KCC appoints new Armed Forces Champion

KCC has a new Armed Forces Champion in Oliver Richardson, who has been performing the same role for Dover District Council for the past 18 months. Mr Richardson served in the Welsh Guards from 1982 to 93, including service in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and the Gulf War, and has a son in the same…

Creative hub reaches major milestone

One of Kent’s largest cultural infrastructure projects has reached a major milestone. Jasmin Vardimon Company’s new and much anticipated creative hub takes shape, promising a state-of-the-art facility for the internationally renowned dance company to expand its activities locally, nationally and on the global stage. Councillors from KCC and Ashford Borough Council joined representatives from Arts…

Result of Elham Valley election declared

The count for the vacant seat in the Elham Valley electoral division has taken place following Thursday’s by-election. The successful candidate is Susan Carey (Conservative Party). The detailed results, including the votes cast for all candidates, can be found here. The election of a county councillor in the Elham Valley Division as part of the…

School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

St Anthony’s School in Thanet was recently awarded the Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing. This Award has been developed by HeadStart Kent, which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The Award recognises and celebrates everything schools do to support young people’s emotional wellbeing through a whole school approach. Achieving the…

Temporary bridge to be installed at Faversham Creek

Plans to have a temporary bridge in place across Faversham Creek have been delayed. KCC was hoping to have a bridge installed this week, however, further inspections have identified that the temporary bridge should not be placed on the existing abutments. Work to prepare for and install an increased span temporary bridge remains ongoing and…

Third school receives Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

A third school has been recognised with a Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing in celebration of the support it offers its young people. St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School in Gravesend was successful in its application and received the Award from Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, Roger…

Have your say on the future of Minnis Community Hub  

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched an eight–week consultation about the future of services for older people at Minnis Community Hub. KCC has been exploring the way forward for the day service at Minnis Community Hub and now seeks the views of service users on the future of services that are delivered at the centre.…

Kent County Council hosts ‘Art in Mind’ – an exhibition on mental health  

An exhibition highlighting the therapeutic value of art in managing mental health issues is being held at County Hall, Maidstone this month. The display, entitled ‘Art in Mind’ will see the art gallery next to the Stone Hall filled with drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and papier-mâché from Monday, September 23, until October 11. Organisations taking…

Schools Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

Schools in Kent are now able to apply for a Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing, which recognises and celebrates everything they do to support young people’s emotional wellbeing through the whole school approach. The first two schools to succeed in their application are Homewood School in Tenterden and Westlands School in Sittingbourne.…