Consultation opens on future of booking system for Household Waste Recycling Centres

Residents are being asked for their views on the future of the booking system for Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). Introduced as an emergency measure to ensure social distancing during the pandemic, the booking system has evolved in response to customer feedback and the easing of restrictions. Now a consultation has been…

Consultation into 8 walking & cycling schemes across Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, and Northfleet starts today

A consultation into eight walking and cycling improvement schemes across Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, and Northfleet starts today (Wednesday). The schemes are: Ebbsfleet: Swanscombe to Castle Hill and access into Ebbsfleet Academy; Ackers Drive connection. Greenhithe: London Road to Greenhithe Station; Bean Road Northfleet North: Northfleet High Street Northfleet South and Painters Ash: Springhead Road; National Cycle…

Proposed new signalised pedestrian crossing on the A28 Ashford Road, Tenterden

A consultation has been launched for a proposed new signalised pedestrian crossing on the A28 Ashford Road, Tenterden. The scheme, outside the Spires assisted living residential homes, would see the traffic island crossing removed, replacing it with a Puffin crossing. This would include dropped kerbs and red tactile paving to benefit disabled pedestrians, those using…

Junction improvement consultation in Faversham

People are being asked their views as a consultation launches today (Tuesday) on designs for new signalised junctions at the A251/A2 junction in Faversham. It comes as part of £1.7 million plans to ease congestion and queuing on the A251 Ashford Road and improve turning onto the A2 Canterbury Road. The crossing within the scheme…

Consultation for puffin crossing in Westgate-on-Sea

Plans for a new puffin crossing on Canterbury Road in Westgate go out to public consultation today (Tuesday). Kent County Council is proposing to install the signalised crossing outside Ursuline College, widening the central reservation to create a staggered crossing. KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “There is not currently a…

Have your say on improving the quality of life in Kent

Kent County Council launches a consultation today on its plans to improve the quality of life for the county’s residents over the next five years. KCC Leader Roger Gough said the consultation presented the opportunity for everyone living or working in Kent to let the council know which services really matter to them. He said:…

Consultation on the future of community wellbeing services

Kent County Council (KCC) is seeking people’s views on the future of community-based wellbeing services for older people, adults living with dementia, physical disabilities or sensory impairments. The council spends £5.9m on these services each year, across 52 voluntary and community organisations. This funds befriending, volunteer-run transport schemes, dementia cafés, support services for people with…