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100 years at Maidstone Police Station

by Julia on 2 April, 2008

Late yesterday afternoon, all Councillors from Maidstone Borough were invited to attend a photoshoot today to recreate a photo that had been found in 1946 of the opening of Maidstone Police Station. Unfortunately, the late notice meant that only a few Councillor’s could attend, but I’m very glad to say I was one of them. […]

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Nick Clegg’s New Year Message

by Julia on 1 January, 2008

It’s Clegg!

by Julia on 19 December, 2007

Lance Corporal Jake Alderton

by Julia on 15 November, 2007

Sadly, I learned today (via the Mayor’s office) that a second member of 36 Engineer Regiment (stationed at Invicta Park Barracks) was killed in Afghanistan last Friday (9th Nov). Lance Corporal Jake Alderton was just 22 years old. I’ve been thinking and thinking about how to finish this posting, but there’s nothing more that can […]

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Remembrance Day

by Julia on 11 November, 2007

The Kohima Epitaph: When you go home, Tell Them of us and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today.

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St. Andrew’s Park

by Julia on 8 November, 2007

St. Andrew’s Park is a beautiful listed (grade II) building that was previously part of Barming mental hospital. Around 5 years ago, it was converted into apartments with a lovely amount of open green space around it. Sadly though there have been issues with the development and it’s been difficult to get the developer to […]

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Maidstone Hospital

by Julia on 7 November, 2007

Following the sad deaths of so many, through Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) Maidstone Hospital has been in the press for all the wrong reasons in the last few weeks. Because of this I really didn’t want to take baby Travis for his outpatient appointment (to have his squint checked) today. Since my last visit (a […]

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Autumn Focus

by Julia on 5 November, 2007

The next focus is off at the printers as we speak. Big excitement here in West Maidstone as we’ve decided to do an A3 focus for the first time outside of an election. You can see it before it comes through your door here

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Labour Councillor resigns

by Julia on 4 November, 2007

Anthony Hull has resigned from his position as Borough Councillor for Shepway South ward on Friday. This means we will be having a bi-election in the next few weeks. Elections always mean extra work – delivering leaflets, telephone canvassing, etc  – and for this reason I was incredibly grateful to Gordon Brown for deciding against […]

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Congratulations Mr and Mrs Osbourne

by Julia on 3 November, 2007

Jo Bennett (husbands neice) and Rob Osbourne tied the knot today in Torquay. Congratulations and lots of love to you both.

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