Apprenticeships Now

A while ago, Countrywide Productions produced a film about the wide variety of apprenticeships available to young people and how they represented an increasingly popular alternative to university. This film was well received by a wide group of community representatives when it was premiered on the SB Repertor.

The link below shows a series of tasters of the film with comments from businesses  running the schemes, including local boatbuilder Alan Staley, and the apprentices themselves.  Importantly, it must be pointed out that these schemes are not confined to crafts and physical skills, and now cover a wide range of activities including administration and digital technology.

http://www.cwideprods.co.uk/tag/why-I-chose-the-apprentice-route/

In addition there is the scheme running in the Purifier, building a replica of the 24ft yacht Mayhi.  This is a longstanding scheme, now directly linked to another in Cornwall, with whom it is hoped that there will be an exchange of apprentices; more on that in another post.

Now that the Referendum has agreed the Creek Neighbourhood Plan, which will in turn guarantee the remaining funding  for the Swing Bridge to be made available by Swale Borough Council, then the opening of the Bridge will enable craft to be brought into the Basin and made available for apprentices to work on.

In 2018, the Basin will start to come back to life and become an asset for the Town instead of an eyesore of dereliction.

Thanks must be given to all the many people who have worked hard over the years to make this happen; these include community leaders, private donors, volunteers and community group representatives.

This Trust will continue to play its part representing the many people who want to see Faversham’s maritime heritage restored for the benefit of the whole community.

Latest News

Our skiff gets her livery!

Here is St Ayles Skiff no 249 getting her livery – the Creek Trust logo – skilfully applied by local sign-writer (and stone carver) Clive Sherwood from West Street. We are still waiting to arrange her launch-date. Thanks to Jude...


St Ayles Skiffs

The St Ayles Skiffs is the latest boat-building project which the Creek Trust is pleased to help promote.  Alan Thorne, the boatbuilder based in our Purifier Building – is working with community organiser Jude Caryer to get these beautiful sea-going...


Faversham Swing Bridge

On Friday 26 March Helen Whately MP brought together representatives from Kent County Council, Faversham Town Council, the Faversham Society and the Faversham Creek Trust to discuss progress since their last meeting on 27 November 2020. After Helen opened the...


Faversham Safari 2021

The Safari has run for 8 years as a community fundraising event for the Trust. This year it will be on Sunday 1st August. If you would like to take part – either selling your stuff, or visiting stalls around...


Get Involved

The Faversham Creek Trust has strength and credibility because it has members. Our members are very important to us.

Join Today
Faversham Creek Trust