Alert issued as Storm Gareth blows in

A ‘yellow’ wind warning has been issued by the MET Office,. This warns of a medium likelihood of low impacts and is in place from noon today (Tuesday) through to 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday). The strong west to north-westerly winds could bring possible transport disruption. What to expect: Probably some bus and train services affected, with…

Satisfaction at Kent’s household waste sites at 99%

Customer satisfaction surveys held at Kent’s waste and recycling centres has found 99% of users are happy with the service they receive. A new report released by Kent County Council into feedback for its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) found they are performing extremely well. The waste management team is responsible for operating 18…

Repair and improvement programme for Kent’s footpaths

An extensive repair and improvement programme to clear vegetation from Kent’s footpaths has begun. Kent County Council look after trees, hedges, shrubs, flowers and grass verges in the county and deals with weeds on roads and pavements. Planned maintenance is carried out throughout the year but this new initiative aims to tackle pavements ensuring they…

KCC introduces new bus feedback scheme 

An opportunity for passengers to tell Kent County Council about their experiences of using bus services has been launched. KCC’s new Bus Feedback Portal is available at www.kent.gov.uk/busfeedback and allows people to provide details on their experiences of the services they use. This information can then be used by the council to try and improve…

KCC to plant trees in Brazil every time it prints

Kent County Council has become the first local authority in the UK to sign up to a free scheme meaning when documents are printed, a tree is planted. Working in partnership with our printing supplier, Xerox, we have gained this added benefit via their agreement with PrintReleaf to help reduce the loss of forests globally.…

New drainage engineers recruited

An investment in five new drainage engineers and a planned works team leader has been made by KCC to help tackle flood risks. The county authority looks after highway drainage which keeps water off the road and makes it safe for drivers and other road users. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “By…

Committee recommends introducing charging for non-household waste

A recommendation to introduce charging for non-household waste at KCC’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) has been endorsed. The discussions at today’s Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee come following an eight-week consultation where almost 3,000 people responded. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than 30 different types…

KCC opening times over the Christmas holidays

Council services Local tip opening hours Kent Country Park opening hours Library opening hours Adult education class openings Gateway opening hours Rubbish collection and other district council information Social services – report abuse out of hours information Help in a crisis You can access some services online Renew your library book Report a problem on…

Tis the season to recycle

With only a few days until Christmas Day, Kent County Council is reminding people both artificial and real Christmas trees can be taken to household waste and recycling sites. Old decorations can also be taken, as seen at the Maidstone site where staff have been collecting discarded Christmas decorations over the last two years. They…