History and Library Centre celebrates its first decade

The Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone celebrated its 10th birthday with a series of public events. Staff dressed in medieval costume provided tours of the archives and others assisted young visitors in a “charter-making workshop” and story-telling session. Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, oversaw the commissioning and construction…

New and improved play areas for KCC’s country parks

Kent County Council is investing in new and improved play areas across most of its country parks. Kent Country Parks have received £1.1million of Public Health Covid-19 recovery funding to invest in its play provision.  The money will be used to improve existing play areas as well as install new play equipment. At Shorne Woods…

Breaking the News exhibition at Kent libraries

Breaking the News, a free exhibition which looks at how the news has shaped the world we live in for centuries and how it plays a vital role in all our lives today, begins a tour of Kent libraries next Thursday, 24 February. The exhibition runs at the Kent History and Library Centre, in Maidstone,…

Dangerous toys seized at port

Businesses bringing children’s toys into the UK are being warned to check those goods meet strict safety standards so young lives are not put at serious risk – and importers don’t get hit with a bill for ensuring the products never reach the high street. Kent County Council (KCC) Trading Standards issued the warning after…

National award for KCC’s mobile library fleet

The completion of Kent County Council’s fleet of new mobile libraries has coincided with a national award for the way they were produced and equipped. KCC now has five modern vehicles, touring the county to service residents who find it difficult to visit a conventional library building. The award came from the vehicle manufacturer Iveco…