Updated details of the funeral service for Kevin Black

Many thanks to everyone for their kind words following the death of the Oxted and District Gazette editor, Kevin Black.

The service for Kevin Black is to be held at :

St Peter & St Paul Edenbridge Parish Church,
Church street,

Time and date : 12 Noon, Friday 25 January 2019

Following the service, the burial will take place at the Eden Valley Woodland burial ground:

Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground

Crouch House Road


Kent, TN8 5LG

Further information :


Please be aware that it will quite muddy at the burial ground, so we would suggest you bring appropriate footwear.

Those of you wishing to join the family gathering following the burial, please make your way to :

The Kent and Surrey Golf Club

Crouch House Road,




Further information:


Should you wish to make a donation in rememberance of Kevin, please make your cheque payable to: The Fountain Centre, C/O Alex Jones Funeral Directors, 1 East Grinstead Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6EP. Alternatively, you may donate directly online to the Fountain Centre.

Many thanks.

Sad news about Kevin Black

Hi everyone. It is with a very sad heart to report that Kevin Black, editor of this online newspaper lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on the morning of 31 December 2018 in hospital. He did not suffer and he was with his family until the end.

Rest in Peace our dear Kevin, we will miss you with all our hearts.

Lots of love from his family: Christine, Dominique, Jessica, Bruno and myself – Jason.

Protecting your data – the easy way

by Jason Monty | technology editor | @drydog

WE can’t seem to get through a week without hearing about some kind of data breach or security issue from one or more of the online data giants such as Google or Facebook.

Many of us are concerned about how and where we store our valuable data, such as photos and important documents. Generally your data is safe online with the likes of Google and Dropbox – but what if you have some really sensitive documents or data that you what to keep safe and secure offline? Sure you could buy a flash drive, these are affordable and the market is flooded with them. But what if you lost that flash drive or worse still it was stolen? Suddenly all that data is compromised.

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Pamu Scroll bluetooth headphones – taking the edge of the commuter slog

by Jason Monty | technology editor | @drydog

ONE of the downsides to living in our lovely District is that many of us face the daily commute to London. Having your own entertainment system en-route is critical if you want to take the edge off the daily slog to the office. A set of decent headphones are a vital part of the tech savvy commuter’s toolkit.

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Limpsfield in bloom

Limpsfield bloomLIMPSFIELD was once again transformed for Limpsfield in Bloom judging day with hanging baskets, pots, flower beds and other displays colouring the village in a sea of purple, green and white to celebrate the end of WW1 and the suffragette movement.
This year St Peter’s Church played host to a three day Flower Festival- as part of the theme of celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the end of WW1 and the women’s suffragette movement, festivities also included a celebration concert.

This was a combined effort between the St Peter’s flower arrangers and other local green-fingered locals, young and old, including the Limpsfield WI, Panda Nursery and Limpsfield CofE Infant School. The festival included 22 floral displays.

Well over 100 people packed out the church to hear St Peter’s Church choir and local singers at the special celebration concert. The first half included choral music and folk songs by Vaughan Williams (celebrating 60 years since the composers’ death) and Hubert Parry (marking 100 years since his death), with favourites including “Jerusalem” and “I was Glad.”

The second half was dedicated some popular war time songs.