Kings Hill to Tonbridge School Bus Changes

KCC, in partnership with bus operators, has introduced a revised timetable for the start of the new school year. As well as renumbering the services to make it easier to identify which bus offers shorter journeys to your child’s school, timings have been revised to better meet school start and finish times and to speed…

Are you sure your child has the correct car seat?

With recent county figures revealing that a shocking 70% of all baby and child car seats checked across Kent are incorrectly fitted, a new awareness campaign has been launched to highlight the dangers and provide advice on anything which puts a child at risk while travelling in a car. KCC’s Road Safety team run free…

KCC bus feedback scheme proves popular

An opportunity for passengers to tell Kent County Council about their experiences of using bus services has received over 250 responses since being launched in January. At a meeting of the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee, Members heard that, on average, there has been 53 comments left each month. KCC’s Bus Feedback Portal is available…

Zebra crossing for Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge

Kent County Council will be installing a new zebra crossing and widening the cycle lanes on Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge. The crossing will replace the existing refuge island just south of the junction with Bishops Oak Ride. The works will see widening of the existing cycle lanes from Willow Lea down to White Cottage Road and…

New opening hours for Kent’s libraries

The new opening hours for Kent’s libraries have been decided and will take effect from 30 September. The pattern of opening hours at each library has recently been subject to a local engagement with library customers. During a three-week public engagement, customers were asked for their comments and invited to vote for their first and…

Schools Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

Schools in Kent are now able to apply for a Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing, which recognises and celebrates everything they do to support young people’s emotional wellbeing through the whole school approach. The first two schools to succeed in their application are Homewood School in Tenterden and Westlands School in Sittingbourne.…

Heatwave warning increased for vulnerable Kent residents

A heatwave alert for Kent has been issued from 9am today until 9am on Friday. The level three warning means high temperatures have been reached and the sustained hot weather could lead to an increase in health problems so swift action is required immediately to protect people from the harmful effects. Health and social care…

Brokenshire Backs Thames Estuary Growth Plans

Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP backed the Thames Estuary region’s bold and ambitious vision for the future at an event in Kent. In the keynote speech at the Generating Growth in the Thames Estuary Conference in Northfleet, Gravesend, the Communities Secretary updated on progress against the growth agenda in the Thames Estuary, comparable in…

KCC employee wins national award for plan to tackle effects of child poverty

A Kent County Council employee has won a national award for his plan to tackle the educational impact of child poverty during the school summer holidays. Rob Comber, a Service Development Manager in the council’s Children, Young People and Education directorate, was crowned winner of the 10th annual LGA (Local Government Association) Local Government Challenge…

Celebration for a Kent Tree Hero!

Sophie Scott, a long-standing champion and tireless fund-raiser for Kent’s trees, has been recognised at a tree planting ceremony in Sessions House Square, Maidstone – county town of the Garden of England. Tony Harwood tells us more about the event, the work Kent County Council is undertaking and the plight of the county’s trees. On…