Operation Brock to be removed

The Leader of Kent County Council has welcomed the government announcement that the Operation Brock barrier, which has been in place on the M20 since March 2019, will now be removed. The Government has announced it is standing down all contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit on 31 January. Partners of the Kent Resilience Forum…

KCC launches new Select Committee on Affordable Housing

Kent County Council’s Affordable Housing Select Committee has held its first meeting and agreed its terms of reference. The topic had been proposed by Mrs Trudy Dean and added to the work programme. In July, the Scrutiny Committee confirmed the establishment of the Select Committee, with the remit to undertake a review of the key issues…

Kent County Council Signs Joint Declaration in Europe

A joint declaration has been signed recognising the climate emergency and pledging to “seize every opportunity to contribute to the decarbonation of the maritime industry”. The declaration was made at the final conference of the PASSAGE European Interreg Project which is looking at making the transition to a low-carbon society and low-carbon economy. The project…

Temporary bridge to be installed at Faversham Creek

Plans to have a temporary bridge in place across Faversham Creek have been delayed. KCC was hoping to have a bridge installed this week, however, further inspections have identified that the temporary bridge should not be placed on the existing abutments. Work to prepare for and install an increased span temporary bridge remains ongoing and…