Podcast: Anger at paddling pool and wedding reception being banned from communal area of Chatham flats

A Medway mum says she’ll fight to keep her swimming pool after being ordered to remove it from a communal yard outside flats in Chatham.

Chelsea Davidson was contacted by management company MHS Homes last week, and told to get rid of the 12-foot paddling pool in Silverweed Road.

Also in today’s podcast, a Gravesend man who set up a funding group after his step-son took his own life says young people don’t have enough access to counselling.

Figures from Childline show more than 500 sessions were delivered across the country every day last year.

The Elliott Holmes Memorial Fund has offered free counselling to more than 250 teenagers since starting their work in 2020. Hear from founder Peter Scutts.

Passengers trying to get to France from Dover were facing delays and disruption due to industrial action on the other side of the Channel.

A number of sailings had been suspended or cancelled.

Katie Price, Baga Chipz and the Sad Oompa Loompa are just some of the acts taking to the stage at Canterbury Pride this weekend.

It’s the eighth time the event will be held in the City. Hear from one of the organisers.

Sam Lawrie has a roundup of everything else going on in Kent this weekend.

And in sport, the Kent captain says the team has a lot to offer heading into their next T20 match against Somerset tonight.

They’ve recorded a win and a defeat so far in the competition and this will be their first match of the campaign at Canterbury.