Read all about it – new Riverhead noticeboard

Kent County Councillor Margaret Crabtree was delighted to give Riverhead Parish Council £1293 from her KCC Member Grant Scheme towards their new oak noticeboard which sits proudly outside Riverhead Village Hall. Councillor Crabtree, pictured alongside Councillor Chris Kennett hopes the new noticeboard will inform the community of statutory notices, village events and activities taking place within Riverhead and is…

Chalk Parish Question Time with PCC Matthew Scott

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott delivered his first local community question time with the residents of Gravesham at Chalk Parish Hall on Wednesday 22nd February. Hosted by Kent County Councillor Diane Marsh and with KCC Councillor’s Bryan Sweetland and Colin Caller in attendance along with Gravesham Borough Councillors, Matthew Scott explained his role,…

The SHAPE project is making a difference to Young People in Shepway

The SHAPE project, which aims to tackle youth exclusion, antisocial behaviour and disadvantage, is currently running in its third year in Shepway. The project is a partnership between Shepway Community Safety Partnership, Shepway District Council and Gillingham FC community Trust and has received £3,000 funding from KCC members Hod Birkby, Bob Neaves and Frank McKenna.…

New Chairs for Hawkinge Community Centre

Hawkinge Community Centre is benefitting from some new chairs thanks to a £4,000 KCC members grant from Susan Carey. The new chairs form part of a project to improve facilities at Hawkinge Community Centre which include wi-fi access and large screen for presentations. The management of the community centre has been transferred to the Town…

Dementia Friendly Shepway

Shepway held its first dementia conference to help raise awareness about the condition locally. Participants at the conference had an opportunity to learn what a dementia friendly community is; what a dementia friend is and what the recognition symbol is and how it will be used across Kent. Everyone attending would also have an opportunity to become…

Urgent Roof Repairs for Lympne Church

A £500 KCC Members grant from Kent County Councillor Susan Carey has gone to support urgent roof repairs at Lympne church. St Stephen’s church in Lympne is not just there for services but also serves as a meeting place for village events and groups such as the local history society. There’s been a church in Lympne…