Summer 2018

The summer months have been spent planning our all member meeting planned for 1 September.

The Dover & Deal branch held a successful Strwaberry Tea on 21 July and the Dartford branch had a stall at the Dartford Festival, picture below.

Party Council AGM

The Kent Party Council held its Annual General Meeting at the weekend in Sittingbourne with a few changes to the Executive Committee.

Doreen Wise brought along the award she and her husband David were jointly  presented to recognise their contribution to the Party.

Pictured are Doreen and the Chair of the Kent Party, Jeanette Timmins.

Making plans for 2018

The Executive Committee of the Kent Co-op Party came together on 17 February with members from the Ashford and Canterbury branches to finalise the details of our upcoming AGM and to set out plans for campaigning and policy discussions for the year.

We are planning on a campaign on Fairtrade this spring and will be organising policy discussions across Kent.

Party Council meeting

The Kent Co-op Party marked the 100th Anniversay with a round up of the year and a report from the Cenenary Conference.

We also had a presentation from Co-operative Energy.¬†Pictured are Jeanette Timmins, the Secretary of the Kent Co-op Party, and Co-operative Energy’s Tim Cunliffe.

 

Centenary event – Dartford

An event to mark the Co-op Party’s centenary took place in Dartford this week.

The Dartford & District Centenary Gala Dinner at the Dartford Golf Club saw well over 50 members, guests and friends of the Co-operative Party come together. The Party’s General Secretary Claire McCarthy and Kent’s David Wise, a past National Secretary, gave speeches on the past , present and future of our party.

Kent Miners Festival 2017

There was fine weather and a great turnout at the Kent Miners Festival, this year held near to the village of Betteshanger.

The Kent Co-op Party has supported the end in previous years holding an information stall. Pictured on this year’s stall is Eileen Rowbotham and Jeanette Timmins.