Video: Dartford mayor Councillor Ann Allen celebrates National Chip Week selling chips at Dartford's Gill's Fish Bar

Dartford Mayor Councillor Ann Allen serves Gill's Fish Bar customer Colin Short with some chips.

Dartford Mayor Councillor Ann Allen serves Gill's Fish Bar customer Colin Short with some chips.

First published in News
Last updated
This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

THE mayor of Dartford took a break from cutting ribbons to serve up some chips.

Councillor Ann Allen popped behind the counter at Gill's Fish Bar in Chastilian Road to celebrate National Chip Week.

The event saw chippies across the country competing for a Choice Chips Award with their take on the nation's favourite salty snack.

More than 35,000 people voted in the contest and although Gill's was not a winner, the family-run business enjoyed a mayoral thumbs up.

Reena Gill, 45, is the second generation of the family to dish-up fish suppers for a living along with husband Paul, 47.

The co-owner of three other outlets in Gillingham said: "It's in the blood really; we don't know anything else but fish and chips.

"Everybody was so excited when they heard the Mayor was coming.

"It was nice to get the community support and get everybody together."

Cllr Allen was also presented with a cheque for £100 to give to a charity of her choice. 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree