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Tuesday, 19 April, 2011

Last week Tracey presented a certificate to the Royal British Legion Industries to celebrate their recognition as a new member of Social Firms UK. Tracey presented the certificate to Edwin Boorman, chairman of the RBLI and said in a short speech that this: “is an exciting new dawn for the RBLI and a great example of positive recognition within the big society”.

Sunday, 20 March, 2011

As a keen football enthusiast Tracey lavished the chance to attend Lordswood Football Club charity penalty competition yesterday in the aid of Red Nose Day. The event raised somewhere in the region of £400 for the charity.

Tuesday, 8 March, 2011

Help Macmillan Cancer Support celebrate their 100 Year Anniversay! Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives thousands of people affected by cancer and their families. This year they will celebrate their 100 year anniversary of providing practical, medical and financial support for cancer sufferers and their loved ones

Monday, 7 March, 2011

I pledged my support to a campaign aimed at making bus travel easier and safer for blind and partially sighted passengers, and other sensory impaired people, at an event organised by the charity.

Sunday, 6 March, 2011

I saw first hand the role community pharmacy plays in delivering expert public health services with a free blood pressure check at the House of Commons recently. The event, attended by over 40 MPs and Lords, was organised by leading community pharmacy chain Lloydspharmacy, in partnership with British Heart Foundation, and aimed to raise awareness of the importance of regularly monitoring your blood pressure.

Monday, 20 December, 2010

Last week I tabled a parliamentary motion calling on Ofcom to release a Medium Wave frequency for Radio Caroline to use in the South East. The station is by far one of the most well known radio stations in the world, is a cornerstone of British radio history, has had 2 current MPs DJ on it, and unbelievably will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2014.

Thursday, 2 December, 2010

On Friday 19 November I chaired a public meeting for residents of Holborough Lakes with the Manging Director of Berkeley Homes, the development company behind the estate. Interestingly, the vast majority of people I’ve spoken to who live on the estate love their property and are very happy with the building spec.

Wednesday, 1 December, 2010

I have received numerous complaints from constituents regarding the high costs of travel and what is an unacceptable standard of service from Southeastern Rail. As a result of this I wrote to Southeastern Rail regarding their recent performances and fair increases. In the letter I spoke of the feelings of constituents who had contacted her, referring to how, many of them, “feel aggrieved at the added cost to their travel, they are equally concerned at the level of service they can expect in return and as such, have raised with me a number of particular issues.”  The details of these are clearly outlined in her letter, which can be accessed by the link below. 

Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

In January this year, vehicles were abandoned on and around Bluebell Hill in the snow. They were subsequently towed an pounded in Sheppey, with owners asked to pay out £150 plus a daily £20 in order to have them released. With the snow again causing local chaos, the police issued a warning to motorists that abandoned cars would again be towed.

Thursday, 4 November, 2010

This meeting has been arranged as a result of concerns voiced by residents of Holborough Lakes Housing Estate; many residents have expressed a great level of discontent with problems that have arisen on the estate. Examples of these problems are; charges for visitor parking, continuing lack of bins, inadequacy of ‘play areas’ and safety measures for the pond as well as more.