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Mayor's Engagements Calendar

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colin Prescott, at the following:

Wednesday June 22

9.10am for 9.30am to 12.30pm Swale Youth Forum. The Mayor will attend a meeting of the Swale Youth Forum to be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at Swale House in Sittingbourne.

Contact: Sophia Ramm, Community Services Officer, Swale Borough Council - 01795 417193.

Sunday June 26

10.45am for 11am Unveiling of Commemoration Stone. The Mayor has accepted an invitation to attend the unveiling of a commemoration stone at HMP Standford Hill, at the Aviation Annexe, Wright Way, the site of RAF Eastchurch. The short ceremony will be led by the Director of the ABCT (Airfields of Britain Commemoration Trust) which has donated the memorial. The ‘Old Mill’ café will be open for light refreshments and the Aviation Annexe Museum will offer free admission between 10am and 12 noon.

Contact: Peter West, Trustee and Manager, Aviation Annexe, Blue Town Heritage Centre - 0776 476 0918.

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colin Prescott, at the following:

 

 

Tuesday June 7

7 for 7.30pm to 11pm      Chairman’s Civic Dinner.   At the invitation of the Chairman of Kent County Council, Mr Tom Gates, the Mayor accompanied by Mayoress Miss Ashlee Brawn, will attend a Civic Dinner in the Darent Room at County Hall in Maidstone.  Civic dignitaries from around the County, Local Authority Leaders, Chief Executives and the County’s MPs and MEPs have been invited. 

(Contact:  KCC Civic Office – 03000 416238).   

 

Wednesday June 8

10.20am for 10.30am to 11.30am      Book Launch and Signing.    The Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS) has published a new book - “A Town at War” - the story of the people of Sittingbourne and Milton Regis during the First World War.   The Mayor will introduce the book launch, with book signing by the author, Patricia Robinson, at The Heritage Hub in The Forum Shopping Centre, Sittingbourne.   The new book will be on sale at The Heritage Hub from Wednesday 8 June, priced £9.

(Contact:    Richard Emmett, Chairman of HRGS – 07778 793079)

 

Thursday June 9

9.45am for 10am     Official Opening of new store.    The Mayor will be at Neats Court Retail Park at Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey for the Official Opening of the new GHM! store, one of the first two GHM! stores to open in the country.   The Mayor will co-open with the Store Manager, Craig Garton, alongside Chris Normal from Children & Families, as GHM! will support them with donations to help their Family Food Bank Service. 

(Contact: Helen McTaggart, Head of Marketing, GHM! Stores - Helen.McTaggart@ghmstores.co.uk )

 

10.20am for 10.30am   Academy Official Opening Celebration.     The Mayor will attend the Official Opening Celebration of Thistle Hill Academy at Aspen Drive, Minster-on-Sea.   There will be musical entertainment by Thistle Hill pupils. 

(Contact:  Susan Gulliver, PA & Administration Manager, Thistle Hill Academy, Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust - 01795 899119)

 

1pm onwards to 3.30pm   Care Home Resident’s 80th Birthday and HM Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.    Residents and staff at Blair Park Residential Home in Milton Regis will celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday with an indoor ‘Street Party’ and High Tea from 12 noon to 1.30pm, when there will be entertainment from singers, John and Angie.  The Mayor will attend to also celebrate the 80th birthday of one of the residents.

(Contact:  Tina Shilling, Blair Park Residential Home – 01795 423695)

 

Friday June 10

9.30am for 10am      Official Opening of New School Building.    At the invitation of the Headteacher, Governors and Staff of Fulston Manor School in Brenchley Road, Sittingbourne, the Mayor will attend the Official Opening of the New Sixth Form Building by Gordon Henderson MP.  

(Contact: Mrs Dawn Payne, PA to Headteacher, Fulston Manor School – 01795 412602).

 

Saturday June 11

10.30am (to 4pm)   Church Flower Festival to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday.    A Flower Festival depicting the nine decades of HM the Queen’s life in floral arrangements sited throughout the Methodist Church in Sittingbourne, will be attended by the Mayor.   Local clubs and societies contributing to the floral displays include:  Sittingbourne Methodist Flower Arrangers;  The Heritage Museum;  Bredgar WI;  Guides Trefoil Guild;  Swale Lions Club;  Sittingbourne Flower Arrangers Society;  Swale Stroke Club;  Newington Concert Party; and Milton Regis Bowling Club.   Refreshments including homemade cakes will be available. 

(Contact:   Sharon Day – 01622 884414)

 

Sunday June 12

2pm for 3pm for 3.15pm     Civic Dedication Service.  At the invitation of the Mayor of Medway, Councillor Stuart Tranter, the Mayor will attend a Dedication Service and Choral Evensong for the Queen’s 90th Birthday, at Rochester Cathedral.   Civic guests will process to the Cathedral from The Guildhall Museum at 3pm.

(Contact:  Ann Pywell, PA to the Mayor of Medway - 01634 332404)

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colin Prescott, at the following:

 

 

Tuesday June 7

7 for 7.30pm to 11pm Chairman’s Civic Dinner. At the invitation of the Chairman of Kent County Council, Mr Tom Gates, the Mayor accompanied by Mayoress Miss Ashlee Brawn, will attend a Civic Dinner in the Darent Room at County Hall in Maidstone. Civic dignitaries from around the County, Local Authority Leaders, Chief Executives and the County’s MPs and MEPs have been invited.

(Contact: KCC Civic Office – 03000 416238).

 

Wednesday June 8

10.20am for 10.30am to 11.30am Book Launch and Signing. The Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS) has published a new book - “A Town at War” - the story of the people of Sittingbourne and Milton Regis during the First World War. The Mayor will introduce the book launch, with book signing by the author, Patricia Robinson, at The Heritage Hub in The Forum Shopping Centre, Sittingbourne. The new book will be on sale at The Heritage Hub from Wednesday 8 June, priced £9.

(Contact: Richard Emmett, Chairman of HRGS – 07778 793079)

 

Thursday June 9

9.45am for 10am Official Opening of new store. The Mayor will be at Neats Court Retail Park at Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey for the Official Opening of the new GHM! store, one of the first two GHM! stores to open in the country. The Mayor will co-open with the Store Manager, Craig Garton, alongside Chris Normal from Children & Families, as GHM! will support them with donations to help their Family Food Bank Service.

(Contact: Helen McTaggart, Head of Marketing, GHM! Stores - Helen.McTaggart@ghmstores.co.uk )

 

10.20am for 10.30am Academy Official Opening Celebration. The Mayor will attend the Official Opening Celebration of Thistle Hill Academy at Aspen Drive, Minster-on-Sea. There will be musical entertainment by Thistle Hill pupils.

(Contact: Susan Gulliver, PA & Administration Manager, Thistle Hill Academy, Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust - 01795 899119)

 

1pm onwards to 3.30pm Care Home Resident’s 80th Birthday and HM Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration. Residents and staff at Blair Park Residential Home in Milton Regis will celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday with an indoor ‘Street Party’ and High Tea from 12 noon to 1.30pm, when there will be entertainment from singers, John and Angie. The Mayor will attend to also celebrate the 80th birthday of one of the residents.

(Contact: Tina Shilling, Blair Park Residential Home – 01795 423695)

 

Friday June 10

9.30am for 10am Official Opening of New School Building. At the invitation of the Headteacher, Governors and Staff of Fulston Manor School in Brenchley Road, Sittingbourne, the Mayor will attend the Official Opening of the New Sixth Form Building by Gordon Henderson MP.

(Contact: Mrs Dawn Payne, PA to Headteacher, Fulston Manor School – 01795 412602).

 

Saturday June 11

10.30am (to 4pm) Church Flower Festival to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday. A Flower Festival depicting the nine decades of HM the Queen’s life in floral arrangements sited throughout the Methodist Church in Sittingbourne, will be attended by the Mayor. Local clubs and societies contributing to the floral displays include: Sittingbourne Methodist Flower Arrangers; The Heritage Museum; Bredgar WI; Guides Trefoil Guild; Swale Lions Club; Sittingbourne Flower Arrangers Society; Swale Stroke Club; Newington Concert Party; and Milton Regis Bowling Club. Refreshments including homemade cakes will be available.

(Contact: Sharon Day – 01622 884414)

 

Sunday June 12

2pm for 3pm for 3.15pm Civic Dedication Service. At the invitation of the Mayor of Medway, Councillor Stuart Tranter, the Mayor will attend a Dedication Service and Choral Evensong for the Queen’s 90th Birthday, at Rochester Cathedral. Civic guests will process to the Cathedral from The Guildhall Museum at 3pm.

(Contact: Ann Pywell, PA to the Mayor of Medway - 01634 332404)

 

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