I have studied and loved theatre and drama since I started secondary school. As a teacher, I have seen first-hand the impact that coming together as a team to put on a theatre production can have on young people. So when I was contacted by fellow Cllrs and residents about a decision of the Economic Regeneration Committee regarding the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone, I signed a call-in, to review the original decision. As a member of the Policy and Resources Committee, I supported a deferment, to ask the relevant committee to explore options to ensure that this historic theatre and community asset is able to re-open and continue to provide a much-needed resource for our young people. If you have any feedback or expertise in this area, I would be very pleased to hear from you.