KCC welcomes Lower Thames Crossing announcement

KCC Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport Barbara Cooper said: “We welcome the announcement on the route for the Lower Thames Crossing, putting to rest the uncertainty for residents in Kent, Thurrock and Essex. “It is now essential that Highways England delivers the scheme at pace as this key piece of infrastructure that relieves…

New Maidstone gyratory system officially opened

The new Maidstone gyratory system has officially been opened today (Thursday). Two trees were planted by the steps leading up the crossing on Bishops Way. Attending were KCC Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Matthew Balfour and the Mayor of Maidstone Derek Butler. Mr Balfour said: “We have brought together a really good partnership, Maidstone…

KCC welcomes extra funding for social care services

An extra £26 million has been given to Kent County Council’s social care services in the Chancellor’s spring budget. The government announced a £2 billion cash injection for care over the next three years – of which Kent County Council will get an additional £26 million in 2017/18. Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter said:…

KCC launches Keep Kent Clean campaign

The weekend of the Great British Spring Clean might be over but Kent County Council shows no signs of slowing down in getting the garden of England to live up to its name. Around 120 litter picks were carried out across Kent by volunteers, and our Community Wardens, Country Parks and Highways teams were involved…

Kent leads the way in cutting down on landfill

The amount of Kent’s household waste being sent to landfill is at its lowest ever. Kent County Council’s target is to send no more than 5% of household waste to landfill but achieved just 0.26% in December. The current figure for waste going to landfill is 2.6% over the year. The 5% target was intended…