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  • No Use Empty homes scheme expands into Medway

    No Use Empty, the longest-running empty property initiative in the country which is run by KCC, is expanding its operations by partnering with Medway Council. Latest council tax records show that there are a total of 6,798 long-term vacant dwellings in Kent alone. However, without the 500 properties per year which NUE is returning to…

  • Youngsters take on the libraries’ Wild World challenge

    More than 12,000 children signed up to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge through Kent’s libraries. This year, for the first time, children were able to participate either physically, by visiting a Kent Library, or virtually, by visiting the Summer Reading Challenge website. The topic changes each year, this year’s being Wild World…

  • Launch marks Kent County Council’s vision for zero road deaths by 2050

    A new strategy setting out how Kent County Council and its partners aim to eliminate deaths on Kent’s roads by 2050 has been revealed. KCC unveiled the map for safer roads at an event at Manston Airfield on Wednesday, September 15, attended by Prince Michael of Kent and KCC leader, Roger Gough. Also in attendance…

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