Dear Readers and Advertisers 
What a difference a month makes! New Monarch, new Prime Minister along with her front line team, cooler weather and of course Christ-mas is just a stone’s throw away. With the new Prime Minister came the mini budget. This provoked even more anxiety for most people. The cost of living being the obvious. What with rising fuel bills, rising mortgage costs and rising food costs, it is a very worrying time for us all. This is where food banks can help out. There is the Community Cupboard based in West Kingsdown, Dartford food bank, Swanley and District food bank, Sevenoaks Larder food bank, Gravesend Family food bank, Gravesham food bank and The Trussell Trust food bank to name but a few. Check out your local church or community centre as there seems to be more popping up all the time. Now is the time for us to reign in our spending, turn off unnecessary lights, perhaps just lower the heating by a degree or two, turn down the heating in the rooms that are not being used and generally check the prices of everything we buy. Food prices can vary considerably from shop to shop so make a list, check the prices online (if you have access) and shop wisely. 
The October competition has proved very popular so we will be doing it all over again for November, so turn to page 10 and complete the word search. You do not need to cut anything out just write your answers along with your name, address and phone number on a postcard or sealed envelope for a chance of winning a £50 gift card to spend at Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe. The draw will take place on 14th November 2022 so get your entries in by then. The winner of the £50 gift card to spend at Bluewater shopping centre, Greenhithe cour-tesy of The Village Advertiser in the October word search competition was Jade Collins of Sidcup. The missing word being BALMORAL. 
We have some fantastic offers for the December edition to help all new advertisers promote their business, service or event. We are here to help, listen and advise on the planning and layout of the advert and do our very best to get the most from it. We can amend or change an advert as often as you like with no extra charges. With a circulation of over 22,000 magazines being delivered by our local experienced distribution team and numerous pickup points, there is no better time to get involved. If you would like to know more or just speak to us we are only on the end of a telephone. Our number is 01322 911875 or email 
Before Christmas we have Bonfire night or Guy Fawkes Night as some of us may remember on 5th November This year there are lots of locally organised displays. Many of them are raising funds for charities. They are safe and very well organised. Here are a few for your diary. 29th October Wrotham Village, Wrotham Cricket Ground from 5.30pm - 9pm, 4th November, Swanley Recreation Ground from 6pm - 9pm. 5th November, Danson Park, Bexleyheath from 5pm - 9pm, 5th November, Three Daws, Town Pier Gravesend, from 6pm - 10pm, 5th November, Furlongs Farm, Eynsford, from 6pm, 5th November, The Ship Inn, Southfleet, from 6pm, 5th and 6th November, Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular with lots going on from 2.30pm and the grand firework display from 5.30pm. 5th and 6th November, Kent Life Fire-works Spectacular from 3pm with the firework display at 6pm and 5th and 6th November, British Truck Racing and Fireworks, Brands Hatch Circuit with the firework display from the trucks on the 6th November. All these can be booked in advance to secure your place. Check out their information online. 
Please stay safe this firework night and make sure all your pets are securely indoors during the weekend. 
The Village Advertiser 
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