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Fly-parking fines increased

Fly-parking lay-bys is dangerous and horrible for lorry drivers. So I’m pleased that the Government has listened to me and increased fines for illegally parked lorries. This will mean that the local council is no longer being left out-of-pocket for clamping more lorries.

Storm Eleanor: What to do if there's a power cut

Bad weather is expected over the next few days as a result of Storm Eleanor. I have received the following information from UK PowerNetworks on what to do if there's a powercut:

 

No going back to the Summer of Stack

Do you remember the Summer of Stack? For 32 days in 2015 Kent ground to a halt, with Operation Stack turning the M20 turned into a giant lorry park because of disruption at the Channel crossings.

Thameslink boss responds to delays

The chief executive of Thameslink has written back to me about the delayed introduction of Thameslink services from Maidstone East. In his letter he says that the new services have been postponed to avoid disruption on existing services. 

I will continue to oppose Woodcut Farm development

I am disappointed that outline planning permission for an industrial development has been granted for Woodcut Farm by Maidstone Borough Council’s Planning Committee by a 7-5 majority.

"Will disabled passengers get a seat on trains?"

I asked the Rail Minister what steps he is taking to make sure that passengers with disabilities will be able to sit down on busy trains now that there won't be first class seats on peak time trains.

I asked: