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Iwade News  on Wednesday 26 November 2014
Will your child be the lucky one?
Who wants to switch the lights on?!
Happy Days are looking for an Iwade child to switch the lights on this Christmas, how exciting! If your child lives in Iwade, is 5+ and is available from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Sunday 30th November 2014 then perhaps it could be them. To be in with a chance you or your child (on behalf of your child if they are too young to write) need to write a short letter to Father Christmas, c/o Happy Days, Ferry Road Iwade ME9 8RE saying why they should be the one to have the honour of switching on the Iwade Christmas Lights! Include child's name, parent's name, address and contact number. Letters to be submitted by 25th November 2014. Good luck!
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December Iwade Observer Now Online!
Thanks to the amazing Iwade Observer team Mel, Rynn and Ben for next month's Iwade Observer which is currently at the printers awaiting its turn, hoping to be into the village in print on Friday 21st November. A Christmassy edition packed with Christmas What's On, feature articles and useful info and contacts to see you through to the next issue in February 2015. Enjoy!
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Smile Malawi Christmas Cards For Sale!
Iwade-based charity Smile Malawi run by Iwade's Elspeth Baecke that helps orphaned and vulnerable children in Malawi is selling Christmas Cards for the charity. To order yours email Elspeth at Pack of 10 for £5, choice of 2 designs.
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The Parish Council has been looking into having the whole of Iwade Village covered by a 20 mph speed limit; some parts are already 20 mph others are 30 mph. Back in the Summer Kent County Council undertook a traffic survey on the four entrances to the village; the results came back that there is not a highlighted vehicle speeding problem or identified (speed related) crash site in Iwade; the report indicated that the ‘mean speed’ for The Street was 23.4; Ferry Road 26.35; Sheppey Way 25.25; School Lane 23.55.
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Lorry load of bars stolen from Ridham Dock
A lorry load of steel reinforcing bars belonging to Thames Reinforcements Ltd was stolen from Ridham Dock Iwade at 6pm on 6th November 2014. A green and white Scania lorry was involved in the theft. If you have any information that could help investigators please contact Kent police on telephone number 101 quoting crime reference XY/039275/14
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Tinkerbells Early Years Iwade get outstanding Ofsted
A massive well done to Donna Barker and the Tinkerbells girls for receiving an 'Outstanding' in their latest Ofsted. Fantastic news. We are privileged in Iwade to have three such fantastic nurseries, Tinkerbells, Happy Days and Ickle Pickles all of whom you can find listed in the Directory if you want to get in touch.
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.