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…

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…

Kent Early Years and Childcare Service scoop second national award

Kent County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service has scooped a second nationally recognised award for one of its innovative products, the ‘Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning (EFICL) Toolkit – Pathways to Excellence’. In 2016 the EFICL toolkit was also awarded the Nursery World Award for ‘Best Staff Resource’ and we are delighted that…

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Kent County Council’s ninth annual rail summit

Kent County Council’s ninth annual rail summit takes place this evening. The event will be streamed live, below. Agenda: 18:00  Welcome and introductions by Chairman 18:05  David Statham, Southeastern 18:15  Guy Schofield & Sarah Deakin, Kent Community Rail Partnership 18:25  Stephen Gasche, Kent County Council 18:35  Questions to the panel members 19:25  Concluding remarks from the…

KCC welcomes Lower Thames Crossing announcement

KCC Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport Barbara Cooper said: “We welcome the announcement on the route for the Lower Thames Crossing, putting to rest the uncertainty for residents in Kent, Thurrock and Essex. “It is now essential that Highways England delivers the scheme at pace as this key piece of infrastructure that relieves…

KCC launches Keep Kent Clean campaign

The weekend of the Great British Spring Clean might be over but Kent County Council shows no signs of slowing down in getting the garden of England to live up to its name. Around 120 litter picks were carried out across Kent by volunteers, and our Community Wardens, Country Parks and Highways teams were involved…