TEACHERS are urging parents to park consideratelywhendropping off or picking up children.
MP Helen Grant (pictured in yellow shirt) with campaigners atMarden station
Some parents have been stop- ping on yellowlines or obstructing the bus stop at St John’s CE Pri- mary School in Provender Way, Maidstone.
Cash help to improve Church help access to rail stations
CAMPAIGNERS fromacross the make their trainstationaccessible Passengers who use Maidstone
West, Headcorn, Lenham and Marden stationsmade the case for a share of theGovernment’s £300m Access for All funding with the support ofMaidstoneMPs.
They said lifts, subways and user-friendly footbridges should be a feature of all stations.
Southeastern and Railtrack an- nounced this month that four sta-
among the 22 cases being recom-
region could receive money to mended to the Department of Transport formoney over the next five years.
Campaigners will learn if they have been successful in getting im- provements in the spring.
A spokesman for Southeastern said they had received 8,000 nomi- nations involving 107 stations. Caseswere judged against crite- ria including local feedback, loca- tion
and the availability
alternative step-free options. Speaking
of of Marden Parish
heard,MaidstoneMPHelenGrant said: “This important commuter station serves half-a-million users
station can be used by people email@example.com
“The situation is hugely incon- Orchid tips needing step-free access.
venient andinequitable for anyone who struggles with stairs; passen- gers with luggage, wheelchair
She also backedMaidstone Bor- ough Council’s funding bid for
tions from theMaidstone area are Council’s success in getting its case MaidstoneWest.
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THE Maidstone Horticultural So- ciety will present a talk on Begin- ner Orchids at the town’s Baptist
users, mothers with prams, and Church hall on February 7. thosewho just need help.”
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Teachers have warned: “Maid- stone Borough Council will be sending trafficwardens to the road outside the school.”
ST FRANCIS’ RC Church is re- cruiting altar servers to assistwith services andthe liturgy.App
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