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Latest from Kent County Council:

KCC begins consultation on the mental health service

Kent County Council began a six week consultation from Friday, 10 February to hear people’s views about the proposed Mental Health Service – Promoting Independence. KCC is proposing to combine the Supporting Independence Service and the Housing Related Support services to create a more joined up system for helping people…

St Clements Way, Greenhithe Improvement Scheme

A multi-million pound scheme to ease congestion on a route between Dartford and Greenhithe has been revealed by Kent County Council. The A206 St Clements Way provides links to the A2 and Dartford Crossing and access to the Bluewater and the Crossways retail parks. Substantial new development has been built…

Award for KCC’s support for Armed Forces

Kent County Council’s commitment and support for defence personnel and their families has been recognised with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. Highlighting the council’s support for those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, the award recognises KCC’s “statement of intent…

‘One You’ the new health shop comes to Ashford

The start of a new year often brings resolutions for people to get fitter and healthier, so it’s perfect timing that Ashford has teamed up with Kent County Council and the NHS to open a brand new health hub where people can kick-start their journey to becoming more healthy and…

The SHAPE project is making a difference to Young People in Shepway

The SHAPE project, which aims to tackle youth exclusion, antisocial behaviour and disadvantage, is currently running in its third year in Shepway. The project is a partnership between Shepway Community Safety Partnership, Shepway District Council and Gillingham FC community Trust and has received £3,000 funding from KCC members Hod Birkby,…

New Doors in memorial of two key figures in Hythe

The community who use the Catholic Church in Hythe are benefitting from new doors thanks to a £3,000 KCC members grant from Martin Whybrow. The previous doors were very old and no longer kept out the cold. Chris Capon MBE a regular at the Church and previous County Councillor first…

Level three cold weather alert in place for Kent

Severe weather forecast for the South East could leave people vulnerable and Kent County Council is reminding residents of simple steps to help friends, families and neighbours. A level three cold weather alert has been announced for the region by the Met Office which triggers actions in the NHS, public health, social…

Music to my ears

Martin Vye has given £750 of his combined members grant to Music for Change.- a scheme that brings culturally diverse music and dance into the classroom and the community. The money allowed them to run a successful music and songwriting project with service users form Porchlight, a charity that supports vulnerable…

Dream come true for wannabe gritter driver

It was a dream come true for Paul Fagg when he got to live out his dreams of becoming a gritter driver. The 22-year-old from Seabrook has been interested in all things gritting and winter maintenance since he was 13. He regularly gets up in the middle of the night…

New seeds of growth for Kent Sheds project

Kent residents are being encouraged to take up funding for new Kent Sheds projects, tackling mental health and wellbeing by encouraging people to make friends, share skills and support their local community through shed-based venues. The Kent Sheds project started in 2014, jointly funded by Libor, building on the success…