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Dogs on the rec

Please remember that dogs are not permitted on the recreation ground.

The only exception is going directly along the public footpath from the pavilion to the A2 – where they MUST be kept on a lead. This is especially important at the moment as there are sheep with lambs in the field by the surgery.

Cancelled: Art in Bridge Photographic Exhibition

In view of developing circumstances it has been decided to cancel this exhibition. The Committee is sorry if this causes inconvenience or disappointment. We look forward to the Art in Bridge Art exhibition – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2020 in expectation of more settled times. Please see the website for further details.

Nailbourne Bridge

Overpumping of Sewage

The sewers along the Nailbourne have become overwhelmed with the amount of water. Southern Water has begun pumping the sewers to relieve the burden.

At present this involves either pumping sewerage from one sewer to another or pumping the sewerage into tankers to be transported away. For the time being there are no plans to pump sewerage directly into the Nailbourne.

The River Management Group, Southern Water and the Environment Agency are monitoring the situation very closely and will provide updates should anything change.

Brewery Lane Ford Closed

The Nailbourne is now running along its full length. As a result of our section connecting with the Barham section, the levels have risen considerably and the KCC duty officer has closed the road at the Brewery Lane Ford.

The heavy flood gates were put in place on Thursday morning (13th Feb 2020).

Stained Glass by Grace Ayson

New Stained Glass Window at St. Peter’s Church

Tom’s Window in St. Peter’s Church was given by Michael and Elizabeth Stewart in memory of their son, Tom Gowrie Stewart (1973-1974) who died on 29th March 1974 when only 100 days old.

There was a Service of Dedication on Sunday 29th September, which was attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archdeacon.

The window was designed by artist Grace Ayson, a glass painter and conservator at the highly regarded Cathedral Studios based at Canterbury Cathedral.

For full information, please buy the 36-page A5 booklet about the window, available in the church for just £3.

Stained Glass Design by Grace Ayson
Detail of Stained Glass Design by Grace Ayson: Showing Bridge across Nailbourne north of road from Bridge to Patrixbourne; egret, willow tree; bees; daffodils; Red Admiral butterfly.

Window from the outside. Photo by Amanda Hills