07 DEC 2017

Bus cuts are unacceptable

In Dover and Deal we have seen the chaos, confusion and overcrowding caused by Stagecoach's poorly thought-through changes to bus services earlier this year. They rushed the changes through a two-week consultation and we have been working hard ever since to get them to reverse some of their decisions. I'm pleased that in a number of cases they have listened – and U-turned on changes to services in places like St Radigunds and Kingsdown. Yet we cannot have a...

06 DEC 2017

Fighting for more school funding

New buildings are needed at Dover Grammar School for Girls – and I am campaigning to secure funding. The main school building, which dates back to 1910, suffered major flooding after a water leak earlier this year. The school, whose students achieve some of the best results in the country, deserves better facilities. I am writing to Education Secretary Justine Greening calling for the school to be considered under the Priority School Building...

05 DEC 2017

Housebuilding in Dover and Deal still well above UK average

Housebuilding in Dover and Deal has continued its upward trend – with the number of new homes still well above the UK average. A total of 150 homes were registered in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the national average of 60. So far in 2017, 216 new homes were started in Dover and Deal, compared to an average of 186 nationally. I welcome the latest figures from the National House Building Council. We need more homes across the country, so I'm proud our...

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