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Still working for her electorate

Shepway Conservatives have warmly welcomed Claire Jeffrey to their group on the district council after she resigned from the Labour Party following Jeremy Corbyn’s recent re-election as leader of the national party.

Highways England’s latest consultation on the lorry holding area

Highways England are holding a series of exhibitions locally about their plans for a lorry holding area between the villages of Stanford and Sellindge.  Three have already taken place in August at Sellindge, Folkestone and Postling but there are five more to come in September.

Keeping in touch and working for you

During my campaign I promised to do more to keep residents informed about the work I would be doing as Police and Crime Commissioner. I have started to write weekly blogs about my activities, meetings and other engagements. You can read the latest two editions here:

Summer Lunch

Local Conservatives gathered at a Summer Lunch hosted by Brenda Duggleby and family.  Damian Collins MP was in attendance and spoke about his confidence in the future with Theresa May as your new Prime Minister.

Keeping in touch and working for you

During my campaign I promised to do more to keep residents informed about the work I would be doing as Police and Crime Commissioner. I have started to write weekly blogs about my activities, meetings and other engagements.

New Romney JAM music and art festival

Cllr Mrs Jan Holben, chairman of Shepway District Council was among civic dignitaries who attended a concert at St Nicholas church in New Romney as part of the JAM music and art festival on Friday 08 July. 

Keeping in touch and working for you

During my campaign I promised to do more to keep residents informed about the work I would be doing as Police and Crime Commissioner. I have started to write weekly blogs about my activities, meetings and other engagements.

Stanford West site chosen for lorry holding area

Following the announcement on 06 July that Stanford West has been chosen as the preferred site for the 3,600 place lorry park local councillor Susan Carey said, ‘A lorry park of this size is no solution to Operation Stack but of the two sites Stanford West is ‘the least bad’ with access and exit on slip roads from the M20 to keep the traffic off local roads.’   

World premiere for Folkestone

Local Conservatives were among those who filled St Mary and St Eanswythe’s church in Folkestone for the annual Sacconi Chamber Music Festival.