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Resurfacing, realignment, and relining works in Tunbridge Wells

Resurfacing, realignment, and relining works in Tunbridge Wells are being carried out throughout August. The overnight road closures on St John’s Road are scheduled for 20 weekday nights between 9pm and 6am. The closure is between Speldhurst Road and St Johns Close. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said:…

Pepperhill set to reopen

Pepperhill household waste and recycling centre in Gravesend will reopen on Monday, August 13. Kent County Council closed the Station Road, Southfleet site following a fire on April 21. It broke out in the household waste bay in the waste transfer station. It remains unknown what caused the fire due…

Heatwave warning increased for vulnerable Kent residents

The heatwave alert for Kent has been ramped up again, leading to advice for vulnerable residents such as the old, the very young, and people with chronic or severe illness who could be at extra risk. The level three warning means high temperatures have been reached and the sustained hot…

KCC launches new select committee on loneliness and social isolation

Kent County Council’s (KCC) Scrutiny Committee has established a Loneliness and Social Isolation Select Committee to identify ways it can support the county’s older residents. The topic was proposed for consideration by Mr Ken Pugh, who was elected chairman at the select committee’s inaugural meeting on July 23. The committee…

Gold award for KCC’s support for the military

Kent County Council’s support for ex-service personnel and Reservists has been recognised today with the Ministry of Defence Employers Recognition Gold Award – just one year after receiving the silver award. KCC’s close relationship with the Military was cemented by the re-signing of the Kent Armed Forces Community Covenant in…

Big Conversation – there’s still time to have your say

Residents are reminded there is still time to have their say in the consultation on what the future of rural transport in Kent could look like. Since June, public meetings have been held around the county to hear people’s views on rural transport in their area and how it might…

Sunshine, sport and Star Wars as Kent offers a wealth of school holiday activities

Summer holidays are already underway and there’s no better place for children to spend their time off than right here in Kent. Kent County Council, along with its partner agencies, is offering a wealth of activities across the county so whether your child loves sport or reading, is a fan…

KCC backs commuters over threat to high-speed trains

KCC has put its weight behind a campaign by Maidstone commuters who are mounting a last-ditch attempt to save high-speed train services to London. More than 2,200 people have delivered a petition to the Department for Transport opposing plans to scrap the early-morning journeys from Maidstone West to St Pancras…

KCC unveils new changing place at County Hall

New changing and toilet facilities to help people with disabilities have been unveiled at County Hall in Maidstone. More than 250,000 people in Kent have a disability which limits their day-to-day activities. Graham Gibbens, KCC’s cabinet member for adult social care and public health said: “I am really delighted a…

County Cabinet Reshuffle Announced

The Leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, has announced changes to his Cabinet including new appointments in portfolios for Finance, Strategic Commissioning and Public Health. The reshuffle comes after John Simmonds resigned from his post as Cabinet Member for Finance due to ill health. Deputy Leader of KCC, Peter…