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 county councillor for Herne Bay East I will continue to push for the upgrade plans to go ahead despite the set-back from Covid.
I will also continue my local work to improve cycle paths. I have already been 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 have allocated another £10m to tackle even more this year.
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 more cycle routes in and around Herne Bay, and for our footpaths and pavements to be well-maintained and safe, giving people a real alternative to driving.