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Kent Day

Kent Day

Wednesday 26 May is Kent Day, a day to celebrate our beautiful County, the 'Garden of England'.  We are all extremely proud to live and work here in the County of Kent and The Lord-Lieutenant is honoured to be Her Majesty The Queen's official representative in the...

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Staplehurst Artisans Market

Staplehurst Artisans Market

Deputy Lieutenant, Jane Ashton, was delighted to open the Staplehurst Artisans Market on Sunday 16 May with the Mayor of Maidstone. There was a huge selection of stalls and locally produced items for sale. Many of the stallholders were young people who had started new...

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Cohesion Plus Interfaith Initiative for India

Cohesion Plus Interfaith Initiative for India

Deputy Lieutenant, Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven, was pleased to support an initiative organised by Cohesion Plus working with multi faith groups in Gravesham and Dartford to secure 150 Oxygen Concentrator machines which will be sent to India via Khalsa Aid this week.  A...

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Easter Sunday in Rochester

Easter Sunday in Rochester

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to be invited to Rochester Cathedral for their Easter Sunday Service.  The Cathedral was able to have a limited congregation in line with current guidelines and the Service was also live streamed and can be...

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National Day of Reflection

National Day of Reflection

On Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Nation marked a year since it first went into lockdown by a National Day of Reflection organised by Marie Curie. Deputy Lieutenants joined the minute’s silence at midday including Peter Gilbert and Bhargawa Vasudaven who are currently working and volunteering at vaccination centres. The Dean of Rochester Cathedral held […]

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Commonwealth Day 2021

Commonwealth Day 2021

Commonwealth Day 2021 was on Monday 8 March and virtual events took place across the County to mark this important day. Kent Equality Cohesion Council hosted an online event to celebrate the Commonwealth with speakers from many backgrounds given the opportunity to speak including two of our Deputy Lieutenants, Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven and Mrs Rosemary […]

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Installation of Reverend Rachel Robertson

Installation of Reverend Rachel Robertson

Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Georgie Warner DL was pleased to be able to represent the Lord-Lieutenant at the Installation Service for Reverend Rachel Robertson to the Vicarage of Goudhurst with Kilndown.  The Service took place at St Mary’s in Goudhurst and Mrs Warner read the Letters Patent.  The Bishop of Dover was also present however, attendance […]

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Colonel Edward Toms’ 100th Birthday

Colonel Edward Toms’ 100th Birthday

Deputy Lieutenant, Major Dennis Bradley, was delighted to attend a socially distanced 100th birthday celebration for Colonel Edward Toms.  Due to restrictions, Col Toms wasn’t able to celebrate as he would have liked but Hythe and Saltwood Royal British Legion ensured that this day to be celebrated didn’t go unmarked.  Col Toms was also thrilled […]

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