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Articles from February 2012

29/02/2012 - Soul superstars complete concerts line-up (Events)
The final act to be announced for this year’s Castle Concerts series will be a fantastic Friday night Soul Party on 20 July, starring powerhouse singers Billy Ocean and Alexander O’Neal...read more

29/02/2012 - Thousands of school children take to the stage for concerts (Events)
The sound of music will fill The Central Theatre, Chatham next month as around 3,000 children take part in a series of concerts...read more

29/02/2012 - School admission figures for preference places increase in Medway (Learning and Achievement)
New figures reveal an increase in the number of Medway school children getting an offer of a place at one of their preferred secondary schools...read more

29/02/2012 - Council makes another £100,000 pledge to apprenticeships (Economic Development)
Medway Council is helping more young people get a foot on the career ladder by putting forward a further £100,000 towards apprenticeships in Medway...read more

27/02/2012 - Businessman fined for keeping huge containers full of shoes next to houses (Planning and Development Control)
A businessman has been ordered by a court to pay nearly £12,000 after keeping five shipping containers full of shoes on land jutting onto people’s gardens...read more

24/02/2012 - Steps to perform at Castle Concerts (Events)
Newly reformed pop phenomenon Steps will perform at this year’s Castle Concerts, on Thursday, 19 July...read more

24/02/2012 - See Britain from the Air in Medway (Events)
Ever wanted to see Britain’s most beautiful landscapes and heritage sites from the air? Take a trip to Chatham town centre this spring and see more than 80 stunning large-scale images, taken from all around the country by Britain’s foremost aerial photographers...read more

24/02/2012 - Market brings continental flavours to Rainham (Economic Development)
Shoppers in Rainham will be able to sample some continental delights when a bustling market pitches up for business next month...read more

24/02/2012 - Mayor’s Diary 27 Feburary – 4 March 2012 (Members Services / Chief Executive Office)
Monday, 27 February: 12...read more

22/02/2012 - Direct line to a funny show (Arts and Theatre)
Funnyman Chris Addison is appearing at Chatham’s Central Theatre next month (March)...read more

22/02/2012 - Beautiful harmonies from fantastic four (Arts and Theatre)
Be prepared to be amazed when superstar vocalists Blake fill The Central Theatre with their unique harmonies...read more

22/02/2012 - Cabinet agrees budget proposals that give Medway cheapest council tax in Kent - again (Finance)
Medway’s council tax will remain Kent’s lowest under proposals to keep it frozen for a second year...read more

22/02/2012 - Benefit cheat ordered to carry out community order (Enforcement)
A judge ordered a benefit cheat to carry out community service after listening to her defence and declaring: “I do believe you have lied to me today...read more

22/02/2012 - Employ Medway helps its 600th jobseeker land a job (Economic Development)
The council’s Employ Medway Advice Centre has helped its 600th jobseeker find work...read more

21/02/2012 - Council agrees cheapest council tax in Kent - again (Finance)
Medway’s council tax will remain Kent’s lowest after a vote last night (Thursday, 23 February 2012) to keep it frozen for a second year...read more

21/02/2012 - New Sure Start group for Chatham toddlers (Childrens Care)
A brand new Sure Start group starting at St John's Infant School is on its way for children in Chatham...read more

20/02/2012 - Fun and games at new play area (Greenspaces)
Children will be able to explore sound as they play in the newly refurbished Gillingham Park play area...read more

15/02/2012 - Cabinet agrees budget proposals that give Medway cheapest council tax in Kent - again (Finance)
Medway’s council tax will remain Kent’s lowest under proposals to keep it frozen for a second year...read more

15/02/2012 - Get behind the games (Leisure)
Medway has the honour of hosting the 35th British Transplant Games this summer – and local volunteers are being recruited to help stage the event...read more

14/02/2012 - Memory makers (Libraries and Archives)
Come and sing along with time-honoured songs with a Valentine’s Day theme at Gillingham Library today (Tuesday, 14 February) from 2pm...read more

14/02/2012 - Proposal for the Balfour Centre to be considered (Social Care)
A decision on the future of The Balfour Centre in Rochester has been delayed while officers give consideration to a new proposal from Medway Community Healthcare...read more

10/02/2012 - Medway Test exams set to head back to primary schools (Learning and Achievement)
Medway Council’s Cabinet have agreed proposals for the Medway Test to be undertaken in primary schools for the majority of children, rather than in independent test centres...read more

09/02/2012 - Beer mats alert customers of illegal loan sharks (Trading standards)
Don’t get bitten by a loan shark – that’s the message from Medway Trading Standards who have teamed up with pub landlords to warn customers about the dangers of borrowing from illegal money lenders...read more

08/02/2012 - Beet mats alert customers of illegal loan sharks (Trading standards)
Don’t get bitten by a loan shark – that’s the message from Medway Trading Standards who have teamed up with pub landlords to warn customers about the dangers of borrowing from illegal money lenders...read more

08/02/2012 - Council proposes lowest council tax in Kent - again (Finance)
Medway’s council tax will remain Kent’s lowest under proposals to keep it frozen for a second year...read more

07/02/2012 - Business backing for a University Technical College in Medway (Learning and Achievement)
Plans to create one of the country’s first University Technical Colleges (UTC) in Medway have won the backing of businesses and employers across Kent and Medway...read more

07/02/2012 - February break at Medway's Sure Start Centres (Childrens Care)
The snow may already seem a distant memory but there’s plenty in store at Medway’s Sure Start Centres this half term to keep children smiling...read more

07/02/2012 - New courses to help businesses succeed (Adult Learning)
Businesses in Medway will benefit from three new professional development courses thanks to Medway Adult and Community Learning Service...read more

07/02/2012 - Free support to help businesses in Medway (Eu projects)
An event to help businesses in Medway create jobs and tackle unemployment is being held next week...read more

07/02/2012 - Students to watch out for loan scam (Trading standards)
Medway students are being warned by Medway Trading Standards to be vigilant over a new student loan scam email...read more

07/02/2012 - New skills for the whole family (Adult Learning)
Learn a new way to communicate as a family thanks to Medway Adult and Community Learning Service...read more

06/02/2012 - Council thanks for community effort in snow (Highways Traffic and Parking)
Thank you to the residents of Medway, that’s the message from Medway Council’s Highways Department, which has recognised the community effort being made to keep local roads and pavements clear...read more

06/02/2012 - Dance event for young people (Arts and Theatre)
Young dancers are invited to an exciting community dance event next month (March)...read more

06/02/2012 - Share the joy of books with a book pledge (Libraries and Archives)
Parents looking to share exciting stories with their children should look no further than the Bookstart 20 pledge at Medway Libraries...read more

05/02/2012 - URGENT NOTICE: TONIGHT'S FOLK SHOW AT THE BROOK CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER (Arts and Theatre)
Tonight’s folk performance by Jackie Oats and Karen Tweed at the Brook Theatre in Chatham has unfortunately been cancelled due to the weather Medway Council apologises for the inconvenience and asks people with tickets for tonight’s show to please contact the box office on 01634 338338 next week to find out a new date...read more

03/02/2012 - Council puts in place severe weather plan (Highways Traffic and Parking)
Medway Council’s gritters will be out keeping the roads moving over the weekend if we have snowfall...read more

02/02/2012 - Cold weather health advice from NHS Medway (Public Health)
With freezing temperatures across Kent and Medway this week, the NHS is urging people at risk from the cold to take action to protect their health...read more

01/02/2012 - Motorists warned of dangers of driving through Chatham's bus station (Highways Traffic and Parking)
Medway Council today (Wednesday, 1 February 2012) issues a warning to motorists not to drive through Chatham’s new bus station, or get fined...read more

01/02/2012 - Adult Social Care Consultation reminder (Social Care)
There’s still time to have your say about the Adult Social Care services Medway Council provides for residents...read more

01/02/2012 - Come on get happy with the dancing penguins (Arts and Theatre)
Toe-tap along to the beat with the penguins in Happy Feet 2 when it comes to The Central Theatre, Chatham during the February school break...read more

01/02/2012 - Don't see red with cost of Valentine gifts (Trading standards)
With just two weeks until Valentine’s Day, Medway Council’s Trading Standards Team has some advice for those romantic residents planning to celebrate this year...read more

01/02/2012 - Learn how to use your iPhone (Adult Learning)
A new course designed to help iPhone users get the most out of the phone takes place next month...read more