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There’s just one week left for parents to apply for their child’s secondary school place online. More

Come to St Mary’s Island Primary School Christmas Fair Saturday the 26th November 1-4pm. Lots of fun things to do for all the family including:- Have your photo taken with Father Christmas (and get a gift of course!) Get your finger prints mounted in a key ring by a real Policeman! Tombola, raffle and lots of other games to play. Craft stalls, decorating your own Christmas hat and biscuits. Refreshments will be on sale. We would love to see you. Everyone is welcome!


Friday 28th October at 7.45pm COMEDIAN HARMONISTS Dir: Joseph Vilsmaier , Germany, 1997, 126 mins. Cast: Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Katja Riemann. More

Please find below a statement from Cllr Alan Jarrett, the Deputy Leader of Medway Council, following comments in today’s London Evening Standard (Wednesday, 19 October) on proposals for an airport on the Hoo Peninsula. More

Creative quilters in Medway have been stitching and sewing in a bid to help produce 14,000 quilts for athletes competing in the London 2012 Games.

The Quilts for London day was held at Rochester Community Hub last month (September) and organised by Medway Adult and Community Learning Service (MACLS) in partnership with Rochester Sewing School and Medway Libraries.

New and experienced quilters were encouraged to get involved and 15 quilted flags were produced on the day. The quilts will now be sent off to the organising body.

MACLS runs a number of creative courses and in 2012 these will include… glass art, jewellery design, sewing, knitting and pottery.

For more information on future courses or to find out more about Rochester Sewing School please contact MACLS on phone 01634 338400 or email

Quilts for London is a Community Project – part of The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. For more information about Quilts for London and how to get involved visit: .

Tuesday 8th November at 7.30pm.
Once again there is an evening of clairvoyance at The Centre of Inner Light in Jubilee Hall, Pottery Road, Hoo. Come along and be with like minded people. We have a different medium every month. Meetings are held every second Tuesday in each month. Entrance £4 pay at the door. Margaret 01634 250796 if you need any more information.

Pupils and students across Medway have been learning the rules of the road thanks to Medway Council’s Road Safety Team.

The team were at Mid Kent College’s recent Fresher’s Week to discuss drink drive issues, demonstrate new roadside moped enforcement and provide useful resources such as crash cards, biker safety packs and hi visibility hats to more than 130 young people.

The team has also visited Cuxton Infant and Junior Schools to answer parent’s road safety questions and listen to their views and concerns.

James Sutton, Safer Journeys Officer, said: “It was positive to see so many parents consciously leave their cars at home and walk. There was lots of interest in setting up a walking bus or park and stride scheme. We are optimistic we can support these schemes to get people walking and reducing the number of cars outside of the school gates.”

The Safer Journeys Team are available to provide road safety advice, support and information on a variety of topics including, child car seats, walking buses, the driving medical standards and road skills for young pedestrians. If you would like some specific road safety related advice please take a look at or email

New portal gives local young people the resources to progress into a rewarding career

With unemployment at record levels among 16 to 24 year olds, and a recent survey stating that many young people don’t feel they will ever land their dream job, a groundbreaking initiative launches today. More

If you ever visit the nature reserve on the foreshore at Grain and relax on one of the recently arrived benches you will find it a pleasantly calming experience. There probably won’t be many other people about but any strangers who do happen by will smile and chat for as much or little time as you like. And if you choose to rest your rear on the seat below the carpark you may notice that it bears a nifty plaque dedicated to our mum. The dates tell that she died over 40 years ago and you may wonder what on earth took us so long. More

Two ex apprentices turned entrepreneurs are the latest business owners to take a Medway apprentice under their wing as part of the 100 in 100 apprenticeship campaign. More

If your son or daughter is applying for medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine/science, or to the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, remember their application must be received at UCAS by midnight (UK time) on 15 October 2011. More

Anyone interested in a fascinating new insight into the life of Sir Winston Churchill should make their way to the National Trust’s Chartwell shop on Thursday 20th October. More

This Thursday’s Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown show at The Central Theatre has been postponed as he is unwell.

The show will now take place on Friday 27 January. All customers who have booked are being contacted by the Central Theatre’s box office and rebooked into the new date. If customers are unable to attend on the new date, refunds will be offered.

A significant step towards transforming and regenerating Medway takes place on Monday (10 October) with the opening of the new Chatham Waterfront Bus Station. More

Please find below an open letter from Cllr Les Wicks, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, and Rose Collinson, the Director of Children and Adults, about the Medway Test held on Saturday, 24 September. More

The mysteries lurking in Medway’s back gardens, woods and countryside will be explained in a talk by animal expert and local author Neil Arnold. More

Peppa Pig meet and greet and spooky gardening workshops, Saturday 29 October, Chatham High Street,Various sessions from 11am until 3pm.

Rediscover shopping in Chatham whilst the kids meet Peppa Pig or take part in the spooky gardening workshops. Also visit the Pentagon Shopping Centre for your chance to win £1000 in shopping vouchers. For more information visit

Three significant pieces of legislation which came into force last Saturday will fundamentally affect companies and employees in the UK. More


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