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News from around Maidstone and the Kent area

  • Government awards £4.3m to develop the Thames Estuary Production Corridor

    Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) today committed to an ambitious long-term project that will make the Thames Estuary the world’s largest creative corridor; a world leader for the creative and cultural industries. The award of £4.3m funding into a £6.7m programme to the University of Kent, on behalf of the Thames Estuary Production… The post Government awards £4.3m to develop the Thames Estuary Production Corridor appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

  • New drainage engineers recruited

    An investment in five new drainage engineers and a planned works team leader has been made by KCC to help tackle flood risks. The county authority looks after highway drainage which keeps water off the road and makes it safe for drivers and other road users. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “By… The post New drainage engineers recruited appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

  • Committee recommends introducing charging for non-household waste

    A recommendation to introduce charging for non-household waste at KCC’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) has been endorsed. The discussions at today’s Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee come following an eight-week consultation where almost 3,000 people responded. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than 30 different types… The post Committee recommends introducing charging for non-household waste appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

  • Residents reminded of libraries consultation

    Kent residents have just under two more weeks to give their views on a draft three-year strategy for the county’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service. A 10-week public consultation opened on 21 November and ends on Tuesday, 29 January. So far, nearly 3,000 responses have been received. Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory… The post Residents reminded of libraries consultation appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

  • Community Groups Awarded ‘Saving Lives’ Suicide Prevention Funding

    Community groups from across Kent and Medway have been sharing their plans for new funding for innovative projects to help reduce the numbers of people taking their own lives. Led by health providers and local authorities from the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), the 27 projects have been awarded grants from Government… The post Community Groups Awarded ‘Saving Lives’ Suicide Prevention Funding appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

  • ‘Know Your Score’ Backs A Dry January

    As Dry January gets underway, Kent residents are reminded of the simple online quiz ‘Know Your Score’ that can get them advice from the experts, direct to their desktop. The majority of the Kent population (79%) drink sensibly and in safe limits (scoring less than seven on AUDIT – an alcohol risk score) but approximately 254,000 people… The post ‘Know Your Score’ Backs A Dry January appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

  • Ready for a New You this New Year?

    ‘New Year, New You’ is the national campaign now underway with support in Kent to raise awareness of key lifestyle behaviours – such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, inactivity and unhealthy eating – their effect on people’s health and the support available. Drinking too much, smoking, inactivity and poor diets can have long term… The post Ready for a New You this New Year? appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

  • New Experiment Reveals Shocking Effects of Smoking Compared to Vaping

    Public Health England (PHE) has released a new film showing the devastating harms from smoking and how these can be avoided by switching to an e-cigarette or using another type of quit aid. The film has been released as part of PHE’s Health Harms campaign, which is supported by Kent County Council in encouraging smokers… The post New Experiment Reveals Shocking Effects of Smoking Compared to Vaping appeared first on KCC Media Hub. […]

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