Friday, March 27, 2009

Kingfisher School 2

This is myself, Cllr Pat Gulvin and Alison Brightman who is a member of staff for Kingfisher School. It was Alison who originally contacted me asking for a little help in some funding for the allotment idea for the school. Pat and I were only too glad to help with a contribution from ward funds of just over £900 in total in two installments. This combined with the voluntary help (as described in an earlier story) has ended up with a very good result for the school.
This just adds to other very worthwhile projects that the school produce throughout the year making it a real asset to Princes Park and the wider community.
posted by matt bright.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


These two lovely letters were given to Matt and I at Kingfisher School at the opening of the allotment. It was such a a really nice thought. As I said before the children made us feel so welcome. This is the really best side of being a local councillor.

posted by Pat

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kingfisher Allotment

Matt and I were invited along to Kingfisher school yesterday. It was for the official opening of the schools allotment. As with every occasion we were made very welcome. There is always such a lovely atmosphere there. The children sang a song for us. I am a great big softy and I find young voices so very moving.

Matt and I made a contribution to the project from our ward funds. They have been very careful with money and used recycled materials where possible. Some of the paving and bricks came from where the school had been altered when the Sure Start was introduced. The allotment is great thing for the children. They can watch the plants grow and eat the produce at the end. This will introduce them to fresh fruit and vegetable fresh from the ground. You have to admit the sweetest runner beans you can have are ones eaten straight from the plant still warm from the sun. I wish the children all success with their project and am looking forward to going along later in the year to see how they are getting on.

posted by Pat

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Brian Mooney (Safety Community Officer) and I went litter picking this morning. We can see the difference, but there is still more to do. Brian and I have arranged to meet up once every three weeks to do this. What I am asking is for people to come and help. If we can do five large bags just imagine how much we could do with a little bit of help. So if you can spare a little time please get in contact. We will even let you choose where we go.
If you cannot make the date we have arranged I am willing to go out with a group on another day. So PLEASE help me to get Princes Park up to the standard we would like.
Posted by Pat

Potter’s tales spring to life on Chatham stage
Magical adventures are in store for young children as Peter Rabbit and friends come to The Central Theatre in Chatham on Saturday 21 March.
Part of a major UK tour, this brand new production features a specially commissioned script based around Beatrix Potter’s classic Peter Rabbit books, and narrated by Barbara D’Alterio in the role of the famous author and illustrator. The emphasis will be firmly on fun and audience participation as a host of colourful costumed characters including Benjamin Bunny, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck take the audience through the forest to Mr. McGregor’s garden –the one place Peter was told not to go.
The show’s producers, Premier Stage Productions have been touring children’s theatre across the UK since 1997. With the addition of new songs and a backdrop of beautiful scenery, their aim is to bring the famous books to life in a new an exciting way that will delight audiences of all ages.
The Tales of Peter Rabbit begins at 2.30pm and tickets cost £8 for adults, £7 for children, with a family ticket (two adults, two children) £28. To book contact the box office on 01634 338338 or visit

Friday, March 06, 2009

March 2009 Surgery

The March Saturday surgery will be held tomorrow at the Church of Christ the King in Dove Close.
Cllr Gulvin will be there in attendance to answer any local issues between 10-11am.
No appointment is necessary.
posted by matt bright.

New Planning Applications

Here is the latest planning application for the Princes Park ward.

Lordswood Lane

posted by matt bright.