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Nearly 250 dogs were chipped at Medway Council’s A Day for Every Dog events this month.

A total of 243 dogs were chipped over five events held at Broomhill Park, the Great Lines, Riverside Country Park, Luton Rec and the Vines. More


Be your own Life Coach is a five-week course on a Tuesday evening, starting 17 April at the Rochester Centre. The course explores what life coaching means and aims to show students how to explore opportunities and improve confidence. More

The Windmill stands just off the top of Bells Lane, Hoo on the old part of Ratcliffe Highway. There are plenty of parking spaces and the views from the front extend down to and across the Medway toward Upchurch and Lower Halstow. On the sunny Thursday evening when we arrived, there were lots of sailing boats in that part of the estuary and a herd of cows in the field opposite, people pay fortunes for a view like that. More

The Horseshoe and Castle is a real country pub situated in the quiet village of Cooling. We called in on a Friday evening as our imaginations failed to conjure anything from the two rashers of bacon and half a birthday cake that were skulking in our fridge. More

The monthly meeting of the Rochester and Chatham Dickens Fellowship (R&CDF) will take place in the Education Room of Dickens World, Chatham. The meeting is on Thursday the 20th of October, 7.15 for 7.30 pm start. For details of the meeting, the R&CDF or to attend, non members welcome, contact Joint R&CDF Secretary Steve Martin on 01474 834164.

In a change to the advertised programme, R&CDF Members Colin Benson and Jan Bird will give a reading which is not only one of the best known from Charles Dickens’s works, but from the whole of English literature. Set in a church yard in the marshes at Cooling north of Rochester, it is taken from the first chapters of Great Expectations.
The talk was previously given by R&CDF Members during the June 2011 Rochester Dickens Festival and at the Avenue Theatre in Sittingbourne.

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

Here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for young actors and dancers to perform alongside international pop star Vanilla Ice in this year’s pantomime, Peter Pan. More

From twins to octuplets, parents of more than one bundle of joy are being invited to a new session at All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre. More

Enjoy a night of classic hits with a band that’s guaranteed to rock you.

Queen come to life again in Medway this month with one of the world’s top tribute bands playing the songs that topped the charts.

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen for more than 15 years and thrilling audiences worldwide with their high energy, powerful performance. Now Medway audiences have an opportunity to find out just why they are rated so highly. More

Tightwire walking, juggling and diabolo are just some of the skills children can learn at a circus workshop. Medway Council’s Arts Development Team has organised a special four-day project at The Brook Theatre from Tuesday, 31 May to Friday, 3 June. More

Saturday 25th June Traditional games, stalls and entertainment; bouncy castle and giant inflatable slide; tombolas and raffles; BBQ and Pimms Tent and other refreshments; music and dance; displays; assault course fun; meet the local Fire Brigade and Police, and lots, lots more from 1pm-3pm (then stay for live music and refreshments from 3pm to 4pm!). For more information search for us on Facebook – Cliffe Woods PTA.

The mammoth task of fund raising to restore Dickens iconic Swiss Chalet More

With a break in the arctic weather I was able to get out and about and visit, as pre-warned in the last issue of the Peninsula Times, More


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