Europe Day Picnic (West Kent)

SUNDAY, MAY 14TH:

Europe Day Picnic

Join us for a picnic to celebrate Europe Day – the annual celebration of European Unity and Peace.

Europe Day, also knows as Schuman Day, usually falls on May 9th and it is a public holiday celebrated with EU flag-waving activities in many European countries.

It is named after the historic declaration by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950, which led to the Treaty of Paris between the 6 founding members of the European Coal and Steel Community of France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 1951.

As May 9th falls on a weekday we will hold the picnic on the Sun 14th – same day that many other organisations including the EU offices in Strasbourg and Luxembourg will be celebrating it.

Our picnic is a jointly organised event by Sevenoaks & Swanley Together in Europe and Tonbridge & Malling Unite For Europe, in association with Greenwich for Europe and Lewisham East for Europe who will be holding a simultaneous Europe Day picnic at Blackheath, as well as other groups all over the country celebrating Europe Day in their local area.

So, bring some food, some drink, a mat to sit on, some blue and yellow balloons or an EU flag, if you have one, and join us in the village of Otford, just outside Sevenoaks, for a nice family-friendly day out.

Otford Rec
Otford Recreation Ground

The venue is within easy walking distance of Otford train station.

Date: 14 May 2017
Time: 12:00–15:00
Location: Otford Recreation Ground, Otford, near Sevenoaks TN14

March for Europe

March 25th is the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, and is being celebrated throughout Europe. For us in the UK, political circumstances mean that the celebrations with be joint with political protest against Brexit and how the government is handling it.

Saturday, March 25th:

March for Europe Demonstrations

March 25th is the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, and is being celebrated throughout Europe. For us in the UK, political circumstances mean that the celebrations with be joint with political protest against Brexit and how the government is handling it.

Many different organisations are joining this march, as well as thousands of individuals who are not affiliated to anyone,  but each have their own reason for joining, because we all have so much to lose. Whether you care most about Freedom of Movement, the Single Market, environmental protection or one of the many other benefits that EU membership gives us, this is the time to stand up and be counted.

 

Schedule: Sat, March 25th, 2017:

  • 9-10 a.m. – Depart West Kent (wherever you live – see below)
  • 11 a.m.     –  Meet at south end of Park Lane
  • 2 p.m.        – End of march, speeches

 

While SSTIE is not involved in the organisation of this event, we support this event and we encourage our members and others to join.

A number of us will be traveling by train where we will be joining with members of Tonbridge and Malling for Europe and Tunbridge Wells For Europe. If you would like to travel with other people from the local area, then please let us know using the contact form, or simply come to meet us for one of the following trains:

(9.10 – Meet at Tunbridge Wells)

TrAIN 1

9.44 – Depart Tonbridge (meet at 9.25)

9.53 – Depart Sevenoaks

10.04 – Depart Orpington

10.37 – Arrive in Victoria

Train  2

9.51  – Depart Borough Green & Wrotham (meet at 9.30)

10.00 – Depart Otford (meet at 9.45)

10.09 – Depart Swanley (Platform 3 / meet on train / 3rd carriage)

10.41 – Arrive in Victoria

 

10.45 a.m. – Assemble outside WHSmiths in Victoria/ walk to Park Lane

 

March for Europe Route

 

Open Britain’s Day of Action in Sevenoaks

SATURDAY, March 11th, 2017

Sevenoaks and Swanley together in Europe (SSTIE) will be supporting Open Britain’s Day of Action on March 11th. Come and join us to find out what it’s all about.

Time: 10.30-12.30

Where: meet outside Post Office, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1AA