The Kent Website since 1999
Yourcounty completed a major review of the quantity and quality of its content during 2014. When we evaluated what the most successful part of our website was our audience highlighted our local job and employment pages (independent recruitment resources featuring employers sorted by district or recruitment sector). This aspect of the website was regarded as being "the most useful" component. We have continued to strengthen our coverage in this area, if you can't find what you're looking for, please let us know.
Welcome to Yourcounty, home of the Kent website since 1999. In the last 15 years we have experienced a great many changes but our philosophy remains the same; we aspire to be fiercely independent, a little quirky and committed to excellence. We are a user driven website so your feedback is always welcome. Our 2014 review helped shaped the information you now find on these pages, but we see our development as a gradual evolution, we will continue to build our coverage according to your needs.
Yourcounty publishes local news and business features covering a wide range of subject matter, anything in fact that might be of interest to our audience. Recent stories have included: New housing development at Kings Hill. Pension Reforms, could changes to pension legislation be a catalist for increased divorce rates. More direct trains to France from Ashford, Law Commission Report into the future of divorce law, news regarding the merger of two local security firms and more about the Newnham Court Shopping Village Scheme. Also watch out for our strange but true and Kent 51 features covering perplexing national news including a possible identification of the Yeti!
We run local What's On pages which follow the idea of suggesting something for everyone. The Kent Diary provides information on an eclectic mix of interesting events covering all parts of the county such as the Combined Ops event at Headcorn Aerodrome, Brogdale's Cherry Festival, the Comedy Club Night at the Ashford International Hotel or a Fun 'Day Out with Thomas'™ setting off from Tenterden Station or how about an evening of Folkestone Baroque at St Leonard's Church. Our pages also hold a directory of selected tourist attractions, Christmas features and events, as well as pub and restaurant listings. The coverage is constantly evolving.
Yourcounty maintain a wide range of business related features and resources through the publication of local business news, free business listing contained in the business directory where we feature local firms working in areas such as: Personal Finance, Accountancy, Car Dealers, Bakers and Bakeries, Hotels and Guest Houses, Kent Florists , Photographers, Solicitors and much more. We provide free value added estate and letting agent information within our Kent property pages (currently under review). We must also mention our free job ad service. We're happy to consider relevant press releases for publication that features local businesses.
Kent has been an important centre of food production for thousands of years. The Romans valued Kentish (Whitstable Natives) oysters so much that they exported them back to Rome. Kent has long been one of the UK's most important centres for soft fruit, hops, apples and pears. A county town lent its name to one of the finest flatfish in the world in the Dover Sole. A sheep bred on the Southern Marsh is now being reared in many parts of the world. And what about those excellent filberts!
The Longest Coastline
You can find things of historical importance in all four corners of the county. Outstanding natural beauty is commonplace, even today you can walk for miles in unspoiled countryside in parts of the Downs and Weald. We also enjoy one the longest unbroken coastlines of any county in England; a coastline of incredible diversity. Kent boasts saltwater marshes, estuary nature reserves, dramatic cliffs, popular sandy beaches and hidden shingle coves and bays.
Almost every form of cultural event and artistic expression can be found in the county. Kent boasts several major theatres and performance spaces able to attract world class entertainment in all its forms. There are a significant number of intermediate and small theatres and halls. In essence whereever you find yourself there will be some interesting entertainment opportunities nearby. Not to mention sporting events and sites of great spiritual significance.