National Secondary Offer Day 2021

As schools prepare to reopen to all pupils following the latest COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of children have found out which secondary school they’ve been offered a place at for September. More than 95% of pupils will receive an offer from one of their preferred schools this National Secondary Offer Day. The number of schools families…

Kent road resurfacing work continues

The first phase of Kent’s latest resurfacing programme started in January and is progressing well. This £5 million work includes 26 locations around the county and will continue through to the end of March. This vital investment will help to reduce potholes caused by the weather conditions we have experienced in Kent this winter. A…

Everyone counts in Census 2021

Kent residents are being reminded the 2021 Census is coming and that it is important to take part because the information it collects helps plan the services, like new hospitals, schools and GP surgeries, we need. The unique survey happens once a decade, providing a snapshot of every person and household in England and Wales.…

Kent residents thanked as Prime Minister unveils roadmap

The Prime Minister’s ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’ announcement has been welcomed in Kent as residents are thanked for their efforts in bringing Covid-19 rates across the county down during the last lockdown. Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for allowing schools, socialising and some sports to return next month under Government plans to relax lockdown restrictions.…

Susan Carey, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The Maidstone Heat Network is an important part of our work to deliver our Net Zero ambition for both Kent County Council and for Kent. It’s the result of several years of work by the Kent County Council Energy Team and this funding from HNIP is both a vote of confidence in the project and in the concept of heat networks.“

Funding the transition to net zero: Heat Networks Investment Project helps Kent County Council to 2030 net zero target

So far over £165 million of Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) funding has been awarded to date. The most recent recipient is Kent County Council securing £2,478,000 to support the development of a low carbon heat network in Maidstone. Local authorities across the UK have announced ambitious targets in an effort to not only encourage…

Council Tax help for Kent’s most in need

A further £6million of emergency COVID funding will be used to help Kent’s struggling households pay their Council Tax. The move proposed by Kent County Council at last week’s annual Budget meeting, and now approved, means all existing Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) working-age households will automatically have their 2021-22 Council Tax reduced by £50…