Children walk to school bold as brass

It’s not every day you get to walk to school to the sound of a brass band. For the children of St Francis primary school in Maidstone, marching the route to the gates with a trumpet, tuba, drum and a trombone in tow was the culmination of an active journeys competition. Throughout May, Kent County…

Kent residents likely to lose over £12 million to scams in 2017

Criminals continue to target Kent residents with telephone, postal, doorstep and online scams causing devastation and financial hardship to victims. Kent County Council (KCC) is working in partnership with Citizens Advice to warn people about the type of scams targeting Kent residents and the steps they can take to prevent themselves from becoming a victim.…

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…

Parents fined over child’s low school attendance

Kent County Council has successfully prosecuted a mother and father for allowing their son’s school attendance to drop to just 10% while Kent schools’ average attendance rate is well above 95%. The couple have been found guilty and fined £1,240 each by magistrates. The parents, who failed to appear in court, had told KCC they…