Action with Communities in Rural Kent (previously known as Kent Rural Community Council) is an independent voluntary organisation (Registered Charity No. 212796).
Membership is open to any organisation, community group or individual who supports our purpose. Benefits of membership include our monthly newsletter, "Rural News" and our periodical, "Oast to Coast" for news and information on rural issues, as well as invitations to participate in seminars, events and conferences at reduced rates, also one to one advice.
Action with Communities in Rural Kent holds the highest level of the ACRE Good Practice Quality Standard (Level 3) which entitled us to display the Charity Commission logo for the Hallmarks of an Effective Charity. This award was successfully awarded in July 2012. The ACRE Good Practice Quality Standards Assessment includes consideration of the following areas:
Business planning / User-centred services / Trustees and the board / Managing activities / Financial management / Monitoring and evaluation / Managing and supporting staff / Training and skills development / Networks and partnerships
Action with Communities in Rural Kent
The Old Granary, Penstock Hall Farm, East Brabourne, Kent TN25 5LL
Tel: 01303 813790 Fax: 01303 814203 Emai: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOODBYE TO NIGEL WHITBURN
On 28th August we say goodbye to Nigel our Community Development Manager who has been a dedicated employee for 10 years!
Happy Retirement Nigel
WE CURRENTLY HAVE OFFICE SPACE TO RENT IN
FOLKESTONE TOWN CENTRE
A total of 5 offices are available (all with internal door locks) at extremely attractive rates within 5 minute walk to train/bus links and 2 minute walk to town centre. If you are interested please contact Rebecca - email@example.com (posted 20/08/14 BW)
DONATE TO "RURAL KENT"
If you would you like to make a donation to us to help us continue with our work then please visit the membership page and click the donate button - thank you (posted 21/08/14 BW)
VILLAGE HALL DATABASE
We have a database of all village hall/community hall hiring charges - see Community Halls page for details (posted 29/07/14 BW)
The Summer 2014 edition of Oast to Coast is now downloadable as a pdf version from our "Members" page. Rural News No 138 can also be downloaded from our "Members" page. (posted 09/07/14 NW)
EAST KENT LEADER
The next round of Leader funding is due to commence in 2015. Action with Communities in Rural Kent is currently leading a consortium drawing up a bid that would obtain a share of Leader funding for East Kent, but we need your ideas! Find out more about Leader and how you can contribute suggestions on our East Kent Leader page. (posted 16/06/14 NW)
RURAL KENT STAFF: (as at 21st August 2014)
Keith Harrison - Chief Executive
Rebecca Williams - Office Manager
Nigel Whitburn - Community Dev' Manager
Tessa O'Sullivan - Rural Housing Enaber
Jenny Bradbury - Community Halls Adviser
Carl Adams - Rural Officer
Liza Davies - Work Programme Manager
(+ 4 Work Programme Advisors)
Kathy Bugden - Rural Community Dev' Officer
Sharon Davies - Rural Retail Adviser
Maureen Walby - EU Project Manager