Since lockdown started I have been asking questions at KCC about, and lobbying for, testing for Covid 19. Finally residents in Kent’s care homes and their key workers can be tested and the process is hopefully extending even further.

But what, if anything, is happening with the lorry drivers who arrive in Dover and Folkestone on a daily basis and then travel through Kent? And what, if anything, is happening on the other side of the Channel?

I’m now asking those questions at County Hall so watch this space…

Be aware of scammers – KCC opens help page

KCC Councillor Ida Linfield also reports that internet and telephone scammers are more active than ever. She says Covid-19 has seen a 400% increase in this type of criminal activity since the lockdown crisis began. Kent County Council’s Public Protection unit has created a dedicated website page to keep people up to date with the latest scams and threats as they emerge. It includes guidance on how to protect yourself and where to report suspected scams.

“Taking advantage of people at such a difficult time is despicable”, says Ida:

“We must do all we can to deter and catch these criminals.”

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Ida is an experienced local campaigner and a member of the Green Liberal Democrats and of the Open Space Society. She is a former councillor on both Canterbury City Council and Kent County Council.

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