Sandgate Library temporary closure

Sandgate Library will close temporarily from Monday 5th September, to allow for refurbishment work to be carried out. It will reopen on Monday 26th September. Alternative local libraries are available at Hythe, Cheriton and Folkestone. Kent Libraries will also be sending mobile libraries to stops in the local area, including Golden Valley, Digby Road, and…

Free trees for Kent

Kent County Council (KCC) is inviting applications for free trees to help reach its ambitious target of an additional 1.5 million trees to be planted in the county. The council launched a series of pilots as part of the Trees Outside Woodland programme which is developing innovative and sustainable new ways to increase tree cover…

New boost for Kent and Medway businesses opens for applications

Kent and Medway businesses in the early stages of growth can now apply for an interest-free loan to help achieve their ambitions, create jobs and power the county’s economy. Officially launched today, the Small Business Boost offers financial support of between £26,000 and £99,000 repayable over five years, following an optional six-month re-payment holiday. The scheme is part of…

Queen’s baton relay to be welcomed in Kent

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Kent next week ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Several towns in the county have been included in the route the baton is taking across the UK before it arrives in time for the Games’ official opening ceremony in Birmingham on 28 July. Since its inaugural appearance at the Cardiff 1958…