Hydrogen bus trials in Sevenoaks

Kent County Council marked Clean Air Day today with the launch of a hydrogen bus trial. Working in partnership with Go Coach, supported by Abellio, the zero-emissions Caetano Hydrogen Bus will be trialled in Sevenoaks until Thursday 24th June. The H2 City Gold is a single deck bus powered by hydrogen with an electric drivetrain.…

“We can do this!” – Council Leaders urge Kent to stay strong in COVID lockdown extension

The Government’s decision to extend lockdown will be tough for many in Kent but latest COVID-19 figures show the virus has not gone away, the county’s senior council and health leaders said today. Uniting to acknowledge the impact of maintaining all legal restrictions on social contact for another four weeks will have on Kent communities…

10,000 tonnes of road waste to be recycled in Kent

Road sweepings collected in the county will now be processed and recycled in Kent. Kent County Council’s waste management team has awarded a contract to Thanet Waste Services Ltd to process and recycle waste that ends up on our streets and pavements. The waste will be treated at a site near Sandwich with 99% of…

Council leader thanks ‘brilliant volunteers’ for being there ‘when Kent needed you most’

From delivering shopping to clinically vulnerable residents required to shield, to having a socially-distanced doorstep catch-up with someone feeling isolated and anxious in lockdown, volunteers have been unsung heroes of Kent’s response to the pandemic over the past year. Now Kent County Council is taking time in national Volunteers’ Week to say a heartfelt ‘thank…

Council leader unveils his new Cabinet

The Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough, has announced the appointment of his new top team following the local elections on May 6. The new cabinet members appointed today (Friday) are, in alphabetical order: Clair Bell – Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health David Brazier – Cabinet Member for Highways and…