The Future for Kent’s Libraries

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.

Gorrell Ward Hustings hosted by Whitstable society

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 chair@whitstablesociety.info Angela Boddy Chair of the Whitstable society.

Whitstable Society Programme 2014/15

This Saturday ( the 25th January) the committeee will be meeting to put forward ideas and suggestions for potential guest speakers at our monthly meetings.
We are very interested to hear any suggestions that you may have regarding the topics you would like to be covered, or indeed recovered.
If you are paticularly interested in a subject and would like to hear from someone about it please let us know.

You may of course be willing to speak yourself on a subject that you believe would interest others, or you may know someone who would be willing to come along and share their knowledge.

Please let us have any suggestions or ideas and any contact details prior to 25th so we can consider the options available, and put together a programme that you as members want.

membership@whitstablesociety.info

The Future of Whitstable Museum – Public meeting

There is to be a public meeting this week to further discuss the possible future of the Whitstable Museum.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Friday 17th January at St Alphege School in Oxford Street, Whitstable.

Should you be unable to attend, but are able to offer any skills, are interested in becoming more involved, or would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer for the museum, please let us know and we will forward your details on to the museum steering group.