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Articles from January 2012

31/01/2012 - Calling all French speakers (Leisure)
The search is on for a team of French-speaking volunteers to support Olympic athletes when they train in Medway ahead of the London 2012 Games...read more

30/01/2012 - Medway Gets Cooking Again (Public Health)
Are you looking to create healthy meals that won’t cost the earth? The second edition of Medway Cooks! contains 30 tasty recipes that will help tighten the purse strings without tightening your waistband...read more

30/01/2012 - Three feelgood nights for February at The Brook Theatre (Arts and Theatre)
Three nights of music and comedy are coming to The Brook Theatre, Chatham next week...read more

30/01/2012 - Beware fake technicians (Trading standards)
Beware fake Microsoft technicians – that’s the warning from Medway Council’s Trading Standards Team...read more

30/01/2012 - Mapping the history of Ordnance Survey (Libraries and Archives)
Discover the history of Ordnance Survey and modern maps at a talk next month...read more

27/01/2012 - A Dickens of a year in Medway (Events)
As the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birthday approaches, Medway will celebrate with many activities and events to commemorate its links with one of Britain’s best-loved authors...read more

24/01/2012 - Let the clean-up begin (Community safety team)
Seven skips of rubbish, including mattresses, old prams and Christmas trees have been collected during day one of the council run clean-up taking place in Chatham this week...read more

24/01/2012 - Eastgate opens doors (Tourism)
Visitors to Eastgate House, Rochester this Saturday, 28 January will be given a rare opportunity to see parts of the building not usually open to the public...read more

24/01/2012 - National Libraries Day (Libraries and Archives)
A nationwide celebration of libraries and librarians will take place next month (February)...read more

24/01/2012 - Log on to check in on new school buildings (School capital projects)
Medway residents, including future students and staff, can now keep up to date on progress at the area’s three flagship academy buildings by logging on to Facebook...read more

23/01/2012 - Roadworks in Hoo St Werburgh (Highways Traffic and Parking)
Rochester Crescent, Hoo St Werburgh will be closed to traffic between Marley Road and Knights Road between 7am and 7pm daily, starting this Wednesday, 25 January...read more

23/01/2012 - Tips to ensure a stress-free holiday (Community safety team)
With the festive season well and truly over, many people’s thoughts now turn to booking a summer holiday...read more

20/01/2012 - Mayor’s diary 23 – 29 January 2012 (Members Services / Chief Executive Office)
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Ted Baker and the mayoress is Sylvia Baker...read more

19/01/2012 - Big community clean up in Chatham (Economic Development)
Residents in Chatham are being asked to pull on their gloves and wellies and get involved in a neighbourhood tidy-up being held next week...read more

19/01/2012 - Still places left on Reiki and crystal healing adult learning courses (Adult Learning)
Learn how to de-stress and increase your mental well-being with two new adult learning courses set to start next week...read more

18/01/2012 - Open letter calls for urgent meeting with Secretary of State over Thames estuary airport (Airport campaign)
An urgent meeting has today (Wednesday, 18 January 2012) been called for with Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for the Department of Transport, and representatives of Medway Council following news that the government may consult on building a Thames estuary airport in March...read more

18/01/2012 - Investment opportunity for the Stirling Centre (Leisure)
An opportunity has arisen to secure significant investment in The Stirling Centre, one of Medway’s seven leisure facilities...read more

18/01/2012 - Sundays are for kids at The Brook (Arts and Theatre)
Sundays are for Kids at The Brook Theatre and this year’s line up promises to be as exciting and entertaining as ever...read more

17/01/2012 - Wake up to an exciting show (Arts and Theatre)
Prepare to be amazed by the outstanding physical and creative show that is Wake by Acrojou...read more

17/01/2012 - Litterbugs fined in court (Enforcement)
A litterbug who threw a cigarette end on to the pavement before doing a spot of shopping in a 99p store has been ordered by a court to pay more than £400...read more

17/01/2012 - Consultation on changes at Wainscott Primary (Learning and Achievement)
Members of the public are being invited to give their views on proposed changes at a Medway primary school...read more

17/01/2012 - Welcome in the year of the dragon (Events)
Medway will celebrate the Chinese New Year with music, dancing and food this weekend, to welcome in the Year of the Dragon...read more

16/01/2012 - Look forward to a year of celebration in Medway (Communications)
2012 promises to be an exciting year of celebrations and to ensure Medway residents don’t miss a moment of fun, a special pull out magazine has been created...read more

13/01/2012 - Still time to have your say on proposed adult social care changes (Social Care)
There is still time for people to express their views on proposed changes to adult social care services Medway Council provides for residents...read more

13/01/2012 - Mayor’s diary 16 – 22 January (Members Services / Chief Executive Office)
The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Ted Baker and the mayoress is Sylvia Baker...read more

12/01/2012 - Eastgate friends welcome your views (Tourism)
If you’ve resolved to volunteer in 2012, or to get involved more in the local community, there’s a chance to do just that at Eastgate House next week...read more

11/01/2012 - Olympic role for Medway Park swim tutor (Leisure)
Denise Todd, swimming coordinator at Medway Park, has been selected as a first responder as part of the Aquatics Centre medical team at the London 2012 Olympic Games...read more

11/01/2012 - Public meetings to discuss future of adult social care (Social Care)
A series of public meetings have been arranged as part of Medway Council’s consultation on the Adult Social Care services it provides for residents...read more

11/01/2012 - Taking the bite out of illegal loan sharks (Community safety team)
Don’t let loan sharks ruin your 2012 – that’s the message from Medway Council’s Trading Standards Team and England Illegal Money Lending Team...read more

09/01/2012 - Half price bus fare scheme extended (Integrated Transport)
Young people aged up to 18 can now benefit from half price bus travel at all times...read more

09/01/2012 - Learn sign language this year (Adult Learning)
A variety of different British sign language courses start this month, from learning the basics to studying for a qualification...read more

09/01/2012 - Public consultation on changes at a Wainscott Primary (Learning and Achievement)
Members of the public are being invited to give their views on proposed changes at a Medway primary school...read more

09/01/2012 - History of Luton revealed (Libraries and Archives)
Discover the fascinating history of Luton at a talk next week...read more

09/01/2012 - Find out about teacher training courses (Adult Learning)
An open evening to find out about teaching qualifications will take place later this month...read more

06/01/2012 - Update on Miers Court Primary (Learning and Achievement)
Miers Court Primary School, Silverspot Close, Rainham, is expected to be open to pupils on Monday, 9 January...read more

06/01/2012 - Rochester sets scene for Dickensian drama (Tourism)
Some of Rochester’s most famous locations will feature in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’unfinished last novel, Edwin Drood, to be screened on BBC2 this week...read more

Please see below a new statement on tommorow's Gillingham FC v Stoke City football match...read more


04/01/2012 - Not long left to apply for primary school places (Learning and Achievement)
Parents have just over one week left to log on and apply for their child’s primary school place for 2012...read more

04/01/2012 - Make 2012 the year to discover adult education (Adult Learning)
From keeping chickens, to designing an iPhone app, starting up in business to relaxing alternative therapies, Medway’s adult education curriculum for this year is varied and exciting...read more

03/01/2012 - Do you think Medway would benefit from a University Technical College? (Learning and Achievement)
Medway parents and students are being asked if they want Medway to have one of the country's first University Technical Colleges (UTC)...read more