Good-to-go lorry drivers help keep Kent moving

Border-ready HGV drivers are helping reduce the risk of issues on Kent’s roads and currently enjoying smoother trips through the county, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) said today. With COVID travel regulations tightening, and freight numbers expected to return to normal seasonal averages in the coming weeks, chair of the KRF – Assistant Chief Constable…

Blue badge cheat faces £750 bill after Counter Fraud Team prosecution

Kent County Council’s Counter Fraud Team has secured its first prosecution as it cracks down on blue badge misuse in the county. Laura Halford, of Watling Street, Dartford, appeared before magistrates where she admitted fraudulently using her grandmother’s blue badge to park in disabled parking spaces. The 31-year-old was handed a three-year conditional discharge and…

Blue badge enforcement day

A blue badge enforcement day has been held to crack down on incorrect and fraudulent use of the disability scheme. Run by Kent County Council’s internal audit team and Dover District Council’s Civil Enforcement Team, it was held on Thursday, September 17 in Dover and Deal. Throughout the day, 41 drivers were spoken to with…