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Monday, 21 May 2018

Number Plate Stolen, Upchurch - Golf Clubs and Blue Badge Stolen, Newington

Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch Ward

Crime Number: XY/029214/18

Between 9:30am and 1:00pm on Wednesday the 16th of May, number plate: EX57 DJU was stolen from a blue Peugeot in Oak Lane, Upchurch.

Crime Number: XY/029211/18

On Thursday the 17th of May, a tailor-made golf bag and a set of clubs, with range finder were stolen from a van at Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club, Wormdale Hill, Newington.

Crime Number: XY/029714/18

Between Wednesday the 16th and Monday the 21st of May, a disabled person’s blue badge was stolen from a car in Playstool Close, Newington.
If you have any information that could help investigators please contact Kent Police on telephone number 101 and quote the relevant crime number above.

For more information on crime prevention visit:

Kent Community Messaging

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Royal Wedding Street Party in Marstan Close

Thank you to Mandy Brackstone for sharing her pictures of the Royal Wedding Street Party in Marstan Close on Saturday the 20th of May 2018.

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Upchurch Matters

Thank You from the Village Hall Management Committee

The Village Hall Management Committee would like to thank
Robbie Sketchley Kent Trade Frames Ltd ).

He replaced free of charge the guttering that had been vandalised at the rear of the Hall.

Also thank you to Peter Freeman who has kindly cut the grass at the front of the Hall.


John Tutt - Upchurch Village Hall Management Committee

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Co-op Membership Local Community Fund - Vote Now to Pick the Upchurch Store’s Next 3 Local Causes

Upchurch Store manager David would like residents to pick 3 out of the 4 causes that have applied to be in the next round of funding from the Co-op Membership Local Community Fund.

When the voting ends, we'll give David the results. The 3 causes with the most votes will be chosen as the Upchurch Store's next 3 local causes.

The 4 causes that have applied this time are:

Upchurch Village Hall

Project summary
Replacement of the 56 year old Village Hall floor.

About the project
Accept the quotation we have received, amended, if necessary, to an up-to-date calculation of costs.

How it benefits the community
The Village Hall is a vital hub of village life. The organisations, groups and clubs using range across a whole spectrum of ages, class and interests. It is is also used to for wedding receptions, birthday parties and other celebrations. The provision of a new floor is essential to make the Hall aesthetically and practically pleasing.

Upchurch Scout Group

Project summary
We want to build a climbing wall at the Scout Hut.

About the project
Build a wall of foot and handholds to create a low climbing wall. This means buying all the equipment and accessories such as foot holds, hand holds, bolts and soft matting.

How it benefits the community
This enables young people to have a go at a sporting activity that not many get the chance to do. It encourages teamwork, gives confidence, encourages physical activity, gives opportunities to young people to encourage good use of time, gets the youngsters outside, creates a sense of achievement, a feeling of wellbeing with all the encouragement that others provide to help them achieve.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children 

Project summary
To provide vital care to seriously and terminally ill children and their loved ones.

About the project
Demelza provides vital care to seriously and terminally ill children and their loved ones, the funds from the Co-op Community Fund will help us to continue to provide this care. Art Therapy and Music Therapy form a major part of our care; helping to provide emotional well-being, enabling emotions which are too difficult to put into words to be expressed through art, music and play. 

How it benefits the community
The project enables children and their families to come together with others to express their emotions either individually or as a part of a group. Creative therapies provide a confidential space for children and adults to explore feelings and express emotions.

Parents and Friends of Holywell School (PFHS)

Project summary
To build a canopy over the area outside of Richmond class (Year 1), to allow for outside learning in all weathers.

About the project
We would like to build a wooden canopy, to create an all weather learning environment for our year 1 class. Tanalised wooden posts will have to be cemented into the existing paved area and the roof will be made from UV protection polycarbonate.

How it benefits the community
As well extending the learning environment for the children attending the school; the shelter will also be used during community events at the school, for example the Upchurch Community Sports Day. This project will help develop the children’s love of the outdoors and their raise their awareness for caring for the environment, while enhancing the school for future generations.

Please vote in the Poll below - Thank you

Please Note: Voting closes at 12:00pm on Monday 21st of May

You can vote for more than one cause.
Please visit the link below to vote if you are unable to see the Poll in your Email version of this post, Link >>

Co-op membership - Earn rewards for you and your community

How the fund works

The Co-op Membership Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference.

The Co-op has now raised more than £29.55 million for UK causes and £7,693 for causes near Upchurch.

1% to the Local Community Fund

As a member, every time you shop at the Co-op, they give 1% of what you spend on their products to community projects selected by Co‑op stores near your home.

You can choose which cause your own 1% goes to. If you don't select a cause, it's added to the money raised from shopping bag sales and shared out between the causes of your nearest Co‑op. New causes are chosen every 12 months.

5% for you

When you buy selected products and services from Co-op Group businesses, including their food stores and funeral homes, they’ll put 5% of what you spend into your Co-op Membership account.

Become a Co-op member

Upchurch Matters

Sittingbourne Photographic Society Exhibition at Sittingbourne Library

Sittingbourne Photographic Society currently has an exhibition of members images running at Sittingbourne Library, Central Avenue ME10 4AH.

The exhibition is on now until Saturday the 30th of June 2018 and prints will be regularly changed. There will also be a tri-fold leaflet available to provide more details about the Society.

Sittingbourne Photographic Society has been running in various venues throughout the town for 40 years. The Society aims to promote photography in all aspects of the art through regular meetings throughout the year, with lectures, competitions, exhibitions, practical workshops, and outings.

Meetings are held every Wednesday (September - May) at 7:45pm at Phoenix Hall, Phoenix House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4BX.

If you are interested in photography, looking at nice images and are keen to see what Sittingbourne Photographic Society are all about, head over to Sittingbourne Library to enjoy their work!

For general enquiries, please Email Anita at:
More about Sittingbourne Photographic Society on their website:
Sittingbourne Library details:

Chris Reynolds - Sittingbourne Photographic Society

Enjoy the Countryside Responsibly with your Dog

The NFU has joined forces with The Kennel Club to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress free for both pet dogs and farm animals. The new partnership aims to help dog owners enjoy the UK’s landscapes while avoiding causing unintentional injury or distress to sheep and cattle.

Government figures show that dogs are taken on half of all countryside visits, and in the vast majority of cases these walks are problem free for dog owners and farmers alike.

It is important for dog owners to be aware of the need to put their dog on a lead at certain times and to always pick up their dog’s waste on farmland, to make sure that everyone can continue enjoying the countryside safely.

Love Your Countryside ♥️

Upchurch Matters