Dashboard to drive recovery – new economic data goes live

With a range of economic indicators to support and drive Kent & Medway’s recovery from COVID-19, a new Economic Recovery Dashboard has gone live today to provide an invaluable source of information for business, public and voluntary agencies. Freely available through the Kent.gov.uk/research website, dashboard data can be interrogated by geographical area using simple drop-down…

Arrangements being made for school transport

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “We know parents need certainty on transport arrangements for schools returning in September and as soon as government gives us that detailed guidance, we will advise on how it will work. “You can be assured that there will be capacity on our hired…

Public invited to assist with producing KCC’s new budget

Kent County Council is inviting the county’s residents to give their opinions to help amend its budget to cope with the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic Despite extra funding from central government, KCC is facing a shortfall which is currently estimated at £40-50 million for this financial year. As soon as the pandemic was…

Speed limits are not targets to hit

As the coronavirus lockdown begins to lift and more people are getting back into their cars, Kent County Council is reminding them that speed limits are not a target. There have been 213 collisions on Kent’s roads over the last five years, resulting in 336 casualties – including 58 people who were killed or seriously…

£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…

Cross-Channel meeting to boost tourism in wake of Covid-19

A cross-Channel meeting to support tourism between Kent and its nearest European neighbours hopes the continued easing of lockdown will boost the sector, which is worth nearly £4 billion pounds a year to the Kent economy. As the potential for tourism slowly begins in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, and continued uncertainty around long-haul…