Reaction to today’s Operation Stack announcement

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Matthew Balfour said: “I’m pleased the government has agreed to a site and is moving quickly with constructing this permanent lorry holding area. “For years we have argued that a solution to the problem of Operation Stack – blighting not only Kent’s residents and businesses but…

More water, more meals, less Stack

A further 5,000 two-litre bottles of water will be handed out to truckers stuck in Operation Stack today (July 3). Kent County Council, alongside its partner agencies, will also be handing out 500 meals. Phase 3 of Op Stack was stood down today meaning the London bound carriageway of the M20 is now open. The…

Op Stack: Day 3, Phase 4

Kent’s emergency and health services are continuing to work together to assist drivers caught up in Operation Stack on the M20. Following consultation with partner agencies, Kent Police is in the process of implementing phase 4 of Op Stack which will run between junctions 8 and 11 coastbound. It is effectively an extension of phase…

7,000 bottles of water and 950 snacks for Op Stack

Kent County Council is working with partners to provide humanitarian assistance to drivers caught up in Operation Stack. KCC staff provided 2,000 bottles of water and 750 snack meals yesterday and has another 5,000 bottles plus 200 meals due to be issued today. While KCC has led the collection of provisions, Kent Police and Kent…

£15 million boost to jobs and business in Kent

Kent County Council welcomed news today (Thursday) that the county will receive a further £15 million from the Government’s ‘Local Growth Fund’ – part of a wider Growth Deal announced for South East Local Enterprise Partnership – creating more than 5,850 local jobs, boosting the local economy, growing business and unlocking land for a further…