Category: Hythe

Campaign for local fishermen succeeds

For the last year I have been campaigning with our local fishermen to keep Hythe Bay open for commercial fishing. We have taken this campaign to the door of 10 Downing Street, where we presented a petition demonstrating the strength of feeling on this issue. I also organised a special debate in the House of […]

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 […]

Budget for growth

The Budget presented to the House of Commons last week by George Osborne, contained much to interest savers, pensioners and local businesses in particular. I know from speaking to a large number of retired residents over the last few months, that there has been considerable concern about the low levels of return they have been getting […]

Flood defences in action

We are currently experiencing the highest level of rainfall in east Kent since 1910, and the evidence of it is there for all to see. Whilst we have not experienced the terrible flooding seen in Somerset and the West Country, there are flood warnings in place for the Nailbourne and Little Stour between Lyminge and […]

Lydd Airport campaign

Lydd Airport returns to the news this week as the anti airport campaigners, including the RSPB take their case to the high court to try and overturn the planning application, that was granted to allow the limited expansion of the runway and facilities available to passengers. I have supported the controlled expansion of the airport, […]

New Year's Greetings

Happy New Year for 2014. I hope you have had an enjoyable break over Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead. Despite the very mixed weather we had a wonderful sunny winter day on Boxing Day, which was perfect for the numerous sporting events taking place across the district. As in previous years, […]

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 […]

Update on Hythe Bay marine conservation zone

Last week we saw very positive news for our campaign to safeguard the future of the local fishing industry, and all of the businesses it supports around Folkestone and Hythe Bay. On Thursday in the House of Commons the government confirmed that it will not be progressing with its original proposals to create a marine […]

Keeping you warm this winter

Winter is well on the way and with the colder weather we are all more aware about the cost of heating our home. At the Folkestone business to business event earlier in the year I met local representatives from The Utility Warehouse which specialises helping its customers to find the cheapest tariffs for energy bills, […]

Housebuilding boosted by Help to Buy

Building and refurbishing more good quality homes to rent and buy, at all price levels, has to be one of our top priorities. We need more homes in the Shepway area to meet local demand, and this pressure will only grow with so many people currently looking to move into the district. The high speed […]

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