Kent Business Summit focuses on sustainable economic growth

The Kent Business Summit returned for a third time today (Friday) focusing on sustainable economic growth in the county and beyond. The event was opened by Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mike Whiting who highlighted the work he is spearheading with the county’s European neighbours. Mr Whiting said: “We are committed to…

Kent Property Market Report 2019 launched

Kent’s accessibility, combined with its relative affordability, is driving demand from a range of business occupiers who are now seeing it as a viable alternative to other parts of the South East, according to the 2019 Kent Property Market Report. The growing strength of demand is placing the county firmly on the radar for investors…

KCC scoops gong at TRANStech Awards

Kent County Council has won a national award for its work in providing an electric minibus for disabled and vulnerable people. It was crowned the winner in the inaugural TRANStech Awards rural innovation category. Held on November 1 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, the awards recognise people and organisations designing and using technology to improve…

KCC elects new Leader and new cabinet revealed

Kent County Council has a new Leader. Roger Gough was officially elected to the post at the full council meeting having been voted in as leader of the majority Conservative group on the council two weeks earlier. In both roles he succeeds Paul Carter, who has held them for the past 14 years. Mr Gough…

Have your say on the future of Minnis Community Hub  

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched an eight–week consultation about the future of services for older people at Minnis Community Hub. KCC has been exploring the way forward for the day service at Minnis Community Hub and now seeks the views of service users on the future of services that are delivered at the centre.…

KCC encourages volunteering opportunities in libraries

Kent libraries is encouraging people to volunteer at one of the county’s 99 libraries. At a committee meeting last week, members heard that last year 1,119 volunteers gave over 45,000 hours of their time adding value to the Kent libraries and archives. Head of Service Libraries, Registration & Archives James Pearson, said: “We are extremely…