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Friday, 21 September 2018

M Pulse Fitness Classes at Upchurch Village Hall






CONTACT: 07518 920098


Mark Browne

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Kent County 6-Bell Striking Competition at St. Mary’s Church, Upchurch

This Saturday the 22nd of September, the bells of St. Mary’s Church, Upchurch will be ringing out for most of the morning.

We are pleased to be hosting the Kent County 6-Bell Striking Competition in which ringers representing 6 districts around the county compete against one another in a bid to be declared the victors in this prestige event.

Sadly Upchurch is not represented, Milton Regis Church is claiming the honour of representing
our district.

We hope you will take the opportunity to listen and enjoy some
top quality ringing.

Find out more about The Kent County Association of Change Ringers at:

Ralph Liddell
On behalf of Upchurch Bell Ringers

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Say No to Doorstep Criminals

Doorstep criminals and rogue traders call on unsuspecting households offering convincing deals to try to get you to agree to having work carried out.

If you accept work from a doorstep criminals or rogue trader you'll likely pay much more than you intended for very poor, unnecessary and sometimes dangerous work.

Doorstep criminals and rogue traders rarely provide paperwork so they can't be traced once they've left your home. Names, addresses and business details are often false and telephone numbers don't get answered. They have no interest in doing work properly, their only concern is getting the cash and disappearing before Trading Standards or the Police can catch up with them.

Protect yourself

To stop doorstep criminals and rogue traders, remember that you must never:

Agree for work on your house or garden by someone who knocks at your door uninvited

Give money to or sign any forms for people who turn up on your doorstep

• Open the door to strangers or allow uninvited callers into your home

• Let somebody take you to the bank to get money for them

Reputable builders, roofers and gardeners do not cold call. If you need a tradesperson contact Kent’s Trading Standards Approved trader scheme Checkatrade on: 03330 146 190 or visit their website for more information at the link here >>

Remember to always get 3 quotes, never pay up front and don’t pay by cash.

If you are buying goods from someone on your doorstep costing more than £42, the law says you have 14 days to change your mind and ask for your money back. This is known as the ‘cooling off’ period.

Never give out your bank details or PIN and never transfer money out of your bank account if asked to do so for ‘security reasons’.

Remember to keep your front and back doors locked. If you are not sure about the caller, no matter how persuasive they are.

Doorstep criminals and rogue traders have been known to return to the homes of people who have previously had poor work carried out, pretending to be a Police or Trading Standards Officers. They will say arrests have been made and a court case is currently in progress. This is when they will ask for money for all sorts of reasons.

Report it

You can report a doorstep criminal, rogue trader or a scam to Trading Standards by contacting the National Citizens Advice Consumer Service Helpline on: 03454 04 05 06 or visit their website at the link here >>

They will send details of your report to Kent County Council Trading Standards on your behalf.

If you feel afraid or threatened by a doorstep caller, phone: 999

For non-urgent calls, phone Kent Police on: 101

Upchurch Matters

Monday, 17 September 2018

Parent Point at Nursery Days, Upchurch

Parent Point is a new FREE and accessible monthly parent, carer and child group held at Nursery Days, Upchurch.

Aimed at working parents and carers who don't get to go to many weekday stay and play sessions, also parents who can't access sessions and groups due to location, transport or other commitments.

The group aims to offer all parents the opportunity to meet up with other families, make friends, play with their children, share information and access helpful ideas and tips in a safe and secure, child friendly environment.

Open to all, the group meets on the 1st Saturday of each month between 10:30am and 12:30pm at The Old School, The Street, Upchurch ME9 7AJ.

The next meeting will be on Saturday 6th October.

Nursery Days welcome all parents, carers and children to the meeting.

For more information Call: 01634 263896 or Email:

Stay up to date on the Facebook page at:

Upchurch Matters

Beating Isolation - 'Friendly Friday Group'

The next Friendly Friday Group meeting is at The Spyglass and Kettle, Woodside, Wigmore, Rainham ME8 0PG on Friday the 28th of September
at 12:30pm

For more information and to book in, please telephone Gayle at the Bluebird Care (Medway) Office on: 01634 780909

Call today - we would love to hear from you!

Gayle Holmes
Office Administrator
Bluebird Care (Medway)

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Part-time Midday Meals Supervisor Vacancy - Holywell Primary School

We are looking for a Midday Supervisor to work for 6.25 hours per week in our village school.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the supervising of pupils during the lunch break.

 promoting their safety and welfare, in accordance with the school’s Health and Safety Policy.

 promoting good standards of behaviour and orderly conduct, in accordance with the school’s Behaviour Policy.

The team of supervisors are responsible for:-

In the hall:

supervising and organising the orderly collecting, eating and clearing of meals.

 helping children with use of cutlery.

 encouraging good table manners.

 supervising orderly departure from the hall.

Supervising the playground (or in bad weather, the classrooms) from 11:55am until 1:10pm.

In the playground:

• visiting all parts of the playground to supervise, encourage and assist constructive, friendly and safe play activities.

• acting where possible to prevent accidents and providing basic first aid or seeking help from a designated first aider, according to the Health and Safety Policy.

• acting where possible to prevent arguments and unkind behaviour and responding to such situations in a fair, firm kind manner according to the Behaviour Policy and our Restorative Justice approach (training will be given)

• organising and supervising orderly entry to the school hall and wiping down tables before the second lunch sitting.

Indoors, in bad weather:

• providing supervision as above, maintaining oversight of all classrooms, and seeking the help of the headteacher/deputising person if an accident or other difficulty prevents supervision.

To be available to attend staff meetings as required.

To maintain a lunchtime incident book.

Holywell Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records Bureau.

Information about the school:

Holywell is a one form entry village primary school situated in the attractive location of Upchurch on the outskirts of Sittingbourne. We pride ourselves on knowing our children well and providing an environment in which they can flourish. Our Governors and Parents are extremely supportive and keen to be involved. Our children enjoy coming to school and are a delight to teach. We have high expectations within a supportive and positive community where every child really does matter. Holywell is a school that knows itself well and is on an exciting journey towards outstanding.

 App Close Date: 28/09/2018 at 12:00
• Interviews: Week commencing 8th October

Job Contact Information:

Mrs Tracey Snellings
School Business Manager
Holywell Primary School
Address: Forge Lane, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7AE
Telephone: 01634 388416 Ext: 3