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Julian Brazier sees Post Office over future of Whitstable Crown Post Office

Julian Brazier has had a one-to-one meeting with senior manager Martine Munby of the Post Office to discuss the future of Whitstable Crown Post Office. He has also, by coincidence, attended a briefing this week from Paula Vennells, Chief Executive of the Post Office, for a more general update.

Nailbourne Valley flooding update

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier met with a representative of Southern Water in Westminster yesterday to discuss groundwater flooding in the Nailbourne Valley. After the wettest year ever recorded, groundwater levels are high as a result of the rainfall we have experienced.

The Marriage Bill

Gay marriage will be back in the headlines soon when the Commons debates the next stages of the Bill. My mail bag has been full of views on this for months. The majority of people who contact me are opposed to gay marriage but some are strongly in favour.

Justice and Security Bill amendments will protect British troops and agents

Canterbury and Whitstable MP, Julian Brazier, welcomed amendments to Justice and Security Bill in the Commons last night. The House restored powers to hold certain parts of court proceedings in secret in cases where national security is at risk. The Lords had previously watered down these powers.

Julian Brazier welcomes KCC’s “open approach” at hearing for Black Bag recycling site at Lakesview Business Park Hersden

Julian Brazier MP has supported business owners fighting a KCC proposal to site a black bag recycling plant at Lakesview Business Park. In his letter to John Davies, Chairman of the KCC Planning Committee, Julian commented: “Waste has to go somewhere, and KCC is right to be investigating sites for future use. I do not think, however, that Lakesview Business Park is the correct place to site a facility handling black bag and food waste, ready for transfer to treatment or disposal elsewhere.

Julian Brazier to meet Post Office again

Julian Brazier is to have a second meeting in Parliament with senior Post Office representatives to discuss the future of Whitstable Post Office on Thursday, 7th March.

Canterbury street trading

What a relief. Canterbury is finally getting the street trading laws it needs, after six years of debate and delay in the House of Commons. When the Council originally asked me to help on this, I had no idea what a long, drawn out battle it was going to be.

Civil litigation and the Justice and Security Bill

Much of my time over the past few weeks has been taken up on the standing committee scrutinising a most unusual piece of legislation – the Justice and Security Bill. When it comes to the British court system we expect that justice will be done. Yet there is a small, but significant, category of cases where justice is not being done at all.

Julian Brazier congratulates PM on EU budget deal

Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable, yesterday congratulated David Cameron in the House on his successful negotiations with the EU Council over its future budget and, in particular, on his achievement in getting other EU members to side with Britain’s position.