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Gravesham council's press releases, campaign updates and a host of other features centred around the Borough of Gravesham appear here and are updated regularly.

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  • Golden moment for town centre

    Golden moment for town centre

    Gravesham has scooped a coveted gold award in the South and South East in Bloom competition announced on Wednesday afternoon.

    19 Sep 2014

  • Calling all walkers

    Calling all walkers

    Walkers of all ages are invited to join Gravesham's Mayor, Councillor John Caller, as he carries on the ancient tradition of "Beating the Bounds" over the weekend of 11th and 12th October 2014.

    26 Aug 2014

  • Review of Polling Stations

    Review of Polling Stations

    Gravesham Borough Council is carrying out a review of Polling Districts and Polling Places within the Borough.

    04 Aug 2014

  • Restaurant owners in court over mice

    Restaurant owners in court over mice

    Two former restaurant owners have been prosecuted by Gravesham Borough Council after environmental health officers found a serious infestation of mice and closed down the premises.

    28 Jul 2014

  • Inspector's decision on Local Plan Core Strategy

    Inspector's decision on Local Plan Core Strategy

    The Government’s Planning Inspector has declared Gravesham’s Local Plan Core Strategy sound following public hearings in September last year and April this year.

    24 Jul 2014

  • Council responds to proposal to close M&S

    Council responds to proposal to close M&S

    Gravesham Borough Council was amazed by the news of potential closure of Marks & Spencer’s store in Gravesend which has been part of the retail offering in town for more than a century.

    02 Jun 2014

  • Mayor gets a taste of the locality

    Mayor gets a taste of the locality

    Gravesham’s new mayor Cllr John Caller got a taste of a special local produce menu at the town’s oldest pub.

    20 May 2014

  • Recycling roadshows

    Recycling roadshows

    The council is running a number of roadshows for people to see their new bins before June's roll-out of the new recycling service.

    06 May 2014

  • Gravesham In bloom

    Gravesham In bloom

    The council is looking for volunteers to help make the borough look even more beautiful. The South & South East in Bloom campaign is the largest horticultural campaign in the region, involving 100’s of communities each year. There is an annual competition which is judged in July, the last two years Gravesham has been awarded silver guilt awards. This year we are going for gold, all local businesses and residents within a mile of the town centre are being asked to get involved by decorating their garden with flowers and as much colour as possible.

    09 Apr 2014

  • St Georges Day Celebrations

    St Georges Day Celebrations

    More than 1,000 young people from 21 schools in Gravesham will be taking part in community celebrations in Gravesend on 23 April to celebrate St George’s Day, organised by Kent Equality Cohesion Council in partnership with Cohesion Plus and Gravesham Borough Council in what will be some of the biggest celebrations taking place in England.

    08 Apr 2014

  • Cinema expands into a third dimension

    Cinema expands into a third dimension

    OSCAR nominated Hollywood director Paul Greengrass announced a massive investment in expanding the cinema name in his honour when he faced a packed audience at The Woodville this week.

    27 Mar 2014

  • Paul Greengrass to visit Gravesend

    Paul Greengrass to visit Gravesend

    Oscar-nominated and BAFTA Best Director winner Paul Greengrass is coming to Gravesend.

    He will be at the Paul Greengrass Cinema on 25 March at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for the unique opportunity to see and hear this extraordinary journalist and filmmaker.

    14 Feb 2014