I am seeking investment in transport for Maidstone and the Weald, including a new southern relief road and more frequent bus services, whilst protecting public health through improvements in air quality.
Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has written to the Trains Minister demanding he visit Maidstone for an urgent public meeting as concern grows that the long-promised City Thameslink Service from Maidstone East may face even further delay.
Driving across the junction of Stone Street and Knightrider Street in Maidstone recently I was enveloped by a cloud of black smoke. I had to close my windows and hold my breath for a few seconds until the car in front stopped spewing out acrid exhaust fumes that would put a 1950’s bus to shame.
I’ll never forget the anxiety I felt as a little girl, waiting for a school bus that never arrived, or even more soul destroying, watching it fly past me without stopping. It didn’t matter how prepared I was for my day, if I was late for school I knew it would annoy my teachers, disrupt the rest
In July 2018, the Department for Transport announced that up to £300 million of Government funding would be made available for step-free access improvements at railway stations in Great Britain between 2019 and 2024, including lifts, subways and bridges.