Petition plea to MP urges play park to be replaced (03 Apr 2014)

Charlie backs Aycliffe residents calling on the District Council for their play park to be replaced.

"The people of Aycliffe should get a full hearing as soon as possible."

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MP in warning 'not to get hopes up' before port announcement (03 Apr 2014)

Following past attempts by Labour to scupper the People's Port project, Charlie warns Dover Express readers not to get their hopes up ahead of the Shipping Minister's announcement about the future of Dover Port on 9 April.

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MP concerned about mental health care (27 Mar 2014)

Charlie speaks of his concern about levels of mental health care in Kent, following the East Kent Mercury's front page story about local 17 year old Hayley Pemble's treatment at Margate's QEQM Hospital.

"I am looking to meet with the mental health trust and service users to enable the problem to be addressed openly and I hope that solutions and improvements can be found."

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Pub music night's good to talk (20 Mar 2014)

Charlie presents a cheque to Talk It Out, a mental health discussion group based in Deal

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MP helps nursery celebrate £40k boost (20 Mar 2014)

Charlie visits Choo Choos Nursery in River to congratulate them on securing £40,000 from the Regional Growth Fund.

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£12.5m investment boost (20 Mar 2014)

Charlie welcomes news that aluminium panel manufacturers, Multipanel, are reshoring back to the UK, to set up a new plant in Eythorne.

"It's great news that more and more businesses are reshoring to the UK."

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MP declares jobs fair a success as hundreds attend (13 Mar 2014)

Jobs Fair Success

The Dover Mercury reviews the second Dover Jobs Fair.

"Businesses told me they received many high quality CVs and I hope people see these translate into jobs and work."

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MP hails town's jobs fair a massive success (13 Mar 2014)

More jobs and money

The Dover Express reports on the success of the second Dover Jobs Fair, organised by Charlie.

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MP steps up his support for cancer charity fundraiser (13 Mar 2014)

Charlie is taking part in this year's Breakthrough Breast Cancer Crocus Walk, on Saturday 5th April.

To help Charlie raise funds for this great cause, you can donate here.

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12 years and not a brick's been laid... (06 Mar 2014)

A petition calling on Dover DIstrict Council to hold a public meeting to discuss its regenerations plans for the town has gained over 2,000 signatures. Charlie gives his view....

"I would welcome a public meeting. I completely understand how angry people are. When we tear down Burlington House people will start to believe in the future of Dover. People won't believe it until they see it with their own eyes.

"We ought to have an open debate - I will be over the moon to talk endlessly about it."

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Charlie Elphicke

Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy. They keep everyone involved in public life on their toes. This is a selection of press cuttings on some hot topics in Dover & Deal. Please have a look - I would really appreciate your comments and feedback.

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