Kent County Council Budget Consultation

In a press release today,  Kent County Council have announced that they are on track to deliver this year’s target savings of another £81m on top of savings of £269m over the last three years, but there are clear indications from government that the squeeze on local government finance will continue until at least 2018, […]

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Friday 10 October – World Mental Health Day

Friday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day and its aim is to raise awareness of mental health concerns around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health.  The theme for 2014 is ‘living with schizophrenia’ – a disease that is often misunderstood by many in society.  In the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley […]

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7th October in Dartfords History

On this day in 1940, during the Battle of Britain, Flying Officer Nathaniel Barry of 501 Sqn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was shot down and killed. F/O Barry, originally from Franschhoek, South Africa, was studying at Pembroke College, Cambridge when he joined the RAFVR in 1938.  In September 1940, he was transferred to 501 Sqn to take part in the Battle […]

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