Winter wonderland for disabled children and young people

A disabled children’s resource centre in Herne Bay was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with ice rink and Santa’s Grotto. Children with disabilities used specially-adapted wheelchairs to skate on the ice, and there were fun push-along penguin ‘skate aids’ available for disabled children without wheelchairs to help them skate around the rink at Windchimes,…

How Covid–19 has affected physical activity levels in Kent

Nearly 40,000 fewer adults in Kent are meeting government guidelines for physical activity than before the coronavirus pandemic. To help address this reduction, Kent Sport has announced a new fund to help groups and clubs with their efforts to increase public participation. The latest results from Sport England’s Active Lives Adults Survey, highlight the on-going…

National award for KCC’s mobile library fleet

The completion of Kent County Council’s fleet of new mobile libraries has coincided with a national award for the way they were produced and equipped. KCC now has five modern vehicles, touring the county to service residents who find it difficult to visit a conventional library building. The award came from the vehicle manufacturer Iveco…

KCC asks for residents’ views on library services

With all of Kent’s 99 libraries reopened after adapting their services to cope with the impact of the pandemic, KCC is now looking to the future. It has launched a public engagement exercise which will help inform its next strategy and is encouraging as many people as possible to take part. The county’s residents are…

KCC launches consultation on heritage conservation

An eight-week consultation on KCC’s latest plans for protecting the county’s heritage is under way with residents and businesses encouraged to make their views known. Among the county’s historic features are one world heritage site (Canterbury), 352 scheduled monuments, 17,432 listed buildings, 503 conservation areas and 407 historic parks and gardens. The tourism industry is…

Kent marks national Libraries Week

KCC is celebrating national Libraries Week (4-10 October) by focusing on the innovative and surprising activities that libraries are undertaking to support the county’s communities. Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer and this year’s theme is “Taking action, changing lives”. This celebrates the central role…