Libraries Week activities planned across Kent

Libraries across the county will be focusing on the topic of wellbeing as they participate in this year’s national Libraries Week from Monday to Saturday, 8 to 13 October. They will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness and social isolation, provide a space for reading and creativity, and support people with their mental…

Kent Fire and Rescue Service issues update on Margate fire

Kent County Council’s partner, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), has issued an update on the ongoing fire at Westwood industrial estate in Margate. The blaze, which started more than a week ago on Saturday, September 15, is expected to require firefighters to have a presence on site until late October. Today KFRS released two videos offering…

Consultation into cycle route for Maidstone

Kent County Council is consulting on plans to link up and improve a cycle route into Maidstone. Working with Maidstone Borough Council, the route would run from the entrance at Mote Avenue to the junction of the A249 and King Street, linking up with existing cycle routes. The proposals include widening the footpath to three…

Consultation into charging for non-household waste

A consultation has been launched on a proposal to charge for non-household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC). Kent County Council is not obligated to accept non-household waste at its sites, such as soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than…