Be prepared for stormy holiday get-away weekend

Heavy rain and windy weather could make for tricky driving and travel conditions in Kent this weekend as many people look to start their holidays. Yellow Met Office warnings are now in force for wind, rain and thunderstorms from Friday afternoon through to Sunday. With schools now out for summer, and most COVID-19 restrictions lifted,…

Consultation on public transport for Ebbsfleet, Dartford, Slade Green, Erith and Belvedere with Abbey Wood

A new consultation on proposals for improved, fast public transport services connecting Ebbsfleet, Dartford, Slade Green, Erith and Belvedere with Abbey Wood has been launched today. It follows a consultation earlier this year which helped create a refined shortlist of options. The proposals by the Crossrail to Ebbsfleet (C2E) Partnership would provide faster connections into…

KRF to bring back Brock to help keep Kent moving

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) leaders have thanked residents, businesses, drivers and hauliers for their patience as the M20 Operation Brock contraflow is put out in time for Monday’s lifting of COVID restrictions. The precautionary move is being made to support the Department for Transport (DfT) in managing the strategic network ahead of tourist traffic returning.…

Lorry parking ban pilot project ends

Communities will continue to be protected from illegal HGV parking despite central government’s decision not to extend Kent County Council’s current temporary powers to deter the growing problem, KCC’s Head of Highways has pledged. The County Council was initially given the authority to clamp and fine unlawfully parked trucks over five tonnes in restricted zones…