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…

Kent Travel Saver update

Now that the Government has issued advice regarding return to school, KCC has agreed how best to compensate those who purchased the Kent Travel Saver, but have not been able to use the pass whilst schools have been closed. For those customers paying either by monthly direct debits or in full at the start of…

Kent businesses can apply to trial an electric vehicle

Kent businesses can apply to trial an electric vehicle for up to two months to see how the switch to electric could benefit their business and Kent’s environment. Kent County Council has secured £1.5 million in funding from Highways England to provide 50 electric vans and 12 new electric vehicle charging points for the two-year…

£1.6 million awarded for active travel schemes

Kent County Council has welcomed news that government has awarded £1.6 million to help make active travel easier. The Department for Transport cash is specifically to invest in walking and cycling initiatives across the county. Among those schemes now to be put in place within the next eight weeks by Kent Highways are: improvements to…

Kent County Council increases its solar ambitions

Over 1,300 solar panels have been installed on five Kent County Council buildings saving 86 tonnes of carbon emissions a year, equivalent to taking 20 cars off the road. On Monday at noon under a blazing sky, the largest array in the scheme with 608 panels was officially switched on by KCC’s Cabinet Member for…

Small bridge, giant leap in construction for KCC

It might be a small bridge but it’s a giant leap in construction for Kent County Council. Utilising Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) it is the first bridge in Kent to be constructed with the material which is lightweight, low maintenance and easily installed. The pedestrian bridge was installed in Strawberry Vale, Tonbridge and goes across…