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Forthcoming village events
1 June - The Rude Mechanicals
The Rudes are back on tour with a new performance – ‘Gods and Dogs’. They will be performing in the grounds of Langton Green Primary School and details about the performance and tickets prices can all be found here: https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/
2 – 5 June - Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend
We have had lots of orders in for our free street party packs but still have a some left so it is not too late if you would like to order one.
We are asking that you save and return the bunting if you can, so we can re-use at the fete.
13 June - Village Society AGM
2 July – Langton Green Village Fete
Hopefully you will all have seen our fabulous page 5 feature in Langton Life this week. Plans for the Village Fete 2022 are well underway. We have a Jubilee theme emerging… think great royal bake-off cake competition, royal dog show, music of the 1950s and ceremonial unveiling of the cherry trees on The Green as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, now just coming into bud.
We are always on the look out for more volunteers for help behind the scenes and on the day and am pleased to report we have already had offers to make cakes for the tea tent, we are starting to receive donations for the raffle and bottle stall and we have some fabulously talented people sewing bunting for us!
Every little helps and is much appreciated so do get in touch if you would like to be involved
Music in Langton
A marvellous time was had by all on Monday 14 March when our Langton concert pianist Elena teamed up with the acclaimed international baritone Rodney Earl Clarke for an evening of operatic and musical theatre repertoire. We are a fortunate village to have access to such talent.
Further events are already being planned.
NEWS FLASH 28 FEB 2022
Approval given for LGVS to seek charitable status
"Langtons" the new village sandwich shop and bakery has opened. It is owned and run by Hannah Murphy, who has over 25 years experience as both a professional and home cook. Hannah produces her own cakes, tray bakes and sweet treats and is supplied with fresh bread and some pastry products by The Village Bakery in Groombridge. She also provides a meal collection service and party cakes from her Food Spa Home Range service that she has been running in Tunbridge Wells since 2018.
For further information visit this link 5 March
Highways News - you may be interested in reading about the Parish Council's latest news and plans for our local roads around Langton Green and the other villages. Please CLICK HERE to be taken to the article.
After a very successful summer fete in July, the Village Society are pleased to distribute some of their funds over the next 6-12 months to local good causes, as agreed by the Committee, such as the Primary School (as required in the future for possible new development), the short mat bowls club, the local allotment society and to help support a monthly lunch club to be held in the Pavilion. In addition, a donation was made this year to Folly Wildlife Rescue, an animal charity based along Fairview Lane, just outside of Langton Green. Lastly, a substantial amount of funds will be used over the coming year to improve our environment with new bulbs being planted and perhaps even a tree or two in areas which can support this. Our recent membership survey results gave more weight to the look of the village, tidyness and environment than any other category.
You may have seen this previously, but even so it still makes pleasant reading! Country Life magazine mentioned Langton Green as one of the best places to live in Kent. Their full article was entitled 'The 50 Best Places to Live Near London' with 6 villages in our county getting a mention. Langton Green was first out of those six on the list, just in case that makes a difference ;-)
You may read their article HERE