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Major Government Backed Transport Study Launched for North West Kent & Bexley

An important new study looking at transport improvements to support growth and regeneration in the corridor between Abbey Wood and Ebbsfleet has just been launched called AW2E Connectivity transport study. Funded by the Ministry for Housing and Local Government (MHCLG), who have pledged up to £4.85m, the work will be…

Kent Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed in Kent

Public Health England has confirmed further coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kent, bringing the total to 8951 in Kent and 1189 in Medway (22 Sept 2020). This equates to a rate per 100,000 of population – 566 for Kent and 426.8 for Medway. The Public Health England figures are issued on…

KCC acts to tackle financial impact of Covid pandemic

Kent County Council has had to take some difficult decisions in order to balance its budget as it tackles the impact of Covid on its finances. The pandemic has resulted in extra costs this year totalling £96.3million. Although much of this has been offset by central government grants and underspends…

20mph schemes go live in Faversham and Tonbridge

This morning (Friday) Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne officially opened the 20mph town-wide trial zones in Faversham and Tonbridge. In addition, two town centre 20mph schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells came into force. The changes around both towns include 20mph road markings and…

Powerful solution at The Wyvern School

Pupils returning to The Wyvern School in Ashford this term have their electricity supplied by the power of the sun. Kent County Council’s environment champion Susan Carey visited the school to flick the switch for 320 solar panels. Wyvern School is a special school for children with severe, profound, and…

Kent Rail Strategy consultation and Rail Summit later this month

The Kent Rail Strategy 2021, which aims to influence train services in the county for the next decade, goes out to consultation later this month. Kent County Council has set out certain requirements it considers are needed for rail infrastructure enhancements to keep pace with demand for rail services. This…

Junction improvement consultation for Blue Bell Hill

A junction improvement scheme for the A229 Blue Bell Hill goes out to consultation today (Tuesday). The dual carriageway, which runs between Junction 6 of the M20 in Maidstone and Junction 3 of the M2 at Blue Bell Hill village, is a key link between the M20 and M2, as…

Employment Task Force “kickstarted” for action

As the local economy emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, a Kent & Medway Employment Task Force has been launched bringing together senior figures from the public and private sectors to support local people without a job into work. Close links have already been forged with the Department for Work and…

Text Support Service Reminder for World Suicide Prevention Day

This World Suicide Prevention Day (10 Sept), people are being reminded of the help available in Kent including an easy to use mental health text service. As part of the Release the Pressure campaign, texts are free on all major mobile networks – by texting the word “Kent” or “Medway”…

Kent Funded Mental Health Films to feature on BBC

Seven ‘Living Warriors’ from Kent have had their words about getting through life – after coming close to ending it all – made into inspirational high-quality short films. The films were created following funding from ‘The Saving Lives Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund’, launched last year to support local projects by…