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Councils purchase Royal Mail site to kick-start regeneration

The regeneration of the Maidstone East area of the town moved a huge step closer when Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council jointly agreed to acquire Royal Mail’s former Maidstone mail centre and delivery office site in Sandling Road. This site is key to unlocking the potential transformation of the area, with a ‘landmark’…

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Bollywood comes to the streets of Kent

A new Bollywood movie due for release this month was filmed across Kent and brought in over half a million pound to the economy. Rustom is a Hindi thriller inspired by the real life story of Indian Navy Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati who was tried for killing his English-born wife’s lover. The 1959 murder case…

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European business leaders get a taste of Kent

Kent has welcomed a delegation of European business leaders to help develop trade links. The delegation consisted of Chambers of Commerce and regional development agencies from France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. As part of the trip, funded by Interreg, a programme to stimulate cooperation between regions in the European Union, delegates…

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KCC’s Community Learning and Skills rated Good by Ofsted

Kent County Council’s Community Learning and Skills Service, which includes adult education , has been graded ‘good’ by Ofsted following an in-depth inspection. The inspection highlighted the quality and dedication of our tutors working in Kent Adult Education, Kent Training and Apprenticeships and Skills Plus. Ofsted judged the service as ‘good’ for all areas of its…

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Maidstone gyratory work phase 2 starts today

Work on the second phase of the Maidstone gyratory system improvement works begins on Monday. The scheme started on June 6 and in order to minimise disruption construction work is being undertaken in different phases. So far, work has seen: Site office and compound complete; Trial holes to determine the position of utility services completed;…

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KCC appoints new cabinet member

Susan Carey has been appointed cabinet member for commercial and traded services at Kent County Council. First elected to KCC in 2005, Susan has been deputy cabinet member for finance and procurement since 2009 and has also served as deputy cabinet member for education. The commercial and traded services portfolio covers numerous departments. These include…

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Could you be a Shared Lives Host?

More Shared Lives hosts are needed to open their homes to support adults across Kent and make a real difference to their lives. Being a host is a really rewarding job supporting people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health conditions, autism, dementia or older people to live independently in the community. Kent County Council…