New Year message from KCC Leader Roger Gough

2022 has been a tumultuous year – for the world; for our country, which lost its longest-reigning monarch and saw three Prime Ministers hold office; and also for all of us here in Kent. In addition to the effects of the invasion of Ukraine, we have seen record arrivals from small boat crossings of the…

How Covid–19 has affected physical activity levels in Kent

Nearly 40,000 fewer adults in Kent are meeting government guidelines for physical activity than before the coronavirus pandemic. To help address this reduction, Kent Sport has announced a new fund to help groups and clubs with their efforts to increase public participation. The latest results from Sport England’s Active Lives Adults Survey, highlight the on-going…

Affordable kit to help you get fit

Improving your wellbeing just became more affordable thanks to Everyday Active, a new initiative encouraging greater physical activity for Kent residents. Everyday Active is a campaign from the Kent and Medway Active Partnership – Kent Sport – which has teamed up with the Heart of Kent Hospice. For residents who would like to be a…

Council leader unveils his new Cabinet

The Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough, has announced the appointment of his new top team following the local elections on May 6. The new cabinet members appointed today (Friday) are, in alphabetical order: Clair Bell – Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health David Brazier – Cabinet Member for Highways and…

Swift actions taken and improvements planned in response to SEND inspection

Swift actions have already been taken to improve care for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), following a critical letter from Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the CQC (Care Quality Commission). Kent County Council and the NHS are working together on a joint strategy to improve care…

Kent Fire and Rescue Service issues update on Margate fire

Kent County Council’s partner, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), has issued an update on the ongoing fire at Westwood industrial estate in Margate. The blaze, which started more than a week ago on Saturday, September 15, is expected to require firefighters to have a presence on site until late October. Today KFRS released two videos offering…

One You Kent health campaign wins County Show award 

​Visitors to this year’s Kent County Show were encouraged to take control of their health as the theme of the Kent County Council stand promoted One You Kent and won a top award for its efforts. The stand took first place for ‘best large trade stand’ after 1000 people came and chatted with health advisors…