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…

A28 work in Ashford begins next week

Preparation work for the widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford will begin next week (February 12). Kent County Council will then begin work on the £26 million project to widen Chart Road between the Tank and Matalan roundabouts in March and there will be further information provided about this stage of the works…

Work begins on Ashford International platforms for new trains

Work has begun to prepare Ashford International’s high-speed platforms for new trains which will safeguard direct high-speed international services from Ashford. Network Rail is already installing new signalling equipment to allow Eurostar’s e320 trains – and potentially any other operator’s next generation high speed trains – to access the station. Now the firm’s engineers are…