Ashford Police Station to be refurbished

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, has agreed to release funds from his investment reserves to make significant improvements to Ashford Police Station.

Our Man - The William Harvey

It would be wrong to say that all has been quiet since I last wrote this column before Christmas.

Commons Touch - Restorative Justice Launch

As one of my last engagements before Christmas, it was a particular pleasure to launch the new Kent-wide Restorative Justice service at Compass House in Ashford. The service has been introduced by Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott.

Commons Touch - 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai

There are times when Ashford shows that it can really rise to the occasion, and one of those took place with the service of commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai. The service took place at the unique site of the town’s Mark 4 World War One tank.

Our Man - 10 years of High Speed 1 (HS1)

In the midst of some less cheerful activity it was a real pleasure to be able to attend two events in one day which showcased some good things that are happening in Ashford.

Commons Touch - Children and young people

Amid the various other matters which have been filling the media this week I am always determined to remember that there is a job to do as a constituency MP and to carry on doing it whatever the distractions.

Commons Touch - Our Railway

One of the most important decisions for the future of thousands of commuters from Ashford, and other rail users, will be taken in the next few months. This is the decision over who will run the rail franchise for our area from the end of 2018 for the next nine years.