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Churches urged to fight poverty

DISTRICT: Churches across the diocese were urged to renew efforts to tackle deprivation at this year’s Poverty Sunday at the weekend. The diocese is also hoping that to use the Church Urban Fund to identify which of its parishes are most in need of help. The online survey showed some worrying figures about the area, with as many as one third of all children in the most deprived parishes in poverty. The Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverand Trevor Willinott said:

“Poverty and deprivation are blights on our society and Poverty Sunday quite rightly draws our attention to think again about those among us in need.”

Care with kites

HERNE BAY: Eyes will be on the skies on Sunday for Herne Bay’s first kite festival. But officials at UK Power Networks are urging everyone taking part to remember to keep away from power lines. The lines can carry power at anything from 240 to 132,000 volts and the electricity can travel down kite strings. The festival takes place in the Memorial Park from 11am to 5pm and will feature demonstrations, including from the Close Encounters kite display team. There will also be stalls and refreshments available and admission is free. It is organised by Herne Bay Community Group Projects.

Herne Bay Gazette, June 25th 2014

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