Please find below the revised budget for 2016/17 as well as the budget for 2017/18
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.
IT’S 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 6 March.
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!
Before long there were many of us having a very enjoyable time, making new friends and learning new musical skills that surprised us all! Ken Reynolds inspirationally leads the group and we started with singing carols for the Christmas Tree Festival which was a great success and helped to raise money for the ‘Friends of St Margaret’s Church’. Everyone was keen to go carol singing as a traditional village Christmas gift to our village. This was very popular, many joined us to sing and the villagers supported us very well. Many people – particularly villagers who had recently moved to live here from big towns, were enchanted to see that these traditions are still alive and well. The carol singing ended brilliantly at Rupert and Sally’s house with mulled wine and mince pies which were most gratefully received! Donations from the carol singing raised £120 for Demelza – a charity close to the heart of those we met along the way.
The singers who had originally just got together for the Christmas events, then wanted to continue as a choir after Christmas, so we got together again for our first practice on Monday 16th January and songs from the musicals proved to be very popular! We are very grateful for the support we have received from Stephen our vicar and the Friends of St Margaret’s.
The High Halstow Community Choir will meet fortnightly on a Monday evening in St Margaret’s Church at 8pm – 9pm.
All are welcome – do come and join us to sing!
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 find below the winning pictures.
The pictures will be appearing on the Annual High Halstow Calendar which will be on sale shortly in the Village shop
Many thanks to all of those who entered
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.
Do you have any photographs of the events such as Annual May Fairs?
Were you a May Queen or an attendant?
At the very first meeting on May 1st 1957, forty six members joined. We now have twenty six members and it would be lovely to boost the membership for this special anniversary
If you have any memorabilia please contact
Crystal on 01634 251849 or June on 01634 250105
North Kent Marshesare currently seeking new recruits to join our volunteer work party , every Tuesday and Thursday
What’s in it for you?
A great opportunity to enjoy being outside amongst nature, whilst making a difference to the work of the RSPB. Also the chance to work as part of a small friendly team, get fit, and increase your experience and knowledge of practical nature conservation
The SkillS You Need
* Enthusiasm and an interest in conservation
* Happy to work outside for up to 5 hours at a time
* To be fit and well to undertake physical duties
* To enjoy working as part of a team
We would reimburse you for out of pocket travel expenses, invite you to volunteer thank you events, send you copies of our bi-annual volunteer newsletter, and of course give you ongoing support in your role. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB.
Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way
If you think this is right for you, please contact
Ben Newton, Assistant Warden Tel 014634 222480
We are considering replacing the metal bus shelters in the village with softer looking timber shelters similar to those shown below.
It is hoped that this will start with the installation of a bus shelter in Christmas Lane adjacent to the bus stop East of Half Moon Way.
There will be an opportunity to see details / Designs of the proposed shelters at:
The Memorial Hall on 15 Dec 2015 & 5 Jan 2016
And a site meeting on 9 Jan 2016
Between 10:30 & 12:00
Please direct your comments by 1st February 2016
HH Parish Council
C/O The Parish Clerk
New Ash Green
or Councillor Brian Williams
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