Charlie hails fall in unemployment in Dover & Deal (01 Oct 2015)

New figures show the unemployment in Dover and Deal has continued to fall with a 55% drop in Job Seekers Allowance claiments since May 2010. 

"These figures highlight the success of our long term economic plan in Dover and Deal, as well as the hard work of everyone to take britain and our community forward. I will keep on fighting to bring more jobs and money to Dover and Deal."

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Charlie hears about jobs market for people with learning difficulties (01 Oct 2015)

Charlie has met with jobseekers with learning difficulties to hear about their experinces finding work.

"I was deeply impressed with the determination to get on and do well in the worklplace. It is important that we work with and offer full support to everyone who has learning difficulties so that they can enjoy the same independence and opportunities in the workplace as anyone else."

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Charlie hails new businesses in Dover and Deal (01 Oct 2015)

Charlie has welcomed that a total of 120 new businesses have been set up in Dover and Deal thanks to the government's New Enterprise Allowance scheme, helping people on unemployment benefit start their own business.

"These figures show that not only have 120 people in our area come off out-of-work benefits, but they have started businesses that create more jobs that will help yet more people into work. Small businesses are vital to our local economy, creating more jobs and money for our area."


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Charlie supports Macmillan Coffee Morning (01 Oct 2015)

Charlie attended Ripple's Coffee Morning thrown in support of Macmillan Cancer Care. 

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Charlie supports Dover Big Local Urban Fete (01 Oct 2015)

Charlie turned out to support Dover Big Local's Urban Fete. 

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Charlie welcomes progress on Burlington House (01 Oct 2015)

Charlie welcomes the start of work bringing down Burlington House. 

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Charlie questions the council's use of bailiffs (01 Oct 2015)

Charlie has questioned if Dover District Council's use of bailiffs in a growing number of cases is the best thing for local buisnesses. 

"I'm deeply concerned in the increase and excessive use of bailiffs - they should be used only as a last resort. The other day a lady from Lydden got in touch with me about bailiffs visiting her home looking for her ed, he was not there but they took her stuff anyway."

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Charlie presents awards at Temple Ewell Produce Association Autumn Show (24 Sep 2015)

Charlie presented the prizes at Temple Ewell Produce Association's Autumn Show. 

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Charlie pressures Southern Water to improve flood drainage (24 Sep 2015)

As Deal is hit by yet more flooding, Charlie pressures Southern Water to improve the flood drainage in the town.

"The situation there, and at Southwall Road, is totally unacceptable, particually when the residents have been experincing concerns for some time."

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Charlie promotes local cycling routes (24 Sep 2015)

Charlie has been promoting the cycling routes at Betteshanger Community Parks.

"I really enjoyed a great afternoon cycling at Betteshanger Country Park. It's well worth a visit. The park's cycle paths provide a super afternoon out for all the family. It is brilliant that we have so many diverse spaces like this available for everyone to use in our community."

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Charlie Elphicke

Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy. They keep everyone involved in public life on their toes. This is a selection of press cuttings on some hot topics in Dover & Deal. Please have a look - I would really appreciate your comments and feedback.

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