Christmas tree recycling branching out

Pilgrims Hospices, east Kent’s hospice charity, has tree-mendous news. Pilgrims Hospices is proud to be rolling out the renowned Christmas Tree Recycling fundraising campaign into Canterbury and Thanet for the first time. The environmentally-friendly fundraising initiative has been running in the Ashford Borough Council area for eight years, with support of the local Council, and…

First wave of walking and cycling plans announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in the county has been announced by Kent County Council. In total there will be four 20mph schemes – two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge, and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic…

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New film Mr Turner filmed in Kent

A much-acclaimed movie about the life of artist JMW Turner features scenes filmed in Kent. “Mr Turner” stars BAFTA winner Timothy Spall in the title role, for which he won the Best Actor award at the film’s premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Parts of the film, written and directed by Mike Leigh, were filmed…