New drainage engineers recruited

An investment in five new drainage engineers and a planned works team leader has been made by KCC to help tackle flood risks. The county authority looks after highway drainage which keeps water off the road and makes it safe for drivers and other road users. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “By…

Committee recommends introducing charging for non-household waste

A recommendation to introduce charging for non-household waste at KCC’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) has been endorsed. The discussions at today’s Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee come following an eight-week consultation where almost 3,000 people responded. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than 30 different types…

Residents reminded of libraries consultation

Kent residents have just under two more weeks to give their views on a draft three-year strategy for the county’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service. A 10-week public consultation opened on 21 November and ends on Tuesday, 29 January. So far, nearly 3,000 responses have been received. Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory…

Ready for a New You this New Year?

‘New Year, New You’ is the national campaign now underway with support in Kent to raise awareness of key lifestyle behaviours – such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, inactivity and unhealthy eating – their effect on people’s health and the support available. Drinking too much, smoking, inactivity and poor diets can have long term…

KCC opening times over the Christmas holidays

Council services Local tip opening hours Kent Country Park opening hours Library opening hours Adult education class openings Gateway opening hours Rubbish collection and other district council information Social services – report abuse out of hours information Help in a crisis You can access some services online Renew your library book Report a problem on…

Tis the season to recycle

With only a few days until Christmas Day, Kent County Council is reminding people both artificial and real Christmas trees can be taken to household waste and recycling sites. Old decorations can also be taken, as seen at the Maidstone site where staff have been collecting discarded Christmas decorations over the last two years. They…