3pm - Care Centre Easter Party for Residents. The Mayor, accompanied by Mrs Christine Oakwell, will attend an Easter Party for the residents, relatives and staff at Pine Lodge Care Centre at 26-32 Key Street, Sittingbourne. As well as a popular singer and a buffet tea, there will also be an Easter Egg Hunt during the afternoon’s entertainment.
Contact: Carol Davis, Pine Lodge Care Centre - 01795 423052.
4.45pm for 5pm to 7pm - Annual College Hair Show. NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing students at the Swale Campus of Canterbury College will hold their Annual Hair Show at the Sheppey College in Bridge Road, Sheerness. The Mayor will attend and be on the judging panel and will also present the prizes to the winners.
Contact: Cheryl Philpott, Course Tutor Level 3 Hairdressing - 01795 581581 ext 2227.
10.50am for 11am to 4pm - Retail Association ‘St George’s Day 2014’ Event. Members of the Sittingbourne Retail Association Sub Committee have invited the Mayor to formally open the ‘2014 St George’s Day event’ in Sittingbourne High Street. After the opening the Mayor, together with the Sittingbourne Carnival Court and a representative of the Swale Branch of the Royal Society of St George, will judge the Shop Window Competition. The trophy and certificates to winner and runners up will be awarded later in the afternoon.
Contact: Sara Seabridge, Sittingbourne Retail Association Sub Committee - 01795 426081.
7pm for 7.30pm to 11pm - Annual St George’s Day Dinner. At the invitation of The Royal Society of St. George, Swale Branch, the Mayor, accompanied by Miss Emily Gent and Mr Jay Kipling will be guests at the Annual St. George’s Day Dinner at the Masonic Hall, Albany Road in Sittingbourne. Musical entertainment during the evening will be provided by popular singer, Tony Cassidy.
Contact: Mrs Ann Smith, Secretary, Royal Society of St George, Swale Branch - 01795 421145.
2.45pm for 3pm - Swale Civic Service with First World War Centenary Theme. A Civic Service for the Mayor and Members of Swale Borough Council will be held at St Michael’s Church, High Street, Sittingbourne. The Service will have a strong First World War Centenary theme and Civic Heads from across Kent will include the High Sheriff of Kent, Mr Hugo Fenwick and the Lord Lieutenant’s representative, Deputy Lieutenant Mrs Elizabeth Tullberg MBE JP, the Mayor of Queenborough, Councillor Sue Simpson and the Chairman of Dover District Council, Councillor Sue Nicholas.
Honorary Aldermen and Past Mayors and Mayoresses of the Borough will join serving Members and other invited guests for the Service, which will be led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, the Reverend James Pettit. The Service will include the presentation and dedication of a specially commissioned Interpretation Panel for the First World War window in the Church. The Mayor will be accompanied by her Mayoral Cadet, Cadet Sgt Jake Hanley of Sittingbourne Army Cadet Unit and the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor George Bobbin and Ms Brenda la Pavoux, will also attend. After the Service light refreshments, prepared by the Parish, will be served in the Church.
Contact: Mrs Heather Elliott, PA to Mayor - 01795 417392.