KCC Leader on Brexit preparedness

I sincerely hope that we never have to implement any of our contingency plans and that the UK has a smooth exit from Europe. However, we don’t know whether or not that will be the case. We must never forget the chaos that we had across half of this county in 2015. The M20 was…

Kent County Council Bus Funding Review

The Leader of Kent County Council is to meet with Arriva and Stagecoach to establish which routes they will run as scheduled and which will need subsidy ahead of a consultation on Socially Necessary Bus Service funding in January. The discussions with commercial bus operators will look at the likelihood of the bus companies taking…

Hermitage Lane improvement scheme

Work is due to begin next month on the Hermitage Lane improvement scheme. It has been developed to ease the congestion at the entrance to the retail park. The layout will provide a longer dedicated lane for vehicles turning right into the retail park. Kent County Council Project Manager Russell Boorman said: “These changes will…

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened today (Friday) ahead of schedule following work by Kent County Council. The authority says work throughout July switched from the vital structural reconstruction works below the bridge to the resurfacing works above. The road and footpath has now been completely resurfaced and has now reopened – having previously been planned for…

Children walk to school bold as brass

It’s not every day you get to walk to school to the sound of a brass band. For the children of St Francis primary school in Maidstone, marching the route to the gates with a trumpet, tuba, drum and a trombone in tow was the culmination of an active journeys competition. Throughout May, Kent County…

KCC members vote for increase in allowances

Kent County Council today reviewed the remuneration for its 81 councillors, which has been frozen since 2008. In addition to the eight year freeze, councillors voluntarily took a further cut of 1.5% in their basic remuneration and a 5.4% cut for those with special responsibilities in 2009 which, until today, remained in place. Today, the…