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…

Have your say on improving the quality of life in Kent

Kent County Council launches a consultation today on its plans to improve the quality of life for the county’s residents over the next five years. KCC Leader Roger Gough said the consultation presented the opportunity for everyone living or working in Kent to let the council know which services really matter to them. He said:…

KCC launches new Select Committee on Affordable Housing

Kent County Council’s Affordable Housing Select Committee has held its first meeting and agreed its terms of reference. The topic had been proposed by Mrs Trudy Dean and added to the work programme. In July, the Scrutiny Committee confirmed the establishment of the Select Committee, with the remit to undertake a review of the key issues…

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,…