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Harpella forficella by Ross Newham

Harpella forficella by Ross Newham

A species of moth not previously seen in Kent and known only by its Latin name Harpella forficella has been discovered at Kent Wildlife Trust’s Holborough Marshes nature reserve, near Snodland. This striking cream and brown moth, native to Europe, was found by amateur naturalist and Trust volunteer, Ross Newham. Ross undertakes moth recording at a number of Trust reserves across West Kent, with all records helping to build up a detailed inventory of the species in the area. Using this information, conservation bodies can then study the biological records available to plan the management of sites. More

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With one year to go until commemorations begin the government has also announced more help will be made available for local communities to restore and refurbish their war memorials. A new website will be created, to help make sure that people across the country can get funding and support so that all First World War memorials are in good condition for November 2018.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/one-year-to-go-to-first-world-war-centenary

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Date: Tuesday 17 September 2013. Time: 2.00pm – 5:00pm Venue: The Royal Engineers Museum, Field Marshal’s Suite, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham ME4 4UG More

2 bikeLeading charity Action for Children is holding sponsored bicycle rides on Friday 13 September 2013 at two of the world’s most iconic motor racing venues – Snetterton in Norfolk and Brands Hatch in Kent.

The charity is calling on cyclists of all ages and abilities to complete as many laps of the circuits as possible in two hours – giving them the chance to raise much-needed funds for vulnerable children and young people, whilst enjoying exclusive access to the world-famous racetracks. More

Medway Council is expressing its concerns over planned changes to mental health inpatient services in the area.

Cllr Wendy Purdy (Con), lead Medway Councillor on the Joint Kent and Medway Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, fears it will place vulnerable people at risk. “Medway needs local in-patient services, and across Kent and Medway all the indications are that we need more not less beds. This is a matter of serious concern.” said Cllr Purdy. More

With a year to go until national and international First World War Centenary commemorations begin on 4 August 2014, the Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive have started putting together their program of events and exhibitions. More

Art Festival highlights are as follows:

A Day at the Sea

Children’s day 21st August Wednesday 21st August starting at 9.30 and finishing at 3 pm. Children’s Craft and fun day in and around St Nicholas Church at Southfleet for 5 – 11 year olds. First child £5, brothers and sisters £3 each. Booking and further details from Rose 01474 322807 Much More

4c Russia Launch lipscombThe National Alfa Romeo Day comes to Chatham!

Alfa Romeo owners and enthusiasts alike will be heading to The Historic Dockyard Chatham on Sunday 11 August for the National Alfa Day, as the award winning tourist attraction plays host to the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROC) National event. More

docsMedway Council Trading Standards Service is alerting consumers to a scam aimed at getting local people to pay over the odds for identification documents – such as passports and driving licenses.

The warning follows complaints from customers who have unknowingly applied and paid for identification documents through a commercial enterprise – rather than directly to official issuers such as the DVLA or Passport Office. More

SONY DSCNew mums can find the help and extra support they need at Medway Breastfeeding Network.That’s the message from A Better Medway, which is encouraging more pregnant mums to attend a drop-in before their little one arrives to get tips and meet other mums breastfeeding their babies. More

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