Powerful solution at The Wyvern School

Pupils returning to The Wyvern School in Ashford this term have their electricity supplied by the power of the sun. Kent County Council’s environment champion Susan Carey visited the school to flick the switch for 320 solar panels. Wyvern School is a special school for children with severe, profound, and complex needs that caters for…

Strategy aiming to make Kent carbon neutral by 2050 agreed

An ambitious strategy aiming to make Kent carbon neutral by 2050 has been agreed by Kent County Council. The Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy sets out key actions needed to ensure the county will have, eliminating poor air quality, reducing fuel poverty and delivering an affordable, clean and secure energy supply for…

Kent County Council increases its solar ambitions

Over 1,300 solar panels have been installed on five Kent County Council buildings saving 86 tonnes of carbon emissions a year, equivalent to taking 20 cars off the road. On Monday at noon under a blazing sky, the largest array in the scheme with 608 panels was officially switched on by KCC’s Cabinet Member for…

Kent Biodiversity Strategy approved

A strategy for Kent’s natural environment, with the vision of a county thriving with wildlife and plants, has been approved by Kent’s environment champion. KCC Cabinet Member for Environment Susan Carey approved the Kent Biodiversity Strategy which aims to ensure the county’s natural environment regains and retains good health. Kent has a rich and varied…

Further £250,000 to help fight rogue traders flytipping

Kent County Council has committed a further £250,000 to help fight rogue traders flytipping in the county. The funding will continue to build on the close work with district and borough councils, Kent Police and other partners through the Kent Resource Partnership. Part of the funding is being used for Business Waste: Your Duty of…

Jingle all the way to your local recycling centre

With Christmas just around the corner, Kent County Council is reminding residents that real, and artificial, Christmas trees can be recycled at household waste and recycling sites – as well as old decorations – for free. Kent County Council’s new cabinet member for the environment Susan Carey visited the Tovil household waste site on Friday,…