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…

KCC invests £60 million to boost highway maintenance

An extra £60 million is being invested by Kent County Council into maintaining the county’s highways. KCC has just published its two-year plan of maintenance works, doubling investment into road maintenance, trebling footway maintenance and implementing a crash barrier upgrade programme on main roads. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “This investment shows…