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  • A299 New Thanet Way and Chestfield Tunnel essential maintenance

    Kent County Council (KCC) has announced a programme of essential maintenance with the aim of minimising disruption for residents and motorists. Crews will be carrying out works on the A299 New Thanet Way and Chestfield Tunnel between late April and June to upgrade lighting in the tunnel to LED and complete a deep reconstruction of…

  • Children’s physical activity returns to pre-pandemic levels

    The number of children in Kent and Medway taking the recommended level of physical exercise has returned to pre-pandemic levels. The latest results from Sport England’s “Active Lives Children and Young People Survey”, which covers the 2021-22 academic year, shows that activity levels have recovered. They are now at pre-pandemic levels with more than 14,000…

  • Look out for others as freezing nights linger

    With severe cold weather and icy conditions now forecast to affect Kent into the weekend, residents are being urged to continue following simple steps to help vulnerable families, friends and neighbours stay safe. The Level Three Cold Weather Alert currently in force for the South East has again been extended, now remaining in place to…

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