12 noon to 3pm 70 Years of Science Street Party. At the invitation of James Speck, Site Director at Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne, the Mayor and her guest will join in a celebration of ‘70 Years of Science at Kent Science Park’. The ‘Street Party’ will take place in the Japanese Garden at Kent Science Park and guests will be entertained with music, street art, a locally sourced BBQ and plenty of activities going on throughout the afternoon, with a celebratory tree planting at 2pm.
Contact: James Speck, Site Director, Kent Science Park - 01795 411500.
10.30am for 11.30am Opening Ceremony - International Hop Festival. The Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, will join the Town Mayor and Mayoress of Faversham, Councillor Nigel and Mrs Anne Kay, and other civic guests for morning coffee at Shepherd Neame Brewery’s Visitor Centre in Court Street, Faversham. From there they will walk to The Guildhall in the Market Place for the Opening Ceremony of the ‘International Hop Festival’ at 11.30am. After the formalities, the civic party will embark on a tour of Faversham to view some of the many and varied activities taking place in the town throughout the day, before returning to the Mayor’s Parlour in the Alexander Centre, Preston Street for a buffet lunch.
Contact: Adrienne Begent, Deputy Clerk, Faversham Town Council - 01795 503286.
7.30pm for 8pm School Annual Presentation Evening. At the invitation of the Headteacher and Governors, the Mayor accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, will attend a Reception and Presentation Evening in the Millennium Hall at Fulston Manor School in Brenchley Road, Sittingbourne.
Contact: Mrs Sarah Palmer, Publicity and Events Manager, Fulston Manor School - 01795 412619.
7.25pm for 7.30pm to 10.30pm Charity Race Night and Supper. At the invitation of the Swale Branch of The Royal Society of St George, the Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress, Mrs Sylvia Lawrence and Mr Keith Lawrence, will attend a Charity Race Night and Supper at The Masonic Hall, Albany Road in Sittingbourne.
Contact: Mrs Ann Smith - 01795 421145.
10.15am for 10.30am Annual Memorial Service. The Mayor accompanied by the Mayoral Cadet, Able Cadet Jamie Brown of Sheppey Sea Cadets, will attend and lay a wreath at the Annual Memorial Service at Nouds Farm, Teynham, near Sittingbourne. Battle of Britain pilot P/O Roy Marchand fatally crashed his Hurricane aeroplane at the site on September 15, 1940, and the service has been held annually at the Nouds Farm Memorial for 31 years. The Reverend Steven Lilicrap will officiate, assisted by the Faversham Branch Chaplain of the Royal Air Forces Association, the Reverend Canon Struan Dunn.
Contact: Angela Simmons, Branch Secretary, Faversham Branch of Royal Air Forces Association - 01795 532282.