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The Friends of St Margaret’s – Why Scaffolding?

If you have ventured into Forge Lane you will have seen scaffolding under two Church windows. This is because the FOSM have started a program of restoration to the ancient windows which were reported to be in need of renovation in the church Quinquennial survey four years ago. Member’s subscriptions and grants from the Friends of Kent Churches, the Headley Trust and the High Halstow Lottery have made this possible. The first two windows are now complete at a cost of £11,425 + VAT. We have now given the go ahead for two more windows to be renovated but will need further funds to complete the remaining four windows still requiring attention.

 

The Friends of St Margaret’s are a group of like-minded people who work to preserve the church fabric for future generations and are separate from day to day running of the church. From our subscriptions and fund raising events we are still accumulating a reserve to repair the roof which had a large amount of lead stolen from it eight years ago.

If you would like to become a member or make a donation please take a leaflet from under the Church history board in the churchyard or from the Church Porch or contact the treasurer on 250105. October 2019

Friends of St Margaret’s Christmas Concert

Macmillan Cancer Support

Songs for a Summer Evening

Stay & Play

June High Halstow Times 2019

In this month details of the new Parish Councillors, Lenten Appeal Thank You, Village Hall Annual Report, High Halstow Hikers and much much more.

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here June 2019

Christmas Lane Resurfacing Scheme

I am writing to advise you that Medway Council will shortly be carrying out footway resurfacing at the attached location overleaf. The work is programmed to start on or after MONDAY 10th JUNE 2019 FOR TWO WEEKS, between the hours of 7am to 7pm. Please note that dates may be subject to change if poor weather conditions or other difficulties are encountered. Please click here to read more June 2019

Murder Mystery Evening

High Halstow Charity Fun Day In Aid of JDRF

For more details please click here May 2019

Sunflower Competition

Time again to show your horticultural expertise in growing the tallest Sunflower.

From 18 May £2 starter kits will be available from the school or from Tamsin at 67 The Street, High Halstow.

They will be measured when requested to do so.

Supporting The Friends of St Margaret’s Church May 2019

Scarecrows on Parade

 

Following the success of previous year’s Scarecrow Parade we are repeating the event again this year.

The format will be to start erecting your scarecrows in your front gardens from 22 June. On 6 July they can all be taken to the “The Church Garden Party” at the Rectory for display. The two following weeks they can be viewed arranged around the Churchyard after which we request they are collected.

For a small fee a trail will be available with clues to find some of the scarecrows around the village. 

The Friends of St Margaret’s

May 2019

High Halstow Village Hall May 2019

May High Halstow Times 2019

In this month details of candidates standing in the Parish Elections, Annual Report from Parish Chairman and other groups, updates from Coffee Tree, High Halstow Hikers, why High Halstow Rocks, and much much more.

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here April 2019

April High Halstow Times 2019

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Parish Council Elections 2nd May 2019

 

Parish Council Minutes Published August to December 2018

Please click here to review the Council minutes. March 2019

Irish Dance Showcase

Auction of Promises

March High Halstow Times 2019

Update on Parish Precept for 2019/20, latest on Youth Club, High Halstow Hikers, WI and much much more. Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here March 2019

 

How To Stand As a 2019 Local & Parish Elections Candidate

On 2 May 2019, elections are being held for all 55 Medway Council seats in all of the 22 wards in Medway and the 11 parish councils.

A total of 163 seats will be available for election.

Election Timetable

For more details please click here February 2019

High Halstow Primary School Admission Policy 2019/20

Children reach compulsory school age at the start of the term following their fifth birthday. High Halstow Primary School will admit four year olds into its Foundation Stage Two class. The children due to be admitted during the 2019/2020 academic year are those born between 1 September 2014 and 31st August 2015. To read full article please click here   February 2019

Air Quality Consultation

Medway Council currently has four Air Quality Management Areas which are above the annual objective for nitrogen dioxide (a pollutant present in vehicle exhaust emissions).

The air quality management areas are:

  • Central Medway
  • Pier Road, Gillingham
  • High Street, Rainham
  • Medway Four Elms Hill

To read the rest of the article and then complete survey please click here. February 2019

High Halstow’s Hidden Site of Special Scientific Intererst (SSSI)

While most people of the village will be aware that the Northward Hill RSPB nature reserve is an SSSI, or at least would not be surprised to find that it is, few seem to know that there is another area of the village designated as an SSSI or the reason for it being so.

Map of the area occupied by the Dalham Farm SSSI.

Please click here to read more February 2019

February High Halstow Times 2019

Update as to what happened Christmas, planned events for the hall 2019, High Halstow Hikers and much much more. Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here February 2019

Notice – Footpath Closure

January 2019

January High Halstow Times 2019

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Interested In Being A Parish Councillor?

On 2 May 2019, elections are being held for all 55 Medway Council seats in all of the 22 wards in Medway and the 11 Parish councils, including High Halstow.

Information briefings for prospective candidates

Prospective candidates for the Local or Parish Council elections are invited to attend an information briefing by the returning officer and his staff on Monday 14 January 2019 at 6.30pm at the council’s offices at Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR. 

It would be helpful to know in advance if you are intending to come and we would ask you to email jane.ringham@medway.gov.uk  Please click here to read more January 2019

ALIVE & SINGING Homeless Choir Celebration Album

Following on from the Christmas Carol please find further details of the chosen charityHomelessness creates social isolation and can seriously damage confidence and self-esteem.

AMAT’s choir will work with musical professionals to produce an album of new songs written and performed by them, reflecting on their experience of homelessness and celebrating AMAT’s 21st anniversary. Please click here for further details. December 2018

A Taste of Christmas

 

Remembrance in High Halstow

High Halstow has a number of events marking the 100 years since the end of World War One. Please click here to see details November 2018

October 19th  – Road Chaos

Is this the shape of things to come. It wasn’t Friday 13th but it certainly felt like it for villagers who were stuck in long traffic queues trying to leave the peninsula. An overturned lorry caused delays for motorists after it shed its load of soil. Click here to read more November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dramarama – Proudly Presents Christmas Carol

“Dramarama” proudly presents a Musical Show “A Christmas Carol” to celebrate 20 years. Shows Friday 30 November 7.30pm & Saturday 1 December 7pm Tickets £5 each available from Wenda 07807 983 248 or the Village shop from 3 November.

The High Halstow Tommy

Ever wondered where the start of the High Halstow Tommy began. Read the article from Steve Joyce who started it by clicking here. November 2018

November High Halstow Times 2018

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Hits From The Blitz

High Halstow Village hall

Proud to Present

Saturday

10th November

Five Star Swing Brings you

‘Hits from the Blitz’

This will be a four piece band with food provided all for £15 including a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Licensed bar

Tickets will be available soon so please watch this space

 

High Halstow village will be adorned with Poppies on lamp posts in November!

The Poppies on Lamp post Committee are excited at the prospect of seeing these fantastic poppies on lamp posts in Christmas Lane, Cooling Road, The Street going through down to the beginning of Britannia road There will be 102 in all.

We are hoping that villagers will enter into the spirit of the commemorations and sponsor a lamp post. Please help us to play our part in funding raising for the British Legion in this unique way (our own design). Email linda23atkinson@gmail.com or call/text 07825 619 353. We have already received a few enquiries but we really need to ask for your support now that November is only a month away.

We are now unsure whether there will also be a small number of poppies available for the public to purchase. There have been issues with the materials delivered. When calling or texting to sponsor we will be able to confirm whether there will be garden poppies to purchase. We expect these to be in the region of £20-£30. https://www.gofundme.com/manage/poppies-on-lamp-posts-in-high-halst October 2018

WW1 Commemorative Concert

 

October High Halstow Times 2018


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September High Halstow Times 2018


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August High Halstow Times 2018


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July High Halstow Times 2018


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June High Halstow Times 2018


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May High Halstow Times 2018


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Deangate Community Partnership


The Deangate Community Partnership was set up on the 6th February 2018 to promote Deangate Ridge as a centre of health and wellbeing for the people of the Hoo Peninsula and surrounding area.

Our aim is to foster healthy living lifestyles and wellbeing by providing a safe, green, attractive and inclusive environment that will encourage people from all sectors of the community to increase their everyday activity and social interaction through different forms of physical activity and sport. For full details please click here June 2018

Youth Club

The Club meets on Tuesdays during term time from 7.00 pm to 8.45 pm and is run for local children aged 9 and over.

Enquiries should be directed to info@hhyouthclub.co.uk or people can call the Membership Secretary, Karyn Vernon on 07930 924 319.

There is a new Youth Club Website June 2018

Garage Safari 14th July 2018

For more details as to when and what is required please click here May 2018

High Halstow Times April 2018

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High Halstow Times March 2018

High Halstow Times February 2018

New Jersey Boys

Overview & Scrutiny Committee Meeting March 12th St Georges Centre


March 2018

Closure of Deangate Ridge Golf Course

Kelly Tolhurst, MP for Rochester & Strood joins the fight to help campaigners on the peninsula to stop the sale of Deangate Ridge Golf Course. Kelly can be seen here on KMTV arguing her point.

Chairman of High Halstow Parish Council, George Crozer was interviewed by KMTV and gave his honest thoughts on the position we find ourselves here on the peninsula.Please click here to read more.February 2018

Save Deangate Ridge Golf Course

Please sign the petition to Save Deangate Ridge Golf Course by clicking here

Today a letter has been sent to the Cabinet Members and Ward Councillors requesting a postponement due to various breaches of Corporate Governance.Please click here to read more. February 2018

Open Letter sent to Cabinet

Dear Cllr Jarrett and Members of the Cabinet
It is with great anger that the people of the Hoo Peninsula have learnt of the proposed closure of Deangate Ridge Golf Course on 31 March 2018, to be decided by Medway Council’s Cabinet on 6 February. We have also seen the proposal by your Assets Department on your website that it be sold to make way for 1,600 houses.

You are due to consult the people of Medway on your new draft Local Plan from 16 March-11 May this year, details of which are not yet published nor, we understand, available to councillors. It therefore seems wholly inappropriate that the fate of such a major, public-owned resource should be determined immediately prior to this defining consultation for Medway. We are left to presume that development of the golf course does indeed figure strongly in your housing plans, and that seeking to close it prior to the public consultation is no accident of timing but a way of sealing its fate prior to us having our say.

We are therefore urging all members of Cabinet, as a matter of democracy, to delay any decision about the golf course and to allow it to remain open until the public has had a chance to see and comment on the draft Local Plan. Surely we, the people of Medway, deserve to have the chance to offer our views on how a valuable asset that we effectively own might feature in our future?

Yours sincerely

George Crozer
Chair, High Halstow Parish Council

John Tildesley
Chair, Hoo St Werburgh Parish Council

Please click here to view comments. February 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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