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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…

KCC continues work on £7.5 million pothole blitz

There’s a whole lot of holes being filled on the county’s roads as Kent County Council continues its £7.5 million pothole blitz. Since March 1, KCC has filled in 45,635 potholes and carried out 108,615sqm of resurfacing where multiple potholes were found. The issue remains the number one priority for…

Request for Judicial Review thrown out by High Court Judge

A request for a judicial review by Maidstone Borough Council into how Kent County Council released funds for a road project has been thrown out by a High Court Judge. KCC requested that Maidstone Borough Council release £200,000 of developer contributions for surveys into the possibility of a Leeds-Langley by-pass.…

Community Alcohol Partnership launched in Tonbridge

The county’s latest Community Alcohol Partnership has been launched in Tonbridge, following similar projects in Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Herne Bay and Snodland. Representatives from a range of agencies gathered at Tonbridge Castle to mark the launch of the scheme which is aimed at preventing underage drinking through a mix of education,…

Latest on the A26 Tonbridge Road sinkhole

Work to stabilise and make safe the sinkhole on Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, began last Tuesday using a specialised technique. Compaction grouting involves drilling into the ground and injecting cement at varying depths to compact and solidify the soil. The sinkhole measures 20 metres long by 12 metres wide – about…

KCC to start work on drain cleaning blitz in Tunbridge Wells

A drain cleaning blitz will begin in Tunbridge Wells next week, Kent County Council has announced. The authority, which is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the drains and pipework connecting to the public sewers, said work will begin from July 23. During the programme, parking restrictions and possibly…

New CEO looking forward to leading The Education People ahead of September launch

A new CEO is in place at The Education People (TEP), ready for the company’s launch in September. James Roberts comes with considerable experience as a teacher, head teacher and senior business manager and is looking forward to building TEP into the first port of call for professional education services.…

Performance review highlights commitment to environment

Every emergency call to Kent Highways has been dealt with within two hours, a report to Kent County Council has revealed. The findings are part of a performance review of the environment and transport departments and will go before the authority’s Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee on Friday (July 13).…

KCC commits a further £12.6 million for Kent’s roads

Kent County Council has pledged an additional £12.6 million towards improving and resurfacing Kent’s roads to repair damage caused by the severe weather following a decision at full council today (Thursday). The extra money comes on top of £8 million already being spent on a county-wide pothole blitz. The condition…

John Simmonds steps down from KCC cabinet position

It has been announced today that Cllr John Simmonds MBE has resigned as KCC Cabinet Member for Finance due to ill health. Mr Simmonds was elected to the County Council in June 2001 as the Conservative Member for Canterbury North, representing villages around Canterbury including Blean and Hackington. He now…