Walk to Wellbeing at Kent County Summer Fayre

The Kent County Summer Fayre is taking place at the Detling Showground, Maidstone on July 10 and 11 July and Kent County Council will be there on stand 403. This year’s theme is ‘Kent Walk to Wellbeing’ which brings together many of the activities taking place across KCC and with partners, Explore Kent, Country Parks,…

Digital autopsy facility gets the go-ahead

A new digital autopsy service in Kent to help determine the cause of death using 3D imaging and computer software has moved a step closer. Planning permission has been granted for the facility to be built on KCC’s former transport workshop site in Beddow Way on the Aylesford Industrial Estate. Autopsy services are currently carried…

Kent prepared for summer travel after government lifts restrictions

Following today’s government announcement relaxing overseas travel rules from 19th July, Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) leaders say they stand ready to support the Department for Transport to meet its responsibilities on its strategic road network, helping to keep Kent moving and protecting local communities. In a statement to Parliament earlier on Thursday, Transport Secretary Grant…

Affordable kit to help you get fit

Improving your wellbeing just became more affordable thanks to Everyday Active, a new initiative encouraging greater physical activity for Kent residents. Everyday Active is a campaign from the Kent and Medway Active Partnership – Kent Sport – which has teamed up with the Heart of Kent Hospice. For residents who would like to be a…

Youngsters challenged to meet the Wild World Heroes

Youngsters across the county are invited to become acquainted with Wild World Heroes as the annual Summer Reading Challenge gets under way in Kent libraries. This year’s theme is a celebration of nature and action for the environment and is bring run in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. The challenge runs from Saturday (10…

‘Lower My Drinking’ Support in Kent

Concerns that increasing numbers of people are drinking alcohol at levels that can seriously harm their short and long-term health, are leading to calls encouraging residents to take urgent steps to check how much they’re consuming. Estimates show the majority of people (75%) drink sensibly and in safe limits but in Kent, approximately 295,000 people are…