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Articles from 2007

31/12/2007 - Medway archives better than national average
MEDWAY Archives and Local Studies Centre (MALSC) has achieved above-average scores in its latest Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA)...read more

31/12/2007 - High quality SEN provision at Twydall Junior School
TWYDALL Junior School provides a satisfactory education for its pupils overall, but some aspects of the school are very good indeed, according to its latest Ofsted report...read more

21/12/2007 - Smoke in a public place and face a £200 fine
Anyone caught smoking in a public place in the new year faces being given a £200 fine...read more

21/12/2007 - New gym at Woodlands school
Woodlands Primary School will be opening its new Sports Complex on Thursday 3 January 2008...read more

21/12/2007 - New year - new moves
Have you resolved to get fit in the New Year, but know your gym membership card will be gathering dust by the spring? If you’ve gained a few pounds over the Christmas season and want to shape up for spring, Medway Adult Learning Service is offering a number of alternative ways to keep fit...read more

21/12/2007 - Uninsured motorist found guilty of assaulting a Parking Attendant
An uninsured motorist has been found guilty of attacking a Medway Council Parking Attendant...read more

19/12/2007 - Mayor's diary 20 December 2007 - 6 January 2008
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

19/12/2007 - DIARY DATE: Kingsnorth Power Station
The Kingsnorth Power Station application has been listed on the agenda for Medway Council's next Development Control Committee on Wednesday, 2 January...read more

18/12/2007 - Decision time for flyover and bus station
Medway Council’s Cabinet has today approved plans to demolish the Sir John Hawkins flyover in Chatham to make way for a new £5m bus station...read more

18/12/2007 - Shoppers, know your rights when you go shopping in the Christmas sales
The presents have been unwrapped and you’ve just polished off the last tin of chocolates, but what do you do with all those duplicate gifts or jumpers that are two sizes too small? Medway Trading Standards has issued some top tips to ensure shoppers know their rights when returning unwanted gifts and hitting the Christmas sales...read more

17/12/2007 - Wishing you a safe Christmas
Christmas is coming, your guests are demanding to be fed, but how do you ensure you don’t accidentally give your relatives food poisoning during the festive season? Medway Council’s Environmental Health team has drawn up a top tips list to ensure everyone knows when their turkey’s cooked and avoid hazards in the kitchen...read more

17/12/2007 - Loins leap into action at The Central Theatre
Tuesday, 8 January, 8pm The Central Theatre, Chatham The Singing Loins return to The Central Theatre on Tuesday, 8 January, following their sellout show in 2006...read more

17/12/2007 - Medway Council Cabinet decisions 18.12.07
MEDWAY Council’s Cabinet met yesterday and discussed issues ranging from the budget proposals for financial year 2008/09, to Chatham Bus Station...read more

14/12/2007 - Jazz hits new year note at The Brook Theatre
Jazz at The Brook Theatre, Chatham is back in 2008, with The Paul Malsom Trio on Tuesday, 8 January, 8pm...read more

13/12/2007 - The Central springs in to action for 2008
The Central Theatre, in Chatham, presents a colourful and varied spring 2008 programme...read more

13/12/2007 - Review calls for tailor-made care plans
Tailor-made care plans are to be put in place for residents currently being cared for in the Community Support Scheme (CSS)...read more

13/12/2007 - Back at The Brook for spring 2008
The Brook Theatre continues its role as a thriving arts centre and venue in spring 2008...read more

13/12/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 16 - 23 December 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

12/12/2007 - Christmas greetings from the Mayor of Medway
The Mayor of Medway Cllr Val Goulden is wishing everyone a happy Christmas...read more

11/12/2007 - Jingle jog to raise funds for charity
Join Santa and his helpers for a jog in the park to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation...read more

10/12/2007 - Greenvale Infant School is a "good" school
Greenvale Infant School, Symons Avenue, Chatham Media invite: Tuesday, 11 December, from 1...read more

07/12/2007 - Christmas and New Year opening times 2007-08
Christmas and New Year opening times Main council buildings The council’s main buildings at: · Civic Centre, Strood; · Compass Centre, Chatham Maritime; and · Municipal Buildings, Gillingham will all close at 4...read more

07/12/2007 - Southern Gas works at Dock Road
Medway Council is pressing Southern Gas to complete the emergency gas works on Dock Road as soon as possible...read more

06/12/2007 - Christmas dinners at All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre.
Families will be able to tuck into traditional Christmas lunches at a children’s centre in Chatham...read more

06/12/2007 - Medway Council's increase won't cover cost of services
Medway Council is to receive a 6 per cent increase in funding from the government next year, more than expected but still not enough to meet the rising cost of providing services to vulnerable children and frail adults...read more

06/12/2007 - All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre Festive songs and bell ringing
Bell ringers will herald in the Christmas season at a Sure Start Children’s Centre in Chatham...read more

06/12/2007 - Medway firms make cross-channel connections
Two Medway companies strengthened their cross-channel business links when they took part in an exhibition in Boulogne last week...read more

06/12/2007 - Media invite: Work begins on the multi-million pound Medway Park
Media invite: Monday, 10 December 11am to 12 noon Black Lion Leisure Centre, Mill Road, Gillingham Work to create the multi-million pound Medway Park regional centre of sporting excellence will begin next week...read more

06/12/2007 - Panto photo opportunity on Thu, 6 December - change of time
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - CHANGE OF DETAILS Last week a release was issued regarding a panto photo opportunity at 5pm today...read more

06/12/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 6 – 16 December
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

06/12/2007 - Festive recycling
As pine needles start to fall from the Christmas tree, your thoughts are likely to turn to what you’re going to do with the tree once the festive season is over...read more

06/12/2007 - Finding football's future stars at new soccer centre in Strood
Media invite: Monday, 10 December 9...read more

06/12/2007 - Licensing Policy stands the test
MEDWAY Council's licensing policy continues to meet its objectives, a statutory three-year review has concluded...read more

05/12/2007 - Launching the Medway model…
Medway’s section of the new scale model of the Thames Gateway goes on public show for the first time in Chatham on Friday, December 7...read more

05/12/2007 - We're Inside Out at museum - media invite
Promoting heritage to young people just got a whole lot easier thanks to an innovative project in Medway...read more

05/12/2007 - Unusual Christmas gifts for sale in Medway
If you are still searching for Christmas gifts to thrill your family and friends this year then Medway Visitor Information centre and the shop at Rochester Castle may have just what you are looking for...read more

05/12/2007 - Festive fun guaranteed at market
Christmas comes early to Strood this year with a Christmas theme at Strood Market on Saturday, 15 December...read more

04/12/2007 - Schools sing to win
Have yourself a merry little Christmas with help from four Medway primary schools who have been short-listed in a carol-singing competition...read more

04/12/2007 - Court fine an unlicensed motorist
An illegally parked and unlicensed motorist drove a car at a Medway Council Parking Attendant while he was being issued with a Penalty Charge, a court heard...read more

03/12/2007 - Three Degrees star nails beautiful hands with local business
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Sheila Ferguson will be making an appearance at Nail Candy, 55 Luton High Street on Wednesday, 5 December, 11...read more

03/12/2007 - Long-lost Rochester map rediscovered
A LONG-LOST hand-drawn map of Rochester dated 1822 has been rediscovered after several decades in the attic of a local school...read more

03/12/2007 - Medway Open Butterfly Grand Prix was a success
Some of the country’s top table tennis talent was on show in Medway this weekend as the Black Lion Leisure Centre hosted the sport’s national grand prix series...read more

30/11/2007 - Youths found guilty for digging up a Gillingham playing field
Medway Magistrates have found two youths guilty of criminal damage after they were caught digging up a Gillingham playing field to make a DIY bike ramp...read more

29/11/2007 - Medway’s benefits service officially ‘excellent’
Medway Council’s benefits service has been graded as ‘excellent’ in the latest round of the government’s Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA), carried out by the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (BFI)...read more

29/11/2007 - Charlotte's Web interview and photo opportunity
This year's Christmas show at The Brook Theatre, Chatham is Charlotte's Web and the show's director and members of the cast will be available for interviews and photos on Tuesday, 4 December, from 1pm...read more

29/11/2007 - Top British sports stars are heading to Medway this weekend
The cream of British table tennis will battle it out this weekend at the inaugural Medway Open Butterfly Grand Prix...read more

29/11/2007 - Medway gets £40m for transport projects
ALMOST £40million has been secured by Medway Council from the government to improve transport in Medway over the next three years, including improvements to public transport, improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and more school travel plans...read more

29/11/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 29 November – 9 December
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

28/11/2007 - Complimentary press tickets for Charlotte's Web at The Brook Theatre
Good afternoon, I am pleased to invite you to come and see Charlotte's Web, this year's Brook Theatre Christmas show...read more

28/11/2007 - Winning week for Safer Journeys Team
NOT ONE, nor two, but three awards have been won by Medway Council’s Safer Journeys Team in a single week...read more

28/11/2007 - Adult social care receives good rating by inspectors
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28/11/2007 - The Central Theatre panto: Rehearsals photo and interview opportunity
Shane Lynch, Sheila Ferguson and the rest of the cast will be arriving in Chatham early next week to begin rehearsals for this year's top-selling panto at The Central Theatre: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs...read more

27/11/2007 - Views sought on Social Regeneration Strategy
Views are now being sought on Medway Council’s draft Social Regeneration Strategy document, which is out for public consultation until 14 January 2008...read more

27/11/2007 - St Thomas More is a Good school, Ofsted says
A good school with some outstanding features is how St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School, Chatham, is described in its latest Ofsted report...read more

27/11/2007 - Thousands of pounds of fake designer clothes recovered by Medway Trading Standards
Counterfeit designer clothes and shoes worth £75,000 have been seized by Medway Trading Standards during one of the county’s largest hauls this year...read more

27/11/2007 - Look what's on offer in Chatham this Christmas
If you fancy stocking up on goodies to eat this festive season then a speciality market that is coming to Chatham, will interest you...read more

27/11/2007 - New exhibitions will have you in pieces at Art Gallery and Craft Case
Saturday, 1 December to Sunday, 13 January Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case Visitor Information Centre 95 High Street, Rochester Mon-Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10...read more

27/11/2007 - Remember a loved one in Chatham this Christmas
More than 300 high street stores make chatham an ideal shopping destination this Christmas...read more

27/11/2007 - Father Christmas and Boyzone star Shane Lynch parade through Chatham
Chatham is going to be bustling with festive activity this weekend as Father Christmas and Boyzone star Shane Lynch parade through the town on the way to Santa's seasonal grotto...read more

27/11/2007 - Children's services in Medway are improving says Ofsted
The services Medway Council provides for children and young people are improving, Ofsted has declared...read more

27/11/2007 - Medway delegation to press Minister to save Post Offices
A delegation of senior council members and officers from Medway Council are meeting MP Pat McFadden, the minister responsible for postal services, to ask him to intervene and save Medway's threatened Post Offices...read more

27/11/2007 - Medway Council Cabinet decisions 27.11.07
MEDWAY Council’s Cabinet met today and discussed issues ranging from the budget proposals for financial year 2008/09, to Chatham Bus Station...read more

26/11/2007 - Police and council working together to make Lordswood a safer community
Residents living in Lordswood have met their neighbourhood officers at a surgery to discuss antisocial behaviour...read more

26/11/2007 - Prime time TV on Friday, Chatham on Saturday for Boyzone star, Lynch
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs The Central Theatre, Chatham 13 December 07 - 6 January 08 Medway panto star Shane Lynch will feature on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 30 November...read more

26/11/2007 - Medway Sub Aqua Club wins Sport England Clubmark
The British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) has been awarded its Clubmark licence by Sport England, which recognises high quality and welcoming environments for young people...read more

26/11/2007 - Ding dong, the bells are ringing for Dickensian Christmas
Take a step back in time and savour a Dickensian Christmas in Rochester this weekend...read more

26/11/2007 - Blake's 250th birthday celebrated at school
Poet, painter and printmaker William Blake will be celebrated at Barnsole Junior School on Wednesday, 28 November...read more

23/11/2007 - Two join Chatham’s World Heritage Site bid
Two join Chatham’s World Heritage Site bid TWO new appointments have been made to support the bid to win World Heritage Site status for Chatham Historic Dockyard and its defences...read more

22/11/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 22 November – 2 December
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

22/11/2007 - Kingsnorth Power Station application
Members of Medway Council's Development Control Committee have agreed to defer a decision on the future of the Kingsnorth power station until they have had another opportunity to visit the site of the proposed new power station and had adequate time to consider the issues around this complex planning application...read more

22/11/2007 - Award to thank hard work and dedication
An extra special person that's how colleagues have described Governor of the Year award winner...read more

21/11/2007 - Don't lose the roof over your head - photos available
There are some bills which have to be paid...read more

21/11/2007 - Environmental Enforcement team hit the streets to ensure Medway is clean and green.
Medway Council’s Environmental Enforcement team will be visiting the area’s businesses in the run up to Christmas to make sure they are disposing their trade waste correctly...read more

20/11/2007 - Medway school wins first Silver Standard for Spanish language learning
Photo/interview opportunity: presentation of award at Oaklands Junior School, Weedswood Road, Walderslade, Chatham, on Wednesday, 21 November at 11...read more

19/11/2007 - Telehealth - System helps monitor health needs of Medway
A new service to support people with complex health needs has been launched in Medway...read more

19/11/2007 - Table tennis stars at Dockside Outlet Centre this Saturday, 24 November
It is just over a week until top-class table tennis arrives at the Black Lion Leisure Centre...read more

19/11/2007 - Caring for others is worthy of award
Dedication and commitment was rewarded at the first Adult Placement Carer Awards...read more

16/11/2007 - Table tennis stars at Dockside Outlet Centre this Saturday, 24 November
It is just over a week until top-class table tennis arrives at The Black Lion Leisure Centre...read more

16/11/2007 - Diary Note: Kingsnorth Power Station application
The Kingsnorth Power Station application has been listed on the agenda for Medway Council's next development control committee, Wednesday, November 21...read more

15/11/2007 - Christmas lights switch-ons in Gillingham and Strood
Gillingham Fireman Sam is making a special visit to Gillingham High Street on Friday 23 November to switch on the Christmas lights...read more

15/11/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 15 – 25 November
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

14/11/2007 - Go-ahead for Watermill Wharf regeneration project
AN imaginative scheme to convert railway arches into business accommodation at a prime riverside location in Medway has been granted planning permission...read more

14/11/2007 - Ofsted finds happy pupils at Oaklands School
PUPILS at Oaklands Junior School, Chatham, are happy and developing the confidence and personal skills they need to succeed in later life, according to the school’s latest Ofsted report...read more

14/11/2007 - The cream of British table tennis will soon be arriving in Medway
The Black Lion Leisure Centre is gearing up to host the Medway Open Butterfly Grand Prix...read more

14/11/2007 - Police launch new surgery at Strood library
STROOD residents will be able to meet their local police officers and discuss neighbourhood crime and safety issues at a new Police Surgery to be introduced at Strood Library...read more

14/11/2007 - Medway Governor of the Year Award
Medway’s top school governor will be recognised for their hard work and dedication at the annual Governors’ Conference on Saturday, 17 November...read more

14/11/2007 - Children enjoy school life at Delce Infants
Members of the media are welcome to attend the school on Wednesday, 21 November between 9...read more

12/11/2007 - Top tips to avoid the pitfalls when buying online
Buying goods online is the focus of National Consumer Week this week (10 to 16 November)...read more

12/11/2007 - Make sure you’re safe this Christmas
As the Christmas creeps closer Medway Council’s Trading Standards has issued 10 top tips to ensure shoppers have a stress-free Christmas...read more

09/11/2007 - Countdown to Chatham's Christmas lights switch on
One of the traditional festive events, which many look forward to year on year, is Chatham's Christmas lights switch on and this year spectators will not be disappointed...read more

09/11/2007 - Community pulls together to clean up Lordswood
Teenagers, youth workers and police officers rolled up their sleeves last Friday (9 November), to remove offensive graffiti and clean up an area of Lordswood...read more

09/11/2007 - Review of hospital services for specialist urology
Patients with urinary system problems, including prostate and bladder diseases, will achieve even better levels of recovery than they do now, following a review of Kent and Medway urology services...read more

08/11/2007 - Medway is getting closer to Europe
From Monday, 19 November, Eurostar services will start running from Ebbsfleet international station in Kent – bringing Medway a step closer to Europe...read more

08/11/2007 - Medway signs up to young people's pledge
Every council in the country has been asked to produce a pledge for children in its care and Medway is one of the first to do so...read more

08/11/2007 - Too many deaths on A228 leads to new speed cameras
Pupils from Stoke Community School have today helped launch the new permanent average speed cameras on the A228 at Grain where 57 balloons were released in memory of those killed or injured in the last five years...read more

08/11/2007 - Bumper packed day of fun for Children in Need
All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, is planning a fun-packed day and evening of fun to raise money for next week’s Children in Need...read more

08/11/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 8 – 18 November
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

08/11/2007 - Panto comes to town
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08/11/2007 - Schools battle it out to raise funds for mayor's charities
Six Medway Secondary Schools are battling it out to raise money for the Mayor of Medway's charity fund...read more

07/11/2007 - Teenager's dream realised as skate park opens
A young girl’s dream to have somewhere to practise her skate boarding will become a reality this weekend when a new skate park is opened in Rochester...read more

07/11/2007 - Couple fined for littering the street
A married couple from Gillingham have been fined by magistrates after they were caught throwing cigarette ends from their car parked in a fast food restaurant car park...read more

07/11/2007 - Gillingham shop owner found guilty
A Gillingham businessman who sold food from a shop which was infested with mice has been found guilty by magistrates of putting public health at risk...read more

07/11/2007 - Partnerships to provide housing for older people
Medway Council has been put on the Housing PFI (Private Finance Initiatives) programme to develop 30 flats of Extra Care Housing, designed for older people, by the Department of Communities and Local Government...read more

06/11/2007 - Remembrance Sunday services in Medway
Here is the guide to remembrance activities taking place in Medway this weekend...read more

06/11/2007 - Future looks bright for adult education
Adult Education in Medway is set for a brighter future after Medway Council’s Cabinet today (Tuesday, 6 November) agreed to explore options for the service...read more

06/11/2007 - Medway Council's Cabinet decisions 06-11-07
Medway Council's Cabinet met today, Tuesday, 6 November...read more

05/11/2007 - St James' School is getting better
Members of the media are welcome to attend the school to take pictures on either Wednesday, 7 November at 1...read more

05/11/2007 - Team effort to keep children safe
There’s no excuse for motorists who flout parking restrictions during the school run as council and police community officers have trimmed back an obstructive tree outside a Chatham school...read more

05/11/2007 - Mayor gives her support to Poppy Appeal
Mayor of Medway Cllr Val Goulden has given her support for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal...read more

05/11/2007 - Christmas activities round-up
Christmas fun and festivities comes to Medway this year with a little help from some television favourites and panto stars...read more

02/11/2007 - Generous community officers donate money to social club
Two Medway Safer Communities officers who won an award for their work in Chatham have donated their prize money to a charity social club for people with learning difficulties...read more

01/11/2007 - Mayor's diary 1-11 November
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

01/11/2007 - Media invite: Japanese visitors to learn about links between education and sport
A six-strong delegation from Nagano, Japan, will learn about the links between sport and education during a visit to one of the best table tennis clubs in the country...read more

31/10/2007 - Local people urged to help in clean-up day
Two neighbourhood officers have joined forces with Medway Council and local residents in an effort to organise a community clean up day in Parkwood as part of the countywide ‘Safer Autumn’ campaign...read more

31/10/2007 - Mayoral visit to Rochester
Mayor of Medway Cllr Val Goulden was delighted to host 15 visiting mayors and mayoresses and their escorts from across Kent on a tour of historic Rochester...read more

31/10/2007 - Medway's chefs learn how to be safe in the kitchen
Medway's curry chefs have been given the latest health and safety training at Rochester's Corn Exchange...read more

31/10/2007 - Council moves to protect most vulnerable residents
Care for the most vulnerable residents in Medway is being protected in a move to be considered by Medway Council's Cabinet next Tuesday, 6 November...read more

30/10/2007 - Medway Business Games kicks off in style
Medway’s workers downed tools and swapped their suits for shorts to take part in the first Medway Business Games...read more

30/10/2007 - The safest place to see fireworks in Medway this weekend
The Medway sky will be illuminated with colourful fireworks this weekend for Guy Fawkes’ Night...read more

30/10/2007 - Bike presentation
A piece of exercise equipment to benefit disabled people has been unveiled at Splashes Leisure Centre, Rainham...read more

25/10/2007 - Budding entrepreneurs learn tricks of the trade
Medway’s future Sir Alan Sugars and Dame Anita Roddicks can learn the tricks of the trade at a day of events to inspire their business minds...read more

25/10/2007 - Health and safety course for Medway's curry chefs
Members of the press are invited to the Corn Exchange in Rochester on Monday, 29 October, where Medway’s curry chefs will be given the latest health and safety training...read more

25/10/2007 - Celebrate Halloween at All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre
Young children who use a Sure Start centre in Chatham are being encouraged to dress up as spooky ghosts, witches, wizards and pumpkins for a Halloween party next week...read more

25/10/2007 - Generous officers donate prize money to community group
Two Medway Safer Communities officers who won an award for their work in Chatham will donate their prize money to a charity social club for people with learning difficulties...read more

24/10/2007 - Mayor’s diary 31 October – 4 November
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

24/10/2007 - Enjoy a bird watching cruise
A unique experience watching the waders and wildfowl from a boat takes place on the River Medway this Winter...read more

24/10/2007 - Parking information displays trialed
Around 14 parking guidance information systems (PGI) across Chatham town centre are to be tested from today (Wednesday, 24 October)...read more

23/10/2007 - Jack-o-lanterns inspire home composting
More than one million pumpkins are sold every year in the UK* and this Halloween, Medway Council and Sainsbury’s at Hempstead Valley have joined forces to encourage people to compost their pumpkins after the spooky holiday...read more

22/10/2007 - New charges to reduce bulky waste being sent to landfill sites
Residents who use Medway Council’s bulky waste service will have to pay a new charge if they use the service more than once in six months...read more

22/10/2007 - Limbering up for the first Medway Business Games
Twelve teams are preparing to do battle in this Friday’s inaugural Medway Business Games competition...read more

22/10/2007 - Temple Mill scores well with Ofsted
Temple Mill Primary School has been recognised by Ofsted as a good school that provides a satisfactory standard of education for its pupils...read more

22/10/2007 - Medway Council clamps down on benefit cheats
A couple who falsely claimed more than £18,000 in benefits have been given suspended jail sentences by Medway Magistrates...read more

22/10/2007 - Medway’s most wanted – a celebration of crime fiction
Medway libraries will host a series of events to celebrate crime writing this November...read more

22/10/2007 - Crime quiz at libraries for super sleuths
As part of Medway libraries celebration of crime writing this November, you can drop in to your local library for Crime and Coffee and take part in a crime quiz...read more

19/10/2007 - Stop press: Team GB trampolinig squad practice in Gillingham ahead of next week's World Championships
The whole national GB trampolining squad is training until 6pm today (Friday, 19) at Jumpers Rebound Centre at the Black Lion Leisure Centre, Mill Road, Gillingham, in preparation for the World Championships in Quebec, Canada...read more

19/10/2007 - Proposal recommends opening Stirling Centre on Wednesdays
Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee will discuss proposals to keep the Stirling Centre open on Wednesdays, as well as evenings and weekends, at its meeting on Tuesday, 30 October...read more

18/10/2007 - National recognition for Rochester Cathedral - change in broadcast schedule
Rochester Cathedral will feature on prime-time TV in November as Songs of Praise and Antiques Roadshow both recently filmed programmes at the cathedral...read more

18/10/2007 - Oustanding children's care in Medway
“Outstanding...read more

18/10/2007 - Sporting stars to be recognised at the annual Medway Sports Awards
The cream of Medway’s sporting talent will be celebrated at an awards ceremony next month...read more

18/10/2007 - Further consultation on ‘Bus Port’ location
There is to be an additional period of public consultation on the issue of the location of Chatham’s proposed new ‘Bus Port’...read more

18/10/2007 - Praise for two Medway teachers who have won national awards
Medway Council’s education chiefs have sung the praises of two teachers, ahead of this Sunday’s (21) 2007 Teaching Awards where they will each be presented with a prestigious award...read more

18/10/2007 - Healthy outlook for Medway PCT
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17/10/2007 - Chatham's Lost Tales find a home at last
The Museum of Tales (MOT), Medway's first 'cyber-attraction' finally opened its doors to the public today and renewed its appeal to the public to help fill it with stories about Chatham...read more

17/10/2007 - Media invite: She’s done it! Gymnast Victoria wins Gold at the Special Olympics
All eyes will be on the triumphant Medway gymnast Victoria Loftus this Friday (19) when she shows off the Gold and Bronze medals she won at last week’s Special Olympics World Summer Games...read more

17/10/2007 - Free car parking on Remembrance Sunday
Car parks across Medway will be free on Remembrance Sunday , 11 November...read more

16/10/2007 - Be safe this Bonfire Night
As the traditional Guy Fawkes celebrations in November grow closer, Medway Trading Standards is warning people about the dangers of fireworks...read more

16/10/2007 - Save your energy and visit our website
Are you looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and slash your energy bills at the same time? Medway Council’s new website www...read more

16/10/2007 - Medway Council's Cabinet decisions 16-10-07
Medway Council's Cabinet met today, Tuesday, 16 October...read more

15/10/2007 - Fun in store for Parents Week
Families can have their face and hands painted, buy gifts and make crafts at a fun day to celebrate Parents Week...read more

15/10/2007 - New permanent home for Izzat Day Centre
The Izzat Day Centre has finally found a new permanent home...read more

12/10/2007 - Chatham flyover re-opens
The Sir John Hawkins flyover in Chatham has today re-opened to northbound traffic...read more

11/10/2007 - Autumn activities
Take a step back in time this atutumn break and visit some of Medway's historic sites...read more

11/10/2007 - Mayor's diary 15 - 28 October, 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

11/10/2007 - Even more ways to recycle in Medway
Medway residents now have even more ways to recycle their household waste...read more

11/10/2007 - Award for Rochester's floral displays
Rochester is blooming lovely...read more

10/10/2007 - Hard work and enthusiasm are the recipe for success at Allhallows Primary school
You are invited to send a reporter and/or photographer along to Allhallows Primary School in Avery Way on Friday, 12 October from 10...read more

10/10/2007 - Rochester Riverside contractor wins a national award
The contractor charged with remediating Rochester Riverside ready for construction has won a national award for its work in Medway...read more

10/10/2007 - Drop in litter fines as Banish Rubbish messages gets through
The prospect of an £80 fine to anyone caught dropping litter is acting as a useful deterrent in the campaign to make Medway a clean and green environment...read more

10/10/2007 - An evening of homegrown talent this October
A trio of female writers from Medway will be reading their latest work in Gillingham Library this month...read more

10/10/2007 - Council reduces overspend but further savings needed
Medway Council is forecasting a reduction in its overspend from £6...read more

09/10/2007 - Rochester Riverside contractor wins award
The contractor charged with remediating Rochester Riverside ready for construction has won a national award...read more

09/10/2007 - Your views sought on future of education in Strood
The public is being consulted on the future of secondary education provision in Strood...read more

09/10/2007 - Media invite: Charlotte and her farmyard friends to meet Medway’s children
The cast of Charlotte’s Web will be meeting and greeting over 750 children at The Central Theatre, Chatham, on Tuesday, 16 October...read more

09/10/2007 - Booked your Christmas party yet?
Have you booked your Christmas party yet? If not, then why not book your Christmas party at Deangate Ridge Club House in Hoo, Rochester? The venue is perfect for the office Christmas party or for entertaining the family...read more

08/10/2007 - Warm hearted people of Medway thanked for their hospitality
A Chinese dignitary has thanked Medway Council and the area’s “warm-hearted people” for their hospitality during a recent fact-finding visit...read more

08/10/2007 - Workshop cancellation
An event to learn about the history of New Zealand’s natives has been cancelled...read more

08/10/2007 - Paving the way to develop business links in Kent and Europe
The language of business was translated at a breakfast meeting in France...read more

05/10/2007 - Media invite: Pupils taught how to be good citizens
Young people are learning how to be good citizens at a Chatham secondary school, inspectors have found...read more

04/10/2007 - Visitor centre named as one of best in south-east - with pictures
Medway Visitor Information Centre has always prided itself on the excellent service it delivers to thousands of people who visit the area each year...read more

04/10/2007 - Mayor's diary 4 - 14 October, 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

04/10/2007 - Libraries help Medway residents get online
Medway libraries are holding special computer sessions to celebrate Get Online Day, on Friday, 12 October...read more

03/10/2007 - Adopters drop-in sessions
Parents and carers who have adopted children in Medway are being invited to meet each other at an informal drop-in session...read more

03/10/2007 - Medway libraries celebrate National Bookstart Day
Libraries in Medway will be resounding with the roar of lions and call of elephants on Friday, 5 October, this year’s National Bookstart Day...read more

03/10/2007 - Children's toy library arrives in Chatham
Children who us the Sure Start centre in Chatham can borrow a range of toys to play with at home...read more

03/10/2007 - Indian theme day is full of fun
Bamboo flute making, cooking and Indian head massage are just some of the activities on offer at the Flavour of Asia day...read more

03/10/2007 - Cafe open at healthy living centre
A new community cafe has opened its doors for business at Rainham Healthy Living Centre, High Street, Rainham...read more

02/10/2007 - Care for a better future? Medway: Our Planet website launched - with pictures
One of the most famous sayings from the 20th century was uttered as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon for the first time...read more

02/10/2007 - Planting a tree to mark the 20th anniversary of the great storm
A newly formed friends group for the Vines Rochester will plant a London Plane tree at 2pm on Monday, 15 October 2007, to mark the 20th anniversary of the great storm...read more

01/10/2007 - Libraries celebrate Black History Month
The work of local artist Pepe Kaur will be displayed in Gillingham Library from Wednesday, 17 to Tuesday, 30 October, as part of Medway’s Black History Month celebrations...read more

01/10/2007 - Community garden opening
Green fingered pupils from two schools in Chatham will celebrate a year’s hard work and planning at the opening of a new community garden tomorrow (Tuesday, 2)...read more

01/10/2007 - Medway schools given a cash boost to improve sports facilities
More than half of Medway’s 111 schools will enjoy improved sports lessons thanks to the Big Lottery Fund...read more

01/10/2007 - New emergency stroke service in Medway
Media/photo opportunity Place: Medway Maritime Hospital postgraduate centre Date: Monday, 1 October Time: 13:00 – 14:00 A new emergency stroke service is to be launched at Medway Maritime Hospital...read more

01/10/2007 - Good teaching creates a purposeful buzz at Parkwood Junior
A good school with some outstanding features is how Ofsted inspectors have described Park Wood Junior School, Rainham...read more

27/09/2007 - Public toilets closed in Cliffe
The public toilets in Cliffe will be closed for two weeks while they undergo a refurbishment...read more

27/09/2007 - Medway Council assessed as top for Investing in its People
Medway Council has retained its Investors in People accreditation for the fourth time...read more

27/09/2007 - Selling of eggs and flour at Halloween.
Shop owners across Medway are being asked to be extra vigilant in the run up to Halloween when selling teenagers eggs and flour...read more

27/09/2007 - Consequences of dangerous driving highlighted to teenagers at mock inquest
Young people will learn about the consequences of dangerous driving at a hard-hitting mock inquest in Gillingham...read more

26/09/2007 - Celebrate Gillingham Library’s 70th birthday
Gillingham Library first opened to the public in 1937...read more

25/09/2007 - Official launch of building partnership
Medway, Swale and Gravesham Councils are setting up a new partnership known as STG (South Thames Gateway) to jointly provide building control services – the first of its kind within Kent...read more

25/09/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Medway’s Black History Month celebrations
Members of the media are invited to attend Medway’s Black History Month celebrations, which will be held on Sunday, 30 September between 12noon and 4pm at the St George’s Centre in Chatham Maritime...read more

25/09/2007 - Medway Council's Cabinet decisions 25-09-07
Medway Council's Cabinet met on Tuesday, 25 September to discuss reports ranging from the council's financial position to the future of Temple and Chapter schools...read more

25/09/2007 - River survey results released
Medway Council and partners have published the first in-depth study of the River Medway economy...read more

25/09/2007 - A celebration of Thomas Telford’s life and work
Chatham Library celebrates the 250th anniversary of Thomas Telford’s birth with a talk by Ian Wilson titled The Colossus of Roads, on Wednesday, 10 October...read more

25/09/2007 - Libraries - your thoughts wanted
What do young people think of libraries? This autumn, Medway libraries will be asking children and young people what they think of the service that libraries provide to children and young people...read more

25/09/2007 - T-shirts to highlight campaign message
Meeting to promote the 'End waiting, change lives' campaign to reduce hospital waiting times...read more

24/09/2007 - Calling all Medway businesses.
Remember those heady days when you could beat two players before rifling home a 20-yard scorcher or run more than 10 steps without collapsing with exhaustion? Well, now you can relive them in the Medway Business Games...read more

21/09/2007 - Medway Innovation Centre fills up
Medway Innovation Centre (MIC) is approaching fifty percent capacity and enquiries are growing daily...read more

20/09/2007 - Strood family fun day
The second Strood Community Day will be held on the Saturday, 22 September at Strood Leisure Centre between 10-4pm...read more

20/09/2007 - Medway gymnast jets off to China
A Medway gymnast is jetting off to China to represent Great Britain in the Special Olympics World Summer Games...read more

19/09/2007 - Mayor's diary 20-30 September, 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

19/09/2007 - Cultural celebrations get the star treatment
Medway’s Black History Month celebrations will take place at a star studded party at the St George's Centre in Chatham Maritime on Sunday, 30 September...read more

19/09/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Project Re-Ignite celebrates International Day of Peace
Members of the media are invited to attend an event to mark the International Day of Peace, which will be held on Saturday, 22 September between 10am and 4pm at the New Art Centre, High Street, Chatham...read more

18/09/2007 - The Big Quit campaign to urge smokers in Medway to quit for good
Research (conducted by YouGov in August 2007) shows that one in 10 smokers claim to have quit since the smokefree legislation on 1 July and two thirds of smokers in the South East have thought about quitting...read more

18/09/2007 - Medway campaigns for a fair funding deal
The council is having to campaign for a fair deal for Medway residents as well as take stringent measures to aim to protect front-line services this year...read more

18/09/2007 - Tie the knot in style at historic venues
Any couple getting married wants to make sure their big day is as perfect as it can possibly be...read more

17/09/2007 - Rochester Castle gets quality award
Rochester Castle, run by Medway Council on behalf of English Heritage, matched all criteria in a recent quality assessment and has been awarded the VAQAS marque (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) managed by VisitBritain...read more

17/09/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Medway PCT annual general meeting
Members of the media are welcome to attend Medway Primary Care Trust's annual general meeting on Monday, 24 September from 6pm at Gillingham Methodist Church, Third Avenue, Gillingham...read more

17/09/2007 - Mayor's diary Friday, 17 - Sunday 23 September, 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

17/09/2007 - Future of Secondary education in Strood is high on Cabinet’s agenda
Medway Council’s Cabinet will be discussing the future of Secondary education provision in Strood at its meeting on Tuesday, 25 September...read more

14/09/2007 - Medway businesses prepare for new smoking law
Businesses throughout Medway are preparing for a change in smoking laws...read more

14/09/2007 - Celebrating cultural diversity in Medway
The civic rights activist activist and Baptist minister The Rev Jesse Jackson will open Medway’s Black History Month celebrations at a lavish party in Chatham...read more

14/09/2007 - Media invite: Stars of CSP TV prepare for their close-up
Tuesday, 18 September, 11am – 3pm...read more

14/09/2007 - Gillingham library hosts successful Heritage Art project
Gillingham library hosts an exciting exhibition to mark the end of a two-year Heritage Art project...read more

14/09/2007 - Community pulls together to clean up their road
Residents in Gillingham are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and take part in a community clean up day next week...read more

14/09/2007 - Bin it, don't burn it - campaign cuts fires involving rubbish
Bin it, don’t burn it, that’s the message being driven home to potential fly-tippers...read more

14/09/2007 - Today's Medway Messenger
Rose Collinson Medway Council's Director of Children's Services said: "The Medway Messenger names 10 schools in a story headlined: Shake-up threatens ten schools with closure...read more

14/09/2007 - Medway prepares to celebrate cultural diversity
The civic rights activist activist and Baptist minister the Rev Jesse Jackson will open Medway’s Black History Month celebrations at a lavish party in Chatham...read more

14/09/2007 - CCTV is helping to reduce crime in Medway
Criminals are being reminded to think twice before committing a crime because Medway Council’s CCTV cameras are watching them...read more

14/09/2007 - We’ve cleaned up with our graffiti promise
Medway Council’s pledge to clean up 100 graffiti sites in 100 days has been smashed...read more

14/09/2007 - Innovative road signs hope to slow drivers down
New solar powered road signs are being installed across Medway to help reduce deaths and injuries on our roads...read more

14/09/2007 - Scambusters: The Musical
Media invite: Thursday, 27 September, 10am to 12...read more

13/09/2007 - Medway Messenger story tomorrow
The Medway Messenger tomorrow names 10 schools in a story headlined: Shake-up threatens ten schools with closure...read more

13/09/2007 - Harvest Festival at All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham
Children will learn the importance of food and sharing during a week of activities at the All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre in Chatham...read more

12/09/2007 - MP visits health services to see 18-week target in action
Medway Primary Care Trust has invited Gillingham MP Paul Clark to see first-hand how the 18-week referral to treatment target is being achieved in Medway...read more

12/09/2007 - Media invite: 4Life Launch Event in Twydall
Members of the media are welcome to attend the launch of the 4Life club at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Twydall Lane, Twydall on Thursday,13 September, anytime between 10am and 4pm...read more

11/09/2007 - Official Opening of the All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre Gardens
Families who use a Sure Start centre in Chatham will soon be able to play in one of three new gardens...read more

11/09/2007 - Chinese dignitaries will visit Medway this week
The bond between Medway and China will be strengthened this week with a visit from six dignitaries...read more

06/09/2007 - Cash for schools who travel green
More than £112,000 is being given to 20 of Medway’s schools this year for improving travel and road safety arrangements in and around the school grounds...read more

06/09/2007 - Inspector halts Medway's local development framework
The inspector appointed to examine Medway Council’s new planning framework has today halted the process indicating that he is minded to find Medway’s plan unsound and as a result the council will reluctantly seek to withdraw the framework document...read more

06/09/2007 - Mayor's list 10 - 16 September, 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

06/09/2007 - First chance to view developers’ plans for Rochester Riverside
Four companies competing to develop phase-one of the flagship Rochester Riverside regeneration site will display and discuss their plans at a three-day public exhibition starting on Thursday, 13 September...read more

05/09/2007 - Medway Council scoops prestigious literary prize
Medway Council’s archivists are celebrating after an iconic 12th Century legal work in their care won a high profile competition...read more

05/09/2007 - Boost to help Medway's future Olympians achieve their goal
Medway's premier young sports men and women have been unveiled as the first crop of athletes to receive a package of support to help them achieve their London 2012 ambitions...read more

05/09/2007 - Have your say on health and social care
Residents are being given a greater say in how health and social care services are developed through Local Involvement Networks (LINk)...read more

05/09/2007 - Medway Council Cabinet decisions 4-09-2007
Medway Council's Cabinet met on Tuesday, 4 September to discuss reports ranging from the future of the Connexions service to Supporting People...read more

04/09/2007 - Booked your Christmas party yet?
Have you booked your Christmas party yet? If not, then why not book your Christmas party at the Corn Exchange in Rochester? The parties this year will be bigger and better...read more

04/09/2007 - Young people to get the support of a Medway Youth Trust
Medway Council's Cabinet has agreed to set up a youth trust to provide advice and help to young people...read more

03/09/2007 - Council grants will help Medway's future sporting stars
A talented family of future England table tennis stars have benefited from a Medway Council bursary to help sporting stars fulfil their dreams...read more

03/09/2007 - Two-day closure of The Brook - Chatham
The disused Pentagon footbridge over The Brook in Chatham is being demolished this weekend (September 8/9), forcing the closure of the road all day Saturday and most of Sunday...read more

03/09/2007 - Wanted – Medway Regeneration Ambassadors…
Up to 50 ‘ambassadors’ are being recruited by the council to promote Medway’s £1billion regeneration programme...read more

31/08/2007 - Media invite. Monday, 3 September, 10am. St Margaret’s Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Rochester.
An appeal has been launched to find the yobs who have caused more than £5,000 of damage in Medway’s cemeteries in the past six months...read more

31/08/2007 - Community officers recognised for helping make Chatham a safer place
Medway Safer Communities Officers Emma Patching and Brian Mooney have worked tirelessly to make an area of Chatham a safer and pleasant place to live...read more

31/08/2007 - Discover more about Medway
How much do you know about Medway and its history? Are you interested in finding out more? If so then come to the Local and Family History Open Day in both the Presentation and the Civic Suites, Civic Centre, Strood on Saturday, 15 September between 10am and 4pm...read more

30/08/2007 - Mayor's diary 3 – 9 September
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

30/08/2007 - Would you like to find an NHS Dentist in Medway?
Across some parts of the country it is being reported that the public are still struggling to find a local NHS dentist that is accepting new NHS patients...read more

29/08/2007 - Japanese culture comes to Gillingham
Japanese cultures and traditions will be celebrated in Gillingham next month during the seventh Will Adams Festival...read more

29/08/2007 - Launch of Medway's new religious education syllabus
Pupils across Medway will be able to share a wider range of religious beliefs and discuss their impact in today’s society during school lessons from September...read more

24/08/2007 - Last chance to get free no-smoking signs
Businesses in Medway have less than a week to get their free no-smoking signs from the Department of Health...read more

24/08/2007 - A slice of Elizabethan life at Upnor
Make way for Queen Elizabeth I and her entourage at Upnor Castle on Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 September...read more

23/08/2007 - Mayor's diary 27 August – 2 September 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

23/08/2007 - Your chance to dance the night away with a pop heart throb
Calling all female dancers! Here’s your chance to tread the boards alongside Boyzone heartthrob Shayne Lynch and Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson at this year’s Medway panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs...read more

23/08/2007 - Young performers needed to weave their magic this Christmas
Budding actors and actresses are being given the chance to perform on stage this December by winning a role in this year’s Christmas show at The Brook Theatre in Chatham...read more

22/08/2007 - Students celebrate GCSE and GNVQ success
Eagerly awaited GCSE and GNVQ results are being opened across Medway today (Thursday, 23 August) by thousands of students...read more

22/08/2007 - August bank holiday rubbish collection days
This August bank holiday falls on Monday, 27 August...read more

22/08/2007 - Upnor Castle gets creative
Creative workshops aimed at young people have been taking place at Upnor Castle throughout the summer...read more

21/08/2007 - Calling all sports coaches
Are you a qualified sports coach and interested in sports development? Then register now for a coach development day to be held on Saturday, 8 September 2007 at the Jumpers Rebound Centre in Gillingham, Kent...read more

21/08/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Creative young people brighten underpass
Around 20 young people from Canal Road in Strood have been giving the High Street underpass a much-needed makeover...read more

20/08/2007 - Paula is creating her future in Medway
A leading Medway artist specialising in metal sculptures has celebrated the opening of her new studio in Rochester...read more

16/08/2007 - All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre Fitness and Food Fun Time.
Children will have a good excuse to play with their food next week at a fun day in Chatham...read more

16/08/2007 - Mayor's diary 16-26 August 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

15/08/2007 - Medway students collect their A level results
The agonising wait is over for thousands of students across Medway as they collected their collected their A level results today (Thursday, 16 August)...read more

15/08/2007 - Discover our heritage
Heritage open days are being held on Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 September, giving free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission...read more

15/08/2007 - Success for Medway’s pupils
Pupils across Medway are today celebrating another successful year for Key Stage 3 results...read more

15/08/2007 - Talented young singers’ chance to shine
Bigger and better than ever before, the popular annual Star 4 Medway competition final will be held on Tuesday, 21 August 2007...read more

13/08/2007 - Race is on to see whose balloon reaches the sky
Summer in Medway reaches a new height this week when young people in Gillingham take part in a balloon race...read more

13/08/2007 - Medway PCT is in good shape
Health services in Medway are in good shape...read more

10/08/2007 - Press invited to join students as they find out their GCSE results
Photographers, reporters and broadcast crews are invited to The Thomas Aveling school, Arethusa Road, Rochester at 9...read more

10/08/2007 - Head of Chatham Development taking up key London regeneration role
A leading figure in the regeneration of Medway is leaving to take up a key role in another part of the Thames Gateway...read more

10/08/2007 - Children go wild at art and craft workshop
Children can get in touch with their wild side at a one-day art and craft workshop at Strood Library on Friday, 17 August...read more

10/08/2007 - Great day of family fun
A day of fun-filled activities will be taking place on Saturday, 18 August at Splashes Leisure Centre in Rainham...read more

10/08/2007 - Conference gives people with disabilities an open door to the future
Medway Council has hosted a conference for people with disabilities and their parents and carers...read more

09/08/2007 - Mayor's diary 9-19 August
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

08/08/2007 - Future Chelsea FC stars hone their skills at summer sport camp
The Joe Cole and John Terrys of the future are learning to tackle like their favourite Chelsea football stars at a training camp in Medway...read more

07/08/2007 - Press invited to join students as they collect their A level results
Photographers, reporters and broadcast crews are invited to Rainham Mark Grammar School, Pump Lane, Rainham, at 9am on Thursday, 16 August, where students will be collecting their A level results...read more

06/08/2007 - Missed appointments mean missed opportunities
The cost of patients failing to attend outpatient appointments in Medway is more than a £250,000 each month...read more

03/08/2007 - Summer crackdown on mini motos
Medway trading standards are cracking down on the sale of mini motos over the summer...read more

03/08/2007 - All aboard Bertie for the summer
If you're about and about in Medway this summer you may just catch sight of Bertie the open top bus...read more

03/08/2007 - Temple Manor is open for business
Finally, the scaffolding has come down and Temple Manor is open for visitors to enjoy its beauty...read more

03/08/2007 - Get creative this summer
Summer just got a whole lot better now that creative workshops are up and running at two historic venues in Medway...read more

03/08/2007 - Media invite: Medway Park takes an Olympic-sized leap forward
The Black Lion leisure complex has taken a huge leap towards becoming a regional centre of sporting excellence called Medway Park after the Government announced it will invest up to £5 million in the project from its Thames Gateway programme funds...read more

02/08/2007 - Mayor's diary 4-12 August
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

02/08/2007 - Celebration party for volunteers
All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre is celebrating after successfully recruiting seven volunteers...read more

02/08/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Strood Market opens in new location
Strood Market has a new home...read more

01/08/2007 - Is it an egg? No it's a golf ball. Golf with a twist comes to Medway
Visitors to Medway Council's public golf course at Deangate Ridge Sports Complex will be able to play a new style of the game using oval balls...read more

01/08/2007 - Coach drivers' hit wall (photos now available)
Most drivers try to avoid walls, but not at Rochester coach park...read more

30/07/2007 - Media Invite: Golf turns oval shaped at Deangate Ridge
Reporters, photographers and broadcast crews are invited to try out a new sport using oval golf balls...read more

28/07/2007 - Sporting superstars named as Medway International Sporting Ambassadors
Sporting superstars Steve Backley and Danny Crates have given a massive boost to Medway’s Olympic ambitions by taking up the role of Medway International Sporting Ambassadors...read more

27/07/2007 - Leading developer selected for Rochester Riverside hotel quarter
Striking images of the future have been released by the company selected to develop the hotel and commercial quarter of flagship regeneration site Rochester Riverside...read more

27/07/2007 - Medway Fair Trader gets Government accreditation
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has given consumers in Medway greater peace of mind...read more

27/07/2007 - Summer events at Medway Libraries
There are lots of activities happening at Medway’s Libraries throughout the summer holidays...read more

27/07/2007 - Children’s reading earns new trees for UK woods
Medway Libraries are inspiring young people to read their way through the summer holidays and earn new trees for UK woods...read more

27/07/2007 - Rights of Way network to be considered
Have your say on how the future of Medway’s Rights of Way routes and footpaths are developed in the future...read more

27/07/2007 - Visitors inspired by Medway's care strategy
The intermediate care service in Medway welcomed colleagues from Havering PCT and Havering Borough Council who wanted to find out more about how Medway PCT and Medway Council has worked together to set up and implement an intermediate care strategy...read more

27/07/2007 - New mini bus helps Medway's young people get out and about
A new mini bus will give young people in Medway the chance to take part in an exciting range of activities across the country...read more

26/07/2007 - Medway Council helps business grow
A Medway Council business loan has helped a Strood entrepreneur expand his company...read more

26/07/2007 - Alcohol seized during swoop of Medway
Alcohol has been seized by officers in a clampdown of drinking in Medway’s two alcohol control zones...read more

26/07/2007 - Mayor's diary 26 July - 5 August
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

25/07/2007 - CSP TV: Broadcasting the latest news in your community
The latest news and information bulletins can be seen on the Medway Community Safety Partnership (CSP TV) network...read more

25/07/2007 - Amalgamated schools continue to move forward
Two years after the amalgamation of the infants and juniors, Fairview Community Primary School has passed its Ofsted inspection with flying colours...read more

25/07/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Nappy birthday
To celebrate the first anniversary of the Medway Cloth Nappy Network, a teddy bears’ picnic will be held at St Alban’s Church, Blue Bell Hill, Chatham on Saturday, 11 August, from 10...read more

23/07/2007 - Extreme Medway is coming to town
Have you ever watched a James Bond film and wished you could try some of the stunts? Well now you have the chance to have a go...read more

23/07/2007 - Need cash? Apply for a small grant
Voluntary and community groups operating in Medway are being invited to apply for cash through a small grants programme...read more

19/07/2007 - Saying no to underage drinkers
Underage drinkers are being targeted this summer as part of a clampdown on illegal sales in Medway...read more

19/07/2007 - The butt stops here - anti-litter campaign launched
It’s less than a month since Medway went smokefree, but smokers are being reminded that dropping cigarette litter carries an £80 fine...read more

19/07/2007 - Medway's creative students show off their arty side
The next generation of artists will be showing off their talent at a creative open day in Chatham this weekend...read more

19/07/2007 - Mayor's diary 19-29 July 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

19/07/2007 - Time to talk about food
MERTON Ward at St Bart's took part for the Hospital Caterer's Association's National Service Excellence Day...read more

19/07/2007 - Toenail surgery is a success
AFTER a recent audit, Lead Podiatrist in nail surgery and electro surgery, Jane Gordon-Kelly is pleased to announce that nail surgery carried out by Medway Podiatry Service has a 98 per cent success rate, with no re-growth of the nail removed by surgery and no recurrence of problems...read more

17/07/2007 - Don't miss this year's Castle Concerts
There’s still a chance for you to see some of the best-loved musicians perform in Medway at this year’s Castle Concerts...read more

16/07/2007 - Media invite: Rogue traders shown the red card
New control zones in Medway will make bogus workmen a thing of the past...read more

16/07/2007 - Amended Medway Council Cabinet decisions 17.0707
Amended Medway Council Cabinet decisions 17...read more

16/07/2007 - Media invite: Getting tough on graffiti crime
Stop press: Media launch Wednesday, 18 July, 12...read more

13/07/2007 - Castle Concerts get off to a Smokin' start
Soul legend Smokey Robinson kicked off this year’s Castle Concerts season with a dazzling performance at Rochester Castle Gardens...read more

13/07/2007 - High School Musical comes to Medway
There’s a chance for fans of the hit film High School Musical to pretend they are one of the cast at a drama workshop in Medway...read more

13/07/2007 - Learn how to sing like a star
Ten to 16-year-olds can learn how to sing like their favourite singer at a three-day course in August...read more

13/07/2007 - Season ends with sell-out success
The Central Theatre in Chatham has drawn the curtain on a successful summer season, with two sell-out shows...read more

13/07/2007 - Blockbuster family fun this summer
Some of the biggest names in film are coming to Chatham this summer...read more

13/07/2007 - New appointment
Dr Fiona Craig has been appointed as Interim Director of Commissioning for the Kent and Medway Cancer Network...read more

13/07/2007 - Calling all ex-Dockyard workers
The Chatham World Heritage website has launched an exciting new feature...read more

12/07/2007 - Medway's sporting heroes have their hard work recognised
The achievements of Medway’s talented sportsmen and women have been celebrated at an awards ceremony...read more

12/07/2007 - Media invite: Chatham school children unveil their hard work
Green fingered pupils at a Chatham school are wishing for sunshine so they can take their lessons in a new nature garden...read more

12/07/2007 - Mayor's diary 13-22 July, 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

12/07/2007 - Children in Hoo limber up for the Olympics
These pupils from Hoo Primary School are limbering up to take part in an Olympic sports taster day...read more

12/07/2007 - Cllr Chitty celebrates British Markets Month at Rochester Farmers' Market
Medway Council's Portfolio Holder for Strategic Development and Economic Growth Cllr Jane Chitty is visiting Rochester Farmers' Market at 10am on Sunday, 15 July, to mark the end of British Markets Month...read more

12/07/2007 - Magical day for Harry Potter fans
A magical time is guaranteed for Harry Potter fans as Medway libraries celebrate the launch of JK Rowling’s latest book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...read more

12/07/2007 - Abbey Court "more than just a school" says Ofsted
Following its recent inspection Abbey Court school, which has sites in Rainham and Strood, has been recognised by Ofsted as a good school with outstanding features...read more

11/07/2007 - Animal Magic - Sure Start summer fun day
Families can let their hair down and make lots of mess at a free family fun day in Chatham...read more

11/07/2007 - Sun shines for the unveiling of The Strand's shadow mural
A colourful mural depicting the history of one of Medway's best-loved leisure parks has been officially unveiled...read more

11/07/2007 - Families encouraged to have fun with their food
Learn how to make healthy, tasty meals at a food session in Chatham...read more

11/07/2007 - Keep fit at Capstone
Start your week with some fresh air and a brisk walk around Capstone Farm Country Park...read more

11/07/2007 - Bumper packed summer of fun in Medway
There has never been more for young people to do in Medway...read more

11/07/2007 - If you go down to the woods today, you'll find children having a real good time
Children from a Rainham school went back to nature and pretended to be survival expert Ray Mears at an adventure day in Chatham...read more

10/07/2007 - Country Eye has its gaze set on Medway
Residents in Medway are being urged to make their neighbourhoods safer by signing up to a community information system...read more

10/07/2007 - Minimising water waste in the homes of the future
Minimising water-waste in the homes of the future Regeneration projects must deliver new homes and businesses that are among the most water-efficient in Europe...read more

10/07/2007 - Five new hotels for Medway
Issued 20 June 2007 Contact: John Ryall (01634) 337159 Mobile 07919 592164 Five new hotels for Medway Hotel operators are poised to check in to Medway with 500 rooms across at least five sites, investing an estimated £50million...read more

09/07/2007 - From Glastonbury to Medway - six of the world's best-loved musicians prepare for the Castle Concerts
The Glastonbury mud has been cleared from the Other Stage and has now made its way to Rochester for the start of this week’s Castle Concerts...read more

09/07/2007 - Event celebrates young people's achievements
An event organised by Medway Youth Service to celebrate the achievements of young people will take place at the Brook Theatre The annual Try Angle awards have been organised to celebrate the achievements of young people in the community who, for a variety of reasons, have demonstrated character, commitment, perseverance or compassion beyond expectations...read more

09/07/2007 - Official open day celebrates library's new home
Rochester Adult Learning Centre and Library at Eastgate will be officially opened on Saturday, 14 July...read more

09/07/2007 - Caring school scores with Ofsted
A caring and welcoming school, that’s how parents and pupils view St William of Perth Catholic Primary School...read more

06/07/2007 - TOUR DE FRANCE HUGE SUCCESS - SUNDAY'S RELEASE - Bring on the Olympics!
Today Medway proved it was more than capable of staging a world-class sporting event...read more

06/07/2007 - Media invite: Medway sports children gear up for the Olympics.
Pupils at Hoo Primary School will celebrate the London 2012 Olympics at a sports taster day next week...read more

06/07/2007 - Science challenge tests pupils skills
It's Bunsen burners at the ready as eight Medway schools take part in a science challenge...read more

06/07/2007 - Tour de France - Medway Council contacts
This Sunday’s Tour de France race is set to be one of the highlights of the year...read more

05/07/2007 - Mayor's diary 9 - 15 July, 2007
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

04/07/2007 - Plenty of fun for all the family during the Tour de France weekend
Bad weather has forced the crew of the Grand Turk to cancel their visit to Medway this weekend...read more

04/07/2007 - Medway Council's campaign to banish fly posters
Medway Council’s mission to build safer communities stepped up a gear this week when officers launched a campaign to stamp out illegal fly posters...read more

04/07/2007 - Students get creative during project to make learning enticing
Students get creative during project to make learning enticing Holding a trade fair, an "army day" and helping infant school pupils with reading are just some of the activities young people in Medway have been getting involved in...read more

03/07/2007 - Have fun this weekend with the Tour de France
There's less than four days to go until the Tour de France arrives in Medway...read more

03/07/2007 - Council leader picks up the keys to Gun Wharf
Gun Wharf has been purchased by Medway Council as the base for its new civic headquarters...read more

03/07/2007 - The Howard on track to produce sportsmen and women of the future
Photo opportunity: Photographers are invited to the school to take pictures between 10am and 11am on Wednesday, 4 July...read more

02/07/2007 - Council parking attendants victorious at charity fun day
Medway Council’s parking attendants have raised £940 for charity in a battle against colleagues from across the county...read more

02/07/2007 - The best view in Medway is available once again
Media opportunity To mark the re-opening of part of Rochester Castle a photo opportunity has been arranged for Tuesday, 10 July at 9...read more

29/06/2007 - Medway’s customer service is best in country
Medway Council has won a national excellence award for its Customer First programme, which handles residents’ contact with the council and partner organisations such as the police and Medway Primary Care Trust...read more

29/06/2007 - Family fun this July at Medway's country parks
There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy this July at Medway’s green spaces...read more

29/06/2007 - Qualifications first for Medway
Medway Council employee Paul Oxley has become the first gravedigger in the UK to achieve an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service, the equivalent of five GCSEs Grades A*-C...read more

29/06/2007 - Let's go fly a kite!
Everyone loves to fly a kite, so why not head to this year’s Kites Over Capstone and relive your childhood? On Sunday, 19 August, the sky above Capstone Farm Country Park in Gillingham, will be filled with colourful kites of different shapes and sizes during the annual festival...read more

29/06/2007 - Media invite: Medway pupils prepare for the Tour de France
Pupils from Bligh Junior School may not be in with a chance of winning a coveted Yellow Jersey just yet, but they’re doing all they can to make sure they’re competent and safe cyclists...read more

29/06/2007 - Young people celebrate their achievements
Young people who have achieved against the odds were rewarded with certificates of achievement from Rose Collinson, Director of Children’s Services, at the Civic Centre on Friday (29 June)...read more

28/06/2007 - New and improved play facilities for children in Medway
Children in Medway will be able to skate and play in new and improved parks, thanks to the Big Lottery Fund...read more

28/06/2007 - Council comes to cat's rescue
Medway Council tree officer Mike Sankus helped save Barney the cat from certain catastrophe earlier today, after the unfortunate feline spent four days and nights stuck 50 feet high up a tree...read more

28/06/2007 - Prize draw for smokers who promise to quit
Medway Stop Smoking Service will be the Pentagon Shopping Centre on Friday, 29 June to encourage smokers to sign up to one of its seven week support groups...read more

28/06/2007 - Library Events
18 July - Family history online Advice on how to improve family history research skills will be on offer from the Kent Family History Society - Medway branch (KFHS) at the archives centre...read more

28/06/2007 - Keep safe as Le Tour comes to Kent
The Tour de France arrives in Kent on Sunday, 8 July and thousands of residents are expected to line the route to watch...read more

28/06/2007 - Tour de France: 10 day to go until the big race
There are just 10 days to go until the world’s biggest annual sporting event comes to Medway this summer...read more

28/06/2007 - New non-executive director for Medway PCT
Medway Primary Care Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Glyn Griffiths to serve as a Non- Executive Director...read more

27/06/2007 - X Factor's Journey South lined up to support Michael Bolton
X Factor finalists Journey South will support the multi award-winning singer Michael Bolton at his concert at Rochester Castle in July...read more

27/06/2007 - Medway teachers win national award
Two Medway teachers have won prestigious 2007 Teaching Awards from the Teaching Awards Trust, as part of its nation-wide celebration of excellence in education...read more

27/06/2007 - Medway to host table tennis Grand Prix
Medway is to host some of the finest names in British table tennis later this year when it stages one of the country's top Grand Prix tournaments...read more

26/06/2007 - Bonjour to our French friends at fort
Get out your musket and make the most of two free open days at Fort Amherst...read more

26/06/2007 - Medway Council Cabinet decisions 26.6.07
MEDWAY Council’s Cabinet met yesterday and discussed issues ranging from major new sporting facilities to public transport contracts...read more

26/06/2007 - Roadshows promote safety on railways
Wall climbing, kick boxing, dancing and surfing are just some of the activities on offer at the No Messin’ Live! Roadshow events this summer...read more

26/06/2007 - Have a go at sports taster day
Do you fancy yourself as the next Kelly Holmes, Gail Emms or Nathan Robertson? Have you always wanted to try your hand at judo, hockey or trampolining but never had the chance? Medway 2012 is organising an Olympics sports taster day on Friday, 27 July to allow Medway's budding young sportsmen and women to have a go at a range of Olympic sports...read more

25/06/2007 - Upnor Castle receives quality award
It's confirmed...read more

21/06/2007 - Summer playschemes for special youngsters
Bradfields and Danecourt schools, in partnership with Medway Council, are offering holiday play-schemes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities...read more

21/06/2007 - Football fever on its way as council team faces Hollyoaks for charity
Where can you see 22 men in shorts running around raising money for a good cause? Oh, and by the way did we mention that 11 of those men just happen to be in one of TV’s hottest teen shows – Hollyoaks...read more

21/06/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 22 June – 1 July
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

21/06/2007 - Advice on safer communities comes to Hempstead
Medway Council will be continuing its Building Safer Communities advice surgeries on Friday 29 June at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham...read more

20/06/2007 - Children learn how to be good citizens
More than 1,500 Medway schoolchildren learned about hazards around the home and the importance of going green during a series of fun activities in Rainham...read more

20/06/2007 - Safety advice on working from heights
Fit for work, fit for life and fit for tomorrow...read more

19/06/2007 - Will Adams Festival
A little piece of Japan comes to Gillingham in September as Medway prepares for the Will Adams Festival...read more

19/06/2007 - Computer Learner's 94th Birthday - Medway Council media invite
Library member Lance Lowes will celebrate his 94th birthday at Gillingham Library next Monday, learning how to use a computer...read more

19/06/2007 - Medway’s new children's mobile library - media invite
Medway’s new children's mobile library will be officially launched on Monday 25 June at St Helen's CEP School on Church Street, Cliffe...read more

18/06/2007 - Media invite: Arty students at Hundred of Hoo show off their award-winning work
Arty pupils at the Hundred of Hoo School have won a national award...read more

16/06/2007 - Council move will lead to investment
The council is aiming to dramatially cut the cost of office accommodation, and allow extra investment in front-line services, by moving staff to a new civic headquarters...read more

15/06/2007 - Medway Council sets out its top priorities
Medway Council has set out its priorities for the next three years with the aim of realising its ambitions for Medway as a city of learning, culture, tourism and enterprise...read more

14/06/2007 - Customer First is one of best in country
Medway Council has been shortlisted for a national excellence award for its Customer First programme, which handles residents’ contact with the council and partner organisations such as the police and the Medway Primary Care Trust...read more

14/06/2007 - All the fun of the farm
Learn how to shear a sheep and feed baby animals at a family fun day in Rainham...read more

14/06/2007 - Charity fashion sale to help victims of domestic violence
Here’s your chance to pick up a bargain and help a good cause at the same time...read more

13/06/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 14 – 24 June
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

13/06/2007 - Media invite: Young sportsmen rewarded for their hard work
Medway’s talented sportsmen and women will be celebrated at an awards ceremony this month...read more

13/06/2007 - Rogue Trader Day
Cowboy salesmen, fly-tippers and illegal drivers were targeted during a clampdown across Medway...read more

13/06/2007 - Medway awards £50m highway maintenance contract
Medway Council has awarded a multi-million pound highway maintenance contract to Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd...read more

12/06/2007 - Medway Council's Youth Offending Team improves its services
Medway Council is transforming the lives of young offenders to help get their lives back on track and stop committing crime...read more

12/06/2007 - Media invite: Creative pupils win national art award.
Arty pupils at Abbey Court Community Special School have won a national award...read more

12/06/2007 - Medway school awarded first Gold Standard for language learning
Luton Junior School in Chatham has become the first school in Medway to achieve a Gold Standard Medway Languages Mark...read more

12/06/2007 - Firms give inspiration through House of Pledges
Businesses will be asked to contribute to a House of Pledges at one of the largest gatherings of the construction industry...read more

11/06/2007 - Stop press: Media invite: Artistic pupils win national award
Creative pupils at three schools in Medway have won national art awards...read more

11/06/2007 - Construction firms eye Medway’s £1billion future
Medway’s £billion regeneration programme is expected to take centre-stage at Kent’s biggest construction event later this month...read more

11/06/2007 - Skiing triumph for Medway's budding sportsmen
Medway’s future Paralympians pulled on their ski boots to compete in the first Medway Disability Youth Games...read more

11/06/2007 - Media invite: SEEDA visit cancelled - Monday, 11 June
This afternoon's (Monday, 11 June) visit to Medway by SEEDA chairman James Braithwaite has been postponed due ill health...read more

08/06/2007 - Countdown to a Smokefree Medway
With less than a month to go until smokers across Medway have to stub out their cigarettes, council officers have been out in force telling people about the changes...read more

08/06/2007 - Getting ready to go smokefree
With less than a month to go until smokers across Medway have to stub out their cigarettes, council officers have been out in force telling people about the changes...read more

08/06/2007 - Training success for disabled people through New Directions
A GROUP of disabled people who have successfully completed training to help them find employment will be presented with their certificates later this month...read more

08/06/2007 - Kick the habit for good at stop-smoking group
HELP is at hand for smokers across Medway who want to kick the habit before 1 July when the national stop smoking legislation comes into force...read more

07/06/2007 - Boyzone star gets ready to charm Medway
Boyzone heartthrob Shane Lynch will charm audiences in Medway this Christmas when he stars in The Central Theatre’s panto...read more

07/06/2007 - Residents invited to air their feelings on this year's Dickens Festival
There's a chance for the people of Medway to give their opinions on this year's Dickens Festival...read more

07/06/2007 - Medway Council's parking attendants hopping for success at charity fun day
Medway Council’s parking attendants are limbering up to take part in a battle of brawn and brain to raise money for charity...read more

07/06/2007 - Your Town, Your Future returns
Medway school children will learn about the dangers of fireworks, road safety and the importance of going green during a series of week-long activities in Rainham...read more

07/06/2007 - Take part in the first Medway Mile
Pull on your trainers and celebrate the countdown to London 2012 by completing the first ever Medway Mile...read more

07/06/2007 - Tour de France public meetings
Residents across Medway can find out how the world’s biggest annual sporting event will affect them at a meeting in Gillingham this evening, Thursday 7 June...read more

07/06/2007 - Regeneration is talking point for SEEDA visit
The regeneration plans for Medway will be the talking point of the day when council chiefs meet with SEEDA (South East England Development Agency) bosses on Monday, 11 June...read more

06/06/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 7 – 17 June
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

05/06/2007 - Medway’s graffiti blasting blitz
Medway Council has announced plans to clean up 100 graffiti sites in the next 100 days...read more

05/06/2007 - Medway Council Cabinet decisions 5.6.07
MEDWAY Council’s Cabinet met yesterday and discussed issues ranging from Gillingham town centre to the new civic headquarters...read more

05/06/2007 - Get on your bike and get to know Medway
Cyclists are being encouraged to get on their bike to beat the traffic and discover Medway’s beauty spots...read more

05/06/2007 - Car share on National Liftshare Day
Car drivers across Medway are being encouraged to buddy-up to get to work for National Liftshare Day on Thursday, 14 June...read more

05/06/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Interview opportunities at stop smoking group
Medway Stop Smoking Service is currently running a stop smoking course in the unusual venue of a working men's club in Chatham...read more

04/06/2007 - Half-price school bus fares ready to roll
Schools throughout Medway are getting ready for their pupils to take advantage of a new half-price bus fares scheme starting in the next academic year...read more

04/06/2007 - Blind world record holder supports the first Medway Disabled Youth Games
DATE: Thursday 7 June TIME: 10...read more

31/05/2007 - Medway heroes recognised for their bravery
A pair of have-a-go heroes who broke up a violent fight have been commended for their bravery...read more

31/05/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 31 May – 10 June
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

31/05/2007 - Unexpected archaeological discovery at Rochester Castle
Archaeologists digging the foundations for a new safety fence around the base of Rochester Castle Keep got more than they bargained for...read more

30/05/2007 - Clamping down on fly-tippers
Beds, fridges and bags of household waste were among the items picked up during a clampdown on illegal fly-tippers in Medway...read more

30/05/2007 - Second World War diary presented to mayor
A unique personal insight into Second World War events in Medway, and worldwide, is contained in a diary that will be presented to the Mayor of Medway, Cllr Val Goulden, at Chatham Library, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, on Monday 4 June at 3pm...read more

30/05/2007 - Medway care homes to benefit from £240,000 boost
The quality of life for older people in Medway care homes will improve as a result of a £240,000 refurbishment fund...read more

30/05/2007 - Chatham’s World Heritage bid launched
The bid for World Heritage Status for Chatham Dockyard and its defences will be launched in the most fitting of venues at Commissioner’s House, Chatham Dockyard, on Thursday 14 June...read more

30/05/2007 - TV's Denise dreams of turning Medway green
Television presenter Denise Van Outen is one of the voices urging everyone in Medway to take part in a recycling revolution during national Recycle Now Week...read more

30/05/2007 - New machine helps patients step in the right direction
A new machine is helping patients get back on their feet and discharged home faster...read more

29/05/2007 - Volunteers wanted at Volunteers Fair
Would-be volunteers should get themselves along to Medway's Volunteers Fair 2007 on Tuesday 5 June...read more

29/05/2007 - Tour de France: Much more than just cycling
Medway will be bursting at the seams with a range of exciting events during the Tour de France weekend in July...read more

29/05/2007 - Jamestown celebrations in Medway
Four centuries after English settlers arrived in America and Jamestown was created, Medway took part in celebrations to commemorate its 400th anniversary...read more

29/05/2007 - Double celebration for CAS team
Medway Primary Care Trust’s Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) team has two reasons to celebrate...read more

26/05/2007 - Students row themselves into the history books as the alternative boat race takes off
Hundreds of spectators lined The Esplanade on Saturday, 26 May for the inaugural Universities at Medway alternative boat race...read more

25/05/2007 - Making Medway safer: The council is listening
During the next 100 days Medway Council’s cabinet member for Community Safety and Enforcement will hit the streets of Medway to find out how the council can make the area a safer place for everyone...read more

25/05/2007 - Hei People arrive in Medway, but where will they go next?
A series of four wonderfully wacky public art installations consisting of 646 dressed scarecrow-esque figures made from wood, straw and dirt, by the internationally acclaimed Finnish artist Reijo Kela, are appearing magically overnight at secret locations across north Kent in Dartford, Gravesham, Medway and Swale...read more

25/05/2007 - Medway’s Cabinet to consider options for new civic headquarters
Medway Council’s Cabinet is being asked to consider the options for a new civic headquarters at its meeting on 5 June...read more

24/05/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 24 May – 3 June
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden...read more

24/05/2007 - Weathergirl puts her best foot forward for this year’s Medway Walking Festival.
The sun came out to play at the launch of this year’s Medway Walking Festival...read more

24/05/2007 - Media invite: Mayor of Medway takes part in the Walking Festival
Date: Friday, 1 June Time: 10am – noon Place: Capstone Farm Country Park, Chatham The new Mayor of Medway will join children on a scavenger trail in Chatham next week to celebrate the start of the Medway Walking Festival...read more

24/05/2007 - Delays by Planning Inspector angers council
A decision by the Planning Inspector to delay a number of hearings into Medway Council’s planning framework has angered the council...read more

23/05/2007 - Tour de France public meetings
Medway’s getting ready to host the world’s biggest annual sporting event this summer...read more

23/05/2007 - Tour de France road closures and public transport
The Tour de France is coming to Medway and is going to be one of the year’s highlights...read more

23/05/2007 - Hei People have arrived! Have you seen them yet?
A series of four wonderfully wacky public art installations consisting of 646 dressed scarecrow-esque figures made from wood, straw and dirt, by the internationally acclaimed Finnish artist Reijo Kela, are appearing magically overnight at secret locations across north Kent in Dartford, Gravesham, Medway and Swale...read more

23/05/2007 - It's sporting Medway this summer
In just a few days the inaugural Universities at Medway alternative boat race takes place...read more

23/05/2007 - Defending the Fleet at Upnor
Get ready for an invasion of the Dutch as Upnor Castle remembers the historic raid that took place at the beautiful building in Medway in 1667...read more

23/05/2007 - When a little piece of Jamestown came to Medway
Who would have thought when English settlers arrived in America and Jamestown was created, that four centuries later Medway would be taking part in celebrations to commemorate its 400th anniversary? And why is Medway involved? Simple really...read more

23/05/2007 - Smokefree Medway road shows
It’s coming and it’s only a few weeks away...read more

23/05/2007 - Countdown to a Smokefree Medway
There are only a couple of weeks until smokers will have to stub out their cigarettes and cigars when Medway goes smokefree...read more

23/05/2007 - Deputy head gets on his bike for school
A teacher from Strood is getting on his bike to raise thousands of pounds for his school...read more

22/05/2007 - Have you got star quality?
Do you have star quality? Do you know someone who could be the next McFly, Lily Allen or MC Eksman? The Star4Medway talent contest is looking for gifted 13 to 19-year-olds to take part in the sixth annual singing competition...read more

22/05/2007 - Let's all go down The Strand
The Strand Leisure Park’s outdoor swimming pool opens its doors for business this weekend...read more

22/05/2007 - Medway's cabinet line-up announced
Cllr Rodney Chambers was voted in as the Leader of Medway Council at the annual council meeting on Wednesday, 23 May...read more

22/05/2007 - Mark scoops top art award for his ‘virtual museum’
Issued 22 May 2007 Contact: John Ryall (01634) 337159 Mobile 07919 592164 Mark scoops top art award for his ‘virtual museum’ Illustrator Mark Barnes has become the first winner of a major new Medway art award after impressing judges with plans to create the world’s first museum…in cyberspace...read more

22/05/2007 - Library Events 11 - 18 June 07
New Rhyme Time at Hempstead library A new Rhyme Time for children two years and over starts at Hempstead library on Friday 15 June at 2...read more

22/05/2007 - Mark scoops top art award for his ‘virtual museum’
Issued 22 May 2007 Contact: John Ryall (01634) 337159 Mobile 07919 592164 Mark scoops top art award for his ‘virtual museum’ Illustrator Mark Barnes has become the first winner of a major new Medway art award after impressing judges with plans to create the world’s first museum…in cyberspace...read more

22/05/2007 - Cllr Chishti goes walkabout in Chatham: Media invite
Cllr Rehman Chishti will set out the council’s plans to get tough on anti-social behaviour and crime in Medway at a meet-and-greet in Chatham on Thursday, 24 May...read more

22/05/2007 - Major upgrade for Medway Council’s homes
Work has started on a far-reaching £4million programme to continue to upgrade Medway Council’s housing stock to meet the government’s Decent Homes Standard...read more

21/05/2007 - Sure Start Volunteers Week
All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, is celebrating the value of volunteers during Volunteers Week from 1 to 7 June with a number of events...read more

21/05/2007 - Photo call - Tommy's Splash-a-thon
Reporters and photographers are invited to the Black Lion Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 27 June to see babies and toddlers taking part in Tommy's Splash-a-thon...read more

18/05/2007 - Media briefing: Tour de France
Date: Tuesday, 29 May Time: 2...read more

18/05/2007 - Medway says goodbye to rogue traders
Cowboy traders will be shown the red card thanks to plans to expand the Medway Fair Trader scheme...read more

18/05/2007 - Get ready for the Tour de France
There are just 38 days and counting until the world’s biggest annual sporting event comes to Medway this summer...read more

17/05/2007 - Zero tolerance parking enforcement introduced
In line with its priority to make it easier to travel around Medway, the council has introduced a ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards illegal parking on the main routes through the urban area...read more

17/05/2007 - Miers School pupils impress the inspectors
Photographers are invited at attend Miers Court Primary School, Silverspot Close, Rainham, on Monday, 21 May at 10...read more

17/05/2007 - Mayor's Diary 17 - 17 May 07
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Angela Prodger...read more

17/05/2007 - Walking Festival
It’s time to pull on your walking boots, get fit and discover Medway’s beauty spots during a month long walking festival...read more

17/05/2007 - Best foot forward for successful podiatry clinic
Tucked away in a clinic in a residential road in Strood, two lab technicians are giving the people of Medway the chance to walk again...read more

16/05/2007 - Cross-channel business technology project comes to Chatham
Local businesses will be gathering in Chatham on 22 May at a networking lunch organised by Transmanche Technology, a new EU project that provides IT support for businesses in Medway, Shepway and Boulogne...read more

16/05/2007 - Medway’s new mayor takes over the chains
The new Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden, who takes over the mayoral chains of office for the coming year from outgoing mayor Angela Prodger, who also retired as a council member at the recent local elections...read more

16/05/2007 - Find our more about researching your family history
The Medway branch of the Kent Family History Society will give a talk at the new Rochester Library at Eastgate on Saturday, 16 June...read more

16/05/2007 - Get chatting about books
Gillingham Readers’ Group will be discussing Douglas Adams’ The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel at their next meeting on Tuesday, 12 June, 10...read more

16/05/2007 - Children’s events in Medway's libraries
Free events and activities for children will be taking place in Medway libraries oduring the schools’ May break...read more

16/05/2007 - See treasures from the Royal Engineers’ photographic collection
Vintage photographs from the Royal Engineers’ Library collection will get a rare public outing at a new exhibition at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre (MALSC) from Friday, 1 June until Tuesday, 31 July...read more

16/05/2007 - Chance to learn self defence
Do you want to learn a martial art that is fun, gets you fit and can be used in self defence? If so, then Ju Jitsu lessons could be for you...read more

15/05/2007 - Six weeks to shape Chatham’s future…tell us your views
The next phase of regeneration plans set to transform Chatham will be the subject of six weeks’ public consultation, starting Monday, 21 May...read more

15/05/2007 - Ground tests on Temple Waterfront
Site investigations are due to start Tuesday, May 8 on Temple Waterfront - the 52-acre regeneration site overlooking the River Medway and historic Rochester...read more

15/05/2007 - Popular children’s author to visit Cliffe Woods Primary School
As part of Cliffe Woods Primary School’s annual Arts Week, popular children’s author Denis Bond will spend Thursday 24 May in the school working with the children...read more

15/05/2007 - Your chance to relive the Pink Floyd magic
Did you miss the eagerly awaited reunion of the Pink Floyd’s stars last week? Founding members Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright performed at a concert in honour of ex-bandmate Syd Barrett, who died last year, at London’s Barbican Centre on Thursday, 10 May...read more

14/05/2007 - Interim ASBO’s granted
Two Medway teenagers have been given interim Anti-Social Behaviour Orders at Medway Magistrates Court...read more

14/05/2007 - Hei People have their eyes on Medway
During late May, a series of wonderfully wacky public art installations by the internationally renowned Finnish artist Reijo Kela will magically appear across north Kent, including Medway...read more

14/05/2007 - Your future choices at the click of a mouse
Reporters, photographers and broadcast crews are invited to the launch of a website, which will give every 14 to 19 year old information about their learning opportunities, at 3...read more

11/05/2007 - Council pledges improvements for disabled people in Medway
Better services and facilities for Medway’s disabled people are promised by the council’s Disability Equality Scheme, which it has launched today...read more

10/05/2007 - The hunt is on for Medway's Olympians
The search is on to find the Steve Backleys and Paula Radcliffes of the future...read more

10/05/2007 - Medway teachers shortlisted for 2007 Teaching Award
Two Medway teachers have been short-listed for a prestigious 2007 Teaching Award from the Teaching Awards Trust, as part of its nation-wide celebration of excellence in education...read more

10/05/2007 - Mayor's Diary 11 - 20 May 07
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Angela Prodger...read more

10/05/2007 - Event to promote benefits of breastfeeding
Mums and mum-to-be are invited along to a breastfeeding awareness day at Rainham Shopping Centre on Friday, 18 May...read more

09/05/2007 - Artists cast their shadow across The Strand
The Strand Leisure Park in Gillingham has been given a new lick of paint, thanks to two Medway artists...read more

08/05/2007 - Fuse Festival goes off with a bang
This year’s Fuse – Medway Festival launch went off with a bang, with hundreds of people partying the night away at a free party in Chatham...read more

04/05/2007 - Sherwin Knight is a good school, says Ofsted
Sherwin Knight Junior School was praised by Ofsted inspectors as a good school where pupils grow in confidence, make good progress in learning and are well prepared for their future role in society...read more

03/05/2007 - 2007 local election results
The results of the 3 May 2007 local elections in Medway are now available...read more

03/05/2007 - Improvements at Medway Crematorium
Improvements at Medway Crematorium Improvements to the wooded areas of Medway Crematorium are currently under way to provide a more pleasant and accessible setting for visitors...read more

03/05/2007 - Read my lips
Do you want to learn to lip-read, or would like to brush up on your skills? A new lip-reading support group will meet at Twydall Library on Thursdays...read more

03/05/2007 - Mayor's Diary 3 - 13 May
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Angela Prodger...read more

02/05/2007 - International music stars flock to Medway
Medway will be alive with the sound of music this summer when some of the world's most respected musicians descend upon Rochester for the annual Castle Concerts...read more

02/05/2007 - Festival sweeps into Rochester this weekend
Rochester will be a hive of activity this weekend when the annual Seeps Festival takes place...read more

01/05/2007 - Taster of this year's Fuse Festival
Wednesday, 11 April, from 3 – 4pm The Brook Theatre, Chatham Here’s your chance to have a sneak preview of this year’s sensational Fuse – Medway Festival on Wednesday, 11 April 11 at The Brook Theatre, Chatham...read more

30/04/2007 - Dedication and commitment rewarded at CARE awards ceremony
A MEMBER of staff and a volunteer working for Medway Primary Care Trust have been rewarded for their dedication and commitment in their work with patients and residents in the community...read more

30/04/2007 - National Breastfeeding Week
To mark National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, mums of Medway are being invited to the All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding...read more

30/04/2007 - Theatrical work is likely to go down a storm
Avanti Display presents Storm Bringer Friday 25 – Saturday, 26 May, 9...read more

30/04/2007 - Heavenly dancers bust hip-hop beats at Fuse
Union Dance presents Heaven on Earth Tuesday, 22 May, 7...read more

30/04/2007 - Bonsai guitarists set to rock Fuse again
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Friday, 18 May, 7...read more

30/04/2007 - Chunky beats add spark to Fuse
Friday, 11 May, 8pm The Brook Theatre, Chatham A slice of south London dancehall comes to Medway as part of the Fuse – Medway Festival...read more

30/04/2007 - Madcap family fun with Professor Bumm
The Black Sheep presents Professor Bumm’s Story Machine Sunday, 20 May, 2...read more

30/04/2007 - Samba yourself silly at Fuse Festival launch party
Afro Latino First Night Dance Party Friday, 4 May, 9...read more

30/04/2007 - Lift your spirits with stunning cabaret
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30/04/2007 - Interview opportunity with best-selling author Iain Sinclair, ahead of this year's Fuse Festival
Medway Notebooks Wednesday, 16 May, 7...read more

30/04/2007 - Acclaimed authors set their sights on Medway
Medway Notebooks Gallery exhibition: Fri 4 – Wed, 16 May, 11am – 4pm (closed Monday, 7 and Sunday, 13 May) The Brook Theatre Gallery, Chatham Panel presentation with the authors Wed, 16 May, 7...read more

30/04/2007 - Young dancers unveil hip new work at Fuse Festival
Loop Dance Company and LoopEd presents Resonate Thursday, 10 May, 7...read more

30/04/2007 - Eyes down for an evening of fun
Ida Barr Bingo Sunday, 20 May, 7pm The Brook Studio, Chatham Enjoy an evening of bingo with a difference, as gay icon Christopher Green heads to Chatham to spice up a Sunday evening at next month’s Fuse – Medway Festival...read more

30/04/2007 - Breathtaking dancers take over High Street
Motionhouse Dance Theatre Chaser Saturday, 12 May, 11...read more

30/04/2007 - Heavenly sculptures fly in for Fuse
Ian Campbell-Briggs Fallen Friday, 11 May, 6...read more

30/04/2007 - Greig hopes his paintings will go down a storm at Fuse
Greig Burgoyne Until 13 May Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case Visitor Information Centre High Street, Rochester Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm Sun 10...read more

30/04/2007 - Billy Childish set to crank up the sound at next month's Fuse Festival
Billy Childish and The Musicians of the British Empire Saturday, 26 May, 8pm The Brook Theatre, Chatham Get ready for a raucous evening of rock ‘n’ roll as Medway music legend Billy Childish unveils his new band The Musicians of the British Empire at next month’s Fuse – Medway Festival...read more

30/04/2007 - Family fun at this year's Fuse Festival
Free family day Saturday, 12 May, 12noon – 4pm Black Lion Leisure Centre, Mill Road, Gillingham Here’s your chance to learn circus skills, walk with spacemen and hangout with ogres at a free day of hands-on family fun in Gillingham...read more

30/04/2007 - No lie, this innovative performance will be great
Thursday, 10 – Friday, 11 May, 5pm, 6...read more

30/04/2007 - Fuse Festival photo opportunity
Friday, 4 May, 8...read more

30/04/2007 - Fuse Festival set to go off with a bang
Friday, 4 May, 8...read more

30/04/2007 - Award-winning couple take to the stage at Fuse
Play on Words Theatre Company presents Celtic Coupling Wednesday, 23 – Friday, 25 May, 8pm The Brook Theatre Studio, Chatham An award-winning acting couple are preparing to perform the world premier of their new show, Celtic Coupling, at next month’s Fuse – Medway Festival...read more

30/04/2007 - Lose your senses at Fuse
Monday, 7 May, 7...read more

27/04/2007 - Pomp and circumstance comes to Medway
It has been described as rousing, a true celebration of the British summer and more...read more

27/04/2007 - Almost better than the real thing
Top tribute act Australian Pink Floyd Show will perform a stunning tribute to the legendary British band at this year’s Castle Concerts...read more

27/04/2007 - We've really got Ray
One of Britain’s most successful and influential songwriters will headline one of the nights at this year’s Castle Concerts...read more

27/04/2007 - Fans will be bolting to see Michael
Discover why the multi award-winning singer Michael Bolton remains a firm favourite with music fans when he performs at this year’s Castle Concerts...read more

27/04/2007 - Sound of music comes to Medway
Medway will be alive with the sound of music this summer when some of the world’s most respected musicians descend upon Rochester for the annual Castle Concerts...read more

27/04/2007 - Summer concerts set to be a scorcher
The cream of the world's music scene will descend upon Rochester castle in July for this year's Castle Concerts...read more

27/04/2007 - Mayor's Diary 27 April - 6 May
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Angela Prodger...read more

26/04/2007 - Want to have your say in health and social care services?
The idea of a Local Involvement Network has been introduced by the government in the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill currently passing through Parliament...read more

26/04/2007 - It's going to be a Smokin' concert
Amercian music legend Smokey Robinson will perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall – as a warm-up for his concert in Medway...read more

26/04/2007 - Librarians take a step back in time
You are invited to send a photographer along to Chatham Library on Saturday for an afternoon of sing-along...read more

26/04/2007 - Pastoral care is Riverside Primary’s strength
EMBARGOED TILL FRIDAY 11 MAY VERY good support for vulnerable pupils is provided by Riverside Primary School, and pastoral care is one of the school’s strengths, according to its latest Ofsted Report...read more

25/04/2007 - Gearing up for a colourful Dickens Festival
Organisers are putting the finishing touches to the annual Rochester Dickens Festival, which takes place in less than five weeks time...read more

25/04/2007 - Latest In The Libraries - Medway Council News
Saturday Storytime starts in Medway libraries on Saturday 12 May...read more

25/04/2007 - Learning on the job is good fun
SPEECH and language therapist Janine Joemat is Medway Primary Care Trust’s first general manager trainee...read more

24/04/2007 - Get ready for this year's Sweeps Festival
Rochester High Street will be transformed in to a sea of colour this May Bank Holiday during the annual Sweeps Festival – one of the largest May Day celebrations of its kind in the country...read more

24/04/2007 - St George's Day celebrations a huge success
Rochester was busier than usual last Saturday, April 21, when thousands of people flocked to the historic city to celebrate St George's Day...read more

23/04/2007 - Get help with your childcare needs
Is a lack of childcare stopping you from realising your full potential? If so, we want to hear from you...read more

20/04/2007 - Chatham school improves since their last Ofsted inspection
You are invited to send a reporter and/or photographer along to St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School in Ordnance Street, Chatham on Tuesday, 1 May at 1...read more

19/04/2007 - Mayor's Diary 19 April 07
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Angela Prodger...read more

19/04/2007 - Cozenton Garden Festival
Green-fingered gardening fans will be eagerly awaiting the latest Cozenton Garden Festival, their annual opportunity to stock up on plants for the coming season at bargain prices, as well as free advice and entertainment...read more

19/04/2007 - Take 20 minutes to cast your vote
Medway Council is reminding residents of the importance of spending 20 minutes on 3 May, polling day, to go out and vote, by highlighting what local government will be doing in that same 20 minutes...read more

18/04/2007 - Household waste – Exterminate! Exterminate!
Composting can be fun...read more

18/04/2007 - Celebrate St George's Day in Rochester
Visitors to Rochester are being encouraged to dress as their favourite English character this Saturday, 21 April, to celebrate St George's Day...read more

18/04/2007 - Praise for Medway's future disabled Olympians
Medway’s future disabled Olympians are preparing to take part in the Towns’ first youth games competition...read more

18/04/2007 - Diary note: Badminton world champions visit Medway
You are invited to send photographers, reporters and broadcast crews to Medway Badminton Association in Castlemaine Avenue, Gillingham, this Sunday, April 22, between 10am and 4pm...read more

17/04/2007 - More illegal and dangerous bikes taken off the streets
Picture caption: From left to right PC Lester Parsons, Safer Communities Officer Emma Patching, PC Andy Ledger, Medway Council Ranger Bob Wade...read more

16/04/2007 - Search is on for the next Leona or Will Young
Have you got what it takes to give the likes of X Factor winner Leona Lewis a run for her money? The Star4Medway talent contest is back and looking for gifted 13 to 19-year-olds to take part in the sixth annual singing competition...read more

16/04/2007 - Bligh Infants is a happy school
Bligh Infants is a happy school Bligh Infant School provides a satisfactory education for its pupils and is a happy school where children feel safe and enjoy their lessons...read more

13/04/2007 - Mediaeval outlaw comes to Strood library
Strangeface mask theatre company will be presenting The Outlaw Fulke Fitz Waryn at Strood Library, Bryant Road, on Saturday 28 April...read more

13/04/2007 - Amazing Grace in Chatham
The life and local connections of John Newton, composer of the famous hymn Amazing Grace and mentor of William Wilberforce, will be explored in an illustrated talk at Chatham library on Thursday 19 April...read more

13/04/2007 - Shortlist of four developers announced for Rochester Riverside
Following an extensive marketing and shortlisting exercise, a tender list has today been announced for the first phase of development at one of the most spectacular regeneration sites on the Thames Gateway – Rochester Riverside...read more

13/04/2007 - Director of Public Health sets sail for new challenge
AFTER three years at the helm, Medway's Director of Public Health is leaving for a new challenge at a PCT in the north of England...read more

12/04/2007 - Views wanted on Medway’s countryside and open spaces
Views wanted on Medway’s countryside and open spaces A unique opportunity for residents to have their say about Medway’s green spaces – both within and around the built-up areas – is coming up on Saturday 12 May...read more

12/04/2007 - Mayor’s Diary 12 – 22 April 07
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Angela Prodger...read more

12/04/2007 - Mayor’s musical charity evening features talent from around the world
Tickets are now on sale for the Mayor of Medway’s Musical Cultural Collage – a musical charity evening in aid of the mayor’s charities...read more

12/04/2007 - Historic films on show in Strood
Historic films of life in Medway since the 1930s will be shown at a special screening to mark the launch of a service that allows these archive documentaries to be viewed via the internet...read more

10/04/2007 - Last chance to register to vote
There are just days left for residents to register in time to vote in the local elections on 3 May...read more

04/04/2007 - Young people's links across the channel boost citizenship
Picture caption: Jackie Keskeys, Medway Council's Youth Participation Co-ordinator; Geoff Waters, Medway Council's Youth and Community Manager; Prune Richmond and Marie Chaillou from La Voix du Nord-’Etudiant gathered at the Guildhall in Rochester High Street on Monday to launch the booklet...read more

04/04/2007 - Mayor's diary 5-15 April, 2007
THE Mayor of Medway is Councillor Angela Prodger...read more

04/04/2007 - Dive in at the deep end at Chatham library
Discover the underwater world at Chatham library this Easter...read more

04/04/2007 - Use your vote and have your say
Schools, recycling and planning...read more

03/04/2007 - Managers appointed to help people back to work
FIVE neighbourhood managers have been recruited to help unemployed people in Medway get back to work...read more

03/04/2007 - Cast your shadow over Strand
CALLING people of all shapes and sizes...read more

03/04/2007 - Home Office agrees to halt work at Rochester prison
Medway Council's Director of Regeneration and Development Robin Cooper said: "Following our letter to the Home Office yesterday they have contacted us today agreeing to cease all works until a detailed planning application has been registered, consulted on and decided...read more

29/03/2007 - Go ahead for new 14-19 diplomas in Medway
NEW vocationally focused 14-19 diplomas are set to be launched in Medway, offering young people the opportunity to combine academic studies with practical skills...read more

29/03/2007 - “Everyone cares” at Chattenden Primary
CHATTENDEN Primary School is a Satisfactory school with important strengths, according to its latest Ofsted report...read more

29/03/2007 - Mayor's Diary 29 March - 7 April
THE Mayor of Medway is Councillor Angela Prodger...read more

29/03/2007 - Choosing a secondary school is easier now
PRIMARY schools will be receiving information after Easter about changes to the secondary schools admissions system...read more

28/03/2007 - PIoneering partnership will make Medway a world-class city
Embargo 3pm, Monday February 26 Contact: John Ryall (01634) 337159 Mobile 07919 592164 Pioneering partnership will make Medway 'a world-class city' Medway Council is embarking on an historic partnership with one of Britain's leading property developers that will potentially deliver a massive boost to Medway's £1 billion regeneration ambitions...read more

28/03/2007 - Sparkling events line-up at Upnor Castle
IF YOU are looking for something to do with the chidren during the Easter break, then look no further as Upnor Castle has a great egg hunt planned...read more

28/03/2007 - Easter events in libraries 2007
Medway libraries have a range of activities and events lined up to keep children occupied over the Easter break...read more

23/03/2007 - Vocational training to Benefit the Local Community (Score)
The first wave of community training courses for Medway residents, delivered at ‘on-the-doorstep’ neighbourhood venues, have been granted funding and will be starting up shortly...read more

23/03/2007 - 'Outstanding' school is personal achievement for headteacher
TRIUMPH over adversity is how the headteacher of Balfour Infant School, Rochester, views the recent Ofsted report...read more

23/03/2007 - Benefits for all with carshare scheme
Car sharing is the new way to get out and about...read more

22/03/2007 - Mayor's diary Friday, 23 March to Sunday, 1 April 2007
THE Mayor of Medway is Councillor Angela Prodger...read more

22/03/2007 - Jackson's Fields Wheelpark (2)
In case you're still interested, here's a pic of the recent Jackson's Fields Wheelpark 'launch': And here's the original story [NB Cllr Wicks is the chap in the hi-viz jacket]: You are invited to send a reporter and/or photographer along to the site of the forthcoming Jackson’s Recreation Ground Wheel Park...read more

22/03/2007 - MEDIA INVITE: Splashes official re-opening day Friday 23 March
Members of the media are invited to attend an official re-opening of Splashes Leisure Centre at 10am on Friday, 23 March...read more

22/03/2007 - Woodies Youth Club celebrates achievements
Woodies Youth Club, in Arethusa Road, Rochester, had an open evening on 14 March to celebrate its young members’ achievements over the past six months...read more

22/03/2007 - Partnership promises better building control services
IMPROVED and more cost-effective planning application services are expected to result from a proposal, recently approved by Medway Council, to form a Building Control Partnership with two other councils: Swale and Gravesham...read more

20/03/2007 - Be bright, be seen and be safe
COLOURFUL children's vests with fun designs are part of a new campaign to raise awareness of child safety...read more

20/03/2007 - Don’t miss your chance to vote
BELIEVING urban myths about electoral registration could mean that people miss out on the chance to vote in the local elections on 3 May, Medway Council is warning...read more

20/03/2007 - Allotments given a £100,000 face lift - rescheduled council photo-call
Allotment sites across Medway given £100,000 facelift...read more

20/03/2007 - Final two acts announced for Castle Concerts
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20/03/2007 - Medway’s bid for World Heritage Status
Medway Council is pressing ahead with its application for World Heritage Site (WHS) status for Chatham Dockyard and its defences...read more

19/03/2007 - Rowing for success: Alternative boat race
YOU’VE seen Oxford and Cambridge do it...read more

19/03/2007 - Tourism website easy for visitors to use
A NEW tourism micro website has been launched...read more

19/03/2007 - Road deaths at lowest for 25 years
MEDWAY Council has announced the lowest number of road fatalities and serious casualties recorded for more than 25 years...read more

15/03/2007 - Mayor's diary 18 - 25 March
THE Mayor of Medway is Councillor Angela Prodger...read more

14/03/2007 - Economic future mapped out in statement
CREATING an extra 40,000 jobs for the people of Medway is just one of the aims outlined in Medway Council’s Economic Development Statement...read more

14/03/2007 - Listings: FUSE - Medway Festival 4-26 May
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14/03/2007 - Top Ten Energy Saving tips for the home
TO HELP residents save energy and reduce their household fuel bills, Medway Council has teamed up with the Kent Energy Centre to promote energy efficiency across Medway...read more

14/03/2007 - Events at Medway's Libraries
New baby bounce and rhyme time at Lordswood library Lordswood library’s Baby bounce and rhyme time has proved so popular that a second session starts on Monday 2 April, from 10...read more

14/03/2007 - Race is on to bag tickets for this summer's castle concert line-up
TICKETS for Medway's music events of the year go on sale on Monday - and you'll really want to Shout! when you hear who's joining Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - singing sensation LULU...read more

14/03/2007 - Soccer academy is a winning idea
MEDWAY has moved a step closer to producing the David Beckhams of the future after Cabinet agreed plans for a multi-million pound football academy in Gillingham...read more

13/03/2007 - Inspiration behind Medway’s biggest arts festival celebrates its future
THE people behind the creation, the vision and the drive to make FUSE - Medway Festival one of the biggest and best events in the south-east met up on Friday, 9 March, against the inspirational backdrop of Chatham’s New Arts Centre...read more

13/03/2007 - The inspector calls at Park Wood Infants
Photographers are invited to attend the school's celebration on Thursday, 15 March at 2...read more

12/03/2007 - Mayor's New Ball Gown - Photo Opportunity
Students in the Cutting and Design Department at the University College for the Creative Arts have made a ball gown for Mayor of Medway Cllr Angela Prodger to wear at her Grand Banquet and Ball on Saturday 17 March...read more

12/03/2007 - Celebrating 10 years of tourism in Medway
TOURISM plays a large part in the Medway economy...read more

12/03/2007 - Festival Sweeps into town
GET your dancing shoes on and prepare to join in the fun at the annual Rochester Sweeps Festival – one of the largest May Day celebrations of its kind in the country...read more

12/03/2007 - Jackson’s Recreation Ground wheel park project launch
You are invited to send a reporter and/or photographer along to the site of the forthcoming Jackson’s Recreation Ground Wheel Park...read more

09/03/2007 - Jezreels records donated to Medway Archives
Staff at the council's Medway Archives And Local Studies Centre are delighted to announce the deposit of the records of the famous Jezreelite religious sect...read more

09/03/2007 - Mayor's Diary 9 - 18 March 07
Mayor’s diary 9 - 18 March 2007 THE Mayor of Medway is Councillor Angela Prodger...read more

09/03/2007 - End Of An Era - Births, Death and Marriages Computerised
End Of An Era - Births, Death and Marriages Computerised It's the end of an era for Medway's Registrar Service...read more

08/03/2007 - School with a family feel is a hit with pupils
The media are welcome to attend the school on Tuesday, 20 March between 1...read more

08/03/2007 - Sparkling water at leisure centre
SPARKLING water in the pools at Strood Leisure Centre is guaranteed after a forthcoming refurbishment...read more

08/03/2007 - Allotments given a £100k face lift
Photo opportunity: On Tuesday, March 13 at 12noon Medway Council's Portfolio Holder for Community Services Cllr Howard Doe and deputy leader Cllr Alan Jarrett will meet allotment holders at Woodlands Road Allotments, Tangmere Close off Hazlemere Drive, Gillingham...read more

08/03/2007 - Cabinet Decisions 13 March 07
13 March 2007 Contact: Stephen Hannington (01634) 332763 Email: stephen...read more

07/03/2007 - Council and police services available under one roof
Media opportunity: Medway Council's Leader Cllr Rodney Chambers and Medway Police Chief Superintendent Jan Stephens will officially open Strood Contact Centre at 11am on Thursday, 22 March...read more

07/03/2007 - Schools Poetry Competition
Medway’s young poets Are great and they know it Hundreds of budding young poets entered Medway’s first schools’ poetry competition, and the three winners and the runners-up were all awarded their prizes at a special ceremony in Rochester’s Corn Exchange on Monday 12 March...read more

06/03/2007 - Official opening of Lordswood Youth Centre
Official opening of Lordswood Youth Centre You are invited to send a reporter/photographer along to the official opening of the new Lordswood Youth Centre, alongside Lordswood Library, Kestrel Road, Chatham on Thursday 15 March at 7...read more

05/03/2007 - Become healthier, happier and fitter this March
A NUMBER of health initiatives to encourage young people and their parents to eat better and get fitter are being promoted by Medway Council throughout March...read more

05/03/2007 - Medway Innovation Centre official launch
Phase One of the Medway Innovation Centre (MIC) – which provides state-of-the-art facilities for start-up technology companies – was officially launched today by Cllr Jane Chitty, Portfolio Holder for Strategic development and Economic Growth...read more

05/03/2007 - Patient power drives system forward
A NATIONWIDE system that gives patients the power to choose where they have their first outpatient appointment is a runaway success in Medway with more than 14,500 people using the system to date...read more

05/03/2007 - Chance to thank foster carers for their work with children
EVERY year people from across Medway open their homes and their hearts to children who need stability, security and a place to call home...read more

05/03/2007 - Medway switched on to community TV screens
VITAL public information, safety messages and news and weather is being broadcast direct to the public in Medway from community TV screens...read more

02/03/2007 - First Chair of economy boosting forum appointed
ALAN Cherry CBE, Chairman of Countryside Properties PLC, has been appointed the first Chair of Medway Economic Partnership (MEP)...read more

02/03/2007 - Medway’s vibrant festival to hit the streets
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02/03/2007 - Chance to speak out about alcohol-related issues
MEDWAY Primary Care Trust is looking for people to give their views about the affects of alcohol to help develop an alcohol strategy for Medway...read more

02/03/2007 - HMS Chatham Visit 17/18 March
All aboard HMS Chatham The people of Medway will have a chance to look round Royal Navy frigate HMS Chatham when she pays an official visit to her namesake port between Friday 16 and Monday 19 March...read more

01/03/2007 - Medway agrees lowest council tax bills in the county
MEDWAY Council has agreed its budget for the forthcoming year...read more

01/03/2007 - Free patches, gum and advice for smokers who want to give up for good
HELP is at hand for smokers across Medway who want to kick the habit for 2007...read more

01/03/2007 - Museums prove popular in Medway
IT WAS a great year for museums in Medway in 2006 as four of the area’s attractions proved they had just what it takes to be a top place to visit...read more

01/03/2007 - Nurse celebrates national recognition
HEART Failure Nurse Consultant for Medway PCT Mary Kirk is celebrating after being commended for her work in the NHS...read more

28/02/2007 - A happy and friendly school for pupils
Journalists and photographers are invited along to the school on Wednesday 14 March at 11am...read more

28/02/2007 - Mayor’s diary 1 to 11 March
THE Mayor of Medway is Councillor Angela Prodger...read more

28/02/2007 - Wedding Open Day at Upnor Castle
UPNOR Castle has the most fantastic history and is a great place to get married...read more

28/02/2007 - Children love school at St John’s C of E Infants
Photo call: Photographers are invited to attend the school on Monday, 5 March at 2pm THE only thing pupils at St John’s C of E Infants could find to complain about when Ofsted inspectors visited earlier this month were the occasional servings of “green pasta” for lunch...read more

27/02/2007 - Schools celebrate healthy choice
JOURNALISTS and photographers are invited to attend an event to celebrate Medway's Healthy Schools on Thursday, 1 March at the Pilkington Building, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime 12noon to 2...read more

27/02/2007 - Celebrating 10 years of tourism in Medway - invitation
INVITATION: join us on Monday, 12 March at 10am at Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street as we celebrate 10 years of tourism in Medway...read more

27/02/2007 - 14 to 19s top of the agenda at conference
MEDWAY Council teamed up with the Learning and Skills Council and Connexions to hold a conference focusing on 14 to 19-year-olds...read more

27/02/2007 - Media invite: Presentation of certificates - Prime Advantage project
JOURNALISTS are invited to attend a certificate presentation to people who have taken part in the Prime Advantage project...read more

27/02/2007 - Community safety at heart of big screen initiative
Media invite: Photographers, reporters and broadcast crews are invited to attend the launch of Community Safety Partnership TV (CSP TV) at 11am on Friday, 2 March at the Commissioner's House, Chatham Dockyard...read more

27/02/2007 - Media invite: Launch of anti-littering campaign
JOURNALISTS are invited to the launch of an anti-littering campaign for Medway at McDonald's restaurant, Beechings Way, Gillingham on Wednesday, 28 February at 12noon...read more

27/02/2007 - Trust announces its pledge to hit 18-week target
MEDWAY Primary Care Trust has pledged to meet the government’s 18 week referral to treatment target for referrals to orthopaedics, paediatrics and respiratory medicine at Medway Hospital – a year before the rest of the NHS...read more

27/02/2007 - School boasts 'outstanding qualities'
Photo opportunity: photographers are invited to attend St Benedict's on Thursday, 1 March at 2...read more

21/02/2007 - Move to street arts and free events doubles festival funding
FUSE – Medway Festival, is off to a flying start following news that funding for the month-long extravaganza has more than doubled...read more

13/02/2007 - Proposed budget promises lowest council tax bills in county
MEDWAY Council’s Cabinet meets next week (Tuesday, 20 February) to decide the budget it will recommend to a meeting of the full council...read more

01/02/2007 - Wound clinic’s new home is officially opened
MEDWAY Primary Care Trust’s Wound Clinic has a new home...read more