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Palm Oil warning

Reports of suspected palm oil deposits on Thanet’s beaches have been received this week and the council is alerting people to its potential dangers and erecting warning notices in those areas affected. These unknown white lumpy substances have been occurring more frequently following winter storms over the last couple of years, and may be better Read the full article…

Fun-filled year of events at Kent Life in 2018

2018 promises to be another exciting year at award-winning Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, near Maidstone – with brand-new events and popular favourites completing a fun-filled programme for all the family.   February Fun & Frolics: Half Term – 10-18 February While a host of entertaining shows will take place in the Big Top – Read the full article…

KEiBA 2018: Enter the most prestigious business awards in Kent

Great staff morale and a top notch profile are part of the prize package for companies which enter the most prestigious business awards in Kent. That was the message from past winners to more than 150 people gathered at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge for the launch of KEiBA 2018. The event kicked off the entry Read the full article…

Community Policing Volunteers being recruited

Kent Police is looking for volunteers to play a new role in community policing. Community Policing Volunteers are being recruited as part of a pilot scheme in the West Division which includes Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The scheme is open to all adults aged 18 or above who are able to commit to Read the full article…

2018 Early Bird Tickets for Wheels and Fins Festival ‘Now on Sale’

Limited early bird ticket release!! Indulgers of quality action sports and live music combined with a love of the outdoors, the ocean and general beach radness. Wheels and Fins returns in 2018.  Action Sports & Music Festival 8th-10th September ‘Wheels and Fins Festival’, is a three-day action sports and music festival over looking the ocean Read the full article…

East Kent Mencap calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

East Kent Mencap is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Three Read the full article…

Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 0900 on Wednesday 10 Jan and 0900 on Friday 12 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for Read the full article…

Sugary drinks face NHS ban if action is not taken

Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018. The NHS is taking action on sugar, with almost two thirds of NHS trusts now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce sales of sugary drinks to 10 per cent or less of sold beverages. Some NHS Trusts have Read the full article…

National Obesity Awareness Week 8th-14th January

National Obesity Awareness Week runs from the 8th-14th January. It helps to promote awareness of obesity as a UK health concern, supporting ways to prevent and tackle the problem as a nation. According to statistics published by Public Health England, two-thirds of adults and a quarter of 2-10- year-olds are overweight or obese. In addition to this, key findings from Read the full article…

NHS Emergency Planning Award for Kent Event Centre and County show team

Kent Event Centre and Kent County Show Team win emergency planning and Partnership award from the NHS The Kent Event Centre and Kent County Show Team have won an Emergency Planning and Partnership Award for 2017. The award recognises the team’s strong planning efforts to reduce hospital admissions from their events which helps local hospitals. Read the full article…

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