KCC’s commitment to Kent bus passengers

Kent County Council (KCC) and commercial bus operators have worked together to secure school bus services for as many pupils as possible this September, following notice given by bus operators of their intention to withdraw services across the county. Some commercial bus operators had planned to stop running routes that serve schools which were economically…

GCSE students set to receive their results

Students across Kent will receive their GCSE results today. Schools will let students know how to collect their results. In most instances they will be able to go to their school and collect their results in person and get advice and support from their teachers if necessary. Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and…

Another national award win for KCC videophone project

The council’s commissioned digital care programme project ‘Kara’ has won another award at the Health Tech Digital Awards (1 August) coming first in the “Best COVID-19 Solution for Safeguarding the Vulnerable” category. In March 2020, KCC commissioned healthcare transformation consultancy Rethink Partners and pioneers of virtual care Alcove to launch a programme to deliver up…

Seized items from a trading standards and police operation, bagged up in the back of van

Illicit tobacco and counterfeit goods seized at Maidstone shops

Businesses suspected of selling illicit tobacco, vapes and counterfeit goods have been inspected in a joint operation by KCC Trading Standards and the Maidstone Town Centre Task Force. On Wednesday 17 August 2022, four town centre shops were targeted in Week Street, Lower Stone Street and Knightrider Street. Total seizures included more than 15,000 cigarettes,…

Cranbrook Windmill refurbishment completed by KCC

The sweeps of Cranbrook’s Grade I listed Union Windmill have been restored to the Kent skyline, marking the completion of a 15-month refurbishment project by Kent County Council. This magnificent working windmill was built in 1814 and has been in the care of the county council since 1958. The mill is regularly open to the…

Sandgate Library temporary closure

Sandgate Library will close temporarily from Monday 5th September, to allow for refurbishment work to be carried out. It will reopen on Monday 26th September. Alternative local libraries are available at Hythe, Cheriton and Folkestone. Kent Libraries will also be sending mobile libraries to stops in the local area, including Golden Valley, Digby Road, and…