Street Lights The good news is that the upgrade programme for the whole of Kent is due to be completed by the end of May, so all the old lights will be replaced by new LED lights by then. These are much more reliable, can be controlled centrally and will save KCC about £6 million a year in electricity bills!
Vegetation Overhanging trees and hedges are still a major problem. Please ensure that your vegetation is cut back to your boundary so that prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs etc. can use the pavement safely. If you are in a property where there is no pavement and your trees and hedges overhang the road you must cut them back at least as far as your boundary but as they will grow vigorously during the spring please cut them back an extra 0.5 meters before the birds start nesting.
Please continue to report any problems with potholes, broken kerbs etc on the KCC website – www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem. You can also use this site to report other problems like streetlights not working or fly tipping.