£1.6 million awarded for active travel schemes

Kent County Council has welcomed news that government has awarded £1.6 million to help make active travel easier. The Department for Transport cash is specifically to invest in walking and cycling initiatives across the county. Among those schemes now to be put in place within the next eight weeks by Kent Highways are: improvements to…

Maintenance work carried out on Grove Ferry Bridge

Maintenance work has been carried out on the Grove Ferry Bridge earlier than planned due to lockdown. The bridge, first renovated by KCC back in 2000, needed a new waterproofing layer and surfacing. Work was brought forward after KCC and maintenance contractor Amey took the lockdown opportunity to review its programme of work and carry…

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…