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…

Council Members testing the cakes

School Jubilee cake contest winners announced

In one of their toughest assignments in recent times, a team from Kent County Council has been tasked with choosing the winners of the authority’s Platinum Jubilee cake competition. On Friday (1 July), Chair, Mrs Lesley Game alongside Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Rosemary Dymond DL, Leader, Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Shellina…

Brock back for busy summer

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) leaders would like to thank residents, businesses, drivers and hauliers for their patience as Operation Brock is set to return to the M20 ahead of the summer getaway. The KRF’s Strategic Planning Lead Simon Jones is also urging people to plan their cross-Channel journeys, including booking ahead, to help keep Kent moving…

Queen’s baton relay to be welcomed in Kent

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Kent next week ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Several towns in the county have been included in the route the baton is taking across the UK before it arrives in time for the Games’ official opening ceremony in Birmingham on 28 July. Since its inaugural appearance at the Cardiff 1958…