Local News

Here's to The Harrow!


I was delighted to attend the official re-opening of The Harrow pub in Stockbury village a few nights ago. It was a fantastic event to be part of as the pub's story is heart-warming for the local community.

Happy birthday Headcorn!

It's amazing to think how much has changed since the first steam engine roared into Headcorn Station - perhaps scaring horses and overturning carts. It must have been an extraordinary sight, and a huge change for the village.

I've called a halt to Maidstone's Local Plan

I am very worried about Maidstone’s Local Plan. I have urged Maidstone Council and the Planning Inspector himself to make changes, but they have just steamrollered on. I wish we could have solved this locally, but we’re running out of time.

Lifts at Faversham station to be fixed at last

The lifts at Faversham station break down all the time – they seem to be out of order more often than they are actually working. It makes life very difficult for disabled passengers, those with luggage and parents with pushchairs.

Faversham Town FC scores £150,000 upgrade for Salters Lane stadium

It was a pleasure to open the new changing room at Faversham Town FC. I’m delighted that I was able to help the club score a £150,000 upgrade for its facilities. They are now looking terrific and these new facilities will be a real boost to the club – both the players and the fans.