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This event took place on Saturday 8 December which was a day that started off extremely windy so it was a struggle for the team assembling the gazebos.
Due to persistent rain the day before the vehicles providing refreshment all had to be positioned off the Green.

At the start of the programme at noon the weather although cloudy was fine so residents could enjoy standing or sitting around in the open listening to the first item of 
Christmas songs provided by a singer with Keyboard backing.

Just before the second item on the programme the heavens opened so the Dance programme had to be performed quickly then everyone rushed to the protection of the Marquees and Gazebos.

Santa Claus and his colourfully dressed elves provided gifts for the children in the Grotto throughout the major part of the day.

The choirs and instumentallists entertained both on the Green protected under one of the marquees, then afterwards in St Peters Church and were well received. There was a vast display of craft stalls in the church to which visitors went during the afternoon.

The Carols on the Green at 5.30 p.m were the best attended ever with our local vicar Johnny Douglas leading the singing of half a dozen carols interspersed with seasonal jokes and giving out the raffle prizes.

The Pretty Little Tea Company, Pizza and Chippy vans plus Tonibell and Buddies Brewery provided sufficient food and drink during the event with mulled wine and mince pies 
also on offer at the Emersons Marquee in the afternoon as well as the church in the evening.

Thanks is due to Hextable Hub for all the planning for the event supported by Hextable Parish Council, St Peters Chuch and Emersons Care Home and to everyone who took part and helped in any way including the sponsors.   

Autumn Litter Pick 2018

Andy Lawrence organised another litter picking on Saturday 2 November together with a group of willing helpers and the Rapid Response Team who had kindly turned out to assist in this very necessary work in the Spring. Multiple bags were filled up, collecting from around the village mostly dumped in the hedgerows and there were so many that the Heritage Centre Cage could not contain them all. 

Hextable Postal Addresses

On Saturday 23 rd June representatives from our Hextable Hub Committee and the Parish Council met with our MP Sir Michael Fallon to ask for his help in getting the Royal Mail to recognise our village by officially adding Hextable as an extra line to our Postal Addresses. The aim is for the village to be shown when our Post Codes are entered on Internet websites which it is not at the present time. He has contacted the Royal Mail on our behalf and they are agreeable to making the change providing no more than 20% of households raise objections when this notification is issued.
Annual Village Picnic

The Village Picnic on Saturday 12 May took place on a day when light rain was never far away with dark clouds passing overhead. Residents braved the weather with colourful umbrellas not wanting a drop of rain to put a halt to the fun. The scheduled events apart from one exception all occurred. The children were excellent with their dance and fitness routines. The choir gave a rousing rendition of popular songs and several individual singers contributed to the enjoyment. The dog show was well supported with different breeds of dogs taking part and there were a good number of entries in the cake competition. Artwork and face painting were available and tee shirt printing.
Many gazebos were provided by the contributing participants and the local fire brigade and police came to show the action capacity of their vehicles. Climbing aboard was allowed under supervision of the officers.  
Spring Litter Pick 2018

The litter picking on Saturday 7 April went very well with 31 persons taking part which included scouts, cubs and beavers plus the Rapid Response Team. A big effort was made by everyone with sackfuls of rubbish of all sorts and some big items collected. Needless to say refreshments were very welcome. The bags were brought back to the Heritage Centre for onward transfer to the Sevenoaks District Council rubbish facility.

Following the discussion to consider a new Residents Association on Monday 20 November 2017 and the initial meeting of the new Hextable Hub for Residents on
Monday 5 February 2018 an AGM was arranged for Monday 26 March 2018. At this meeting the new Constitution was introduced and Membership Cards issued to residents who had completed Application Forms and paid the first annual subscription of £10. Voting was carried out to appoint Andrew Lawrence as Chairman. Louise Young as Secretary and Ilga Parker as Treasurer. Conversation took place about the sort of Events which we could run during the year. There was great concern about the speeding of traffic through the village and the constant bypassing of the chicanes. The chairman has made good contacts with the Police after the spate of crimes last Autumn.

Resolutions agreed at the Hextable Hub Meeting on Monday 5 th February 2018:-

1) That this meeting elects Andy Lawrence, Lizzie Fogarty, Louise Young, Rose Jackson, Andy Proudlove, Christine Proudlove, and Ken Grist to be the officers of the association known as Hextable Hub for Residents.
2) That this meeting instructs the Officers to take the steps necessary to open a bank Account, appoint auditors, and take such other steps as may be necessary to form the Association known as Hextable Hub for Residents.
3) That this meeting instructs the officers to develop and adopt a constitution for the Association known as Hextable Hub for Residents.
4) That this meeting instructs the officers to seek and accept membership applications to the association known as Hextable Hub for Residents and to collect membership subscriptions.
5) That all residents of the Parish of Hextable, together with a single representative of any business or organisation, may become members of the association known as Hextable Hub for Residents. and that the initial membership fee shall be £10.
6) That, beyond the present meeting, only members of the association known as Hextable Hub for Residents shall be entitled to vote at meetings and that decisions shall be made by a simple majority of the members attending any meeting.

Since the inaugural meeting Rose Jackson has stood down as an officer owing to the high level of her other commitments but her interest remains in the activities of the Hub.

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