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More money for safer streets in Kent

I’m pleased that Kent will be benefiting from a new £25 million scheme to keep our streets safe.

The Safer Streets Fund is part of the Government’s work to tackle crime, and aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to victims.

Faversham and Mid Kent schools get funding boost

I’m delighted that our schools are getting a 5.5 per cent increase in funding next year.

This is another step to getting fairer funding for Kent’s schools, which have for years received less money than schools in other parts of the country

New creek bridge would bring a boost to the town

We’ve been waiting for a new Faversham creek bridge for a long time.

Last week I met the Transport Minister, Kelly Tolhurst, to stress the importance of a new bridge to our town.

Flexible train fares needed more than ever

A change to the season ticket model is long overdue.

I’ve joined other Kent MPs in calling on Southeastern to introduce flexible season tickets. This would make a huge difference to people who get the train to work.

We’re getting safer roads in Faversham

After years of campaigning, I’m delighted that a town-wide 20mph speed zone in Faversham will soon become a reality.

The scheme is one of several projects benefiting from a new £1.6 million fund awarded to Kent County Council from the Government to encourage walking and cycling.

We need a better way to cross the A2 in Faversham

A new crossing in Faversham is needed more than ever.

If we want more people to walk and cycle, we need to make our roads safer – which includes having accessible crossing places.