Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Chains and the brains behind automobiles

Kent County Council Chairman David Brazier visited Caterham Cars in Dartford on Tuesday (November 7) alongside Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mark Dance. They were greeted by Graham Macdonald, the CEO of the company, at their Kennet Road factory. Mr Brazier and Mr Dance were taken around the factory floor and were able to view…

‘The poppies in the field sway and swing’

Kent County Council held a civic information event today (Wednesday) ahead of tomorrow’s official Poppy Appeal launch. Held at County Hall in Maidstone, KCC Chairman David Brazier welcomed civic dignitaries from across the county. Proceedings began with The Last Post, played by buglers Barry Knight and John Leigh. County councillor Leyland Ridings, who is president…

Merchant Navy Flag Raising Ceremony

Kent County Council Chairman David Brazier held a flag-raising ceremony today (Friday) to mark Merchant Navy Day. The day is intended to remember the sacrifices made and difficulties faced by the Merchant Navy, both currently and historically. During World War I and World War II, the Merchant fleets suffered heavy losses; close to 20 million…

KCC Chairman pays tribute to Countess Mountbatten

The Chairman of Kent County Council has paid tribute to Countess Mountbatten, who died earlier this week at the age of 93. David Brazier said: “The Countess was a distinguished and highly-respected resident of Kent. “She was one of the first two female Deputy Lieutenants appointed in the county in 1973 and was involved in…

Mike Harrison, Tom Gates and David Brazier

KCC welcomes new chairman

Kent County Council has welcomed its newest chairman in the form of ‘Mr Faversham’ Tom Gates. Mr Gates took over the chairmanship from Mike Harrison who stepped down after completing his term. Mr Gates was elected to the County Council in May 1993 as the Conservative Member for Faversham. A retired local builder, he has…

Blackthorn Trust given £1,525 cheque by KCC Chairman

Over £1,500 has been handed over to a charity that provides recuperation to people suffering from mental and chronic physical conditions. Kent County Council Chairman Peter Homewood chose the Blackthorn Trust, in St Andrew’s Road, Maidstone, as one of the charities he is supporting during his year in the Chairman’s role. Handing over a cheque…