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  • CPZ 2 hour parking notice / sign
    Article: Nov 4, 2021

    Details of Proposed Extension to Controlled Parking Zone G1 have been published, and will now be considered by Cabinet Member for Transport for decision and publishing the final scheme.

    "The proposal is to extend a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the Folkestone Harbour Ward (G1) to include East Cliff and other adjacent roads as shown in appendix 1. This report puts forward the findings of the recent public consultation for the proposed extension, and makes recommendations that reflect the responses received. "

  • Lump of coal (Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Lmbuga Commons)(Lmbuga Galipedia)Publicada por/Publish by: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/))
    Article: Oct 29, 2021

    Since 1974 applications have been welcomed each year around this time from residents of Folkestone to apply to the Town Mayor of Folkestone's Christmas Fund for assistance with their winter expenses.

    Prior to 1974 this was known as the Mayor's Coal Fund and gifts of coal were distributed to those eligible. Each year local businesses and individuals make donations to the Mayor's Christmas Fund and payments are then sent in January to residents aged 75 and over who fall within a certain financial criteria, as agreed by the Town Mayor of Folkestone's Christmas Fund Committee.

  • Gas burner (https://stock.adobe.com/uk/search/free)
    Article: Oct 25, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Leader and former Energy Secretary Ed Davey has called for a windfall tax on gas producers profiting from record high prices, to help pay for support to struggling households and businesses this winter.

    Gas prices have risen from 56p/therm during the first half of the year to 150p/therm and are now reaching 300p/therm. Over the past five years natural gas prices had never reached 100p/therm. Serica Energy, a North Sea gas company responsible for 5% of the UK supply, have already stated they expect "significant returns" due to the increase. Share prices in Sercia have surged from 156p per share at the end of August, to 232p on Wednesday.

  • Munira Wilson
    Article: Oct 25, 2021

    Responding to the government's announcement on funding for 'family hubs' for early years, the new Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP said:

    "Investment in family hubs is welcome, but this is a drop in the ocean compared to what's needed for early years and childcare.

    "Families around the country are struggling to afford childcare costs or get a nursery place. They deserve a fair deal with quality childcare provision for all, giving children the best start in life and parents more choice about when to return to work.

  • Daisy
    Article: Oct 25, 2021
    By Paul Farthing, South East Lib Dems Chair

    The Special Conference on the 20th October agreed a new constitution that gives every member the right to attend, speak at and vote at the regional conference. And to vote for the new Regional Executive. There are two ways you could get involved:

    1. Sign up now - FREE - for the Regional Conference on the 20th November.

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