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An update on the Lenham Heath ‘garden village’

Concerns about a huge new development at Lenham Heath have not gone away.

On Friday 11 September, I took part in a virtual meeting with Lenham Parish Council to discuss the next steps in the campaign to save Lenham Heath.

A2/A251 upgrade must make life better for everyone using this junction

I’m delighted that Kent County Council has come forward with plans to improve the junction between the A2 and A251 in Faversham.

This well-known local bottleneck badly needs an upgrade, and I’m pleased that £1.7 million had been secured to improve the junction.

First students take up their places at Kent Medical School

After years of hard work, the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) has welcomed its first students this month.

Just over 100 founding medical students have started their Batchelor of Medicine Batchelor of Surgery programme at the county’s first medical school.

Making Shepway a better place for everyone to live

Crime and anti-social behaviour can have a huge impact on the places where we live.

I visited Shepway last week with Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, and local councillors, to hear how crime is affecting people’s lives and businesses.

Kent wine production goes from strength to strength

I was delighted to congratulate family-run business, Wayfarers, on their award-winning wines.

The Ashford family planted their first vines on a south facing slope on the North Downs in 2016, near their family home in Hollingbourne.

Eating out to help out in Faversham and Mid Kent

Latest stats from the Treasury show more than 54,000 meals were claimed in Faversham and Mid Kent under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

This is a tremendous response to the scheme, which I know has been appreciated by pubs, restaurants and cafes in our area.

Get ready for 20mph in Faversham

This week the first signs and road markings started appearing in Faversham as a town-wide 20mph zone comes into force.

The scheme was approved by Kent County Council earlier in the summer following a successful bid for funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund.