After a meeting hosted by Calais president Xavier Bertrand, the RHA has said it supports his view that migrant crisis should be tackled by both the UK and France.
“Today’s meeting marked a step towards a concerted effort to eliminate the problems in the Calais area,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. “On behalf of our members I wish to thank President Bertrand and his team for bringing the relevant parties together. It was immediately apparent, and encouraging to learn, that all those present were of the same firm opinion that the issue must be addressed by those on both sides of the Channel.”
“The political and business leadership in the Calais region got a very clear understanding of the extent to which effective policing is needed, not only in the Port and its immediate area but also on the approach roads at some distance from the Port. This is a strong message they will be able to take to the French authorities.”