News

Headcorn needs a lift

Disabled passengers, parents with buggies – anyone who can’t use stairs – can’t get onto the London-bound platform at Headcorn. Some people are going in the wrong direction as far as Ashford to get to a station with a lift. It’s high time we got some investment in Headcorn Railway Station.

How to fix Operation Stack?

It is unacceptable for Kent’s roads to be paralysed, so I am pleased that Highways England are exploring alternatives to Operation Stack. I wrote to Highways England saying that any solution to Operation Stack – whether on-road or off-road – must allow the free flow of traffic without delays.

New money means Maidstone schools get the go-ahead

Children in Maidstone desperately need a new primary school and a special needs school to open as soon as possible – or there’s a real risk some could have to travel miles across the county every day.

Get roads ready for Brexit day

It’s completely unacceptable for Kent’s roads to be brought to a standstill, so I was very worried to read that the temporary solution to Operation Stack could be delayed.

Sharing the magic of reading at Platts Heath primary school

Jack and the Beanstalk is a story about planting magic beans and starting an adventure – it’s a great metaphor for reading. I saw first-hand how books can sow seeds of imagination in children’s minds when I visited Platt’s Heath Primary School a few weeks ago.

Faversham gets £1.6 million lottery funding to revamp the Rec

The Rec is right at the heart of Faversham and it’s valued by so many people for so many reasons, but it’s high time it had some investment – so it's great news that Swale Borough Council secured £1.6 million of Heritage Lottery Funding to revamp it.