Dartford Council write to PM over crossing

dartford-crossing-febDARTFORD Council has written to the Prime Minister Theresa May as part of the ongoing battle to tackle Dartford’s traffic nightmare reports Kent Online.

The letter from Dartford council, which will also go to transport secretary Chris Grayling, comes after the government’s response to a public petition calling for a full inquiry into the performance of the Dartford Crossing.

Earlier this month the Department for Transport (DfT) said congestion in the town had been improved by the removal of the toll booths at the crossing, an assessment described by council leader Cllr Jeremy Kite (Con) as “a load of nonsense”.

Cllr Kite told the newspaper: “People say they won’t enrol their kids in classes because they’re not sure they can get there after school, they won’t shop locally because they’re not sure that the journey’s going to be worthwhile, businesses are seriously talking about relocating away from Dartford.

“If that’s how serious it is for a business that’s already here, imagine what it’s like for businesses considering moving here.

“The lives and the livelihoods of our residents in Dartford are now being placed at risk and jeopardy”

For the full article go to www.kentonline.co.uk

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