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News from around Maidstone and the Kent area

  • Kent’s archive service receives national acclaim

    KCC’s archives service has received recognition from the National Archives for the way it stores and preserves evidence of the county’s heritage and history. In a ceremony at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, the National Archives Operations Director Paul Davies presented a certificate of accreditation, the UK quality standard which recognises good… KCC Media Hub: Kent’s archive service receives national acclaim […]

  • Quality volunteering is making a big difference

    The importance of volunteers across the county was emphasised at an event where the efforts of KCC’s Early Help and Preventative Services (EHPS) were praised. The service has been presented with the prestigious REVAMP (Recognition of Excellence in Volunteering and Management Practice) certificate by the Stronger Kent Communities consortium at a ceremony held at a… KCC Media Hub: Quality volunteering is making a big differenc […]

  • Kent Test results day

    More than 16,500 children who sat the Kent Test last month will find out whether they have been assessed for a grammar school place this week. Families who registered online for the test will be sent an email from Kent County Council after 4pm on Thursday, October 11 with their child’s assessment result. However, the… KCC Media Hub: Kent Test results day […]

  • “When my son arrived, it was wonderful and terrifying at first, but the rewards have been second to none”

    All children deserve a loving, permanent home, regardless of their circumstances. That’s why this National Adoption Week (15-21 Oct), Kent County Council (KCC) will be focusing its efforts on encouraging more same-sex couples and single people to adopt. In Kent, we particularly need adopters who can consider single children, boys aged between 2 to 6… KCC Media Hub: “When my son arrived, it was wonderful and terrifying at first, but the rewards have been second to none&rdquo […]

  • KCC says its priority remains to protect the services that matter to residents

    Kent County Council today launches its annual budget consultation with the endeavour to continue to protect the complex services it provides, particularly those that support the most vulnerable in our communities, both young and old, whilst continuing to support economic growth to make Kent a great place to live, work and enjoy. The council’s proposals,… KCC Media Hub: KCC says its priority remains to protect the services that matter to residents […]

  • Kent Businesses join forces for World Mental Health Day

    A special conference has been held in Kent today, highlighting how taking care of mental wellbeing can have positive effects on both health and productivity. This World Mental Health Day (10 October), Kent Police, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Kent County Council joined forces to invite businesses to a conference looking at mental health… KCC Media Hub: Kent Businesses join forces for World Mental Health Day […]

  • Everyday Active event launched in Kent

    A special event has been held today, bringing together organisations from across Kent and Medway to encourage more people to become regularly active and benefit their long-term health. Led by Kent Sport and supported by Kent County Council’s Public Health team, the conference at the Detling Showground was attended by 150 people from 75 different… KCC Media Hub: Everyday Active event launched in Kent […]

  • Driveway installer guilty of fraud and money laundering

    A fraudster who conned thousands of pounds out of nearly 20 victims across Kent through the pressure-selling of concrete driveways and patios has appeared in court. Arif Choudry was the sole director of Wycombe Welding Limited, previously trading as A Drive for Life, based at Kings Hill, Kent. In a prosecution brought by KCC Trading… KCC Media Hub: Driveway installer guilty of fraud and money laundering […]

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