Another action-packed week across the constituency! 

It's been another action-packed week across the constituency. It started with another of my supermarket surgeries - this time at the Co-op in Cranbrook. It was fantastic to meet so many shoppers and local residents, whether just for a chat or to offer advice on a particular issue. I discussed a variety of cases ranging from medical matters to immigration issues and problems with pensions and potholes. Please do get in touch if there is anything I can help you with as your MP.

I'll be at Tesco in Tovil today between 1.30-2.30pm if you want to drop in, and I'll be hosting coffee morning at Abigail's Coffee Shop in my local pub, The Unicorn, in Marden next Friday 1st August from 11am till noon.

After a busy surgery it was off to Greenworld Pets in Staplehurst to explore the facilities, learn about their work and meet the team and some of the animals! Greenworld is a sustainable business venture offering pet supplies and advice, a pet pharmacy, fresh produce and an exotic menagerie including donkeys, goats, geese, fancy fowl and parrots. Somewhat of an undiscovered tourist attraction in the beautiful Wealden area of the Garden of England, Greenworld has lots to offer the local community - be it their work supporting Kent-based charity Last Chance Animal Rescue or a pets' cuddle corner for the kids!

Saturday saw me signal the start of the Big Fun Run around Maidstone's Mote Park.

The 5K run attracted hundreds of runners raising money for a multitude of good causes. The event is all about fun - as the name suggests - whilst keeping active and healthy. As a Minister for Sport on a mission to get everyone playing sport and participating in physical activity, I'm proud to champion this all-inclusive initiative.

My week ended with a trip to Glasgow to support preparations for the Commonwealth Games. Good luck to all our athletes!


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