£10,000 of funding for new Rochester Riverside Community Board projects announced

Posted: 18/12/2020

The Rochester Riverside Community Board, which oversees funding for community projects across Rochester, has announced a total of £10,000 in support of the Friends of the Wisdom Hospice and ‘Back In Touch’, a new project designed to connect local blind and visually impaired artists.

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Rochester Riverside wins Bronze award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2020

Posted: 1/12/2020

Rochester Riverside has received a Bronze award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2020, the most prestigious accolades in the new homes industry, which took place online for the first time on 27th November 2020.

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Rochester Riverside Community Board funds online Parkinson’s café

Posted: 19/11/2020

The Rochester Riverside Community Board has funded an online café for those living with neurological conditions, their families, and carers, that has been organised by Parkinson’s UK Medway and Medway Adult Education.

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New Rochester Riverside C of E Primary School opens for interest

Posted: 12/11/2020

Opening for September 2022 as part of a small 'Good' and 'Outstanding' family of schools at The Pilgrim Multi Academy Trust.

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Rochester Riverside joins the Rochester Rotary Club and Medway Council to celebrate World Polio Day by planting 3,000 crocuses

Posted: 24/10/2020

World Polio Day takes place on the 24th October every year and celebrates the sustained efforts that have led to the almost widespread eradication of polio across the globe.

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Primary school playground improvement project completes

Posted: 19/10/2020

A playground improvement project at St Margaret’s at Troy Town School in Rochester, part-funded by the Rochester Riverside Community Board, was completed in time for the start of the new school term last month.

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In Conversation With: Fleur de Thé

Posted: 5/10/2020

Countryside caught up with Cheryl Hammond, the founder of Fleur de Thé. Rochester-based tearoom and gift shop located a five-minute walk from its waterside development, Rochester Riverside.

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First affordable homes handed over at Rochester Riverside

Posted: 14/09/2020

On Friday 11 September, Rochester Riverside celebrated the handover of the first affordable housing at the flagship regeneration scheme from Countryside to Hyde, providing further much-needed new homes for Medway.

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‘Cooking with the Community’ brings Medway together

Posted: 20/08/2020

As part of our series looking at the various projects supported by the Rochester Riverside Community Board, next in the spotlight is ‘Cooking with the Community’.

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Rochester Riverside wins top national prize at the Housing Design Awards

Posted: 22/07/2020

Rochester Riverside, the flagship regeneration scheme in Medway being delivered by Countryside and Hyde, has been crowned the Winner of Winners at the Housing Design Awards, the longest running housing awards programme in the UK, for the completed Phase 1B of the development.

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Countryside Communities Fund pledges over £16,000 for Medway charities to support those in need

Posted: 8/07/2020

Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, has donated over £8,000 from the Countryside Communities Fund to five local charities across Rochester, the location of the Rochester Riverside regeneration scheme that it is delivering in partnership with Hyde. 10,000 masks have also been donated to Medway Hospital, which equated to an additional £8,000.

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‘Wave’ creative arts club helps young people to develop a healthy mind

Posted: 2/07/2020

Wave is a creative arts club that uses both knowledge and understanding to help young people to develop a healthy mind and is being supported by the Rochester Riverside Community Board.

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In Conversation With: Riverside Barkers

Posted: 22/06/2020

Countryside catches up with Abby Brindley and Lucy Fogarty, the founders of Riverside Barkers, a dog-walking service in Medway – where you’ll find our Rochester Riverside landmark regeneration scheme.

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Want to know more about life at Rochester Riverside? Get a sneak preview from one of our residents

Posted: 28/05/2020

Claire Fletcher, 34, has been a resident at Rochester Riverside since last July, swapping life in the capital for a waterside retreat in Kent, having grown up nearby. Since then, Claire has immersed herself in what’s fast becoming a thriving waterside community.

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Rochester Riverside resident scoops prize as households showcase their rainbows

Posted: 18/05/2020

Residents across Rochester Riverside, Countryside and Hyde’s landmark regeneration scheme, have been busy putting pens to paper to craft their very own rainbows to thank NHS and key workers across Medway for their unwavering dedication and support during the Coronavirus.

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Think you know all about Rochester? Think again...

Posted: 14/05/2020

While Rochester has long been associated with Kent’s industrial and maritime past, the residents of our £419m major regeneration scheme in the area, Rochester Riverside, know that this historic town has lots more to offer. Boasting history and charm, you wouldn’t want to miss out. We uncover some fun facts about this popular riverside town.

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Top marks at Rochester Riverside as primary school wins planning consent

Posted: 13/05/2020

The new primary school at Rochester Riverside, Countryside and Hyde’s £419m regeneration scheme in Medway, has received planning approval, marking the latest community infrastructure to get underway at the 1,400-home landmark development.

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Green light for next phase of homes at Rochester Riverside

Posted: 1/05/2020

Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, and Hyde, one of the largest housing associations in the country, have had their planning application for Phase 3 of Rochester Riverside, their landmark regeneration scheme in Medway, approved.

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Draw a winning rainbow at Rochester Riverside and create cheer this spring

Posted: 17/04/2020

In a bid to spread a little hope and cheer this spring, Countryside is inviting all residents at its major regeneration scheme, Rochester Riverside, to create a winning rainbow in honour of the great work NHS and key workers across Medway are undertaking every day.

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Rochester Riverside shortlisted in Housing Design Awards 2020

Posted: 16/04/2020

Phase 1B of Rochester Riverside, the flagship regeneration scheme in Medway being delivered by Countryside and Hyde, has been shortlisted in the Housing Design Awards in the ‘Completed’ category.

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Literary project We Live By The River explores Rochester through words and walks

Posted: 17/02/2020

We Live By The River is a new literary project that is being run by Wordsmithery, a Medway-based literary arts organisation, and supported by the Rochester Riverside Community Board.

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