Self-employed urged to apply for grants

Self-employed people in Kent are being urged to check their eligibility for a Government grant worth up to £6,570. With a number of other Government grant schemes ending in August, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mike Whiting and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Jo James are urging self-employed people in Kent and…

Public sector bodies offered electricity direct from a renewable energy generator

Public sector bodies can now take advantage of electricity direct from a renewable energy generator. LASER, a division of Kent County Council’s Commercial Services, has created a system that allows public sector organisations to directly support and benefit from new wind and solar electricity generation, helping them work towards net-zero carbon targets. Organisations could include…

‘Let’s Create’ packs ease lockdown pressures

Thousands of families across Kent have benefitted from “Let’s Create” packs specially designed to provide extra activities for schoolchildren affected by the Covid lockdown. Several KCC services collaborated to decide what kinds of materials would be of greatest benefit, especially to those families without access to a computer or similar device. Many others have to…

Funding for new electric vehicle charging points

Further funding for new electric vehicle charging points across the county has been secured by Kent County Council. Following a trial KCC will be partnering with all interested Parish and Town Councils to install extra electric vehicle charge-points across Kent. The chargers would be located on land owned by the community such as village hall…

KCC announces new measures for school transport

Kent County Council has announced new measures that will allow pupils to travel to and from school safely when they return to the classroom next month. School transport guidance was provided by Government on 11 August, although KCC officers have been working since the lockdown began on preparing for a full return to school with…