I'm fighting to save Faversham's tip from closure.
Last week Kent County Council published their Household Waste Recycling Centre Review, and we found out that Faversham tip is due to close in all of the options they're considering.
I've started a petition for residents who are against this - which you can sign here: https://www.helenwhately.org.uk/campaigns/save-faversham-tip
I know that times are tough, and KCC have got to make sure public finances add up. But Faversham doesn't want to lose its tip. We're a growing town and it's a service people rely on - and I think we should have a chance to make that case in the consultation.
I'm going to put this to the KCC Cabinet Member for the Environment, Susan Carey, when we meet to discuss this on Wednesday.
Closing the Maidstone tip at Tovil is also up for consideration, although only in some of the current options. While it's located in my neighbouring MP Helen Grant's constituency, a number of my constituents would be affected - and I'd like to hear from you if that's the case. I'll work with Helen to make sure these concerns are raised at the same time I present the Faversham petition.
Let’s join together and make our voices heard.