Merchant Navy Flag Raising Ceremony

Kent County Council Chairman David Brazier held a flag-raising ceremony today (Friday) to mark Merchant Navy Day. The day is intended to remember the sacrifices made and difficulties faced by the Merchant Navy, both currently and historically. During World War I and World War II, the Merchant fleets suffered heavy losses; close to 20 million…

Pedestrian crossing improvements in Ashford

Pedestrian crossings will be receiving an upgrade in a scheme by Kent County Council due to start next month. Work will be taking place from September 4 to the crossings at the junction of Elwick Road and Station Road and to the crossing at Victoria Way and Avenue Jacques Faucheux. KCC will be changing the…

Hermitage Lane improvement scheme

Work is due to begin next month on the Hermitage Lane improvement scheme. It has been developed to ease the congestion at the entrance to the retail park. The layout will provide a longer dedicated lane for vehicles turning right into the retail park. Kent County Council Project Manager Russell Boorman said: “These changes will…

Flower Power: Litterbugs beware

A schoolgirl from Tonbridge who wrote to Kent County Council to ask for help with protecting the environment has begun her fight against litterbugs. So dismayed by the rubbish she sees on the ground, Charlotte Flower, nine, penned a letter to KCC’s waste department to ask for some “litter picker uppers” to help her and…

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened today (Friday) ahead of schedule following work by Kent County Council. The authority says work throughout July switched from the vital structural reconstruction works below the bridge to the resurfacing works above. The road and footpath has now been completely resurfaced and has now reopened – having previously been planned for…

Views sought on Tonbridge Road Pembury Cycle Route

Views are being sought on a new shared pedestrian and cycle route joining A21 Longfield Road junction at North Farm roundabout to Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The route would then link into an existing pedestrian/cycle route to Tunbridge Wells town centre. The route will link into Highways England’s “non-motorised user” route being constructed next to the…

Silver award for KCC’s support for the military

Kent County Council’s support for ex-service personnel and Reservists has been recognised today with the Ministry of Defence Employers Recognition Silver Award – only six months after receiving the bronze award. KCC says it appreciates the valuable contribution that Reservists make to the UK Armed Forces, their communities and the workplace and offers 10 days’…

Children walk to school bold as brass

It’s not every day you get to walk to school to the sound of a brass band. For the children of St Francis primary school in Maidstone, marching the route to the gates with a trumpet, tuba, drum and a trombone in tow was the culmination of an active journeys competition. Throughout May, Kent County…