27 NOV 2015

Take extra care on Winter's roads

As we enter winter and temperatures drop we need to take more care on the roads. The days are shorter and freezing weather will make the roads increasingly treacherous. We need to ensure our local roads are safer. Figures released recently by the Department for Transport are deeply concerning. They show there was a 12% rise in traffic accidents in Dover and Deal between 2009 and 2014. There was a steady rise in serious and fatal accidents over the five year period....

26 NOV 2015

Local Apprenticeships

It's encouraging to see more and more young people taking advantage of apprenticeships to get the skills and experience they need. Figures released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills that show 900 local young people have started apprenticeships in the last year. A total of 4,030 young people have started apprenticeships in Dover and Deal since 2010. Across the South East there has been an 8% rise in new apprenticeship starts, with 65,000 young...

20 NOV 2015

Dover Soup Kitchen

I joined volunteers from the Dover Soup Kitchen and St. Paul's Catholic Church to help serve hot meals and drinks to people in need from Pencester Road car park so that I could see the fantastic work they do first hand. Dover Soup Kitchen matters to our community. It is important that we offer the help the most vulnerable in our society and support people to make positive changes in their lives. Dover Soup Kitchen was founded in 1991 to provide free meals, hot...

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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