The Kent Website since 1999
Welcome to Yourcounty, this has been the home of the Kent website since 1999. In 15 years we have experienced a great many changes. However in some respects our philosophy remains the same; we still aspire to be fiercely independent, a little quirky and committed to excellence. We are a user driven website so your feedback is warmly welcomed.
Central to our success are our local job pages; independent recruitment resources featuring employers sorted by local area and recruitment sector. Our coverage is not exhaustive and is still expanding, we welcome your input. Rather than just offer listings of local employers and vacancies we also aim to add some value to support your job search.
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. At any one time you might find stories about elder abuse sitting alongside reports of proposals to develop the M20 or build an airport on the Goodwin Sands. Also watch out for our strange but true and Kent 51 features.
We run a local What's On page which really does follow the idea of finding something for everyone. It provides information on an eclectic mix of interesting events covering all parts of the county. Our pages also hold a directory of selected tourists attractions as well as pub and restaurant listings. The coverage is not static and is constantly evolving.
Yourcounty maintains a wide range of business related features and resources through the publication of local business news, free business listing contained in the business directory and publication of whole chapters of dedicated information such as our Kent property pages. We also publish product listings for car, home and life insurance. We also have a free job ad service.
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.