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…

e-Scooter trial for Canterbury – consultation launched

A year-long trial of electric scooters in Canterbury is now being consulted on by Kent County Council. The scheme aims to bring affordable, environmentally friendly electric scooters to the city as part of a Department for Transport national trial. There will be four phases, with the first starting in November with e-scooter operator Bird providing…

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…

£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…