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Councillor Sandhu congratulates school children on fighting doorstep crime

Councillor Sandhu congratulates school children on fighting doorstep crime

Councillor Sandhu congratulates school children on fighting doorstep crime

Con tradesmen and woman affect a large amount of homeowners across the UK. Anyone can fall victim to these doorstep criminals and may feel like they just cannot tell their family and friends. People most Avtar Sandhu Classroom vulnerable are the elderly, so Kent Council wants to warn younger generations about the dangers and set up a poster competition for school pupils to draw up something to warn residents of the issue.

There was a huge response from children throughout the county and it was difficult to pick a winner. The top 5 winners were presented prizes and certificates in Maidstone library. These were presented by Ian Treacher, Assistant Head of Trading Standards, Avtar Sandhu, KCC Deputy Cabinet Member for Customer and Communities and Marion Ward, Trading Standards Advice & Education Manager for their hard work and dedication into raising awareness.

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Councillor Sandhu leads Dartford Festival of Light

Councillor Sandhu leads Dartford Festival of Light

The town centre of Dartford was brought to a halt on the 21st October 2011 as the third Dartford Festival of Light took place. The event combined 10 schools from Dartford along with their parents and members of the public later joined as the parade went on.

The festival aims to bring Dartford together as a community and has been inspired by the Cultural Olympiad.

The festival started outside the Central library, leading onto the High Street and eventually coming back to the park itself. The parade featured bands including Samba groups and drummers and was led by members of Kent County Council and Dartford Borough Council Cllr Jeremy Kite , Cllr Avtar Sandhu, Deputy Cabinet Member for Communities and Mayor of Dartford Cllr Eddy Lampkin along with various other local councillors.

Cllr. Sandhu Congratulates 100th Kent Resident to recieve DofE in One Year.

Cllr. Sandhu Congratulates 100th Kent Resident to recieve DofE in One Year.

Philippa Harris, an 18-year-old girl from Boughton Lees has hit a milestone in 2010 as she became the 100th person from Kent to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s award in just one year.

The DofE was put in place around 35 years ago to help 14-24 year olds to undertake activities that allow them to help those in their communities as well as helping them to grow personally.

Phillippa Harris gained her Bronze and Silver Awards whilst still at school and later gained her Gold whilst undertaking activities such as dancing and a 4-day expedition. To congratulate her on her amazing achievement, Avtar Sandhu, Deputy Cabinet Member for Community Services attended a ceremony to personally give Phillippa Harris her award for her hard work and dedication to build herself and to help her community.

Temple Hill Trust

Temple Hill Trust

One project Avtar Sandhu MBE is currently involved with is the Temple Hill Trust as a member of the team of trustees. Trustees are elected each year at the Trusts annual meeting. The Temple Hill Trust works with residents of the Temple Hill estate to improve the environment and living conditions of all residents.

The group of volunteers serves over 4000 homes and works with citizens to train and support as well as oversee their own personal projects. Some of these include Forest School in Dartford and the Enchanted Woodland, which is an area of land where the schools children can learn, develop confidence and achieve in a natural and safe environment.

Kents Darling Buds of May

Kents Darling Buds of May

As portfolio holder for customer and communities, Avtar Sandhu MBE was invited to visit The Darling Buds of May trail, Garden of England Trail created by Kent Film Office along with representatives from Relocate Kent and Kent Tourism, other cabinet members, the current owner of the land and author H.E Bates.

The trail is based on the popular television show Darling Buds of May, starring David Jason and a visitor can experience a walk which takes you back to the 1950’s and shows you some of the well loved sites in Pluckley, the filming location, as well as an tour of the famous Kent countryside.

Paul Carter Visits Dartford

Paul Carter Visits Dartford

Paul Carter, Head of Kent County Council, and Councillor Avtar Sandhu paid a surprise visit to the Health Living Centre in Dartford on July 26th 2012. This was to understand the projects that the Healthy Living Centre undertaking to give out to the community and how they can move forward. Both then visited the Community Centre to discuss youth programmes. Eventually, they visited the Enchanted Woodland, which is a conservation area.

The manager of the Healthy living Centre, Sharon Phillips, was keen to let the two from Kent County Council how dedicated and hardworking her staff are in the centre in Temple Hill to get these projects to the public.

County Election Dartford

County Election Dartford

County Election Dartford

Avtar Sandhu MBE is hoping to represent Dartford North East for another 4 years after elections in May. Since being elected, Avtar has put huge amounts of time and effort into helping the residents within his area. During the large period s of snow in 2012, Councillor Sandhu used part of his highways fund to distribute grit and shovels to those who could not otherwise get them or were very blocked in with snow. Over the four years Avtar has increased the number of salt bins on roads for similar situations and is looking to allocate more before the elections occur in May.

Councillor Sandhu has brought the community together and supported many events such as the Try Angle Awards, a cleanup of Wellcome Avenue and helping to open Dartford's Business Club.

Unfortunately Avtar did not get re-elected and is now only part of Dartford Borough Council.

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Kent Cyclopark

Kent Cyclopark

Kent Cyclopark

As deputy cabinet member for customer and communities, Avtar Sandhu MBE along with David Brazier, deputy cabinet member for environment and highways visited some of the work being carried out on the building of the new Cyclopark which is currently being constructed south of Gravesend and will cater to both professional and amateur cyclists.

The Cyclopark will open March 2012 and around 100,000 cyclists are expected to visit every year. Also visiting the work was council leader for Gravesham Mike Snelling and Sports Minister Hugh Robertson MP who also witnessed the area where national and regional events are likely to be held every year.

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Dartford’s New Business Club Opened

Dartford’s New Business Club Opened

Instigated by Newtown Councillors Avtar Sandhu MBE and Michael Street, Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has launched the first ever business club in Dartford. The club was set up to bring local business owners together to help them voice any concerns and worries that they may have to one of the local MP’s.

The first meeting was held in Foresters Public House in Dartford to help revitalise the pub and hospitality industry in the area. The event was attended by around 20 different businesses on the 3rd of February 2012 and Cllr Sandhu and Cllr Street both stated that they understand how much of a role local businesses play in the development of the area and took pleasure in connecting the local businesses with the local communities.

Deep Clean for Dartford North East

Deep Clean for Dartford North East

Avtar Sandhu and Michael Street have both requested a Deep Clean for parts of Dartford North East.

The deep clean is planned to take place on 11th & 12th January 2012 for the London RoadBow Arrow Lane and Cotton Lane areas of Dartford.

Cllr. Sandhu & Cllr. Street both urgently need your assistance in getting this deep clean done.
If you are able to offer some time (does not matter how much or how little), they would both appreciate your assistance in clearing the above areas.

If you are able to assist in the DEEP CLEAN of the above areas please contact  Avtar Sandhu for times and meeting points etc.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.