18 SEP 2017

MP signs resident's petition

Standing up for Staplehurst Helen on a recent visit to Staplehurst with residents and local councillors Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has signed a petition created by Staplehurst residents, opposing the inclusion of Henhurst Farm in Maidstone Borough Council's emerging local plan. This f...


16 SEP 2017

Yalding Garden Society's Autumn show

'Gardening shows also have their politics' says MP YGS Chairman Sue Williams, Helen Grant and Best in Show flower arrangement winner Rachel West from Laddingford Size does matter, along with colour, uniformity, peculiarity and a host of other criteria considered by judges at competitive gardening ...


16 SEP 2017

Helen and Archie meet members of 'MAD'

It's a Big Border Bundle at the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match in Marden Thousands of rural-life loving folk descended upon the low weald at Gatehouse Farm in Marden last Saturday where local MP Helen Grant also found time to relax with the local community at the 2017 Weald of Kent Ploughing Match...


15 AUG 2017

Local MP urges increased community efforts to cure blood cancer

And celebrates over 1000 potential lifesavers in Maidstone & The Weald... Helen Grant MP has joined with the Anthony Nolan charity to thank 1018 people in Maidstone & The Weald who have registered as stem cell donors. The figure places the constituency well into the top half of the UK (255 ...


10 AUG 2017

Footpool!

MP supports innovative coaching scheme for Maidstone Helen Grant MP with Kickstart-sports coach George Mannering A pool table the size of a badminton court was where Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant cued-off her first game of footpool last week at Maidstone Leisure Centre. The inflatable ...


10 AUG 2017

Maidstone MP praises home care provider's new live-in care service

Shawlene Chance (Live in Care Assistant), Hannah Finch (Care Supervisor), Geoffrey Kellam (Customer) and Helen Grant MP Maidstone and The Weald MP Helen Grant has praised a local home care company for launching a new premium live-in care service, which means older people who need round-the-clock ca...


21 JUL 2017

Funding Boost for Local Charities

Local MP Helen Grant calls on Maidstone & The Weald Charities to apply for the Dream Fund  MP Helen Grant has issued a rallying call to charities and community groups in Maidstone and the Weald to apply for their share of a massive £3 Million funding pot. The People's Postcode Lotte...


18 JUL 2017

Southeastern rail franchise consultation

Twelve South East MPs unite  Conservative MPs across Kent have drawn on strength in numbers to send a robust message to the Government regarding the current Southeastern rail franchise consultation. In a detailed six page letter to rail Minister Paul Maynard twelve local MPs have set out a ...


07 JUL 2017

Kent County Show 2017

Helen meets some of Maidstone's Young Farmers Maidstone and The Weald MP Helen Grant took time to drop-in on the Young Farmers tent at this year's Kent County Show. She met up with the Young Farmers Club from Maidstone's New Line Learning Academy in Boughton Lane who regularly enter livestock co...


06 JUL 2017

MP continues support for apprentices in local businesses

New Wood Craftsman in the making... Following through on her election pledge to promote local businesses to help create jobs and apprenticeships, MP Helen Grant visited Mounts Hill Woodcraft in Turnden Road, Cranbrook recently. The specialist wood crafting business has been operating since 1983 ma...


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Helen's column

05 OCT 2017

News in the making...

Kent Messenger Column – 05-10-17 Last week I used this column to champion the importance of inspiring new generations to take an active interest in politics. This week an opportunity has arisen for...


28 SEP 2017

Party Conference

Kent Messenger Column - 28-09-17 The excessive cost of attending party conferences has been a bugbear of mine for years now. I last wrote about this a couple of years ago, with particular reference...


21 SEP 2017

New Housing Consultation

Kent Messenger Column - 21-09-17  Readers will surely be aware of the ongoing spat over Maidstone's emerging local plan, driving both local MPs to seek intervention by the Secretary of State. It...