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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.
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
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Hits From The Blitz
High Halstow Village hall
Proud to Present
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.
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 email@example.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
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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 May 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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New Jersey Boys
Overview & Scrutiny Committee Meeting March 12th St Georges Centre
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?
Chair, High Halstow Parish Council
Chair, Hoo St Werburgh Parish Council
Please click here to view comments. February 2018
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Dramarama Proudly Presents Jack and the Beanstalk
High Halstow Times October 2017
Medway’s Air Quality Action Plan
Have your say on Medway’s air quality
Medway Council is asking residents what they think about the air quality in Medway. Do you think it’s good? Or does it affect you or your family and if so, what could be done to improve it?
Your views will help us highlight ways we can all use to improve Medway’s air quality. Complete our air quality online survey @ airqualitysurvey. The survey takes 5 minutes to finish and as a thank you for completing the survey, all respondents will be entered into a draw to win one of two £25 love2shop vouchers. … Please click here to read more November 2017
New Redrow Development High Halstow
At the Parish Council meeting of 13th September 2017, representatives for Redrow Homes addressed the Parish Council and the 200 plus members of the public regarding an application they are proposing regarding farmland at Walnut Tree Farm which is off Britannia Road, to the east of Willowbank Drive and behind Longfield Avenue. The access to this new development would be a new access road from Britannia Road…. Please click here to read more September 2017
High Halstow Women’s Institute – A Family Spooky Afternoon Tea
Restart a Heart
High Halstow W.I. Fund Raise For New Village Sign
High Halstow Times September 2017
In this months edition of the High Halstow Times read the details of the proposed land development meeting, WI fundraising re a new sign, MacMillan Coffee Morning planned in September, proposed new bus shelter and much much more
Southend Airport are Changing Flight Paths Over the Peninsula
They are putting in place a beacon system to be able to guide aircraft into land without the use of their existing radar ( vectoring) system. Initially it will be used as a back up safety feature as not all aircraft using the airport are equipped with the technology.
The becon route will guide aircraft in over Hoo and between Cliffe and Cliffe Woods.
The traffic we are seeing today is about 50% of the total allowable flights so it is possible that we will see an increase in existing traffic with appropriately 10% of that traffic using the new beacon route.
The allowable height for aircraft flying over the peninsula is not changing.
Land Development in High Halstow
Agents for a developer are set to attend the September High Halstow Parish Council meeting with reference to a proposed development in High Halstow.
If you would like to hear what the Agent has to say about this proposed development please ensure you attend the meeting at 8.00 pm on 13 September 2017 in the Memorial Hall. September 2017
Medway’s Nightingales Get Reprieve From Housing Planning Application
The RSPB and Kent Wildlife Trust welcome the withdrawal today of the planning application to build 5,000 houses at Lodge Hill, Medway (Kent).
Lodge Hill is nationally protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for the rare and declining nightingale, holding up to 85 singing males. The site is also important for a wide range of other declining wildlife and habitats, including bats, rare grassland flowers and ancient woodland.
The development would have destroyed most of the nightingales’ habitat, and would have set a terrible precedent for protected sites everywhere.
Over 12,000 people objected to the planning application when it was approved by Medway Council in 2014, promoting the government to ‘call in’ the decision; it was due to have gone to Public Inquiry in March 2018
However, the site remains earmarked for development by Medway Council in their draft Local Plan, released earlier this year. Over 12,000 people also responded to that proposal, pointing out how this was at total odds with national planning guidance, and asking the Council to remove Lodge Hill from their final plan due in 2018.
Nic Scothern, the Regional Director for RSPB South East, said “The withdrawal of the planning application is great news, and an important step towards securing a brighter future for Lodge Hill. Our thanks to the government’s agencies who made this decision.
“However, we cannot assume that Lodge Hill is now secure, so we call on those involved to now be creative and find solutions for the site that bring real benefit to the local community while protecting its very special wildlife.”
John Bennett, Chief Executive of Kent Wildlife Trust, said “After a huge amount of work over many years to protect Lodge Hill, alongside RSPB and other conservation partners, we welcome the common sense shown by the withdrawal of this damaging development application. We look forward, optimistically, to a positive future for the area and its wildlife, which is important for Kent and the country as a whole.” September 2017
WI Strawberry Tea
High Halstow Times August 2017
In this months edition of the High Halstow Times read the details of Scarecrow Festival, the winners of Heron Awards, the Summer Concert, Garage Safari and much much more
W.I. 60th Birthday Celebration
Speaking from members point of view, I was completely overwhelmed at the evening of the 60th birthday celebrations. The hall was decorated to perfection and at first site it absolutely took your breath away…click here to read more. July 2017
High Halstow Times July 2017
In this months edition of the High Halstow Times read the details of Book Review, a new section from Lauren Dent, WI 60th Birthday Celebrations, the photographic competition, and much much more
Murder Mystery – The Pink Heron Club
HE’S DONE IT AGAIN!! No he wasn’t the murderer but was the architect of another great two nights in the Village Hall. Yes it was Mick Woolmington with his third Murder Mystery. Along with building a great set (assisted by Ray Collins) Mick set this murder in The Pink Heron Club in the Caribbean.
Please click here to read more. July 2017
Great British Garden Party July 1st
Medway Local Plan
MEDWAY LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION
WILL EFFECT US ALL
Medway Council are planning to build 30,000 houses
throughout Medway between 2012 and 2035
Around 6000 are proposed for the Peninsula.
ITS IMPORTANT TO
YOUR SAY NOW
Online copies of the document and a list of all scheduled community events can be found on the ‘futuremedway’ webpage on the Medway Council website. A link is provided below:-
Planning Policy Team,
Dock Road, Chatham,
Kent, ME4 4TR.
Please note, comments need to be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 30th May 2017
High Halstow Times June 2017
In this months edition of the High Halstow Times read the details of Scarecrows on Parade, the photographic competition, Great British Garden Party, the Hikers, Medway Big Ride and much much more
Heron Awards 2017
Don’t forget to make your nomination for the Heron Awards 2017. For more information please click here Deadline now 10th June 2017 May 2017
High Halstow Times May 2017
In this months edition of the High Halstow Times read the Chairman’s report for the past year along with a number of other reports for the groups that operate within the village and much much more
High Halstow Times April 2017
Minutes for 8th March 2017
Minutes for the above meeting now available by clicking here May 2017
There is a vacancy on the Parish Council caused by the resignation of Carl Mitchell.
A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held, if, within 14 days (not counting Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) from the date below, ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer. Please click here to read more
Heron Awards 2017
Every day sees an act of kindness, generosity, sacrifice and courage in our small community. From the friend who visits sick neighbours to the single parent struggling to raise children alone. From the sick child who always has a smile to those who work sacrificially to ensure our community is a wonderful place to live. The High Halstow Relief in Need Charity is once again sponsoring the Heron Awards. It has been 10 years since we last ran our community award schemes there are lots of good people out there who deserve to be recognised and thanked for the difference they make to us all of us. So often we don’t realise what a person makes till they are no longer here and then it dawns on us what we have lost. Let’s try our best to change that and say thank you while they are still here. Maybe what they do will inspire others to do the same. There will be a special award night on June 28th so book the date now and join with us as we celebrate the efforts of our friends and neighbours.High Halstow Times March 2017 … Please click here to read more and nominate March 2017
High Halstow Times March 2017
In this special edition of the HHT read Heron Awards 2017, Quiz Night,High Halstow Hikers, resume of the Parish Council meeting as well as much much more
Parish Council Minutes
Please click here to see the minutes for February 2017 just added to the site March 2017
Please click here to view the revised budget for 2016/17 and the details of the budget for 2017/18 February 2017
Parish Council Minutes
Please click here to see the minutes for November 2016 and January 2017 just added to the site February 2017
High Halstow Times February 2017
In this special edition of the HHT read Medway Local Plan Consultation update, Quiz Night summary of charities helped,update on the Friends of St Margaret’s Christmas Fundraising, High Halstow Hikers, resume of the Parish Council meeting as well as much much more
At the end of last year, a group of singers was needed for some community events and Ken and Maggie, both of whom have long been associated with local choirs, got together with a group of enthusiastic villagers who were very keen to sing and help the community. There were no auditions – just a love of music!. Please click here to read more January 2017
Parish Council Minutes
Please be aware the minutes for March to October are now available for all to see. Please click here to select the period required. January 2017
Dramarama Panto January 26th to 28th 2017
Cuxton Music Group 13th July 2016
Photographic Competition Winners 2016
Annual Photographic Competition saw the biggest number of entrants not only in the number of people who entered but the number of pictures entered. Please click here to see all the winners December 2016
December 2016 High Halstow Times
In this special edition of the HHT see updates from Annual Visit from Santa, Christmas Tree Festival, High Halstow Hikers, resume of the Parish Council meeting as well as much much more
November 2016 High Halstow Times
In this special edition of the HHT see updates from High Halstow Community Lottery, Christmas Tree Festival, resume of the Parish Council meeting as well as much much more
Christmas Tree Festival Choir
High Halstow Women’s Institute Birthday Celebrations
High Halstow Women’s Institute will be celebrating its 60th Birthday in May 2017
As part of the celebrations we would like to invite past members for any memories of the Institute… Please click here to read more November 2016
Histories of the Peninsula
October 2016 High Halstow Times
In this special edition of the HHT see updates from High Halstow Hikers, review of the Murder Mystery, resume of the Parish Council meeting as well as much much more
South East Coast Ambulance Service – Restart a Heart Campaign
High Halstow Women’s Institute Presents
September 2016 High Halstow Times
In this special edition of the HHT see the details of the Volunteering Work of the National Grid, update on the Village Lottery, Restart a Heart Campaign, MacMillan Coffee Morning as well as much much more
August 2016 High Halstow Times
In this special edition of the HHT see the details of the MacMillan Coffee Morning, read about the Cuxton Music Group, Photographic Competition 2016, The Hiker, RSPB Seasonal Highlights as well as much much more
July 2016 High Halstow Times
In this special edition of the HHT see the scarecrows again, read about the Queens Birthday Bash, Mast Update, Photographic Competition 2016, High Halstow Football Club as well as much much more
Cuxton Music Group 13th July 2016
Rectory Garden Party 2nd July 2016
June 2016 High Halstow Times
In this months HHT read about the Queens Birthday Bash, Mast Update, Scarecrow Festival, High Halstow Hikers as well as much much more
Dramarama presents Murder at Heronwood Falls Saloon
Annual Report 2015/16
May 2016 High Halstow Times
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March 2016 High Halstow Times
In this months HHT read about the Free Type 2 Diabetes Testing, updates from the regular clubs and organisations, update from the Parish Council, as well as much much more
The Street Crossing
Medway Council have informed the Parish Council that due to health and safety grounds, the works outside the school for a new crossing has been delayed until Easter school break. The school has been notified and are in agreement with this decision. This change was made after experiencing the site at school time and progress with the scheme was found to unworkable in such a close proximity to the school access February 2016
Friends of St Margaret’s Church Cake Festival
February 2016 High Halstow Times
In this months HHT read about the The Village Event,the Cake Festival, the Craft and Table Top Fair, the new bus shelters proposed as well as much much more