KCC awards new contracts for homelessness support services

Kent County Council (KCC) has joined forces with several major providers of homelessness support to create a fairer, more accessible and consistent service for vulnerable people. Following a competitive tender process, KCC has awarded homelessness charity Porchlight the contract to deliver support services in East and Mid Kent, while housing association and care provider Look…

Review into 20mph schemes

A review into where 20mph schemes could be introduced has been ordered by the KCC cabinet member for transport. Mike Whiting has asked officers to prepare a report following government research into the schemes. Kent County Council funds 20mph limits and there are currently over 800 roads and streets covered. There is no separate funding…

Three-year strategy for Kent’s libraries

Kent residents have their chance to comment on a draft three-year strategy for the county’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service during a 10-week public consultation which opened on Wednesday (21 November). All of Kent’s libraries will continue to be maintained, although many could have their opening hours changed according to plans announced by the council.…

Consultation into Thanet bus changes

A consultation has been launched on changes to funding for three bus services in Thanet. The proposals could see the withdrawal of the 42/42A, 56 and 39/39A services. In its place would be new services and changes to existing commercial services along most sections of the routes. For the 39/39A service, people will be able…

Conservative HOLD in Canterbury by-election

Counting of the votes in the Kent County Council Canterbury North by-election has finished with the Conservatives holding the seat. Following the count at the Westgate Hall, Robert Thomas was elected as the KCC councillor for the division with 1,355 votes. Six candidates were on the ballot in yesterday’s election. The by-election was called following…