Protest march over energy bills
A protest march has taken place
in Thanet to campaign about rising energy bills and the high
price of fuel.
It is feared some people in Kent are
missing out on meals as they struggle to meet the cost of heating
their homes and running a car.
Recent research by Consumer Focus
shows 40% of people are facing higher bills this year than in
Thanet Councillor John Worrow led
today’s protest: "The thing to do is put pressure on our MPs.
"A number of people seem to think that
the politicians just aren’t listening to them, so we thought we’d
get out onto the street."
He added: "We’ve had overwhelming
support, I’ve knocked on about three quarters of the doors in
Birchington personally and everyone feels the same way.
"It’s not just gas and electricity,
it’s petrol, it’s everything."
The march began in the car park at
Birchington library at 10.30am and Mr Worrow said it is an issue
affecting almost everyone: "There are a number of people in
areas like Birchington, Westgate, Minster and surrounding areas,
you might think they’ve got a nice house they must be rolling in
it, but they’re asset rich.
"They are people who’ve worked hard
all their lives and they don’t have the disposable income that they
"Some of these people are vulnerable
and are finding it difficult too."
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