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About Sue

A former PR and Event Manager, Sue was first introduced into local politics by a friend and is now passionate about working for the residents of Maidstone. As the MBC Ward Member for Loose, She has sat as Vice Chairman of the Strategic Leadership and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee and contributes to six other Committees.

As the Maidstone Borough Council representative on the board of Maidstone MIND, Sue has worked hard to highlight the importance of voluntary organisations in many council discussions. She is currently working with a sub-group of the Community, Leisure Services and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee assessing mental health services before the point of crisis.

Sue is an active member of the Liberal Democrat Council Group.

Sue has been married to her Husband Paul for 33 years and together they have four children and three grandsons who keep them very busy!

How do I get in touch?

Email Address: sue-grigg@tiscali.co.uk

Home No: 01622 749 867

Mobile No: 07706 052 495

Postal Address: 2 Old Loose Close, Loose Village, Maidstone, ME15 0BJ

What has Sue been up to?

  • South Ward and Loose Ward Councillors
    Article: Oct 14, 2017
    By Cllr Brian Clark (South Ward)

    Maidstone Local Plan

    (framework for development to 2031)

    Town Hall Vote 25th October 2017

    Dear Fellow Residents

    You may be aware that there has been much debate in the local press recently about the Local Plan and the level of housing proposed. Unfortunately, a process imposed by Whitehall determines this level and, going forward, councils without an adopted Local Plan will likely see significantly increased housing numbers (based on a government housing consultation announced in September). In light of this, we did not agree with the recent attempt to "call-in" our Local Plan to the secretary of state for reconsideration, and are pleased that the home secretary has decided not to intervene.

  • Local Councillors, Jasper Gerard and Catherine Bearder MEP at the polluted Wheatsheaf junction
    Article: Jan 27, 2016
    By KCC Cllr. Rob Bird

    Air pollution is estimated to kill over 10 times more people than car accidents.

    Air pollution is estimated to kill over 10 times more people than car accidents resulting in 29,000 people being killed prematurely each year in the UK.

    People with heart and lung conditions suffer most from increased levels of air pollution but, because they breathe more air for their body size than adults, children are particularly vulnerable to poor air quality in the long term.

  • JTB presentation of pettition for hayle road
    Article: Dec 12, 2015
    By Rob Bird

    At the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board meeting on Monday, local resident Dinesh Khadka presented a petition from 321 signatories calling on Kent County Council to install a pedestrian crossing at the junction of Old Tovil Road with Postley Road and Hayle Road.

    Presenting the petition, Mr Khadka reminded the Board that many pedestrians and cyclists have to cross the A229 Maidstone gyratory near this junction every day, including vulnerable pedestrians such as the elderly, schoolchildren and people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2014

    YOUR INVITATON TO MEET RT HON VINCE CABLE MP, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS AND PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE

    Since Jasper Gerard, former chief interviewer for The Sunday Times, was selected as Parliamentary Candidate for Maidstone and the Weald in March 2013 he has made a huge local impact. It is now his intention to give businesses the opportunity to gain the inside track on the plans of the coalition government by arranging a visit to Maidstone from the Business Secretary.

  • Article: May 13, 2014

    Under bright sunshine the Lib Dems launched their SE Euro campaign in front of the cameras on Monday.

    Catherine Bearder MEP and Antony Hook were among candidates who unveiled a giant map of the South East showing the 100,000 jobs in our region that would be put at risk by withdrawl. These include some 5,800 jobs in Maidstone and the Weald.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2014

    Your Lib Dem councillor Sue Grigg will play an active role defending the area from excessive development. Sue has attended the first meeting of a working group set up by the parish council to prepare a neigbourhood plan. As well as protecting green spaces, it will look at transport and community facilities. "With the Conservative council hell-bent on building 19,600 houses in the borough, 90% of them on green fields, Loose needs to stick up for itself," warned Sue. "Ultimately the people of Loose will have a vote on the plan. It is vital we don't leave it to Conservative-run Maidstone Borough Council to impose its will on our village."

  • Jasper Gerard, Catherine Bearder MEP and local Borough Councillors at the Wheatsheaf pollution hot-spot
    Article: Feb 27, 2014

    The EU has initiated legal action against the UK for its long-running failure to implement measures to improve air quality.

    This follows work by Liberal Democrats in Maidstone where pollution levels break EU safety levels. Councillors Sue Grigg and Derek Mortimer have been campaigning on the pollution crisis through their action group SMART, which is looking for solutions to gridlock in South Maidstone. Jasper Gerard, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for the area, persuaded Kent MEP Catherine Bearder to raise the matter in the European parliament.

  • Packed local meeting regarding Boughton Lane development
    Article: Feb 6, 2014

    Pressure mounts for council to block plans

    A packed public meeting of over 200 local residents has expressed the fear and anger felt in the Loose community about the proposal to build 220 homes on their doorsteps.

    The North Loose Residents Association hosted the event and provided an excellent detailed presentation of the planning application, with excellent speeches from Sean Carter and Jacquie Day. A passionate question and answer session followed. All borough and county councilors for South and Loose wards attended including Derek Mortimer, Ian Chittenden, Sue Grigg and Brian Clark, along with Liberal Democrat parliamentary campaigner Jasper Gerard. Many questions and views came from the audience and were debated at length for over an hour.

  • Wasting your money
    Article: Jan 16, 2014

    The Conservative council has been criticised for frittering money on pot plants while considering major cuts in vital services.

    Sue Grigg, Lib Dem councillor for Loose, tackled Chris Garland, the embattled leader of Maidstone Borough Council, at a recent scrutiny meeting.

    Cllr. Garland, who created controversy recently when he told residents that if they didn't like Maidstone's congestion they should move, is preparing to raise council tax bills by 1.99%. This figure is just below the level that would require him to hold a referendum to allow the people of Maidstone Borough to vote on the proposed rise in Council Tax.

  • Jasper Gerard, Catherine Bearder MEP and local Borough Councillors at the Wheatsheaf pollution hot-spot
    Article: Nov 26, 2013

    Our County Town has "no strategy" for tackling pollution, despite the council knowing THREE YEARS AGO that air quality was so bad it fell below European Union safety levels.

    Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative-run council after a new official report by the Tory-run council revealed that pollution continues to run way in excess of EU limits, even though the council's OWN FIGURES showed three years ago that pollution in the borough was out of control and that the entire town had to be monitored for its shockingly bad air quality.