News

Crime needs to be reported in Headcorn

Many people in Headcorn are concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour.

I visited the village with Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, last week to hear these concerns first hand and discuss what more the police can do to help.

A new CT scanner for Canterbury Hospital

It's great news that Canterbury Hospital is getting a new CT scanner.

The inclusion of Canterbury as one of the hospitals to benefit from £200 million of investment in diagnostic equipment, will help improve cancer care in Kent.

Tell me what you think about the Lenham Heath development

Lenham Heath and the surrounding area are under threat.

Maidstone Borough Council has revealed plans for a new ‘garden village’ around Lenham Heath which could see 5,000 – or more – new homes built in this area.

Getting creative in Faversham

I visited artists taking part in East Kent Artists’ Open Houses this year.

It was great to see 17 houses and studios in Faversham taking part in this year’s event, creating a separate ‘Faversham trail’ for people to explore.

£1 billion deal to solve poor mobile coverage

Poor mobile phone coverage will be a thing of the past.

The Government’s £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry is great news for people in rural areas in Faversham and Mid Kent who struggle to get mobile data.

Celebrating 25 years of the National Lottery

Since the first draw took place on 19 November 1994, the National Lottery has changed lives.

In the last 25 years the National Lottery has raised over £22 million for charities in Faversham and Mid Kent.

£5,000 for every secondary school pupil

I’m pleased the Schools Minister has listened to my request for extra funding for Kent schools.

Every secondary school in Faversham and Mid Kent will now be guaranteed at least £5,000 per pupil with every primary school pupil getting at least £3,750 from central funds.

More police on our streets

It’s good news that Kent is getting 147 more police officers next year as part of a recruitment drive by the Home Office.

This builds on the work being done by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, to recruit 450 more police officers in the county.

An update on the Faversham Swing Bridge campaign

The campaign to restore Faversham’s Creek Bridge is swinging into action.

Having spoken to Kent County Council leader, Paul Carter, I'm pleased to provide an update on where things stand.