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…

New rural transport schemes launched in Maidstone

Two new rural transport schemes have been launched in Maidstone. The new 13 and 59 feeder bus services began running on February 17, with the 13 serving Hollingbourne, Leeds, Langley Heath, and Otham. The 59 serves Grafty Green, Ulcombe, Kingswood, Chart Sutton and Boughton Monchelsea. Kent feeder buses link into the commercial network and are…

Public Health England and Kent County Council statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Kent

Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Kent County Council and NHS colleagues following a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The case is now in a treatment centre in London. Dr James Mapstone, Acting Regional Director, Public Health England South of England, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who…

Kent-wide campaign to reduce single-use plastics

This week, 13 Kent councils, including Kent County Council, will be uniting to reduce single-use plastics across the county. The local authorities are releasing a Facebook campaign across their channels including a competition showcasing reusable items as a viable alternative to single-use plastic. The week-long initiative will use vintage imagery and nostalgic messaging to ‘remember’…

KCC fixing potholes as Storm Dennis heads our way

Kent Highways crews are finding and fixing potholes caused by the extensive rain over the last few weeks. As surveys of the condition of roads continue following Storm Ciara, this weekend Storm Dennis is expected to bring further wind and rain. Last weekend highways officers from Kent County Council dealt with over 500 enquiries to…

Sandwich Toll Bridge – work postponed

Essential maintenance work on Sandwich Toll Bridge has been postponed. The works to repair the swing bridge were due to begin on February 17 and last seven weeks. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond Kent County Council’s control, the emergency works by Southern Water have now been extended. It had always been intended that the closure…