Symptom free testing to continue as restrictions ease

The symptom free testing programme across Kent will remain in place until at least the end of June 2021 as a vital part of the restrictions easing across the county. Around one in three people who have COVID-19 have no symptoms and will be spreading the virus without realising it. Rapid testing detects cases quickly,…

Pothole Blitz work starts across Kent

Another £10 million blitz on the county’s potholes has started this month (March). Over the last year, KCC patched 358,840 square metres of Kent’s roads, equivalent of 50 full size football pitches. In addition, 600, one metre square individual potholes have been repaired, bringing the total number of individual pothole repairs across the county to…

Kent road resurfacing work continues

The first phase of Kent’s latest resurfacing programme started in January and is progressing well. This £5 million work includes 26 locations around the county and will continue through to the end of March. This vital investment will help to reduce potholes caused by the weather conditions we have experienced in Kent this winter. A…

Kent Smock Mill preserved for another generation

West Kingsdown Windmill is one of eight historic windmills in the care of Kent County Council. It is an octagonal ‘smock’ mill, the most popular design of windmill to be built in the county. A timber-framed building with four floors standing on a square brick base, the mill has several unusual features including a unique…

Everyone counts in Census 2021

Kent residents are being reminded the 2021 Census is coming and that it is important to take part because the information it collects helps plan the services, like new hospitals, schools and GP surgeries, we need. The unique survey happens once a decade, providing a snapshot of every person and household in England and Wales.…

Susan Carey, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The Maidstone Heat Network is an important part of our work to deliver our Net Zero ambition for both Kent County Council and for Kent. It’s the result of several years of work by the Kent County Council Energy Team and this funding from HNIP is both a vote of confidence in the project and in the concept of heat networks.“

Funding the transition to net zero: Heat Networks Investment Project helps Kent County Council to 2030 net zero target

So far over £165 million of Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) funding has been awarded to date. The most recent recipient is Kent County Council securing £2,478,000 to support the development of a low carbon heat network in Maidstone. Local authorities across the UK have announced ambitious targets in an effort to not only encourage…

Council Tax help for Kent’s most in need

A further £6million of emergency COVID funding will be used to help Kent’s struggling households pay their Council Tax. The move proposed by Kent County Council at last week’s annual Budget meeting, and now approved, means all existing Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) working-age households will automatically have their 2021-22 Council Tax reduced by £50…