10 FEB 2018

MP Helen Grant pledges ongoing support ahead of #VisitMyMosque day 2018

Maidstone Mosque over halfway in £1m campaign for new community facility Leading figures from Maidstone Community and Islamic Centre met with their local MP this week to brief her on progress with plans for a new multi-purpose community building in Central Maidstone. Imam Dr Muhammad Usman...


02 FEB 2018

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

Helen Grant MP and Helen Whately MP jointly chaired a meeting with the Leaders of Kent County Council and Maidstone Borough Council on 2 February to discuss preparing the case for a relief road to the South of Maidstone. This follows the well-attended public meeting on 2 November 2017, where the tw...


02 FEB 2018

New Line Learning 'Gateway'

  Maidstone and Weald MP Helen Grant has applauded a ground-breaking initiative by a Maidstone schools' trust. The MP visited New Line Learning in Loose to see the Gateway – a new provision for children who potentially could face exclusion – set up by the Future Schools Trust. ...


25 JAN 2018

Young students 'wow' MP in impressive school Q & A

Helen Grant visits Maidstone's Shernold School   It was a two-way exchange of questions between Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant and 17 young year 5 students at Shernold School in Queens Avenue, Maidstone. How do you become an MP?; have you met the Queen?; what is the job of an MP...


12 JAN 2018

Helen Meets Miles Scott

Helen welcomes new Chief Executive and Winter Funding Boost for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Helen Grant MP was delighted to meet Miles Scott on Friday within his role as the new Chief Executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, in just his first week on the job. Mrs Grant was k...


12 JAN 2018

Action to Eradicate Rough Sleeping

Helping the Homeless at Winter Shelter Helen Grant MP paid a visit to Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter last week to thank volunteers and to call for action to eradicate rough sleeping in Maidstone and the Weald. The winter shelter operates across seven venues in Maidstone town centre to provide...


21 DEC 2017

Search for beloved stolen puppy 'Morse

Dog-napped from outside his home in Marden He'd just burrowed under the fence of his garden when 9-month-old male border terrier 'Morse' was swiped away by a couple in a van. The incident took place on Wednesday last week in Marden's Pattenden Lane and whilst the authorities have been alerted, Mor...


16 DEC 2017

Maidstone's Live Nativity

 A novel, multi-location, open-air nativity culminated in a large participation of local people signing carols in Maidstone's Jubilee Square on Saturday. They were joined at the close by local MP Helen Grant who congratulated everyone involved. Helen said 'Maidstone's Waypoint project has cr...


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...


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Helen's column

15 FEB 2018

Hyper acute stroke units

Kent Messenger Column 15-02-18 A dear friend and political mentor of many years was due to come for tea and a chat one summer's afternoon not so long ago. We'd spoken the day before and she was...


08 FEB 2018

Vote 100

Kent Messenger Column- 08-02-18 One of the frustrations of life at Westminster is that issues which are divisive are amplified; whereas those upon which we are united are often more hastily brushed...


01 FEB 2018

Staying Safe Online

Kent Messenger Column – 01-02-18  For those of us of a certain generation, the pace of technological change has been a mainstay of our adult lives. It is mind boggling to think that the computer...