Road Safety Seminars for Mature Drivers

A free conference for mature drivers will be held in Greenhithe in October. For drivers over the age of 60, the idea is to reinforce knowledge that may have been forgotten, heighten hazard awareness, and cover newer subjects such as smart motorways and eco driving. Run by the Kent County Council Road Safety team, they…

£1m to bring back town centre properties to life

No Use Empty Commercial, an initiative to bring vacant and derelict commercial property back into use for business and homes has secured £1 million from The Growing Places Fund (GPF) following a successful bid to the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) by Kent County Council. The money will be used to help redevelop eight…

Consultation on Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy

A consultation on a strategy to tackle domestic abuse has been launched today. The Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy sets out a three-year plan to bring local authorities, Police, Probation, NHS providers and others together to prevent and reduce domestic abuse across communities and ensure that when people experience abuse, they can access the…

Electric minibus comes to Kent

Kent County Council has teamed up with Renault Trucks to introduce its first electric minibus to help disabled and vulnerable people. The nine-seater vehicle, a Master Z.E exclusively being used in Kent, has been adapted for up to two wheelchair users and will be run by Kent-based charity Compaid. The minibus is the first pilot…

Help get carers connected to their communities

This carers week (June 10th to 16th), Kent County Council is urging everyone to support carers in getting the practical, financial and emotional help they need. A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member who has a disability, mental or physical illness, substance misuse problems or needs extra help…