Kent Travel Saver update

Now that the Government has issued advice regarding return to school, KCC has agreed how best to compensate those who purchased the Kent Travel Saver, but have not been able to use the pass whilst schools have been closed. For those customers paying either by monthly direct debits or in full at the start of…

Proposal to delay Kent Test 2020 until October

A proposal has been submitted to Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills to delay this year’s Kent Test by approximately a month. We appreciate that the closure of schools to the majority of pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety for families about their children’s…

Works to be carried out on George Park in Margate

Kent County Council will be undertaking works to George Park to help reduce the risk of surface water flooding to the local area. The park will be landscaped to store surface water collected from the surrounding roads. The water will be collected in ponds and swales, known as attenuation areas, where it will slowly filter…

KCC encourages volunteering opportunities in libraries

Kent libraries is encouraging people to volunteer at one of the county’s 99 libraries. At a committee meeting last week, members heard that last year 1,119 volunteers gave over 45,000 hours of their time adding value to the Kent libraries and archives. Head of Service Libraries, Registration & Archives James Pearson, said: “We are extremely…

KCC Leader on Brexit preparedness

I sincerely hope that we never have to implement any of our contingency plans and that the UK has a smooth exit from Europe. However, we don’t know whether or not that will be the case. We must never forget the chaos that we had across half of this county in 2015. The M20 was…

Outstanding double award success for The Education People

Kent Supported Employment, part of the Specialist Employment Service in The Education People, has been awarded Team of the Year at the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) annual, national conference. The service supports over 200 new clients per year in seeking, finding and sustaining employment using the supported employment model; working closely with employers…

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…