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New NHS Test and Trace site opens at Dreamland

Thanet MPs Sir Roger Gale and Craig Mackinlay have today welcomed the opening of a new NHS Test and Trace site at Dreamland Margate Car Park. The site is a drive-through and offers both assisted and self-administered tests. Dreamland is part of a network of regional and local test sites across the UK and is Read the full article…

Culture sector in South Thanet to benefit from investment

Culture sector in South Thanet continues to benefit from government investment Local MP, Craig Mackinlay, has hailed the news that South Thanet is set to receive further substantial investment as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund administered by Arts Council England.  The following organisations will benefit from the latest Read the full article…

Saturday football, Halloween crafts and lots more

Have a spooktacular Halloween! To help save lives and prevent the spread of coronavirus, we need you to celebrate Halloween safely this year. Lucky for us, it falls on a Saturday, so there’s loads of fun things you can do throughout the entire day. Here’s just a few ideas – host a virtual Halloween costume Read the full article…

Sign up now for the Kickstart scheme

The Kickstart scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding as part of the Kickstart scheme. Kickstart Guidance has been published for employers looking to create 30 or more job placements. The Read the full article…

Celebrating autumn: advice for events and observances

Hampshire County Council is urging residents to ensure they follow official COVID-19 guidance if they plan to mark celebratory events and observances over the coming months – and help limit the spread of coronavirus across Hampshire. With Halloween and Bonfire Night just a few weeks away, and Remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas on the horizon Read the full article…

Nominate someone for a special Civic Award

Do you know someone whose achievements have helped to make Brentwood a better place to live, visit or work? Then we want to hear about them. The annual Civic Awards are back, and we want to hear from you about who is making a difference in our community. They are an opportunity to officially recognise Read the full article…

Ask your question at latest virtual session

The latest virtual Q&A session with the Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council is to take place later this month. Cllr David Monk – alongside members of the Cabinet – will respond to enquiries in this new digital format for the fourth time on Wednesday 28 October at 4pm. It will be broadcast live Read the full article…

Ranscombe Farm Reserve recognised as one of the best parks in the country

Eight of Medway’s much-loved parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as among the best in the United Kingdom and around the world. This is the first year that Ranscombe Farm Reserve in Cuxton, which is managed by Plantlife, has received the accreditation. Riverside Country Park in Rainham, Capstone Farm Country Park Read the full article…

Coniston Announced As Sponsor for Margate FC

Margate FC is delighted to welcome Coniston as a club sponsor for the 2020/21 season. Coniston are an award-winning, traditional construction company operating throughout London and the South East, and will amongst of other things, be proudly displaying their logo on the new Margate kit this campaign. Coniston carry out new build, refurbishment, fit-out and Read the full article…

Electric vehicle charging points set to expand

There is just a day left for Parish and Town Councils to apply for funding for new electric vehicle charging points. The funding has been secured by Kent County Council with chargers to be located on land owned by the community such as village hall car parks. The deadline for applying is October 16. It Read the full article…

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