• Rob Bird
    Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Kent residents will suffer increased council tax bills next year as the County Council is set to increase its council tax charge by 4.99%. This means an increase of £52.32 pa for a Band C homeowner. The Government is cutting its funding of the County Council by another £46.4 million. Meanwhile the County Council's Conservative Cabinet is struggling with increased demand for crucial services and cost pressures.

    Despite additional council tax revenue from increased housing , KCC is planning savings of £53.4 million largely through service cuts and increased charges. Further staff cuts are planned saving £6.4 million and putting further pressure on KCC's beleaguered workforce. £8.2 million of the planned cuts have not yet been specified.

  • Sandgate Parish Council / Sandgate Library
    Event: Feb 6, 2018 7:00 PM
    Sandgate Library, James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate Kent, CT20 3RR

    Environment Committee meetings are usually held every 1st Tuesday of each month (except August) commencing at 7pm. However, please confirm date and time on the agenda of the next meeting. For more information visit http://www.sandgatepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/

  • Decorated Christmas Tree
    Article: Dec 24, 2017

    Shepway Liberal Democrats wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and successful 2018.

  • Controlled Parking (CPZ) Sign in Sandgate - 2 hours free parking
    Article: Dec 12, 2017
    By Tim Prater, Sandgate Parish Councillor in Email to Sandgate Councillors Rory Love and Jan Holben

    Hi Rory and Jan,

    I'm sure I'm not the first to do so, but I'm flagging up the paper on parking going to Cabinet this week. I'm asking you both to do what you can urgently to remove those sections with the largest impact on Sandgate: the proposal to make Wilberforce Road Car Park "permit only" and the proposal to double the cost of Residents CPZ permits over the next three years from £30 to £60.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Dec 7, 2017

    Members of the public remain banned from asking questions at Kent County Council meetings after out-of-touch Tories voted down a Liberal Democrat proposal.

    Twenty or more county councils including Kent's neighbours, East Sussex, Essex and Surrey, encourage the public to participate in meetings, as does Medway Council and all but one of the county's district councils. So what are the Conservatives so worried about?