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  • R Janko and board
    Article: Sep 21, 2015
    By Rob Bird

    Rosaline Janko comments on the election result

    "How frustrating! We came within 53 votes of winning Fant Ward for the Liberal Democrats. Here are the results in full:

    "The Lib Dems have yet again shown that they are the only party that can take the fight to the Tories in Maidstone. We increased our share of the vote by 2.1% to 24.1%, whilst the Tory share dropped by 2.6%. Just over 1 in 4 residents voted.

  • Litter
    Article: Sep 1, 2015

    One of the issues that residents keep mentioning to me is litter. It is a problem that affects most of Fant.

    One notable exception is Clare Park; it has plenty of litter bins and is regularly cleaned. It well deserves its Green Flag status. So why is the rest of Fant so neglected?

    There are hardly any bins in our main thoroughfares such as Upper Fant Road and Milton Street. Why not? What few bins there are don't get emptied often enough so rubbish accumulates round them or, worse, gets blown down the street. Surely, we can do better than that.

  • Rosaline at Jubilee School site
    Article: Sep 1, 2015

    Many people have asked for my views on the Jubilee School. We know that more primary school places will be needed in West Maidstone in the coming years. My own children are grown up now, but I understand the importance of our children going to good schools, places where they can really enjoy the whole school experience.

  • Rosaline Janko in Medway valley
    Article: Aug 21, 2015

    In a packed town hall meeting on Tuesday night the Borough Council's Strategic Planning Sustainability and Transportation Committee unanimously agreed to designate the Medway Valley area, including Fant Farm, as a Landscape of Local Value within the emerging Maidstone Local Plan.

    At the samemeeting, the Committee once again confirmed the removal of Fant Farm from the list of proposed housing sites within the emerging Local Plan, resisting a proposal from a developer to reinstate the site for housing. 

  • Derek Ian Brian - South Ward
    Article: Aug 21, 2015

    In a packed town hall meeting Tuesday evening, The Strategic Planning Sustainability and Transportation Committee met to continue development of Maidstone's emerging local plan. In the meeting. committee members reviewed a report showing 6 areas of local landscape proposed as Landscapes of Local Value (or LLV). these areas include Loose Valley, Len Valley, Medway Valley, Greensand Ridge and the Area of Outstanding National Beauty (including the setting of the AONB)

Tim Farron - Leader of the Liberal DemocratsThe Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.

We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

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