30 NOV 2018

Greg attends first Stonecastle Quarry Liaison Committee meeting

At the invitation of local residents, Greg attended the first Stonecastle Quarry Liaison meeting which included a site visit.

Tarmac, who own the quarry near Five Oak Green, intend to re-start operations and the Committee has been set up to provide a forum for the company and local residents to share information and discuss any issues of concern.

The local community is keen to see part of the site which has previously been quarried turned into a publicly accessible nature reserve and Tarmac agreed to consider urgently the feasibility of this.


30 NOV 2018

Greg visits local Jobcentre

Greg met with staff at the local Jobcentre Plus in Tonbridge to talk about the services they offer to people looking for work.

Greg said:

"I was really impressed by how proactive the Jobcentre is in trying to help people find employment, including working closely with local businesses to fill vacancies.  There are many vacancies available in our area at the moment and the team are very experienced in helping people who might have been out of work for some time or are apprenhensive of the effect on their benefits of working, to ensure that they will gain rather than risk losing out."


16 NOV 2018

Greg launches contactless payments on Arriva buses in Tunbridge Wells

Greg was delighted to buy the very first ticket in Britain on an Arriva bus using contactless technology.

He said:

"Making bus travel more convenient for passengers is really important so it's great that Arriva is introducing contactless ticketing in its vehicles. With its brand new bus depot, state-of-the-art fleet and now contactless payments, Arriva is ensuring that Tunbridge Wells really is leading the way in modern bus travel."

The new payment system is available on all Arriva buses in West Kent, with the exception of some of the route 7's and 6's that come from the Maidstone depot.


16 NOV 2018

Greg visits Paddock Wood based construction company Baxall

Greg visited Baxall, a construction company based in Paddock Wood which was recently listed in the London Stock Exchange Group's 1000 companies to inspire Britain 2018.


10 NOV 2018

Greg plants tree to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War

As part of Rusthall's commemoration of the ending of World War I, Greg planted a Rowan tree on Rusthall Common in memory of the servicemen & villagers.


10 NOV 2018

Greg helps with Poppy Appeal

Greg joined Royal British Legion volunteers in Tunbridge Wells to help raise money for the Poppy Appeal.


26 OCT 2018

Greg welcomes Network Rail to High Brooms station

As part of his campaign for a step-free High Brooms station, Greg gave representatives from Network Rail a guided tour of the station and the surrounding area. Greg said:

"I'm grateful to Network Rail for coming to see the situation at High Brooms station for themselves.

"Anyone who travels from the station knows its limitations, and with its narrow, steep staircases and tunnel it can be difficult to negotiate for anyone with mobility issues.

"High Brooms is now the second busiest station in my constituency, with passenger numbers increasing by over 50% over the last decade, and is the only station in Kent where over 1 million journeys a year are made which is not yet step-free. So I hope that having seen it, Network Rail will have a better understanding of not just how busy the station is, but of the everyday challenges it poses for people."

Photo: Greg with Network Rail's Director of Route Investment, Paul Harwood.


26 OCT 2018

Greg visits Four Winds Farm in Bidborough

Greg enjoyed an autumnal visit to Four Winds Farm during one of their Pick Your Own Pumpkin Days. 


26 OCT 2018

Greg launches charity Christmas card sale

This morning Greg launched the 2018 Cards for Good Causes Christmas store. The annual pop-up is open between 10.00 and 4.30 Monday to Friday until Tuesday 18 December.

Greg said:

"Today I had the great pleasure of officially opening the Cards for Good Causes shop at the United Reformed Church in Tunbridge Wells. Particularly pleasing to see were local charities and local artists. It may seem a little early but beating the crowd will give the best choice."


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30 NOV 2018

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