OMNIBOLOGISTS (yes, bus spotters do exist) will be eagerly awaiting the appearance of a doubledecker back on the local bus routes.
It has been "up North", being painted as an overall advert promoting the third bid for City status for Medway. It is expected to take to the roads on Monday, a cool blue and white statement by Arriva Southern Counties that it, too, supports city status.
The question for everyone backing the bid is how strong is the support from the community.
I make no secret that I support the bid. I also make no secret of the fact that I was strongly opposed to merging the two authorities.
The enthusiasm for Rochester's lost status as a city (it was thrown away, actually) should convince anyone that being a city is special to the community.
The opposition to what is being proposed should also convince some that the two boroughs should never have been merged.
I grew up in Gloucester (a city thanks to Good King Richard III, complete with its market, river and cathedral). Just down the road was Cheltenham.
The feuding was as legendary as the differences between Gillingham and Rochester. They were equally as unrealistic.
But in both instances they are indicative of local pride.
Medway has been around for 13 years and the opposition to its creation has largely died - maybe killed by the fait accompli. It has lived through some difficult times. Those are about to get tougher. The government has taken away powers, cut budgets yet insists councillors must continue to care for those in difficulty.
The Primary Care Trusts are about to be scrapped which makes one wonder... why has the Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust invested in a new logo?
When I asked this morning I was told it was the decision of the chief executive, Mark Devlin. But staff in the press and PR office had not been let in on the rationale.
I was told: "It cost absolutely nothing. It will only appear as and when we run out of old stocks of paper."
In fact, in a discussion that lasted only a couple of minutes at most, I was told five times that it cost nothing to design and produce it.
What was the thinking behind the logo ("Medway Maritime - Making a difference / Great Heathcare for a growing community"), I asked.
"I can't tell you what the motivations were for Mark to ask the Trust to do it .... but it hasn't cost us anything." I was advised.
The council spending cuts are beginning to cut deep.
The tourism and heritage manager, Simon Curtis, is not to be replaced when he leaves. His is one of a number of high profile posts that are to be erased in the latest round of cuts.
The real challenge for councillors is that the number of council and scrutiny meetings they hold are to be cut back. That's because the clerks are being cut. (They do the majority of the work, ranging from collating reports to writing them, researching specialists for scrutineers to examine to making sure there is enough tea and coffee to keep the councillors awake.)
No tourism manager - Whatever next?
The planning application is in the post: convert the Castle to a tower block.
One person fighting to stay on the scene is the Mayor of London, Boris "Fly from Kent" Johnson.
It seems the only logical reason why he should be proposing a £40 billion floating island airport or, alternatively, the restoration of the scrapped plan for the Hoo peninsuila to become Heathrow Two. He is due to stand for re-election in the Spring.
Anyone who has seen the man in action on things like Have I Got News For You might think he is a buffoon.
Be that as it may, he is a serious danger to our way of life. It only needs one cabinet member to say there is some sense in what he says for the life of Medway to be changed for ever.