New Testing Site Opened in Margate

A new drive-through and walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Dreamland Car Park, in Margate, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high…

Statement re Covid-19 Tier Level 1 for Kent and Medway

Joint statement from Kent County Council and Medway Council’s Directors of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark and James Williams. The government has launched three new levels of restrictions, applicable to the whole country from Wednesday onwards. While we recognise cases are rising across Kent and Medway, at this time, it would appear that Local Authorities in…

Former KCC Leader Paul Carter knighted by the Queen

The former leader of Kent County Council is among those recognised by the Queen for their contribution to the community. Paul Carter was Leader of Kent County Council (KCC), England’s largest local authority, for 14 years. He was one of the longest serving leaders nationally. Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough, said: “I am…

World Mental Health Day Support Available in Kent

Health leaders across Kent are reminding residents of the mental wellbeing support available as Covid-19 continues to cause restrictions and impact people’s lives. This World Mental Health Day (10th Oct), information is available at www.kent.gov.uk/wellbeing for people experiencing a range of mental health issues. There is also a specific site to help families with children…