The big conversation

We want to find out if there is an innovative and sustainable way of providing transport to rural communities in Kent and we want to explore our ideas with you.

The consultation will run from 13 June to 8 August 2018.

Against a backdrop of ever decreasing funding for local councils KCC want to maintain, and where possible, improve accessibility for those without an alternative means of travel in rural areas. This will help tackle social isolation and provide the right transport solution for the right customer need, at the right price.

How to have your say

Your feedback is important and will help shape the future of rural transport in Kent.

Take part in the big conversation and have your say before 8 August 2018.

We want to hear about:

  • your use of public transport and the journeys you take
  • your priorities for a sustainable rural transport service
  • your thoughts on the 3 initial ideas we have developed
  • any additional information you think we need to consider when shaping the services for the future.

Read our consultation booklet to find out more about how we support public transport in Kent and our ideas for the future. Have your say via our online questionnaire.

Complete the questionnaire

Alternatively, download the Word version questionnaire (DOCX, 107.8 KB) and return for free via post to: FREEPOST BIG CONVERSATION.

Public meetings

We are holding 12 public meetings across Kent which you are welcome to attend. We will be presenting our initial ideas and providing opportunities for you to ask our team questions.

There is no need to book a place, just come along.

Event dates, times and locations are subject to change, please check this page for updates. You can also stay up to date via our Facebook and Twitter channels.

Update: Due to England's World Cup progress, the meeting at High Weald Academy, Cranbrook on 11 July has been rescheduled for 24 July.


19 June 20187 - 9pmDover Town Hall, The Maison Dieu, Biggin Street, Dover, CT16 1DL
21 June 20187 - 9pmMargate Football Club, Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Road, Margate CT9 5QZ
26 June 20187 - 9pmElite Venue Centre, Dunkirk Close, Gravesend, DA12 5ND


4 July 2018
7 - 9pm
The Stag Community Arts Centre, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1ZZ
5 July 20187 - 9pmBorough Green Village Hall, Borough Green, TN15 8DG
10 July 20187 - 9pmUniversity of Kent, Darwin Conference Suite, Canterbury CT2 7NZ
12 July 20187 - 9pmSaint Mary's Bay Village Hall, Romney Marsh, TN29 0SW
17 July 20187 - 9pm
Homewood School, Ashford Road, Tenterden, TN30 6LT
18 July 20187 - 9pmUK P Leisure, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, ME10 4DE
19 July 20187 - 9pmSessions House, Lecture Theatre, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
24 July 20187 - 9pm
The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook, TN17 2PJ
25 July 20185 - 7pmPrinces' Park (Dartford Football Club), Darenth Road, Dartford, DA1 1RT