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POSTPONED: Temporary closure of North Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre

The scheduled closure of the North Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and Transfer Station in Tunbridge Wells has been postponed. It was due to begin on July 16. This decision has been taken to allow further evaluation of the required works to ensure the closure period is kept to…

County marks Armed Forces Day with flag-raising

The annual Armed Forces Day was marked with a flag-raising ceremony at County Hall, Maidstone, attended by military personnel, British Legion veterans and KCC members and staff. David Brazier, the Chairman of KCC, welcomed attendees and explained the relevance of the event. “The occasion is a national show of support…

Consultation on housing plans as Southborough Hub progresses

Work is progressing steadily on the Southborough Hub project in London Road. The former town council offices, Royal Victoria Hall and toilet block have now been demolished, making way for the new community hub, containing a hall / theatre space, council offices, library and a café / bar. A theatre…

Schoolgirl’s new role – she’ll pick it up as she goes along

A schoolgirl from Tonbridge has written to Kent County Council to ask for help with protecting the environment. So dismayed by litterbugs, Charlotte Flower, nine, penned a letter to KCC’s waste department to ask for some “litter picker uppers” to help her and her friends keep their school grounds clean.…

KCC Chairman pays tribute to Countess Mountbatten

The Chairman of Kent County Council has paid tribute to Countess Mountbatten, who died earlier this week at the age of 93. David Brazier said: “The Countess was a distinguished and highly-respected resident of Kent. “She was one of the first two female Deputy Lieutenants appointed in the county in…

Nominations for Dementia Friendly Awards 2017 underway

The nominations for the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards 2017 are now open. These awards aim to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication undertaken during the last year to improve the lives of people living with Dementia in Kent. There are six categories as follows: Most inspiring Dementia Friendly…

Heatwave alert warning for vulnerable Kent residents

A heatwave warning has been announced for Kent, leading to advice by health experts to help vulnerable residents stay safe and well. The level two alert has been triggered by a Met Office forecast of a 70 per cent chance of temperatures reaching heatwave conditions over the weekend and into…

Kent Early Years and Childcare Service scoop second national award

Kent County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service has scooped a second nationally recognised award for one of its innovative products, the ‘Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning (EFICL) Toolkit – Pathways to Excellence’. In 2016 the EFICL toolkit was also awarded the Nursery World Award for ‘Best Staff Resource’…

Unique scheme to support military families wins £321,000 backing

A ground-breaking scheme to help military personnel access public services has secured £321,000 in funding after KCC joined forces with six other councils, the NHS and forces charities around the South East. The grant from the Ministry of Defence is aimed at making it easier for servicemen and women, as…

Ofsted confirms Kent County Council delivers good service to children and families

Kent County Council is delivering a ‘good’ service to children and families. Leaders and senior managers have responded purposefully and methodically to service weaknesses, resulting in strengthened services and improved outcomes for children. Twelve Ofsted inspectors spent more than three weeks visiting KCC children’s service centres and meeting staff, parents…