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12 April onwards: Food and Beverages allowed to be served outside

From 12 April hospitality business will be able to serve food and beverages outside. If this requires tables and chairs being placed on public pavements outside, you will need a licence from the council. Please click HERE to apply for one. Applications cost £100 to cover the council's costs and the council has a maximum of 14 days in which to decide an application, otherwise it is automatically granted. Find out more here

12 April Onwards: Non essential Retail, Salons, Personal Care and Public Building allowed to open

12 April will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Read more here

Westgate Hall Market

Westgate Hall

The popular Westgate Hall Market will be back on Saturday 17 April. Talented Kent Makers, Artists and Producers will be showcasing and selling the best in Kentish produce, artisan crafts and much more, all under one roof at the Westgate Hall from 11am-4pm in their fully Covid-secure venue -check out the details here. Keep an eye out for an exciting new Wellness Market being launched at the Westgate Hall on Sunday 25 April ....more details to follow.

Wellness Market -Westgate Hall

Westgate Hall

Keep an eye out for an exciting new Wellness Market being launched at the Westgate Hall on Sunday 25 April ....more details to follow.....

Webinar “Creating a Nature Friendly Garden” – The Canterbury Society

During the last year people have been finding solace in nature. This can be harder if you live in a city. But even in the most urban areas if we create stepping stones & corridors nature can survive. The smallest of front gardens has scope to form part of a nature friendly corridor. The Canterbury Society will help you find ways to do this in a way that doesn't mean letting your garden go completely wild! A nature friendly garden can be managed in such a way as to rival any show garden. They will explain how easy this is to do using a few basic principles. Find out more here Zoom link to follow.

Taste of Kent Awards 2021 -winners announced!

Following a jaw-dropping 41,000 votes cast by the public, the shortlist for this year's Taste of Kent Awards is now being reviewed by a panel of experts and the winners will be announced at a virtual award ceremony on Tuesday 11 May 2021. The event is organised by local food and drink champion, Produced in Kent, and has seen a phenomenal interest from the public all very busy nominating their favourite businesses in a variety of different categories. Canterbury businesses shortlisted include The Ambrette (Kent Hospitality Business of the Year), Garage Roasted and Lost Sheep Coffee (Kent Non-Alcoholic Drink Product of the Year). Find out more and see those shortlisted HERE

Eid al-Fitr 2021

Eid al-Fitr for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Wednesday, May 12th ending at sundown on Thursday, May 13th. Eid al-Fitr is on the first day of the month of Shawwal (Islamic Calendar) and marks the end of Ramadan (month long fasting) and the beginning of a feast that breaks the fast.