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…

KCC elects new Leader and new cabinet revealed

Kent County Council has a new Leader. Roger Gough was officially elected to the post at the full council meeting having been voted in as leader of the majority Conservative group on the council two weeks earlier. In both roles he succeeds Paul Carter, who has held them for the past 14 years. Mr Gough…

Kent’s gritters are ready for action

Whatever the weather this winter, Kent’s gritters are ready for action. Today (October 17), the county’s 67 gritters including five mini gritters warmed up their engines and took part in a dry run of gritting routes. The dry run allows drivers old and new to familiarise themselves with the routes, ensure vehicles and their systems…

KCC encourages volunteering opportunities in libraries

Kent libraries is encouraging people to volunteer at one of the county’s 99 libraries. At a committee meeting last week, members heard that last year 1,119 volunteers gave over 45,000 hours of their time adding value to the Kent libraries and archives. Head of Service Libraries, Registration & Archives James Pearson, said: “We are extremely…

Road Safety Seminars for Mature Drivers

A free conference for mature drivers will be held in Greenhithe in October. For drivers over the age of 60, the idea is to reinforce knowledge that may have been forgotten, heighten hazard awareness, and cover newer subjects such as smart motorways and eco driving. Run by the Kent County Council Road Safety team, they…

£1m to bring back town centre properties to life

No Use Empty Commercial, an initiative to bring vacant and derelict commercial property back into use for business and homes has secured £1 million from The Growing Places Fund (GPF) following a successful bid to the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) by Kent County Council. The money will be used to help redevelop eight…