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…

Grosvenor Bridge repair works to start in January

Essential maintenance work on Grosvenor Bridge in Tunbridge Wells will begin in January. Kent County Council said the reconstruction of concrete piers which support the bridge and the road across it will begin on January 3. The road is expected to be closed until autumn 2017 and will remain closed to vehicles until that time.…