Category: Children and Young People

Folkestone Jobs Fair

I am organising my second Folkestone Jobs Fair at The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone on Thursday 6th November to put people looking for work, in touch with the local firms who have vacancies to fill. New jobs and apprenticeships are being created, both locally and across the region every week. Shepway has many growing businesses, […]

Unemployment continues to fall

The latest figures on unemployment published last week showed further significant progress for our area. In the Folkestone and Hythe parliamentary constituency unemployment has fallen by one third since May 2010. There are now more than 800 people fewer out of work and claiming the job seekers allowance in our area than there were a year […]

The Importance of Investing in Grassroots Sport

For football players and fans, May can be the cruellest month; a fact that was no more clearly demonstrated than in Folkestone Invicta's heart-breaking loss on penalties to Leatherhead in the play off final. Yet, once the dust settles on the season just gone, there will soon a new one to look forward to and […]

GPs get cash boost for out of hours services

GPs in Folkestone and Dover received a boost this week, with the granting of £1.89 million to improve access to their services for patients. The grant comes from Prime Minister David Cameron’s challenge fund, which has been set up to help give GPs the resources to offer a more flexible service to their communities. Folkestone […]

How the Budget Helps Young People

Below I outline how the budget will help young people by tackling youth unemployment through the apprenticeships scheme. You could say that the whole of the Budget is about young people because the Budget is about the future of the country.  And the big message from the Government is that we don’t want the next […]

How the Budget Helps Families

Below I outline the ways I believe this budget will help our families with childcare, housing and taxes. The Budget helps families by reducing their childcare costs, and giving extra help to people looking to buy a house or move house through the extension of the help to buy scheme. It also makes the married couples […]

What does the budget mean for you?

George Osborne recently announced the positive news of improved economic growth and employment. Our long term economic plan is helping to restore growth and stability, but there is more we need to do to secure the recovery. In his budget there were a variety of proposals which affect all us of differently, so below I […]

Immigration which works for Britain

Towards the end of 2013, there were many voices warning of a great tide of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria that was about to wash against our shores. They told us that millions were about to arrive. These voices, as had been the case at other times in our history, sought to make people fearful […]

High Speed Broadband begins Kent roll out

This week, the village of Densole was the first in the county to benefit from the ‘Making Kent Quicker’ project, which is delivering new fibre optic, high speed broadband to communities that have up until now had a slow internet service. 416 properties that previously had a poor connection will now be able to place […]

Shepway Children's Centres to Remain Open

Kent County Council confirmed last week that all of the children’s centres in Shepway are to remain open, following their consultation on the future of this service. This is excellent news for the three centres which had been threatened with closure; Folkestone Early Years, The Village in Folkestone and New Romney. I believe that this […]

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