Managing ash dieback in Kent

With as many as half a million Ash trees growing on private land, KCC is urging owners to be aware of the disease. Since 2012, KCC has chaired the multi-agency Kent Resilience Forum Ash Dieback Strategic Co-ordinating Group when the fungal pathogen was first discovered in Kent. Ash dieback is a fungus that originated in…

Teynham improvements out to consultation

Plans to widen the footpath and create parking spaces in parts of London Road, Teynham are going out to public consultation today (Tuesday). The developer-funded scheme has been proposed after residents’ calls for measures to reduce speeds on London Road. As well as the changes to the pavement, there are plans for an informal crossing…

Kent’s gritters are ready for action

Whatever the weather this winter, Kent’s gritters are ready for action. Today (October 17), the county’s 67 gritters including five mini gritters warmed up their engines and took part in a dry run of gritting routes. The dry run allows drivers old and new to familiarise themselves with the routes, ensure vehicles and their systems…

KCC invests £60 million to boost highway maintenance

An extra £60 million is being invested by Kent County Council into maintaining the county’s highways. KCC has just published its two-year plan of maintenance works, doubling investment into road maintenance, trebling footway maintenance and implementing a crash barrier upgrade programme on main roads. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “This investment shows…

Road Safety Seminars for Mature Drivers

A free conference for mature drivers will be held in Greenhithe in October. For drivers over the age of 60, the idea is to reinforce knowledge that may have been forgotten, heighten hazard awareness, and cover newer subjects such as smart motorways and eco driving. Run by the Kent County Council Road Safety team, they…