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…

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…

Grand hotel, Folkestone, recognised for support to young people

Folkestone’s Grand Hotel has received an Employer Chartermark Certificate for its contribution towards the education and training of young people in the hospitality industry. The certificate was presented to the hotel’s General Manager Rob Richardson by Roger Gough, KCC Cabinet Member for Education and Young People, and Leo Gagliano, of the Hilton Hotel Group, and…

KCC launches consultation into share pedestrian/cycle route

Kent County Council is running a consultation for a shared pedestrian /cycleway in Folkestone. It would run from the Harvey Grammar School to the seafront and include a new toucan crossing on Cheriton Road outside Morrisons. The plans would see the cycle route linking to the existing route at the junction with Cornwallis Avenue, continuing…

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…

Playland: Re-Imaging Communities Project

Playland: Re-imagining Communities brings together the narratives of a film commission and the memorabilia of everyday life as international artist Jivko Darakchiev and Folkestone based artist Nicholette Goff engaged with local communities to explore senses of place and identity through time. This exciting project is being supported by a KCC members grant from Hod Birkby. The…