Council cabinet member calls on government to address shortage of HGV drivers

She has expressed concerns over the impact of HGV driver shortages on Britain’s supply chains, as well as local services.

Councillor Costigan said: “I am writing today to raise my concerns, which I know are shared by many other local councils, of the impact that this shortage of drivers could have on the delivery of vital local services, in particular waste and recycling collection.

“Ealing’s council owned provider of these services, Greener Ealing Ltd, has worked hard to put plans  in place to mitigate the impact of shortages, but there remains a risk of disruption if  shortages persist into the longer term.”

You can read the full letter here.