Symptom free testing to continue as restrictions ease

The symptom free testing programme across Kent will remain in place until at least the end of June 2021 as a vital part of the restrictions easing across the county. Around one in three people who have COVID-19 have no symptoms and will be spreading the virus without realising it. Rapid testing detects cases quickly,…

Kent road resurfacing work continues

The first phase of Kent’s latest resurfacing programme started in January and is progressing well. This £5 million work includes 26 locations around the county and will continue through to the end of March. This vital investment will help to reduce potholes caused by the weather conditions we have experienced in Kent this winter. A…

Kent Smock Mill preserved for another generation

West Kingsdown Windmill is one of eight historic windmills in the care of Kent County Council. It is an octagonal ‘smock’ mill, the most popular design of windmill to be built in the county. A timber-framed building with four floors standing on a square brick base, the mill has several unusual features including a unique…

Susan Carey, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The Maidstone Heat Network is an important part of our work to deliver our Net Zero ambition for both Kent County Council and for Kent. It’s the result of several years of work by the Kent County Council Energy Team and this funding from HNIP is both a vote of confidence in the project and in the concept of heat networks.“

Funding the transition to net zero: Heat Networks Investment Project helps Kent County Council to 2030 net zero target

So far over £165 million of Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) funding has been awarded to date. The most recent recipient is Kent County Council securing £2,478,000 to support the development of a low carbon heat network in Maidstone. Local authorities across the UK have announced ambitious targets in an effort to not only encourage…

Kent’s household food waste now recycled in Kent

Kent County Council has taken another step towards its goal of a circular economy for Kent’s waste with all food waste from Kent being recycled in Kent. 45,000 tonnes of food waste collected annually from Kent households will be turned into biogas at a new anaerobic digester at Blaise Farm Quarry near Kings Hill. The…