Mental Health Awareness Week

Tomorrow marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is kindness. At a time when many of us are socially isolating, stories of kindness have helped spread a shared sense of connection and joy.

New temporary train timetable

From tomorrow (17th May) there will be a new temporary train timetable in place. From a quick look through the new timetable:

Health and Social Care Committee - maternity services

Maternity services have understandably had to adapt quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak. The wards have done a terrific job at putting new parents at ease, during what can be a daunting time even in normal circumstances.

New COVID-19 guidance in place from today

From today the Government’s guidance on COVID-19 has been updated.

I am very keen that everyone across Sevenoaks and Swanley understands what these changes mean for them and their families, so please do share the attached graphic with those who it might find it useful.

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Today marks the 75th anniversary of #VEday. I know that many of you would have planned to join the celebrations, however given the current restrictions I wanted to share with you some ideas for how to mark the occasion from the safety of your home.

Kent Household Waste Recycling Centres to open on 15th May

It is great news that from Friday 15th May Kent County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres will re-open to the public for essential use. I know their closure has caused difficulties, and I have been asking Kent for them to be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.