MP Pledges Support for Rough Sleeper Initiative

Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone & the Weald, pledged to throw her weight behind plans to secure more funding to address homelessness in Maidstone on a visit to the town’s ground-breaking Rough Sleeper Initiative last week.  

Tackling Crime

Our new Government has hit the ground running. As well as preparing for Brexit and investing in our frontline NHS there is also a very welcome renewed focus on tackling crime in these early weeks of Boris Johnson’s premiership.


A group of 15 young people from Maidstone have been running a social action campaign as part of their National Citizens Service summer project.  The goal was to raise awareness of mental health issues and the services available for younger people in the Maidstone area.

Climate Change

On this page last week, I mentioned the recent warm weather in the UK, with a passively positive reference to the onset of our national summer holidays.

Kentish Tourism

Last week’s record-breaking warm weather heralded the start of the school summer holidays and with it, the zenith of Kent’s tourism season.

Our New Government

After two long and intense months of leadership campaigning we have a new Prime Minister.  I know Boris Johnson to be a warm, engaging and charismatic man who is always fizzing with ideas and enthusiasm.  As Mayor of London, over two terms, he demonstrated a special ability to lead, unite and ins

Career Options

One of the most  enjoyable aspects  of my job is that I have the pleasure of visiting so many of our wonderful schools across Maidstone and the Weald.

Rose Hudson-Wilkin

I was in Westminster when I heard the news; first an excited email from my Mum in Sutton Valence, and then one from my friend Cllr Louise Brice in Staplehurst.  The appointment of Rose Hudson-Wilkin as the next Bishop of Dover was the subject; their joy was in seeing another bastion of inequality