IN THE NEWS TODAY

According to this report from kentonline.co.uk regarding areas where people are most likely to lose their home, either through repossession or eviction, there are 509 households in Dartford which are at risk – the equivalent of one in 79. These figures from Shelter, suggest Dartford is ranked the 4th highest area at risk in the South-East region.

A Dartford language school is the latest local initiative to benefit from a donation from the Kent Police property fund. The Dartford Supplementary Arabic School, which offers a range of Saturday classes and community events during term time, was given a cheque for £500 by Dartford district commander Chief Inspector Paul Anderson.  The school has 102 students and is based at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford Grammar School. Its programme includes Arabic Language – including to GCSE level – along with Islamic Studies and Qur’an and Tajweed classes for children between the ages of six and 16.  Chief Inspector Anderson presented the cheque to headteacher Dora Farouk Abdel Halim, to be spent on much-needed equipment.  The Kent Police Property Fund is raised from the sale, at auction, of unclaimed lost property or items seized during operations.  Twice a year the money raised is distributed to local groups who provide a service to communities in Kent – kent.police.uk

More parking at Darent Valley Hospital – garethjohnsondartford.co.uk

ADDED TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR

Sunday 7 December – Christmas Craft Fair at Greenhithe & Swanscombe RBL

Monday 8 December – Millwall U21’s v Cardiff City U21’s at Princes Park

Sunday 14 December – Steve Backshall book signing at Waterstones, Bluewater

Friday 19 December – Christmas Quiz, in aid of the Mayor’s Gurkha charity, at Greenhithe & Swanscombe RBL

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PUBLISHED EARLIER

Dartford’s Police Crime Figures – October 2014

About the author

Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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