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…

KCC's Community Archaeologist Andrew Mayfield looks at an excavation site

Kent Community Archaeologist receives Marsh Award

Kent County Council’s (KCC) Community Archaeologist Andrew Mayfield has been honoured at the Marsh Community Archaeology Awards 2022. Run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and celebrating individuals who carry out exceptional archaeological work within their communities and who help to sustain cultural heritage for future generations, Andrew went home with the Community…

Free trees for Kent

Kent County Council (KCC) is inviting applications for free trees to help reach its ambitious target of an additional 1.5 million trees to be planted in the county. The council launched a series of pilots as part of the Trees Outside Woodland programme which is developing innovative and sustainable new ways to increase tree cover…

New boost for Kent and Medway businesses opens for applications

Kent and Medway businesses in the early stages of growth can now apply for an interest-free loan to help achieve their ambitions, create jobs and power the county’s economy. Officially launched today, the Small Business Boost offers financial support of between £26,000 and £99,000 repayable over five years, following an optional six-month re-payment holiday. The scheme is part of…

KCC Trading Standards seize counterfeit goods at bootfair

Trading Standards officers from KCC, supported by Kent Police and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, swooped on a bootfair on Sunday (24 July) in a crackdown on the sale of counterfeit goods. Officers and brand representatives targeted stalls at Pedham Place, Swanley, seizing 1,579 counterfeit items including tobacco, clothing, watches, sunglasses and furniture. If the products had…

Get involved in the KCC budget consultation

Kent County Council (KCC) is launching a seven-week consultation, asking residents for their views on proposals to increase Council Tax to help fund vital services and their ideas for making further savings. The setting of the annual KCC budget is a complex and challenging process involving not just detailed financial analysis, but crucially conversations with…