Kent house is hit by lorries twenty times

A man from a village near Canterbury has criticised Kent County Council for not doing more to stop lorries hitting his house 20 times.

Mark Kilbey says the trucks that go through his village of Wingham, on the A257 between Canterbury and Sandwich, often try to take short cuts opposite his house but many are simply too big for the surrounding roads.

The problem has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Report by ITV News Meridian's James Dunham


In response, Kent County Council said it's difficult to resolve the situation and there is very little they could do.


We very much sympathise with Mr Kilbey but unfortunately this is difficult for KCC to resolve as a highways authority. There is no possibility of altering the road layout and we have discussed with businesses about re-routing their vehicles where possible.

Kent County Council