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…

Transport consultations launched into bus services in Maidstone and West Malling

Two consultations have been launched proposing bus pilots in Maidstone and West Malling. It comes following last year’s Big Conversation, which gauged opinion on how Kent County Council could best help provide sustainable rural transport. KCC currently supports services 13 and 59 in Maidstone. The proposal revises these services to become feeder buses, which provide…

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…