9am to 11am - Measuring World Record French Knitting. Sittingbourne resident, Mr Edward Hannaford, is the current World Record holder for French Knitting, having knitted a rope over 17 miles long, since 1989. The Mayor, with Ward Councillor Gareth Randall, will visit Mr Hannaford’s home at 16 Cavell Way, Sittingbourne to witness and verify this year’s measurement, in order to update his position in the Guinness Book of Records.
Contact: Mr Ted and Mrs Rita Hannaford – 01795 555073 or 0793 004 4765.
11.30am for 12.30pm - Charity Easter Egg Collection and Draw. Charity fundraising Swale Lions Club will hold their annual Charity Easter Egg Collection in Sittingbourne High Street, from 9am. The Mayor will be with the collectors, meeting members of the public in the High Street, before drawing the winning ticket at 12.30pm alongside the statue of ‘The Bargeman’ opposite Central Avenue.
Contact: Mrs Ann Hughes, Vice Chairman, Swale Lions Club - 01795 473656.
2.45pm for 3pm - Fashion Show Through the Ages. Pine Lodge Care Centre at 26-32 Key Street, Sittingbourne, have arranged a ‘Fashion Show Through the Ages’ for the residents, relatives and staff and the Mayor will attend.
Contact: Carol Davis, Pine Lodge Care Centre - 01795 423052.
2.30pm for 3pm - Annual Launch of Wildlife Gardening Scheme. The Mayor, together with representatives of Swale In Bloom, will attend the Kent Wildlife Trust Launch of ‘Wild About Gardens 2014’ at the Trust Headquarters, Tyland Barn, Chatham Road, Maidstone.
Contact: Mrs Jo Marolia, Swale In Bloom Co-ordinator, 01795 417240.