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Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas & New Year at The Crown

Christmas Eve
Party with a Disco & Karaoke - 8 pm to 12 am

New Year's Eve
Party with a Disco & Supper - 9 pm to 1 ish

Annmarie - The Crown
Tel: 01634 233896

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Temporary Road Closures - Oak Lane

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Temporary Road Closures - Oak Lane, Upchurch
Sundays 18th and 25th January 2015

Sunday closures of part of Oak Lane, Upchurch are planned for 18th January and 25th January 2015 between 9:00am and 4:00pm each day.

Oak Lane will be closed between the junctions with Bishop Lane and Chaffe's Lane (i.e. between the Doctors Surgery and the Post Office) with no through access.

The alternative routes are via: Wallbridge Lane, Horsham Lane, Horsham Hill or Bishop Lane, Chaffe's Lane and Church Farm Road.

Access will be maintained whenever it is safe to do so, but there are likely to be some delays and certain times when this is not possible, due to the nature of the works and the use of machinery.

Waiting will be prohibited on Oak Lane, between the junctions with Bishop Lane and Chaffe's Lane, to the extent indicated by No Waiting signage and traffic cones on site.

The closures are to enable safe access to underground structures for phone cabling works being carried out by Openreach.

For details of roadworks, please see:

Phil Lightman
Road Closures Co-ordinator, East Kent Division 
KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste, Ashford Highway Depot, Javelin Way, Ashford TN24 8AD

Monday, 15 December 2014

Swale Community Safety Partnership - Have Your Voice Heard

Swale Community Safety Partnership are currently seeking the views of local residents on community safety issues within their area.

Tell us what matters to you?

The Swale Community Safety Partnership (CSP) brings together the police, councils and local authorities to more effectively and efficiently deal with crime & anti-social behaviour here in Swale.

Now here’s where you come in. To help establish where you would like us to focus our efforts, we would like to know what is important to you. Whether you want more attention to be paid to anti-social behaviour, burglary or deliberate fires your voice should be heard.

Please complete our questionnaire at: to tell us what your top 3 priorities for us to tackle are or whether you think we are already doing a good job. Your views are vital to help us to decide how to target our resources to make Swale a safer place.

The deadline for responses is Friday 12 January 2015.

Stephanie Curtis
Safer and Stronger Communities Officer
Swale Borough Council

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Entertainment at The Three Sisters

Friday December 12th
Singer Lisa Mills

Friday December 19th
Singer Jamie from Talk of the Town

Saturday December 20th
Christmas Carols by Candlelight
led by our own Minister Will
Get into the Christmas spirit with an evening of
Christmas nostalgia, mulled wine, log fire and
lot of sparkle to warm everybody's heart.
Children and everyone are welcome.
Song sheets will be available on the night.

Christmas Eve Wednesday December 24th
Karaoke with the Fabulous Luke

New Year's Eve Wednesday December 31st
New Year Karaoke with G & S

Sally & George

Telephone: 01634 231991

Otterham Quay Lane, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8QR

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Upchurch Parish Council - Vacancy for Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer


Upchurch Parish Council wishes to appoint a Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer with effect from January 2015.

The role responsibilities include:

Preparing agendas and minutes for monthly evening council meetings (usually first Thursday of a month); attending and recording ad hoc meetings; managing budgets and preparing annual precept submissions; arranging annual audits; HMRC / Payroll administration; administrative duties such as emails, phone calls and general correspondence; managing external contractors; managing the parish burial ground and allotments; updating the website and being custodian of all parish documentation and relevant paperwork.

The pay is set nationally and starts at spinal column point 15 at £8.42p per hour rising to spinal column 21 which is £10.04 per hour, as a guide our current Clerk works for 50hrs per month. Hours are flexible. Holiday and sickness entitlement are pro-rata according to the hours worked.

The clerk is required to work from home with adequate provision for office facilities. Equipment such as printer, stationery and laptop will be provided and payment will be made towards office overheads.

The successful applicant will have the following attributes:

· Self motivation with an ability to work on their own
· Strong financial awareness, knowledge of a financial package an advantage
(Scribe is the package used by the council)
· Willingness to learn and attend training courses
· Discretion
· Organisational and administrational skills
· Flexibility / adaptability
· Interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
· Neutrality when recording council business

Knowledge of local government procedures would be a benefit.

The closing date for this application is Friday 19th December and interviews will take place with the chairman, vice chairman and one other councillor. The start date for the successful candidate will be 5th January 2015.

Please apply by sending a CV and brief supporting letter explaining how you meet the requirements to the Chairman, either by emailing: or via post to 1, Jubilee Field, Upchurch, Kent ME9 7AQ

Sara Tucker
Chairman Upchurch Parish Council