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…

KCC shortlisted in Roundabout of the Year Award

Kent County Council has been shortlisted in the Roundabout of the Year Award by the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society. KCC is in the running for its safety scheme at one of Ashford’s busiest roundabouts which now has some UK-first modifications. The roundabout is at the junction of the A2070 and Romney Marsh Road. With data…

KCC aims for zero carbon emissions by 2030

Kent County Council has given an update on its plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions for its estate and operations by 2030. The government declared a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but KCC plans to accelerate its own action to reach that target 20 years earlier. KCC has already successfully reduced carbon…

Public invited to assist with producing KCC’s new budget

Kent County Council is inviting the county’s residents to give their opinions to help amend its budget to cope with the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic Despite extra funding from central government, KCC is facing a shortfall which is currently estimated at £40-50 million for this financial year. As soon as the pandemic was…

Moving Forward for Kent campaign is launched

An exciting new campaign has been launched to help get the Kent economy back on its feet again and support businesses and residents in Kent. Moving Forward for Kent, which is being rolled out by Kent County Council and supported by organisations including Visit Kent, Produced in Kent and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, is…

Licence for outside tables and chairs extended

Businesses that are due to renew their licence for outside tables and chairs will have their licence extended until the end of August by Kent Highways. This goodwill gesture comes as the government switches the responsibility for street furniture licensing from Kent County Council to district and borough councils. Those who need to renew in…