Kent Fire and Rescue Service issues update on Margate fire

Kent County Council’s partner, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), has issued an update on the ongoing fire at Westwood industrial estate in Margate. The blaze, which started more than a week ago on Saturday, September 15, is expected to require firefighters to have a presence on site until late October. Today KFRS released two videos offering…

Kent continues to deliver low landfill rates

A report into KCC’s waste disposal has found that just under 1% of the county’s rubbish goes to landfill. At a meeting of today’s Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee, members heard that 52% of the 710,000 tonnes of waste disposed of by Kent residents is converted to energy at the Waste to Energy plant in…

KCC keen for traffic data ahead of Lower Thames Crossing

Kent County Council has received reassurance from Highways England that traffic modelling data expected last year will be available soon. Uncertainty over how Kent’s roads will cope with the new Lower Thames Crossing prompted KCC’s Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Whiting to write to government expressing his concerns. Mr Whiting said: “We believe the crossing…

UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs

Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council joined forces last night (Monday) in a UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs. The scheme, which allows the authorities to clamp and fine drivers, has been developed by working with the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT agreed to change the current clamping policy for HGV’s…

A28 Chart Road details to go on show

Further details on the road widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford will be going on show next week. Kent County Council announced earlier this year a £32 million project to widen Chart Road between the Tank and Matalan roundabouts. It comes in preparation for the Chilmington Green development which will see around 5,750…