Action plan to improve post-16 opportunities

A major review / a major opportunity Kent County Council is taking the lead in developing a collaborative action plan to help young people achieve their goals after they leave school by providing better pathways to post-16 education, skills and training. This follows an in-depth review into the post-16 offer in the county, commissioned by…

Report paves way for more resilient services

Ground-breaking research commissioned by Kent County Council (KCC) sets out ways the authority, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations (VCSE) can work better together to deliver services. Undertaken as part of KCC’s Civil Society Strategy, the Full Cost Recovery (FCR) Report is attracting interest across the public sector. With COVID accelerating a long-term decline in…

KCC helps thousands cover essential bills

The Chancellor’s move in today’s Spring Statement to give local authorities a further £500million of Household Support Fund money will help provide vital lifelines for the most vulnerable, said Kent County Council’s (KCC) Leader. In parallel, Roger Gough said KCC would continue its focus on initiatives aimed at building Kent communities’ longer-term resilience to economic…

KCC elects new Honorary Aldermen

Two former long-serving Kent County Councillors (KCC) have been elected Honorary Aldermen. Between them, former KCC Chairman and Mayor of Maidstone Paulina Stockell, and George Koowaree, twice former Mayor of Ashford, gave nearly four decades of public service with KCC. Their distinguished record was recognised at the full County Council meeting on Thursday (10 March…

KCC Cabinet to review bold border vision as Leader calls for ‘County Deal’ for Kent’s EU gateway

A major upgrade of Kent’s continental border is needed to keep the UK’s vital supply and travel routes flowing. An innovative, long-term programme to create future-ready, and future-proofed, smart borders in Kent would also act as a catalyst for regeneration in the east of the county – helping to unlock jobs and housing, attract business…

“We are here to help you” – KCC Leader to update Cabinet on multi-million pound scheme to support Kent residents

The many and varied ways in which Kent residents have been supported throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, including through the £10m Helping Hands scheme, will be discussed at a meeting tomorrow. A report being brought before Kent County Council’s Cabinet meeting on Thursday (October 28) morning will allow Cabinet Members and members of the public to…