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More primary school pupils offered their first choice

Over 97% of children across Kent will start their formal education in 2019 at a Primary school named by their parents on their application. That figure – 16,839 children in all – includes 15,450 who were offered their first preference. This takes the percentage of first-choice placements to over 89%.…

Entries open for the 2019 KUDOS Awards

The search is on to identify innovative projects which are helping people in Kent and Medway to be more active. Kent Sport – a collaboration between KCC and Sport England – wants to give KUDOS to people and organisations in the county that are changing people’s lives through sport and…

Kent Resilience Forum statement on Brexit extension

A statement from the Kent Resilience Forum said: “Following the agreement between the UK government and the European Union to extend the deadline for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, the Kent Resilience Forum’s work to minimise disruption to the county will continue. “As a multi-agency group of partners we are…

KCC’s collection of Parish Registers goes online for the first time

More than 2.6 million records have been digitised, fully indexed and are now available to search New additions join Findmypast’s existing Kent collections to form the most comprehensive online archive of Kent parish registers Leading family history website, Findmypast, has announced the online publication of thousands of original parish registers…

Students and businesses join The Great British Spring Clean

Students from East Kent College hit the streets of Broadstairs with bags and litter-pickers as part of The Great British Spring Clean. The event was organised by Broadstairs Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) – made up of partners including Kent County Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Services, Thanet District…

Lord-Lieutenant of Kent promotes unity and help for others with launch of volunteering website 

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent has launched a volunteering campaign and website to encourage the people of Kent to help each other. Speaking at his annual Civic Service, held this year in All Saints Church, Maidstone, Viscount De L’Isle, The Queen’s representative in the county, told a large congregation that the…

Brexit – Britain leaving the European Union

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union and businesses and public bodies will need to prepare for this. Find out how we’re working with the Kent Resilience Forum to prepare for Brexit. These pages will be our hub for all Brexit related information and will be updated…

Highways England introduces M20 contraflow as part of Operation Brock

From this morning, Operation Brock has been brought in on the M20 as an extra tool for managing disruption in Kent. The M20 contraflow will be in effect from north of Junction 8 (for Maidstone) to Junction 9 at Ashford. Operation Brock queues lorries bound for mainland Europe on the…

Survivor’s powerful speech raises awareness of child exploitation

Tackling the exploitation of vulnerable children and young people was at the heart of a conference in Canterbury this month. Leading experts in the field were at Canterbury College on Thursday, March 14 to raise awareness among the 180-strong audience of professionals about the varied and complex reasons why children…

SHIFTing views on sex for the over 45s

A new European funded project is underway in Kent to tackle the rising number of sexually transmitted infections among people in their forties by encouraging people to discuss the issue. Studies reveal major changes in sexual behaviour over the last century, including increasing numbers of sexually active older people. The…