New Maidstone gyratory system officially opened

The new Maidstone gyratory system has officially been opened today (Thursday). Two trees were planted by the steps leading up the crossing on Bishops Way. Attending were KCC Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Matthew Balfour and the Mayor of Maidstone Derek Butler. Mr Balfour said: “We have brought together a really good partnership, Maidstone…

KCC launches Keep Kent Clean campaign

The weekend of the Great British Spring Clean might be over but Kent County Council shows no signs of slowing down in getting the garden of England to live up to its name. Around 120 litter picks were carried out across Kent by volunteers, and our Community Wardens, Country Parks and Highways teams were involved…

Kent collects for the Great British Spring Clean

Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter joined the children of Lenham Primary School on Friday on a litter pick. It was held as events up and down the country begin for the Great British Spring Clean. Mr Carter said: “All the children have been out and about in the playing fields Collection bags of litter…

Primary school pupil’s recycling messages hit the billboards

Two children from Wateringbury primary school have had their recycling artwork turned into a billboard. Penny and Samara took part in the national Children’s Takeover Challenge in November at Shorne Woods Country Park. As part of the day, the 11-year-olds worked with Hannah Allard and Kirsty Bareham from the council’s waste management team to design…

Kent leads the way in cutting down on landfill

The amount of Kent’s household waste being sent to landfill is at its lowest ever. Kent County Council’s target is to send no more than 5% of household waste to landfill but achieved just 0.26% in December. The current figure for waste going to landfill is 2.6% over the year. The 5% target was intended…

St Clements Way, Greenhithe Improvement Scheme

A multi-million pound scheme to ease congestion on a route between Dartford and Greenhithe has been revealed by Kent County Council. The A206 St Clements Way provides links to the A2 and Dartford Crossing and access to the Bluewater and the Crossways retail parks. Substantial new development has been built and is planned in the…

Award for KCC’s support for Armed Forces

Kent County Council’s commitment and support for defence personnel and their families has been recognised with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. Highlighting the council’s support for those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, the award recognises KCC’s “statement of intent to support defence personnel” as…