12 APR 2017

Defra Secretary, Andrea Leadsom visits Maidstone

Secretary of State signals strong assurances about Brexit preparations for Maidstone farmers  At a meeting arranged by Maidstone & The Weald MP on Tuesday 12th April the DEFRA Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, listened to farmers' and NFU concerns and issued strong reassurances about the govern...


11 APR 2017

Success in Solar Farm Fight

Great Pagehurst solar farm planning appeal dismissal An appeal against a planning refusal for a massive solar farm near Staplehurst has been dismissed, to the joy of local campaigners. Upon hearing the decision Helen Grant MP said 'This is such great news for our countryside and for the many loc...


11 APR 2017

Cleaning up Kent

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has welcomed the Government's efforts to clean up our streets with a new National Litter Strategy The strategy, published yesterday, includes proposals for fines of up to £150 for those found guilty of littering. It also brings forward regulations that g...


05 APR 2017

Better Broadband For Maidstone & The Weald

MP Helen Grant recently received an update from Digital and Culture Minister Matt Hancock regarding broadband provision in her Maidstone and the Weald constituency. Currently superfast broadband is available to 89.6% of homes and businesses across the constituency and the Government estimate that t...


25 MAR 2017

Protecting Rural Services

Helen Grant MP has expressed her concern about the proposal to relocate the Post Office branch in Staplehurst and is calling on local people to make their voices heard. The Post Office have announced plans to move the Staplehurst branch from its current position in the High Street to Station Road...


24 MAR 2017

MP Helen Grant Backs East Farleigh Lock Investment

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has welcomed a £3 million investment from the Environment Agency to refurbish East Farleigh Lock. The works are the first in more than 100 years and the Environment Agency hopes that this will guarantee the structure for the next 80 to 100 years. The ...


24 MAR 2017

Maidstone Winter Shelter

MP Thanks Volunteers and Organisers at Maidstone's Winter Shelter Helen Grant MP joined volunteers for one of the last Winter Shelter sessions of the season to thank them for their efforts throughout the winter. Now in its fourth year, the charity aims to support people who have become homeless ...


24 MAR 2017

'Mum's the Word'

Helen Grant MP paid a visit to the Princess Project in Week Street, Maidstone to learn more about the work it does to support new Mums across the town's community. The project is sited at the United Reform Church, with a further base behind Christ Church in Park Wood, and provides a wide range of...


24 MAR 2017

Local action on supporting bereaved parents

MP welcomes Co-op move on Child Funeral Costs Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant visited the Maidstone branch of Co-op Funeralcare in Union Street last week and met Branch Manager Steve Thompson. The purpose of her visit was to express thanks for their pledge to launch a new free child funeral ...


10 MAR 2017

Championing FairTrade locally

  Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant paid a visit to local shop Ethos, on Brewer Street, Maidstone last week. She was invited by owner Tim Licence who was keen to meet her during Fairtrade Fortnight when campaigners and businesses have been calling for people to get behind Fairtade to d...


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12 APR 2017

Defra Secretary, Andrea Leadsom visits Maidstone

Secretary of State signals strong assurances about Brexit preparations for Maidstone farmers  At a meeting arranged by Maidstone & The Weald MP on Tuesday 12th April the DEFRA Secretary, Andrea...


11 APR 2017

Success in Solar Farm Fight

Great Pagehurst solar farm planning appeal dismissal An appeal against a planning refusal for a massive solar farm near Staplehurst has been dismissed, to the joy of local campaigners. Upon...


11 APR 2017

Cleaning up Kent

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has welcomed the Government's efforts to clean up our streets with a new National Litter Strategy The strategy, published yesterday, includes proposals for...