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Anti-bullying and mental health advocate scoops national award

An inspirational teenager from Canterbury has won a national award for raising awareness of bullying and mental health challenges among young people. Megan Parker, 16, was honoured at The Children and Young People Now Awards for her work with Headstart Kent, which supports schools to help young people to cope…

Road Safety Team highlighted for work leading the way

KCC’s Road Safety Team has been highlighted for its work in leading the way to raise standards making roads safer. In a new report from the RAC Foundation, Kent County Council is shown as an example as it can ‘inspire others to adopt an evidence-led, consistent approach to behaviour change…

Reminder: Have your say on the transport strategy for the south east

Kent residents urged to have their say on ‘transformational’ thirty-year transport strategy with sustainability at its heart • Investment could unlock massive growth, more than doubling the South East’s economy and supporting half a million new jobs by 2050 • Strategy sets out bold and compelling future that is better…

New d/Deaf and deafblind communication service for Kent residents launches

A new dedicated interpretation and communication service for d/Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing Kent residents has been launched today by Kent County Council (KCC). Kent Deaf Interpreting Service (KDIS) is a small team of in-house professionally trained and registered British Sign Language interpreters backed by a framework of local…

Make the right choice this Christmas – don’t drink and drive

One alcoholic drink will affect your ability to drive. Kent County Council is urging people to make the right choice this Christmas and not drink and drive. In the last three years there have been 666 crashes on Kent’s roads where a driver was impaired by alcohol, resulting in more…

Resident survey for proposed Thanet Parkway Station

A survey of residents will be held to gauge opinion on a Thanet parkway station following a meeting of Kent County Council’s Cabinet. Members agreed today (Monday), to defer a decision on funding the proposed station until later in January. To help inform that decision, council leaders will have results…

Cold weather warning – Kent urged to keep warm and well

With cold and wintry weather predicted over the next few days, families across Kent are being urged to follow a few simple measures to keep their loved ones safe and healthy. A level two cold weather alert has been announced for Kent by the Met Office which triggers actions in…

Toolkit Helps Kent Businesses Make the Most of The Open

A toolkit to help businesses reap the benefits of The 149th Open when it returns to Royal St George’s in Sandwich from 12-19 July 2020 has been produced by Dover District Council and Visit Kent. The launch of the toolkit comes ahead of the first Local Business Forum at The…

Managing ash dieback in Kent

With as many as half a million Ash trees growing on private land, KCC is urging owners to be aware of the disease. Since 2012, KCC has chaired the multi-agency Kent Resilience Forum Ash Dieback Strategic Co-ordinating Group when the fungal pathogen was first discovered in Kent. Ash dieback is…

Steel signing marks significant milestone for new Whitfield Aspen Primary School site

Pupils and staff at a Dover primary school have celebrated a significant milestone in the journey towards the opening of their new school site. A group from Whitfield Aspen Primary School met special guests for a steel signing ceremony at the location where their new Key Stage 2 buildings are…