Creative hub reaches major milestone

One of Kent’s largest cultural infrastructure projects has reached a major milestone. Jasmin Vardimon Company’s new and much anticipated creative hub takes shape, promising a state-of-the-art facility for the internationally renowned dance company to expand its activities locally, nationally and on the global stage. Councillors from KCC and Ashford Borough Council joined representatives from Arts…

Councils of Kent working in partnership to tackle flytipping

The 13 councils of Kent are working in partnership to tackle flytipping and waste crime. Flytipping is a crime with serious consequences and serious penalties. There should be no excuses for flytipping, with residents and businesses aware of their responsibilities when disposing of waste following last year’s campaign around illegal waste carriers. Flytipping is dealt…

Christmas tree recycling branching out

Pilgrims Hospices, east Kent’s hospice charity, has tree-mendous news. Pilgrims Hospices is proud to be rolling out the renowned Christmas Tree Recycling fundraising campaign into Canterbury and Thanet for the first time. The environmentally-friendly fundraising initiative has been running in the Ashford Borough Council area for eight years, with support of the local Council, and…

First wave of walking and cycling plans announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in the county has been announced by Kent County Council. In total there will be four 20mph schemes – two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge, and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic…

KCC shortlisted in Roundabout of the Year Award

Kent County Council has been shortlisted in the Roundabout of the Year Award by the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society. KCC is in the running for its safety scheme at one of Ashford’s busiest roundabouts which now has some UK-first modifications. The roundabout is at the junction of the A2070 and Romney Marsh Road. With data…

Waste & Recycling sites – booking Wednesday, open Friday

Booking to use Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres starts tomorrow (Wednesday). People can book a slot either online at www.kent.gov.uk/hwrcbook or by phone on 03000 417373 from 11am on Wednesday. Depending on demand, you may be placed into a virtual queue. Government advice about essential visits to HWRCs is that journeys must only…