Strategy for a zero carbon Kent by 2050

Kent County Council’s Energy and Low Emissions Strategy is out for consultation and there’s still time to make your views known on plans for all of Kent to reach zero emissions by 2050. The strategy also aims to eliminate poor air quality, reduce fuel poverty and deliver an affordable, clean and secure energy supply for…

Don’t take speed to the limit

Most fatal crashes in the county happen on rural roads where some drivers may wrongly assume that the national speed limit is always the safe speed to drive at. This summer, Kent County Council is urging drivers to remember that speed limits are not a target to reach. Research shows that three in five deaths…

Kings Hill to Tonbridge School Bus Changes

KCC, in partnership with bus operators, has introduced a revised timetable for the start of the new school year. As well as renumbering the services to make it easier to identify which bus offers shorter journeys to your child’s school, timings have been revised to better meet school start and finish times and to speed…

Are you sure your child has the correct car seat?

With recent county figures revealing that a shocking 70% of all baby and child car seats checked across Kent are incorrectly fitted, a new awareness campaign has been launched to highlight the dangers and provide advice on anything which puts a child at risk while travelling in a car. KCC’s Road Safety team run free…

KCC bus feedback scheme proves popular

An opportunity for passengers to tell Kent County Council about their experiences of using bus services has received over 250 responses since being launched in January. At a meeting of the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee, Members heard that, on average, there has been 53 comments left each month. KCC’s Bus Feedback Portal is available…

Zebra crossing for Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge

Kent County Council will be installing a new zebra crossing and widening the cycle lanes on Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge. The crossing will replace the existing refuge island just south of the junction with Bishops Oak Ride. The works will see widening of the existing cycle lanes from Willow Lea down to White Cottage Road and…

New opening hours for Kent’s libraries

The new opening hours for Kent’s libraries have been decided and will take effect from 30 September. The pattern of opening hours at each library has recently been subject to a local engagement with library customers. During a three-week public engagement, customers were asked for their comments and invited to vote for their first and…

Schools Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

Schools in Kent are now able to apply for a Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing, which recognises and celebrates everything they do to support young people’s emotional wellbeing through the whole school approach. The first two schools to succeed in their application are Homewood School in Tenterden and Westlands School in Sittingbourne.…