Kent transport

Kent County Council plans to enforce traffic offenses on the move in towns such as Ashford, Dartford, Gravesend and Maidstone

Ashford, Dartford, Gravesend and Maidstone are among the first towns in Kent to see council cameras used to catch drivers for so-called ‘traffic offences’. Kent County Council is asking the Department for Transport for new powers which means the authority could fine motorists, up to £70, for ignoring any entry signs, stopping in yellow boxes […]

Kent transport

Dartford roads set for new 20mph zone at Temple Hill as Kent County Council proposes to extend double yellow lines into Watling Street

A new 20mph zone on several streets around a housing estate has been proposed by highway chiefs. Six streets in Dartford are the subject of public consultation following proposals put forward by Kent County Council (KCC). A 20mph speed limit is proposed at Temple Hill The existing 30mph speed limit would be dropped in favor […]

Kent transport

‘Significant’ delays in arranging school transport for children with special needs in Kent will be investigated

An independent inquiry into major delays in providing transport to and from school for children with special needs in Kent is likely to take place. Kent County Council says a ‘thorough’ and ‘transparent’ review must take place. It comes after hundreds of pupils with special needs were left behind last month due to a delayed […]

Kent architecture

‘Factory of the future’: Brompton plots UK’s biggest bike factory on Kent wetland

Folding bike maker Brompton this morning confirmed plans to build the UK’s biggest bike factory, a £100million facility in Ashford, Kent, which will be built on stilts above a restored wetland. Following approval from Ashford County Council on Thursday, the company said it plans to open the doors to the new site in 2027, with […]

Kent transport

Hundreds of SEN pupils miss school as Kent County Council announces it will launch a review of transport issues

An investigation will take place after hundreds of children with special needs were unable to attend school because transport contracts were not concluded in time. Many parents across the county are frantically trying to get in touch with Kent County Council about their own child’s arrangements. Families with SEN children are deeply frustrated with the […]

Kent transport

Storm Franklin hits Kent days after Storm Eunice caused chaos

Work is continuing in an attempt to restore power to thousands of Kent homes and businesses after Storm Eunice. UK Power Networks crews traveled across the county after high winds knocked down power cables on Friday and fallen trees also damaged lines. Hear from a Hextable resident who went without power this weekend, we also […]

Kent transport

Red alert for Kent – KCC Media Hub

Kent is now covered by its first red weather warning for the wind as Storm Eunice crosses the southern half of the UK today. The Met Office’s highest level wind warning ever issued for south-east England is in effect from 7am to midday on February 18 with significant disruption and dangerous conditions expected. People are […]

Kent transport

Storm Eunice warning for Kent

Local residents and people due to travel in or through Kent later this week should plan for potential disruption, Kent County Council (KCC) said today. Friday’s strong winds will make seas roughCredit: Met Office The move follows a warning from the Met Office that storm Eunice is expected to generate a period of very strong […]

Kent transport

Freezing prices on the cost of the Kent Travel Saver bus pass for children on free school meals

Low-income families with school-going children will be relieved to learn that they won’t have to pay extra money for a school bus pass from September. Kent County Council (KCC) has agreed to freeze the annual Kent Travel Saver cost for children receiving free school meals. This will not exceed £120. The KCC Travel Saver is […]

Kent transport

The county will have speed cameras that also catch jumpers at red lights

Cameras capable of catching motorists speeding or crossing a red light are installed at two locations in Lancashire. The infrared cameras will be installed at locations controlled by traffic lights – the A59 county road in Ormskirk and the point where the main road meets Hayfield Road, LancsLive reports. Lancashire County Council has already said […]

Kent transport

Construction of the Dover Fastrack bus service will begin this month

Construction work on the Dover Fastrack bus service is due to start this month. On Wednesday February 2, it was announced that Kent County Council had awarded the construction contract to Colas UK Projects Ltd, meaning construction can now begin. Plans will link Whitfield to Dover town center and Dover Priory station and include a […]

Kent education

Kent education expert says parents moving to Ebbsfleet Garden City face ‘major crisis’ due to school space problem

An education expert says parents moving into a new housing estate face a “major crisis” due to a lack of school places. Peter Read has revealed there are just 38 vacant reception places in the Ebbsfleet area, where 15,000 families are expected to live. Peter Read talks about the problem of school placement in Ebbsfleet […]