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.

Community rallies around town’s late night festive event

Probably never in their wildest dreams did the hardworking committee of the Edenbridge Community Christmas Association (ECCA) think they would have such a success with their first attempt at hosting a late night festive spectacular for  the town.

And little did they realise how the community would respond in great numbers to the five hour event which had loads of stalls representing local businesses and charities in the town High Street and Doggetts Barn and Rickards Hall.
And the High Street and the main stage were given over to entertainment from Eden Songsters, Edenbridge Town Band, the Forge Singers, the Evolution Dance Academy, Acapella, the Edenbridge Players, Marlings Morris, Christmas carols and the Victorious River Band.

Santa was in his grotto to meet his young fans and the highlight of the night was when he joined members of the ECCA on stage to officially turn on Edenbridge’s yuletide lights.

Photos kevin black