Faversham Town Council’s 20’s Plenty Committee last night voted to to re-affirm its wish to see slower speed limits across the town, with a 20mph limit on residential roads.
The Town Council, which needs Kent Highways to sign off the scheme, will push for changes to be made next year.
The unanimous vote of councillors present was proposed by new St Ann’s ward Councillor Julian Saunders and seconded by Abbey ward Councillor Antony Hook MEP who has pushed for slower speed limits since he was elected to the Town Council in January 2017.
The Liberal Democrats have selected Ben J Martin as their Parliamentary candidate in Sittingbourne and Sheppey for the next general election.
Despite being just 32, Ben is a seasoned campaigner and the current Lib Dem group leader & Cabinet member for Housing at Swale Borough Council in the coalition administration.
Ben said “I am delighted to have been selected to represent the Liberal Democrats in Sittingbourne and Sheppey at the next general election. I am committed to working cross party to demand better for Sittingbourne and Sheppey. We need a voice in Westminster standing up for local people, pushing for the improvements to our road network, our health care and demanding the changes in legislation we need to ensure that development is led by the needs of local people and not the development companies. If elected, I will be that voice. In many ways the next general election will be a Brexit referendum in all but name, with the Conservatives & Labour divided nationally and offering no clear way forward, people are being presented with a clear choice; continue with the current chaotic uncertainty or demand better with the Liberal Democrats. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit and to demand better for our communities”
Faversham Liberal Democrats present petition to Swale Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Secretary of State for Transport.
A petition created by Faversham Liberal Democrats calling for a bypass of the A2 at Ospringe has been submitted to Swale Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Department for Transport. The petition, which attracted over 900 supporters, calls for the building of a bypass to become council and government policy, for developments south of the A2 to include sections of the bypass within them and for funds to be allocated to plan, design and build the bypass.
Lib Dem campaigner's persistance pays off. Love Lane footpath FINALLY cleared, the footpath from Love Lane, to the footbridge, recreation ground and into town, has finally been cleared of weeds and overgrown trees. Lib Dem campaigner Ben J Martin said, "the footpath had become narrow and univiting, particularly for the elderly or disabled and it was virtually impassable for people with pushchairs" Ben has been persistantly chasing up KCC, Network Rail and other land owners along the footpath to accept their responsibilities to keeping the footpath clear. Ben J Martin commented; "I'm delighted that footpath has been cleared back to its original width, but I'm frustrated at the time it has taken for those responsible to take action."
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