Category Archives: Local Issues

Dartford Crossing campaign: response

Proposals to ban oversized and hazardous goods vehicles from the Dartford Tunnel have been condemned as impractical by haulage groups. A campaign launched by freight boss Andrew Baxter called for certain lorries to be forced to go around the M25 to end delays caused by convoys which have to escort them from Kent to Essex. He said… Continue reading »

Dartford Crossing campaign

Dartford Crossing campaign: Ban oversized and hazardous lorries says Europa Worldwide boss Oversized and hazardous goods lorries should be banned from using the Dartford Crossing in a bid to reduce traffic jams, a prominent haulage company boss has claimed. Instead, these vehicles should be sent the other way around the M25 to get to their… Continue reading »

Tilbury Power Station chimneys to be demolished in controlled explosion

The view from Gravesend across the River Thames will change forever next week when the two tall chimneys at Tilbury Power Station are demolished. The 170m tall chimneys will be brought down simultaneously by controlled explosions next Thursday. Anyone wishing to watch will need to be up early as the demolition is scheduled for 8am. The chimneys have… Continue reading »

We need YOUR view on country parks’ future

We need YOUR view on country parks’ future

KCC is asking for residents’ views on the future plans for its country parks by launching a public consultation on its strategy for the next four years. Seven of Kent’s country parks have just received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. However, KCC wants to improve… Continue reading »