Kent foster carer awarded MBE

A Kent foster carer who has been named in the Queen’s birthday honours list has described the nomination as a “complete surprise.” Teresa Carpenter, who has been fostering for 19 years with her husband Peter, received a letter after being nominated by one of her foster children. She commented: “I opened the letter a few…

Transport for the South East launched

Leaders from across the South East have launched an ambitious new partnership to transform the transport network for the travelling public and businesses and to ensure the area remains a driver of the UK economy. Transport for the South East (TfSE) will speak with a single voice on the area’s transport priorities. It will devise…

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 for Britain’s Armed Forces past,…

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 1973 and was involved in…

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’ and we are delighted that…