Highways England has launched a public consultation on proposals for a Lower Thames Crossing, a new road crossing of the River Thames connecting Kent and Essex. This is your opportunity to give your views before recommendations are made to the Department of Transport later this year. You can view details at www.lower-thames-crossing.co.uk or contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000. The closing date for comment is the
Council tax scam
Kent County Council Trading Standards is warning the public of fraudsters who are telephoning to tell them they are in the wrong council tax bracket and are owed a rebate of around £6,000.
Scammers will ask for an up-front fee of around £65 in order to process the payment, but no rebate will be issued.
You can check your council tax band for free by contacting the Valuation Office Agency