Council leader unveils his new Cabinet

The Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough, has announced the appointment of his new top team following the local elections on May 6. The new cabinet members appointed today (Friday) are, in alphabetical order: Clair Bell – Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health David Brazier – Cabinet Member for Highways and…

Answering just three questions could help Kent County Council find a further £206m of saving over the next three years.

Conservatives still in control after KCC elections

Results for all the 80 seats contested in the KCC elections held yesterday (Thursday) are now complete. The Conservatives have retained control but with a reduced majority – currently 61 compared with 63 previously. The poll for the Elham Valley division was cancelled due to the death of a candidate after the election was called,…

Changes to symptom free covid-19 testing sites announced as pharmacies and online ordering come on board.

Following the success of Kent’s symptom free COVID-19 testing sites, which have now carried out almost 550,000 tests, residents can now pick up tests from 322 community pharmacies across the county, as well as ordering them online. With tests being so readily available, coupled with the decreasing case numbers in the county, some of the…

National Primary Offer Day 2021

Families in Kent will find out today which primary school their child has been offered for September 2021. Just over a month after schools reopened to all pupils following the latest COVID-19 lockdown, the 17,572 families who applied for a place at a Kent school will receive their offers via email or online. Of the…