Powerful solution at The Wyvern School

Pupils returning to The Wyvern School in Ashford this term have their electricity supplied by the power of the sun. Kent County Council’s environment champion Susan Carey visited the school to flick the switch for 320 solar panels. Wyvern School is a special school for children with severe, profound, and complex needs that caters for…

Junction improvement consultation for Blue Bell Hill

A junction improvement scheme for the A229 Blue Bell Hill goes out to consultation today (Tuesday). The dual carriageway, which runs between Junction 6 of the M20 in Maidstone and Junction 3 of the M2 at Blue Bell Hill village, is a key link between the M20 and M2, as well as between Maidstone and…

Employment Task Force “kickstarted” for action

As the local economy emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, a Kent & Medway Employment Task Force has been launched bringing together senior figures from the public and private sectors to support local people without a job into work. Close links have already been forged with the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus, responsible…

Self-employed urged to apply for grants

Self-employed people in Kent are being urged to check their eligibility for a Government grant worth up to £6,570. With a number of other Government grant schemes ending in August, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mike Whiting and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Jo James are urging self-employed people in Kent and…