Report paves way for more resilient services

Ground-breaking research commissioned by Kent County Council (KCC) sets out ways the authority, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations (VCSE) can work better together to deliver services. Undertaken as part of KCC’s Civil Society Strategy, the Full Cost Recovery (FCR) Report is attracting interest across the public sector. With COVID accelerating a long-term decline in…

Cathedral tribute for exceptional public servant

The huge contribution of former Kent County Council (KCC) Chairman Ann Allen MBE to Kent is to be celebrated in a Service of Thanksgiving at Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets to attend the service on Wednesday 25 May are available online only at https://ann–allen–service–of–thanksgiving.eventbrite.co.uk You can also use the link to register for a virtual ticket to…

KCC helps thousands cover essential bills

The Chancellor’s move in today’s Spring Statement to give local authorities a further £500million of Household Support Fund money will help provide vital lifelines for the most vulnerable, said Kent County Council’s (KCC) Leader. In parallel, Roger Gough said KCC would continue its focus on initiatives aimed at building Kent communities’ longer-term resilience to economic…

KCC elects new Honorary Aldermen

Two former long-serving Kent County Councillors (KCC) have been elected Honorary Aldermen. Between them, former KCC Chairman and Mayor of Maidstone Paulina Stockell, and George Koowaree, twice former Mayor of Ashford, gave nearly four decades of public service with KCC. Their distinguished record was recognised at the full County Council meeting on Thursday (10 March…

Illegal tobacco seized from hidden hole in shop ceiling

Boxes of suspected counterfeit e-cigarettes were seized from a concealed storage space above a ceiling at a Maidstone business as part of a nationwide crackdown on the illegal tobacco trade. The contraband was recovered at the premises in Knightrider Street on Wednesday (19 January 2022) during a joint operation involving police and Kent County Council…