News from Chatham Maritime Trust : Notices

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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. 


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.  

New contact at Moat Housing

Moat Housing has a new Housing Officer.  His contact details are : 

Peter Whatmore    Tel:  0845 359 6235     Email:

If you are a Moat tenant loving on St. Mary's Island any queries or questions should be sent to Peter as previous contacts are now working in other areas. 





Be kept informed via the Friday Flyer

If you want to keep up-to-date with what is happening on the estate then please sign-up to the Friday Flyer.  This is a e-publication issued by Chatham Maritime Trust that is transmitted most Friday afternoons and details such things as forthcoming maintenance, current scams, events etc.  This can be done via the website or by emailing your contact email address to  

Medway Council - Planning Process

David Taylor, Chairman of SMIRA, and Medway Council have produced a shortened guidance note so that residents find it easier to understand Medway Council's planning application process when wishing to make alterations to their property.     

Medway Council's Parking Survey

Chatham Maritime Trust has been made aware that Medway Council has sent a parking survey to all residents on St. Mary's Island; the closing date is 5th October.  As at 22nd September the Council had received 214 responses and a full analysis will be made at the end of the consultation.    

With parking such a big issue across the Island we would encourage all residents to participate.     

Lock it or lose it

Sometimes we all need reminding about vehicle security even though we may live in a relatively safe and how-crime environment. 

There has been a recent spate of vehicle crime in the area  and despite continuous warnings Island residents are leaving cars unlocked, possessions on display and bicycles untethered - an invitation to a potential thief.  The message is clear and simple - if you don't lock it you may lose it!    

Taking a few easy steps could prevent you being a target and the expense and inconvenience that comes from having your car broken into:

  • the most obvious, make sure your car is locked at all times
  • never leave possession in display - Sat Navs and loose change is an invite for opportunistic thieves
  • never the leave in the ignition or whilst the engine is running 
  • make sure motorbikes and bicycles are secured      

Estate Walk - Saturday 20th August

Dean Marsh from Chatham Maritime Trust will be leading a tour of the Island on Saturday 20th August leaving the Community Centre at 10 am. 

All are welcome; this is an opportunity for residents to tour the Island and highlight areas that need improvement or attention.  There is no set route; Dean will be guided by the group as to where they wish to go. 

Grant Leathwhite, the Trust's Estate Officer, has offered to meet with any resident during the working week to discuss landscaping/maintenance issues.    He can be contacted on 07867 507187 from 7 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.  Alternatively you can email him    

New car parking arrangements at Ship & Trades

From Wednesday 13th July Shepherd Neame introduced Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras in their car parking area with a parking limit of 2 hours. 

If you intend to stay for more than 2 hours then you need to register your number plate with a manager or receptionist who will add your car onto the system allowing a longer stay.  Hotel guests should register their cars at check-in and are allowed to come and go. 

If visitors do not follow this procedure or are not genuine customers of the Ship & Trades then CPM (the car parking enforcement company) will issue a parking charge.  This is different from a Penalty Notice and enforceable by law.  The charge is £100. 

From the point that the ticket is issued the Ship & Trades, Co-Op and Fish Bar have no part in the process.  If you are issued a ticket then you need to contact the number indicated on the car parking signage.   

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