Folkestone and Sandgate News

  • 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.

  • Parking sign
    Article: Jun 16, 2017

    Shepway District Council have reviewed the Sandgate CPZ scheme installed in Castle Road and Granville Parade areas last year, and and have published a report at http://www.shepway.gov.uk/moderngov/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=14029&Opt=0 on which they plan to go to consultation on extending the scheme.

    The new proposals cover from the Coastguard Cottage end of Sandgate High Street in the West to Enbrook Road / Southernwood Rise in the North and Radnor Cliff in the East, with almost all roads in Sandgate village being included. Restrictions vary by road, with Sandgate High Street and roads nearby offering one or two hours of free parking to all (and longer only with a permit) and other roads being permit holder only.

    There will be an "informal" consultation to all residents and businesses in the enlarged area (asking if people approve of the idea, and in some cases offering options, for example on the hours of operation).

    If that is then cleared, there is a "formal" consultation required by law open to anyone to comment. The two consultations and the works required will mean any extension won't happen until the autumn at earliest.

    Tim Prater commented:

    "The new proposals do seem to be a lot better for local residents (outside the existing CPZ) than currently. The implementation of the CPZ initially in just a few local roads has displaced parking and made parking much harder for residents not in those roads. Extending the zone to cover the whole village will at least restore equality of opportunity to park to all residents.

    "There are however a lot of details to be looked at and considered to ensure the scheme works for everyone, dealing with issues such as deliveries, being fair to local businesses (and their staff) and parking for HMO's. I hope Shepway Council will be open to suggestions and requests to deal with these issues and those raised in the consultations".

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Jun 15, 2017
    By Save Princes Parade in http://saveprincesparade.org/

    Things have been rather quiet on the Princes Parade front during the county and general elections but now that the purdah period is over we are expecting that Shepway will submit the planning application very soon so look out for emails from us with guidance on how to make your objections.

    Shepway District Council's Princes Parade Working Group is meeting this afternoon. Unusually the meeting is advertised on the calendar of meetings and the minutes will be published but the meeting is not open to the public. We have challenged this as the council have not given the required notice that the public are to be excluded but they have argued that as the Working Group is neither a sub committee of cabinet nor a decision making body then the public have no right to attend.

  • Shell Shock the Play
    Article: Jun 15, 2017

    As part of a national tour this summer, 'Shell Shock The Play' is coming to the Folkestone's Tower Theatre by Shornecliffe Barracks on Friday 28 July 2017 at 19:45. Tickets are £12, concessions £10, and are available online at www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk or by calling 01303 223925

    'Shell Shock The Play' tells one soldier's story of coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy Atkins' observations on life on civvy street are poignant, frequently comic and always moving. His over-emotional responses to post office queues, a trip to Ikea, his relationships and family lead to alienation and anger.

  • Enbrook Park, Sandgate
    Article: Jun 15, 2017

    Shepway District Council have received a planning application (Y17/0242/SH) for the Saga Offices in Enbrook Park for the construction of 50 additional car parking spaces.

    Sandgate Parish Council will, as a consultee to the decision, be considering the application at their Planning meeting of 4th July, and then pass the outcome of that meeting to Shepway, whose Development Control Officers / Committee will take the final decision on whether to allow it.

  • Folkestone Charivari Festival 2017 Poster
    Article: Jun 7, 2017

    Charivari Day comes of age this year, as this is the 21st carnival, and will take place on Saturday 8th July.

    To celebrate the Charivari organisers Strange Cargo are partnering with the 2017 Folkestone Triennial and all the costumes in the parade will be inspired by the Triennial theme double edge. So as the parade makes its noisy way through Folkestone, pay careful attention to the hundreds of colourful costumes, because amidst the miles of floating ribbon and the sea of glitter, there are glimpses of what to look out for when the Triennial artworks are unveiled on 2nd September… there will be an array of extraordinary hybrid carnival sculptures that have been inspired by the double edge idea of bringing two objects to make something new. See what you can spot!.

  • School Meals
    Article: May 31, 2017

    Up to 569 children living in poverty across Folkestone and Hythe will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May's plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. In total 3,384 children in Folkestone and Hythe are set to lose out under the plans.