14 DEC 2017

Christmas Card Competition!

Over 1500 children share their magical images of Christmas It was surprise time for children and teachers last week as MP Helen Grant arrived at primary schools all over her constituency to award prizes to her Christmas card 2017 competition winners. There were goodies for the best in each school,...


04 DEC 2017

Local MP reinforces the importance of bus services

Maidstone and The Weald MP Helen Grant along with her Kent colleagues has urged Kent County Council to rethink plans to cut subsidies to 78 bus services. The letter penned by Dover MP Charlie Elphicke and signed by ten other MPs, including Mrs Grant was sent to Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Co...


01 DEC 2017

The Medway Flood Action Plan

Helen Grant MP with Julie Foley, Environment Agency Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald, Helen Grant attending the launch of the Medway Flood Action Plan, at the Gardens in Yalding this week. Brought forward by The Medway Flood Partnership the action plan outlines how the group will to...


01 DEC 2017

Helen opens New Apprentice Centre in Maidstone

Helen Grant MP for Maidstone and the Weald has opened a dedicated new electrical training centre at Mid-Kent College in Maidstone. The new facility is the centrepiece of the partnership between JTL, one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the UK, and Mid Kent College. It is the latest addi...


01 DEC 2017

MP Thanks Food Charities

Helen Grant MP at the Farleigh Hill Tesco Store on Friday 1st December pictured with Store Manager Matt Wright (left), volunteers and Tesco staff Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant paid a visit to the Tesco Superstore in Tovil to show her support for the Supermarket chain's 'Food Collection W...


28 NOV 2017

Local Flood Hero Wins National Award

Local Flood Hero Wins National Award Andy Bord (CEO of FloodRe), Helen Grant MP, Geraldine Brown, Angela Gent (Yalding Parish Council Clerk), Therese Coffey MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DEFRA) Yalding flood hero Geraldine Brown has won a prestigious national award in Parliament, h...


17 NOV 2017

Wealden schools celebrate Parliament Week

It's 'Question Time' with Helen Grant MP Benenden C of E Primary School and Frittenden C of E Primary School both invited their MP Helen Grant to Question & Answer events with their pupils last week, to mark national Parliament Week 2017. Benenden's event was more aligned to Question Time with...


09 NOV 2017

MPs' plea to halt further homes from the South East

Local MPs Helen Grant and Tracey Crouch have joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to ask her to look again at the proposal to build more homes in the South East of England. The Government's proposals will mean that Maidstone will have to find space for 1236 more dwellings per year, an incre...


02 NOV 2017

Helen continues her fight to save Maidstone Barracks

Equality Impact Assessment urgently requested from MoD A survey has shown that 92% of Maidstone Residents oppose a government decision to close Invicta Park Barracks. The survey was carried out by Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant ahead of delivering a petition of some 5000 signatures to ...


22 OCT 2017

Helen Grant MP nominates local flood hero

Geraldine Brown now short listed for £10,000 national award Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant has nominated a constituent from Yalding for a National Award for her communitywork for local flooding over the past 16 years. Geraldine Brown from Yalding heard the news last week that she h...


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Helen's column

14 DEC 2017

Loneliness

Kent Messenger Column – 14-12-17  Loneliness is a crushing and all too common phenomenon which impacts negatively upon the mental and physical health of our nation. There are 9 million people in...


07 DEC 2017

Trump and Twitter

Kent Messenger Column – 04-12-17  Last week I pledged my support to the 'NO2H8' campaign which does vital work in highlighting how social cohesion can reduce hatred. Little did I know that the...


30 NOV 2017

First time buyers

Kent Messenger Column - 30-11-17 It was in the early 1980's when I first took the plunge into the housing market; 15 California Road, Carlisle. It cost me £14,000 and felt like 'an arm and a leg'...