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Voluntary Action Within Kent (VAWK) Conference

Speaking at VAWK's annual conference at the newly-opened auditorium at K College (formerly West Kent College) in Tonbridge, Greg talked about the new rights for voluntary groups which will be established by the Localism Bill, which Greg is currently taking through parliament.

Pro-localism and pro-development: A speech to the Adam Smith Institute

All nations are shaped by geography and history. America is founded on an idea of limitless freedom and space. Historically, if you disagreed with someone, you could head West. The answer to conflict about access to limited resources was the wagon train.In this country, the answer was the orderly queue. Planning arises from this same tradition of sharing space in a fair, rational and ordered way. It is an inherently civilised activity. By making places that work, it encourages investment and promotes growth. This is a unique kind of public service, and a profession that deserves to be valued and respected.

Greg holds inaugural surgery in Kilndown's new Village Hall

Greg joined the Vice-Chairman of Goudhurst Parish Council, Peter Rolington, the Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, Ray Lovell and architect, Julian Mamlock, to look round Kilndown's brand new Village Hall before he held his advice surgery there.

Greg visits Goudhurst & Kilndown Primary School

During a visit to Goudhurst & Kilndown Primary School, Greg was quizzed by Year 6 pupils about what it's like being an MP, Greg's Ministerial duties and some current political issues like University tuition fees.

The opportunity of neighbourhood planning: A speech to the Planning Officers Society

Planning is more than a job: it is a vocation. It helps people articulate their aspirations and ambitions for the place where they live. It promotes local prosperity, safeguards the environment, and expresses the unique character that makes different places special. This is a unique and incredibly valuable form of public service.

New Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Greg visited the new £225m hospital in Pembury for a sneak preview just before it opened its doors to its very first patients.

Dire winter rail services

Greg met the Managing Director of Southeastern, Charles Horton, to discuss the severe weather last month which caused terrible disruption to rail services, and the recent outrageous increase in fares.

Seeing the impact of climate change in Bangladesh

Greg Clark recently returned from Bangladesh, where he travelled with the development charity Christian Aid to see for himself the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities there.