KCC staff learn about life as Army Reservists

As part of the Armed Forces Week activities, representatives of the Princess of Wales’s Regiment spent a day at County Hall, meeting KCC staff and talking about life as an Army Reserve Soldier. They also showed a small selection of the kind of equipment Reservists might be required to use. Among the visitors to the…

Service veterans enjoy D-Day tea party

The start of the country’s D-Day commemorations were marked at County Hall on Wednesday (5 June) when KCC Chairman Ann Allen hosted a tea party for about a dozen service veterans. Proudly displaying their various medals, the veterans, accompanied by a few relatives and carers and several current representatives of the Armed Forces, enjoyed a…

KCC’s outgoing Chairman reflects on a memorable year

KCC’s outgoing chairman Mike Angell has handed over the chain of office to his successor Ann Allen in a ceremony at County Hall on Thursday (23 May). Reflecting on the past year, Mr Angell, who represents Ashford Rural East, said: “I have spent much of the past year meeting the wonderful people of Kent, including…

Public Protection team bids for share of Tesco community fund

KCC’s Public Protection team is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to help safeguard vulnerable people from telephone scammers. Tesco teamed up with the charity Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which provides grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 for local community projects. Three groups in…

Inter-faith gathering pays respects to terror victims

KCC Chairman Mike Angell represented the county council at an inter-faith gathering in Gravesend on Friday (26th), paying respects and remembering those who lost their lives in in recent Sri Lankan terror attack. The event on Community Square was organised by the Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Gravesham Borough Council and was attended by about…

Entries open for the 2019 KUDOS Awards

The search is on to identify innovative projects which are helping people in Kent and Medway to be more active. Kent Sport – a collaboration between KCC and Sport England – wants to give KUDOS to people and organisations in the county that are changing people’s lives through sport and physical activity. Three shortlisted finalists…

Students and businesses join The Great British Spring Clean

Students from East Kent College hit the streets of Broadstairs with bags and litter-pickers as part of The Great British Spring Clean. The event was organised by Broadstairs Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) – made up of partners including Kent County Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Services, Thanet District Council and local retailers. Volunteers…

KCC rises to latest budget challenge

KCC Leader Paul Carter has paid tribute to the council’s staff who had helped produce the budget for the coming financial year, despite huge further cutbacks in monies from central government. After producing savings of £640 million over the past eight years, the council has risen to the challenge of finding another £73 million to…