KCC warns that the unaccompanied child migrant crisis threatens to overwhelm Kent’s Children’s Services again.

As Kent’s services for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) reach breaking point for the second time in under a year, the council has warned that it may no longer be able to accept new UASC arrivals within days. KCC continues to urge a strong and mandatory National Transfer Scheme and has served a formal Letter Before…

10,000 tonnes of road waste to be recycled in Kent

Road sweepings collected in the county will now be processed and recycled in Kent. Kent County Council’s waste management team has awarded a contract to Thanet Waste Services Ltd to process and recycle waste that ends up on our streets and pavements. The waste will be treated at a site near Sandwich with 99% of…

Council leader thanks ‘brilliant volunteers’ for being there ‘when Kent needed you most’

From delivering shopping to clinically vulnerable residents required to shield, to having a socially-distanced doorstep catch-up with someone feeling isolated and anxious in lockdown, volunteers have been unsung heroes of Kent’s response to the pandemic over the past year. Now Kent County Council is taking time in national Volunteers’ Week to say a heartfelt ‘thank…