Do you have a story to tell about the Channel Tunnel?

Kent residents are being asked to help with a countywide history project about the Channel Tunnel. The Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone already holds a fascinating collection demonstrating the various processes carried out when planning the tunnel itself and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. The records there include items ranging from archaeological reports…

National Secondary Offer Day 2020

More than 94% of pupils will receive an offer from one of their four preferred schools this National Secondary Offer Day despite the number of families applying for places increasing by almost 1,000 in the last two years to the largest cohort ever. A total of 21,670 parents/carers applied for a place for their child…

Government chooses Discovery Park as life sciences zone

Discovery Park, the thriving science park for ambitious and growing life sciences companies near Sandwich, has been named a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone (LSOZ) by the Government’s Office for Life Sciences. This designation reflects the park’s strengths and growth potential, particularly across advanced manufacturing, digital and artificial intelligence in healthcare. As one of six new LSOZs…

Kent-wide campaign to reduce single-use plastics

This week, 13 Kent councils, including Kent County Council, will be uniting to reduce single-use plastics across the county. The local authorities are releasing a Facebook campaign across their channels including a competition showcasing reusable items as a viable alternative to single-use plastic. The week-long initiative will use vintage imagery and nostalgic messaging to ‘remember’…

KCC fixing potholes as Storm Dennis heads our way

Kent Highways crews are finding and fixing potholes caused by the extensive rain over the last few weeks. As surveys of the condition of roads continue following Storm Ciara, this weekend Storm Dennis is expected to bring further wind and rain. Last weekend highways officers from Kent County Council dealt with over 500 enquiries to…

Sandwich Toll Bridge – work postponed

Essential maintenance work on Sandwich Toll Bridge has been postponed. The works to repair the swing bridge were due to begin on February 17 and last seven weeks. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond Kent County Council’s control, the emergency works by Southern Water have now been extended. It had always been intended that the closure…

Works to be carried out on George Park in Margate

Kent County Council will be undertaking works to George Park to help reduce the risk of surface water flooding to the local area. The park will be landscaped to store surface water collected from the surrounding roads. The water will be collected in ponds and swales, known as attenuation areas, where it will slowly filter…