Consultation for puffin crossing in Westgate-on-Sea

Plans for a new puffin crossing on Canterbury Road in Westgate go out to public consultation today (Tuesday). Kent County Council is proposing to install the signalised crossing outside Ursuline College, widening the central reservation to create a staggered crossing. KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “There is not currently a…

Waste & Recycling sites – booking Wednesday, open Friday

Booking to use Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres starts tomorrow (Wednesday). People can book a slot either online at www.kent.gov.uk/hwrcbook or by phone on 03000 417373 from 11am on Wednesday. Depending on demand, you may be placed into a virtual queue. Government advice about essential visits to HWRCs is that journeys must only…

KCC agrees funding for Thanet Parkway station

Kent County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to contribute to funding Thanet Parkway station today (Monday). Members agreed to provide up to £17.8 million for the proposed station, completing the funding package for the scheme at £34.51 million, with £14 million of Local Growth Fund allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). The decision…

Consultation into Thanet bus changes

A consultation has been launched on changes to funding for three bus services in Thanet. The proposals could see the withdrawal of the 42/42A, 56 and 39/39A services. In its place would be new services and changes to existing commercial services along most sections of the routes. For the 39/39A service, people will be able…

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…

Have your say on a new parkway railway station in Thanet

Residents and local businesses are being asked for their views on the facilities, potential impacts and benefits of a proposed new parkway railway station in Thanet that will improve travel to and from London (Stratford International). The proposed station will improve the perception of East Kent as a well-connected and easily accessible area for investment…