‘Rich Legacy: WWI Words and Wit’ on 20th November, 2019
A talk in the Ide Hill Village Hall on Wednesday 20th November at 8pm. Ian Walker’s talk is on ‘Rich Legacy: WWI Words and Wit’.
The Toys Hill Village Hall will be exhibiting the Toys Hill Archive Exhibition on the weekend of the 16th and 17th November. The archive of documents and photographs highlight changes since the end of the 19th Century.
The Toys Hill Village Hall will be open from 11.00am to 4.00pm on both days. Free admission.
Tuesday, 24 September, 12 noon we have a visit to the Clink Restaurant, HMP High Downs, Sutton for a unique dining experience, within the walls of this category B prison. You will be served in a modern spotlight dining room with a delicious 3 course lunch, cooked using fresh, seasonal ingredients and latest cookery techniques, all in an open kitchen and prepared and served by prisoners. The restaurant is a major part of the Clink Charity’s prisoners rehabilitation initiative.
An area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) is land protected by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act). It protects the land to conserve and enhance its natural beauty. The CROW Act sets out the roles and responsibilities that different organisations must follow to manage AONBs. There are 34 AONBs in England.
Under the CROW Act, all decisions must have regard for the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the AONB. Only local authorities or the Secretary of State can give permission for development in, or affecting, an AONB.
Ide Hill is within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).
Ide Hill village lies four miles to the south-west of Sevenoaks at one of the highest points of the Greensand Ridge with views to the south over the Weald and north, over the parent parish of Sundridge and the Holmesdale valley, to the North Downs. It is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.