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Bicycle Security Marking - Wednesday 25th October 2017

The local PCSO, Chris Price, and representatives from Medway Council's Community Safety Partnership will be holding a bike marking and community safety event outside St. Mary's Island Community Centre this Wednesday 25th October from 2 pm to 4 pm (weather dependant).  This could help deter thieves as well as making it easier for the Police to reunite you with your bike should it be lost or stolen.  Go along and have your bike security marked and pick up some free home security and safety advice from the Police and the Council.  

St. Mary's Island Residents Association Meeting Dates

SMIRA (St. Mary's Island Residents Association) is due to meet on Tuesday 31st October at 7 pm at St. Mary's Island Community Centre.  

Before this meeting there will be a residents' surgery.  This will be attended by a Ward Councillor and representatives from Chatham Maritime Trust, Moat Housing and SMIRA.  This is an opportunity for residents to discuss any issues that they may have and ask questions.  

SMIRA's AGM is due to take place on Friday 1st December at 7.30 pm at the Community Centre.  All residents are welcome.  Formal Notice and details of the AGM will be sent to Members prior to the meeting.  

2018 SMIRA meeting dates (held at 7 pm on a Tuesday) are as follows:  

16th January / 27th February / 10th April / 22nd May / 3rd July / 14th August / 25th September / 6th November.  

The AGM will be held on Friday 7th December 2018 at 7.30 pm at the Community Centre. 


Chatham Maritime Trust Photographic Competition

We would like to thank all those residents that entered our recent photographic competition, we received some fantastic pictures.  The winners are:  

Nature & Landscaping:  Steve Gargano of Eastview with his "Basin 2 Seagull Madness".  Steve received Odeon Cinema tickets and a voucher.   





Architecture:  Alan Bennett of Rivermead with his "St. Mary's Island Properties - Basin Edge View".  Alan's prize is a tour and tasting at the Copper Rivet Distillery.      




Adventure:  Jacob Browne with his "Battle of Medway Fireworks".  Jacob's prize is four sessions of watersports activities at Basin 2.   




There were no entries for the "Family" category so it was declared null and void.  Congratulations to all three winners; their photographs will feature in ...[read more]

Preparation for demolition of Colonial Site

The developer, Persimmon, will be on site from the 12th October as part of the demolition set-up.  Further details on the development will be posted as and when information is received.       

Saturday 7th October - Bulb Planting on Central West Bund

All residents are invited to attend the bulb planting session that is being held on the Central West Bund from 11 am to 3 pm.  Chatham Maritime Trust representatives, the team from Turfsoil and Sunlight Rotary members will be in attendance.  The featured colour this year is yellow in support of Marie Curie.  Equipment will be supplied, i.e. safety glasses, gloves and trowels as we as refreshments.   We look forward to seeing you there!  

Estate Walk - Saturday 9th September

Dean Marsh and Carl Davies from Chatham Maritime Trust will be leading a tour of St. Mary's Island  on Saturday 9th September leaving the Community Centre at 10 am.  All residents are welcome.  

This is an opportunity for residents to tour the Island with Chatham Maritime Trust representatives looking at areas that need attention or would benefit from improvement.    

Centennial commemoration - Sunday 10th September

Royal Naval Association Chatham - Universities at Medway hosts centenary commemoration for war dead   

The deaths of 131 naval men killed during a bombing raid over Chatham during the First World War will be commemorated in a special ceremony at the Universities at Medway campus.

The service and Parade , organised by the Royal Naval Association in partnership with the universities, will take place on Sunday 10 September , marking 100 years since the fatal raid took place.  The outside service will be conducted on the site of the. Drill Hall Library, adjacent to Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime.    

Those attending will include The Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle; the Rear Admiral John Kingwell CBE, OBE, Deputy Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies; Mayor of Medway, and senior representatives from the Royal Navy, The Army, The Royal Canadian Navy, other armed services and organisations.

Music will be provided by HMS ...[read more]

Medway Council approves the application for Machine Shop No. 8 subject to conditions

WD Outlet Management Ltd submitted a planning application back in March 2017 for a structure to provide a weathertight enclosure and change of use for the Machine Shop, the metal framed structure near the Dockside Outlet Centre.  The proposal is to transform this into a leisure facility.  

The application went to Committee; Medway Council Committee Members approved the planning application subject to conditions.  The existing frame will be covered with a new self-supporting structure to protect the old frame.  


Medway Tunnel closed for overnight maintenance 5th to 8th September

The Medway Tunnel and associated approaches will be closed overnight for routine maintenance from 5th to 8th September from 20.00 to 05.45 hrs.  


Calling all photographers!

Photo Competition

Whether you prefer a DSLR or a point and click, we want to see you snapping around Chatham Maritime!

We're looking for amateur photographers to enter our 2017 Photo Competition.

There are 4 categories:

  • Family

  • Nature and landscapes

  • Architecture

  • Adventure

And you can enter one or more categories. There will be prizes for each category winner and you may find your entry adorning our website!

The competition is open until midnight on Friday 29th September so don't delay, snap away!

You can download an application form and see the competition terms and conditions here




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