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Friday, 23 August 2019

Bank Holiday Discount at Chatham Bowl

Chatham Bowl is offering you an AWESOME offer this
Bank Holiday Weekend


T&C: Must be pre-booked / Valid from 23/08 - 26/08

Doesn't include drink.

to book

Sewing Club, Shorncliffe - Starting Friday 13th September 2019

Sandgate Sea and Food Festival - Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019

Plus a fireworks display on Saturday 24th August
Details on the Facebook Page 

A range of food, lots of music topped off with a dash of wonderful fireworks as we light the fire beacon near Sir John Moore memorial. Sunday along Granville Parade there will be refreshments, stalls, entertainment, Punch and Judy, raft races and displays and a myriad of activities to entertain the family.

Keep an eye on the Facebook Page 

Indoor Curling and Bowls (and Other Games) at the Lampard Centre - Tuesday 27th August 2019

Kent Life: Ice Cream Festival - Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019

This is the 4th Annual Ice Cream Festival at Kent Life. 

It's sure to tickle the tastebuds - try and buy plenty of ice cream flavours, enjoy sweet treats, listen to live music, watch traditional Punch & Judy shows and soak up the fabulous atmosphere. You can still experience all your Kent Life favourite activities too!

Adult £9.95
Child (3-15) £8.25
Concession £8.95
Family (2+2) £32.95
Kent Life Members FREE

Book online and save 10%

For further information, see the website or Facebook Page 

Monthly Housing Surgery, Lampard Centre - Wednesday 28th August 2019, 10am till 11am

The monthly housing surgery is held on the last WEDNESDAY of each month (excluding December) between 10am and 11am at the Lampard Centre.  The next scheduled surgery is Wednesday 28th August.

It is chaired by Nick Harris, Chatham Asst UWO and attended by representatives from Amey, DIO,  Chatham HIVE and MOD Police.

No appointment necessary. Just drop in to discuss any accommodation issues that you have.

Alternatively, the local Amey Customer Service Desk in Garden Street is open every morning Monday to Friday.  Please note that the local Amey rep is away until 4th September 2019.

Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Friday 9.30am - 11.30am

ABF: Behind the Scenes at the Palace of Westminster - Wednesday 18th September 2019, 6.45pm till 8.30pm

Join ABF for a talk by former Black Rod Lieutenant General David Leakey CMG CVO CBE.

General David Leakey, recently retired as Black Rod, will give a fascinating and amusing insight into the history and the role of Black Rod, which as he will show, is more than just the ceremonial role at the State Opening of Parliament. He reveals a good deal of the goings-on behind the scenes in the Parliamentary corridors.

CLICK HERE for more details

ABF: Charity Golf Day, The Neville Golf Club, Tunbridge Wells - Friday 20th September 2019

To access the application form

The Forces Families Jobs Site Launches in September 2019

AFF will be launching a new tri-service online platform called 'Forces Families Jobs' (FFJ). On this platform families will be able to search and apply for jobs solely from employers that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. This will give the families some reassurance that the employer will have an understanding of Service life. The site will also offer free, or discounted training for Service families. With over 200 employers already signed up for FFJ, this project that will aid spousal employment.

New Secondary School Advice

It may seem like yesterday that your child started primary school, but now secondary is looming. 

You may worry about choosing the right school, how you can help your child prepare and how to help them get the most out of secondary school. 

CLICK HERE for a useful booklet full of advice and tips.  It also includes some useful contacts if your child needs some support with the transition.