KCC call for Digital Champion volunteers

Being able to use a computer, a smart phone and the internet has become key for accessing services and staying connected. But not everyone can get online or knows how to use the web so Kent County Council (KCC) is looking to expand its network of Digital Champions to help charge up the cyber skills…

Kent set for record-breaking Jubilee celebrations

A dazzling record-setting range of Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday events being held across Kent is a fitting tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s unrivalled 70 years of service to the nation, the Leader and Chairman of Kent County Council (KCC) said today. On Thursday, Kent will light the most Jubilee beacons for an individual county…

Net zero, skills, community and change at heart of KCC vision

Plans to support greener transport, digital connectivity, job opportunities and sustainable infrastructure are among a raft of actions set out in Kent County Council’s (KCC) new vision for the future. Focused on Levelling Up, Infrastructure, Environment and Care and Support, the new four-year Strategic Statement ‘Framing Kent’s Future’ also includes ambitions to improve the lives…

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…