In Sevenoaks, we are using public health funding to pay for advisors working in GP surgeries to help tackle the non-medical causes why people visit their doctor.
My decades of experience suggest that the knowledge, experience, and will to combat this crisis is out there. We need to tap it.
It should be about the relationships between towns, cities and regions, as well as between the four nations that make up our United Kingdom.
Council planning officers impose extra costs, which make it harder to restore redundant buildings.
We need to take a dynamic new approach to our High Streets with ambitious thinking. The future is not just retail.
Our borough is still recovering from the Grenfell tragedy. We’re working hard to share information on how decisions are made.
The human condition is a sometimes conflicting mixture of reason and emotion.
Perhaps, against all the odds, we will find a way of muddling through and preserve our broad church for a time after the era of Brexit has passed.
It feels like our Party has forgotten that even a broad church needs shared values on which its different wings and traditions can agree.
Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
It is too fragmented to deliver this successfully – so a senior Cabinet minister should be tasked with bringing about change.
Social cohesion is a tricky thing to quantify, but the Communities Secretary should explain how he plans to decide if his pilot programmes are a success or not.
Women in particular suffer from being dependent on their husbands or children to translate for them.
At a time of budget cuts there is an opportunity for residents to help improve value for money.
The Party apparatus may be in the capital, but it is not connected with the city’s residents. We must reach out and engage.