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Celebrating summer and raising money

We weren’t able to hold our Carnival last year or this year, but we decided to gather together some of the village’s groups and events and celebrate anyway. From the horticultural society’s annual show to high teas at The Harrow; from a two-day long Knockstock to an informal swap shop, we’ve been meeting (with appropriate social distance) and trying to regain some sense of normality.

Our raffle was a huge success, with over 800 tickets sold. Our thirteen winners have been notified and have chosen their prizes.

Overall, we have raised nearly £1000 for our charities, which is an excellent result. Let’s hope we can continue to return to normality next year – and host a fantastic Carnival again!

Announcing the winner of our house decorating competition!

The judging of the Christmas House Decorating competition entries took place last night, which was thankfully dry. The standard and diversity of the entries was excellent, and showed that the residents of Knockholt wanted to bring some festive cheer to our village. We were impressed by the ingenuity of some of the entries, and the final scores were very close. It’s a shame that some houses did not enter the competition!

The winning entry came from Cobby House, Pound Lane. As you can see there was a lot of work put in to this, with a variety of lights, projections, and models!

We were pleased to present our prize to the winner!

It is not too late to follow our Christmas lights trail – you can download a copy of the map below, and please consider making a donation to our charities.

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We would like to thank you for supporting us and wish you all a happy Christmas.

Knockholt Carnival Committee

Follow the Christmas Trail

We are all really impressed by the decorations and lights we’ve seen around the village. Our judges are right now travelling around to view them and see which they like the best, and we’ll announce the winner soon!

But in the meantime, don’t let the judges have all the fun! You can download a map of the entries here, and go and look for yourself.

There’s no charge for this map, but please consider making a donation towards our local charities – you can do this using the form below.

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We were all set to judge our Christmas decoration competition this evening, but the weather had other plans! To avoid our judges needing to sail around Knockholt on a boat, we will be delaying the judging until tomorrow. Make sure you turn on your lights by 5pm!

Decorate your house for Christmas!

Yes, you probably do already! But with travel restrictions and our ability to meet others curtailed by COVID, we want to see Knockholt shine to brighten everyone’s mood. So break out the baubles, untangle the tinsel, and look for your lights, because we’re going to be awarding Knockholt’s best-dressed house a special prize!

Enter our competition and you could win a home-made Christmas cake, all ready for you to share with your gues … er, to eat it all yourself!

Home-made Christmas cake

A brief update

After having to cancel our events so far this year, we are delighted to announce that we plan to organise a socially-distanced Festive Bake-Off at the Village Centre in November, having postponed the usual spring event. This will be dependent on government guidelines and further announcements will be posted here and on Knockholt Grapevine.

We have also made the decision to cancel our annual fireworks display this year. This is due to the financial loss made last year, as a result of the poor turn out, which has been exacerbated by the postponement of the carnival. We hope to return to a good programme of events next year, with a rescheduled carnival on Saturday 10 July.

Our quiz night was a huge success!

Twelve teams from around Knockholt and Halstead joined us on Leap Day – 29 February – for a quiz night. The village centre was buzzing, and we raised just over £800 for our charities – thanks to everyone who came and took part!

The winners of the quiz were Bromley Lions, with a final score of 79 – just beating iCare in a tie-break. Third place went to the Village Idiots …

We had a great time and hope you did too. Hopefully see you soon!

We have a new logo!

After six years of our old logo, we thought it was time for a change! Over the next few weeks we will be moving everything over to our bright new colours, arranged to represent the bunting that we use at all our events. Keep an eye out for our new logo around the village!

We will be holding our AGM on Thursday 12 March 2020 in the Three Horseshoes, starting at 8pm. Please do come along to find out about what we’ve been doing over the past year, and our plans for the next!