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Medway Council’s Road Safety Team is celebrating after winning a Green Apple Environment Award for the innovative ‘walking bus stops’.

The team were competing against more than 500 other nominations in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

The innovative work that impressed the judges was the Walking Bus Stops. These are permanent bus stops that mark the pick up stops on the successful Walking Bus Scheme. Local organisations sponsor a stop and support the walking bus, which aims to reduce congestion on Medway’s roads, improving air quality and improving road safety skills of children travelling to and from their school or after school club.

As a result of this success the team has been invited to have their winning entry published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.

Safer Journey Officers will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a presentation ceremony in the House of Commons on 14 November.

They will also be considered to represent the country in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

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Medway Council needs to update its records about private water supplies within its boundary.
The Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 have been amended and local authorities are now required to monitor and enforce the safety of private water supplies.
The new regulations are to ensure that water from a private water supply is wholesome, and people who drink from a private water supply are not risking their health.
Private water may come from a variety of sources including wells, springs, boreholes and streams.
If you have a private water supply contact the Trading Standards enforcement team on 01634 331684.
More details can be found at www.privatewatersupplies.gov.uk

Are you aged between 12 and 17 years and have a flair for painting or drawing and would like the chance to win some fantastic prizes? then Nucleus Art Gallery in Gabriel’s Hill, Maidstone needs you.

Paint, draw sketch a picture with the theme of 2012. Size to be no larger than A3 and all work must be framed as we will be exhibiting your artwork within the gallery for one month.

Our competition is free to enter and further details can be found on www.nucleus-arts.com – just click on the Maidstone tab

Closing date is Saturday 22nd September.

Advance registration is required as entries are strictly limited to the first 75 entrants. To register please EMAIL US with your name, address, age and telephone number

From Olympic themed sport challenges to beach parties, fancy dress and farm visits, there’s a whole summer of fun in store at Medway’s Sure Start children’s centres. With 19 centres across Medway, each offering activities for families with children up to five years old, there’s plenty of fun to be had, right on your doorstep. A full timetable of activities for children and young people during the school holidays can also be found online, along with contact details for all of Medway’s Sure Start centres. More

The who, what, why, where and when are detailed below

Watling Street, Strood, Sunday 15th July 11am-3pm, FREE FUN for all the Family
Lots of activities with Medway Greenspaces, Kent Wildlife Trust, Strood Youth Club,
St.Nicholas Music & Movement Group, Medway Dog Training Club demonstration and much more. Refreshments and Ice-creams, Portaloo on site. Dogs welcome on leads please.
Come and join in the FUN Info: 01634 718643

Medway Council is inviting potential providers to submit their applications to establish and operate a new primary academy in Chatham. More

Children’s favourites – Peppa Pig and her brother George – will be visiting Pirate Play Days at The Historic Dockyard Chatham on Thursday 26th July 2012

The well known Channel 5 and Nick Jnr. children’s characters will be making appearances throughout the day providing opportunities to meet them face to face and to take photographs with them. There will be plenty of other activities to keep children happy all day too including Water Walking Balls, the Krazy Kidz Bus, Dodgem boats; Dockyard Matey land train, face painting as well as loads of Pirate Play Days fun activities and all the galleries and attractions of The Historic Dockyard.

The chance to see Peppa Pig and George is included in the normal admission price to The Historic Dockyard, and tickets are valid for a whole year. A small additional charge applies to some of the extra activities within Pirate Play Days and return visits with 12 month tickets are valid for entry on this day and throughout the summer.

Pirate Play Days takes place from 21 July to 2 September where young visitors will be happy for hours in the undercover Pirates’ Play Place, with fantastic family fun, including soft play, a desert island sand pit, and arts and craft activities! A pirate themed assault course and ‘cannon firing’ sessions mean there is something for children of all ages. Storytelling on board HMS GANNET (1878) with Pirate Pam and her puppets provides one of the highlights of the day. The friendly crew is looking forward to welcoming promising pirates aboard!

JOIN THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING ON FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Make time for what matters in life by joining the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September and help raise more than £10m for Macmillan Cancer Support.

There couldn’t be an easier way to make a difference, simply gather together family, friends or colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some tasty treats.

In 2011 the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning smashed its fundraising target and raised a record-breaking £10million, which helped fund the Macmillan therapists, nurses and support line workers who make sure people living with cancer have the best team in their corner, every step of the way. More

Exciting times are ahead in the village of Hoo…plans are in full swing for the first ever Music Festival on Saturday 11th August 4-9pm.

Aptly named “Hoo Rocks”, this will be an event for all the family to enjoy, and best of all it’s FREE!!

The full line up will be announced soon but will include local band Contraband and recent You Bloom finalists Mello. This event promises to please all music tastes so be prepared to rock your socks off! There will be some stalls and a variety of food and drink on offer just to add to a true festival atmosphere.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Maureen Tong-Ralphs &
Hoo Village Events Committee

Medway Council’s Safer Journeys Officers will be visiting a school and children’s centre next week to speak to parents and show them how a small step can make a big difference to a family’s safety. More

Dads everywhere can enjoy a day out with a difference this Father’s Day,
Rochester Castle and Upnor Castle are both offering dads free entry with every full paying child on Fathers Day, Sunday 17 June. More

Make some noise in your local library this month (June) when an annual campaign kicks off to bring together public libraries and blind and partially sighted people. More

The Kent Association for the Blind provides services to many people who have lost their sight due to Glaucoma. This eye condition gives no warning symptoms but has very effective treatments and early diagnosis can prevent blindness. Glaucoma is one of the most common eyesight conditions and gradually creates a tunnel vision effect, slowly destroying off centre vision. More

Preventing the neglect and abuse of vulnerable adults will be top of the agenda in Medway when Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week takes place from Monday, 11 to Friday, 15 June. More

Conservation volunteers demonstrate their work

An event to celebrate the work of Medway’s conservation volunteers took place at The St George’s Centre in Chatham on Thursday, 17 May.

Organised by Medway Local Access Forum, the Volunteer Day provided local groups with an opportunity to network and find new ways of working together, as well as encouraging other groups to join up and join in with their work. More

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

Whether you’re a first time mum with a flurry of questions or a yummy mummy with a growing brood, All Saints Children’s Centre is offering an evening dedicated to the ins and outs of pregnancy.

Following the success of similar events at children’s centres across Medway, All Saints, based on Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, will be holding its first pregnancy evening for Medway mums to be on Thursday, 19 April from 6 to 8pm.

From breastfeeding and baby massage to knowing the benefits you are entitled to as a parent, the evening is aimed at providing a complete package of information for expectant parents throughout pregnancy.

The sessions will also include free treatments, demonstrations and information covering a range of areas from waterbirths and pregnancy yoga to reflexology and homeopathy.

Health visitors and midwives will also be on hand to offer expert advice to parents at all stages of pregnancy, whether it’s specific information or an informal chat you’re after.

The pregnancy evening will be at the centre on Magpie Hall Road, Chatham. For more information contact the centre on 01634 338833.

Spring break is fast approaching and Medway’s children’s centres are getting geared up for a fun filled holiday. From bonnet parades to Easter egg hunts, arts and crafts and a visit from the farm, there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained, rain or shine. There are 19 Sure Start Children’s Centres across Medway. To find out more about your nearest centre and what’s on offer there, visit http://www.medwayfisd.com or call 01634 335566.

Monday, 2 April:
10 to 11am: St James’ Children’s Centre starts the holiday off in traditional fashion with a favourite messy play session at the centre, High Street, Isle of Grain, 270341.

1 to 3.30pm: Easter arts and crafts at Brompton Children’s Centre, Brompton Westbrook Primary School, Kings Bastion, 844152.

1 to 3pm: Get active with an Easter themed sports day at Kingfisher Children’s Centre, Kingfisher Drive, Walderslade, 335850.

Tuesday, 3 April:
12.30 to 2pm: Under 1’s Easter play at All Saints Children’s Centre, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, 338833.

1 to 3pm: Tiny tots Easter play and crafts at Kingfisher Children’s Centre, Kingfisher Drive, Walderslade, 335850.

Wednesday, 4 April:
10 to 11.30am: Get dressed up and join in the Easter parade for children between 2 to 5 years old at Lordswood Children’s Centre, Lordswood Lane, 333670.

Thursday, 5 April:
11.30am to 2.30pm: Coo at the lambs, chickens and cute farm animals at Riverside Children’s Centre, St Edmunds Way, Rainham, when the mobile farm comes to visit.

(The farm will also visit Wayfield children’s centre, 10.30am to 1.30pm on Wednesday, 11 April and Saxon Way Children’s Centre, 10am to 12.30pm on Thursday, 12 April.)

1 to 2pm: Beady eyed toddlers are invited to this year’s Easter egg hunt at St James’ Children’s Centre, High Street, Isle of Grain, 270341.

Tuesday, 10 April:
1 to 3pm: Messy play at Oaklands Children’s Centre, Weedswood Road, Walderslade, 333820.

Wednesday, 11 April:
1.30 to 3.30pm: Head out on a bunny hunt with Temple Mill Children’s Centre at Broomhill Park, Strood.

Thursday, 12 April:
11am to 1pm: Get cooking at Bligh Children’s Centre fun with food session, at the centre, Bligh Way, Strood, 336220.

2 to 3pm: Easter egg hunt and activities at Miers Court Children’s Centre, Silverspot Close, Rainham, 236974.

Friday, 13 April:
10am to 12noon: Green fingered toddlers will be heading to the garden for a planting and growing session at St Helen’s Primary School, Church Street, Cliffe.

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

Enthusiastic volunteers of all ages are needed to bring a lottery-funded project to life in Medway.

The Red Reading and Reminiscence Box Project will see volunteers running reading and reminiscence activities in residential homes, day care centres, sheltered housing and hospices. More

Medway Council’s gritters will be out keeping the roads moving over the weekend if we have snowfall.

Forecasts are predicting a turn in the weather on Saturday evening and council teams are out working in case that happens.

Gritting lorries will work overnight from tonight on major routes to treat the surfaces, and sweeping gangs will treat priority footpaths and car parks if there is significant snowfall.

The council salts primary and secondary road routes during severe weather and details of where these are, as well as salt bin locations, can be found on the council’s website, http://www.medway.gov.uk/winter.

Updates on weather forecasts, travel information, and advice on coping with the bad weather are also on this webpage.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Front Line Services Cllr Phil Filmer said: “Our teams will work hard to salt all primary and secondary routes across the area and minimise disruption to residents.

“If there is significant snowfall our advice to motorists is to drive carefully, allow extra time for their journeys and ensure their vehicles are in a good condition before they set off. They should also ensure they have warm clothing, a mobile phone and a torch on their vehicle.

“I 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.”

The authority’s preparations include:-

*5000 tonnes of salt stockpiled

*Eight salting vehicles

*388 salt bins

*4×4 vehicles available to reach those in more rural areas.

Three nights of music and comedy are coming to The Brook Theatre, Chatham next week.

Folk at The Brook on Sunday, 5 February welcome Jackie Oates with Karen Tweed.

Singer and fiddle player Jackie will be performing tracks from her new album Saturnine, and will be accompanied by Karen Tweed, whose playing is known for being mercurial, subtle, lyrical and expressive.

Terry Alderton is back on the road and coming to Medway Comedy Club on Monday, 6 February.

As seen on BBC3’s Edinburgh Gala, Comedy Central and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, to name a few, Terry is a unique and unforgettable performer whose popularity is growing day by day. Catch him while you can.

Be inspired by the talented Janette Mason Trio at Jazz at The Brook on Tuesday, 7 February.

Keyboard player and improviser Janette Mason and her trio will perform original pieces and famous covers, including the Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams. This is polished piano at its best.

To book tickets to any of these shows phone the box office on 01634 338338

Trading Standards officers have seized 38 fake look-a-like toys from a trader in Chatham featuring the trade marked images of children’s favourites Thomas the Tank Engine and Roary, The Racing Car.

The toys could easily be confused with genuine versions by parents and grandparents buying presents in the run up to Christmas. More

It was undoubtedly a year of celebrity baby news, with stars welcoming arrivals such as Harper Seven Beckham, Mirabella Bunny (daughter of Bryan Adams) and Flynn Bloom (son of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr). But the celebs’ choices failed to impress on Medway’s top ten baby names for 2011. 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

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

Fans of stand up comedy are in for a treat next month when two comedians trial their Edinburgh Comedy Festival routines on Medway audiences. More

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