KCC's Community Archaeologist Andrew Mayfield looks at an excavation site

Kent Community Archaeologist receives Marsh Award

Kent County Council’s (KCC) Community Archaeologist Andrew Mayfield has been honoured at the Marsh Community Archaeology Awards 2022. Run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and celebrating individuals who carry out exceptional archaeological work within their communities and who help to sustain cultural heritage for future generations, Andrew went home with the Community…

KCC Chair salutes nation’s military

Kent County Council’s (KCC) Chair today marked the start of this year’s Armed Forces Week by raising the Forces’ flag over County Hall and paying tribute to Britain’s military personnel. Speaking at the flag-raising ceremony, Lesley Game said the annual campaign was a time to recognise the vital role the Armed Forces play in protecting…

KCC call for Digital Champion volunteers

Being able to use a computer, a smart phone and the internet has become key for accessing services and staying connected. But not everyone can get online or knows how to use the web so Kent County Council (KCC) is looking to expand its network of Digital Champions to help charge up the cyber skills…

Kent set for record-breaking Jubilee celebrations

A dazzling record-setting range of Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday events being held across Kent is a fitting tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s unrivalled 70 years of service to the nation, the Leader and Chairman of Kent County Council (KCC) said today. On Thursday, Kent will light the most Jubilee beacons for an individual county…

Illicit tobacco dealers targeted

Thousands of illegal cigarettes and hundreds of illicit vapes were seized by Kent Trading Standards and Kent Police in the latest operation to tackle the unlawful tobacco trade in the county. Working in partnership with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the multi-agency team carried out targeted raids on several retail premises, private residences and vehicles…

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…