This week East Malling's local MEP dropped in to visit The Beat Project at St James Community Centre.
With a background in the voluntary sector, Catherine Bearder visited the Beat Project to see the great work being done with local people.
After the visit Catherine said, "It was fantastic to see the commitment to community-led development here. The Beat Project does such great work and its staff clearly have so much ambition for the St James Community Centre and their other projects."
"2011 is the European Year of Volunteering and I hope we can use it to promote the great work done by The Beat Project and other organisations like it."
"There is no better time than now to get involved in your local community."