250 riders take part in KCC Chairman’s Good Friday Sportive

About 250 keen cyclists took part in the Good Friday Sportive, starting and finishing at Cyclopark in Gravesend and raising £2,000 for charity in the process. This year the annual event was linked to KCC Chairman David Brazier’s charity appeal. Proceeds are generated for the Kent Community Foundation, which connects fund-raisers with good causes across…

HeadStart Kent – Big Conversation for Young People

More than 100 secondary school pupils from schools and colleges across Kent met together to join the ‘Big Conversation’ about mental health in young people on Wednesday, March 21. The event, organised by Big Lottery Fund-supported HeadStart Kent, gave students information on improving their mental health, with workshops leading up to a big debate. Workshops…

Trading Standards officer saves 100 scam victims £61,000

A KCC Trading Standards officer who has helped nearly 100 scam victims across the county and saved them a total of more than £61,000 has been praised for her “exceptional service”. Elaine Mount, who works as a victim support officer, was presented with the KCC Chairman’s Commendation Award at County Hall. Chairman David Brazier said:…

Foster carers ‘eggstatic’ over mum’s generous donation

Kent County Council foster carers have thanked a Boughton Monchelsea mum for donating hundreds of chocolate eggs to children in care. More than 200 were collected by foster carers Emily Lydamore and Michelle Slater for the Easter Scavenger Hunt at Pegwell Bay Country Park, Cliffsend, Ramsgate on Tuesday, April 10. The rest will be distributed…

Successful bid in £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

The government has today announced that Kent County Council has been successful in the first stage of its application for Forward Funding from a national £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund. The money will support the delivery of major transport infrastructure enabling the construction of thousands of planned new homes in Swale. This follows the submission…

Kent County Council trials the future for buses

Kent County Council has secured a seven-week electric bus trial for the county, only the second local authority to do so in the UK. Working with Volvo and ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, the electric bus produces no emissions and is driven by electric motors. It will operate as an additional hourly service – running…

KCC thanks its social workers

Kent County Council (KCC) social workers are joining colleagues across the world to celebrate World Social Work Day today (Tuesday, March 20). KCC recognises the contribution staff have made to their community and wants them to know their hard work and dedication is recognised. This was particularly notable during the recent cold snap when colleagues…

Geoff Miles receives the 2018 Kent Invicta award

Kent businessman and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Geoff Miles, has been presented with the prestigious Invicta Award for his fantastic contribution towards the Kent economy. Presenting the award, Chairman of Kent County Council, David Brazier, thanked Mr Miles for working tirelessly for the county’s business community and providing a strong voice in attracting new investment…