Tonight saw the second "Pembury Networking Evening" which this year was hosted by St Peter's Church on Hastings Road. Food and drink was provided by the excellent "Kitcheners" social enterprise at Pepenbury down the road.
Thirty or forty representatives from voluntary and community organisations in and around Pembury, turned up to meet existing and new colleagues, and to share news and information.
I also took the opportunity to announce the Kent County Council "mini-Local Area Agreement" which could see Pembury benefit from £25,000 of reward grant. Those present tonight helped with suggestions - both for potential performance targets, and potential ways to spend the money should we win it.
As with last year, the Networking Evening was a great event, and although tonight could have been a little better attended, it still underlined what a terrific community Pembury is, and how we're all working together for the benefit of the village.