The Liberal Democrat Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has written to the Prime Minister to urgently seek clarity about plans to use the M25 as a ‘quarantine ring’ if there was an increase in COVID-19 cases in London.
These moves have been heavily criticised by both the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and many London council leaders for their failure to consult with them. In Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor’s letter, he urges the government to consult with Watford Council on any proposals that could have such a big impact on the town and to clarify whether this is a serious proposal from the government.
Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, ‘Watford should not be forgotten about in any plans to use the M25 as a barrier to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We are within the M25 and these plans could drastically impact people who live and work in our town, just as we are working to get Watford back on its feet.