New drainage engineers recruited

An investment in five new drainage engineers and a planned works team leader has been made by KCC to help tackle flood risks. The county authority looks after highway drainage which keeps water off the road and makes it safe for drivers and other road users. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “By…

KCC to start work on drain cleaning blitz in Tunbridge Wells

A drain cleaning blitz will begin in Tunbridge Wells next week, Kent County Council has announced. The authority, which is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the drains and pipework connecting to the public sewers, said work will begin from July 23. During the programme, parking restrictions and possibly some out of hours road…

KCC consults on Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

People are being asked their views on a strategy to ensure the county is prepared to manage local flood risks. The Kent Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, which is out to consultation until October 8, outlines various objectives to manage and minimise the risks of local floods. It considers various sources of flooding risks such…

Drainage improvements in Folkestone

Kent County Council is working on innovative drainage improvements in Folkestone to help reduce flooding. A series of ‘rain gardens’ will be the first of their kind installed in Kent to manage flooding and will be installed on Dolphins Road and Wingate Road. KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways Matthew Balfour us options and the most…

KCC Leader welcomes flood defences funding

Kent County Council has welcomed news that multi-million pound funding has been given to the Leigh, Hildenborough and East Peckham flood defences. The £4.6 million will go towards the flood defence schemes and joins the committed £2.5m for the Leigh from KCC. It comes after extensive work between Kent County Council, the Environment Agency, Maidstone,…