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…

First wave of walking and cycling plans announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in the county has been announced by Kent County Council. In total there will be four 20mph schemes – two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge, and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic…

Helping Kent businesses move forward

An opportunity to hear how the Kent and Medway Economic Partnership’s Renewal and Resilience Plan aims to help Kent’s businesses move forward A presentation and discussion of the Kent and Medway Economic Renewal and Resilience Plan will take place at a virtual event at 9.30am on Monday 10th August. The Plan is a framework for…

Heatwave warning for vulnerable Kent residents

A heatwave alert for Kent has been issued from 9am on Thursday (August 6) through to Sunday (August 9). The level three warning means high temperatures and sustained hot weather could lead to an increase in health problems so swift action is required to protect people from the harmful effects. Our hottest day this week…

KCC shortlisted in Roundabout of the Year Award

Kent County Council has been shortlisted in the Roundabout of the Year Award by the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society. KCC is in the running for its safety scheme at one of Ashford’s busiest roundabouts which now has some UK-first modifications. The roundabout is at the junction of the A2070 and Romney Marsh Road. With data…

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…

Senior citizen and disabled bus pass changes

The opportunity that allowed free bus travel before 9.30am during the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end next month. Kent County Council offered disabled and older people the chance to use their pass for free travel before 9.30am to take advantage of dedicated shopping slots. After the switch on August 30, holders of the…