KCC aims for zero carbon emissions by 2030

Kent County Council has given an update on its plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions for its estate and operations by 2030. The government declared a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but KCC plans to accelerate its own action to reach that target 20 years earlier. KCC has already successfully reduced carbon…

Public invited to assist with producing KCC’s new budget

Kent County Council is inviting the county’s residents to give their opinions to help amend its budget to cope with the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic Despite extra funding from central government, KCC is facing a shortfall which is currently estimated at £40-50 million for this financial year. As soon as the pandemic was…

KCC launches videophone system for vulnerable residents

About 2,000 elderly or vulnerable residents will benefit from an initiative by KCC to provide them with a unique videophone system. The council has commissioned assistive care technology provider Alcove to roll out digital support packages across the county, in one of the country’s largest programmes to support adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The £1.5million…

Moving Forward for Kent campaign is launched

An exciting new campaign has been launched to help get the Kent economy back on its feet again and support businesses and residents in Kent. Moving Forward for Kent, which is being rolled out by Kent County Council and supported by organisations including Visit Kent, Produced in Kent and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, is…

Licence for outside tables and chairs extended

Businesses that are due to renew their licence for outside tables and chairs will have their licence extended until the end of August by Kent Highways. This goodwill gesture comes as the government switches the responsibility for street furniture licensing from Kent County Council to district and borough councils. Those who need to renew in…

Kent Travel Saver update

Now that the Government has issued advice regarding return to school, KCC has agreed how best to compensate those who purchased the Kent Travel Saver, but have not been able to use the pass whilst schools have been closed. For those customers paying either by monthly direct debits or in full at the start of…