The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colin Prescott, at the following:
7.30pm - Church Festival of Christmas Trees. The Mayor will formally open the festival of Christmas Trees. Tunstall Church will be turned into a forest of festive trees from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December. All those placing a tree have been invited to attend a preview Reception, in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress Miss Ashlee Brawn
Contact: Marylyn Atkins – 01795 472577
2pm - 90th Birthday Celebration. The Mayor will attend the 90th Birthday celebrations of one of the residents of Blair Park Residential Home.
Contact: Tina Shilling, Blair Park Residential Home – 01795 423695
7pm to 9pm - Challenger Troop Awards Ceremony. Challenger Troop CIC, Medway Team, will hold an Awards Evening at Meadowfields School, Swanstree Avenue in Sittingbourne, to showcase their work with local, vulnerable and disengaged young people throughout the Swale and Medway area. The local Deputy Lieutenant of Kent will also attend and after the presentations they will have the opportunity to meet the young people and talk with their families and Headteachers about their successes.
Contact: Karen Masterson, Administrator, Challenger Troop CIC – 0845 548 5070.
5.30pm to 6.30pm - Association’s Annual Christmas Party. The Mayor, and Mayoress Miss Ashlee Brawn, will attend the Christmas Party organised by the Sittingbourne and Sheppey Branch of Parkinsons UK. The annual event will take place in Room C6 at The Phoenix Centre, Central Avenue in Sittingbourne.
Contact: Mrs Edna Spice, Sittingbourne and Sheppey Branch of Parkinsons UK – 01795 470342)
7.30pm - College Performing Arts Christmas Show. The Mayor and Mayoress, Miss Ashlee Brawn, have accepted an invitation to attend The Sittingbourne Community College Performing Arts Department’s production of Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ in the Bourne Hall at the College in Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne. The production, based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story of the same name, promises to be awash with breathtaking scenery, unforgettably colourful characters and contain some of the Academy Award® winning songs from the Disney film, including "Under The Sea" and “Fathoms Below”.
Contact: Nicki Gambell, Administration Team, The Sittingbourne Community College – 01795 472449 ext 222.
7.30pm to 10.30pm - ‘Kitty’s Kristmas’ Charity Show. The Mayor has accepted an invitation to attend ‘Kitty’s Kristmas Charity Show’, held in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The venue is the Sheerness East Working Men’s Club in Queenborough Road, Sheerness and during the interval, the Mayor will draw the winning raffle tickets, accompanied by the Mayoress, Miss Ashlee Brawn.
Contact: Ray Ballard – 01795 227046 or 07858 488711.
7pm to 11pm - Christmas Party. The Deputy Mayor, accompanied by Deputy Mayoress Mrs Pamela Prescott, will be at The Masonic Hall in Albany Road, Sittingbourne for the fundraising ‘Christmas Party’ held by the Swale Branch of The Royal Society of St. George. Entertainment will be provided by guitarist and vocalist, Rik Stills.
Contact: Mrs Ann Smith, Secretary, RSSG Swale Branch – 01795 421145.
2pm to 4.45pm - Organ Club Annual Christmas Concert. The Sheppey Organ Club will present its Annual Christmas Concert at the Sheerness East Working Men’s Club in Queenborough Road, Minster and the Mayor will attend. This year’s artist will be the very popular Brett Wales.
Contact: John Colechin, Secretary, The Sheppey Organ Club – 01634 234272.
5.30pm to 6.45pm - Annual Community Carol Service. The Mayor has accepted an invitation to be a guest at the Annual Community Carol Service with The Salvation Army, at the Sittingbourne Salvation Army Corps Hall in Shortlands Road, Sittingbourne.
Contact: Captain Neil Abbey, Sittingbourne Salvation Army – 01795 477678.