Transport consultations launched into bus services in Maidstone and West Malling

Two consultations have been launched proposing bus pilots in Maidstone and West Malling. It comes following last year’s Big Conversation, which gauged opinion on how Kent County Council could best help provide sustainable rural transport. KCC currently supports services 13 and 59 in Maidstone. The proposal revises these services to become feeder buses, which provide…

2019 pothole blitz gets underway

After a relatively mild winter – so far – Kent County Council has once again launched its pothole blitz for 2019. KCC will have 11 local contractors delivering the blitz as follows: Dartford and Gravesham – O’Rourke Contracting; Sevenoaks – SCG; Tunbridge Wells – Kenson Contractors; Maidstone – Duke Contractors; Tonbridge and Malling – Tom…

New drainage engineers recruited

An investment in five new drainage engineers and a planned works team leader has been made by KCC to help tackle flood risks. The county authority looks after highway drainage which keeps water off the road and makes it safe for drivers and other road users. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “By…

Committee recommends introducing charging for non-household waste

A recommendation to introduce charging for non-household waste at KCC’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) has been endorsed. The discussions at today’s Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee come following an eight-week consultation where almost 3,000 people responded. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than 30 different types…

Residents reminded of libraries consultation

Kent residents have just under two more weeks to give their views on a draft three-year strategy for the county’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service. A 10-week public consultation opened on 21 November and ends on Tuesday, 29 January. So far, nearly 3,000 responses have been received. Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory…

Ready for a New You this New Year?

‘New Year, New You’ is the national campaign now underway with support in Kent to raise awareness of key lifestyle behaviours – such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, inactivity and unhealthy eating – their effect on people’s health and the support available. Drinking too much, smoking, inactivity and poor diets can have long term…