to see me in the office throughout the day not in use, heating systems have maybe for a chat or help with a form or to ask to arrange transport for them. been designed to heat rooms to When my day is finished I telephone the lone worker line to say I am safe then I different temperatures. give back the scheme to Invicta and go home. Gas and Electric Cards Sometimes the day does not go to plan as I may start with a tenant on the floor Many tenants opt to pay for their where an ambulance is needed, which will take up quite a bit of time, making all gas by using top up gas and electric my other plans later. cards. These are a convenient way Or perhaps there may be a problem whilst I am on my visits, which needs my to control how much you spend, attention, someone may need to chat a little longer, or maybe someone needs although they cost more than other help with a form to fill in or to just make a telephone call. Or I have to go to a payment methods. meeting or a course. The electric keys and gas cards will Let me say no day is the same ever, but whatever each day brings, I love it! only work on the meters where you Jeannie Killick currently live. You cannot take them Scheme Manager at Queens Court, Edenbridge. and use them if you move to a new home. If you have credit on your gas or PCSO Dave O’Neil will be holding a surgery at electric meters when you move, and Swanley Tourist Information Centre London Road, for residents of Swanley you wish to be reimbursed for this, wishing to speak with him. then you should contact your gas and electric suppliers. Credit is not Surgery time: 12.30 - 2.30pm stored on the electric keys or gas on the following dates: cards so please do not take them with you. MONDAY 2nd AUGUST 2004 MONDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2004 Please remember that when you MONDAY 4th OCTOBER 2004 leave the property you must return the gas card and or electric key to MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2004 your local West Kent office along MONDAY 6th DECEMBER 2004 with the keys to the property. 4 88 Old Street London EC1V 9HU t. 020 7505 2000 www.shelter.org.uk Registered charity number 263710 Kent Shelter helps over 100,000 people a year fight for their rights, get back on their feet, and find and keep a home. But we also tackle the root causes of the housing crisis by Housing Aid campaigning for new laws. Shelter has launched the million children campaign - the biggest in its history - over one million children in Britain Provides free, independent and confidential housing wake up every morning in bad housing. That’s enough to advice to anyone who is homeless, badly housed or fill the cities of Edinburgh, Bath and Manchester. who has any other housing problem including rent and mortgage arrears, repossession, housing benefit. Bad housing damages children’s health, their education and landlord/tenant disputes, harassment and illegal future. One in 12 children in Britain are more likely to eviction. develop diseases such as bronchitis, TB or asthma because of bad housing. Operates a weekly advice surgery in Swanley at West It is a national scandal that this situation Kent Housing Association, 38 Swanley Centre on is tolerated in the fourth richest Mondays between 10am-3pm and Sevenoaks at economy in the world. Moat Housing Society, 96 High Street on Fridays between10am-3pm. Do you want to live in a country where over one million children suffer in bad Also operates a telephone housing advice service on housing? Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am-1pm and Thursdays between 2pm-4.30pm on You can help Shelter fight for 01732 742399. change by joining the million children campaign Outside these hours people with housing problems at www.shelter.org.uk. can call Shelterline, our free national housing Bad housing wrecks lives. helpline on 0800 800 4444, or visit Shelter’s housing information website, www.shelter.org.uk. R E A D E R S L ET TE R S Want to learn From: Jean Mills, Swanley Something New? Dear Linda I wanted to write to thank you, for giving me the opportunity to attend the AGM for The new Adult Education brochure Tenants on the 25 June 04. I found it most interesting to hear the valuable – Voluntary is now out, with lots of courses – Dedicated work, elected Tenant Reps have achieved for tenants in their areas. starting in September. You can get a Working alongside the staff of West Kent Housing is important with increasing tenant – and bought properties. We all want to live side-by-side in harmony –in a copy from your local Adult desirable and a safe environment – now and for the future. To be proud of where we Education Centre or Library or you live. can see what courses are available With the official meeting over it was nice to speak with staff of West Kent, Tenant Reps and other tenants to talk over issues past and present, over a welcoming and even enrol online. delicious BBQ, in the sun drenched gardens of the Farmers, Sevenoaks. Many courses are free or at a I look forward to the next AGM for tenants, and urge other tenants to attend. reduced rate for people on benefits. There is also a Learner Support Thank you once again Sincerely Jean Mills (Tenant) Fund if you have difficulty meeting the cost of your course, you can We want to hear your views, please write in with your ideas or comments and the senders of any letters published will receive a £10 Gift voucher. seek help with fees, examination Send your letters to: costs, travel or buying essential books or materials. Linda Hogan, West Kent, 39 Swanley Centre, Swanley. BR8 7TQ Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Call 0845 6065606 to enroll or visit the website: www.kent.gov.uk/adulted 5 YOUR TENANT REPRESENTATIVES Elections for the Tenants Consultative Committee were held in April and the following tenants were nominated to represent their areas. Tenant Representatives are there to represent your needs and those of the local community to West Kent Housing. AREA AND NAME & ADDRESS ROADS REPRESENTED 2b Swanley St Marys Church View, Hart Dyke Crescent, Hart Dyke Road, Hewitt Place, Mrs Lesley White, 110 Hart Dyke Road Lilac Gardens, Lime Road, Swanley BR8 7DF 01322 664565 3 Swanley Birchwood Acacia Walk, Elm Drive, Russett Way, Walnut Way, Whiteoak Mr Peter Smith, 140 Russet Way, Swanley Court, Wisteria Gardens BR8 8LH. 01322 405984 3a Swanley, Birchwood Aspen Close, Conifer Way, Heath Close Ms Bryoni Moore, 106 Conifer Way, Swanley BR8 7UL. 01322 401173 4 Swanley Birchwood Alexandra Close, Bonney Way, Garrolds Close, Kettlewell Court, Mrs Margaret Halfpenny, 170 Kestrel Court Northview Flats, , Hollytree Avenue, Sycamore Drive. Northview, Swanley BR8 7BH 01322 668906 email@example.com 5 Swanley Birchwood Alder Way, Juniper Walk, Northview Houses, Pear Tree Close, Mrs Carol Theobald, 9 Juniper Walk Shurlock Avenue, Larch Walk, The Orchard, Sprucedale Close, Swanley BR8 7SS, 01322 668805 Strawberry Fields, The Oaks, The Spinney, Whitecroft. firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Swanley (South) Abbotts Close, Beech Avenue, Bevan Place, Kingswood Avenue, Mrs Betty Hunter, 223 Lullingstone Avenue Leechcroft Avenue, Lullingstone Avenue, Moultain Hill, New Road, Swanley, BR8 7JB. 01322 660934 Rogers Court, Swanley Lane, Wadard Terrace, Willow Avenue 7 Hextable Claremont Road, Durrant Road, Fens Way, Home Hill, Lower Road, c/o Ms Bryoni Moore, 106 Conifer Way Midfield Avenue, Panters, Top Dartford Road Swanley BR8 7UL. 01322 401173 8 Horton Kirby and South Darenth Horton Kirby Carleton Place, Forge Lane, Glebe Place, Saxon Mr Jim Fisher , 10 Forge Lane , Horton Kirby Place, School Lane South Darenth East Hill, Montgomery Road, Dartford DA4 9DR. 01322 865576 Shrubbery Road email@example.com 11 Eynsford & Farningham Eynsford Bower Lane, Church Walk, Fountain Court, Little Mrs Betty Shepherd, 11 Saddlers Park Saddlers, Pollyhaugh, Saddlers Park Farningham Alban Crescent, Eynesford, Dartford DA4 0HA 01322 864436 Beesfield Lane, Oliver Crescent, Till Avenue, Valley View Terrace 13 Sevenoaks (Greatness) Chatham Hill Road, Davis Close, Farm Road, Golding Road, Ms Sally-Ann Kendall, 7 Watercress Drive Greatness Lane, Greatness Road, Mill Lane, Orchard Close, Otford Sevenoaks TN14 5AJ 01732 742915 Road, Queens Drive, Seal Road, St James Road, St Johns Road, Watercress Close, Watercress Drive, Weavers Lane. 14 Sevenoaks (Central) Betenson Avenue, Bradbourne Park Road, Bradbourne Vale Road, Mrs Teresa Hutchings, 85 Hillingdon Rise Harrison Way, Hillingdon Avenue, Hillingdon Rise, Lambarde Drive, Sevenoaksm TN13 3RF 01732 458978 Little Wood, Nicolson Way, The Crescent, The Green, The Meadway. 14a Sevenoaks (Central) Amherst Road, Garden Road, Bethal Road, Buckhurst Avenue, Mrs Lisa Palmer, 10 Garden Road Dartford Road Flats, Gordon Road, Hartsland Road, Hitchen Hatch Sevenoaks TN13 3RJ Lane, Holly Bush Cottages, High Street, Holmesdale Road, Lime Tree Walk, Sandy Lane, Seal Hollow Road 16 Chevening Dunton Green Riverhead Chevening Bullfinch close, Larkfield Road, Bessels Green, Miss Debbie Leighton, 26 Bullfinch Close Westeham Road Dunton Green Crescent Cottages, Days Riverhead, TN13 2BB 07817 871993 Cottages, Hillfield Road, Kingswood Road, London Road, Mayne Flats, Station Road, Ryewood Cottages Riverhead Chipstead Lane, Chevening Road, Churchfields 6 AREA AND NAME & ADDRESS ROADS REPRESENTED 17 Kemsing Barnfield Crescent, Childsbridge Lane, Church Lane, Cleves Road, Mr Bill Godfrey, 14 Childsbridge Lane, Kemsing Collet Road, Dynes Road, Hillside Road, Mary Burrows Gardens, Sevenoaks TN15 6TJ 01732 762343 Norman Close, Northdown Road, Park Lane, Pilgrims Way, Rushymead, West End 18 Seal Bentley’s Bungalows, Bentley’s Meadow, Childsbridge Lane, Mr Eric Bangay, 12 Bentleys Meadow , Seal Churchfield Cottages, Church Street, Council Cottages, Stone Sevenoaks TN15 0DA 01732 763587 Street, Council cottages Underriver, Knox Cottages, Landway, Main Road, Council Cottages Mills Crescent, Sealcroft Cottages, Seal House, Wilmar Way, Zambra Way 19 Halstead & Knockholt Halstead Beldam Haw, Clarks Lane, Knockholt Road, Meadway, Miss Pat Turner, 1 Meadway, Halstead Parkside, Southdene, Yew Tree Cottages, Knockholt Elmtree Sevenoaks TN14 7HB 01959 533446 Cottages, The Bungalow, Chevening Lane 20 Sundridge, Brasted & Ide Hill Sundridge, Chapman’s Road, Church Road, Main Road, Manor Mr Roy Smithers, 16 Chapmans Road Road, New Road, Woodside Road, Sundridge, Sevenoaks TN14 6DP Brasted Brasted Hill Road, Glebe Cottages, Pipers Green Road, 01959 564499 firstname.lastname@example.org Pym Orchard, St Martins Meadow, Thorns Meadow, West End Ide Hill, Camberwell Lane, Great Norman Street, Tally Ho Cottages. 21 Westerham Ash Road, Bucham Thorns Road, Darenth Gardens, Delgrade Mr Adrian Rutter 6 Madan Close Road, Elm Road, Farley Nursery, Granville Road, Hartley Road, Westerham, TN16 1EQ London Road, Madan Road, Market Way, Oak Road, Quebec 01959 561972 Avenue, Railway Terrace, Rosslare Close, Rysted Lane, Sandy Lane, Streatfield House, The Paddock,Vicarage Hill Flats Chiddingstone Camp Hill Cottages, Council Cottages 22 Chiddingstone, Leigh & Weald Chiddingstone Hoath, Richards Close, Council Cottages Moorden. Mr Rowland Pocock , 19 Richards Close Leigh Barnetts Road, Charlotte Cottages, Collins Bungalows, Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge TN11 8LF Kiln Lane, Crandalls, Green lane, Meadow Bank, 01892 870743 Old Orchard,Charcott, Saxby Wood, The Forstall Weald Gilchrist Cottages, Glebe Road, Knole Close, Mount Pleasant Road, Overdale, The Wicketts, Victory Cottages, Morley's Road Briar Close, Brook Court, Wayside Drive, Clover Walk, Foxgrove 23 Edenbridge, (North) Close, Great Mead, Station Road, Harrow Close, Heron Close, c/o Steven Barker Hopgarden Close, Kestrel Close, Magpie Green, Mallards Way, Oxfield, Plough Walk, Plover Close, Rowfield, Smithyfield, Sorrell Close, Speedwell Close, Stackfield, Sunnyview, Station Road,Stoneyfield, Templar Court, Wainhouse, Woodpecker Ash Close, Cedar Drive, Chestnut Close, Church Street, Crouch 24 Edenbridge (Central) House Road, Forge Croft, Greenlands, Hawthorn Close, Lingfield Mr Steven Barker, 12 Park View Close Road, Manor Road, New Cottage, New House Terrace, Norman Edenbridge, TN8 5JE 07880 715351 Court, Oak View, Park Avenue, Park View Close, Pine Grove, Queen’s Court, Riverside Court, Skeynes Road, Springfield Road, Stanbridge Road, Stangrove Road, The Platt We still have vacancies in the following areas, please contact Linda on 01322 661315 if you are interested in representing tenants in your area: q Swanley, St Mary’s q Hextable q Hartley, Fawkham & Ash-Cum-Ridley q Crockenhill & West Kingsdown q Shoreham q Otford q Sevenoaks (South) q Crockham Hill, Cowden, Fordcombe, Four Elms, Hever & Penshurst 7 Kids Biz Skateboarders - We need to know what you want. Do you want to stay on at school or college but can’t afford to? There have been several articles in the local press recently about young Many Year 12 students can now claim people who would like a local skateboard park. If you are a skateboarder and a new allowance of up to £30 per want a permanent ramp in the Sevenoaks area then you need to contact John week to help them stay on at school. Lankester, at Dunton Parish Council, who wants to help. Application forms are available form Putting a ramp in place is very expensive, about £40,000, and he needs to schools, colleges and Connexions know how many people would actually use it and where would be a good place and must be submitted by 30 to put it. There are no guarantees that he can make this happen but unless you September. let him know that you are interested it will never happen. The allowance must be paid direct You or your parents can write to him with your support and ideas on where into a student’s bank account, so you it can be located to: 30 Hillfield Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, TN13 2UH or need to make sure you open an you can e-mail him on: email@example.com. account in time. You will also have to There will be a temporary skateboard ramp at Hale Lane in Otford on provide evidence of the income of Thursday 26 August 2004 for those that want to come along and give it a try. your household. More information can be found on: www.ema.dfes.gov.uk Connexions offer free information and advice to all young people aged 13-19 and young people up to 25 with learning difficulties and disabilities. Advisers are Tell us What You Think available in schools and colleges and at sixteen Connexions Access Points, Are You Aged 12 – 18? some of which offer a multi-agency service. For advice on careers and learn- Why not join our ing, volunteering opportunities; health and drugs information and advice about Youth Bank relationships – contact your local Connexions Access Point: We want to know your views and Personal Advisers specialising in personal and life issues can be every time we ask you about found at: Connexions Access Point, Teen & Twenty Club, River Lawn something we will give you a £5 Gift Road, Tonbridge TN9 1EP Tel: 01732 365135 / 365191/ 365357 Voucher. You can choose how you Coordinator: Terri Davidson want to be involved, by filling in Designed and produced by Designbox Studio Limited Tel: 01622 749111 Connexions Access Point, 31-33 Hythe Street, Dartford DA1 1BE postal surveys, by telephone, by Tel: 01322 281214 e-mail, by coming to meetings or Administrator: Karen Page even by text message – the choice is yours. There will also be a monthly Personal Advisers specialising in careers, employment and training prize draw of all those who join the advice can be found at: Connexions Access Point, Lansdowne Mews, West Kent Youth Bank. 196 High Street, Gravesend, TN9 1HQ Tel: 01474 358192 Connexions Access Point 8-9 Berkley Square, Tonbridge, TN12 2AH Interested? – Call Linda or Sheena on Tel: 01732 367710. 01732 749400 ext: 315 or 487 Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For further details please contact: Connexions Kent & Medway Woodstock House, 15 Ashford Road, Maidstone ME14 5DA Looking for Things to Do? Tel:01622 683155 www.connexionskentandmedway.co.uk Why not visit the Sevenoaks District Council website, there are lots of Winners – Easter Wordsearch activities for young people and also The winners of the Easter Wordsearch Competition were: ideas on how you can get involved. Maybe you’d like to do some Sophie Turner, aged 6, from Kemsing conservation work or join a youth Chloe Smith, aged 11, from Swanley forum or perhaps you’re just looking Benjamin Seal, aged 8, from Swanley for activities in the holidays. All three won a £10 gift voucher – well done and keep looking in Tenants Go to: www.sevenoaks.gov.uk and News for more competitions. find ‘young people’, where you’ll find lots of essential information. 8 'Tenants News is also available on Audio Tape, call Linda on 01322 661315 for a copy'