A town proud of its maritime heritage…..
Whitstable Maritime invites everyone to come and share in the fun of Harbour Day on 11th August as the town celebrates its connections with the sea, past, present and future.
From 10.30 in the morning, the harbour quays will be packed with stalls, there is a full day’s programme of live music and drama on the stage, and craft old and new will be mooring in the basin. Over 250 volunteers will be helping visitors enjoy this annual maritime festival – and it is all free!
Visitors will be able to clamber aboard the Border Force cutter, the In-shore Fisheries patrol boat, a cargo vessel, and the lifeboat. Barges and smacks, some over a hundred years old, will race against each other oﬀ-shore before returning to harbour.
The stalls will reﬂect local maritime themes: from sea-food to family histories; from plastic pollu-tion to sea-defences; from sea-rescue to coastal walks; from boat-restoration to harbour rail-ways; from marine archaeology to coastal gardening; from marine conservation to yatching.
Children of all ages will be able to navigate beautiful radio-controlled models of many of the local craft in a large pool and try their hand at rope-making before riding along the quay on a small-scale steam engine.
Resident traders will be providing a range of food and drinks as well as gifts and collectables and local artists will oﬀer everyone an opportunity to be creative.
It is truly a great day out for the family.
Whitstable Maritime is proud to present:
2017 Harbour Day
Saturday 5th August
10.30 am to 4.30 pm
On Harbour Day you can visit over 30 stalls celebrating Whitstable’s connections with the sea: past, present and future.
Boat-building, lifeboats, model boats, sea trips, raft racing, a model railway, creative art workshops, coastal gardening, children’s drama, oral history, coastal walks, bird-watching, live music, and a barge/smack race offer a full day of activities and entertainment for all of the family.
While there are food, drink and craft stalls for all tastes.
Do not miss the barge/smack race starting at mid-day
Our fundraising efforts together with the Oval Preservation Community Group continue apace for the Oval Judicial Review scheduled for 13th to 15th December.
The next significant event is another Grand Quiz, raffle, auction and supper on Friday 25th November, as detailed below. Continue reading “Grand Quiz Fundraising Event 25th Nov 2016”
Whether or not you will be attending one of the public consultations (the next is on Friday the 27th May) you may find the following presentation of interest – click on the following image for the full document …
A new date has been added to this consultation and will be held at Whitstable Castle on Friday 27 May, 4-6pm and 7-9pm.
Please note that despite being advertised as an exhibition, this is a presentation, so members wishing to attend should aim to get to the Castle at either 4.00 pm or 7.00 pm.
We will be discussing this at our next meeting on May 18th. The consultation opens online with a hard copy being made available at the Harbour on the 13th May.
There will be a PUBLIC MEETING: ‘What future 4 Kent’s libraries?’ in Whitstable on FRIDAY 15th May (10.30am to 12 Noon).
It will be at St Peters Church in Sydenham Street and all Kent’s library users/supporters are invited.
Author & Library Campaigner, Alan Gibbons, will be the guest speaker. KCC Leader, Paul Carter, has been invited to send a representative. Free including tea/coffee.
This will be an opportunity to share library stories and have a say in what should happen next now that the KCC consultation and the ‘Save our public libraries’ petition have closed and we await responses from Kent County Council.
Please invite friends and contacts from across Kent – this is a whole-county issue in which Whitstable has played a leading role.
Hustings election meeting for Gorrell Ward (incl. the old Harbour Ward) at 6.30 PM on Friday 24th April at St Johns, the Methodist Church in Argyle Rd
(see Hustings 2015 for a list of Candidates.)
The Whitstable Society will host a ward hustings for Gorrell Ward at 6.30 PM on Friday 24th April at St Johns, the Methodist Church in Argyle Rd.
Gorrell Ward is the combination of most of the old Gorrell Ward and the now defunct Harbour Ward. This may be the first ever ward hustings in Whitstable.
All parties are attending , with about 15 candidates in total: UKIP, Greens, Lib Dems , Conservatives , Labour, the Trade Union party and one independent (former Labour).
Candidates who wish to make a statement will speak for about 3 minutes each in the first half of the meeting. Copies of what they will say may be found on http://www.whitstablesociety.info/home/Hustings2015 a few days before the meeting if a posting is requested.
In the second half of the meeting, the public can ask any question they wish. Questions can be submitted in advance to email@example.com Angela Boddy Chair of the Whitstable society.
The Whitstable Society will host a ward hustings for Gorrell Ward at 6.30 PM on Friday 24th April at St Johns Methodist Church in Argyle Rd. Continue reading “Gorrell Ward Hustings 2015”