MEET YOUR NEW SWING BRIDGE

This is the first drawing of the new SWING BRIDGE, that has been issued by KCC as part of a public consultation by the Marine Management Organisation. The details of this consultation can be seen at the Faversham Library.

By kind permission of KCC

By kind permission of KCC

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NAUTICAL FESTIVAL 4TH – 5TH JULY

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Swing the Bridge collection through GIVEY.com

We’ve been asked why our Swing-the-Bridge page on Givey.com is showing only £10,000 as our target – when in fact the total target £125k! That’s because we thought that people would like to give online (including Gift Aid if possible) and the £10k challenge was achievable for people giving small amounts, or little and often.

Of course, we are also fundraising with Events, approaching Trusts and Organisations, and other Major Donors, to reach the big total. Progress so far is excellent, with widespread support, £40,000 in cash received and a further £30,000 in pledges. That leaves just £55,000 to go!

So Please help us today! Don’t leave it for later…. go to http://www.givey.com/swingthebridge  – and thank you! Every single pound and penny counts!

NEW SWING THE BRIDGE POSTER

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Faversham Business Partnership visits the Purifier

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On Thursday night, 30 members of the Faversham Business Partnership visited the Purifier for a presentation about what the Trust is doing, and an opportunity to develop better links between the Trust and the other Businesses in the Town.IMG_2029

Chris Wright welcomed everyone with a short history of the Trust, our aims for the Basin, and why we are collecting funds for the Swing Bridge.

Chris Bichard talked about the need for better networking within the Town amongst all the businesses and organisations with an interest in developing the Town. IMG_2035

Brian Pain described the Apprentice Scheme and showed what they would be building, a replica of the Mayhi.

Events FCT will participate in this Summer

Mon 1st June   Swing the Bridge Dinner at India Royal [by ticket]

Sun 7 June   Antiques Market Stall

S-S 13-14 June  Magna Carta Weekend      Market Stall and

                         Graveney Boat Replica on Display

Fri 19 June    Market Stall

Fri 26 June Quiz Night at United Reform Church 7pm

S-S 4-5 July Faversham Nautical Festival [KSA Event]

S-S 4-5 July Purification Art Exhibition in the Purifier

S-S 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19 July Purifier open to public. [Fav Soc Open House]

Sat 18 July   Swing the Bridge Dinner at the Brents Tavern   [by ticket]

Sun 19 July Annual Dinghy Race in the Basin.

Sat 25 July    Market Stall

Sat 1st Aug Fleur Singers at the Purifier

S-S 5-6 Sept Purifier open to public during the Hop Festival

TALK at the FLEUR Thursday 21st

TALKS ON SPRING EVENINGS AT THE FLEUR

THE STORY OF FAVERSHAM CREEK  IN TEN OBJECTS

BY DR PAT REID

THURSDAY 21 MAY 2015 at 7 for 7.30 pm
The Fleur Hall, Gatefield Lane

Faversham has a very long and fascinating history. This is a special year for our town, with the Magna Carta 800 celebrations.

Our history stretches back centuries before the Magna Carta, as well as centuries after it. Our town was first settled around the Creek, and our maritime heritage is still a significant influence on the whole town.

Join us for a swift journey through time, as Dr Pat Reid shows us ten objects which tell something important about the story of Faversham Creek.

Whilst Admission is free – and Refreshments are available, we rely on donations to cover the cost of the hall and refreshments. as well as raise some funds for the Trust.

At present, as you may know, we are raising funds for the balance of the outstanding capital required to ensure that the replacement Bridge will be an OPENING BRIDGE.