The November 2023 winning quiz team were thrilled with their Letters Inc prizes.
Thanks to the generosity of those who attended and all the volunteers who helped make our second quiz night of the year a success, we raised enough to make a donation to Nourish Community Foodbank, as well as to fund the fabulous Crochet&Chat and Langton Ladybirds Christmas get-togethers and the Langton Green Rainbows and Brownies end of term Christmas crafting activity.
A special thanks to Nicci Levy of the Village Society for planning and overseeing the whole evening.
URGENT NEWS ABOUT GATWICK APPLICATION FOR 2ND RUNWAY
As you may know, the Government website for registering views on Gatwick's proposed plans for a 2nd runway "shut down" due to technical faults a day before it was due to, Sunday 29th October.. It is possible that comments from interested people and groups , submitted on 29th, were not in fact registered and recorded due to systems failure.
The government has recognised the faults and re opened the registration system, for people and groups wishing to register their comments as per the note from GSCC below. Revised submission closure date Sunday 19th November 2023.
A simple cut and paste objection letter can be found below. If you have not yet submitted your comments or objections can we urge all residents to take 10 minutes, logon to the site and either submit their own comments or copy and paste from the village website.
If this unneeded application is granted, Gatwick will become as big as Heathrow is today. And it will fail to meet any of the strategic needs previously identified for the UK aviation industry. The application is a purely "speculative punt" from a company that has no interest in the communities it hurts and is purely about extra profits for foreign investors.
We do hope you can spare the time to register and comment to the enquiry process. A local Heathrow would be bad for everyone and it would solve no real needs.
Langton Green Village Society
Address and email:
To: The Gatwick Expansion Consultation advisory Committee
Deadline: Sunday 19.11.2023
Please find my/our objections to Gatwick’s plans to build a 2nd runway and probably grow to at least as big as London Heathrow is today.
I/we wish to register my/our objection to Gatwick’s expansion plans via the building of a second runway for the following reasons:
Gatwick Airport’s plans for a second runway are for the wrong airport, in the wrong place for the majority of customers, meeting no national need, offering the wrong type of services and in serious conflict with very important national objectives on the environment and the Uk’s drive to net Zero. Gatwick’s plans should be vigorously refused.
This "planet" image was taken by a drone flying above All Saints Church. The two links below each opens a 360 degree rotatable image of Langton Green and its wide surroundings; one from the West and one from the East. The images can be zoomed a little by using the mouse wheel.
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The 2023 Annual Village Society Quiz
The first Langton Green Village Society Quiz Night for 3 years saw over 100 participants fill the Village Hall. The worthy winners following some tough questions were “Pam’s People” (see photo above), after a tense tie-break with “Keith is our Lucky Charm”. After the long period of lock-down it was a happy, and at times noisy event, and a great opportunity to meet and catch-up with friends. A big thank you to Anton the Quizmaster and his faithful team of scorers, to Lyn, Lawrence and Nicci Levy for the organisation and food preparation, to Dave Whittaker and James Bowdidge for bar duty, to Debbie Hargreaves for the delicious homemade sausage rolls and quiches, and to the others who helped.
Langton Green lies just two miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells in an area of outstanding natural beauty. As a consequence, the village enjoys all the benefits of an active village community of around 2500 people, yet is within easy reach of the delights of the famous spa town, with its easy access to the City (train journey of around 55 minutes), the coast and the M25 motorway network.
Langton Green has a long history dating back to the 1300s where, just like its neighbour Tunbridge Wells, royalty used to come to stay and to live. The first Princess of Wales – Joanna, the Fair Maid of Kent and mother of King Richard II, is reported to have lived at The Hollonds in the village around 1353. In the second half of the 19th Century, Princess Louise, the 4th daughter of Queen Victoria, lived at Dornden in Langton Green for ten years with her husband, the Marquis of Lorne. The Queen visited them in 1876. Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia lived here (also at The Hollonds) in the 1950s and the village was also the home of Prince and Princess Weikersheim in the same period. So perhaps a claim should be made for our village to be called ‘Royal Langton Green’?
Decimus Burton has had an important influence on the village, designing at least two houses of great significance. The Hollonds is one (mentioned above) and Holmewood House is the other, now a well-known independent girls and boys school.
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