The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colin Prescott, at the following:
6.55pm for 7pm Parish Council Annual Garden Awards. The Mayor has accepted an invitation from the Chairman and Councillors of Eastchurch Parish Council, to attend a meeting in the Village Hall in Warden Road and to present the Annual Garden Awards to the residents of Eastchurch.
Contact: Fiona Jackson, Clerk to Eastchurch Parish Council - 01795 880790.
10.45am for 11am Official opening Mediaeval Mops Fair. At the invitation of the Sittingbourne Retail Association (SRA), the Mayor and Mayoress, Miss Ashlee Brawn, will attend and formally open a Mediaeval ‘Mops’ Fair in Sittingbourne High Street. Records dating back to 1659 show that a regular five day event was held in the town to mark the end of the financial year, when new contracts of employment were signed and jobs agreed, so both employers and workers would celebrate. The 2016 ‘Mops’ Fair will have its own ‘Town Crier’ - live music, re-enactors, art and crafts, variety of foods and a real ale tent are a small part of the activities and entertainment available on the day.
Contact: Sara Seabridge, Manager and Company Secretary, Swale Community Centres - 01795 426081.
12 noon for 1pm Annual Costermongers’ Harvest Festival Parade and Service. At the invitation of Mrs Doreen Golding, Freeman of the City of London and Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road and Bow Bells, the Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Miss Ashlee Brawn, and Mayoral Cadet, Corporal Lauren Kingsnorth of 2316 (Sheppey) Squadron ATC, will attend the Annual Costermongers’ Harvest Festival Parade and Service in London. This year will mark the 18th Anniversary Celebration of the return of this historical event to London’s East End. The civic party will be in the Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street, London from 1pm to watch traditional entertainment before joining the Parade to the Service at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, where Harvest Festival offerings will be made. All Harvest Festival donations to the Costermongers Charity Fund will benefit The Whitechapel Mission for the Homeless, The Seaman’s Mission and other national charities.
Contact: Mrs Doreen Golding, Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road and Bow Bells - 0208 989 1994.
7pm for 7.30pm to 9.30pm HM Lord-Lieutenant of Kent Awards Ceremony. At the invitation of HM Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L’Isle MBE and the County Chairman of South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, the Mayor, and Mayoress Miss Ashlee Brawn, will attend an Awards Ceremony and Reception for the Reserve and Cadet Forces. The event will take place at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, The Precincts, Canterbury.
Contact: Mrs Jessica Walrond-Robertshaw, Events Manager, South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association - 01622 766801.
1.30pm Archaelogical Dig Site visit. On Saturday 10 September the Mayor launched the Heritage Lottery funded 'Young Roots' Rose Hill House Archaeological Dig event, a joint project between Swale Community and Voluntary Services (SCVS), Sheppey Matters and the Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS). The Mayor will now visit the Rose Hill House Archaeological Dig Site at Rose Hill Woods behind Gore Court Cricket Club in Sittingbourne to see the dig for herself and to discover the finds.
Contact: Richard Emmett, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne - HRGS - 07778 793079.
7.15pm for 7.30pm Annual In Bloom Awards Ceremony. The Mayor will attend and present the prizes at the Sittingbourne in Bloom Annual Awards Ceremony at the Borden Grammar School in The Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne.
Contact: Mr Malcolm Moore, Chairman, Sittingbourne in Bloom - 01795 473807.
12.50pm for 1pm Air Cadets Annual Inspection 2016. The Mayor will attend the 59th Annual Inspection of 2316 (Sheppey) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets at the Sheerness Joint Cadet Centre, 58 New Road in Sheerness. The Inspecting Officer will be Flight Lieutenant R Harris.
Contact: Sgt (ATC) A Yates, OC 2316 (Sheppey) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets - 01795 668282.
7.15pm for 7.30pm Choral Society Autumn Concert. The Faversham Choral Society will hold their Autumn Concert at The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, in Faversham and the Deputy Mayor, and Deputy Mayoress Mrs Pamela Prescott, will attend. The programme is entitled ‘400 Years On – Shakespeare Sonnets, Madrigals and Musicals’ and will feature excerpts from ‘Kiss Me Kate’ and ‘West Side Story’.
Contact: Malcolm Phelps, Secretary, Faversham Choral Society - 07968 227856.