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TOMCC 120 Organised by the Medway Branch of the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club are again Having their Classic British Bike Event at Higham Memorial Hall in School Lane. There will be Trophies, Trade Exhibits and the chance for a Laguna Triumph Demo Rides. So make sure that you have both parts of your driving licence with you along with a utility bill for ID. There will be a cafe in the hall supplying teas, coffee, dogs and burgers. There are sure to be some great examples of British motorcycling, motorcycles and it’s history. If you would like to know more you can contact one of the following;

Medway Bob 01634 363052, Maidstone Bill 01622 812043, Gravesham Keith 01474 824150

Medway Council’s gritting lorries will be out throughout the weekend as temperatures tumble across the southeast.

The Met Office is predicting snow showers, some heavy, could add to the already freezing temperatures for the southeast by the start of next week.

The council has 5,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled for use on the area’s highways, as well as 388 salt bins and eight gritting vehicles.

Gritting lorries will work overnight on major routes to treat the surfaces, and sweeping gangs will treat priority footpaths and car parks if there is significant snowfall or freezing conditions. This will be repeated over the weekend with extra gritting runs on some routes.

Details of salting routes and salt bin locations can be found on the council’s website, as well as updates on weather forecasts, travel information and advice on coping with the bad weather.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Front Line Services Cllr Phil Filmer said: “The forecasts for snow over the weekend may be uncertain, but there is the potential for wintry showers over the weekend and into next week.

“Medway Council are fully prepared and our teams will be working hard to salt all primary and secondary routes across the area and minimise any potential disruption to residents.

“Regardless of snow, temperatures are likely to dip below freezing over the weekend leading to potential hazardous driving conditions.

“As always, our advice to motorists is to take care on the roads, and should there be severe weather conditions, to consider whether their journey is really necessary.

“They should also ensure they have warm clothing, a mobile phone and a torch with them.

“I would encourage residents to visit the council website, where they can find up to date travel and weather information as well as advice on the steps we are taking to help residents during the bad weather. Local radio also provides a good source of up to date information.”

For more information, visit www.medway.gov.uk

MUST MAKE SAFETY ITS CENTREPIECE:

ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION TRACKING DATA 2012

Report measures safety levels across 27,000 miles of motorway and A road where majority of UK road deaths occur

  • Findings of huge economic rewards from low-cost safety engineering
  • UK’s busiest higher-risk roads are named, along with each region’s highest-risk road
  • New average speed cameras and interactive speed signs feature strongly on most improved roads
  • Single carriageways now six times more risky than motorways

Simple attention to safety engineering detail has resulted in extraordinary cuts in road deaths and serious injuries, according to the latest tracking survey* by the Road Safety Foundation. Fatal and serious injury crashes on just 10 stretches of treated road fell by nearly two thirds from 541 to 209 (2001-2005 and 2006-2010) – and a boost to the economy worth £35m every year. More

Hospital staff and patients, students, parents and children – everyone is benefiting from road safety improvements in Marlborough Road, Gillingham.

A new zebra crossing has been installed on Marlborough Road, near its junction with York Avenue.

In addition, the existing crossing near Stafford Street has been updated with new high friction surfacing and refreshed road markings. More

A few roadworks that may require signalling or diversions, if you can use an alternative route, that would ease the situation in these roads.

Ash Tree Lane, Chatham – Junction with Capstone Road.
Carriageway works will require two-way signals at off peak hours.
Works to begin Wednesday, 29 August for one day.

London Road, Rainham – From Caldew Avenue to Bowater’s Roundabout.
Road resurfacing. Will result in road closure with signed diversions.
Works begin Friday, 7 September through to Wednesday, 12 September.

City Way, Rochester – Old Pattens Lane to Howard Avenue junction.
Utility works for water main replacements.
Two-Way signals Manually operated at peak times.
Works to commence Monday, 3 September through to Friday, 7 December.

Pilgrims Road, Upper Halling – Rochester Road junction to outside 63. Utility works, will require road closure with signed diversion.
Works to be carried out Monday, 3 September through to Friday, 30 November

Medway Council is urging the small band of motorists that put pedestrians at risk by driving through Chatham’s bus station to please stop, after new figures show more than 90 a day are doing this. More

The A278 Gillingham Link road will be undergoing repairs to the Maidstone Road over bridge (the one nearest the motorway) from Tuesday, 8 May. The type of work being carried out will mean a contra flow operation will be in place, which will reduce lane capacity to single lane in both directions. The work is expected to be complete within approximately five weeks, and advance warning signs are in place.

Motorists are being advised to expect some delays around the Ash Tree Lane junction with the A2 Rainham Road from 9.30am tomorrow morning (Thursday, 26 April), due to some emergency repair works.

Temporary manual controlled traffic signals will replace the existing traffic lights in Ash Tree Lane, Chatham, just before the junction with the A2 Rainham Road, while contractors carry out repairs to a power chamber cover in the road.

The works will start after the morning peak tomorrow, but delays are expected.

Medway Tunnel will be closed overnight for five nights (Monday to Friday) next week, starting on Monday, 26th September. More

We will be Cooking on the barbecue from about 11am through until around 3pm Come along and say hi have a look around the showroom, Ride your bikes down there is parking here for around a hundred or so bikes. We had our last barbecue a couple of years ago when we first opened and had around 3 to 400 people over the day. Mention to your clubs all are welcome. Come and see us at:
Units 10/11 Neptune Close
Neptune Business Estate
Medway City Estate
Rochester
Kent
ME2 4LT

Temporary road closures will take place from Monday, 15 August in the following areas to enable highway maintenance and resurfacing works to be carried out in safety: More

A new bus service will provide a direct and frequent link between Strood, Chatham and the Medway City Estate for the first time. 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

Some of the world’s rarest motorbikes were on display in Medway during this year’s Dickens Festival, in a special event organised by the British Two Stroke Club. More

Part of Ropers Lane in Hoo St Werburgh More

The first mass produced car that is powered exclusively by battery will be manufactured by NISSAN in their factory in Tyne & Wear. More

A VW Passat estate drives up, it stops half way into the road, the driver gets out, slams the door shut and, as he walks away from the car, he aims a remote control back at it. More

If there’s one place where technology seems to be moving faster and faster it’s in the world of motoring – as evidenced at the Intelligent Transport Systems Congress in Stockholm this year. More

The West Sussex-based Goodwood Motor Circuit originally opened its gates to the public on September 1948 More

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