Gravesend Bus Hub officially opened

A new £2.5 million bus interchange in Gravesend has been officially opened. Construction of the Gravesend Bus Hub began in June 2021 and was led by Kent County Council (KCC) with contractors FM Conway. It has been designed to improve transport connections between rail, bus and bike. Buses have been using the hub while works…

KCC Chair salutes nation’s military

Kent County Council’s (KCC) Chair today marked the start of this year’s Armed Forces Week by raising the Forces’ flag over County Hall and paying tribute to Britain’s military personnel. Speaking at the flag-raising ceremony, Lesley Game said the annual campaign was a time to recognise the vital role the Armed Forces play in protecting…

Heat Health Alert for Vulnerable Kent Residents

A hot weather warning has been announced, leading to advice by Kent’s public health experts to help vulnerable residents stay safe and well. The level two alert has been triggered by a Met Office forecast of a 60% per cent probability of heat health criteria being met between Friday 17th June and Sunday 19th June.…

Entrepreneurs take advantage of business advice at Kent BIPC

Kent Libraries’ Business & IP Centre has made an impressive start with more than 100 potential entrepreneurs making contact to get their business ideas under way. BIPC Kent, which is part of the British Library’s national network of similar centres across the country, has been established to advise start-up ventures, inventors, entrepreneurs and anyone with a…

Support for our Kent Carers this Carers Week

This Carers Week (June 6 to 12), Kent County Council (KCC) is urging everyone to recognise our carers and support them in getting the practical, financial and emotional help they need. A carer is anyone, young person or adult, who provides unpaid care and support to a friend or family member who has a disability,…

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…