County marks Armed Forces Day with flag-raising

The annual Armed Forces Day was marked with a flag-raising ceremony at County Hall, Maidstone, attended by military personnel, British Legion veterans and KCC members and staff. David Brazier, the Chairman of KCC, welcomed attendees and explained the relevance of the event. “The occasion is a national show of support for Britain’s Armed Forces past,…

Cap and gown for youngsters

Youngsters have graduated from Kent Children’s University after studying out-of-school activities and got to wear a cap and gown while collecting their certificates. The 30 children from schools in Dartford, Dover, Maidstone, East Sussex and Gillingham studied various out-of-school subjects and activities for at least 65 hours in addition to their normal school day to…

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…

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…