I was delighted to hear that Kent County Council’s latest piece of legislation, the Kent (Filming on Highways) Bill has successfully made it through the numerous hurdles and passed into law last week.
This piece of legislation now gives police the powers they need to close off a road for the purposes of holding a ‘significant event’ such as filming, and makes the county of Kent the only other area outside of London to have such powers.
Since it was set up in 2006, the Kent Film Office has facilitated a spend into Kent businesses of around £14million by film and production companies, as well as raising the profile of our beautiful county as a backdrop for countless films and television programmes.
With this new legislation in place, we will represent an even more film-friendly location. Who knows, maybe your town or village will feature in the next blockbuster?