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If, like me, you have recently discovered or rediscovered the beauty of the Grain coastal area you may be interested in reading the article written by Michael Dale about the area and beyond. An article he contributed to the Thames Estuary Partnership Magazine for 2012 and reasserts the value or should I say several of the different values of this most remote part of our Peninsula. The full article can be found here TOTT_Winter_2012_36-37 (1)

Michael also runs regular guided walks around the park, stopping on occasions to impart to you the fascinating history of parts of the park. Join one of these if you can, there are two remaining for this season and they take place on the 27th October and the 24th November, you can get more details by emailing michael.dale@virgin.net or calling 01634 270314

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grain-beach-0361.jpg If you need to know more about the possible hazardous waste site at Grain you can click the following link to find all of the contact details.

Perrys Farm Information

Or you can contact your local Councillor to register your opinion by following this link

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This is a link to a story by Alan McGuinness of the KM, please click HERE

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Following the Mayor of London’s announcement on airports and aviation capacity for London and his submission to the Davies Commission, please see a statement from Medway Council below. More

Temple Mill Children’s Centre will be celebrating its 5th birthday on Saturday, 13 July with a Family Fun Day.

The event takes place at the centre in Cliffe Road, Strood from 12noon to 4pm.

There will be a children’s entertainer, toddler boxercise, dancing, information stalls, story time with Medway’s Library Service, and a celebratory cake cutting at 2pm.

Admission is free and there’s no need to book in advance. For further details call the centre on 01634 338200

“With only one road in and out, through estuarine flatlands, the Isle of Grain is one of the most remote locations in South East England – the final stop at the end of a long peninsula which divides the two great rivers, the Thames, and the Medway, at their estuaries to the north sea. 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

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!

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.

Following Lord Foster’s announcement on his proposals to build an airport on the Isle of Grain, Medway Council has today stated that this is one of the worst places for anyone to build a new airport. More

Residents are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the emergency plans for the Isle of Grain.

The meeting will take place on Monday, 12 September at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Chapel Road, Grain.

Representatives from the Health and Safety Executive, Medway Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire & Rescue Service and the Grain LNG Terminal will be on hand to answer resident’s questions.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Customer Contact Mike O’Brien said: “This meeting is an opportunity for the residents of Grain to have an open discussion with key personnel about the emergency plan for their village.

“I would encourage anyone who has an interest in this to attend the meeting and hear from the various agencies about how we can all work together.”

Following stories published in the Sunday Times and London Evening Standard about architect Lord Foster’s plans to build the world’s biggest airport on the Isle of Grain, in Kent, please see a statement below from Cllr Rodney Chambers – the Leader of Medway Council. More

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