The Mayor of Medway is Cllr Val Goulden. The Mayor’s escort is her husband, Cllr Tony Goulden. The Deputy Mayor of Medway is Cllr Nick Bowler, and the Deputy Mayoress is Ann Brochoven. The diary item involves the mayor and her escort unless otherwise stated. Friday, 8 February 10.30am – Rainham School for Girls’ Political Awareness Day, Derwent Way, Rainham. 7.40pm – Lions Club International Host Night, Ramada Hotel, Maidstone. 7.40pm – Mayor of Ramsgate’s Dinner Dance, Ramsgate. Deputy Mayor attending. Saturday, 9 February 9am – Lions Club International Business Session, Maidstone. Deputy Mayor attending. 7.15pm – Lions Club International Banquet and Ball, Ramada Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone. Sunday, 10 February 11am – Chinese New Year event, Trafalgar Square, London. Monday, 11 February 1.15pm – Lunch with headmaster of Chatham Grammar School for Boys, presentation of cheque and tour of school. 7pm – Mayor of Swale’s Charity Fish & Chips Supper at Marino’s, Sittingbourne. Tuesday 12 February No engagements Wednesday 13 February No engagements Thursday, 14 February 2.30 – Visit to meet inmates, HMYOI Rochester, 1 Fort Road, Rochester. Friday, 15 February 7pm – Handover of Civic Regalia from Swale to Queenborough, Guildhall, Queenborough. Saturday, 16 February 7pm – Mayor of Ashford’s Charity Spring Ball, Ashford. Sunday 17 February 11.45am – Chinese New Year Parade, from Sir John Hawkins Flyover along Chatham High Street. 4.30pm – Depart for civic visit to China.