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Sittingbourne (1) 1 -v- Whitstable Town (1) 2

Sittingbourne (1) 1 -v- Whitstable Town (1) 2

Report by Tony Rickson

It was a lovely autumn afternoon on Saturday (10th November) with Sittingbourne attracting their biggest home crowd of the season for a league game but most will have left disappointed as the run of games without a win stretched to six.

How long ago it seems now that they were up in second place in the Bostik South East League and looking for all the world like play-off contenders. It's virtually the same set of players, but they've lost their way a bit and Whitstable did enough to deserve to win this Kent derby.

Police Appeal For Witnesses After Family Robbed

Police Appeal For Witnesses After Family Robbed

Witnesses are being sought after a family were robbed in Sittingbourne in what officers believe may have been a case of mistaken identity.

The couple and their baby are reported to have been targeted at around 8.30pm in Balas Drive on Wednesday (7th November) evening.

Three men are alleged to have followed the victims home from a shopping trip and when they arrived at their house and began unloading their vehicle three men are reported to have got out of a car and threatened them.

Man Charged After Machete Incident In Sittingbourne

Man Charged After Machete Incident In Sittingbourne

A 53-year-old man has been remanded in custody following reports a man was threatened with a machete in Sittingbourne.

The incident, which caused no injuries, is reported to have taken place in Chalkwell Road on the evening of Friday 26th October.

Later that same night a machete is then reported to have been used to damage a car before a pick-up truck was driven into a further five parked vehicles.

James Thomas Hilden, who is of no fixed address, was arrested the following evening after being identified as a suspect.

Critical Water Main Replacement For Borden Village

Critical Water Main Replacement For Borden Village

Residents of Borden have been attending a South East Water drop-in session at the Parish Hall to hear about plans to replace a burst prone water main running through the village.

The £520,000 scheme will replace a three-inch pipeline in Pond Farm Road and Wises Lane that has burst 25 times in the last five years and 14 times since 2015, with larger pipe which can withstand high water pressures and deliver a more resilient drinking water supply for the future.

St Michael's Road Partially Re-Opened

St Michael's Road Partially Re-Opened

The newly realigned A2 St Michael's Road, on to Milton Road, has re-opened in the centre of Sittingbourne.

Spirit Of Sittingbourne, the regeneration consortium, told SFM News that this "should improve traffic flow throughout the town centre. The remaining works on Dover Street will continue but are due to be completed next week. We can now begin construction of the leisure quarter, which will bring a host of high-quality leisure facilities to Sittingbourne, as part of the wider regeneration of the town".

Great South Run For Five Strider Ladies

Marriane inspires team mates with defiant effort
Marriane Seaward showed the big C what she is made of when she sped round the Sittingbourne Parkrun on Saturday, 20 October.

In February Marriane was diagnosed with breast cancer and has since undergone chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and is currently having radiotherapy. Despite this she put on her running shoes to storm round the multi-terrain 5km in 32mins 56secs, much to the delight of her supporters.

Great South run for five Strider ladies

Suggestions Requested For Community Tree Planting

Suggestions Requested For Community Tree Planting

Local MP, Gordon Henderson is joining over 500 other MPs to plant four trees as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

He is now looking for suggestions on where to plant the trees; two in Sittingbourne and two in Sheppey.

The trees, two silver birch and two rowan, donated in partnership with the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury's and ITV, will be planted during a tree planting ceremony between 22nd October and 9th November.

Witnesses Sought To Sittingbourne Robbery

Witnesses Sought To Sittingbourne Robbery

Officers investigating a report of a robbery in Sittingbourne are appealing for witnesses.

The incident was reported to have happened in a playing field in Rectory Road, Sittingbourne, between 11pm and 11.15pm last Friday (5th October).

The victim was walking home and took a short cut through down Rectory Park and through the park. As he walked through the park a group of people started shouting at him and walking towards him.

Sittingbourne Robber Jailed For 4 Years

Sittingbourne Robber Jailed For 4 Years

A robber has been jailed for four years after admitting to stealing from a man in Sittingbourne.

Rolandas Viezauskis, 42, of no fixed address, was sentenced on Friday 5th October at Maidstone Crown Court after pleading guilty to one count of robbery.

The judge heard how at around 10.00pm on Friday 27th July the victim was walking home from Sittingbourne Railway Station and had entered Dover Street where he saw three men standing together.

Another Busy Week For The Sittingbourne Striders

London Duathlon - Richmond Park, London

In Richmond Park on Sunday the 16th September three Sittingbourne Striders competed in the world's largest duathlon. The three entered the 15th annual London Duathlon, completing a 10 km run, a 44 km bike race and a final 5 km run to the finish line, while dodging suicidal squirrels and six foot stags!

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