Month: October 2017

Kent Charity Ellenor Rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Ellenor, the Kent based charity, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded (October 2017) an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors said that ellenor, the only charitable service in the county to provide end-of-life, cancer and respite care to people of all ages in the hospice or in the comfort of their own home was outstanding for its caring and responsive services and that patients said “staff relationships were valued and they went ‘the extra mile’ when providing care and support”. They also highlighted that “the service provided outstanding end of life care where...

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Jake Makes a Special Wish on His Birthday After Spending Half His Life Homeless

Dedicated staff and volunteers at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Brands Hatch arranged a very special 1st birthday party this week for one of their residents who has sadly spent half his life without a home. Jake the Staffordshire Bull Terrier celebrated his 1st birthday by having a doggy party with his best friends at Battersea, a delicious dog-friendly cake and a gift-wrapped present to open. Jake came into Battersea Brands Hatch back in April this year. His previous owner had bought him as a puppy from the internet and quickly realised that they weren’t ready for the...

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It’s All Going on at Bluewater This Christmas

Exciting new events and the return of some festive favourites Guests are invited to Bluewater to enjoy a whole host of festive experiences. Kicking off on 9th November with The Big Switch On, Bluewater will reveal new decorations and Christmas lights inside the mall during a unique evening extravaganza. The spectacular covered, outdoor Ice Rink returns, along with magical Santa’s Grotto, The Giving Tree, and brand new GraVity trampoline park. In addition to Bluewater’s line up of spectacular events, guests can enjoy great shopping with free car parking all day, every day and from the 24th November, stores open...

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Dartford Council Teams With Stone Parish to Tackle Fly-Tippers

Dartford Council Teams With Stone Parish to Tackle Fly-tippers. Dartford Borough Council is to join forces with a local parish council to tackle the misery of criminal flytippers who illegally dump rubbish around the village of Stone. In recent years a number of locations within the parish have become regular hotspots for illegal dumping and the two councils have agreed to work together to deter perpetrators and bring more of them to justice when environmental crimes occur. Stone Parish Council members have voted to deploy mobile CCTV cameras at strategic points and the Borough Council will provide a range...

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Maypole Primary School Annual Balloon Race

The sky over Bexley Park was a sea of yellow and red today as Maypole Primary School held their annual Balloon Race. The event was sponsored by local estate agents Wisdom Estates and the school thanks them for their generous support. Parent volunteers had a very busy morning inflating nearly 1600 balloons which were then released by the very excited children. It is hoped the windy day will see record distances traveled by the balloons. Already the school has had reports of some of the balloons being found as far away as Belgium! In addition to being a great...

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