Kent County Council hosts Art Ability exhibition

More than 70 talented artists will have their colourful creations hosted by Kent County Council next month. The exhibition, entitled Art Ability, will see residents supported by the council’s learning disability services invited to County Hall in Maidstone to display and sell their unique artwork. Paintings, sculpture and photography will be among items included, as…

Music to my ears

Martin Vye has given £750 of his combined members grant to Music for Change.- a scheme that brings culturally diverse music and dance into the classroom and the community. The money allowed them to run a successful music and songwriting project with service users form Porchlight, a charity that supports vulnerable and homeless people in Kent,…

Pantomime for all – oh yes it is

Herne and Sturry county councillor Alan Marsh worked alongside the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company to allow people to experience pantomime for the first time. This included the disabled, retired, unemployed and children. The £3,000 grant also enabled a specialist singer to attend an event for the deaf, which was a first for the area. Those attending…

Funding for Chestfield Cricket Club

Chestfield Cricket Club provides sporting facilities for hundreds of residents of all ages. The popular club received £2,000 funding from KCC Member Mike Harrison from his member grant. Club Chairman Paul Jordan said: “Without this grant it would have become impossible for the club to continue to provide a quality venue for members and local…

Broomfield Fun Day is a big success

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council were successful in securing a grant from KCC for £300 towards a Fun Day. The money was allocated from Alan Marsh’s Member Grant fund, and provided First Aid provision, entertainment and resources towards the event. The Fun Day attracted a wide range of people of all ages, with a variety…

Whitstable Harbour Day

A KCC member grant of £1,000 provided entertainment for the Whitstable Harbour Day. Councillor Mike Harrison supported the project which attracted visitors of all ages. It was a wonderful family day with activities celebrating marine projects, including the fishing industry, RNLI and life saving displays. The event was free of charge and served as a fun way of…