Faversham Creek Bridge Reopened

A temporary pedestrian and vehicle bridge has been opened today (January 24). The road closure and associated diversion routes have now been removed as part of the reopening of Bridge Road. The road was reopened at 2pm by KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne and MP for Faversham and Mid Kent Helen Whately.…

Wind and rain warning

Areas of low pressure will bring spells of wet and windy weather across the area in the coming few days which could lead to impacts such as difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, isolated power outages and surface water, river and coastal flooding. Warnings Issued: Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 1200…

Kent Business Summit focuses on sustainable economic growth

The Kent Business Summit returned for a third time today (Friday) focusing on sustainable economic growth in the county and beyond. The event was opened by Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mike Whiting who highlighted the work he is spearheading with the county’s European neighbours. Mr Whiting said: “We are committed to…

Operation Brock to be removed

The Leader of Kent County Council has welcomed the government announcement that the Operation Brock barrier, which has been in place on the M20 since March 2019, will now be removed. The Government has announced it is standing down all contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit on 31 January. Partners of the Kent Resilience Forum…

Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry riding the wave

A record number of journeys have been made on the Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry this year. On the second anniversary of the contract with ferry operator Jetstream Tours, Kent County Council and Thurrock Council say 150,000 journeys a year are being made, a 40% increase since the start of the contract. Subsidised by the two…

Kent County Council Signs Joint Declaration in Europe

A joint declaration has been signed recognising the climate emergency and pledging to “seize every opportunity to contribute to the decarbonation of the maritime industry”. The declaration was made at the final conference of the PASSAGE European Interreg Project which is looking at making the transition to a low-carbon society and low-carbon economy. The project…

Jingle all the way to your local recycling centre

With Christmas just around the corner, Kent County Council is reminding residents that real, and artificial, Christmas trees can be recycled at household waste and recycling sites – as well as old decorations – for free. Kent County Council’s new cabinet member for the environment Susan Carey visited the Tovil household waste site on Friday,…