06 SEP 2014

Raising Awareness of Batten Disease

I was really proud to join BMX riders and skateboarders at a tournament at Deal skatepark to raise awareness of Batten Disease. The tournament was organised by Jason Wilson to raise money and awareness of Batten disease. Jason's nephew Ryan has been diagnosed with the disease. Batten disease is a very rare nervous system disorder that usually begins in childhood. Around 200 children and young adults in the UK are affected. The disease leads to blindness, fits and...

23 AUG 2014

Walmer Picnic on the Green

It was a pleasure to attend this year's Picnic on the Green in Walmer. The event was free to all and great fun for all the family. There was music at the Bandstand and a small funfair to keep the kids entertained after everyone had eaten their picnic. Local community groups were also on hand to tell residents about local events and services. I took the opportunity to chat to the people at Deal Icebreakers stall. Every Boxing Day for the last three decades, the...

22 AUG 2014

Ground-breaking at Dover Port

It was a real pleasure to be at the groundbreaking of the Western Docks Revival. I was joined by the Chairman of Dover Harbour Board, George Jenkins, and Chief Executive, Tim Waggott, to start the demolition of the old Seacat berth at the old hoverport. It was the start of the regeneration of Dover Port. When the project is finished, there will be a new cargo terminal and new development on the waterfront. It's great to see the commitment of the port to new...

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