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Mayor's Engagements Calendar

The Mayor of Swale's Engagements

Thursday May 21

1.50 for 2pm Dementia Café. The Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey holds regular ‘Dementia Café’ events for residents of Blackburn Lodge, and other local residential homes, to enjoy afternoon tea and entertainment and the Mayor, accompanied by Deputy Mayor Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend. The venue is the Academy’s East Site.

Contact: Paul Murray, Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey - 01795 873591.

Friday May 22

11am Annual General Meeting. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, will attend the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Swale Seniors Forum at Phoenix House (Room C6) in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne. After the business of the evening, the meeting will be addressed by Guest Speaker Mrs Christine White, Director of Swale Community and Voluntary Services.

Contact: Julia Watling, Swale Seniors Forum Admin Support - 01795 473828.

6.30pm Any Questions? At the invitation of the Alexander Centre Trustees, the Mayor will attend ‘Any Questions’ at the Alexander Centre in Preston Street, Faversham.

Contact: Jackie Westlake OBE, Town Clerk, Faversham Town Council - 01795 503288.

Sunday May 24

9.45 for 10am Formal Opening of Fun Day. The Mayor has accepted an invitation to attend the ‘Shake That Dance School’ Fun Day at Gore Court Cricket Club in Sittingbourne and, accompanied by the Mayoress Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, will formally open the event at 10am. The Fun Day has been arranged to raise funds for a group of dancers who attend Shake That Dance School in Sittingbourne and will be representing the United Kingdom at an international street dance final competition in California in August. It is hoped to raise sufficient funds for their flights, training outfits, dance costumes, entrance tickets and hotel accommodation.

Contact: Suzi Rawes, Shake That Dance School -

Wednesday May 27

10.45am for 11am World War One Commemoration Event. The Mayor will attend a special Commemoration Service exactly one hundred years on from the explosion of the ‘Princess Irene’ off Sheerness, which killed 76 dockyard workers and 225 officers and men from the Royal Navy. The 100th Anniversary Service will take place at Sheerness War Memorial with students from the Oasis Academy reading the Roll of the civilians who died in the disaster. There will be two minutes silence 11.14am, the exact time of the explosion. The Mayor will lay the first wreath at the war memorial and also a wreath at the wreck site via the Sheerness Lifeboat later in the day. There will be a Reception after the Service, at the Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheerness.

Contact: Christopher Newman, Blue Town Heritage Centre - 01795 662981.

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