£50 million to get our high streets open again

Coronavirus has emptied our high streets and forced many businesses to close temporarily or move online.

Getting people back into shops is crucial for many traders, but we need to do this safely when the time is right.

Kent tips set to re-open

It’s good news that Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Kent will be opening again soon.

Tips across the country were closed in March as social distancing proved difficult to maintain.

Lenham Heath decision rides roughshod over local views

It’s hugely disappointing that Maidstone Council has chosen to ignore people’s concerns and endorse plans for a ‘garden village’ at Lenham Heath.

The decision by Maidstone's Policy and Resources Committee rides roughshod over local views.

More money for social care in Kent

An extra £1.6 billion is being provided by the Government to local authorities to help them respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Councils and volunteer groups are playing a crucial role in our response to the coronavirus.

Lenham Heath ‘garden village’ will cause traffic chaos

I’ve called on Maidstone councillors to reject plans for 5,000 new homes at Lenham Heath.

The proposed development will put even more pressure on local roads without necessarily providing the homes local people need.