The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colin Prescott, at the following:
2pm - Annual ‘In Bloom’ Flower Bed Competition Prizegiving.
Each year children at all the Primary, Junior and Infant Schools across Sittingbourne are given the opportunity to take part in the annual 'Sittingbourne in Bloom Flower Bed Competition' to design a layout for the summer bedding on the flower bed in St. Michael’s Road. The Mayor will be in the Parlour at Swale House to present a prize to the pupil whose winning design has been chosen from the hundreds of entries from seven schools. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded and Highly Commended Certificates will be sent to other children via their schools. The winning design will be planted up on the flower bed in late May, with a sign crediting the winner.
Contact: Ali Corbel, Swale in Bloom Co-ordinator, 01795 417240 or 07713 342218, or Malcolm Moore, Chairman of Sittingbourne in Bloom, 01795 438083.
2pm - Dementia Café.
The Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey organises regular ‘Dementia Café’ events for residents of Blackburn Lodge, and other local residential homes, to visit the Academy and enjoy afternoon tea and entertainment. The Mayor will attend the Dementia Café at the Academy’s West Campus in Marine Parade, Sheerness.
Contact: Paul Murray, Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, 01795 873591.
7.15pm - Annual General Meeting and Social Evening.
The Mayor will attend the Annual General Meeting of The Royal Society of St. George, Swale Branch, at The Phoenix Centre in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne. After the conclusion of business, there will be refreshments and a Social Evening, with a presentation on ‘Medical Detection Dogs’ by Claire Pearson.
Contact: Mrs Ann Smith, Secretary, Royal Society of St. George, Swale Branch, 01795 421145.
9am - Sittingbourne parkrun 1st Birthday event.
The Mayor will be at Milton Creek Country Park in Sittingbourne to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the Sittingbourne parkrun in 2016. The free, weekly, 5km timed parkruns take place all around the world and the Sittingbourne parkrun comprises of two 2.5k laps of the park and is open to people from the age of four - and dogs are also welcome!
The Mayor will start the parkrun runners off at 9am and then scan in the first runner home at approximately 9.17am. There will be refreshments in the Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall and an opportunity to greet some of the first runners to get back.
Contact: Russell Fairman, Swale Borough Council, Community Sport and Physical Activity Officer, 01795 417426.
3pm - Church 'Mix and Mingle' event.
The Mayor has accepted an invitation to attend a ‘Mix and Mingle’ event at All Saints Church, Eastchurch. The informal afternoon and evening will include various baking competitions (for all ages) to be judged by the Mayor. Also a Talent Show, fish and chips supper, and Quiz.
Contact: Yvonne Dyer, Church Warden.
2.30pm & 7pm - Annual Carnival Court Selection.
At the invitation of the Sheppey Summer Carnival Club, the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress Mrs Pamela Prescott, will attend the annual event to select the new Sheppey Carnival Court for 2017. During the afternoon the Junior Court selection will take place at Sheerness East Working Mens Club, 47 Queenborough Road, Sheerness, with the Senior Court selection between 7pm and 11pm. The Deputy Mayor will help to crown the newly elected court and take the curtsey.
Contact: Miss Lauren McCall, Vice Chair, Sheppey Summer Carnival Club, 01795 667927.