KCC launches campaign to help children cross safely

Three in four crashes involving children on Kent’s roads are because of youngsters not looking properly before they cross. Child pedestrians are consistently shown to be at their most vulnerable between the ages of 11 and 16 as this is often when, with increasing independence, they begin their first solo pedestrian journeys on potentially unfamiliar routes.…

KCC business scheme recognised at national awards

A KCC scheme to help businesses invest in technology to help battle climate change has been recognised at an awards ceremony. The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) Project was selected as runner-up by the President of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Awards. The three-year LoCASE project has,…

Later opening trial at Tovil HWRC

To help alleviate an increase in usage, Tovil Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) will be open for longer two days a week. Over the past few weeks the site on Burial Ground Lane has seen an excess of 2,000 cars a day. Unfortunately, the increase in use is having a knock-on effect to the…

KCC keen for traffic data ahead of Lower Thames Crossing

Kent County Council has received reassurance from Highways England that traffic modelling data expected last year will be available soon. Uncertainty over how Kent’s roads will cope with the new Lower Thames Crossing prompted KCC’s Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Whiting to write to government expressing his concerns. Mr Whiting said: “We believe the crossing…

Successful bid in £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

The government has today announced that Kent County Council has been successful in the first stage of its application for Forward Funding from a national £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund. The money will support the delivery of major transport infrastructure enabling the construction of thousands of planned new homes in Swale. This follows the submission…

Kent County Council trials the future for buses

Kent County Council has secured a seven-week electric bus trial for the county, only the second local authority to do so in the UK. Working with Volvo and ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, the electric bus produces no emissions and is driven by electric motors. It will operate as an additional hourly service – running…

Geoff Miles receives the 2018 Kent Invicta award

Kent businessman and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Geoff Miles, has been presented with the prestigious Invicta Award for his fantastic contribution towards the Kent economy. Presenting the award, Chairman of Kent County Council, David Brazier, thanked Mr Miles for working tirelessly for the county’s business community and providing a strong voice in attracting new investment…