At the annual meeting on Saturday 25 May 2019 it was agreed to wind up the charity with immediate effect. Further details will be posted in due course.
KCC is consulting on the above draft strategy at a time of continued financial pressures. The communities and customers that KCC serves are changing and will continue to change. There are new challenges to face and opportunities to explore. The draft strategy sets out how KCC proposes to run its Libraries, Registration and Archives service in the next few years.
There are a series of 20 drop-in events at libraries across Kent where you can talk to staff about the strategy and its proposals. The drop-ins will be held from 26 November 2018 to 23 January 2019. The consultation closes on 29 January 2019.
Further information about the strategy and the drop-in sessions can be found at: https://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/LRAStrategy/consultationHome
On 19 November 2018 the MHCLG published revised guidance on the statutory criteria and general principles applied by the Secretary of State when deciding whether a building should be “listed”.
Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/principles-of-selection-for-listing-buildings
On 7 November 2018 the Communities Secretary set out his vision for tackling social problems linked to declining high streets - such as crime, unemployment and loneliness. The Communities Secretary launched the Government’s flagship “Open Doors” project linking landlords with vacant retail units with community groups offering vital services to young and old.
For more information go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/communities-secretary-sets-out-vision-for-high-streets-as-vibrant-community-hubs
The “Building Better, Building Beautiful” Commission, chaired by Sir Roger Scruton, is an integral part of the drive to build the homes that communities need. This announcement was made on 3 November 2018 by the Communities Secretary.
For more information go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/james-brokenshire-building-better-and-beautiful-will-deliver-more-homes