Author: Stephen Oliver

Have a Cracking Time at Bluewater This Easter

Families making their way to Bluewater this Easter can enjoy an array of egg-citing activities and events come rain or shine. From a dinosaur trail and chocolate surprises, to the award-winning nature trail and GraVity trampoline park, there is something for everyone. ROAR-SOME DINOSAUR TRAIL AT BLUEWATER 3rd April – 24th June New this year, Bluewater is inviting guests to embark on an adventure alongside explorers Rhys and Rosie, with the arrival of the Dinosaur Trail. Kids will come face to face with roar-some dinosaurs in and around the mall, whilst discovering interesting facts along the way. Guests can...

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Community Governance Review – Dartford

Dartford Borough Council has started a Community Governance Review of the whole of Dartford in response to the changes that have been identified by the review of Borough boundaries by The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). A Community Governance Review can consider one or more of the following: Creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes; Altering the boundaries of existing parishes; Making changes to the electoral arrangements of parish councils; The dissolution of a parish council The Council wants to ensure that Parish and Town Council governance in the Borough of Dartford continues to be robust, representative and...

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Free Easter Activities for Pre-Schoolers at YMCA Dartford

YMCA Thames Gateway, a local youth charity which has worked in the area for over 130 years, will be holding a morning of free craft activities for pre-school aged children on Thursday 29 March at The Roundhouse on Overy Street, Dartford. Activities, including cupcake decorating, rock painting and colouring, have been funded with the kind support of Dartford Big Local who will be there on the day. A raffle and Easter fundraiser will take place in the myplace Community Café which is open during the event for refreshments. You can join in the fun from 10.30am – 12.30pm –...

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CXK’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Ashford-based charity CXK’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme has been rated ‘Good’ after its most recent Ofsted inspection. The charity received its inspection in February and was rated ‘Good’ in all four areas: effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; and outcomes for learners. CXK’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12 week study programme designed to help improve the confidence, motivation and work-related skills of 16-25 year olds who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), with programmes delivered in Ashford, Thanet, Maidstone, Dartford, Sittingbourne and Folkestone. The programme...

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Stroke Services in Kent

A public consultation is currently taking place around stroke services in Kent & Medway. The review is proposing to create three new specialist stroke centres in Kent to treat patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the first 72 hours of a stroke. The public consultation is one part of a very lengthy process which has been going on for several years to review the current service and to explore options for improving that service for the people of Kent and Medway. Hundreds of members of the public from across Kent have already been involved in...

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