Hydrogen bus trials in Sevenoaks

Kent County Council marked Clean Air Day, on Thursday 17th June, with the launch of a hydrogen bus trial. Working in partnership with Go Coach, supported by Abellio, the zero-emissions Caetano Hydrogen Bus will be trialled in Sevenoaks until Thursday 24th June. The H2 City Gold is a single deck bus powered by hydrogen with…

“We can do this!” – Council Leaders urge Kent to stay strong in COVID lockdown extension

The Government’s decision to extend lockdown will be tough for many in Kent but latest COVID-19 figures show the virus has not gone away, the county’s senior council and health leaders said today. Uniting to acknowledge the impact of maintaining all legal restrictions on social contact for another four weeks will have on Kent communities…

Kent Leader is saddened to announce, “for the second time in a year, we have reached the limit of safe capacity for the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and will take any action, including through the courts, to secure a fair and safe solution.”

Kent County Council (KCC) Leader, Roger Gough and Sue Chandler, Cabinet Member for Integrated Children’s Services have announced that, despite ongoing efforts to work with the Home Office regarding the voluntary National Transfer Scheme (NTS) , KCC has again reached an unsafe capacity and will no longer be able to accept any further new UASC…

KCC warns that the unaccompanied child migrant crisis threatens to overwhelm Kent’s Children’s Services again.

As Kent’s services for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) reach breaking point for the second time in under a year, the council has warned that it may no longer be able to accept new UASC arrivals within days. KCC continues to urge a strong and mandatory National Transfer Scheme and has served a formal Letter Before…

10,000 tonnes of road waste to be recycled in Kent

Road sweepings collected in the county will now be processed and recycled in Kent. Kent County Council’s waste management team has awarded a contract to Thanet Waste Services Ltd to process and recycle waste that ends up on our streets and pavements. The waste will be treated at a site near Sandwich with 99% of…