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Kent County Council’s ninth annual rail summit

Kent County Council’s ninth annual rail summit takes place this evening. The event will be streamed live, below. Agenda: 18:00  Welcome and introductions by Chairman 18:05  David Statham, Southeastern 18:15  Guy Schofield & Sarah Deakin, Kent Community Rail Partnership 18:25  Stephen Gasche, Kent County Council 18:35  Questions to the panel members 19:25  Concluding remarks from the…

Maidstone Cyclefest 2017

Put your foot to the pedal and get down to the Maidstone CycleFest this weekend. Kent County Council is once again supporting the event with information about its cycle training programmes. Staff will also be on hand with an exhibition and information on the new cycle route along the Medway Towpath launching later this year.…

Live Well Kent helps thousands in first year

People using Live Well Kent, a community support service which is marking its first year, have been sharing their personal stories as Mental Health Awareness Week focusses on ‘Surviving or Thriving’. Live Well Kent is a network of mental health and wellbeing organisations, co-run by charities Porchlight and Shaw Trust, which support residents to manage…

Funding support for Kent sports stars

Sports men and women with ambitions to represent Great Britain at future Olympic and Paralympic Games are to be supported in their training with funding from Kent County Council. Building on the legacy from London 2012, the 42 sportsmen and women represent a range of sports and include disabled and non-disabled performers. They are all…

Kids in charge for the day

Kent school children are being asked to come up with ideas of what they would do if they were a teacher for the day. The best idea will be created and put into action in a school, filmed and used to help champion teaching as a career. The idea is part of a new campaign…

Primary offer day – 97% offered school of their choice

A record number, 97% of Kent children will be offered one of their preferred primary schools on Primary offer day 18 April. This is the highest recorded percentage achieved since coordinated primary admissions began. 16,855 children will receive a school of their preference with 15,429 being offered their first preference school, nearly a 2% improvement on…

KCC welcomes Lower Thames Crossing announcement

KCC Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport Barbara Cooper said: “We welcome the announcement on the route for the Lower Thames Crossing, putting to rest the uncertainty for residents in Kent, Thurrock and Essex. “It is now essential that Highways England delivers the scheme at pace as this key piece of infrastructure that relieves…