Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus' - another thought for the NorthWest bank where the rhodie is getting too much sun. Would make a great contrast with the golden foliage of the Choisya 'Sundance' nearby.
Strood is a town in the unitary authority of Medway in South East England. It was, until 1998, part of Kent and is still ceremonially associated via the Lieutenancies Act. It lies on the northwest bank of the River Medway at its lowest bridging point, and is part of the Rochester post town.