Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives Draft Strategy 2019-2022

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

The Vision for High Streets as Vibrant Community Hubs

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