Kent continues to support the military

Kent’s support for the military has been reinforced at a conference, whose aims included ensuring that those who have served in the armed forces and their families are not disadvantaged as a result of their service. The annual conference was organised by the Kent and Medway Civilian Military Partnership Board, with about 150 attendees sharing…

The SHAPE project is making a difference to Young People in Shepway

The SHAPE project, which aims to tackle youth exclusion, antisocial behaviour and disadvantage, is currently running in its third year in Shepway. The project is a partnership between Shepway Community Safety Partnership, Shepway District Council and Gillingham FC community Trust and has received £3,000 funding from KCC members Hod Birkby, Bob Neaves and Frank McKenna.…

New Chairs for Hawkinge Community Centre

Hawkinge Community Centre is benefitting from some new chairs thanks to a £4,000 KCC members grant from Susan Carey. The new chairs form part of a project to improve facilities at Hawkinge Community Centre which include wi-fi access and large screen for presentations. The management of the community centre has been transferred to the Town…

Dementia Friendly Shepway

Shepway held its first dementia conference to help raise awareness about the condition locally. Participants at the conference had an opportunity to learn what a dementia friendly community is; what a dementia friend is and what the recognition symbol is and how it will be used across Kent. Everyone attending would also have an opportunity to become…

Support from Shepway Members for the Green Gym Project

The Shepway Green Gym project has received extra funding to help cover the costs of new tools thanks to a £5,543  grant from all six KCC Shepway members. The six members are: Hod Birkby, Susan Carey, Frank McKenna, Bob Neaves, Carole Waters, and Martin Whybrow. The project runs across the whole of Shepway and is managed by Shepway District Council. It’s all inclusive and offers help and…

Playland: Re-Imaging Communities Project

Playland: Re-imagining Communities brings together the narratives of a film commission and the memorabilia of everyday life as international artist Jivko Darakchiev and Folkestone based artist Nicholette Goff engaged with local communities to explore senses of place and identity through time. This exciting project is being supported by a KCC members grant from Hod Birkby. The…

New gas meter for Lydd Methodist Church

Lydd Methodist Church has a new gas meter thanks to a £485 KCC members grant from Carole Waters. The church’s Pauline Pogson said:”Without the upgraded gas meter the building would not have been gas safe. “The upgrade has enabled the church to continue running the Yoga Group, start a  “Little Chicks” parent and toddler group, and…