A greener and cleaner place to live

We have some beautiful countryside in Faversham and Mid Kent, from the rolling North Downs to the marshes around Faversham.

I will always stand up for Kent’s farmers, and work with all of our local land managers in helping to create an environment where nature can thrive.

I'm also helping to tackle the environmental challenges that matter most to local people – like cracking down on fly-tipping, cleaning up our rivers and waterways, and improving air quality. 

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Protecting Graveney Marshes

I’m worried that plans for a solar farm will cover Graveney marshes, harming wildlife and changing the landscape beyond recognition. 

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Progress on wastewater improvements in Faversham

For too long parts of Faversham have been blighted by flooding.  

Over the past 12 months I’ve been working with Southern Water, Kent County Council, and local councillors to fix problems with our wastewater network.

More support for electric vehicles

Moving to cleaner and greener transport is vital if we’re going to meet our net-zero targets, as well as saving people money on fuel.

One of the reasons why people are reluctant to switch to an electric car or van is the lack of charge points.

New plan to tackle noise pollution

Traffic is one thing, but from time-to-time ear-splitting engines shatter the peace in a town or village.

I know there are some places that suffer particularly badly – including Ospringe, where the A2 goes through the village.

Young farmers are the future

On Easter Saturday I called into Cobtree Young Farmers Club.

Farming is a big part of our local economy and at the heart of rural communities across Faversham and Mid Kent.

Promoting walking and cycling in Kent

Many of us discovered the benefits of walking and cycling during the pandemic.

As we recover from Covid, I’m determined to make it easier for people to walk and cycle around our towns and countryside.

Litter Angels posters go on display

I recently visited Maidstone Services to see the winning poster from my Litter Angels competition take pride of place at the service station.

Last year I invited Year 5 pupils from across Faversham and Mid Kent to design a creative and vibrant anti-litter poster.

New woodland taking shape in Platt's Heath

Last week I gave a hand with some tree planting at the site of a brand-new woodland in Kent.

The 300 acre site of Pleasant Farm was acquired by Forestry England in 2020 and is now being turned into Pleasant Forest.

New plans to tackle fly-tipping

Seeing waste dumped on the side of roads or in the countryside is horrid.

Fly-tipping is a blight on communities across Faversham and Mid Kent, and I know the problem got worse at points during lockdown.