Electric minibus comes to Kent

Kent County Council has teamed up with Renault Trucks to introduce its first electric minibus to help disabled and vulnerable people. The nine-seater vehicle, a Master Z.E exclusively being used in Kent, has been adapted for up to two wheelchair users and will be run by Kent-based charity Compaid. The minibus is the first pilot…

Thunderstorm warning for Tuesday into Wednesday

Showers, locally torrential with thunderstorms, are expected late on Tuesday and into Wednesday which could lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, power outages, localised surface water and river flooding. Warnings Issued (today): Yellow THUNDERSTORM Warning (Very Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) valid 1800 on Tuesday 18th June to 2100 on Wednesday 19th June 2019.…

Help get carers connected to their communities

This carers week (June 10th to 16th), Kent County Council is urging everyone to support carers in getting the practical, financial and emotional help they need. A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member who has a disability, mental or physical illness, substance misuse problems or needs extra help…

Service veterans enjoy D-Day tea party

The start of the country’s D-Day commemorations were marked at County Hall on Wednesday (5 June) when KCC Chairman Ann Allen hosted a tea party for about a dozen service veterans. Proudly displaying their various medals, the veterans, accompanied by a few relatives and carers and several current representatives of the Armed Forces, enjoyed a…

Date set for inaugural Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony

A group of Kent and Medway partners is delighted to invite businesses, training providers and apprentices to the first Kent Apprentice Graduation Ceremony at Rochester Cathedral on Friday, October 4. Thousands of organisations are now employing apprentices. With the desire to recognise and celebrate apprentices’ achievement akin to that of a University graduate, work is…

Young people take charge at Kent County Council

Kent children stepped into the shoes of senior council staff and councillors as part of an initiative that put young people at the heart of decision making. Kent County Council’s (KCC) Takeover Day on Wednesday, May 29 saw children in care, care leavers and adopted or fostered young people take charge of the Corporate Parenting…

Plans for Gravesend bus hub

Kent County Council will be holding a public information event on plans to build a bus interchange in Gravesend town centre. Barrack Row and Garrick Street will be redesigned to allow bus services to be based there, with vehicle access restricted to create more space for pedestrians. There will be seven bus stops at the…

New rural transport schemes to launch

A series of new rural transport schemes are due to launch over the next few weeks across Kent, with the first starting on June 3 in Sevenoaks. A feeder bus, linking into the commercial network, will run in Maidstone and West Malling while a taxi bus service will run in Sandwich, Tenterden and Sevenoaks. KCC…