English Festival and Focus on Rainham

It was an amazing day at the English Festival down at Riverside Country Park on Saturday. The turnout was huge (perhaps best ever) and the activities, stalls and entertainment were enjoyed by all in the warm spring sunshine. It was also wonderful to bump into so many familiar faces, and Martin particularly enjoyed stepping in for the Mayoress to help the Mayor judge the Town Crier competition. We congratulate all the Medway Council staff who made it such a great day for all.

A reminder of the Focus on Rainham community festival, which is due to take place on Saturday 18th May between 10.30am and 4.30pm. We are once again inviting horticultural traders, who are very much looking forward to it, and Team Extreme will once again host the wheel park. New for this year, alongside the wheel park, will be a bike activity that the whole family can join in on from around 3yrs old. Also new this year will be a big top where you’ll be able to watch aerial and tight wire displays (then have a go yourself!) as well as have a go at juggling and other floor based circus activities. They’ll be a craft tent, food and drink stalls, including the lovely WI tea tent, live music on the bandstand, and information stalls about local groups and Council services.

All these events form part of the Council's programme of over 30 free festivals a year across Medway.

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News Archive

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English Festival and Focus on Rainham

One of 30 free events provided by Medway Council

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Help Save the Lower Rainham / Twydall Farmland from Development

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Riverside Primary School Expansion

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New Strimmer for Berengrave Allotments

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Bench Dedicated to Late Cllr Mike O'Brien

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New School Places at Riverside School

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