02 OCT 2015

Reasons to be cheerful

In recent years we have seen the Dover District make real progress. For decades little happened. Yet in the past five years things have been changing at pace. There are many reasons to be cheerful in sharp contrast to official statistics claiming that everyone here is unhappy. We've come a long way together. Five years ago, Dover's hospital had been decimated for a decade. Plans for a new hospital were long talked about, yet going nowhere. Burlington House seemed...

02 OCT 2015

New Businesses In Dover & Deal

New figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show 120 people in Dover and Deal have been helped off benefits to start their own business under the Government's Enterprise Allowance scheme since April 2011. The allowance, which helps people on out of work benefits to start their own businesses, has helped 73,000 people across the country set up their own business since it was introduced in April 2011. The scheme supports people with ideas for a business by...

02 OCT 2015

Burlington House Coming Down

I welcome the progress that has been made bringing down Burlington House. The work to bring down Burlington House, an eyesore on the Dover landscape has fired the starting gun for the renewal of Dover. I have worked tirelessly with the Council and the Government since I was first elected in 2010 to see this demolition happen. A people's port is now rising at the docks, the New Dover Hospital has opened and Burlington House is now coming down. Dover is on the way to...

In June, the New Dover Hospital opened its door to patients. To have a brand new state of the art, fit for purpose hospital in the middle of Dover shows how far we've come in getting a fairer share of healthcare for our community.

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