Kent Property Market Report 2019 launched

Kent’s accessibility, combined with its relative affordability, is driving demand from a range of business occupiers who are now seeing it as a viable alternative to other parts of the South East, according to the 2019 Kent Property Market Report. The growing strength of demand is placing the county firmly on the radar for investors…

KCC scoops gong at TRANStech Awards

Kent County Council has won a national award for its work in providing an electric minibus for disabled and vulnerable people. It was crowned the winner in the inaugural TRANStech Awards rural innovation category. Held on November 1 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, the awards recognise people and organisations designing and using technology to improve…

Teynham improvements out to consultation

Plans to widen the footpath and create parking spaces in parts of London Road, Teynham are going out to public consultation today (Tuesday). The developer-funded scheme has been proposed after residents’ calls for measures to reduce speeds on London Road. As well as the changes to the pavement, there are plans for an informal crossing…

Kent Poppy Appeal launch

At the launch of the Poppy Appeal 2019 at Kent County Council today, the Royal British Legion encouraged the nation to recognise the unseen service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, past and present. Throughout this year’s Poppy Appeal the Legion will be shining a spotlight on the many hidden contributions made by the Armed…

KCC elects new Leader and new cabinet revealed

Kent County Council has a new Leader. Roger Gough was officially elected to the post at the full council meeting having been voted in as leader of the majority Conservative group on the council two weeks earlier. In both roles he succeeds Paul Carter, who has held them for the past 14 years. Mr Gough…

Kent’s gritters are ready for action

Whatever the weather this winter, Kent’s gritters are ready for action. Today (October 17), the county’s 67 gritters including five mini gritters warmed up their engines and took part in a dry run of gritting routes. The dry run allows drivers old and new to familiarise themselves with the routes, ensure vehicles and their systems…

KCC Rail Summit hears from industry experts

Kent County Council hosted another successful rail summit this evening (Tuesday) with different speakers from the industry. About 90 people attended from local authorities, rail user groups and associations, community rail partnerships and the rail industry. Presentations were made by representatives from Southeastern, Network Rail, Eurotunnel, Eurostar and Kent County Council. KCC cabinet member for…

KCC invites residents to outline their budget priorities

Kent County Council today launches a public consultation on its annual budget proposals. The document outlines the council’s three key objectives for the next financial year, beginning in April 2020. These priorities for spending are: Helping children and young people in Kent get the best start in life. Helping Kent communities benefit from economic growth…