Marking the success of the Marsh Million

Scores of businesses and leaders have been marking the success of the Marsh Million scheme to boost jobs and economic growth in the area. They gathered at Lydd Airport to share a series of success stories. Backed by Magnox – operator of the Dungeness A power station, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Kent County Council, Shepway…

Road Safety Team Launch 2015 Winter Drink Drive Campaign

One in six fatal crashes involves a driver who is over the drink drive limit and even the smallest amount of alcohol in our blood can dangerously affect our driving. That’s the message from Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team as it launches its Winter Drink Drive Campaign. Driving after just one drink can double…

Get on board Kent’s Discovery Ticket prize draw – just the ticket for half term

Parents and children are being invited to get on board a fantastic easy-to-enter, half-term prize draw to win family bus tickets. Following the Kent launch of the South East region ‘Discovery Ticket’ last month, passengers can travel by bus from Thanet to Chichester, or Dartford to Brighton – anywhere in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey,…

Expansion of Metro rail services – Kent commuters to benefit

Rail commuters in Kent are set to benefit from the proposal announced by Transport for London to operate the ‘Metro’ services in south-east London and parts of Kent, including Dartford and Sevenoaks. Kent County Council (KCC) has welcomed the news that Transport for London (TfL) accepted a series of non-negotiable “red lines” to protect fares…

KCC: Looking for the cream of creative talent

Creative companies and freelancers are invited to apply their expertise to help broaden the range of communication services available to Kent County Council. The authority is looking to build a ‘Creative Services Framework’ which would expand the range of creative skills and communications used to reach residents and businesses. Whether that be a marketing campaign,…

Tonbridge High Street regeneration plans to go on show

Plans to regenerate Tonbridge High Street and boost the local economy by enhancing the historic area, tackling traffic congestion and improving air quality go on show at Tonbridge Castle from Friday 6 February. Local residents and businesses are being invited to view an exhibition of the £2.37million scheme, which has been funded by the Government’s…

KEiBA – 2015 awards launched

Outstanding businesses have a chance to shine in the 2015 Kent Excellence in Business Awards which were launched last night. Now in their seventh year, the awards are staged and produced by Kent County Council and KM Media Group. More than 200 people attended the launch at Dickens World in Chatham Maritime, which has become…

Nathan writes his way into 700th Apprenticeship

Nineteen-year-old Nathan Charles from Sheerness managed to secure a unique apprenticeship in a travel company offering remembrance tours by writing an eye-catching application. In doing so, he became the 700th apprentice to be placed through the KCC’s Kent Employment Programme. His new boss Nikki Archer-Waring, Managing Director of Spirit of Remembrance, said it was the…