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2013 Archived News

Christmas Tree Festival Saturday December 14th

For further details please read page 3 in December edition of the High Halstow Times December 2013

December High Halstow Times

In this months edition read about Santa’s Visit, Christmas Tree Festival, PTA Fair, NHS health Check, update on the Hoo Peninsula Model Railway group, and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here December 2013

Bethany George and Mount Kilimanjaro

In the September edition of the High Halstow Times there was a letter from Bethany George thanking people who donated money so that she could climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid if Meningitis Research. She promised an article on her experiences and the full article and pictures can be found by clicking here November 2013

Chattenden Woods and Lodge Hill SSSI

Natural England confirmed Lodge Hill in Kent as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its nightingale population, special grassland and woodland.

The decision, taken by the Board at a public meeting, marks the final step in the designation process after Lodge Hill was notified as a SSSI in March this year….please click here to continue November 2013

Hoo Peninsula Historic Landscape Project

English Heritage undertook a project due to the proposed changes on Hoo Peninsula combined with a threat from rising sea levels. These highlighted the need to increase the knowledge and promote awareness of how the peninsula’s historical development contributed to its character. Please click here to read more November 2013

November High Halstow Times

In this months High Halstow Times how you can get a free NHS Health Check, Annual Remembrance Day details, Memorial Hall Christmas Market, the Christmas Tree Festival, the Village Market, Church Market, The Big Splash and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here November 2013

October High Halstow Times

In this months Times read the update on the High Halstow Charity Day which raised in excess of £6000 for JDRF, MacMillan Coffee Morning update, Relief in Need Application Form and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here October 2013

Parish Council Minutes

The minutes for January to July have now been added to the site. Please click here to take you to the Minutes Page October 2013

September High Halstow Times

In this months Times read the update on the Village Hall refurbishment, last chance for the photographic competition, Fun Day Auction, Gardening Club results and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here September 2013

August High Halstow Times

In this months Times read the update on the 2011 Census, invite from Medway Parents and Carers Forum, update on Village Hall refurbishment, Nightingales at Lodge Hill, High Halstow Charity Day including Mad Hatters Tea Party, Macmillan Coffee morning and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here August 2013

High Halstow Golf Open 2013

1st Prize Anthony Coxedge

The Village Hall Committee would like to thank the many sponsors, donations, Deangate Golf course and of course the competitors who turned out for the first High Halstow Open. Glorious weather greeted the competitors and the competition was close. Just under £225 was raised which will be going towards the painting of the hall once the builders finish Phase Two Please click here for more information and pictures. July 2013

Foster Airport Proposal

The Foster plan for a new hub airport on Grain has been formally submitted to the Airports Commission. For further details please click here July 2013

RSPB Countryside Fair

Medway Parent and Carers Forum – Information Event

Following a very successful previous event, Medway Parent and Carers Forum are holding an Information Event for parent/carers and family members with children and young people with any type of disability, from birth to 25 who live across Medway. There will be fun and creative activities to keep your young people occupied whilst we talk to you about your issues and concerns and parents can find out more information about things that may help them in their day to day lives in supporting young people and families affected by disability. For more information please click here July 2013

2011 Census

Many of you provided information for the 2011 Census. To see the summary of these results and further data please click here July 2013

Village Hall Refurbishment Update on Phase Two July 2013

This is the second update since the builders, B W May arrived on site.

Works to the roof well under way and the new brickwork to the front is finished. Electricians have been in and working on the wiring that is required. Changes have been made at the last minute to accommodate additional requirements for both the Doctors and Building Control which will delay completion by a couple of weeks. To read more please click here July 2013

July High Halstow Times

In this months Times read the update on the RSPB Statement re Lodge Hill, Diabetes Charity Event planned for September, update on the successful Jazz Festival, Rectors Sabbatical, and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here July 2013

Village Hall Refurbishment Update on Phase Two June 2013

The building works for the above are well and truly underway which will see the biggest phase of the refurbishment to the Hall. The whole front of the Hall will be completely refurbished and will include the following:

• New roof over the front
• New Toilets
• New Doctors Surgery
• New Waiting Room
• Space for the new Kitchen (to be completed at a later stage)
• Additional storage

To read more please click here June 2013

High Halstow Golf Open

June High Halstow Times


In this months Times read the update on the Diabetes Charity Event planned for September, introduction to new Police Inspectors in the West, update on the village hall, High Halstow Open and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here June 2013

High Halstow Annual Report 2013

Click here for a report on 20 groups and organisations in the Village over the past year May 2013

May High Halstow Times 

In this months High Halstow Times, The High Halstow Open, Fun Day in aid of JDRF (Diabetes Research) update from the High Halstow Hikers, The Villager, Primary School Report, Jazz festival and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here May 2013

High Halstow and the Thames Shore

The nightingale sang as though its heart would break. The infinitely slow and sweet contralto warbling filled the scrubby wood at the RSPB’s High Halstow reserve, an operatic aria against the plainer chorus of blue tits, chiffchaffs and wrens, and the stage-hand knocking and hammering of great and lesser spotted woodpeckers.

There can’t be a more poignant or a richer bird song anywhere in England on a misty spring morning, and it held us enchanted on our way down the Isle of Grain’s escarpment to the moody Kentish shore of the River Thames. First published in: The Times on 5th April 2012 by author Christopher Somerville, Travel Writer

For full article please click here April 2013

The Friends of St Margaret’s Church High Halstow

High Halstow is pleased to announce yet another new group to the Village

“The aim of the Friends is to support the Parochial Church Council (PCC) in maintaining the fabric, the churchyard and furnishings of St Margaret’s Church, High Halstow”

The aim of the Friends of St. Margaret’s Church, High Halstow, is to promote wide interest in the care and preservation of St Margaret’s Church and its history, to provide a focus of support for it and to support the (PCC) in maintaining the fabric, the churchyard and furnishings of the building.

It is recognised that many people see the Church in the community as an integral part of their environment, even if they do not attend services on a regular basis. Some can attend services only occasionally; others were baptised or married here; others are visitors or local residents who simply have an affection for the church which has been here for hundreds of years.

Please join us and help to ensure that future generations can continue to use and enjoy this lovely church.

Please click here for more information March 2013

April High Halstow Times

In this months High Halstow Times, update from the Cricket Club as they prepare for the new season, details of the next Dramarama show, Medway Festival of Sport, update on Broadband speeds and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here March 2013

Afternoon Tea April 13th

National Grid Proposed Development – Public Exhibition Invitation

Please be advised that there is a public invitation about a new development that is being planned on the Grain LNG site. There is a propsal to develop a service where road tankerscan load liquefied natural gas for distribution by road across the country for use as a vehicle fuel

The exhibition will be held at
Stoke Village Hall
Tuesday 9th April 2013
From 3.00p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

For full details please click here March 2013

Chattenden Woods and Lodge Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

The Parish Council are pleased to say it received today a letter from Natural England detailing the news that they have reviewed the notification of Chattenden Woods SSSI and enlarged the SSSI boundary to include more land of special interest Please click here to read more March 2013

New Times for Wednesday Zumba

 

March High Halstow Times


In this months High Halstow Times, update on Quiz Nights, Village Hall Refurbishment, Introduction from Inspector Matson, breakdown of the budget and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here February 2013

High Halstow Hikers Walking Club

Please click here to see the events planned for the High Halstow Hikers Walking Club February 2013

Minutes September 2012, October 2012 and November 2012

The minutes of the meetings held September to November 2012 can now be found by clicking this link February 2012

Gardening Club

Please click here to see the events and outings for the High Halstow and District Gardening Club February 2013

Step up to save Lodge Hill’s Nightingales

Please click here for RSPB Overview February 2013

Tai Chi For Health

February High Halstow Times

In this months High Halstow Times, Your Village Hall Needs You, the High Halstow Walkers plan for the year, history from the Cricket Club, changes to Concessionary Bus Passes and much much more

Please click here to read the full edition. For previous editions please click here January 2013

New Local Group At Village Hall

Come and dance with us at our Zumba Party… in the dark. What’s this about then read more January 2013

Table Top Sale February 10th 2013

A Review By Chris Irvine

Please click here to read a review and see more pictures from the recent Dramarama show provided by Councillor Chris Irvine. Many thanks for the review January 2013

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

The weather held long enough to allow for four shows over three days to well over 400 people.

Mark Skudder made the dame part his own leaving the regular dame, George Crozer to be 6ft 6 dwarf as only could happen in High Halstow. What is it with Parish Chairmen wanting to be the dame – is it part of the job description? […] Click here  to view more photos and to read more January 2013

Village Market Saturday 2nd February 2013

With confirmed 16 tables already booked , the previous Farmers Market now renamed as the Village Market looks like being a great success. It is a great opportunity to generate between £120 to £200 for the Hall Fund. […] Read more January 2013

Table Top Sale Group 10th February 2013

Please do pop along, say hello, and have a browse through the variety of stalls.  Stop for a lovely cup of tea, a bowl of soup and some wonderful homemade cakes.  Buy some last minute Valentine gifts for your loved ones and buy a raffle ticket for the draw at 1.30pm.  All proceeds raised will go to a local charity, all details confirmed in the next High Halstow Times.[…] Read more January 2013

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