Local News

Abandoned Vehicles In The Snow

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.

Public meeting with Berkeley Homes

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.

Tracey Crouch – Show Rascism The Red Card

On Tuesday 19th October, I joined ex-professional footballers, representatives from the Professional Footballers Association and members of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign to give my support to the charity’s bid to become The Football Association’s Charity of the Year for 2011.

Election Night Victory in Chatham and Aylesford

Tracey Crouch has been elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Chatham and Aylesford. She won with an extremely solid 20,230 votes and 46.2% share of the vote – representing a swing of 9.4% towards the Conservatives.

After 13 years, Labour gets an “F” in the South East

As the General Election approaches the final stretch, Conservatives released a report card revealing Labour’s failure across the English regions. On the key issues of concern to voters, Labour have spent billions yet failed to improve the quality of life for many millions of people across the country.

Conservative Candidates Pledge to Campaign Clean

With the expenses scandal overshadowing British politics, it is important for candidates to try and restore voters’ trust and faith in politicians.  So as the 2010 General Election begins, Tracey Crouch, has signed a Clean Campaign Pledge providing voters with a clear personal commitment to behave responsibly and fairly during the forthcoming campaign period, and to uphold high standards if successfully elected to Westminster.

Tracey Crouch hands over Capstone Valley Housing Petitions

The postcard petitions against house building proposals in Capstone Valley have now stopped coming back to the office so I recently handed over thousands of cards to Medway Council Leader Rodney Chambers who in turn tabled them at last night’s Council meeting.

Flooding in Aylesford (again)

I spent much of this morning in my wellies with Cllr Dave Smith and local Aylesford village residents who had spent the early hours putting sandbags and floodguards in front of their doors trying to prevent their properties flooding. Rochester Road and Bush Row were yet again flooded due to the ongoing problem with the stream and all before the River Medway had reached high tide.

Three Excellent Days…

I am still working full time (the mortgage has to get paid some how) but this week I took three days off to do some meetings and visits that are impossible to do during the weekend or evenings.  Wednesday was absolutely jam packed. First up was a visit to the White Road Estate Community Centre to meet with staff and volunteers.

Towed Cars update

Having written to the local police calling for the owners whose trapped and abandoned cars were towed away during the recent snow storms to be reimbursed, I was pleased to hear Kent Chief Constable Mike Fuller urging those affected to appeal the charge.