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…

Join KCC Cabinet Member for Finance in budget webchat

Kent residents have will have the opportunity to talk live online to KCC’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, John Simmonds, when he takes part in a web chat this Friday 24th October. The people of Kent still have time to air their views on which KCC services are most important to them and…

Oar-some KCC team rows for charity

A team of rowers from KCC took part in a charity rowathon and raised more than a thousand pounds for Dandelion Time, a charity that supports children and young people traumatised by abuse, neglect or having early life attachment difficulties. Dandelion Time, based in West Farleigh, held the indoor rowing event in Marden last weekend…

KCC’s Geoff Wild scoops top legal award

Geoff Wild, Kent County Council’s Director of Governance and Law, has been named Most Innovative European In-house Lawyer 2014. The FT Innovative Lawyer Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious legal awards in the country and are the product of in-depth independent research. Geoff Wild is the first ever public sector lawyer to receive…