Schools urged to continue with Covid-safety measures

Shellina Prendergast, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome back to school to all pupils, teachers and staff across Kent. I hope you all had a relaxing, enjoyable, and healthy summer break and are returning to the classroom refreshed and looking forward to the new school…

New system assists crackdown on Blue Badge abuse

Members of Kent County Council’s Counter Fraud Team have spent two days training Civil Enforcement Officers in two districts on a new system aimed at tackling the fraudulent use of the Disabled Persons’ Blue Badge scheme. Civil Enforcement Officers from both Dartford and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Councils welcomed the introduction of a new mobile…

Funding to help young people to be more active

The Covid pandemic has had a huge impact on the ability for people to take part in and enjoy the sports they love. However, as lockdown restrictions eased, Kent Sport has distributed £327,000 of funding from The Department for Education to open-up school facilities out-of-hours to support young people and the local community to re-engage…

Consultation opens on future of booking system for Household Waste Recycling Centres

Residents are being asked for their views on the future of the booking system for Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). Introduced as an emergency measure to ensure social distancing during the pandemic, the booking system has evolved in response to customer feedback and the easing of restrictions. Now a consultation has been…