17 November 2012

Get your hands dirty at Grain Coastal Park!

The Friends of Grain Coastal Park meet every month at Grain foreshore, regardless of weather conditions, to improve facilities and the local environment of Grain Coastal Park.

The dedicated team of local volunteers have worked hard to formalise walking routes, establish seating areas and generally make the place look more attractive to visitors and local residents - and they have done a fantastic job!

I recently met up with Jacqie Valentine (below), from the Friends group, who was keen to promote the last opportunity of the year to lend a hand. The session will begin at 10am tomorrow (Sunday 18 November) - meeting at St. James Pavilion, Pintail Close, Isle of Grain, ME3 0DW.

I’ll add more information about their 2013 activity dates soon, but they normally meet on the third Sunday of each month. In the meantime - well done to all those involved with the Friends of Grain Costal Park group for being nominated for a Pride in Medway Award!

10 November 2012

Village Voices - November 2012

The November edition of Village Voices (the community magazine for Hoo and Chattenden) is now available to view online. Just click the image below to read the full copy.

Be sure to 'Like' Village Voices when visiting their Facebook page - you'll get lots of updates on local activities.

Visit the Village Voices website by clicking here!

8 November 2012

High Halstow Times - November

Here’s the latest edition of the High Halstow Times. Once again the magazine is packed full of stories, reports and things to do. Just click on the image below to read the full copy.

This month’s edition includes information about the next Christmas Market - taking place at the Recreation Hall this Saturday from 12 noon, a reminder about the very popular ‘Mini Christmas Fayre’ at Memorial Hall (on Sunday 25 November), a report from the High Halstow Cricket Club, promotion of the next Dramarama panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and there's plenty more great features too!

The High Halstow Times is the magazine of High Halstow Parish Council. Take a look at their website by clicking here.

Hoo Craft Fair - this Sunday!

Last month we welcomed the first Craft Fair organised by local Hoo residents Yola Wozniak and Tracey Spellman. The event was held at Hoo Village Institute.

Their next event will take place this Sunday (11th November) from 11am until 4pm, again at Hoo Village Institute. Pop along and have an enjoyable time. You might even manage to pick up some Christmas presents!

I’ll be popping along myself on Sunday, after attending the annual Remembrance service at Hoo St. Werburgh Parish Church.

See you there!

7 November 2012

Allhallows Life - November

The November edition of Allhallows Life is now available. Click the image below to see the full copy.

This month’s edition includes an interesting piece, written by Mitch Peeke, about local military links, details of the Family Christmas Race Night (on Saturday 1 December), a good history feature about Slough Fort Conservation Group, news of the Allhallows Leisure Park ‘Fireworks Night’ (taking place this Saturday - free for Allhallows residents who walk to the site) and much more!

Another really packed edition of Allhallows Life this month, with lots to get involved with - so please take time to read cover to cover!

Allhallows Life is the magazine for Allhallows Parish Council, take a look at their website by clicking here. The magazine also features items from St. Mary Hoo Parish Council, take a look at their website by clicking here.

A musical night in Hoo!

For music lovers everywhere - Hoo is the place to be this Saturday, when there’ll be live music at two venues.

Taggs Coffee Shop and Wine Bar (Church Street, Hoo) will combine their first Mexican food night (a weekly event) with sax-playing Glen Powling, who is all set to dazzle diners with his smooth selection of mellow music.

Glen, pictured above, will begin performing at around 7.30pm. You don’t need a ticket for this event - you just need to be a punter to enjoy the music!

Then, just a short distance down the road, one of the best SKA bands in the country will be performing at The Chequers pub. ‘The Skatonics’ will perform a selection of music, including an impressive catalogue of covers from the likes of The Specials, Madness and Bad Manners! Tickets are £5 and are available from the pub.

Another great musical night in Hoo - enjoy!