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The River Medway in 1935


Remember the Sixties Quiz Saturday 22nd October




Mac’s funeral is 3.20 Friday 30th at Charing Crematorium and afterwards at the Anchor in Abbey St.

Mac was most recently skipper of the Lady of the Lea, kept at Faversham, but he had spent his life as a skipper of many different craft- he skippered SB Felix out of St Katherine’s Dock during the 1980s, he sailed the Morayshire (now under restoration on Iron Wharf) around the coast of Scotland in the late 80s and 90s, and many other traditional craft. He worked on Standard Quay when it was a working boatyard. Mac died aged 64 on board his beloved Markie moored in Oare Creek.

The KSA have have placed a memorial bench at the Anchor, Mac’s favourite meeting place.

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!