Our growing town needs better transport options if we are to cut down on traffic congestion and pollution. That means making Herne Bay train station more accessible for older people and those with disabilities. As your local councillor I will continue to get the most out of the upgrade plans which have been delayed by the pandemic.
I will also continue my local work to improve cycle paths. I have been successful in getting the new cycle and footpath constructed adjacent to the Old Thanet Way between Greenhill and Chestfield. I have also able to secure funding to improve the cycle route from the Memorial Park, past the station and over the Thanet Way into Greenhill.
By making our town centre quieter and safer for walking, we can help take more cars off the road, making for faster journeys for those who need to drive.
Your local Conservative team will continue to work to improve our roads. In the past year, Kent County Council repaired 50,000 potholes, and were delighted to receive an extra £6m from the Government to repair the large number of potholes which the unusual winter weather cause.
As your councillor, I will push for a 20mph zone on many of our residential roads, to help improve safety for us all. I also want to see our footpaths and pavements to be well-maintained and safe, supporting those who cannot afford to drive, or who want to do some extra exercise and enjoy the environment.