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…

KCC announces new measures for school transport

Kent County Council has announced new measures that will allow pupils to travel to and from school safely when they return to the classroom next month. School transport guidance was provided by Government on 11 August, although KCC officers have been working since the lockdown began on preparing for a full return to school with…

Dashboard to drive recovery – new economic data goes live

With a range of economic indicators to support and drive Kent & Medway’s recovery from COVID-19, a new Economic Recovery Dashboard has gone live today to provide an invaluable source of information for business, public and voluntary agencies. Freely available through the Kent.gov.uk/research website, dashboard data can be interrogated by geographical area using simple drop-down…

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…