Operation Stack

Dartford residents travelling from the UK to France or within the county will be aware of the ongoing disruptions to cross-Channel services as a result of industrial action and migrant activity in and around Calais. The delays at the Dover/Folkestone Ports have had knock-on traffic consequences for many parts of Kent,…

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Dartford Festival

Dartford Festival

Dartford’s annual festival was a huge success at the weekend with thousands of people enjoying the music, attractions and entertainment. As well as big-name bands including The Feeling, the festival had a fun fair, stalls offering various activities and community groups including Dartford Cricket Club and Dartford Valley Rugby Club,…

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Gareth Johnson MP reacts to announcement that Dartford Magistrates’ Court is being considered for closure

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Gareth Johnson MP has reacted to the announcement made by the Ministry of Justice today that Dartford Magistrates’ Court is being considered for closure. The Government have announced a 12 week public consultation before any final decision is made. “This decision is deeply concerning. Having previously worked at the Court,…

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Fox Hunting

This week the Government planned to hold a vote in Parliament relating to the number of dogs used for flushing out foxes during a hunt. I have previously stated that I would vote in favour of repealing the hunting ban. I maintain that fox hunting is not the most pressing…

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