Statement from the Leader of Kent County Council on the fuel supply situation

Roger Gough, Kent County Council Leader, said: “We are aware that the Government is continuing to work to ensure fuel supplies meet customer demand at petrol stations around the country.

KCC Leader Roger Gough

“Industry has also been clear that there is not a fundamental shortage of fuel in the UK and that localised disruption is easing as buying habits at the pump return to normal. However, we continue to monitor closely the situation across all parts of Kent.

“At KCC we have been focused throughout on making sure our essential services – including transport, education and social care – operate as smoothly as possible and prioritise our most vulnerable residents.

“We have been working with our care providers to ensure care continues to be delivered where it is most needed. This includes re-allocating home visits to staff based on where they live, as well as changing the times of calls to fit in with revised rounds. We have also encouraged bus operators to prioritise school, over off-peak, services.

“We recognise that recent days have been an anxious and frustrating time for many residents and want to reassure everyone that we are committed to protecting Kent’s frontline services.

“We continue to keep a close watch on the situation, have long-standing, common-sense contingency plans in place, and urge people to only buy the fuel they need.”

 

Statement from the Leader of Kent County Council on the fuel supply situation was last modified: September 30th, 2021 by Scarlett Elworthy