A Blueprint for the County’s Future

Last Thursday was an extraordinarily long day.  I got up at 5am and left at 6am to drive to Ashford International Station, where I met colleagues to travel on High Speed One to King’s Cross St Pancras, where KCC Leader Paul Carter, renowned international architect Sir Terry Farrell and I were presenting “21st Century Kent – A Blueprint for the County’s Future”.  The document is the culmination of months of work in formulating a compelling vision for our Regeneration Strategy, which we launched a few months ago.

I admitt to being a little nervous as I was first on, with an audience including Lord Fau;kner, Lord Freud, Michael Howard MP, Jonathan Shaw MP, Greg Clark MP and a host of influential colleagues from the Westminster village, not to mention national, local and trade media.  The St Pancras presentation went very well, but we then boarded High Speed One again to travel to Ebbsfleet, where at The Observatory overlooking Eastern Quarry we presented to another hundred people from various sectors.  Around lunchtime we travelled on to Ashford and described the vision again, and in late afternoon we ended our one-day tour of Kent down in Folkestone and Quarter House, where a packed audience of over two hundred people were briefed on the ‘modern day Victorian vision’ which we hope to bring to the county over coming years.

Finally we travelled back to Ashford by coach, and I got home around 9pm, some fifteen hours after I left that morning!

(to find out about the 21st Century Kent vision, click on this link)


One Response to A Blueprint for the County’s Future

  1. catrionacampbell says:

    Have posted my vision for Kent’s Creative Coast in response to KCC/ Farrell Blueprint at http://catrionacampbell.wordpress.com
    Would be grateful for any support you can give to get public funding for the training.
    Thank you

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