Supporters, volunteers and guests at the launch promoting the Community Mela and Food Festival 2018. (c) Kent Equality Cohesion Council

Maidstone Community Mela Launch, 5th July 2018

A special launch event for Maidstone’s 2018 Community Mela took place at the kalaRED bar restaurant in Maidstone on July 5th. The Community Mela and Food Festival celebrates music, visual arts, food and dance from around the world. The launch event was attended by key partners including representatives from local community groups, Kent County Council, […]

HRH greeting Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM. (c) Barry Duffield DL

Battle of Britain Memorial Day, Capel-le-Ferne, 1st July, 2018

Even in the presence of royalty, the Few inevitably steal the show – and it was Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM who did just that at July’s Memorial Day commemorations at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone. Wing Commander Farnes, two weeks short of his 100th birthday, took centre stage at a […]

Mr Steve Sherry, Chief Executive of RBLI pictured left, presenting a plaque to the Lord-Lieutenantof Kent which was manufactured on the premises. (c) RBLI

Lord-Lieutenant visits RBLI Village, Aylesford

The Lord-Lieutenant recently visited the Royal British Legion Village to updated by Chief Executive, Mr Steve Sherry CMG OBE, on excellent progress made to date. RBLI is winning more attention for its integrated health and social care, which means it has something very powerful that can be replicated across the country. RBLI is a separate […]

Mr Bill Cockcroft DL pictured with the Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor David Naghi, at the Reception which took place in the Town Hall after the ceremony. (c) Maidstone Borough Council.

Raising of Armed Forces Day Flag, Maidstone, 25th June 2018

Mr Bill Cockcroft DL represented the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent in Maidstone  at the raising of the 2018 Armed Forces Day Flag, which took place outside the Town Hall. The ceremony served as a salute to our Forces and all those who have served, past and present. The Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor David Naghi welcomed the […]

From left to right: Mohammed Aslam, Dr Vasudaven DL, Gurvinder Sandher, Assistant Chief Constable Pete Ayling, Cllr Gurjit Bains and Chief Inspector Andy Gadd. (c) Gravesham Borough Council.

Eid Celebrations, Gravesham, 23rd June 2018

Around 500 people attended celebrations at Gravesham Community Square on June 23rd to commemorate the Festival of Eid, one of the most important dates in the Muslim calendar. Eid marks the end of Ramadan when people from the Muslim faith fast during daylight hours. The celebrations were arranged by Kent Equality Cohesion Council working in […]