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Kent In Brief - 30th July

 

News

Community Alcohol Partnership launched in Tonbridge 
The county’s latest Community Alcohol Partnership has been launched in Tonbridge, following similar projects in Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Herne Bay and Snodland.

Dover Groups help shape a new Local Plan
Over 70 people from all walks of life attended the workshop at The Ark in Dover with a wide-ranging discussion on everything from the vision for the district, to housing and infrastructure, heritage and landscape

Reshape the future of Ashford’s town centre 
Ashford borough residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on the future of Ashford town centre as part of a major public consultation launched by Ashford Borough Council.

County Cabinet Reshuffle Announced 
The Leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, has announced changes to his Cabinet including new appointments in portfolios for Finance, Strategic Commissioning and Public Health.

NCVO drawing up guidance on supporting full-time volunteers
The umbrella body plans to release best-practice guidance on supporting full-time volunteers later this year.

Sources: Kent County Council, Dover District Council, Ashford Borough Council, Third Sector

 

What's On

03 Aug Coffee and Information Project, Kenardington

03 Aug Coffee & Information Project, Brookland

07 Aug 3 Day IOSH, Ashford

10 Aug Emergency First Aid at Work, Herne Bay

16 Aug Health and Safety - Qualsafe Level 2, Ashford

18 Aug Accredited Emergency First Aid at Work, Margate

29 Aug Emergency First Aid at Work, Ashford

 

Cash in on a creepy Halloween fundraiser: the Zombie Charge

Capitalise on a spooky Halloween fundraiser by encouraging supporters to join in the fun at Betteshanger Park near Deal. Participants - who must be at least 10 years old - will be issued with three life ‘tags’ and take on a 5K course with
obstacles. They can take the course at their own pace, but beware – the zombies will be after their life tags!
Any individual raising £200 or more in sponsorship for their named charity will be entered into a prize draw to win a spa day for two.
To book, visit www.KmCharityChallenge.co.uk and click ‘Event Booking’ and use the discount code CHARITYVIP.

 

Blog

VCS Representation

Posted: 20th July 2018 by Sarah Williams

My name is Sarah Williams and I have been asked by Kent CAN on behalf of the Stronger Kent Communities Consortium to lead on a project called ‘Providing Perspective’ which is all about voluntary and community sector (VCS) representation on Kent county level partnerships. 

The number, structure and membership of partnerships has changed remarkably over the last few years, however the importance of effective and efficient VCS representation remains the same, if not more important due to the ever changing and fast moving external landscape in terms of finances, funding, the changes in relationships with the sector regarding contracts rather than grant funding and much more.  

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Consultations

Chance to have your say on Kent’s footpaths and bridleways

Kent residents are being asked for their opinions on the county council’s plans for maintaining and improving public footpaths and bridleways.

KCC has launched a 12-week consultation on its Public Rights of Way strategy for the next 10 years.

Closing date: 12th September

 

Jobs

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Closing date: 13th August
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Sheppey Support Worker
Closing date: 3rd August
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