Category: Weekly Blog

My agenda for local businesses

I have posted below an article I have written for a new magazine which was published this week. The magazine called The Progressive Conscience has been launched by the new political group, Bright Blue. I have used the article to set out my thoughts on how we could promote local business and help our struggling […]

Cheltenham races flutter leaves Folkestone's Church Street Project as a winner

I was delighted to accept the invitation to visit Ladbrokes in Rendezvous Street in Folkestone to receive a charity bet to use in the Cheltenham Festival this week, with the winnings going to a local charity. I decided to use this to support the Church Street Project, which works with children across Shepway. Shane Record, […]

Watch my new film from Folkestone discussing supporting local businesses and restoring our high streets

This film was recorded in Church Street in Folkestone and discusses ideas to support local businesses and restore our town centres and high streets.

Folkestone hero Walter Tull should receive postumous honour

I recently attended (pictured here) the launch at The Grand in Folkestone of Phil Vasili's excelllent new biography of Walter Tull. You can also see me being intereviewed at the book launch HERE. I was invited to speak at the book launch about the Step Short project, of which I am Chairman. You can read […]

You can view my new campaign film here

You can view here the first of a series of films we will be making up to and during the election campaign. This first film features Damian Collins speaking in Broadmead village in Folkestone about the election campaign and why a change of Government is so important for our community and country.

Lydd Airport vote will help Shepway jobs and businesses

Last night Shepway District Council voted to approve the planning application for the limited expansion of Lydd Airport. I was at the Civic Centre in Folkestone to watch the presentations to the Council, and these represented all strands of local opinion. Shepway has now sent a clear message that it is serious about attracting investment […]

Tourism meeting to focus on attracting new visitors and investment

I have been invited to join a new group to advise Visit Kent on attracting new visitors to the county and promoting tourism. This new group includes the Chief Executive of Visit Kent, Sandra Matthews-Marsh and Mike Bedingfield the Chief Executive of Tourism South East. I was delighted to be invited to join and I […]

Supporting Help for Heroes and the British Legion and remembering Rifleman Aldridge

This Saturday's Folkestone Invicta match will include a minutes silence in memory of Rifleman Peter Aldridge from Folkestone who was killed in action in Afghanistan. There will be collections for Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion. You can also donate online HERE and HERE

We can say 'yes' to Dungeness

This morning I will be attending the public meeting in Lydd on the future of Dungeness power station. Some people have said that as the Government has decided not to proceed with granting permission for a new nuclear power station to be built at Dungeness, that there is nothing we can do to change their […]

Have your say on the future of Dungeness

There will be a public meeting on Saturday to allow everyone the chance to have their say on the future of Dungeness, and the potential for a new power station there. This meeing has been called by Cllr David Kersey the Mayor of Lydd, and will be held at 11am on Saturday 13th February at […]

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