Consultation into charging for non-household waste

A consultation has been launched on a proposal to charge for non-household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC). Kent County Council is not obligated to accept non-household waste at its sites, such as soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than…

Request for Judicial Review thrown out by High Court Judge

A request for a judicial review by Maidstone Borough Council into how Kent County Council released funds for a road project has been thrown out by a High Court Judge. KCC requested that Maidstone Borough Council release £200,000 of developer contributions for surveys into the possibility of a Leeds-Langley by-pass. The money would be used…

Latest on the A26 Tonbridge Road sinkhole

Work to stabilise and make safe the sinkhole on Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, began last Tuesday using a specialised technique. Compaction grouting involves drilling into the ground and injecting cement at varying depths to compact and solidify the soil. The sinkhole measures 20 metres long by 12 metres wide – about the size of a tennis…

KCC to start work on drain cleaning blitz in Tunbridge Wells

A drain cleaning blitz will begin in Tunbridge Wells next week, Kent County Council has announced. The authority, which is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the drains and pipework connecting to the public sewers, said work will begin from July 23. During the programme, parking restrictions and possibly some out of hours road…

KCC commits a further £12.6 million for Kent’s roads

Kent County Council has pledged an additional £12.6 million towards improving and resurfacing Kent’s roads to repair damage caused by the severe weather following a decision at full council today (Thursday). The extra money comes on top of £8 million already being spent on a county-wide pothole blitz. The condition of the 5,400 miles of…

John Simmonds steps down from KCC cabinet position

It has been announced today that Cllr John Simmonds MBE has resigned as KCC Cabinet Member for Finance due to ill health. Mr Simmonds was elected to the County Council in June 2001 as the Conservative Member for Canterbury North, representing villages around Canterbury including Blean and Hackington. He now represents Canterbury West following boundary…