Bid for road improvements in effort to ease Port of Dover congestion

A multi-million pound bid has been made to pay for road improvements at notorious bottlenecks and enhance infrastructure at the Port of Dover to ease congestion for cross-Channel traffic. Kent County Council has called on the government for more cash to create better roads to support new customs controls for goods moving between the UK and the […]

Council welcomes ministers’ action to reduce channel crossing delays

Moves by ministers from across central government to tackle the travel disruption experienced in Kent have been welcomed by Kent County Council Leader Roger Gough. The Cabinet Office has reported that ministers and senior officials are prioritising minimising the impact of traffic issues across the UK, notably the ongoing rail and underground strikes, flight cancellations […]

Kent County Council considers closing roads for play streets

Kent County Council has said it is to consider temporary road closures to create safe spaces for children to play. The council was asked to introduce a “play street” scheme to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people. It would involve closing a road to traffic for a few hours, on a regular […]

Operation Brock back in Kent for busy summer ahead

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) has announced that Operation Brock is set to return to the M20 ahead of the summer getaway. The KRF’s Strategic Planning Lead Simon Jones is also urging people to plan their cross-Channel journeys, including booking ahead, to help keep Kent moving and open for business this summer. With a busy July and […]

Gravesend Bus Hub officially opened

A new £2.5 million bus interchange in Gravesend has been officially opened. Construction of the Gravesend Bus Hub began in June 2021 and was led by Kent County Council (KCC) with contractors FM Conway. It has been designed to improve transport connections between rail, bus and bike. Buses have been using the hub while works […]

Funding granted for two further active travel schemes in Kent

Kent County Council (KCC) has been successful in securing funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) for a further two Active Travel schemes. Government officials have awarded £100,000 to go towards local improvements to make walking and cycling more attractive along Herne Bay seafront. A further £1.2 million has been earmarked to enhance walking and […]

Brock traffic management to stay for now, says Kent County Council

Operation Brock will continue to remain in place as a precaution to manage the flow of freight traffic to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel while cross-Channel ferry capacity remains reduced, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) partnership said this week. While one P&O ferry has now returned to service, no date has been set for […]

Kent County Council consults on traffic offence enforcement

Kent County Council is currently consulting people in the county on plans to use new powers to enforce moving traffic offences. It’s looking for feedback on enforcement of driving through a No Entry sign, making banned turns, entering yellow box junctions when the exit isn’t clear, driving where and when motor vehicles are prohibited and […]

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