Entrepreneurs take advantage of business advice at Kent BIPC

Kent Libraries’ Business & IP Centre has made an impressive start with more than 100 potential entrepreneurs making contact to get their business ideas under way. BIPC Kent, which is part of the British Library’s national network of similar centres across the country, has been established to advise start-up ventures, inventors, entrepreneurs and anyone with a…

Action plan to improve post-16 opportunities

A major review / a major opportunity Kent County Council is taking the lead in developing a collaborative action plan to help young people achieve their goals after they leave school by providing better pathways to post-16 education, skills and training. This follows an in-depth review into the post-16 offer in the county, commissioned by…

£3.4million investment to promote physical activity in Kent

Efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of Kent residents have received a boost with a £3.4million grant to Kent Sport, the active partnership for Kent and Medway. Funded largely by Sport England and KCC, with support from the county’s districts and Medway Council, the partnership is one of about 120 organisations working with Sport…

KCC welcomes new facilities at Tunbridge Wells cultural hub

After several years of planning and extensive renovation work, the new cultural hub in Tunbridge Wells, which includes KCC’s library and Adult Education Centre, has been officially opened. The Amelia Scott centre is named after the social reformer and campaigner for women’s suffrage who lived and worked in the town. The opening ceremony was performed…

KCC disputes conclusions drawn in controversial SEND story

KCC has responded firmly to recent criticism of its Special Educational Needs service. Stories based Information from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism followed an hour-long interview with some of the senior officers within the service and the Chair of the Kent Association of Headteachers. A KCC spokesman said: “It was a wide-ranging discussion in which…