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Freight Action Plan launched

I welcomed measures to stop lorries fly-parking in residential roads included in Kent County Council’s Freight Action Plan.

Let's talk about trains: take my rail survey

I often hear from commuters about problems with train services, and I travel frequently by rail myself. I know services are not good enough. There are changes afoot in the next couple of years and I want us to benefit from them.

Natwest branch in Bearsted to close?

I'm disappointed that Natwest plans to close its branch in the thriving village of Bearsted. There is a growing trend of rural banks closing down, which is particularly surprising when there are more vulnerable people who use them and more small and medium sized businesses who rely on them.

Chancellor, please tackle traffic at Brenley Corner

Brenley corner is not fit for purpose. The terrible traffic is not just annoying – making people late for work and children late for school, delaying deliveries and even holding up ambulances – it’s holding Kent back.

Faversham rec gets a £1.7 million makeover

Faversham Rec is set for a £1.7 million makeover. The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund have approved Swale Borough Council’s uprgrade proposa

Lorry park to be built at Stanford West

Stanford West has been chosen as the site for the new Operation Stack lorry park, the Secretary of State for Transport announced today. It’s great to see that the Government is getting on with the job and building a long-term solution to Operation Stack