The government has set out a clear commitment to improved transparency about how it spends public money.
This includes details of the size and shape of public bodies and about the work employees do for their companies.
Find out about the pay and conditions given to employees including the salaries of the most senior officers of the council and some organisation details as background to their management scope and responsibilities.
Details of the Pay Multiple are contained within the Pay Policy.
Mid Kent Partnership
Mid Kent Services (MKS) is a partnership between us, Swale Borough Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council which started in 2008. Working together we aim to improve and reduce the cost of services to residents across Mid-Kent.
The partnership is flexible enough to meet the needs of each partner, which ensures its long term future. Some projects and services involve all three boroughs, while some only involve two. Others involve neighbouring boroughs, for example Ashford Borough Council is part of the shared Internal Audit service.
Each partner leads the partnership for a year starting in September. Swale are leading the partnership this year. Next year it'll be Tunbridge Wells.
How is MKS governed
Shared service board meetings
Full Council meetings
There are currently seven shared services in the partnership and one shared manager post. The host authority is the one that employs those in the shared service.
Officers If you'd like to know more about MKS or have any general questions contact:
Steve McGinnes, Mid Kent Services Director on 01622 602310
Town Twinning (Beauvais)
Maidstone is twinned with Beauvais, in France.
Beauvais is one of the oldest towns in France. Today, Beauvais is a town of culture with many museums, sporting events, festive and popular urban happenings. Some of the historical sites of Beauvais are absolute 'musts' such as the impressive Cathedral and the Church of Saint-Etienne.
The Twinning Association Committee meets monthly and has an annual meeting and a half-yearly meeting.
Trips are organised to Beauvais each year to the Jeanne Hachette Festival and a sporting weekend is held each year in the autumn, with the hosting of the event taken in turn, one year in Beauvais, the next in Maidstone.
The Committee organises a number of events each year to enable members to get together and members keep in touch with a newsletter which is circulated every three to four months.
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