High Halstow Neighbourhood Plan Residents Survey. October 2019
You will know that Medway Council are preparing a Local Plan that will define development across Medway up to and beyond 2035. The Local Plan which is due to have its last public consultation in December 2019 relies on a successful HIF (Housing Infrastructure Fund) bid for £170million. Medway had previously indicated its wish to secure the money to “unlock the potential” of the Hoo Peninsula. In its present draft form the Local Plan puts forward four scenarios for development in Medway. All four scenarios indicate significant development on the Hoo Peninsula including around 700 new homes in High Halstow.
Your Neighbourhood Plan group are committed to keeping High Halstow a great place to live and are working hard to achieve its vision.
“High Halstow’s future will continue to be a vibrant community, physically separate from neighbouring villages. It will remain an attractive place to live within the peninsula and not a mere dormitory settlement for surrounding towns.”
In order to achieve this vision they have formulated the following objectives. Before proceeding to the next stage of the Neighbourhood Plan it is important to have a consensus of agreement to the objectives required to make the Vision a reality. Please click here to complete and have your say November 2019
High Halstow Village Hall Proudly Presents
Tickets £15 from Wenda on 253169 November 2019
Presentation to Parish Councillors
In October there was a presentation given to Parish Councillors showing them the history of the HUGH Fund, the refurbishment programme that was carried out as well as the governance of the hall committee. It was a celebration of what the community as a whole achieved to turn the Village Hall into the best community facility on the peninsula.
Please click here to view October 2019
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.
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
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’sMay 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.
April High Halstow Times 2019
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
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.
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.
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 High Halstow Times 2019
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.