Postcards

Discover Faversham – Free postcards for residents!

Discover Faversham is a fantastic local initiative which welcomes all new residents to Faversham with a beautiful postcard pack featuring local businesses and attractions.

About Discover Faversham Postcards

At InFaversham, we believe that as the town welcomes thousands of new faces, it is so important to promote the importance of supporting local businesses to current and new residents .    

With this in mind, a group of local tourism related businesses and communications consultants worked together to come up with ideas of how to raise awareness of these attractions and businesses with local people. 

This is how the Discover Faversham postcard initiative was born! 

Thirteen wonderful postcards featuring beautiful photos of local attractions and businesses have been produced and distributed in colourful photographic envelopes. Each card has a short blurb and information on the back promoting each local business, they can be kept or sent to family and friends, with.

Here are the businesses taking part

  • Mount Ephraim – Ten glorious acres of terraced gardens, featuring a Japanese rock garden, lake, water garden, arboretum, and a spectacular grass maze.
  • The Alexander Centre – A Large multipurpose hall available to hire for all kinds of activities. There is also a varied programme of events throughout the year, and offices to lease on the upper floors.
  • Faversham Pools – Year-round indoor pools with heated lido and family fun pools through the summer.
  • Monkshill Refectory – Sat on the hill above Seasalter, Monkshill Refectory hosts classes and pop-ups from the team behind Wasted Kitchen. 
  • Faversham Town Council – Local parish council working for the people of Faversham.
  • Standard Quay – Historic quay with beautiful, medieval buildings, traditional barges and home to a fabulous selection of shops and businesses. 
  • Edible Culture  – Nursery and garden centre located on London road. It is peat, pesticide and ‘single use’ plastic free and open 7 days a week. 
  • Macknade Food Hall – Experience the very best in food and drink from across the country. 
  • Doddington Place Gardens – Ten acres of landscaped gardens in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Towering clipped yew hedges, an extensive rock garden, a woodland garden and herbaceous borders.
  • Belmont House – A beautiful gerogian house set in stunning parkland with views of the rolling Kent countryside. 
  • Brogdale Collections – Home to the National Fruit Collection which contains thousands of rare and heritage fruit trees.
  • Huckleberry Woods – A small, rustic farm devoted entirely to micro and miniature animals.
  • Wasted Kitchen – Great tasting food and drink using local seasonal, and excess produce. Find their food at Macknade Food Hall. 

Especially after the year we’ve all faced, with many small businesses having to close their doors. We encourage you all to support local when and where you can. The postcard participants are a great selection of shops, attractions and hospitality businesses to discover and support when you can.

Businesses working together

Discover Faversham is a great example of local businesses working together. 

Red Dog PR created the concept, and liaised with participating businesses and designers. Poppy and Swiss Illustrations helped with the design to make them an attractive pack to keep, or to send to friends and family. Shoreway Marketing researched the new housing estates and organised the leaflet distribution. They enlisted Little Legs to deliver the thousands of packs of postcards through local letterboxes.

It was great to see so many local businesses and attractions working together and getting behind the initiative.

How to get your postcards

Postcard packs are being delivered to all new developments around Faversham along with local estate agents.  However, if you would like a postcard pack and one doesn’t drop through your letterbox, you can pick up a set from the foyer at Creek Creative or from any participating businesses. 

Mount Ephraim

Mount Ephraim

Home to the Dawes family for over 300 years, Mount Ephraim is home to ten glorious acres of terraced gardens featuring a Japanese rock garden, lake, water garden, arboretum, and a spectacular grass maze.

Open Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays between April and September with a tea room on site for garden visitors.

Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staple St, Faversham ME13 9TX

01227 751496

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Belmont House

Belmont House

The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont set in beautiful parkland, has stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside. It is a completely unspoiled and distinctive example of the work of the architect Samuel Wyatt.

Belmont contains fabulous mementos of the family’s history and travels, paintings, furniture, Indian silverware, and perhaps the finest private clock collection in the country.

The Gardens at Belmont are full of interest throughout every season. The Kitchen Garden was originally designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd and has beautiful Victorian Greenhouses, along with figs, hops, soft fruits, and traditional apple and pear varieties.

Belmont Park, Throwley Rd, Throwley, Faversham ME13 0HH

01795 890202

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The Alexander Centre

The Alexander Centre

The Alexander Centre has space to hire for all kinds of activities and events – with its beautiful, heritage meeting rooms, large multi-purpose hall, convivial communal lounge, and charming garden.

They also offer a varied programme of events throughout the year. Or ‘[email protected]’ with offices to lease on the upper floors and co-working space on the ground floor.

17 Preston St, Faversham ME13 8NZ

01795 591691

Website

Jon Munn, Faversham Salvation Army - At The Heart, Faversham Guildhall

Discover Faversham Postcard Campaign

With thousands of people moving to Faversham, it’s more important than ever to make sure they are aware of and encouraged to support local businesses and attractions.  We’ve been working with a group of local organisations on a postcard campaign to promote Faversham. This comprises a pack of attractive postcards (one for each participating business) to be distributed to 1,000 new build properties along with a wider distribution to local accommodation providers and estate agents in particular.

Hopefully by working collaboratively and splitting the cost, this could be an affordable option for many local businesses to reach new residents and visitors.

Overview:

  • To raise the profile of visitor-related businesses and attractions in Faversham among residents moving into new housing developments
  • To be given out by local estate agents to house hunters and people moving to the area
  • Can also be placed in B&Bs and hotel rooms for visitors
  • Surplus postcards can be printed for sole use of participating businesses
  • Attractive postcards, each featuring a participating business themed as ‘Discover Faversham’
  • Packs of postcards delivered in colourful, branded envelopes will be hand delivered to each new build property, local estate agents and Faversham accommodation
  • There are 1,000 new properties in Faversham, with more being developed
  • We need at least eight businesses to participate for economies of scale

Timings:

  • Businesses to confirm their participation by 2nd July
  • Postcards and envelope designed by 16th July
  • Printing completed by 23rd July
  • Distribution to take place 24th July onwards as school holidays commence

Price:

  • 2,000 postcards printed, included in branded envelopes and delivered as above – £250 per business
  • To print an additional 1,000 postcards for sole use by business – £50

If you’re interested in being part of this and are a business of interest to visitors and shoppers – please email [email protected] by end of 2nd July 2021.

Fabulous photo by Jon Munn for Capture Faversham.