3pm for 3.15pm to 5.30pm Annual County Harvest Thanksgiving Service. The Mayor and Mayoress, Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, have accepted an invitation from The Diocese of Canterbury to attend the annual County Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Canterbury Cathedral, followed by a Reception in The Chapter House. The address will be given by Lt-General Sir Barney White–Spunner, Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance.
Contact: Karen Adams, The Diocese of Canterbury - 01227 459401.
11am to 1pm Annual ‘Living In Safety’ Event 2015. The Mayor will be at The Methodist Church Hall in St Michaels Road, Sittingbourne for the 12th annual ‘Living In Safety’ event. Organised by Swale Borough Council’s Staying Put section in partnership with other agencies, advice will be offered to the over 60’s and/or disabled on living a safe, independent and healthy life. Visitors will be able to go to stall holders ranging from Age UK, British Red Cross, Citizens Advice Bureau, Health Trainers, Kent Association for the Blind, Kent Fire and Rescue, Sheppey Matters, Stroke Association, Swale CVS and the Council’s own Staying Put team. There will be free health checks available and The Methodist Church will be giving the first 100 clients free soup and a roll! The Methodist Church also runs a ‘lunch club’ where a hot lunch can be purchased for just £3.50.
Contact: Susan Hughes, Staying Put Manager, Swale Borough Council, Housing Services - 01795 417131.
6.30pm for 7pm to 11.30pm Swale Business Awards Gala Dinner. For the ninth consecutive year, Swale Borough Council has contributed towards and helped to organise the ‘Swale Business Awards’, which recognises companies and their involvement with Swale’s business community, helping to contribute to the prosperity of the area. The Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, has accepted an invitation from Liz Jordan, Chairman of the Awards, to attend a ‘Gala Presentation Evening’ and will present certificates to the finalists at the formal dinner at The Barnyard, Oak Lane, Upchurch, near Sittingbourne.
Contact: Liz Jordan, Chairman of the Swale Business Awards - 01795 475363.
7.15pm for 7.30pm Choral Society Autumn Concert. The Faversham Choral Society will hold their Autumn Concert at St Mary of Charity Parish Church in Faversham and the Mayor and her guest will attend. The programme will feature Gabriel Faure’s Requiem and a Requiem by Luigi Cherubini.
Contact: Malcolm Phelps, Secretary, Faversham Choral Society - 07968 227856.
2.30pm for 3.15pm Annual Justice Service for Kent. At the invitation of Mr William Alexander, the High Sheriff of Kent, the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, will attend the annual Justice Service for Kent, to be held at Rochester Cathedral. The service brings together all who work in the Kent Judiciary. Also, the Cathedral’s original Textus Roffensis manuscript and the Faversham Magna Carta will be on special display together for the first time. After the service, tea will be served in the nearby King’s School Hall.
Contact: Mrs Susie Fox, PA to High Sheriff of Kent - 07958 582594.