We will continue to ensure that the council's web site is accessible and inclusive to as many people as possible.

While we have tried to create a web site that is visually appealing, we are also aware that the site has to be fully accessible to a wide range of users. The following information will explain how to increase the text size throughout this site to help make it easier for you to read.

For more information on making websites more accessible, visit the Royal Institute for the Blind's website guidelines and advice. (RNIB Technology Advice)

Microsoft Internet Explorer

In the menu that runs across the top of the page, click on View, then from the drop down list that appears select Text Size. A further drop down menu will appear to the side, from which you can choose a size to suit your preferences. Click on the Microsoft IE illustration for a greater detail image.

If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can change the text size on the page on the fly, by holding down the left Ctrl button on your keyboard, and moving the mouse wheel back and forth.

Netscape Navigator / Mozilla / Opera

Depending on which version of Netscape you are using, you can change the size of the text by clicking on View and then selecting either the Text Zoom or Zoom option, then select either a percentage value or use Smaller/Larger.Click on the Netscape illustration for a greater details image.

Document downloads

Throughout our site we have a number of application forms and information documents available for printing, directly from the internet. These documents are held in Adobe Acrobate PDF format, which makes sure that they are virtually identical to their paper based counterparts.

To get the free Acrobat Reader, visit the Adobe website (see links Adobe Reader).


The main sections of the council's site can be viewed by using the tabs above. On the left side of the screen Services navigation will appear as you work through the site.


The search facility allows a keyword to be entered and the whole of this site will be searched.  Clicking on the returned list of pages will take you to the full page of information on the site. The search results page (at the bottom) also provides a link to the Kent Wide Public Services Search website if you can not find what your are looking for on our site.

Council Services A to Z

Find pages quickly and easily, use the A-Z box at the top right of most pages.


The navigation is consistent across the whole site to make finding information easier.


We provide a text alternative for all images on the website.

Last Updated: 11 June 2015