Kent collects for the Great British Spring Clean

Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter joined the children of Lenham Primary School on Friday on a litter pick. It was held as events up and down the country begin for the Great British Spring Clean. Mr Carter said: “All the children have been out and about in the playing fields Collection bags of litter…

Primary school pupil’s recycling messages hit the billboards

Two children from Wateringbury primary school have had their recycling artwork turned into a billboard. Penny and Samara took part in the national Children’s Takeover Challenge in November at Shorne Woods Country Park. As part of the day, the 11-year-olds worked with Hannah Allard and Kirsty Bareham from the council’s waste management team to design…

Smart Away Kit for Kings Hill Football Under 16s

Kings Hill Under 16s footballers can run onto the pitch in a smart new away kit thanks to a grant from Kent County Councillor Matthew Balfour. The team was awarded £1,200 through Mr Balfour’s Combined Member Grant scheme to buy a more professional kit to wear when playing opponents at their home grounds. Martin Watson, the team’s manager said, “Kings Hill…

National secondary school offer day

Again this year, more children than ever have applied for a place in a Kent secondary school, with 19,442 applications received, an increase of 645 since 2016. Roger Gough, KCC’s Cabinet Member for education and health reform, said: “As we predicted, this has proved Kent’s most challenging year due to record numbers of applicants. “In spite of the…

Kent leads the way in cutting down on landfill

The amount of Kent’s household waste being sent to landfill is at its lowest ever. Kent County Council’s target is to send no more than 5% of household waste to landfill but achieved just 0.26% in December. The current figure for waste going to landfill is 2.6% over the year. The 5% target was intended…

Read all about it – new Riverhead noticeboard

Kent County Councillor Margaret Crabtree was delighted to give Riverhead Parish Council £1293 from her KCC Member Grant Scheme towards their new oak noticeboard which sits proudly outside Riverhead Village Hall. Councillor Crabtree, pictured alongside Councillor Chris Kennett hopes the new noticeboard will inform the community of statutory notices, village events and activities taking place within Riverhead and is…