20mph schemes go live in Faversham and Tonbridge

This morning (Friday) Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne officially opened the 20mph town-wide trial zones in Faversham and Tonbridge. In addition, two town centre 20mph schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells came into force. The changes around both towns include 20mph road markings and signs as well as signed…

Powerful solution at The Wyvern School

Pupils returning to The Wyvern School in Ashford this term have their electricity supplied by the power of the sun. Kent County Council’s environment champion Susan Carey visited the school to flick the switch for 320 solar panels. Wyvern School is a special school for children with severe, profound, and complex needs that caters for…

Employment Task Force “kickstarted” for action

As the local economy emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, a Kent & Medway Employment Task Force has been launched bringing together senior figures from the public and private sectors to support local people without a job into work. Close links have already been forged with the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus, responsible…

Self-employed urged to apply for grants

Self-employed people in Kent are being urged to check their eligibility for a Government grant worth up to £6,570. With a number of other Government grant schemes ending in August, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mike Whiting and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Jo James are urging self-employed people in Kent and…

Public sector bodies offered electricity direct from a renewable energy generator

Public sector bodies can now take advantage of electricity direct from a renewable energy generator. LASER, a division of Kent County Council’s Commercial Services, has created a system that allows public sector organisations to directly support and benefit from new wind and solar electricity generation, helping them work towards net-zero carbon targets. Organisations could include…