Music to my ears

Martin Vye has given £750 of his combined members grant to Music for Change.- a scheme that brings culturally diverse music and dance into the classroom and the community. The money allowed them to run a successful music and songwriting project with service users form Porchlight, a charity that supports vulnerable and homeless people in Kent,…

New Chairs for Hawkinge Community Centre

Hawkinge Community Centre is benefitting from some new chairs thanks to a £4,000 KCC members grant from Susan Carey. The new chairs form part of a project to improve facilities at Hawkinge Community Centre which include wi-fi access and large screen for presentations. The management of the community centre has been transferred to the Town…

KCC Leader welcomes flood defences funding

Kent County Council has welcomed news that multi-million pound funding has been given to the Leigh, Hildenborough and East Peckham flood defences. The £4.6 million will go towards the flood defence schemes and joins the committed £2.5m for the Leigh from KCC. It comes after extensive work between Kent County Council, the Environment Agency, Maidstone,…

Open your heart to fostering in Herne Bay

A fostering information event is being held in Herne Bay on 7 February to help boost recruitment in this vital sector. More carers are needed across the county to help provide stable, permanent homes for vulnerable young individuals, which can make a crucial difference to their future. Prospective foster carers can hear presentations from people…

Pantomime for all – oh yes it is

Herne and Sturry county councillor Alan Marsh worked alongside the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company to allow people to experience pantomime for the first time. This included the disabled, retired, unemployed and children. The £3,000 grant also enabled a specialist singer to attend an event for the deaf, which was a first for the area. Those attending…