British Empire Medal Ceremony, 8th October, 2019

Kent’s finest have been honoured by The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals (BEM). Chosen for their outstanding and dedicated community work and public service the 9 recipients, Dr Andrew Ashbee (Snodland); Rev’d Carol Avery (formerly of Greenhithe); Mr Andrew Callard (Otford); Mrs Mary Chapman (Chatham); Mr David Hogben (Herne Bay); Mrs […]

Pictured are (L to R) Miss Esin Uslu Deputy Justices’ Clerk (People) for Kent, Mrs Karen Dibble JP East Kent Bench Chairman, Mr Richard Oldfield OBE DL Vice Lord- Lieutenant, Mr Paul Smith JP and Mr Ken Benn JP (Recipients of 20 Year Certificates). Not shown is Mrs Jayne-Ann Brown JP who also received a certificate later the same day.

Autumn Meeting of the East Kent Magistrates’ Bench and Presentation of Long Service Certificates, 3rd October 2019

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Richard Oldfield OBE DL, representing the Lord- Lieutenant, attended the Autumn Bench Meeting of the East Kent Magistrates’ Bench at Lower Hardres Village Hall, Canterbury, on Thursday 3rd October and presented Certificates for Long Service to those Magistrates who have served for 20 years. Bench Meetings are held twice yearly in […]

All awards Recipients pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant, centre. (c) Stewart Turkington.

Kent Annual SERFCA Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards Ceremony, 26th September, 2019

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant’s SERFCA Annual Award Ceremony for the County of Kent took place on 26th September 2019 at the Lord-Lieutenant’s family home, Penshurst Place. The annual Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards are for Reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, cadets and employees of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Organisations of the Armed Forces and are recognised as laudatory […]

Merchant Navy Flag Raising Event, Sevenoaks, 30th August 2019

Deputy Lieutenant Lord Colgrain joined the Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council, Councillor John Edwards-Winser, when the Red Ensign was hoisted above the council offices in Sevenoaks in honour of the British Merchant Navy. Also in attendance  were veterans and Westerham Sea Cadets. The flag raising took place on 30th August 2019, ahead of Merchant Navy […]

‘Let Loose’ Celebration , Gillingham, 26th July 2019

The Lord-Lieutenant was represented by Brigadier Peter Gilbert TD DL at ‘Let Loose’, a celebration event of live music and performances  held in Gillingham High Street on 26th July. The outdoor community-oriented music concert, which featured local bands, dance, children’s choir, a gospel band and other solo artists, celebrated its 5th anniversary this year. The […]