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Dartford really did change under Labour Governments

Look around the borough and you will quickly see the huge benefits brought to Dartford by Labour Governments up to 2010. Just to name a few:

Temple Hill Surestart

Temple Hill Surestart

  • 9 new schools were opened, others refurbished and extra teachers and class room assistants appointed
  • A brand new FE college is under construction
  • New Neighbourhood policing teams of PCSOs and beat police officers  have led to rapidly falling crime levels across the borough
  • Darent Valley Hospital with extra doctors and nurses opened
  • New Fastrack bus service breaks all records
  • The local School Sports Partnership proves a huge success
  • Funding of the purchase of the  Acacia Hall site has enlarged Central Park
  • 7 SureStart centres help give the very young a great start to life
  • The High Speed 1 train service and Ebbsfleet International railway station opened


    Fastrackdestrian tunnel

  • A record number of Higher Education students enrolled
  • Funding given to improve the Darenth Valley Path and build the pedestrian tunnels
  • Funding given to improve Dartford Central Park including the new entrances, bridges across the river, the bandstand and the new visitor centre
  • Resident discount scheme for Dartford Crossing introduced



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