Wind and rain warning

Areas of low pressure will bring spells of wet and windy weather across the area in the coming few days which could lead to impacts such as difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, isolated power outages and surface water, river and coastal flooding. Warnings Issued: Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 1200…

Kent Business Summit focuses on sustainable economic growth

The Kent Business Summit returned for a third time today (Friday) focusing on sustainable economic growth in the county and beyond. The event was opened by Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mike Whiting who highlighted the work he is spearheading with the county’s European neighbours. Mr Whiting said: “We are committed to…

Operation Brock to be removed

The Leader of Kent County Council has welcomed the government announcement that the Operation Brock barrier, which has been in place on the M20 since March 2019, will now be removed. The Government has announced it is standing down all contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit on 31 January. Partners of the Kent Resilience Forum…

Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry riding the wave

A record number of journeys have been made on the Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry this year. On the second anniversary of the contract with ferry operator Jetstream Tours, Kent County Council and Thurrock Council say 150,000 journeys a year are being made, a 40% increase since the start of the contract. Subsidised by the two…

Have your say on improving the quality of life in Kent

Kent County Council launches a consultation today on its plans to improve the quality of life for the county’s residents over the next five years. KCC Leader Roger Gough said the consultation presented the opportunity for everyone living or working in Kent to let the council know which services really matter to them. He said:…

Jingle all the way to your local recycling centre

With Christmas just around the corner, Kent County Council is reminding residents that real, and artificial, Christmas trees can be recycled at household waste and recycling sites – as well as old decorations – for free. Kent County Council’s new cabinet member for the environment Susan Carey visited the Tovil household waste site on Friday,…

Kent Property Market Report 2019 launched

Kent’s accessibility, combined with its relative affordability, is driving demand from a range of business occupiers who are now seeing it as a viable alternative to other parts of the South East, according to the 2019 Kent Property Market Report. The growing strength of demand is placing the county firmly on the radar for investors…