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Significant Dickens artefacts from Medway have gone on loan to France as part of a new exhibition near Boulogne. More

A series of innovative changes are underway that will make it even easier for residents to access the huge array of services Medway Council provides for them. More

Bangers not bugs – that’s the message from Medway Council as it gives advice to people to ensure they’re not left with food poisoning from a barbecue. More

As one of the regular presenters on children’s channel CBeebies, Katy Ashworth is a familiar face to pre-school viewers.


Fans of the thriller writer Gerald Seymour are in for a treat next month when the British author comes to Chatham Library. More

Wildlife is the inspiration for a number of creative art workshops and sessions at Riverside Country Park this summer. More

Five Medway parks have been named as among the best in the country, and that’s official.

Green Flag status has been officially handed to Broomhill Park, Strood. It brings the number of parks in Medway with Green Flag status to an impressive five. More

Get that Friday feeling and welcome in the weekend this August by heading to Rainham Shopping Centre for some themed events for all the family. Read the rest of this entry »

Gillingham Level Crossing is set to close for cabling works from noon on Friday, 29 July to 5pm on Monday, 1 August.

Works will start a day earlier than expected because the site needs to be excavated to two metres deep to get under the existing services in the road and pavement.

Diversions will be in place.

The summer film season at The Central Theatre, Chatham promises to keep the kids entertained this school holiday. More

Great Expectations is one of Dickens’ best loved novels. But what happened afterwards? Well two versatile actress/singer sisters present their ideas in a musical in September. More

The new chairman of Medway’s Community Safety Partnership has been out on patrol with Kent Police to see how the new dispersal zone in one area of Chatham is working. More

Medway Council’s Children’s Mobile Library will be out and about in the community next/this month (August). More

The County’s biggest wildlife event, the Festival of Wildlife, organised by Kent Wildlife Trust, returns to the beautiful lakeside and woodland setting of Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and visitor centre on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August – open from 10am-4pm. More

The challenge to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days is taking to the road next week. More

Find out how to research your family history and uncover the secrets of your ancestors’ past at an exhibition and two special talks being held at Eastgate House over the next two weeks. More

One of The Brook Theatre’s in-house production companies is taking its show on the road and heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. More

The Princess Royal will officially open this year’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships. More

Whiffens Avenue in Chatham will be closed to vehicles in both directions for four nights from Monday July 25 to allow The Brook to be resurfaced as part of the Dynamic Bus Facility scheme. More

Cycle training for children is being offered by Medway Council and Greenacre School Sports Partnership this summer. It’s designed to help improve their skills and roadcraft. More

Work at the new Chatham Waterfront Bus Station is now in its final phase and there will be some temporary changes to roads and pathways there while this is underway. More

Portable toilets are to be set up in Rochester High Street from July 14th as a two month experiment to assess if it improves the quality of life in the area and reduces the nuisance levels. More

Medway residents who own BEKO Fridge Freezers are being urged to check the model numbers after a safety alert from the manufacturer. More

The Lightning Seeds have been announced as the support act for Squeeze at the Castle Concerts’ opening gig on Wednesday, 13 July. More

Talented young people from all over Medway are ready to storm the Castle Concerts stage at this year’s Under Siege concert on Sunday, 17 July. More

Demo Day July 23rd & July 24th

Quench Cycles has joined forces with distributor Silverfish to sell Mondraker bikes through its Forestry Commission outlets at Bedgebury and Alice Holt. More

The Brook Theatre will host a series of creative workshops throughout July and August. More


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