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St. Mary's Island Youth Club - Cheerleading Evening & Red Nose Day Donations

This Friday, St. Mary's Island Youth Club will be holding a "Cheerleader" night and the Club will be paying "Young Kent", their affiliation body, £60 for delivering a "Cheerleading Session" by trained and skilled performers at their Club.  Apparently this is not one to miss!  

As we all know this Friday is also "Red Nose Day" and the Club will be raising money for this great cause drawing attention to the needs of less fortunate children, people and good causes in a variety of ways:  

  • the range of goodies in the Tuck Shop will be limited and the Club will be baking small cakes and asking members to help decorate them and buy them with some of their Tuck Shop money 
  • all the £2 of the normal Member subscriptions received on the night will be donated 
  • parents are invited, if they wish, to send additional donations - perhaps another £2 or more to help raise the total   

Members are invi ...[read more]

Alterations to mini roundabout on Island Way East (opposite Fishing Village)

F M Conway will be making alterations to the mini roundabout (adjusting carriageway curb lines for buses) located on Island Way East opposite The Fishing Village.  The work is due to start Thursday 22nd March and should take three days.  Traffic management will be in situ. 


Land Management on the Chatham Maritime Estate

Residents may be aware that there have recently been issues with cyclists across Medway.  Chatham Maritime Trust's security team, i.e. Ward Security, have been working with Kent Police to monitor and capture evidence in the event of any anti-social behaviour. 

On Saturday 4th March twenty travellers attempted to enter a commercial part of the estate; Chatham Maritime's security (Ward Security) dealt with the potential traveller incursion, supported by officers from Kent Police.   

Chatham Maritime Trust will continue to work with our partners in the best interest of the estate. 

2017 Dragon Boat Challenge - Sunday 28th May 2017

The organisers of the Dragon Boat Challenge 2017, Medway Sunlight Rotary Club (MSRC), would like to share their video to get a taster for this year's event which forms part of the popular Food & Drink Festival which is to be held over the May Bank Holiday weekend 27th to 29th May 2017.  The event takes place on Sunday 28th May 2017 at Basin 2, Chatham Maritime.  Take a look here

A maximum of 30 teams can participate and MSRC currently have 9 firm bookings and 14 expressions of interest so don't delay. 

Last year the event raised over £12,000 for charity and they hope to exceed that figure this year. 

If you would like to enter a team contact Allan Smith on 07956 452331 or email  or visit




Medway Council Local Plan Consultation extended to 10th April 2017

Medway Council has extended the consultation period for the Local Plan to 2035 to 5 pm on Monday 10th April 2017.     

For information and to have your say click here. 

The Council has organised events and exhibitions enabling people to speak to a planning officer about the consultation and options.  There is a meeting this evening, Wednesday 1st March, at St. Mary's Island Community Centre from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm



2017-18 St. Mary's Island Annual Rentcharge Invoices

The annual 2017-18 rentcharge invoices have been issued and are due for payment on 1st April 2017 and should be settled within 21 days.  Full details on how the rentcharge is calculated, budget information and how to pay are on the website - go to Live/Rentcharge section.  

When making a payment, please quote your chargepayer reference as detailed on the invoice.  Thank You.  

2017 Chatham Maritime Food & Drink Festival 27th-29th May 2017

The 2017 Chatham Maritime Food & Drink Festival is being held on Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May this year and we will be building on the success of previous events.    

Details will be posted on the Trust's website as and when further details become available. 

Chatham Maritime Trust is working with The Event Umbrella again to bring you this great event.  If you are a stall holder interested in participating this year, please contact The Event Umbrella.     

Residents' Drop In Session re Medway Council's Local Plan

There is to be a drop-in session for residents relating to Medway Council's Local Plan to 2035.   There will be representatives from Medway Council present; this is an opportunity to gather more information, ask questions as well as giving your views on the proposals presented. 

The session will be held at St. Mary's Island Community Centre on Wednesday 1st March from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. 

This is your chance to have your say and help shape the future of Medway so put the date in your diary! 



Removal of trees on the East Bund

Trees have been removed from the East Bund due to concerns around the penetration of root depth which are inappropriate for the area as they could impact and damage the infrastructure.  A more appropriate species of tree and/or bushes with a splash of colour will be replanted.  

A chance to have your say in shaping the future of Medway

Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will guide the development of Medway to 2035.  Medway is one of the largest urban areas in the south east.  In 2015 the population had grown to 276,472 and this is projected to increase to 330,200 by 2035. The most important aspect of the Local Plan is making the most effective use of land to ensure we are able to provide the required new homes, jobs, services and roads, whilst protecting and enhancing the natural and historic environment. 

The Council is now consulting on the second formal stage of the Local Plan preparation.  The Development Options consultation document includes a draft vision and strategic objectives for the new Local Plan, options for growth and approaches to developing policies for the new plan. 

The Council is keen to hear from residents, businesses, organisations, community and interest groups to help formulate the plan.  The consultation period runs from Monday 16th ...[read more]

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