09 NOV 2017

MPs' plea to halt further homes from the South East

Local MPs Helen Grant and Tracey Crouch have joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to ask her to look again at the proposal to build more homes in the South East of England. The Government's proposals will mean that Maidstone will have to find space for 1236 more dwellings per year, an incre...


02 NOV 2017

Helen continues her fight to save Maidstone Barracks

Equality Impact Assessment urgently requested from MoD A survey has shown that 92% of Maidstone Residents oppose a government decision to close Invicta Park Barracks. The survey was carried out by Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant ahead of delivering a petition of some 5000 signatures to ...


22 OCT 2017

Helen Grant MP nominates local flood hero

Geraldine Brown now short listed for £10,000 national award Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant has nominated a constituent from Yalding for a National Award for her communitywork for local flooding over the past 16 years. Geraldine Brown from Yalding heard the news last week that she h...


20 OCT 2017

Mummy's the word!

Maidstone and The Weald MP Helen Grant recently paid a visit to Maidstone Museum meeting Lyn Palmer, Public Programming Manager for Maidstone Borough Council. Mrs Grant came to view a special exhibition marking Black History Month at the long-standing Maidstone institution. 'Identity-Through the Le...


17 OCT 2017

MP Calls for Swift Building of Lorry Park

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has leant her support to a letter seeking assurances from the Secretary of State for Transport that the proposed M20 lorry park will be built swiftly. The letter to Chris Grayling, signed by 11 MPs from across Kent, sets out in stark detail the economic cost o...


15 OCT 2017

Maidstone Marathon

MP presents awards successful runners Helen and Winner Bradley Cameron Former Minister for Sport and MP for Maidstone & The Weald Helen Grant took a trip down memory lane last Sunday at the Maidstone marathon. She was there to present awards to the top runners in the full and half marathons...


13 OCT 2017

Charity Rowathon!

Helen drops by Dandelion Time, West Farleigh Dandelion Time have been running their 4th annual 'rowathon' fundraiser in recent weeks, raising money for their work in supporting children who have experienced traumatic personal circumstances. The target this year was to row the 2000 mile equivalent ...


13 OCT 2017

Barclays Financial Fraud Awareness Scheme

MP highlights scheme aiming to prevent £1.4 bn losses every year Barclays held a fraud awareness event at its branch in Fremlin Walk, Maidstone to help customers to understand how to protect themselves from fraudsters. Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald visited to...


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 ...


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Helen's column

16 NOV 2017

1918

Kent Messenger Column – 16-11-17  To lay a wreath at the annual Remembrance Sunday service in Maidstone is one of the great honours that I experience within my role as your MP. It is humbling to...


09 NOV 2017

Leeds-Langley relief road public meeting

Kent Messenger Column - 09-11-17  My neighbouring colleague Helen Whately and I held a public meeting in early 2016 at the Maidstone Studios to facilitate an open discussion about the Maidstone...


02 NOV 2017

Stay Warm this Winter

Kent Messenger Column – 02-11-17  There was certainly the feel of seasonal change in the air this week; as the clocks turned back, the nights drew in and the winter chill descended. As we know,...