Frindsbury Extra Parish Council
Contact the Parish Clerk:
01474 874343 (Monday to Friday, 0930-1630 except for emergency)

All Frindsbury Extra Memorial Hall enquiries to the Booking Clerk
01634 719487 email:

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Restart a Heart Skill Training

Here on the Hoo Peninsular, knowing how to give life-saving first aid is better that waiting for an ambulance to arrive...

Restart a Heart campaign poster


Cheque Presented to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

Councillor David Coomber, Chairman of Frindsbury Extra Parish Council handing the cheque to Brian Cheverton of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

At the Annual Parish Meeting on 26th April 2017, a cheque for £250.00 was presented to the local Air Ambulance charity to aid their valuable and life-saving work.  Picture above shows (l to r) Councillor David Coomber, Chairman of Frindsbury Extra Parish Council handing the cheque to Brian Cheverton of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.


Kent Police logoCrime Prevention - Safeguard Your Property

Kent Police in a recent crime prevention campaign sets out some helpful advice within their leaflet. Download it here . (2853kb, opens in a new browser window)

These websites may also be useful:-,

Community Police - The Kent Police officers that cover Strood Rural and Frindsbury Extra parish are:
Inspector Craig West; Sergeant Steve Holpin; and Sergeant Briony Woolley .
Contact them by telephoning 101 or visit the Medway Police Station, Purser Way, Gillingham Kent ME7 1NE.


Parish Council Community Magazine

A copy is delivered to every home in the parish and is also available on-line -- please click here. (Opens in a new browser window)


Local Bus Service Timetables

These are available online on, and plus Traveline can be contacted on 0871 200 2233.


Medway Mobility Bus Service

Medway Mobility is a weekly bus service specifically designed for people in the Medway area who are frail and elderly; or have a disability.  Medway Mobility's weekly bus service is operated by ASD Coaches on behalf of Medway Council.

How does it work?

The Medway Mobility takes you from as close as possible to your front door to the centres of Chatham, Rochester, Strood or Gillingham. It also serves Medway Maritime Hospital and Hempstead Valley.

Medway Mobility operates from a different area each day of the week. It collects you between 9.30 and 10am and returns between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

The driver will give you any help you need to get on or off the bus. It has been designed for easy access and is wheelchair-friendly.

All you need to do is register with the council. When you have received your pass, call the Medway Mobility dial-a-bus service and book your journey at least a day in advance.

What areas does it cover?


Grain, Stoke, Allhallows, St Mary Hoo, High Halstow, Hoo and Chattenden, Twydall, Gillingham and Brompton.


Cliffe, Cliffe Woods, Cooling, Wainscott, Lodge Hill, Upnor, Parkwood and Rainham.


Halling, Cuxton, Strood, Frindsbury, Hempstead, Wigmore and Gillingham.


Borstal, Rochester and Chatham (west).


Walderslade, Lordswood, Wayfield, Princes Park, Luton and Davis Estate.

Who can use it?

Anyone living in Medway who has difficulty using ordinary buses may apply.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for disability mobility is to visit Medway Council's webpage and fill in the online form. It is essential that you provide details of the disability to provide eligibility for this service.

For more information contact Medway Council by telephone: 01634 306000 or by email:

The Villager Rural Bus Excursions

The Villager is a community transport scheme for rural Medway. It operates on a not-for-profit basis to provide a range of transport services for Medway's villages, including minibus hire for community groups and regular excursions to various destinations. Its drivers are mainly volunteers, which helps to keep prices as low as possible.

For the latest Out and About newsletter and details of all The Villager services and excursions available, click here.


Wainscott and Upnor Village Signs

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The village signs for Wainscott and Upnor.


Frindsbury Extra Womens Institute

An active WI meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday monthly in the Memorial Hall, Holly Road, Wainscott ME2 4LG. For more information, please telephone Mrs Joyce Thomas on 01634 718931. New members and visitors welcome!


A Better Medway Campaign Features Our Parish

image of poster produced by A Better Medway showing Wainscott allotment holdersimage of A Better Medway poster photographed in a snowy Upnor

A Better Medway is an exciting new campaign for everyone living or working in Medway to help us all make small but significant changes to lead healthier and longer lives.  We are delighted that, as a part of the launch advertising, our parish locations (Wainscott allotments and a snowy Upper Upnor) with local residents feature on two posters.

You can join in A Better Medway by pledging to make a small change that could make a big difference to your health and well-being at There are grants of up to £5,000 available for voluntary or community groups in Medway who would like to champion an event or idea to make leading a healthier lifestyle easier. The activity would support communities in Medway to eat healthily, prevent and stop smoking, get active, drink sensibly or cope with stress. Maybe you would like to hold a roller skating party, cookery classes or tango classes. Email Manjit Sohal on or call 07812 555024.


The Shaftesbury Homes and Arethusa Adventure Centre at Upnor

Click here to visit our informative web page about Arethusa and The Shaftesbury Homes.


Lower Upnor Riverside Project
See the Lower Upnor Village Green scheme. An exhibition showing the Masterplan for this Project was previously held at the CHURCH of St PHILIP & St JAMES UPNOR ROAD. Click here for more information.

Scheme received Outline Planning Permission from Medway Council, Autumn 2009 and full Planning Permission with Conditions for the Village Green, September 2010.

Upnor village received a 'Commended' award in the Kent Village of the Year Competition 2010. This award was in the Environment category and was especially for the Lower Upnor Riverside Project. September 2010.

This Project has been on hold awaiting the Outline Planning Application outcome for the adjacent MoD Depot site proposed development. This has recently received approval and our Project will be progressed shortly. August 2014.


Parish & Local History Records

Are you searching for old parish records? Researching your family tree? Interested in local history? Then click here for more information.


Remembrance Day

In memory of The Fallen from Wainscott and surrounding area, a Wreath from the Parish Council is normally laid by Councillors on 11th November annually at the War Memorial within the Memorial Hall. Often, Members and Leaders from the Brownies and Guides also attend this important occasion.

A list of the servicemen casualties from Wainscott during World War II (1939 - 1945) has been compiled.   Visit it here.


Memorial Hall Refurbished
photograph of the refurbished Memorial Hall which is available to hire
Frindsbury Extra Memorial Hall, Holly Road, Wainscott has been refurbished inside and a disabled access ramp installed. An ideal venue available for meetings, receptions, parties and other gatherings.
For more details and to hire, please contact the Memorial Hall Booking Agent on 01634 719487 or email: (Monday to Friday, 0930-1630, Saturday 0930-12 noon only). Go to Memorial Hall web page.


Parish Allotments
photograph of the parish allotments which may be available to rent
The Parish Council provides a small allotment site in Wainscott. From time to time, allotment plots become vacant. For more information on how to apply, click here.


Local Environment, Walks and Footpaths

photograph of Lower Upnor from Upnor Castle
The Parish, being mostly in a rural setting, has a good number of marked public footpaths. This web page has a map and ideas for walks along the footpaths.
Please inform the Webmaster in advance of any parish or community events to be listed here.

or telephone 01474 822676.

Archived webpages of particular interest...

Read more about Wainscott Fields and the Games Area.

~~ Click here to go to... Community Safety and Neighbourhood Watch... ~~

~~ Click here to go to... T.S. Aretheusa & The Shaftesbury Homes... ~~ 
~~ Click here to go to... WWII Wainscott Casualties... ~~
~~ Click here to go to... Two Brothers Remembered... ~~
~~ Click here to go to... A Parish pub, naval battles and Trafalgar celebrations... ~~

~~ Click here to go to... Parish Allotments... ~~

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