Kent Adult Education nominated for national award to be presented by celebrity host

Kent Adult Education (KAE) has been nominated for a prestigious national award in recognition of the fantastic opportunities it offers thousands of adults across the county. The organisation is up against seven others in the ‘Adult and Community Learning Provider of the Year’ category in the TES (formally Times Educational Supplement) FE (Further Education) Awards…

Join Dry January and find support from Kent’s frontline staff

As Dry January gets underway, special training is helping Kent’s frontline staff to identify and support people who may have an alcohol dependency. The sessions for professional workers, including probation officers, job centre staff, careers advisors and social workers, are just one of the many support services available from Kent County Council-commissioned drugs and alcohol…

Girl, seven, collects presents for children who ‘won’t be with their mummies and daddies’ this Christmas

A seven-year-old girl who longed to give presents to children who ‘won’t be with their mummies and daddies’ this Christmas has collected almost 800 gifts – with a little help from some special people. Lilly Osborne, who lives near Borough Green, came up with the heart-warming idea after enduring a tough Christmas herself last year.…

Seven former county councillors become Honorary Aldermen

Seven former county councillors have been elected as Honorary Aldermen, with six of them attending KCC’s council meeting at County Hall on Thursday (7 December) to be presented with special scrolls by KCC Chairman David Brazier. KCC decided in 2009 to recognise the services of some of its distinguished former members. The county council agreed…

Kent County Council Bus Funding Review

The Leader of Kent County Council is to meet with Arriva and Stagecoach to establish which routes they will run as scheduled and which will need subsidy ahead of a consultation on Socially Necessary Bus Service funding in January. The discussions with commercial bus operators will look at the likelihood of the bus companies taking…