Primary school pupil’s recycling messages hit the billboards

Two children from Wateringbury primary school have had their recycling artwork turned into a billboard. Penny and Samara took part in the national Children’s Takeover Challenge in November at Shorne Woods Country Park. As part of the day, the 11-year-olds worked with Hannah Allard and Kirsty Bareham from the council’s waste management team to design…

Smart Away Kit for Kings Hill Football Under 16s

Kings Hill Under 16s footballers can run onto the pitch in a smart new away kit thanks to a grant from Kent County Councillor Matthew Balfour. The team was awarded £1,200 through Mr Balfour’s Combined Member Grant scheme to buy a more professional kit to wear when playing opponents at their home grounds. Martin Watson, the team’s manager said, “Kings Hill…

National secondary school offer day

Again this year, more children than ever have applied for a place in a Kent secondary school, with 19,442 applications received, an increase of 645 since 2016. Roger Gough, KCC’s Cabinet Member for education and health reform, said: “As we predicted, this has proved Kent’s most challenging year due to record numbers of applicants. “In spite of the…

Kent leads the way in cutting down on landfill

The amount of Kent’s household waste being sent to landfill is at its lowest ever. Kent County Council’s target is to send no more than 5% of household waste to landfill but achieved just 0.26% in December. The current figure for waste going to landfill is 2.6% over the year. The 5% target was intended…

Read all about it – new Riverhead noticeboard

Kent County Councillor Margaret Crabtree was delighted to give Riverhead Parish Council £1293 from her KCC Member Grant Scheme towards their new oak noticeboard which sits proudly outside Riverhead Village Hall. Councillor Crabtree, pictured alongside Councillor Chris Kennett hopes the new noticeboard will inform the community of statutory notices, village events and activities taking place within Riverhead and is…

Chalk Parish Question Time with PCC Matthew Scott

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott delivered his first local community question time with the residents of Gravesham at Chalk Parish Hall on Wednesday 22nd February. Hosted by Kent County Councillor Diane Marsh and with KCC Councillor’s Bryan Sweetland and Colin Caller in attendance along with Gravesham Borough Councillors, Matthew Scott explained his role,…

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 and is planned in the…

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 to support defence personnel” as…