Children walk to school bold as brass

It’s not every day you get to walk to school to the sound of a brass band. For the children of St Francis primary school in Maidstone, marching the route to the gates with a trumpet, tuba, drum and a trombone in tow was the culmination of an active journeys competition. Throughout May, Kent County…

A28 Chart Road details to go on show

Further details on the road widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford will be going on show next week. Kent County Council announced earlier this year a £32 million project to widen Chart Road between the Tank and Matalan roundabouts. It comes in preparation for the Chilmington Green development which will see around 5,750…

Successful Kent County Show for KCC

It was a successful Kent County Show for KCC with hundreds visiting the council’s stand. The theme this year was “Be an Apprentice – Made in Kent”. The County Show took place at Detling Showground, Maidstone on July 7, 8 and 9. Activities and attractions included: • Highlighting the apprenticeship opportunities available for both young…

Kent residents likely to lose over £12 million to scams in 2017

Criminals continue to target Kent residents with telephone, postal, doorstep and online scams causing devastation and financial hardship to victims. Kent County Council (KCC) is working in partnership with Citizens Advice to warn people about the type of scams targeting Kent residents and the steps they can take to prevent themselves from becoming a victim.…

Transport for the South East launched

Leaders from across the South East have launched an ambitious new partnership to transform the transport network for the travelling public and businesses and to ensure the area remains a driver of the UK economy. Transport for the South East (TfSE) will speak with a single voice on the area’s transport priorities. It will devise…

KCC Chairman pays tribute to Countess Mountbatten

The Chairman of Kent County Council has paid tribute to Countess Mountbatten, who died earlier this week at the age of 93. David Brazier said: “The Countess was a distinguished and highly-respected resident of Kent. “She was one of the first two female Deputy Lieutenants appointed in the county in 1973 and was involved in…