Local News

MBC rushing through controversial Junction 8 development

I’m outraged that Maidstone Borough is rushing through four controversial development proposals at short notice, just weeks ahead of the public inquiry into the Local Plan. It’s particularly unhelpful to do so just after the EU referendum, when many people will be preoccupied. 

Abbey School's field day

It was wonderful to be at Abbey School in Faversham to celebrate the official twinning of their new sports pitch with Flanders Peace Field, the site of the 1914 Christmas Truce.

Children in Maidstone need a new school

Children as young as four are having to take long, difficult journeys to school – that’s unacceptable. Maidstone needs this new school to be built as soon as possible.

Prime Minister visits Faversham

It was wonderful to welcome David Cameron to Faversham for a tour of Shepherd Neame, the biggest employer in the constituency and the oldest brewery in Britain.

Find a home for Fluffy

As a child I had a huge marmalade cat called Nutkin who was always playing practical jokes, so I was delighted to open a new Homing and Information centre for cats in Maidstone.

Foster a child and change a life

Kent County Council needs more people to become foster carers after facing huge numbers of children needing loving homes in the past year.