About Yourcounty

Welcome to Yourcounty – The Kent Website

Yourcounty is one of the UK’s oldest independent local web portals in continuous publication. A hand crafted html Kent website since 1999. What you see is the latest incarnation built on WordPress technology. Kent news, jobs and events makes up our core content, we sometimes cover unusual or quirky features not touched by the mainstream media.

Everything you find on these pages is published in good faith but we don’t always get it right. If you see an error or inaccuracy let us know. Yourcounty is entirely self funded so the ads you see across the website are directly linked to our survival. Although Buster has tried manfully to find us a ‘sugar daddy’, we still rely on your ad clicks to keep paying the rent. This said the content should meet your needs so if you’d like to suggest something to us get in touch.

Kent Website News & Business Features

There is a transition period between the old CMS and WordPress, we will be changing the pages over the course of the summer month. This is both to allow for a sustainable migration but also in order to take some of our search term rankings with us. Feel free to pass any technical problems you encounter over the coming months.

Yourcounty, the Kent website
Yourcounty, the Kent website

The Kent website publish 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.

Events & Things To Do

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 Artisan Cider Festival in Brogdale (Faversham), The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the open air at Whatman Park (Maidstone), internationally acclaimed Oyster Festival, Think Floyd, Die Fledermaus, an Evening of Dirty Dancing, the RAF In Concert and Combined Ops events. Our pages also hold a directory of selected tourist attractions, Christmas features and events, as well as pub and restaurant listings. Our coverage is constantly evolving, changing and decaying.

Businesses & Services

The Kent website 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 where we feature local firms working in: 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.

Kentish Food

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. 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 on 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 sandy bays.

What’s On Features Published On The Kent Website

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 where ever you find yourself there will be some interesting entertainment opportunities nearby.

Sports – Spectating & Participating

Kent has a range of sporting events attracting large numbers of spectators. Gillingham FC is Kent’s only professional soccer side, drawing largely on the Medway Towns for it’s fan base. Most of the other towns it Kent boast a semi-professional side playing in the Kent League or higher. Kent County Cricket Club has its headquarters at Knackington Road in Canterbury, it plays host to international, first grade and reserve grade events. Short forms of the game tend to be more popular, although KCCC also play competitively at venues across the county including Beckenham, Dover and Tunbridge Wells. Kent has important golf courses like Royal St Georges,  so major events like The Open are held locally. Brands Hatch is an internationally renown motor sports venue and hosts a series of competitive events through the year.

Participation

There is a huge choice of sporting activities for adults and children. For full details contact your local council in the first instance.

Kent As A Spiritual Centre

Kent is an important centre of spirituality, Kent has the two oldest cathedrals in England (Canterbury and Rochester) and the oldest church in continuous use (St Martin’s of Canterbury). For this reason a large part of Canterbury is a World Heritage Centre. Several ancient or import buildings from all the major religions can be found throughout Kent including one of the largest Sikh temples to found outside India (Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwar).