April 18, 2018

Syria

Last weekend British forces, acting alongside our American and French allies, completed a series of surgical missile strikes against military targets of the regime of President […]
April 11, 2018

Our Fishing Industry

Our local fishing industry is not just part of the heritage of our area, but significant to life on the Kent coast today. As well as […]
April 4, 2018

Otterpool Park Update

The updated framework masterplan for the Otterpool Park garden town development was published before Easter and can be viewed on the website www.otterpoolpark.org. This scheme is […]
March 28, 2018

New Medical School at the University of Kent

Last Tuesday the Department for Health and Social Care, and Health Education England announced that it had approved the joint bid by the University of Kent […]
March 14, 2018

The Spring Statement

On Tuesday this week the Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered his spring statement. Now that the government’s annual Budget has been moved to the autumn, this statement […]
March 7, 2018

Severe Winter Weather

The severe winter weather of last week put a great strain on the public infrastructure that we rely on every day. This kind of weather is an […]
February 28, 2018

Brexit Negotiations

There has been increased focus on the Brexit negotiations this week, and whether or not Britain should remain a member of either the European Single Market […]
February 21, 2018

The Return of the Folkestone Youth Project

For the last twelve years I have been pleased to serve as a trustee of the Folkestone Youth Project and to support the work delivered by […]
February 21, 2018

Shingle Extraction at Lydd

For residents who live in and around Lydd, shingle extraction by the large aggregates companies has been a fact of life for many years. The process […]
January 24, 2018

Cross Channel Links

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, suggested last week at the summit meeting between the Governments of the United Kingdom and France, that consideration should be given […]
January 17, 2018

Providing Train and Skills Across Romney Marsh

Last Friday I met with Edna Delaney and members of the team at the Romney Resource Centre, in Mountfield Road, New Romney. The Centre provides training […]
January 10, 2018

Storm Eleanor

We’ve had a full blast of winter weather since the start of the year, with Storm Eleanor in particular, causing damage across Kent, and leaving many […]
January 3, 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I hope that 2018 can be a year of peace, prosperity and progress for our community, and the country as a whole. In […]
December 20, 2017

Princes Parade in Hythe

In the early New Year, Shepway District Council expects to bring forward the formal planning application for the development at Princes Parade in Hythe. As most readers […]
December 13, 2017

Brexit Negotiations

The Brexit negotiations met and passed a significant stage in the process last week, with the agreement in principle that sufficient progress has been made in […]
December 6, 2017

Brexit Update

December marks a crucial stage in the negotiations for Britain’s departure from the European Union, as we seek to move on from settling the terms of […]
November 29, 2017

The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his budget statement to the House of Commons last week, where he was able to state that the […]
November 23, 2017

Operation Stack Update

Last week the government announced it will not be contesting the judicial review that had been lodged against the planned Operation Stack lorry park close to […]
November 15, 2017

Folkestone East GP Practice

Following the closure of the Folkestone East GP practice at the beginning of this month, I have asked the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) […]
November 8, 2017

Remembrance Sunday

The fourth Folkestone Triennial marked its official close last Sunday, and has been another great success. It has brought thousands of visitors to our area, and […]
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