New d/Deaf and deafblind communication service for Kent residents launches

A new dedicated interpretation and communication service for d/Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing Kent residents has been launched today by Kent County Council (KCC). Kent Deaf Interpreting Service (KDIS) is a small team of in-house professionally trained and registered British Sign Language interpreters backed by a framework of local interpreters and agencies to provide…

Managing ash dieback in Kent

With as many as half a million Ash trees growing on private land, KCC is urging owners to be aware of the disease. Since 2012, KCC has chaired the multi-agency Kent Resilience Forum Ash Dieback Strategic Co-ordinating Group when the fungal pathogen was first discovered in Kent. Ash dieback is a fungus that originated in…