Pedestrian crossing improvements in Ashford

Pedestrian crossings will be receiving an upgrade in a scheme by Kent County Council due to start next month. Work will be taking place from September 4 to the crossings at the junction of Elwick Road and Station Road and to the crossing at Victoria Way and Avenue Jacques Faucheux. KCC will be changing the…

Hermitage Lane improvement scheme

Work is due to begin next month on the Hermitage Lane improvement scheme. It has been developed to ease the congestion at the entrance to the retail park. The layout will provide a longer dedicated lane for vehicles turning right into the retail park. Kent County Council Project Manager Russell Boorman said: “These changes will…

Sutton Road improvement scheme

People can find out more about the Sutton Road improvement scheme at an engagement event later this month. Kent County Council has proposed plans to ease congestion on Sutton Road by providing a widened junction and approaches along both sides of the road. The junction will be widened to provide three lanes in each direction…

Flower Power: Litterbugs beware

A schoolgirl from Tonbridge who wrote to Kent County Council to ask for help with protecting the environment has begun her fight against litterbugs. So dismayed by the rubbish she sees on the ground, Charlotte Flower, nine, penned a letter to KCC’s waste department to ask for some “litter picker uppers” to help her and…

Residents asked for views on country parks’ future

KCC is asking for residents’ views on the future plans for its country parks by launching a public consultation on its strategy for the next four years Seven of Kent’s country parks have just received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. However, KCC wants to improve…

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened today (Friday) ahead of schedule following work by Kent County Council. The authority says work throughout July switched from the vital structural reconstruction works below the bridge to the resurfacing works above. The road and footpath has now been completely resurfaced and has now reopened – having previously been planned for…

Views sought on Tonbridge Road Pembury Cycle Route

Views are being sought on a new shared pedestrian and cycle route joining A21 Longfield Road junction at North Farm roundabout to Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The route would then link into an existing pedestrian/cycle route to Tunbridge Wells town centre. The route will link into Highways England’s “non-motorised user” route being constructed next to the…

Silver 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 Silver Award – only six months after receiving the bronze award. KCC says it appreciates the valuable contribution that Reservists make to the UK Armed Forces, their communities and the workplace and offers 10 days’…

Thorough review of KCC buildings to check for fire risks

An extensive review of all KCC buildings, begun immediately after the Grenfell Towers tragedy on 13 June, has so far revealed no serious concerns about the cladding on any premises. The primary focus of the survey was to: Identify the possible presence of Aluminium Composite Material cladding (ACM) as used on Grenfell Tower with samples…