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Charity handout

PUBLISHED: 15:20 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:31 23 August 2010

A CHARITY dedicated to promoting racial equality and integration has received a grant from Kent Police. BME Concern, based in Gravesend, has been awarded £300 from the police property fund. The charity uses sport, music and arts to encourage the exchang

A CHARITY dedicated to promoting racial equality and integration has received a grant from Kent Police.

BME Concern, based in Gravesend, has been awarded £300 from the police property fund.

The charity uses sport, music and arts to encourage the exchange of cultures within communities and break down stereotypes and prejudice.

Temporary Chief Inspector Paul Cooke said: "I'm really pleased we have been able to support such an important community group which offers so much to so many people."

The money will go towards a new office where the group's activities and events will be planned.

The property fund is generated from the sale, at auction, of unclaimed lost property and items seized in police operations.

Cops lend an ear

POLICE will be holding a series of meetings with residents to discuss issues regarding neighbourhood policing.

Tomorrow, a Partners and Community Together (PACT) meeting is due to be held for Northfleet North from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at the Whitehorse clinic, while for Whitehill ward a surgery will be held at Whitehill Primary School from 2pm to 3pm.

On Monday, residents in North Northfleet can attend a surgery from 10am to noon at Cleveland House, in Chalk. The mobile police station will be at the parish hall car park from 1pm to 2pm, and in Singlewell a surgery for residents will be held at Kings Farm School from 9am to 10am.

Northfleet South will host a surgery at Cygnet Leisure Centre on Tuesday from 11.30am to noon, then in Coldharbour on Wednesday the mobile police station will be at Lawrence Square from 10am to 11am.

Northfleet North residents will have a meeting at Granby Hotel from 8pm to 9pm and in Central a surgery will be held from 2pm to 3pm and a PACT from 8pm to 10pm both at Holy Trinity School.

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