Award for KCC’s support for Armed Forces

Kent County Council’s commitment and support for defence personnel and their families has been recognised with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. Highlighting the council’s support for those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, the award recognises KCC’s “statement of intent to support defence personnel” as…

KCC Leader welcomes flood defences funding

Kent County Council has welcomed news that multi-million pound funding has been given to the Leigh, Hildenborough and East Peckham flood defences. The £4.6 million will go towards the flood defence schemes and joins the committed £2.5m for the Leigh from KCC. It comes after extensive work between Kent County Council, the Environment Agency, Maidstone,…

Carter’s Restaurant open for business

Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter has opened the refurbished restaurant at Towers School in Ashford which was named after him. Carter’s Restaurant offers students from schools all over Ashford the opportunity to learn hospitality and catering skills as part of their vocational studies. The restaurant is run like a business and it opened to…

Upgrade for Kent Bus Stops

Kent County Council will be replacing the county’s decaying concrete bus stop poles with new modern alternatives. The project, which began this week, will result in a number of benefits and will allow for more efficient maintenance. There are 235 concrete bus stop poles still in place across the county, the majority of which are…

£5 million worth of business loans on offer

Kent County Council has announced another £5 million in loans to support businesses in the county, boosting economic growth and job creation. The success of KCC’s Regional Growth Fund has already supported 242 companies in the county with £55 million of loans that have created more than 2,212 jobs, safeguarded a further 1,663 and has been…

Strengthening Community Organisations in Kent

  More than £1 million is being pumped into developing and strengthening community organisations. Following the publication of Kent County Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) policy in September last year, a new service is being introduced to provide support to voluntary sector organisations in the county. The service is being funded by KCC, as…

Award for Britain’s most improved road

Kent County Council has been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for Britain’s most improved road. The award was presented for the council’s highway safety improvements on the A227 between Tonbridge High Street and Borough Green. Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards are presented to organisations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to…