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Iwade News  on Sunday 01 May 2016
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Help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes
Iwade's Steve Carnt is running the London Marathon for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity as his daughter Isobel who goes to Iwade School suffers from this life-changing condition. This is what Steve has to say, "I am nearing the end of my epic journey to run the London Marathon, as I am only 10 days away from the BIG day, with the date fast approaching. The last couple of weeks have been all about the taper which involves a gradual reduction in distance but an increase in intensity. This has meant more hard work, through hill sessions and pace rather than grinding out the miles, which if I’m honest I prefer. I now need to focus on my preparation for the day, food, protein, travel, rest, sleep etc. and next week involves pretty much total relaxation with a few gentle runs thrown in. A few days before the race, I have to formally register at the Excel Centre to prove my identity and receive my official race number. I will be providing an update following the race as to the whole experience of the day, the trials and tribulations, hopefully be able to provide a pretty decent time as a result of all the hard work over the last few months….Until then wish me luck" - click on the pic of Steve to donate to his page, he only needs another £361 to reach his £2000 target!
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Are you drone aware? Do you know your legal responsiblities? If you fly a model Drone, Quad or Multi-Copter and are not sure about your legal responsibilities then click more.
Click on the image to read your April Iwade Observer online!
April Iwade Observer now online!
The April Iwade Observer carefully crafted by Laura and Rynn of the Iwade Observer team is now available for your viewing online. Thank you to all the contributors and to you our readers for your support we hope you enjoy it. Until next month!
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March 2016 Iwade Observer now online!
A big thank you to this month's Iwade Observer team Rynn, Marc, Laura and Mel who worked like a machine this month to get the Observer to the printers! Thank you also to all the contributors, to Stephen Plumb and to all those who deliver in all weathers to get the hard copy through Iwade residents' doors. Click on the picture to enjoy your March Iwade Observer online!
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A massive Iwade Observer apology as there was an incorrect percentage in the February Iwade Observer version of the Housing Needs Survey Results. It should have read "85% of respondents who answered the question said they would not be supportive ov future housing development in Iwade Parish" not 5%. Click on 'more' to read the full Executive Summary.
The Model Flying Club have made a massive contribution to the Air Ambulance over the years! Click on the image to go to their website ...
Model Flying Club raise £1740 for Air Ambulance!
The Medway Model Flying Club started in 1974 at Raspberry Hill and have been flying at Orchard farm Iwade since 1986. Collecting for the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air AmbulanceTrust since 2004 they have raised over £12000 for the charity to date, this year raising a massive £1740. A big thank you to Chairman Phil Fearn who got in contact to give IV an update. The Model Flying Club have had displays (static) at Borden Village Fete  and Bredgar Light Railway during the year and are always willing to give a talk about radio control  model aircraft to any Iwade clubs or organisations that are interested. The Club had a lucky escape this year with the new Solar farm nearly ending the club, but the size of the farm was reduced so they were able to continue at Orchard Farm. Contact Phil Fearn at for any more information and the Club would like to wish Iwade residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Christmas Bins!
It's the question everyone is asking. When should I put my bin out over Christmas and when will it get collected?! Well Iwade if you're a standard Friday collection put your bin out on Monday 28th December and again on Saturday 2nd January 2016 (and a Happy New Year to you) and you'll be fine. Weather permitting of course!
Click on the image to read your December Iwade Observer online!
December Iwade Observer now online!
Thank you to Mel MacDonald and Rynn Kemp for turning around the December Iwade Observer which should soon be back from the printers and on your doorstep. Thank you also to all the contributors and to the die hard team distribution team who deliver to residents' doors in all weathers. The Iwade Observer team have a well earned rest in January and are back with a February 2016 issue. An early Happy Christmas from the Iwade Observer team!

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