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Major improvements could be coming to Brenley Corner

A major improvement scheme at Brenley Corner IS being seriously considered.

Highways bosses are "pressing for a major scheme to provide an improved grade separated junction in order to deliver a major change at Brenley Corner," Roads Minister Andrew Jones assured me in a recent letter.

Two new schools for Maidstone!

I'm delighted that the Government has approved plans to open two new schools for children in Maidstone.

£300 fine for lorry drivers sleeping in lay-bys

The Government is introducing £300 spot fines for lorry drivers who sleep in their cabs for two night in a row.

Under EU rules, drivers must take a weekly break that averages 45 hours.

"Minister, keep Kent's roads clean"

Following on from my recent survey of thousands of local residents, I have called on Highways England and the Department for Transport to tidy up Kent’s roads. 

I press the Minister on Brenley Corner

Yesterday I questioned the Transport Secretary on the Government’s plans to invest in Brenley Corner to ease congestion and reduce accidents.

Government commits to fairer school funding

I am pleased that the Government is committed to providing excellent education opportunities for all our children, no matter where they live or what school they go to.

Children could miss school due to bus changes

Children from growing villages like Headcorn, Sutton Valence, Langley, should have at least two direct buses to school each morning so that they can have a good start to the day and don’t miss out on lessons or breakfast clubs.