KCC appoints new Armed Forces Champion

KCC has a new Armed Forces Champion in Oliver Richardson, who has been performing the same role for Dover District Council for the past 18 months. Mr Richardson served in the Welsh Guards from 1982 to 93, including service in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and the Gulf War, and has a son in the same…

Councils of Kent working in partnership to tackle flytipping

The 13 councils of Kent are working in partnership to tackle flytipping and waste crime. Flytipping is a crime with serious consequences and serious penalties. There should be no excuses for flytipping, with residents and businesses aware of their responsibilities when disposing of waste following last year’s campaign around illegal waste carriers. Flytipping is dealt…

First wave of walking and cycling plans announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in the county has been announced by Kent County Council. In total there will be four 20mph schemes – two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge, and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic…

Waste & Recycling sites – booking Wednesday, open Friday

Booking to use Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres starts tomorrow (Wednesday). People can book a slot either online at www.kent.gov.uk/hwrcbook or by phone on 03000 417373 from 11am on Wednesday. Depending on demand, you may be placed into a virtual queue. Government advice about essential visits to HWRCs is that journeys must only…

KCC agrees funding for Thanet Parkway station

Kent County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to contribute to funding Thanet Parkway station today (Monday). Members agreed to provide up to £17.8 million for the proposed station, completing the funding package for the scheme at £34.51 million, with £14 million of Local Growth Fund allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). The decision…