Folkestone and Sandgate News

  • Shingle on Sandgate Sea Wall / Esplanade / walkway
    Article: Nov 1, 2017

    A number of local residents have mentioned that since Storm Brian, the stretch of the Sandgate beach path from Varne Court to the junction with the Riviera (and the stretch by Coastguard cottages where the path meets Sandgate Explanade) is covered with shingle, making it hazardous for walkers and cyclists.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Kent County Council has advised that Horn Street, will be closed to through traffic, from Monday 23 October 2017 for up to 5 days, between the hours of 09:00 hours and 16:30 hours each day. The road will be closed in phases between the junctions of Church Road and A259 Seabrook Road.

    The alternative route is via A259 Seabrook Road, B2063 Hospital Hill, B2063 West Road, Pond Hill Road, Church Road and vice versa.

  • Cat with nose in paws
    Article: Oct 11, 2017
    By Tim Prater in Emailed to Shepway District Council planning@shepway.gov.uk as a comment on the planning application

    Please accept this email as an objection to the Hybrid planning application Y17/1042/SH for Princes Parade.

    As stated in SDC's own Environmental Statement (Technical Annex 7) http://beta.shepway.gov.uk/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=4028588&PDF=true&content=obj.pdf

    Shepway District Preferred Option Places and Policies Local Plan (Emerging) states that "Development proposals will be supported where:

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Oct 4, 2017

    An extraordinary meeting of Sandgate Parish Council that has been called to discuss the Prince's Parade planning application (Y17/1042/SH).

    The meeting will start at 6pm on Tuesday 10th October at the Sandgate Library and Parish Council Office (James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3RR), and will consider the response to Shepway District Council as a consultee on the above planning application, the documents for which are available on line and at Sandgate Library.

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Sep 22, 2017
    By Geoff, Secretary - Save Princes Parade in http://saveprincesparade.org/

    The Princes Parade Planning Application, ref Y17/1042/SH, has now been submitted and validated by Shepway DC (who are also the applicant!). It can be found on the council's website via this link:

    https://searchplanapps.shepway.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OV593HNZKSO00

  • Gary Fuller at Folkestone Pride 2017
    Article: Aug 21, 2017

    It was great to be at the very first Folkestone Pride event on Saturday 19th August - thank you to the many people that came and had a chat with us!

    We told lots of people about the Lib Dems work for LGBT+ rights over the years, including that of Lynne Featherstone when in Government to finally bring Equal Marriage to the statute book.

  • Right of Way Map
    Article: Aug 11, 2017

    Residents have until 17 Sep 2017 to comment on the KCC Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The plan covers how rights of way are used in Kent and any changes that are required in the next 10 years to meet the needs of residents and people visiting Kent. KCC have hired a market research agency called Lake Market Research to carry out the consultation and process responses.

  • Sandgate Sea Festival 2017
    Article: Aug 10, 2017

    SATURDAY 26th AUGUST Granville Parade 19:00 - 22:00

    A spectacular firework display sponsored by the ROGER DE HAAN CHARITABLE TRUST at approximately 9pm. Live music, food outlets, Folkestone Party Mascots and flashing wands will be on offer throughout the evening.

    SUNDAY 27th AUGUST Granville Parade 11:00 - 17:00

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Aug 10, 2017

    MILITARY ROAD, SANDGATE

    TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING

    Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 14 (2) as amended by The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991.

    Kent County Council gives notice that Military Road, Sandgate will be closed to through traffic, on 9th August 2017 for an estimated period of 2 days.

  • Lynne Beaumont
    Article: Jul 26, 2017

    Local Lib Dem Lynne Beaumont has reacted with shock at plans to transfer all community breastfeeding support services to the Health Visiting Service. The plans will result in a saving to Kent County Council of £404,000 per year.

    Concerns have been raised about the cutting of specialist support in favour of support from nurses who offer more general support. This change could potentially lead to reduced quality of, and access to, much needed support for families in Kent.