KCC leads on new business-support project

KCC is taking the lead in a new project providing support to businesses and individuals facing challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. C-Care is a cross-Channel Interreg project, led by KCC and run by four English and three French partner organisations, working with a wider network of stakeholders. Drawing on a range of expertise…

Digital autopsy facility gets the go-ahead

A new digital autopsy service in Kent to help determine the cause of death using 3D imaging and computer software has moved a step closer. Planning permission has been granted for the facility to be built on KCC’s former transport workshop site in Beddow Way on the Aylesford Industrial Estate. Autopsy services are currently carried…

KCC appoints new Armed Forces Champion

KCC has a new Armed Forces Champion in Oliver Richardson, who has been performing the same role for Dover District Council for the past 18 months. Mr Richardson served in the Welsh Guards from 1982 to 93, including service in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and the Gulf War, and has a son in the same…

Affordable kit to help you get fit

Improving your wellbeing just became more affordable thanks to Everyday Active, a new initiative encouraging greater physical activity for Kent residents. Everyday Active is a campaign from the Kent and Medway Active Partnership – Kent Sport – which has teamed up with the Heart of Kent Hospice. For residents who would like to be a…

Youngsters challenged to meet the Wild World Heroes

Youngsters across the county are invited to become acquainted with Wild World Heroes as the annual Summer Reading Challenge gets under way in Kent libraries. This year’s theme is a celebration of nature and action for the environment and is bring run in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. The challenge runs from Saturday (10…

Creative hub reaches major milestone

One of Kent’s largest cultural infrastructure projects has reached a major milestone. Jasmin Vardimon Company’s new and much anticipated creative hub takes shape, promising a state-of-the-art facility for the internationally renowned dance company to expand its activities locally, nationally and on the global stage. Councillors from KCC and Ashford Borough Council joined representatives from Arts…

Result of Elham Valley election declared

The count for the vacant seat in the Elham Valley electoral division has taken place following Thursday’s by-election. The successful candidate is Susan Carey (Conservative Party). The detailed results, including the votes cast for all candidates, can be found here. The election of a county councillor in the Elham Valley Division as part of the…