Gordon Henderson

Suggestions Requested For Community Tree Planting

Suggestions Requested For Community Tree Planting

Local MP, Gordon Henderson is joining over 500 other MPs to plant four trees as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

He is now looking for suggestions on where to plant the trees; two in Sittingbourne and two in Sheppey.

The trees, two silver birch and two rowan, donated in partnership with the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury's and ITV, will be planted during a tree planting ceremony between 22nd October and 9th November.

MP's Facebook Page Being Investigated

MP's Facebook Post Being Investigated

MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey Gordon Henderson's Facebook page may have fallen foul of new GDPR regulations.

In a Facebook post commenting about the death of 100-year old widow Zofija Kaczan, who relocated to Britain from Poland after the Second World War and was cruelly mugged whilst walking to church in Derby recently, Mr Henderson's page asked for the re-establishment of capital punishment.

MP Welcomes New M2 Junction 5 Proposal

MP Welcomes New M2 Junction 5 Proposal

Gordon Henderson MP has welcomed the announcement by Highways England of their preferred option for a new M2 Junction 5 at Stockbury.

The new design, known as Option 4H1, benefits from a flyover, taking through traffic on the A249 over the existing roundabout. Work on the £85m scheme is set to start by March 2020.

Kent MPs Win £3.9M Extra Social Care Funding

Kent MPs Win £3.9M Extra Social Care Funding

Kent MPs have welcomed the news of an extra £3.9 million for social care here in Kent, announced today (Tuesday 6th February) by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid.

The announcement follows a series of meetings between Kent MPs and Ministers, pressing for rising costs to be addressed in the forthcoming Local Government Finance Settlement. Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council, has also argued vigorously for a more generous funding settlement for the county.

MP To Take On Assault Course Challenge

MP To Take On Assault Course Challenge

Local charity, Litter Angels, has registered a team of six people, including our local MP Gordon Henderson, to tackle an assault course challenge.

The team also includes Litter Angels trustees, Jess McMahon and Samantha Williams along volunteers Katherine Windsor, Gemma Bolton and Jenni Cawdell.

The challenge will be taking place on Sunday 8th October at Betteshanger Country Park near Deal and consists of over 20 different obstacles including tunnels, balance beams, water jumps and a tyre wall.

Litter Angels Charity Installs Two New Bins In Iwade

Litter Angels Charity Installs Two New Bins In Iwade

Pictured: Gordon Henderson MP with two Iwade Primary School children, Edward Milham and Connie Gambell.

Local anti-litter charity, Litter Angels, has installed two new litter bins in Iwade - one outside Costcutter on Ferry Road and one in Dunlin Walk, opposite the primary school.

MP Welcomes News Of Post Office Re-Opening

MP Welcomes News Of Post Office Re-Opening

Gordon Henderson, Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, has welcomed the news that post office services are finally being restored in Bredgar.

The village Post Office was closed in February following a burglary and had been set to re-open on Saturday (23rd May) but encountered some broadband connection problems. These have now been resolved and the Post Office will be re-opening from 9.15am tomorrow (Wednesday 27th May).

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