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...


08 JUN 2018

Helen Shows Support for Trip of a Lifetime

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has thrown her support behind a campaign to raise money for a once in a lifetime trip to Malawi. Coxheath resident Isabel Coltham met with Helen last week to discuss her planned trip to Africa in August 2019. During the trip Isabel will...


18 MAY 2018

Triumph of Partnership Working says MP Helen Grant

Flood management 'wetlands' project is launched in Marden Louise Smith from KCC, Farmer Peter Hall, Helen Grant MP, KCC Councillor Mike Hill and Julie Foley of the Environment Agency A great step forward was taken for Medway River flood management at the launch of the Little Mill Farm wetlands pro...


15 MAY 2018

Maidstone's MPs bring KCC and MBC together on Relief Road

The Leaders of Kent County Council and Maidstone Borough Council met on Friday 27 April to discuss the proposed relief road to the South of Maidstone (the "Leeds Langley Relief Road") in a second meeting chaired by Maidstone MPs Helen Grant and Helen Whately. This follows the well-attended public...


08 MAY 2018

Helen promotes rural community funding opportunity

The Prince's Countryside Fund is offering grants of up to £50,000 to rural community groups in Maidstone & The Weald. Applications opened on April 30th for community groups and charities to apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 from The Prince's Countryside Fund, until June 14th ...


28 APR 2018

Maidstone Mencap Storybook Walk

Helen Grant MP, Honorary President of Maidstone Mencap, joined the Worshipful Mayor of Maidstone Malcolm Greer to cut the  starting ribbon on a fancy dress sponsored walk in Mote Park last weekend. Before the romp commenced a gymnast from Maidstone's Pegasus Gym loosened tight muscles with ...


27 APR 2018

What if the Salisbury attack happened in Maidstone?

MP Helen Grant sees the emergency response team in action The Emergency Planning and Response Team based at Maidstone Hospital invited local MP Helen Grant to a practice demonstration recently. They wanted to show how they would deal with a chemical radiation incident, such as the recent attack ...


21 APR 2018

Welcoming Progress on New Primary School

Helen Grant MP, has welcomed the progress made with the building of a new site for Benenden Church of England Primary School on a visit to the school. Helen met with Head Teacher Gill Knox, Governors and pupils to discuss progress on the building project. The development is set to increase the ca...


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Helen's column

14 JUN 2018

Protecting Women Online

Kent Messenger Column – 14-06-18 "I've had death threats, I've had people tweeting that I should be hung if 'they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch's weight'... I've had rape...


07 JUN 2018

Tonbridge Road Sink Hole

Kent Messenger Column – 07-06-18 The scale of the damage caused to the A26 in Maidstone by last week's road collapse is deeply concerning. The greatest impact has been upon nearby residents, with...


31 MAY 2018

Special Educational Needs Funding

Kent Messenger Column - 31-05-18 Throughout my life I have been driven by a belief that everyone, irrespective of their background or circumstances, has their own special something to offer society....