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…

Still time to have your say on bus services

There is just a week left to have your say on proposed changes to 17 bus services across the county. Since the consultation started in March, over 300 responses have been received but we want to make sure that everyone who wants to has their say. Kent County Council currently spends £6.4 million on subsidising…

Review of KCC Funded Bus Services

Bus passengers are being asked for their views on changes to 17 services designed to protect journeys as spending on subsidies is reduced. Kent County Council currently spends £6.4million on subsidising 150 contracts across the county. It has already saved more than £1 million from its bus subsidy budget by renegotiating better contracts with bus…

KCC Hosts Live Webchat on Budget

  Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance and Procurement, Susan Carey appeared on a live webchat answering questions from the public about the budget consultation and how KCC can manage Kent’s money responsibly. From 12:30 to 13:30 Susan, along with the finance team, answered over 20 questions about the cuts to the budget, why it was…