Julia Batt

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Heath Ward Learn more

Trosley Country Park

by Julia on 10 November, 2007

I have just had one of the best days out with the kids ever and it only cost £2. It was great for the following reasons: It was cheap (meaning we can do this often); The kids didn’t whinge once and had a great time; It wore them out completely; It was very educational; It […]

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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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Trick and Treat over for another year…

by Julia on 1 November, 2007

I’m not a great fan of trick and treating… I do go out with my children, but we go to only 4 or 5 houses – all of which are pre-arranged and with the persons approval. In contrast, trick and treating around here seems to involve any person that feels like it, knocking on my […]

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A clean sweep for Maidstone Town Centre

by Julia on 30 October, 2007

Today marked day one of six weeks of ‘clean sweeps’ in and around Maidstone. These are for those of us fed up with fly tipping and litter around the town. All equipment is provided – litter pickers, high vis jackets, gloves and bin bags and you set off to pick up what you can. The […]

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The clocks have gone back

by Julia on 29 October, 2007

This morning I awoke at 9:30am. This meant I then had to gently break the news to the kids that we’d missed church today. They love church – and they’re the reason we go in all honesty. Rachael has asked to be christened and so we felt it was important she went regularly to church. […]

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I’m SAD…

by Julia on 26 October, 2007

Once again, I’ve reached the point in the year where I’m down in the dumps and less focused on what I normally manage to easily. And, once again, I haven’t realised what’s the matter for weeks meaning I haven’t really achieved anything for at least a fortnight…. For about eight years now (diagnosed five years […]

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