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…

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…

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 technology for Sandgate Library

Sandgate Library, run in partnership with Sandgate Parish Council, is taking the lead in encouraging people to engage with books by providing 10 e-readers for hire thanks to a £1,250 KCC members grant from Hod Birkby. The library currently opens its doors on four mornings during the week and on Saturday mornings. The book borrowing  rate needed a boost…