As preparations for Brexit are being stepped up across Kent, the Government has announced 20 million pounds of additional funding for Operation Brock in the county.

Operation Brock provides large emergency lorry parks to be used if the flow of freight through the Port Dover is seriously disrupted.

The funding has been welcomed by hauliers. But business leaders in East Kent say Dover is 'ready', and major disruption is unlikely.

"Whether you are going to work, school, heading on holiday or transporting vital goods in or out of the country, we are determined to minimise the impact of any disruption to journeys and keep everyone moving.

Grant Shapps MP, Transport Secretary

The Department for Transport has said that Kent County Council will also receive extra funds to carry out essential maintenance at Manston Airport. The money will also enable the local authority to implement changes to the traffic management system around Manston and Cheriton, to help with the turnaround of Heavy Goods Vehicles.

There have been trial runs of using Manston's runway as an emergency lorry park

"It's clear that Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps and his team have grasped the importance of a contingency plan to tackle congestion in Kent, post-Brexit,

Richard Burnett, Chief Executive, Road Haulage Association

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