The county should make the most of the opportunity but must prepare for transport disruption, says KCC

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With the Olympics action kicking off yesterday and the opening ceremony just around the corner, the people of Kent are being asked to be prepared.

The Olympics and Paralympic are expected to bring in up to 250,000 people to the county every day, and Kent County Council is asking residents and businesses to make sure they are not caught out.

The authority says it wants the county to make the most of the Olympic opportunity, but also wants residents to plan ahead for extra pressure on the county’s services - especially the transport network.

Deputy cabinet member for environment, highways and waste David Brazier said: “We had a fantastic celebration with hundreds of thousands of people enjoying the sight of the Olympic torch passing through their local community. In this case, months of careful preparation paid off.

“We know the Games will draw many people into Kent and we want to make sure regular travellers do not get caught out by the increase in visitors.

“Much work has also gone into providing travel and other information for residents and visitors. This can be found on a dedicated website that will help keep Kent moving during this fabulous event.”

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