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.…

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…

Folkestone ARRCC set up FoodWise to help provide everyday life skills

The Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation and Care Centre (ARRCC) in Folkestone is benefitting from new computer equipment and a new FoodWise project thanks to a £4,240 KCC Members grant from Bob Neaves, Frank McKenna and Hod Birkby. The funding has made a real difference to the town’s ARRCC, which supports adults with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.…

Shepway holds its first youth conference

Shepway held its first youth conference in June supported by a £5,000 KCC members grant from Carole Waters, Bob Neaves, Hod Birkby, Martin Whybrow and Frank McKenna. The conference which focussed on drugs education, gun and knife crime and child sexual exploitation was attended by 300 year nine pupils from six schools across the district. “I attended the Community…

New bench for the Bayle Folkestone

The Bayle Residents Association has installed a new bench at the Bayle Pond thanks to a £300 KCC members grant from Bob Neaves. The old bench had sadly been vandalised and needed to be replaced. The Bayle Pond area is a quiet but popular space for residents and visitors to come and sit and reflect and providing seating…