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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…

St Clements Way, Greenhithe Improvement Scheme

A multi-million pound scheme to ease congestion on a route between Dartford and Greenhithe has been revealed by Kent County Council. The A206 St Clements Way provides links to the A2 and Dartford Crossing and access to the Bluewater and the Crossways retail parks. Substantial new development has been built and is planned in the…

Pilgrims Hospice reaches out to Thanet with music

Thanks to a grant from Thanet county councillors, Pilgrims Hospice can now provide music therapy sessions for patients and their carers. A KCC Combined Members Grant for £1,059 allowed staff at the hospice to buy a digital piano and other musical instruments for staff and patients to use at small music workshops and larger group singing…

Carter’s Restaurant open for business

Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter has opened the refurbished restaurant at Towers School in Ashford which was named after him. Carter’s Restaurant offers students from schools all over Ashford the opportunity to learn hospitality and catering skills as part of their vocational studies. The restaurant is run like a business and it opened to…

Upgrade for Kent Bus Stops

Kent County Council will be replacing the county’s decaying concrete bus stop poles with new modern alternatives. The project, which began this week, will result in a number of benefits and will allow for more efficient maintenance. There are 235 concrete bus stop poles still in place across the county, the majority of which are…

£5 million worth of business loans on offer

Kent County Council has announced another £5 million in loans to support businesses in the county, boosting economic growth and job creation. The success of KCC’s Regional Growth Fund has already supported 242 companies in the county with £55 million of loans that have created more than 2,212 jobs, safeguarded a further 1,663 and has been…