Sevenoaks Town Council is remaining up-to-date on the current outbreak of Coronavirus and continues to take the latest information, instruction and advice from Public Health England and the NHS.

Our focus remains on providing the best possible services to residents.

Play Areas, Outdoor Gyms and Skateboard area have been closed. Café on the Vine, Bat & Ball Station Café and HitB Youth Café were closed previously. Hall hires are no longer being taken.

Currently Allotments, Markets (food stalls) and Parks and Open Spaces remain open.

The cemetery also of course remains open although the chapel is no longer being used. We are investing as much resources as possible into preparing where possible for what is anticipated at the same time following national guidelines. It is possible that the government may instruct the cemetery to be closed to the general public and only be open for funerals. Funerals are currently restricted to 10 people attending with social distancing, 15 minutes all at the graveside without use of the chapel.

We are carefully monitoring the ever-changing situation regarding Coronavirus and will continue to be guided by Public Health England and the NHS.

We will continue to keep our processes in line with the guidance we are receiving, any updated information will be posted to this thread as it comes in.

Linda Larter MBE
Town Clerk
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Message from Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Nicholas Busvine OBE


To all Sevenoaks Residents

Coronavirus COVID 19 Emergency Measures

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 23rd March 2020 all communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, skate parks, sports courts and outdoor gyms have been closed from today.

The instruction has also been given that people must stay at home except where it is essential for work purposes – but workers should be trying to minimise all meetings and other gatherings in the workplace. Our offices are now closed for the public to attend, answer phone messages and emails will be responded to asap.

Our Grounds Team (exception of cemetery staff) are therefore being asked to go home and be available only in essential situations and as back up to cemetery staff.

Please help us to limit the spread of the virus by:

  • Taking your litter and dog waste home
  • Respecting the closure of playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms
  • Following government guidelines

Tending allotments is still permitted but please observe strict social spacing and wear gloves when opening and closing gates.

Thank you for your support and assistance in keeping the special town of Sevenoaks and the community safe in these exceptional times.

Linda Larter MBE
Chief Executive / Town Clerk




Message from Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Nicholas Busvine OBE

The Coronavirus pandemic is now impacting on all of us. We are all worried and uncertain about the future. It is terribly important that we continue to follow government advice on how to mitigate the risks associated with this disease.

While central and local government have their roles to play, we all know in our hearts that all of us who are in a position to do so will need to step up to the plate and do their bit as this crisis plays out. My core message to the residents of Sevenoaks Town is: ‘Be a Good Neighbour - Your Community Needs You’.

I am grateful to those residents (including Residents’ Associations and Neighbourhood Watch groups) who have already started to organise support for vulnerable and older people in their streets. There is an excellent page on Facebook called ‘Care for our Community - Sevenoaks’, which offers support for those who want to get the ball rolling with their neighbours. I must also strongly advise that any person receiving offers of support – such as to do the shopping – should confirm that the volunteer is a genuine neighbour and not a fraudster.

Sevenoaks Town Council’s priority is to maintain public services and continue to support voluntary organisations wherever possible.

Councillor Nicholas Busvine OBE
Mayor of Sevenoaks
16th March 2020