Every year I look forward to the Tilmanstone Fete. I always enjoy seeing the community come together and support a fantastic event which raises money for the local church. With live music and classic fete activities such as bouncy castles and a tombola, I wasn't surprised to see so many people pop along.
However, the work of an MP doesn't stop for community events, and I had many local residents come up to me to raise their concerns about energy generation. These are concerns I share.
It is important that we keep the lights on and have secure energy supplies. Residents felt that solar energy would be great in the brownfield former coal mine areas. I believe that fracking is worth exploring in principle, yet must be safe - so not where there is a water aquifer below us on which our drinking water depends.
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