Commons Touch - Supporting local businesses and road works

Taking the temperature of local business is always interesting and important, and at this delicate time for the national economy it is particularly relevant. So one of my regular business breakfasts organised by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce was very timely last Friday.

Our Man - Social Care and Housing

The recent event at Farrow Court, the excellent housing complex run for older people by Ashford Borough Council, illustrates what can be done when you treat housing not just as an important police area in itself, but as a key which can unlock the door to other desirable outcomes.

Our Man - Junction 10a on the M20

Anyone travelling past the Tesco superstore will have spotted that work on the new Junction 10A has already started in earnest. This is a junction which, when I first became Ashford’s MP twenty years ago, was promised “in seven years’ time”.

Our Man - Minister visits Park Mall

Along with councillors and officers from Ashford Borough Council I had an interesting morning showing the Minister for Town Centres, Jake Berry, around some of our significant changes.

Ashford MP, Damian Green, shows his support for a Nature Recovery Network

Damian Green MP attended an event hosted by The Wildlife Trusts to show his support for the creation of a Nature Recovery Network.  A well-designed network of places for nature which links ups green spaces and protected areas in our towns, cities and countryside would have positive benefits for b

Our Man - Operation Stack

The seemingly never-ending debate about alternatives to Operation Stack has been brought into sharp focus by Brexit.