Rally for a hospital

Some 1,500 came along for the hospital rally and march on Saturday. Afterwards, I joined Cllr David Hannent at Blakes to help raise funds for the Dover hospital campaign. We pulled pints behind the bar. Blakes kindly donated all profits from the event to the hospital campaign fund.

Marching for a hospital

Over the last ten years, Buckland Hospital has been ruined by the Government. It's now got to the point where it isn't really a hospital at all - not beds, no doctor led emergency services.

World Hepatitis C Day marked

World Hepatitis C Day was 19 May 2008. I joined Dover Hepatitis C campaigner Tracy de Gietelink to mark the day.

Dual the A2!

The A2 was in the plan to be dualled 10 years ago.  Now it's been axed by the Government.  People raise with me concerns that this holds back the economic development of Dover & Deal.  In my book, that cannot be allowed and we must get this road upgraded as a priority.

Go Whites!

Congratulations to Dover Athletic on becoming Ryman League Division One South champions.

Gordon Brown's 10p tax con

Last week the Government made a "U Turn" on the abolition of the 10p tax band. Except . . . it's all a massive con!

Meeting the A258 Action Group

The A258 road from Dover to Deal is a disgrace. For years it has been a serious danger and nothing has been done about it. Lots of warm words, no action. So I arranged for the families who have lost loved ones on this dangerous road to meet Theresa Villiers MP, Shadow Transport Secretary.

Elvington surgery

Residents of Elvington and Eythorne have been concerned about their GP services for some time. Today the primary care trust held a public meeting to discuss what should be done.

Dover newsletter Spring 2008

Charlie Elphicke discusses the A258 deathtrap road and Cllr Nigel Collor explains why Dover needs a proper hospital in Dover newsletter Spring 2008, available here.