The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent celebrates the Queen’s birthday

Town Mayor of Deal Cllr Adrian Friend, Lord Mayor's Escort Robert Waters, Lord Mayor of Canterbury C

Town Mayor of Deal Cllr Adrian Friend, Lord Mayor's Escort Robert Waters, Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr Sally Waters and Stephen Kingsman DL - Credit: Archant

Social news from around the county. The Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Service

Paul Auston DL with Mayor of Swale Cllr Anita Walker

Paul Auston DL with Mayor of Swale Cllr Anita Walker - Credit: Archant

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent has called on local communities to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday in June with street parties and village events. A 400-strong congregation at the 12th annual Civic Service, held this year in All Saints Church, Maidstone, heard Viscount De L’Isle, Her Majesty’s representative in the county, pay tribute to Her Majesty’s great service to nation and Commonwealth. He hoped communities would “come together,” especially on Sunday 12 June, and thanked everyone present for “doing Kent proud.” He expressed gratitude to The Allan Willett Foundation, established by Viscount De L’Isle’s late predecessor and about to be wound up, for supporting the service every year. Kent Community Foundation is to take over from 14 March 2017, when it will be held in Canterbury Cathedral.

High Sheriff William Alexander, Caroline Alexander, Chairman of KCC Mike Harrison and Lady Nelson CB

High Sheriff William Alexander, Caroline Alexander, Chairman of KCC Mike Harrison and Lady Nelson CBE, DL - Credit: Archant

Anne Willett with Lord-Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle and Rosemary Dymond DL in centre background

Anne Willett with Lord-Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle and Rosemary Dymond DL in centre background - Credit: Archant

Pam Thomas, Maeve Bradley, Keith Thomas and Major Dennis Bradley

Pam Thomas, Maeve Bradley, Keith Thomas and Major Dennis Bradley - Credit: Archant

Jacques Arnold DL, Chief Officer Gavin McKinnon and Chief Constable Alan Pughsley

Jacques Arnold DL, Chief Officer Gavin McKinnon and Chief Constable Alan Pughsley - Credit: Archant

Mayor of Hythe Cllr Michael Lyons and Mayoress Ann Mayne, Chairman of Shepway Cllr Jan Holben, Chair

Mayor of Hythe Cllr Michael Lyons and Mayoress Ann Mayne, Chairman of Shepway Cllr Jan Holben, Chairman of Shepway's Escort Cllr Richard Grundy and Ros McCarthy DL - Credit: Archant

Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Daniel Moriarty with Bill Cockcroft DL

Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Daniel Moriarty with Bill Cockcroft DL - Credit: Archant

Caroline Alexander, High Sheriff William Alexander, Amicia Oldfield and Vice Lord-Lieutenant Richard

Caroline Alexander, High Sheriff William Alexander, Amicia Oldfield and Vice Lord-Lieutenant Richard Oldfield DL - Credit: Archant

Viscountess De L'Isle, Lord-Lieutenant Cadet Sergeant Rhys Nicholls and Lord-Lieutenant Viscount De

Viscountess De L'Isle, Lord-Lieutenant Cadet Sergeant Rhys Nicholls and Lord-Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle MBE - Credit: Archant

Mayor of Ashford Cllr Geraldine Dyer, Jane Loudon DL, Mayor of Ashford's Escort Brian Dyer and James

Mayor of Ashford Cllr Geraldine Dyer, Jane Loudon DL, Mayor of Ashford's Escort Brian Dyer and James Loudon DL - Credit: Archant