Less than half of call outs to fires in Sevenoaks are responded to within ten minutes – the worst for the whole of Kent.

A freedom of information request and investigation by the BBC revealed only 48 per cent of call outs for the district are responded to within Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s (KFRS) target of ten minutes.

Reported by the Seven Oaks Chronicle. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.