Historic Counties Day: Kent, May 26

May 26 marks Kent Day – the feast day of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury. Kent – a county of two halves. A brief history – written by the Kent Family History Society for more information on the society, please visit https://www.kfhs.org.uk/kent-history The name Kent derives from the ancient Celtic tribe who inhabited South East…

Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy

Kent County Council’s Environment and Transport Committee will next week be discussing an ambitious strategy to make Kent carbon neutral. The draft Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy, if agreed at the committee meeting, is due to go out for public consultation in early June. The strategy aims to create actions to eliminate…

Special Kent Conference for Mental Health Awareness Week

A suicide prevention conference has been held as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, bringing together organisations from across Kent including local authorities, health providers, emergency services, community groups, charities and the private sector. Led by the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) of which KCC is a partner, the ‘Release the Pressure’…

Kent businesses honoured by Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty The Queen has today named 201 businesses as among the best in the country in the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise to celebrate Her Majesty’s 93rd birthday. The winners include businesses leading the way in a huge range of industries – from construction, agriculture, motoring and software development. Winners from Kent are: International…

Kent Resilience Forum statement on Brexit extension

A statement from the Kent Resilience Forum said: “Following the agreement between the UK government and the European Union to extend the deadline for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, the Kent Resilience Forum’s work to minimise disruption to the county will continue. “As a multi-agency group of partners we are committed to preparing for the…

KCC’s collection of Parish Registers goes online for the first time

More than 2.6 million records have been digitised, fully indexed and are now available to search New additions join Findmypast’s existing Kent collections to form the most comprehensive online archive of Kent parish registers Leading family history website, Findmypast, has announced the online publication of thousands of original parish registers in partnership with Kent County…

Brexit – Britain leaving the European Union

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union and businesses and public bodies will need to prepare for this. Find out how we’re working with the Kent Resilience Forum to prepare for Brexit. These pages will be our hub for all Brexit related information and will be updated regularly in the lead up…