Author: Stephen Oliver

Ellenor Opens New Creative Therapies Room

Children under ellenor’s specialist Children’s Hospice at Home care can now access therapeutic support in a specially designed Creative Therapies Room. The Creative Therapies Room, unveiled on Wednesday by the Mayor and Mayoress of Gravesham is a carefully designed space for children with life-limiting or life threatening conditions to engage in play and music therapy and find comfort and distraction from pain or distress. “Creating a dedicated room for play and music therapy at the hospice allows us to provide children the opportunity to access the emotional support they need. Whether the child is a patient themselves, a sibling,...

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Have Your Say on £Multi-Million Changes to Dartford Town Centre

Dartford Borough Council is inviting residents to have their say on plans to provide new public spaces and tackle some of the town centre’s traffic issues. In 2017 the Council announced it had secured funding to create simplified road layouts, a new market square and to give a number of other public spaces a facelift. The Council’s funding bid focussed on proposals to improve traffic flow through the town, tackle congestion and create a better environment for shoppers and visitors. The Council is now revealing some of the options to the wider community and inviting residents to give their opinions and suggestions during...

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Dartford Support Scouts Going to World Scout Jamboree

Seven Scouts and Explorer Scouts from the Dartford District have recently been selected to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree, North America 2019. CJ, Conor, Jonathan, Katrina, Megan, Tessa and Tom will be representing Dartford and Kent Scouts along with 3,600 other Scouts (and almost 1,200 adult leaders) from across the country forming the UK Contingent. The participants are aged between 12½ and 15 years old at the moment are all looking forward to the Jamboree and excited at the opportunitities which it will offer them. Over the next 18 months, these young people will be embarking and a...

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Calling Local Poets!

Do you enjoy writing poetry and would like a chance to see your work on display at the Sir Peter Blake Gallery? If the answer is yes then you are invited to enter your poetry into the Re:Verse Exhibition. The Re:Verse Exhibition is all about getting back to poetry. The exhibition will visually showcase a selection of work written by local poetry enthusiasts. Whether you’re a young budding poet or you’ve been writing verses for years, this is an open exhibition where everyone is welcome to submit their own poem. To find out how to enter, visit Entry...

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Summer Art Exhibition – A Call For Entries

Dartford Borough Council have announced the return of the Summer Exhibition and would like to invite local artists to submit their entries. The Summer Exhibition aims to showcase and celebrate the work of the Borough’s exceptional range of talented and diverse local artists. There’s no strict theme to keep to this year. Whatever your style of art and whether you’re a professional or amateur artist, this is an open exhibition where everyone is welcome to submit an entry of their best pieces of work. More info here...

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