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TDC Cabinet to discuss the final stage of the Local Plan process on Wednesday 25 October, prior to submitting to the Planning Inspector.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:00 pm
Proposed PSPO to help simplify rules, replace old legislation and control irresponsible dog owners who don't pick up dog faeces or control their dogs.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:00 pm
Tributes paid to Cllr Ken Gregory
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:00 pm

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£4 million for Kent Medical Campus Enterprise Zone

Kent County Council has secured £4 million of government funding for road upgrades to support the Kent Medical Campus Enterprise Zone in Maidstone. The money, from the National Productivity Investment Fund, will enable a £6.4m scheme on the A249 to be carried out. Maidstone Borough is contributing £0.5m towards the…

£3.2 million to carry out improvement works in Sheppey

Kent County Council has secured £3.2 million of government funding to carry out improvement works in Sheppey. The money, from the National Productivity Investment Fund, will enable a £4.85m scheme on Lower Road in Minster to be carried out. The proposed plans aim to improve a 1.1km section of Lower…

£10m HeadStart Kent programme to prevent emotional and mental health issues in young people

Children and young people in Kent are less likely to have emotional or mental health problems as they grow into adults thanks to a programme funded by £10m from The BIG Lottery. HeadStart Kent is a preventative programme for 10-16 year olds in schools, aimed at improving their emotional resilience…

Kent council team wins prestigious award in national adoption week

Kent County Council’s post adoption support team has scooped a national award for their work. The team, which consists of clinicians from a variety of clinical and social work backgrounds, won the Excellence in Adoption Practice Award for the specialist support that they provide to families formed through adoption. The…

New move to encourage more social mobility in Kent schools

Kent County Council’s Scrutiny Committee has established the Pupil Premium Select Committee. The topic was proposed for consideration by Shellina Prendergast, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education. The Select Committee will be investigating the use of all types of Pupil Premium across the education sector in Kent.…

Second Anniversary Service of the Gurkha Memorial Statue

The second anniversary service of the Gurkha memorial statue took place in the Garden of Remembrance in Folkestone. The Vice-Chairman of Kent County Council, Mike Angell, joined with His Excellency the Ambassador of Nepal, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, in laying a wreath of remembrance at the Memorial Statue. During the…

Trading Standards officer wins national award for tackling underage drinking

Neil Butcher of Kent Trading Standards has won a national award for his work tackling underage drinking. He received the Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) Award for Outstanding Contribution from Craig Mackinlay MP for South Thanet at the Westminster launch of the CAP 2017 Impact Report on October 10. Craig Mackinlay…

KCC Highways is closing Tonbridge Road in Pembury

KCC Highways has closed Tonbridge Road, Pembury to northbound traffic from the Tunbridge Wells Hospital entrance to the Longfield Road junction to enable works to safely be carried out in preparation to construct a new footway/cycleway. That section of road remained open to southbound traffic coming from Longfield Road junction,…

More than 91% of Kent schools have been rated good or outstanding

With the autumn term now well under way, Kent County Council is pleased to announce that more than 91% of Kent’s schools are currently rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. In Early Years settings the figure is particularly high – at 97%. In primary schools it’s 92% while 90% of…

“Watching them grow up… the thought of them not being together is unimaginable”

For many children in care, their brother or sister may have been the one constant presence in their lives. They may be the only person who truly understands and shares their experiences and can help them make sense of their new lives. That’s why in National Adoption Week 2017 Kent…