Kent Equality Cohesion Council worked in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council, Ying Tao Chinese Association and the Kent Fire and Rescue Service to organise Chinese New Year celebrations which took place on February 4.

The celebrations included a parade featuring Wrotham Road Primary and a Chinese Lion from the Shaolin Way Group which went from the Community Square to the top of Windmill Street visiting two local businesses to receive traditional green leaves.

Entertainment then followed in the Woodville auditorium including Chinese martial arts, singing, dancing and music.

Gurvinder Sandher the CEO of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council commented “The Chinese New Year celebrations were greatly appreciated by all those who attended. Here in Gravesham we pride ourselves on our positive and strong community relations which is apt as those are two of the attributes of the Chinese year of the horse”. Great credit also needs to be given to our partners Gravesham Borough Council for taking the lead and ensuring the event was a great success.”