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…

KCC responds to South Eastern rail franchise consultation

Kent County Council has urged the government to “commit” to train services to smaller stations between Ashford and Tonbridge. It comes as KCC responds to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation on changes to the rail network. One of the options being explored by the DfT is reducing services to stations that are considered “less…

Maidstone Cyclefest 2017

Put your foot to the pedal and get down to the Maidstone CycleFest this weekend. Kent County Council is once again supporting the event with information about its cycle training programmes. Staff will also be on hand with an exhibition and information on the new cycle route along the Medway Towpath launching later this year.…