Consultation into Thanet bus changes

A consultation has been launched on changes to funding for three bus services in Thanet. The proposals could see the withdrawal of the 42/42A, 56 and 39/39A services. In its place would be new services and changes to existing commercial services along most sections of the routes. For the 39/39A service, people will be able…

Consultation into charging for non-household waste

A consultation has been launched on a proposal to charge for non-household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC). Kent County Council is not obligated to accept non-household waste at its sites, such as soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than…

A20 Harrietsham Highway Improvements Scheme

Kent County Council is launching a consultation into highway improvements on the A20 at Harrietsham. The plan is to create a more pedestrian friendly environment and improve links between the new housing development sites, the existing housing and village centre. Proposals include a reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph, constructing new pedestrian…

Consultation on changes to homelessness support services

Changes to homelessness services which would see the county’s vulnerable residents receive fairer and more consistent support are to be considered during a public consultation. Kent County Council (KCC) commissions supported housing, outreach for rough sleepers and floating support to enable residents to avoid or recover from homelessness. It also provides help with tenancies, benefits…

Improving Access to Tonbridge Station Revised Design

In December 2016, Kent County Council (KCC) carried out a consultation on a design to improve access to Tonbridge Station. Using feedback from that consultation, KCC has now revised the design on which they are now seeking views. Tonbridge station is the busiest station in Kent with over 4.4 million customers expected to have used the station…

‘Big decisions needed’ as KCC balances the books

The Leader of Kent County Council has warned that big decisions will be needed in almost every area of the council’s activities to deliver a further £64 million of savings in next year’s budget (2018/19) After six years of significant funding cuts from central government, Paul Carter has appealed to Ministers to ease the financial…

KCC launches consultation into share pedestrian/cycle route

Kent County Council is running a consultation for a shared pedestrian /cycleway in Folkestone. It would run from the Harvey Grammar School to the seafront and include a new toucan crossing on Cheriton Road outside Morrisons. The plans would see the cycle route linking to the existing route at the junction with Cornwallis Avenue, continuing…

Views sought on Tonbridge Road Pembury Cycle Route

Views are being sought on a new shared pedestrian and cycle route joining A21 Longfield Road junction at North Farm roundabout to Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The route would then link into an existing pedestrian/cycle route to Tunbridge Wells town centre. The route will link into Highways England’s “non-motorised user” route being constructed next to the…