The press office responds to press enquiries from journalists about KCC services and policies between 8am and 6pm.
If you are not a member of the media, please visit the Kent County Council website to get information or find out how to contact us.
The duty press officer outside of office hours is Justine Wingate who can be contacted on 07540 670417.
We can arrange TV, newspaper, magazine and radio interviews with Cabinet, Lead Members and senior officers. If you cannot get through to a specific communications officer, call 03000 41 80 80.
Lucy MayorCorporate Communications Manager
Media contact for crisis communications and emergency planning, Kent Resilience Forum/ EU Exit (Planning and Response) Democratic, legal and information services, finance, devolution, HR, economic development including broadband, the Chairman’s Office, the Lord Lieutenant, military and Trading Standards.
Jo GoddenCorporate Communications Officer
Media contact for Kent Resilience Forum planning and response, post-Brexit arrangements and KCC corporate remits (see details for Lucy Mayor).
Murray EvansCommunications Officer for education and communities
Media contact for schools, adult education, libraries, sports and culture, travellers, coroners’ courts. Also includes the No Use Empty Scheme, Kent Scientific Services and the Police and Crime Panel.
Justine WingateCommunications Officer for adult social care, children and young people
Media contact for social services for children, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, fostering, adoption and safeguarding issues and blue badges. Also covers the Film Office.
Ellis StephensonCommunications Officer for environment, transport and waste
Media contact for highways, roadworks, potholes, Kent Travel Saver Card, road safety, flooding and drainage, planning and environment teams, delivery of new major transport schemes, household waste and recycling sites, Public Rights of Way and country parks.
Gemma SmithPublic health campaigns manager
Contact for One You Kent campaigns (healthy weight, smoking and alcohol); Release the Pressure suicide prevention, Every Mind Matters and community mental health support services, sexual health and health check promotion.
Scarlett ElworthyCommunications Officer for Public Health
Media contact for infectious diseases and outbreaks including COVID-19, Strep A and Bird Flu. Seasonal health issues such as extreme weather health advice, heatwaves, cold weather alerts, Flu and Norovirus. Media enquiries about smoking, vaping, alcohol and drugs and healthy weight services.