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Works to be carried out by Volker Highways Ltd week commencing 24th July 2017

Highway Adoption Works - Roadway Resurfacing. 

On Monday 24th July Volker Highways Ltd, on behalf of Medway Council, will be conducting pre-adoption works on the roads that will affect users of the highway and create some short term parking restrictions whilst the road is resurfaced.  These works will be undertaken between the hours of 08.00 - 17.00 with an estimated duration of up to 10 days.  Please refer to on-street notice boards for specific dates.  Footway access will not be interrupted.  The roads affected are:  The Crescent, Redshank Road, Samphire Way, Woodlark Road, Partridge Drive, Egret Close, Dunlin Drive, Phalarope Way, Rivermead, Bittern Avenue, Apollo Way, The Avenue, Ringlet Road and The Pinnacles.       

Highway Adoption works - Footway works 

Also commencing Monday 24th July between the hours of 08.00 - 17.00 Volker Highways Ltd will be undertaking repairs to the highway in the following areas:  Apollo ...[read more]

Closure of Riverside Walk & Play Areas on St. Mary's Island

Weather permitting, the Riverside Walk will be closed for resurfacing works from next Monday to Thursday inclusive.  

In preparation for the school summer holidays, the three play areas on St. Mary's Island - Shark Park, Starfish and Tadpoles will be closed for the next two weeks for general maintenance which includes cleaning of the impact matting.  

Medway Council Highway Adoption Works - The Fishing Village, St. Mary's Island

Correspondence has been sent from Volker Highways Ltd on behalf of Medway Council to residents in The Fishing Village - notably Bittern Way, Dunlin Drive, Phalarope Way and Rivermead about forthcoming works.  The letter reads as follows:  

"This letter is to inform you that Volker Highways Ltd on behalf of Medway Council, via the current adoption of roads paid for by the Developer, intend to undertake repairs to the highway in your local area that may affect users of the highway, including yourself.  

We will be undertaking these works between the hours of 08.00 - 17.00 from Thursday 22nd June 2017 with an estimated duration of up to 30 days.  Please refer to on-street notice boards for specific dates.  Footway access will not be interrupted.   

Should you require any advice on the day of works, please ask one of our operatives to refer you to the on-site Supervisor - Simon Hawks who can be contacted on 07824 864368.  The address for ...[read more]

The Maritime Messenger (Spring 2017) Edition

The Spring 2017 edition of the Trust's newsletter - the Maritime Messenger - is currently being distributed to all residents on St. Mary's Island.  To view online click here.  

Environmental Issues - Flies

Over the last few years the Environment Agency has conducted fly surveys monitoring their population in a selection of properties on the Island. 

The surveys conducted over 2014 to 2016 revealed occasions where there have been issues with fly populations but in 2015 there was in fact an overall decrease in occurrences of fly populations.  DEFRA's guidance states that more than 50 flies caught in a 7 day period would indicate a significant problem. 

Whilst the monitoring over 3 years has not resulted in conclusive evidence that suggests that a statutory nuisance is being experienced, the Environment Agency will continue to monitor the situation and encourages residents  to contact them directly (please do not contact Chatham Maritime Trust nor SMIRA) should they experience significant issues with flies at their property.  Their incident hotline team is manned 24/7 and incidents should be reported on:  0800 807060.  


Expansion of St. Mary's Island Primary School

Medway Council has issued the following Notice:  

"Notice is hereby given in accordance with The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013, as conferred by sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 181 and 183 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006(a) and sections 29 and 537 of the Education Act 1996 (b), that Medway Council proposes to make prescribed alterations to St. Mary's Island Primary School, Island Way West, St. Mary's Island, Chatham, Kent ME4 3ST, to take effect from 1 September 2018.  

The prescribed alterations are: 

'Enlargement of the premises' and 'Extension of the lower age range'

The proposals will result in the addition of up to 210 places at St. Mary's Island Primary School to meet expected demand. 

Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from:  Thomas Cogley Consultation and Intelligence Officer, Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR or you ...[read more]

St. Mary's Island Residents' Association Meeting - Tuesday 4th April 2017 @ 7 p

The next meeting of St. Mary's Island Residents' Association is due to take place on Tuesday 4th April at 7 pm at St. Mary's Island Community Centre. 

Prior to this, there will be a Residents' Surgery session from 6 pm to 6.45 pm.  There will be a Ward Councillor present and representatives from Chatham Maritime Trust, Moat Housing and SMIRA to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have.  From 5 pm to 7 pm PCSO Helen Kristic will be available to meet with residents in the Community Centre office to raise any confidential matters. 

SMIRA's next meeting date is Tuesday 16th May.    

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.  

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