Today is Christmas Eve Eve and as we look forward to Christmas Day in Medway I’ve been looking back at the year that was 2011. What a year it’s been! Looking back at some of my columns from the year back in the summer we were cheering on Sinatra sound-alike Robbie Firmin in Britain’s Got Talent, Medway hosts made an appearance on Come Dine With Me, we had a weird week of weather in the last week of July with strong thunderstorms and the Castle Concerts and Medway Milewere amazing in Rochester.
More recently we’ve had Vanilla Ice in Panto in Chatham and giveaways on kmfm to send schools off to pantos in Gravesend, Dartford and Chatham.
I’ve already had the chance to read today’s festive edition of the Medway Messenger and there are some great stories inside.
You’ll see stories of courageous youngsters, the national mistletoe shortage, free parking in Medway over Christmas and news that around a quater of a million attended the Dickens Christmas Market in Rochester raising £7.5 million for the local economy.
Thanks for reading (and listening) this year and here’s to 2012!
Today is the day that we’re auctioning off a stack of great items in aid of Action for Children. You can listen and bid live during the day and help kids all over Kent.
Action for Children have many projects running in Kent such as family and community centers, services for disabled children and services for young people leaving care.
You can bid on a fantastic Stuffed and Spoilt hamper on my show and tickets to the Hop Farm Music Festival 2012 with “artist garden” access included. This means you’ll be able to mix with all the performers and celebrities at the festival!
You can view a full list of items that will be available to bid on during the day on the kmfm website.
Tomorrow morning, when you wake up on 30th November 2011, make sure you listen to kmfm Breakfast for all the latest on how the strike action is affecting the Medway towns. I’ll have a full round up of school closures and partial school closures.
Nationwide strikes start tomorrow with the first workers expected to down tools at midnight tonight. Chatham Waterfront bus station is expected to be open as normal during the day of industrial action.
Libraries on Strike in Medway
Libraries in Chatham, Gillingham, Twydall, Walderslade Hook Meadow and Walderslade Village will all be closed due to the strike action. Wigmore, Thomas Aveling, Luton, Rochester and Strood libraries however will buck the trend and are expected to be open during the day.