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Sevenoaks is a town in Kent with a population of 29,506 situated south-east of London, England. Also classified as a civil parish, Sevenoaks is served by a commuter main line railway into London. Sevenoaks is 21 miles (34 km) from Charing Cross, the traditional centre of London. It is the principal town of the Sevenoaks district, followed by Swanley and Edenbridge.

A settlement was recorded in the 13th century, when a market was established. Construction of Knole House in the 15th century helped develop the village. Sevenoaks became part of the modern communications network when one of the early turnpikes was opened in the 18th century; the railway was relatively late in reaching it. In the 21st century, it has a large commuting population. The nearby Fort Halstead defence installation was formerly a major local employer. Located to the south-east of the town is Knole Park, within which lies Knole House.

Educational establishments in the town include the independent Sevenoaks School and Knole Academy.

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Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Sevenoaks Gravel Pits is a 73.7-hectare (182-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the northern outskirts of Sevenoaks in Kent. It is managed by Kent Wildlife Trust as the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre.

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Stubbs Wood Country Park is in Sevenoaks, in Kent, England. It is located on the Greensand Ridge, close to Ide Hill village. The site is owned and managed by Sundridge with Ide Hill Parish Council.

Communities online[edit | edit source]

Sevenoaks Community Forum is a growing, active discussion forum for News and Events within Sevenoaks and surrounding areas. W

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

  • Commonwork, Educational charity at a 500 acre organic dairy farm near Edenbridge, link checked 18:56, 31 January 2022 (UTC)

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

The Eco Pantry - A 'mini doc' by Level Theory
Authors: Level Theory, Aug 2, 2019

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The Eco Pantry, Plastic free refill & home store. added 18:22, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

Health and wellbeing[edit | edit source]

Despite being a relatively small town, Edenbridge still has its own hospital - The Edenbridge War Memorial Hospital. Initially a cottage hospital built to care for soldiers returning from The First World War, a purpose built building was established to the south of the town in 1931. With an Out Patients Department, Physiotherapy facilities and a Minor Injuries Unit the hospital is a major part of the fabric of the town. In recent years the hospital has been faced with closure many times, on each occasion it has been saved by local campaigners and townspeople, who see the hospital as an essential part of the community. It is now planned to replace it with a new GP centre with day surgery facilities. W

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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • New Ash Green Eco Hub on, added 09:57, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Sustain'Edenbridge on facebook

Events[edit | edit source]


Apr 9 Sevenoaks Repair Cafe, Sat, added 17:59, 2 February 2022 (UTC)

Sevenoaks Information provides a comprehensive What's On events diary for the town and surrounding area. W

News and comment[edit | edit source]


CPRE Kent backs Sevenoaks District Council's decision to begin judicial review proceedings in its challenge to the Planning Inspectorate[1] May 11

Sevenoaks sticks to its guns and refuses to withdraw draft Local Plan from examination, CPRE Kent.[2] Council leader Peter Fleming: "It is clear to me the way this has been handled calls into question the integrity of the whole Plan-making system in this country… "To call into question an evidence-led approach comes to the root of our concerns with the actions of the inspector. If we are not to follow the evidence to make our Plan then the government may just as well dictate how many homes an area should have and then pick sites, we need to put an end to the thinly veiled charade that Local Plans are in any way locally led." Jan 20

Near you[edit | edit source]

Dartford - Gravesham - Malling community action - Tonbridge community action - Tunbridge Wells

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