Kent Poppy Appeal launch

At the launch of the Poppy Appeal 2019 at Kent County Council today, the Royal British Legion encouraged the nation to recognise the unseen service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, past and present. Throughout this year’s Poppy Appeal the Legion will be shining a spotlight on the many hidden contributions made by the Armed…

Kent celebrates Inter Faith Week

Faith groups across the county will be welcoming visitors to their places of worship next month. Inter Faith Week (November 10 – 17) is an opportunity to increase awareness and celebrate the diversity of faith across Kent. Kent County Council has been working in partnership with the Kent Equality Cohesion Council and the Standing Advisory…

KCC elects new Leader and new cabinet revealed

Kent County Council has a new Leader. Roger Gough was officially elected to the post at the full council meeting having been voted in as leader of the majority Conservative group on the council two weeks earlier. In both roles he succeeds Paul Carter, who has held them for the past 14 years. Mr Gough…

Third school receives Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

A third school has been recognised with a Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing in celebration of the support it offers its young people. St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School in Gravesend was successful in its application and received the Award from Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, Roger…

Kent’s gritters are ready for action

Whatever the weather this winter, Kent’s gritters are ready for action. Today (October 17), the county’s 67 gritters including five mini gritters warmed up their engines and took part in a dry run of gritting routes. The dry run allows drivers old and new to familiarise themselves with the routes, ensure vehicles and their systems…

Kent Test results day

The wait is almost over for the 16,207 children who sat the Kent Test in September, as they will find out whether they have been assessed as being eligible for a grammar school place this afternoon. Families who registered online will be sent an email from Kent County Council after 4pm today (Thursday, October 17)…

KCC Rail Summit hears from industry experts

Kent County Council hosted another successful rail summit this evening (Tuesday) with different speakers from the industry. About 90 people attended from local authorities, rail user groups and associations, community rail partnerships and the rail industry. Presentations were made by representatives from Southeastern, Network Rail, Eurotunnel, Eurostar and Kent County Council. KCC cabinet member for…

KCC invites residents to outline their budget priorities

Kent County Council today launches a public consultation on its annual budget proposals. The document outlines the council’s three key objectives for the next financial year, beginning in April 2020. These priorities for spending are: Helping children and young people in Kent get the best start in life. Helping Kent communities benefit from economic growth…