Latest Local Covid 19 Update From Chris Cornell

A huge thanks to everyone who donated to the community mural I've been working on with Westmeads Community Infant School . Any extra donated at will go towards other mural projects in town. The mural will appear in town one year on from lockdown.

Until then, here's you top 10:

  1. Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

     are encouraging people 56 and over to register for the vaccine via the NHS website. Kent County Council has confirmed 11 new pharmacy led vaccination centres including one at 

    ODEON Canterbury (Canterbury, UK)

  2. With schools returning many headteachers are advising pupils receive regular lateral flow home testing kits. Parents can register for these at

  3. Small and medium size businesses with under 50 employees can also now register for lateral flow tests ( 

    Canterbury City Council

     have paid most of the governments business support grants up until the end of February this week - details of the restart grants announced in the budget aren't available yet

  4. Whitstable Oyster Festival

     looks likely to return this year on 27-30 August

  5. WhitSparkle

     is holding its AGM this Wednesday to discuss its ideas and plans for the year. DM them or me for the Zoom link

  6. Kent County Council



     have launched a new partnership looking to match fund community fundraising efforts up to £20k this year. Details are available at

  7. Parents with children with special educational needs might find want to read the KCC SEN Newsletter preparing students for the school return (

  8. Kent Trading Standards

     is pushing free specialised advice to local firms needing help to do business with the EU post Brexit. The number is 03333 602 300

  9. Who Let the Dads Out - Whitstable

     are offering 50 dads a free craft kit with everything that they need to prepare a wonderful Mothers Day Tea with the kids next Sunday. Mums and Dad's can register by DMing their page

  10. Following a fire at here home in Herne. A community fundraising page has been set up to support Dawn, of The Cheese Box in Harbour Street. You can support her by donating at

As always please drop me a line if there is anything you think I can help with at

Please let's keep the community spirit flowing.

Be safe and take care from the team at WBR.


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