Date set for inaugural Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony

A group of Kent and Medway partners is delighted to invite businesses, training providers and apprentices to the first Kent Apprentice Graduation Ceremony at Rochester Cathedral on Friday, October 4. Thousands of organisations are now employing apprentices. With the desire to recognise and celebrate apprentices’ achievement akin to that of a University graduate, work is…

Young people take charge at Kent County Council

Kent children stepped into the shoes of senior council staff and councillors as part of an initiative that put young people at the heart of decision making. Kent County Council’s (KCC) Takeover Day on Wednesday, May 29 saw children in care, care leavers and adopted or fostered young people take charge of the Corporate Parenting…

Plans for Gravesend bus hub

Kent County Council will be holding a public information event on plans to build a bus interchange in Gravesend town centre. Barrack Row and Garrick Street will be redesigned to allow bus services to be based there, with vehicle access restricted to create more space for pedestrians. There will be seven bus stops at the…

New rural transport schemes to launch

A series of new rural transport schemes are due to launch over the next few weeks across Kent, with the first starting on June 3 in Sevenoaks. A feeder bus, linking into the commercial network, will run in Maidstone and West Malling while a taxi bus service will run in Sandwich, Tenterden and Sevenoaks. KCC…

KCC’s outgoing Chairman reflects on a memorable year

KCC’s outgoing chairman Mike Angell has handed over the chain of office to his successor Ann Allen in a ceremony at County Hall on Thursday (23 May). Reflecting on the past year, Mr Angell, who represents Ashford Rural East, said: “I have spent much of the past year meeting the wonderful people of Kent, including…

Historic Counties Day: Kent, May 26

May 26 marks Kent Day – the feast day of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury. Kent – a county of two halves. A brief history – written by the Kent Family History Society for more information on the society, please visit https://www.kfhs.org.uk/kent-history The name Kent derives from the ancient Celtic tribe who inhabited South East…

Kent’s windmills are a striking visual feature of the landscape

Kent’s windmills are a striking visual feature of the landscape and provide an historical insight into the county’s agricultural past. Kent County Council is responsible for eight windmills in the county. These include six smock mills and two post mills and all eight are listed buildings. They are: Chillenden Mill, Goodnestone, Dover Davison’s Mill, Stelling…