Trio of lieutenant appointments…

    THREE new Deputy Lieutenants of Kent have been appointed, including one woman from Tonbridge.
    Louise Bryant, JP, has lived in the town since 1999 and sits as a Magistrate on the Adult and Family Panels of the Central Kent Bench.
    She has had an impressive career, having qualified as a chartered accountant and a barrister and having recently served as the Chairman of the Kent Judicial Business Group. Mrs Bryant also studied Modern Languages (Portuguese) at Oxford University and owns a coconut farm in Brazil.
    Tonbridge charities have benefitted from her skills, especially the town’s Citizens Advice Bureau.
    The role of Deputy Lieutenant of Kent is primarily a ceremonial one, representing The Queen and the Royal Family. Duties include greeting and accompanying royalty and heads of state during official visits to the county, the presentation of honours and awards on behalf of The Crown, and participation in citizenship ceremonies.
    Lord Colgrain of Sevenoaks and Mr Clive Stevens of Margate were also appointed.