04 NOV 2013

Helen Enjoys First Successful Outreach Surgery

Helen holds regular surgeries throughout the year in both Central Maidstone and in Cranbrook for residents of The Weald. In addition to this, she decided to create a new type of 'Outreach Surgery', whereby she holds a surgery at a local community hub to engage further with all of Maidstone and The Weald's local communities.

On Friday, Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and The Weald, held her first 'outreach surgery' at St. Michael's Church Hall for residents of Fant. The turnout was hugely encouraging, with several pre-booked appointments and many constituents turning up on the day to meet with her.

Helen's Community Outreach Surgeries are an opportunity for local people to discuss matters of importance to them confidentially at a private venue within their community.

After the session, Helen visited two businesses in Lockmeadow, before taking a look at the superb new Vines Medical Centre in Tonbridge Road. Helen's day concluded with a drink and a chat with local Fant residents in The Fox in Hartnup Street.

Helen said:
"The Community Outreach Surgery in Fant was a massive success and I was delighted to be able to help so many residents. I really enjoyed getting into the heart of the local community and I really look forward to Allington next month".

Helen's next Outreach Surgery will take place at St. Nicholas Parish Church Memorial Hall, Allington, on 6th December at between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For more details, visit: www.helengrant.org/constituency/surgeries

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