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2016:  Tuesday 13th September.  Thursday 8th December.

The practice will be closed for up to 6 afternoons each year to allow for in-house or locally-arranged training events. These dates have been arranged for all West Kent practices by the local Clinical Commissioning Group and IC24 to ensure that primary care teams are getting the essential training and development that they need to deliver the best possible service.  Cover is provided by the out of hours service during this time.

Leigh:  September: Thurs 15th, Fri 16th, Wed 21st, Fri 23rd.   October:  Mon 3rd, Thurs 13th.Weald:   September: Fri 9th, Tues 13th, Wed 21st, Thurs 22nd.   October:  Wed 5th.

The village's GP practice can be traced back to 1879. The Hildenborough and Tonbridge Medical Group now has a large, purpose-built medical centre in Westwood which also houses a dispensary. The practice has over 16000 patients, with branch surgeries in the villages of Leigh and Weald, as well as the Trenchwood Medical Centre in north Tonbridge.

Hildenborough is a village and rural parish in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling in Kent, England. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Tonbridge and 5 miles (8 km) south-east of Sevenoaks. The village lies in the River Medway valley, near the North Downs, in an area known as The Weald.

If you have concerns about the safety or well-being of any child or vulnerable adult you can discuss your concerns or ask for advice by phoning the following contact numbers:

We are extremely proud of our school and I am honoured to work with such a dedicated team of teachers, support staff and governors who are committed to providing the very best education for all our children. Within the context of Christian beliefs and practise, our school has three core Christian values: Love, Courage and Honesty, which underpin all that we do.

Hildenborough is home to several pubs, restaurants and cafes, including the refurbished Hilden Manor, the Flying Dutchman and the Cock Horse. In addition, the Half Moon pub on Tonbridge road is a frequent live music venue.

Hildenborough Gospel Hall, located in Mount Pleasant, was established some time around 1850.[9]

By the 1840s, the Parish of Tonbridge was approximately 10 miles (16 km) long and 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) wide. A circular letter dated 26 September 1842 explained that, "as the Parish was so large, a great many people were unable to attend the church [in nearby Tonbridge]." It was proposed that, "a new church should be built for the people living in the Hildenborough district." Dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, the church was consecrated on 9 July 1844.[7]

Hildenborough stood on the first road in Kent to be turnpiked in 1710: the highway from Sevenoaks through Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells; carrying much traffic en route to "the Wells". A number of inns sprang up to service this traffic, including the Hilden Manor and the Half Moon.

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The Raphael Medical Centre in Coldharbour Lane offers Speech Therapy, Art & Music Therapy to help patients regain mental and physical abilities lost through serious illness or accidents.

2017:  Wed 8th February, Thurs 27th April, Wed 14th June, Thurs 14th Sept, Tues 5th December.

Henry (Real Name Hyla) Stallard MBE (1901–73) lived in Mill Lane, he was an athlete in the 1924 Paris Olympics and represented Great Britain in the 800 and 1500m. He hurt his foot in one of the races but he picked himself up and carried on running. An actor played him in Chariots of Fire. He became a pioneering eye surgeon at St Barts Hospital and Moorfields. He later moved with his wife Gywnneth to Forest Row in Sussex but used to spend Christmas in Hildenborough with his relatives.[10]

Hildenborough was originally just Hilden – or, in its 13th-century form, Hyldenn. The elements here are Old English hyll 'hill' and denn 'woodland pasture', so the sense is of a 'pasture on or by a hill'. By 1349 the name had become Hildenborough, since Hilden was one of the boroughs of the Lowy of Tunbridge.[1]

One of the village's oldest buildings, the Hilden Manor restaurant owned by Beefeater, was burnt down by a fire caused by an electrical fault, and has now been restored and rebuilt by Oaklands. It was officially re-opened in 2006 with a Premier Inn hotel newly built next to it.

Today the village, along with Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, is by-passed by the modern A21 road.

World War I Victoria Cross recipient, William Allison White (1894–1974) has a memorial headstone in Hildenborough churchyard.[11]

The railway was late coming to Hildenborough: the South Eastern Railway did not open its direct line from London until 1 May 1868. The six-mile (ten-kilometre) gradient up to Sevenoaks takes its name from the village. The railway station was situated close to the existing houses at the time, which is now about one mile (one and a half kilometres) from the village centre.

In 1992 a "church plant" was established by St John's at Stocks Green School, to serve the southern part of the village, initially meeting monthly until 1994 when weekly services started. The congregation moved back to the Church Centre (hall) at St John's in 2008.[8]

Apart from one large financial institution Fidelity Investments having set up its UK Headquarters in Hildenborough and a GlaxoSmithKline factory at nearby Powder Mills, commerce in the village is primarily based on small businesses. It is very much a commuter village with its good transport links with London.

Hildenborough is the family home of Olympic double-gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes. Other famous residents included the late Sir Henry Cooper.

We are a large practice (serving a population of over 16,000 patients) in Hildenborough, Tonbridge and the surrounding villages. Our main Medical Centres are located in Hildenborough and at Trenchwood in Tonbridge, with branch surgeries in Weald and Leigh.  Our aim is to provide, by an effective team approach, the highest quality of progressive family health care, in a happy and compassionate environment.

Advance notice of practice closures for Protecting Learning Time: 

Hildenborough is a busy, friendly and popular school with a welcoming ethos. We pride ourselves on providing a learning environment where children grow and develop in safe and supportive surroundings, becoming happy, independent, lifelong learners who are able to fulfil their own personal potential to, ‘Be the best that we can be for yourselves, for others and for God.’

After this busy spell the village did not suffer from the war until one day in 1942 bombs fell on the "Grenadier Pub" in Riding Lane. There were no injuries; the landlord was safe in his cellar tapping a new barrel.[6]

At the outbreak of World War 2 in September 1939 Hildenborough was considered a quiet safe location and children from London schools were evacuated to the Village School. In October 1939 there were 250 evacuees on the school roll.[2] In the absence of air raids on London during this period of the "phoney war" many of these children returned home. The quiet was not to last.

Children:  Telephone:  03000 41 11 11, out of hours phone: 03000 41 91 91 email: social.services@kent.gov.uk.  or visit:  www.kscb.org.uk Adults: Telephone: 03000 41 61 61, out of hours phone: 03000 41 91 91 email: social.services@kent.gov.uk or visit: www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/report-abuse

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27 October, a Sunday, started with a Mk11 Spitfire (P7539) diving to earth behind the Half Moon pub killing the Pilot John R.Mather. (Investigations of the crash site in the 1972 did not reveal any battle damage. The cause of the crash was probably mechanical failure).[4] Later that same day a Messerschmitt 109 was shot and forced to land on Penshurst airfield, a temporary air strip near Penshurst. The pilot of the Spitfire was flying officer Peter Chesters.[5]

On behalf of the children, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to Hildenborough Church of England Primary School.

Local resident Dame Kelly Holmes opened Cafe 1809 in December 2014, which is located on Tonbridge Road.

Hildenborough

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On 11 September a twin engine Heinkel 111 bomber was shot down by two Hurricanes and crash landed on the airstrip behind the Old Barn in Stocks Green Road. The Hurricanes circled to watch as the crew of five walked away from the wreckage and were captured by a group of soldiers.

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Hi there, my name is Tim Saiet and I am the Vicar here. If this is your first time I hope that I can get to meet you at a service. We believe that people matter. We aspire to make people feel at home so that they can quickly feel they belong. We love journeying and doing life together and exploring what God has for us all in Hildenborough.

This year the shingles vaccination is being targeted only for patients who were aged 70, 78 or 79 years old as of 1st September 2015 and will be suppled to the practice in batches over the year.  Eligible patients have now received an invitation to attend.