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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Join The Big Conversation - Have Your Say on the Future of Rural Transport - Public Meeting at UKP Leisure, Sittingbourne

Join 'The Big Conversation' at an important public meeting on Wednesday 18th July at UKP Leisure, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne ME10 4DE between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

KCC are inviting the public to give their views on the future of rural transport at 11 public meetings held across the county over the next 2 months.

New UBER style - mobile app and smaller feeder bus services could become more common, making it more likely rural bus services like ours will change again as a result of KCC's current consultation on how best to operate their rural transport services throughout the county.

The current Chalkwell 326 and 327 bus services are essential to passengers in the villages who don't drive but need to access GP, hospital and other public services in Sittingbourne and Medway.

If you are unable to make it to one of the remaining public meetings, don't worry you can still have your say via the online questionnaire at the link here >>

The consultation is open until Wednesday 8th August 2018.

Don't miss this opportunity to have your say on the future of rural transport in Kent.

Upchurch Matters

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Thank You from the Village Hall Management Committee

Thank you so very much

Upchurch Village Hall Management Committee would like to thank, Terry's The Green Grocer for (£50.00 book sales) Jan Lacy - UpARA for (£88.50 Village Fete) the WI Knitters for (£86.00 Village Fete) and The BarnYard who gave away a cream tea, raffled by the Knitters
(£159.00 Village Fete).

All these generous donations will be used for the new project the Village Hall Management Committee are undertaking, more details will follow soon...

John Tutt
Upchurch Village Hall Management Committee

Report Online - The Easy Way to Report Crime

Did you know you can report crime online?

It's the easy way to report crime.

Posting about a crime on social media isn't the same as reporting it to Kent Police through the proper channels.

It's harder for the Police to act on something that hasn't been reported properly.

Officers are sometimes moved to cover other areas of the borough where more crime has been reported.

Please make sure you report crime properly.

Don't assume Kent Police have seen your Facebook post.

In an emergency - Dial 999
In non-emergency situations - Dial 101
Or go to:

Upchurch Matters


Friday, 13 July 2018

Try Angle Awards 2018 - Recognising the Efforts & Achievements of Young People in Our Community

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Do you know a young person who really does TRY to do their best?

The Try Angle Awards were introduced in 1994 to raise the profile of people aged between 11 and 18 or who are special needs aged up to 25 in the community who really TRY, often with little recognition, to do their best.

Every young person nominated is recognised for their nomination, panels will select district finalists in each category and the overall 24 Spirit Finalists will be invited to the Spirit of Try Angle County final in November. All nominees receive a Try Angle certificate in recognition of their nomination.

Nomination categories

Recognising personal achievement in arts, in any form.

Recognising personal achievement in music, in any form.

Sport or outdoor activities
Recognising personal achievement in a sport or outdoor activity, demonstrating sportsmanship, fair play and commitment.

Community action
An award to recognise the contribution made to the community or in such initiatives as school councils, youth forums charities or environmental projects.

Good friends and young carers
Recognising those who spend time being a good friend or carer to another in their family or local community.

Personal development
An award recognising special achievement in education, training or other activities not covered in other categories.

Recognising acts of courage displayed in coping bravely with illness or other adversity.

Positive intervention
An award to recognise an intervention where an individual or group has prevented harm, bullying, discrimination or damage.

Nominations are OPEN NOW online at:

Closing date is Wednesday the 1st of August.

For further information or any queries call: 03000 42 14 06 or
Try Angle Foundation Charity No: 1098547.

Upchurch Matters

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Emergency Road Closure - School Lane, Iwade

It has been necessary to close School Lane, Iwade from 10th July 2018 for up to 3 Days.

The road will be closed from outside Orchard Farm.

The alternative route is via Basser Hill - Raspberry Hill Lane - Old Ferry Road - The Street - School Lane.
This is to enable works to repair a mains Leak to be carried out by Clancy Docwra.

The Kent County Council Highways Helpline phone number is: 03000 418181

For details of roadworks, please see:

Kent County Council - Highways, Transportation & Waste

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Upchurch Best Kept Garden 2018

Last year's winners in the 'Hanging Baskets and Container Garden Category' were Margaret and Maurice Smith for their beautifully presented garden at 97 Beckenham Park.
All gardens in the Parish that can be viewed from the front of your home will be judged on Saturday the 21st of July 2018.
The judging takes place without interviews with the occupants - so if you are shopping or on holiday your garden will still be judged!

Prizes are awarded for the following 3 categories:

• Flowers and Shrubs
• Small Garden
• Hanging Baskets and Container Garden

    The Overall Winner will look after the Barbara Webb Memorial Rose Bowl for 1 year.

    Prizes for the above along with highly commended certificates will be presented around 3:30pm at the Upchurch Horticultural Society - September Show, taking place on Saturday the 15th at Peter Boakes 97 Chaffes Lane, Upchurch.

    This year's 1st Prize is for 'High Tea' for 4 people at The BarnYard, Upchurch who have kindly sponsored this year's competition again.

    Please see their menu below:

    The BarnYard, Oak Lane, Upchurch. Tel: 01634 235059. Website:

    Chairman Tyrone Ripley: 07702 222093 Email:

    On behalf of Upchurch Parish Council and Upchurch Horticultural Society.