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...


20 APR 2018

Uniting with Local Businesses to Champion Infrastructure Improvement

Helen Grant MP joined business leaders from across the Maidstone area at the Maidstone Economic and Business Partnership last week to discuss the need for improvements to the town's infrastructure. The meeting, hosted by Mid Kent College, provided an excellent opportunity for Helen, along with he...


02 APR 2018

Barming Sinkhole

MP Helen Grant gets the latest information on site Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant visited Barming resident Mrs Noreen 'Nolly' Clarke today to check she was being suitably attended to, following the appearance of a massive sinkhole at the end of her garden and driveway on Easter Sunday. ...


27 MAR 2018

MP Helen Grant Urges CCG to keep Allington Surgeries Open

Following revelations of the possible closure of two critical GP surgeries in Allington, Maidstone and The Weald MP Helen Grant has written to Glenn Douglas, Accountable Officer for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Kent and Medway, expressing her deep concerns for local people. Mrs Grant was in...


26 MAR 2018

Campaign against barracks closure latest

MP Helen Grant keeps up pressure – Minister to visit Maidstone Barracks Helen Grant MP, who is leading a campaign against the closure of Maidstone's Invicta Park Barracks after almost 200 years of history, is maintaining pressure on the Ministry of Defence. In order for the Barracks closur...


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Helen's column

24 MAY 2018

Royal Wedding

Kent Messenger Column - 24-05-18  Royal weddings are good for us – official. The whole country generates its own special lift, with street parties and bunting, and together Britain shows-off to...


17 MAY 2018

A Tribute to Tessa Jowell

Kent Messenger Column – 17-05-18 When I was first thinking of becoming involved in politics, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Dame Tessa Jowell. She was warm, funny and hugely engaging;...


10 MAY 2018

Breast Cancer Screening

Kent Messenger Column- 10-05-18  I was extremely concerned to learn last week about the failure, dating back to 2009, to invite 450,000 women to their final breast cancer screening. Firstly, I know...