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Neighbourhood Plan Judicial Review to proceed.

The owners of Swan Quay have been granted permission for judicial review of the Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan. They had applied for permission on three legal grounds, two of which were rejected. But one was allowed to go forward to judicial review: that the examiner and Swale Borough Council acted ultra vires (ie, beyond what they are legally allowed to do) in making the modifications which the examiner said were necessary to meet the basic conditions for neighbourhood plans.

Assuming that Swale Borough Council intends to defend its case, which it has previously said it would do, both sides have up to 35 days in which to prepare their submissions. The judicial review should then take place within 10 weeks. So probably 3-4 months altogether.

The judicial review will not be a re-examination of the plan. A decision will be based purely on the legal process concerning the final submission and examination.


Annual Barn Dance 30 Sept

and don’t forget the Fringe at the Purifier

Prose at the Purifier
Friday 2nd September

7.00pm – Prose at the Purifier presents two rehearsed readings of new plays by local writers: Naked Ambition / Butterscotch
9.30pm – Prose at the Purifier presents rehearsed readings of new plays by local writers: Risk Assessment / Swifts / A Pocketful of Sunshine

Saturday 3rd September

6.30pm – Double Bill: From Psychosis to Anthesis / To Criticise a Life
8.00pm – Poetry from Nancy Charley, Water-Watcher
9.30pm – The Working-Class Poet: Tales From an Underdog Perspective

Book tickets for HopFestFringe .here
This is the first Faversham Hop Festival Fringe, celebrating theatre, comedy and performance arts in the Arden Theatre and The Purifier Building adjacent to Morrison’s over the weekend of Faversham’s Hop Festival. The shows are listed in full detail on our What’s On page.

If you fancy helping in out in any capacity please let us know! We’re doing this purely for the fun of it, so any and all help gratefully received. Contact us on

The Purifier Respite Cafe open during the Hops Festival

The Purifier Respite Cafe will be open 3rd &4th from 11:00 – 5pm.

Coffee tea, and soft drinks, together with cakes, brownies, and cookies will be available for a donation.

Mark the Oyster Man will be there with his yummy shellfish, and we may be visited by the occasional wandering gentle musician or two.

The Respite Cafe is free of beer and loud music!


Are you going on Safari tomorrow



Do the Faversham Safari Sunday 7th August

Safari 2016

The Faversham Creek Trust entertains The Mayor

Thirty guests came to the Faversham Creek Trust Charity Lunch to learn about the Trust and what it is doing for Faversham.
They were given guided tours and saw the two boats being built, one under the apprentice scheme run by Simon Grillet and the other in preparation for the Trust’s enterprising ‘Boat Camp’ project for young people run by Alan Thorne.IMG_0365
The lunch was held by the FCT as part of the Mayors’, Mrs Shiel Campbell, wonderful support for the Trust as her principal charity for the year. Also present was a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Barry Duffield.IMG_0377
The Chairman, Mrs Sue Akhurst, addressed the gathering emphasising the Trust’s objectives of conservation and regeneration of Faversham’s maritime heritage and the training and education of young people to give them skills, especially maritime and shipwrighting skills, to help them gain employment.IMG_0367
An excellent lunch was provided by Jenny Glenesk ( Creative Catering – ), Kim Barnicott ( very kindly donated the flowers and Peter Smith ( ) photographed the proceedings.IMG_0361