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healthy foodWould you like tips on making family meal times healthier? If you are a parent or carer with children aged 2-4 there are free advice sessions taking place near you from September.

The MEND 2-4 Programme, run by Medway Council’s Public Health Team offers a great chance for local families to learn about healthy lifestyle choices in a fun and creative way.

The course involves children and a parent or carer taking part in a 90-minute session, once a week for 10 weeks. Each session deals with issues that many parents face from fussy eating to temper tantrums.

There is also advice on reading food labels and encouraging children to try new fruit and vegetables, all of which builds a foundation for lifelong healthy living habits. Read More

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Shane from Strood having fun at last year's English Festival: picture Simon Kelsey

Build sandcastles, dance to big band sounds and even rub shoulders with Shakespeare at Medway’s third annual English Festival, taking place on Saturday, 21 April at Riverside Country Park, Gillingham. More

Cllr Jane Chitty with apprentice Nigel Wren


The council’s Employ Medway Advice Centre has helped its 600th jobseeker find work.

23-year-old Nigel Wren from Strood has been recruited as an apprentice bricklayer on the Rochester Riverside housing development and become the 600th person to find work using Employ Medway.

After searching for a job for nearly four years, Nigel was referred to the centre on Chatham High Street last October and within ten weeks had landed his new role working for Owen Contractors Ltd. More

‘Never give up on finding work, whatever age you are’, is one man’s inspirational message after finding employment thanks to Medway Council. More

Medway Council’s Children’s Mobile Library will be out and about in the community next/this month (August). More

Works to mark the first phase of development at Rochester Riverside have begun. More

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