20 JUL 2018

It Matters to Natter, says Helen Grant MP

A campaign to get Maidstone nattering on World Friendship day (Monday July 30th) is being promoted by the West Kent Befriending Service in a push to fight loneliness and raise funds for Age UK Maidstone. The campaign is supported by local MP Helen Grant who did a walkabout in Maidstone's Fremlin ...


12 JUL 2018

Rural Business Forum receives warm and wide-ranging support

  Stakeholders from across the Kent rural business community came together last week to hear from keynote speakers and to air their questions on a range of vital current issues. The Rural Business Forum was organised by Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant at the Kenward Conference Cent...


03 JUL 2018

More Speakers for Rural Business Forum

Two more speakers have joined the team to address farmers, councillors and rural business stakeholders at a special Rural Business Forum arranged by Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant. George Eustice MP - Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Kent PC...


30 JUN 2018

Helen Grant Calls for More Community Volunteers

Helen Grant paid a visit to the Maidstone Corps of the Salvation Army recently to meet with their leader Major Lynne Clifton and to chat with volunteers and guests. Recognised for their choirs and the Salvation Army Band, the organisation also opens its doors throughout the week, as both a church...


29 JUN 2018

Helen Visits Kent Association for the Blind

Whilst paying a visit to Kent Association for the Blind recently, Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant saw how they get the local newspapers to people with sight impairment – on a stick! Volunteers record a selection of stories from local papers including the Kent Messenger. Their words ...


29 JUN 2018

Cranbrook CofE Primary Going From Strength to Strength Says MP Helen Grant

It was time to reward top students for great attitude, kindness and hard work. For the occasion Helen Grant MP joined Head Teacher Rosie Piper to announce the children who had been appointed House Captains and Vice Captains for 2018 and award them their badges. After a photo call Helen then held ...


21 JUN 2018

MP Backs Free Cavity Wall Installation

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, is urging her constituents to take advantage of an offer to install free cavity wall and loft installation People across Maidstone and the Weald and beyond have until midnight on 30th June 2018 to apply for E. ON's free cavity wall and ...


11 JUN 2018

Helen Grant MP Welcomes Public Involvement in Op Stack Replacement

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has welcomed the launch of a public information exercise into the potential long term solutions to Operation Stack. Highways England are inviting people from across the county to share their views on the potential options for dealing wi...


10 JUN 2018

Young Lives Foundation Football Match

(L-R) CEO of YLF Stephen Gray, Helen Grant MP, President of YLF Clive Emson, Tracey Crouch MP, Matthew Scott PCC The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) Charity Football Match was a first in YLF's history on Sunday, and was well supported by local politicians and community leaders. A family event, it...


09 JUN 2018

Hundreds flock to charity summer fayre

Joined by Maidstone Mencap Vice President Helen Grant MP Glorious weather blessed the day as hundreds of revellers participated in a huge range of stalls, activities and raffles at the Maidstone Mencap Summer Fayre in Mote Park. Live entertainment was provided by Maidstone's JAG Dance Academy an...


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Helen's column

20 JUL 2018

Post Brexit Trade

Back in 2005 I spent two weeks travelling around India developing new international business for my UK legal practice. It was a somewhat daunting step into the unknown, having never been to India...


12 JUL 2018

Reducing Violent Crime

Kent Messenger Column - 12-07-18 Prior to becoming an MP in 2010 I was a solicitor for 23 years and witnessed, at first-hand, the impact that violent crime can have upon victims, their families,...


05 JUL 2018

Thameslink Trains

The rail chaos up and down the country in recent weeks has been appalling. Words of apology and resignations are frankly rather hollow gestures for passengers whose livelihoods depend on a decent...