Plans for Gravesend bus hub

Kent County Council will be holding a public information event on plans to build a bus interchange in Gravesend town centre. Barrack Row and Garrick Street will be redesigned to allow bus services to be based there, with vehicle access restricted to create more space for pedestrians. There will be seven bus stops at the…

New rural transport schemes to launch

A series of new rural transport schemes are due to launch over the next few weeks across Kent, with the first starting on June 3 in Sevenoaks. A feeder bus, linking into the commercial network, will run in Maidstone and West Malling while a taxi bus service will run in Sandwich, Tenterden and Sevenoaks. KCC…

KCC’s outgoing Chairman reflects on a memorable year

KCC’s outgoing chairman Mike Angell has handed over the chain of office to his successor Ann Allen in a ceremony at County Hall on Thursday (23 May). Reflecting on the past year, Mr Angell, who represents Ashford Rural East, said: “I have spent much of the past year meeting the wonderful people of Kent, including…

Historic Counties Day: Kent, May 26

May 26 marks Kent Day – the feast day of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury. Kent – a county of two halves. A brief history – written by the Kent Family History Society for more information on the society, please visit https://www.kfhs.org.uk/kent-history The name Kent derives from the ancient Celtic tribe who inhabited South East…

Kent’s windmills are a striking visual feature of the landscape

Kent’s windmills are a striking visual feature of the landscape and provide an historical insight into the county’s agricultural past. Kent County Council is responsible for eight windmills in the county. These include six smock mills and two post mills and all eight are listed buildings. They are: Chillenden Mill, Goodnestone, Dover Davison’s Mill, Stelling…

Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy

Kent County Council’s Environment and Transport Committee will next week be discussing an ambitious strategy to make Kent carbon neutral. The draft Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy, if agreed at the committee meeting, is due to go out for public consultation in early June. The strategy aims to create actions to eliminate…