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5G Mobile Coverage in Rural Areas

Published: 5 Sep 19

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is leading a joint consultation with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on extending 5G mobile provision in rural areas. Read More...

Flood Warden Event

Published: 5 Sep 19

Become a Flood Warden. Could you help? Free Training - 28th September 2019, Tonbridge. Read More...

Just Announced. New Dynamic Councillor Workshop Launched

Published: 28 Aug 19

We are pleased to add another extremely popular Dynamic Councillor Event at Frindsbury Extra Memorial Hall on Saturday 28 September. A morning event. Read More...

Model Financial Regulations 2019 For England

Published: 1 Aug 19

NALC have now issued the Model Financial Regulations 2019 for England and Wales which is available to view within the members area here and also on the NALC website. Read More...

Changes to the NHS Healthcare System

Published: 19 Jul 19

The NHS is planning for its future. In February NHS England published the Long Term Plan, and the NHS across Kent and Medway has been working in partnership towards greater integration so that they can provide better, more joined-up care for all our patients. Read More...

Annual Policing Survey

Published: 19 Jul 19

The Kent Police & Crime Commissioner has published his Annual Policing Survey. As in previous years, it asks for views on policing in Kent and for initial thoughts on whether people would be willing to pay a little more council tax next year to fund additional police resources. We would encourage all member councils to respond and to highlight the survey to residents. The survey itself takes only a few minutes and is completely anonymous. Read More...

Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy Consultation

Published: 19 Jul 19

A Kent and Medway draft Energy and Low Emissions Strategy has been launched for consultation. The draft strategy describes how Kent and Medway councils and their partners will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, tackle poor air quality and ensure the county benefits from a competitive, innovative and resilient low carbon economy. Read More...

NALC Annual Conference

Published: 10 Jun 19

NALC's Annual Conference - 28th-29th October 2019 Read More...

VE Day 75.  8th - 10th May 2020

VE Day 75. 8th - 10th May 2020

Published: 7 May 19

Get involved in VE Day 75. Read More...

Upcoming Events

EXTRA...just announced! Dynamic Councillor Workshop

Published: 28 Aug 19

Saturday 28 September at Frindsbury Extra Memorial Hall Read More...

An Introduction To Planning for Local Councils

Published: 5 Aug 19

Join us for our popular Introduction to Planning For Local Councils. Lindsay Frost, KALC's Planning Consultant, will lead the session at Westgate On Sea Town Council on 26 September 2019. An evening event Read More...

Annual Finance Conference 2019

Published: 1 Aug 19

Join us for our Annual Conference on 12 October 2019. Our morning will have speakers updating our delegates on the latest in finance for our sector. The afternoon has a choice of workshops for foundation and advanced modules Read More...

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About Us

The Kent Association is a not for profit membership organisation serving member Parish and Town Councils and Parish Meetings (Local Councils) in Kent and Medway. Our membership is currently 303 out of a total of 316. Membership is open to all Local Councils in Kent and Medway for a subscription agreed at the Annual Meeting. As the first tier of local government closest to their communities, Local Councils have a key role to play in shaping their localities with the Government's drive to devolve power and decision making to local people through the Localism Act 2011, the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 and changes in the Audit Framework, it is becoming increasingly important that Councillors and Clerks are better informed and are provided with the tools and knowledge to help them undertake their roles as efficiently and effectively as they can.

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