Kent County Council has today (Thursday) agreed its budget for 2016/17. It was described by Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter at today’s meeting as “without a shadow of a doubt the most difficult it has ever had to face”. Mr Carter said: “I think we’ve put out an intelligent budget. Government grants to support local…...
The government has announced the final Local Government Finance Settlement, giving Kent County Council an extra £5.7 million to its budget. It has made the 2016/17 budget “slightly more bearable” in the face of making savings of £126 million. The announcement was made yesterday by Secretary of State Greg Clark. The draft budget proposals will go before…...
A preferred option to return to all-night street lighting when Kent’s new energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps are installed – meeting residents’ needs and savings targets – will be considered next week by Kent County Council members. Work to convert the county’s 118,000 street lights to LED is due to begin in residential areas…...
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