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Mayor's Engagements Calendar

The Mayor of Swale's Engagements

Monday April 20

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, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, 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.

Wednesday April 22

6.45 for 7pm Licensing of new Town Centre Chaplain. At the invitation of the Rev Tim Hall and the PCC of West Sheppey, the Mayor and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin will attend the Licensing Ceremony and Installation of the Reverend Jeanette McLaren as Sheerness Town Centre Chaplain. The ceremony will take place at Holy Trinity Church, The Broadway, Sheerness and the Licensing will be conducted by Bishop Trevor Wilmott and the Installation by Archdeacon Stephen Taylor.

Contact: Maggie Wallis, Minster Parish Office  01795 871500.

Thursday April 23

12.30 for 1pm to 2pm St George’s Day Lunch. The Rotary Club of Faversham has invited the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, to a ‘St George’s Day Lunch’ for local elderly folk at the Alexander Centre in Preston Street, Faversham. Entertainment will be provided by local primary school children who will perform some songs.

Contact: Rob Ellingham, Rotary Club of Faversham - robelli24601@gmail.com

Friday April 24

10.30am for 12 noon to 3pm Leisure Centre Open Day. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend an ‘Open Day’ at the Sheppey Leisure Complex. The Open Day will run from 9am to 6pm, and during their morning visit the civic couple will see some of the school visits and children taking part in the creative and active workshops. Then at 12 noon until 3pm, by personal invitation from The Beachfields Partnership, Sheerness, they will attend a special ‘Partnership and Investment’ event.

Contact: Dave Harcourt, Chairman, Beachfields Partnership – 01795 426756). 

6.45 for 7pm Annual General Meeting. The Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress, Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Milton Regis Court Hall at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Green Porch Close in Milton Regis. After the conclusion of business, a guest speaker will talk about the World War One Memorial Project.

Contact: Paul David, Trustee, Secretary, and Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Friends of Milton Regis Court Hall - 01795 471876.

Saturday April 25

10.45 for 11am to 1pm Formal Opening Retail Association St George’s Day Extravaganza. Members of the Sittingbourne Retail Association have invited the Mayor to formally open the ‘St George’s Day Extravaganza’ in Sittingbourne High Street. After the opening the Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, together with the Sittingbourne Carnival Court and the Chairman of the Swale Branch of the Royal Society of St George, will walk around the town to view the shop window displays and classic cars.

Contact: Sara Seabridge, Sittingbourne Retail Association Sub Committee - 01795 426081.

2 to 2.15 for 2.30pm Commemoration Service for Gallipoli Landings Centenary. At the invitation of the Mayor, Councillor Dr Deryck Murray and Members of Deal Town Council, the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend a service to commemorate the Gallipoli Landings that will mark the 100th anniversary of this historic event. The service will take place at St George’s Church, High Street, Deal. At the end of the service the Mayor will lay a wreath at the monument to Arthur Tisdall, who was the son of the vicar of the church at that time and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour during the Gallipoli campaign. Members of the Tisdall family will be travelling from New Zealand to attend this commemoration.

Contact: Miss Joanne Harper, Mayor’s Secretary - 01304 361999.

6.30 for 7pm to 11pm Annual St George’s Day Dinner. At the invitation of The Royal Society of St. George, Swale Branch, the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will be guests at the Annual St. George’s Day Dinner at Borden Parish Hall in School Lane, Borden near Sittingbourne. Musical entertainment during the evening will be provided by Martyn Harrison.

Contact: Mrs Ann Smith, Secretary, Royal Society of St George, Swale Branch - 01795 421145.

Sunday April 26

3.30pm Annual Thanksgiving Service. The Royal Society of St. George, Swale Branch, will hold their Annual St. George’s Day Service of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Church, Conyer Road, Teynham, to be conducted by the Reverend Steve Lillicrap. The Mayor and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin will attend and during the service the Mayor will read the first lesson.

Contact: Mrs Ann Smith, Secretary, Royal Society of St George, Swale Branch - 01795 421145.

Monday April 27

6.15 for 6.30pm Annual Hair Show. Year 9 and 6th Form students studying hairdressing and beauty at the Westlands Academy hold an Annual Hair Show at the school in Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne. Head of Hairdressing, Wendy Rook, has invited the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, to attend and present the certificates and prizes to the winning hairdressers. In lieu of an entry charge a raffle will be held in aid of the Royal British Legion, as the school has been doing a lot of work commemorating the Centenary of World War One.

Contact: Wendy Rook, Head of Hairdressing - WER@westlands.kent.sch.uk

Thursday April 30

6.45/50 for 7pm Licensing Service. At the invitation of the Churchwardens and PCC the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend the Licensing and Institution of the Reverend Jean Burrows as Priest in Charge in the Parish of Goodnestone with Graveney. The Service will be conducted by the Bishop of Dover and the Archdeacon of Maidstone at All Saints’ Church in Graveney. During the service the Mayor will say a brief welcome to Rev Jean Burrows.

Contact: Peter Reed, Churchwarden - 01795 534059.

Friday May 1

11.30am for 12 noon to 2pm Annual Observance to Aviation Pioneers. At the invitation of the Chairman and Councillors of Eastchurch Parish Council and the Observance Committee the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend the 2015 Annual Observance at the Aviation Memorial in the High Street, Eastchurch. The year 2015 marks the Centenary of the Dardanelles Campaign and this year’s Annual Observance will comprise of a short service and speeches, after a parade of Standard Bearers from the FAAA and the RNA. At the close of the Observance guests will process to the Village Hall in Warden Road for refreshments.

Contact: Ms Fiona Jackson, Clerk to Eastchurch Parish Council - 01795 880790.

Saturday May 2

9.55 for 10am Formal Opening of Annual Sci-Fi event. The Forum Shopping Centre in Sittingbourne will hold the Annual Sci-Fi event and Centre Manager, Rachel Jenman, has asked the Mayor to formally open the event by cutting the ribbon at Unit 36, at 10am. The Mayor and Mayoress, Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will then tour the exhibits and meet the special guest singers.

Contact: Rachel Jenman, Centre Manager, The Forum Shopping Centre - 01795 428054.

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