Fort Amherst has run a series of free bug hunts over the summer for local residents and their families. The events have been hugely popular especially with the children and have enabled whole families to enjoy the wonderful parklike grounds at Fort Amherst and experience the diverse habitat environment that it has.
The events, were run by Pam Wood a Fort Volunteer, who gave her time and expertise to make it a hugely enjoyable and successful event for all.
From Monday 25th June, the Caveyard Cafe at Fort Amherst will be open from 8.00am on weekdays and will be serving a range of breakfast items, including, a full English breakfast, sausage and bacon rolls, porridge and cereals. Come and kick start your day with a proper breakfast before heading off to work.
Weekend opening will continue to be 10.00am - 4.00pm.
The Trustees and volunteers at Fort Amherst have been busy over the last couple of weeks building a replica Tudor gun carriage for the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings.
The feature lighting illuminating the outside of the Fort each evening was generously supported by the European Union’s Interreg IVA funding stream, as well as the Homes and Communities Agency’s Parklands fund.
Fort Amherst is delighted to announce that Colin Mitchell, a volunteer in the Fort Amherst Café, has won the Volunteer of the Year award in the Kent and Medway Partnership Trust, 2011 Staff Excellance Awards. The Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (“KMPT”) works to place those affected by mental health issues in voluntary employment in the community. Colin has been a volunteer at Fort Amherst working in the Café for the last 2 years, and is also actively involved in the running of KMPT; he is a foundation trust governor and has obtained more Foundation Trust members than anyone else.