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.
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 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.
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.
The Government has committed to training 1,500 more doctors a year in England - the largest single increase in doctor training places in the history of the NHS. I want some of those future doctors to study at a new medical school in Kent.
The Government's consultation on our local rail services is a golden opportunity to make the case for improved reliability, better value fares and fairer compensation for delayed passengers. Thank you to everyone who responded to my rail survey and those who attended my rail meeting.
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.
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