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Iwade News  on Sunday 26 October 2014
Iwade School is due to expand to three form entry from September 2015 subject to planning approval for expansion of the buildings
Iwade School Expansion Update
According to Iwade School, as a result of changes to the plans mainly for the entrance to the school, requests for additional reports and delays by Swale Borough Council, the construction of the new school building to accommodate the additional form entry will not now start until January 2015, subject to planning approval. This means that the new classrooms will not be ready until the end of October 2015 which the school are extremely disappointed to learn. A planning decision is due around 19th November 2014 so watch this space for more information as it becomes available.
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IV have been in discussion with Openreach in recent months regarding broadband capacity issues in Iwade. We now have the latest information direct from Openreach. Openreach has confirmed that they are planning to install a second cabinet for cabinet PCP28, situated next to Heaven, which is at full capacity and that this should be in service by February/March 2015 all being well. PCP28 serves a large proportion of Iwade compared to the other three cabinets which still have available connections. Click on more to find out how this might affect you with more detail.
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Are you the sort of person who could encourage others to get together to create art, film, music, craft, dance, literature, photography or any other artistic activity in the village? If so then you should know about ‘Creative Art and Places: Swale and Medway’. Their task is to help, advise and encourage the creation, performance or exhibition of the most imaginative arts ideas in order to engage the community in these activities. Where appropriate they have seed funding from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds with which to start projects involving the young or the elderly or the disadvantaged and all those in between. More importantly they offer help and support to get such projects off the ground. Click on more to read just that ...
Telephone 101 if you have any cctv footage or have any information that could help.
Hold on to your front lights!
There has been a spate of thefts of car lights in Iwade recently and the latest Kent Community Message reports the following two incidents. If you have any information telephone 101 quoting the reference number: XY/037223/14: Between 20th and 21st of October front fog lights were removed and stolen from a van which was parked on the owner's driveway in Sheerstone Iwade Sittingbourne; XY/037235/14: Between 20th and 21st of October 2 LED front lights were removed and stolen from a van which was parked on the road in Sanderling Way Iwade Sittingbourne.
Do you have any information that could help? Call 101
Power Tools stolen from Woodpecker Drive
Several power tools were stolen from a vehicle in Woodpecker Drive Iwade during the early hours of Tuesday 14th October 2014. If you have any information that could help investigators please contact Kent police on telephone number 101 and quote the Crime Number XY/036424/14.
Click on the image to read your November Iwade Observer online
November Iwade Observer now online!
A massive thank you to all the contributors this month and to the Iwade Observer team, Mel, Rynn and Ben who turned the Observer around in record time this month! Click on the image on the left to read your Iwade Observer online now. You read it here first, enjoy!
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Smile Malawi October Newsletter now online!
Iwade-based charity Smile Malawi's October newsletter is now online thanks to School Lane Iwade's Elspeth Baecke. Why not have a read by clicking on the image on the left and see what it's all about. Hats off to Elspeth she's doing a fantastic job, incredibly worthwhile and we love to see what you're up to at IV HQ. Enjoy!
The Stride kids enjoying the gates along the way
As at 29th September the 2014 Ride and Stride had raised £207.75 on the justgiving page, so All Saints Church Iwade will receive just over £100 as will Friends of Kent Churches. Thank you to everyone who donated and/or rode or strode on the day. Would you like to ride or stride next year?

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