Station improvements completed ahead of Open Golf tournament

Improvements to Sandwich railway station by Network Rail have been welcomed, as preparations get under way for The 149th Open, which will be played at Royal St George’s from 11-18 July. The improvements were designed to increase platform capacity, reduce disruption to local roads and residents, and enhance the experience for passengers and spectators.  The…

New mobile libraries roll out across Kent

The first of Kent’s new mobile library vehicles have hit the county’s roads, bringing a range of books to residents eager to nourish their love of reading during lockdown and beyond. KCC’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service has invested in five new vehicles to cover all the routes across Kent – including the surrounding areas…

KCC publishes five year highway maintenance plan

Kent County Council has published its forward works programme outlining plans for highway maintenance right across the county for the next five years. This investment plan includes renewal and maintenance work not just for roads and pavements but also streetlights, drainage systems, traffic lights, bridges, tunnels, and trees. It includes around 7.5 million square metres…

Ambitious KCC-led community programme will help children and young people reconnect with their pre-Covid-19 lives

Kent County Council is preparing to lead an ambitious community-based programme of activities, to help children and young people reconnect with their pre-Covid-19 lives. The Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People Programme will be available to every child and young person in Kent, from early years through to the end of secondary school and onto…

Kent residents clean up in latest waste recycling stats

The latest official Government figures for waste and recycling in England show just 1.5% of Kent’s rubbish goes to landfill. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs report of waste and recycling statistics for 2019/20 found KCC disposed of 670,000 tonnes of household waste. Of that, 315,000 tonnes of waste was recycled and 345,000…

Dial in for free Brexit business advice

Kent businesses needing help to navigate new trade rules will be able to put their queries directly to experts – including Kent County Council Trading Standards. Hosted by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday’s EU Transition: Ask the Experts’ free zoom webinar, 10.30am-12.30pm, is designed to be highly interactive with the content of the…