Category: Weekly Blog

COVID-19: Supporting local businesses

Last week the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, announced that there would be direct financial support for some of the key strategic transport routes which supply the United Kingdom. This will include both Eurotunnel at Cheriton and the Port of Dover, which together process around 80% of our road freight with the […]

COVID-19: Oxygen, PPE and misinformation

Last week I took part in the regular video conference meeting for the Kent MPs with leaders of our local NHS to discuss the response to the pressures created by the coronavirus crisis. I would once again like to state my thanks to all of our NHS and care workers across the county who have […]

After Easter

We have experienced an Easter weekend like no other in peacetime. Whereas last year there were complaints during the bank holiday weekends that heavy traffic made it difficult for visitors and residents to get into or out of Folkestone, this year the roads, like the beaches and parks, are quiet. We have now endured three […]

Our brilliant NHS πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

We have all been concerned over the last week with the rising numbers of people across the country falling victim to the coronavirus. Nationally more than 5,000 people have died as a result of contracting COVID-19, with more than 70 deaths being recorded in Kent’s hospitals. Amongst these, we have lost some of the brave […]

COVID-19: Government help and fighting disinformation

Over the last week the Government has been focused on restricting the spread of the coronavirus by introducing new social distancing measures and urging people to stay at home as far as possible. The early indications are that this may be starting to slow the rate of new infections of the virus, so whilst this […]

Supporting our community

Over the last week I have had meetings, conference calls and contact through digital media with many local organisations and businesses to discuss the impact the Coronavirus is having on our daily lives. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has offered to help in the community, and for the work of our councils […]

COVID-19: Take the right precautions

Whether or not we have suffered from the coronavirus directly, all our lives will now be touched by its consequences. The latest guidance from the Department for Health is that if you believe you have the symptoms of the coronavirus, which are a high temperature where you feel hot to touch on your back or […]

Supporting local successes

The official breaking of the ground to mark the start of the construction of the new Turner Free School in Cheriton took place last Friday. I was delighted to be able to support the event, along with Councillor Ann Berry, the Chairman of Folkestone and Hythe District Council. The Turner is the successor school to […]

The future of Dungeness βš™οΈ

The nuclear industry has been one of our largest local employers for many decades. Over one thousand people either work at the power stations at Dungeness or in the supply chains that they rely upon. The advanced decommissioning of the Dungeness A station, which ceased energy production in 2006, will continue into the 2030s. Dungeness […]

Shepway Sports Trust and the Folkestone Coastal 10K

We have seen big investments over the last ten years in the sports facilities across the district. Much of this has been led by the Shepway Sports Trust, of which I am a trustee, in particular with the creation of the Three Hills Sports centre in Folkestone, providing excellent all-weather facilities for cricket, hockey and […]

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