Two new websites promote positive emotional health this Children’s Mental Health Week

This Children’s Mental Health Week, young people in Kent are being invited to visit a new website designed to help keep them emotionally healthy – and there is a separate site aimed at helping parents support their children’s mental health too. MoodSpark (www.moodspark.org.uk) has been developed for young people in Kent, with young people in…

Campaign to highlight damage unlicensed waste carriers cause

A campaign to highlight the damage unlicensed waste carriers cause is launching today (Monday). As part of the Keep Kent Clean campaign, Kent County Council, together with the district and borough authorities, is urging residents to protect themselves from illegal waste carriers who often target householders with cheap rates to take their rubbish away. These…

KCC to “strengthen and build relationship with Europe”

On the eve of Britain exiting the EU, Kent County Council says it will continue to strengthen and build on its relationship with Europe and neighbouring local authorities on the Continent. KCC has strong relationships across the Channel and has longstanding connections with French and Belgian local authorities. Kent County Council Leader Roger Gough said:…

Kent’s great benefit from rural broadband plans

Rural areas across Kent are at the forefront of plans to make ultrafast, ultra-reliable and future-proof broadband available in the South East. Of 63 market towns and villages included in plans announced by Openreach, 26 are in Kent. Openreach’s previously-stated target is to reach four million homes and businesses with ‘full fibre’ technology by the…

Transport schemes in Maidstone go out to consultation

A consultation on a range of transport schemes in Maidstone has been launched today (Wednesday). The Maidstone Integrated Transport Package (MITP) is intended to reduce traffic congestion and could be built within the next few years. A20 Coldharbour Roundabout – click here. A229 Loose Corridor – Armstrong Road junction with Park Way (including Sheal’s Crescent)…

KCC agrees funding for Thanet Parkway station

Kent County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to contribute to funding Thanet Parkway station today (Monday). Members agreed to provide up to £17.8 million for the proposed station, completing the funding package for the scheme at £34.51 million, with £14 million of Local Growth Fund allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). The decision…

Residents thanked for patience over library works

Tonbridge residents have been thanked for their patience while extensive improvement works were carried out on the town’s main library. A partial closure of one lane of Avebury Avenue was put in place by Kent Highways while sandblasting of exterior walls and window-replacement were taking place. KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Michael Payne, who represents…

Faversham Creek Bridge Reopened

A temporary pedestrian and vehicle bridge has been opened today (January 24). The road closure and associated diversion routes have now been removed as part of the reopening of Bridge Road. The road was reopened at 2pm by KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne and MP for Faversham and Mid Kent Helen Whately.…