Children walk to school bold as brass

It’s not every day you get to walk to school to the sound of a brass band. For the children of St Francis primary school in Maidstone, marching the route to the gates with a trumpet, tuba, drum and a trombone in tow was the culmination of an active journeys competition. Throughout May, Kent County…

Term-time holidays fines fall

The number of fines issued to parents for taking their children out of Kent schools has reduced again this year. From September 2016 to July 2017, 1,221 parents were fined for unauthorised absences, compared to 3,504 in 2015/16 and 4,726 in 2014/15. The drop is as a result in a change of policy to prosecute…

A28 Chart Road details to go on show

Further details on the road widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford will be going on show next week. Kent County Council announced earlier this year a £32 million project to widen Chart Road between the Tank and Matalan roundabouts. It comes in preparation for the Chilmington Green development which will see around 5,750…

KCC members vote for increase in allowances

Kent County Council today reviewed the remuneration for its 81 councillors, which has been frozen since 2008. In addition to the eight year freeze, councillors voluntarily took a further cut of 1.5% in their basic remuneration and a 5.4% cut for those with special responsibilities in 2009 which, until today, remained in place. Today, the…

Successful Kent County Show for KCC

It was a successful Kent County Show for KCC with hundreds visiting the council’s stand. The theme this year was “Be an Apprentice – Made in Kent”. The County Show took place at Detling Showground, Maidstone on July 7, 8 and 9. Activities and attractions included: • Highlighting the apprenticeship opportunities available for both young…

Kent calls for more adopters

Kent is in need of more adopters and Kent County Council is holding an event on Tuesday, July 11th 2017 so people can hear more about this life-changing decision.   This information event will allow individuals to learn more about adoption and the children who need adoptive families in Kent. There will be a formal presentation…