Greg ran a mock Parliamentary debate with Year 5 and 6 pupils when he visited Temple Grove Academy School in Sherwood.
Greg visited the office of Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services (DAVSS) to hear more about the work of the charity.
After the visit, Greg commented:
"Many victims of domestic abuse feel they cannot turn to friends and family for support so it is very important that they have somewhere they can get practical help and advice. That's why the work that DAVSS does in our local area is so valuable. DAVSS is a charity that depends on volunteers and I know from my visit today that they would be delighted to hear from anyone that might be interested in offering some of their time."
DAVSS provides practical to victims of domestic abuse help including: a helpline giving immediate safety advice; face-to-face support for those at high risk of serious harm; providing Support to Court; and raising public awareness.
The helpline number is: 01892 570538.
To find out more about volunteering, call 01892 502074 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg officially opened 163 new affordable properties in Knights Wood. Developed by Moat, in partnership with Dandara, the development will provide 81 shared ownership homes and 82 affordable rented apartments and houses.
"It was an honour to open these 163 new affordable homes. Finding a home in Tunbridge Wells as a first-time buyer or a renter has become very expensive so these new homes are a real boost to local people. With a brand new primary school, sports facilities and wonderful views over both Tunbridge Wells and our surrounding countryside, no wonder Knights Wood is proving so popular."
Greg joined representatives from many different backgrounds across the Tunbridge Wells community to help promote the "Love Your Neighbour" initiative which encourages people to actively get to know their neighbours.
"People in Tunbridge Wells love where we live. This is not only becuase of the beauty of our town - the greenery, historic buildings and cultural attractions. People love living here because we are a strong and welcoming community. It is great to celebrate that and to commit to continuing it."
In his Times of Tunbridge Wells column published today, Greg has highlighted the need for further improvement in the local Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
To read the full story, click here.
Greg met the Year 6 class at St Paul's CE Primary School in Rusthall on their non-uniform day!
Commenting on Small Business Saturday, Greg said:
"Small businesses in Tunbridge Wells are at the heart of our local economy. I was glad to support Small Business Saturday – a nationwide initiative to recognise the contribution small firms make and to encourage people to shop locally.
"It was great to meet some of the businesses located along Camden Road and also to pop into the event in Ely Court organised by Royal Tunbridge Wells Together to promote start-ups. Our town has a thriving, entrepreneurial spirit and it's important that we support and encourage small businesses."
Greg visited the construction site of the A21 dualling to mark the decision by Highways England to fund a new cycle path that will link the centre of Tonbridge to Pembury. The route will also be able to be used by pedestrians and horseriders.
The dualling of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury always incorporated an off-road cycle path but it did not include links at either end to Tonbridge station and Pembury hospital. These links are crucial for it to be a successful commuting route for cyclists.
"I was always concerned that the proposed cycle path along part of the A21 that is currently being dualled should link to key locations at either end so I pressed Highways England to fund this. It's great news that they have agreed to do so otherwise a real opportunity would have been missed.
"Linking the centre of Tonbridge to the Pembury Hospital with a 4 mile offroad cycle path will provide an opportunity for people to use the path for getting to work or for leisure."
"Along with the current proposal to improve cycling along the A26, we now have real momentum to create a fantastic local cycle network."
In 2013, Greg held a public meeting to try to make progress on improving cycling in Tunbridge Wells. Since then, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has published its first ever Cycling Strategy.
Greg met a group of Balfour Beatty apprentices when he visited the construction site of the A21 dualling between Tonbridge and Pembury.
"It was great to have a chat with the apprentices – they are clearly enjoying their work on the A21 dualling project and gaining some excellent experience and skills."
Greg was delighted to attend an assembly at Oakley School. Some of the pupils had visited the Houses of Parliament recently and they had lots of questions to ask him.
Greg ran a mock Parliamentary debate with Year 5 and 6 pupils when he visited Temple Grove Academy...
Greg visited the office of Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services (DAVSS) to hear more about the...
Greg officially opened 163 new affordable properties in Knights Wood. Developed by Moat, in...
Greg joined representatives from many different backgrounds across the Tunbridge Wells community to...