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Tree planting scheme to restore Tonbridge avenue to original look from 1930s

A tree planting scheme to restore an avenue in Tonbridge to its original look from 1930 has begun this week. Cornwallis Avenue was officially opened on March 7, 1930 by Lord and Lady Cornwallis with the roadside lined with trees. The name Cornwallis was spelt out by the initial of…

Free Brexit advice for Kent businesses

Kent County Council’s Trading Standards Officers are offering free specialist advice to local firms needing help to do business with the EU. The move to provide no-cost regulatory guidance to businesses via a dedicated advice line on 03333 602300 has been made possible thanks to a Kent and Medway Growth…

One You Kent Supports Plans for a ‘Better Health’

Health leaders in Kent have welcomed the Government announcement on today’s World Obesity Day for £100million national funding in healthier weight support services. Across the country, over £70 million will be invested into weight management services – made available through the NHS and councils – while the remaining £30 million…

Online trade missions to boost Kent exports

Kent County Council and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce have secured £90,000 funding from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) to lead a new project to help small businesses to get into overseas markets. The SEED Project kicks off this month and will run for a year. While visits…

Libraries’ route back to the new ‘normal’

KCC says it is working to a full service restoration of its Libraries, Registration and Archives service across the county over the next few months. However, the rate of progress will depend on a number of factors, including government guidelines on Covid restrictions, ensuring those libraries that have remained closed…

Pothole Blitz work starts across Kent

Another £10 million blitz on the county’s potholes has started this month (March). Over the last year, KCC patched 358,840 square metres of Kent’s roads, equivalent of 50 full size football pitches. In addition, 600, one metre square individual potholes have been repaired, bringing the total number of individual pothole…

National Secondary Offer Day 2021

As schools prepare to reopen to all pupils following the latest COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of children have found out which secondary school they’ve been offered a place at for September. More than 95% of pupils will receive an offer from one of their preferred schools this National Secondary Offer Day.…

Kent road resurfacing work continues

The first phase of Kent’s latest resurfacing programme started in January and is progressing well. This £5 million work includes 26 locations around the county and will continue through to the end of March. This vital investment will help to reduce potholes caused by the weather conditions we have experienced…

New scheme to install five ‘parklets’ in Dover begins this weekend

An innovative new scheme to install five ‘parklets’ in Dover begins this weekend. A parklet is intended to provide space for people to sit, relax and enjoy the environment, and can include planters and cycle parking. KCC will be installing two double parklets, one between 38 and 42 Castle Street…

New crowdfunding platform will bring community projects to life

An exciting new digital crowdfunding drive is being launched in Kent to enable community-led ideas to become more vibrant, resilient and connected post-COVID19. Crowdfund Kent is a Kent County Council initiative, working in partnership with Spacehive, that will help community and voluntary organisations to raise money for projects that help…