Net zero, skills, community and change at heart of KCC vision

Plans to support greener transport, digital connectivity, job opportunities and sustainable infrastructure are among a raft of actions set out in Kent County Council’s (KCC) new vision for the future. Focused on Levelling Up, Infrastructure, Environment and Care and Support, the new four-year Strategic Statement ‘Framing Kent’s Future’ also includes ambitions to improve the lives…

Kent Homeless Connect consultation opens

Views are being sought on Kent County Council’s (KCC) proposal to end funding for the Kent Homeless Connect (KHC) service when the current contract ends. Following the approval of the council’s budget in February, it was proposed that, to meet the ongoing severe financial challenges the council is facing it could stop funding the discretionary…

Help the NHS help others by returning unwanted mobility equipment

People with mobility equipment they no longer need are being urged to return it to new, dedicated drop-off points at hospitals in Ashford, Canterbury and Margate. This includes NHS or council-loaned equipment such as crutches, commodes, walking frames, raised toilet seats, shower chairs, free-standing toilet frames, perching stools, chair raisers, kitchen trolleys and wheeled walkers.…

Statement from the Leader of Kent County Council on the fuel supply situation

Roger Gough, Kent County Council Leader, said: “We are aware that the Government is continuing to work to ensure fuel supplies meet customer demand at petrol stations around the country. “Industry has also been clear that there is not a fundamental shortage of fuel in the UK and that localised disruption is easing as buying…