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New waste contract could introduce electric bin vehicles

14 June 2021
New waste contract could introduce electric bin vehicles

The council has agreed on plans for a new waste collection team which will clean the borough.

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'Unless we get some form of help we are going to struggle'

24 May 2021
'Unless we get some form of help we are going to struggle'

A foodbank which has helped hundreds of hungry families across the county during the pandemic has asked for financial support.

All change for Labour at County Hall

13 May 2021
All change for Labour at County Hall

A major reshuffle has taken place at Kent County Council'sLabour group after its leader was unseated in the local elections.

KCC bid for £36m hardship fund amid Covid

13 May 2021
KCC bid for £36m hardship fund amid Covid

Kent County Council has submitted a bid for a £36million government fund to help communities in at least four districts in financial hardship.

Kent has highest number of obese kids in country

11 May 2021
Kent has highest number of obese kids in country

A new study has revealed thousands of school age children have been identified as obese in the county.

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Lib Dems to 'reinvigorate' town in Tory heartland

07 May 2021
Lib Dems to 'reinvigorate' town in Tory heartland

The Liberal Democrats say they want to repay trust of voters after a famous election victory in the Conservative heartlands.

Stepping up war on fly-tippers

26 April 2021
Stepping up war on fly-tippers

People are being encouraged to hire skips to dispose of their rubbish safely amid concerns over a high number of fly-tipping incidents.

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Council houses: 25% of smoke detectors are unchecked

25 April 2021
Council houses: 25% of smoke detectors are unchecked

Hundreds of homes owned by a council have not had their fire alarms checked and if they havem they don't have the paperwork to prove it

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Centre set for multi-million transformation

21 April 2021
Centre set for multi-million transformation

A multi-million pound refurbishment of a landmark building in a town centre looks set to happen in the next few months.

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Help needed to support 'fragile' GP system

19 April 2021
Help needed to support 'fragile' GP system

NHS bosses have pledged to offer more support to a "fragile" GP system and could enlist help from doctors outside the county.

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Demand grows to clear fly-tipping

14 April 2021
Demand grows to clear fly-tipping

Pressure has been put on Kent County Council to clear a large heap of rubbish dumped near a travellers' site.

'We need more bins'

14 April 2021
'We need more bins'

With more people getting out in the fresh air during lockdown, calls have been made to install more bins across the county.

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Old council offices to get £1.5m facelift despite opposition

14 April 2021
Old council offices to get £1.5m facelift despite opposition

Former district offices are to get a £1.5m revamp despite fears from councillors. Work must be completed by October to qualify for government cash.

Concerns over serious safety hazards

09 April 2021
Concerns over serious safety hazards

Serious safety hazards have been found in nearly 3,000 homes in the borough.

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House prices remain at a "premium"

09 April 2021
House prices remain at a "premium"

Residents are being priced out of the borough's housing market, says a financial adviser.

Council faces 'uncertain' financial risks amid Covid

09 April 2021
Council faces 'uncertain' financial risks amid Covid

A council has revealed potential dangers in delivering services to its residents over the next 12 months as new action plans have been unveiled.

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KCC may manage lorry park build to minimalise disruption

25 March 2021
KCC may manage lorry park build to minimalise disruption

The county council is looking to manage the construction of customs clearance site for 1200 HGVs to make sure it is sensitive to the rural landscape

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More than 1,500 lorries clamped this year

19 March 2021
More than 1,500 lorries clamped this year

Special powers given to Kent County Council after Brexit has allowed officers to clamp 1,500 lorries parked up in the county.

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Calls to protect Kent's coastlines

18 March 2021
Calls to protect Kent's coastlines

Calls have been made to protect hundreds of kilometres of coastline across the county from the damaging effects of climate change.

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'Children have forgotten how to hold a pencil'

16 March 2021
'Children have forgotten how to hold a pencil'

Some children are six months behind due to lockdown, it has emerged, as KCC announces an "ambitious" programme to get youngsters back on track.

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