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    Article: Nov 5, 2020
    By Katharine Harvey, Chief Economic Development Officer, F&HDC in Email to Local Businesses

    National Lockdown COVID Business Grants

    Yesterday all local authorities met with BEIS and heard about the funding available for business support grants during the current period of national lockdown. There are two schemes which apply to the Follkestone & Hythe District and I have summarised these below:

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Oct 31, 2020

    Overnight closures of sections of Cheriton High Street and Horn Street, Cheriton, Folkestone, are planned from Saturday 21 November 2020 for up to 2 nights, from 8.00 pm through until approximately 6.00 am each night.

    Cheriton High Street and Horn Street will be closed in the general vicinity of the junction where they meet each other opposite Tesco, to the actual extent indicated on site.

  • Gurkha Memorial Stature, Folkestone
    Article: Oct 29, 2020
    By The Gurkha Welfare Trust

    On Armistice Day, 11th November, we remember the brave soldiers who gave their lives or suffered for us in war.

    Over 90,000 Gurkha soldiers served in the British Army during World War One, of whom more than 20,000 were wounded or killed.

    Armistice Day marks the end of the War and is a day to remember and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

  • Ringgo Permit Application Page
    Article: Oct 29, 2020

    In Part 1 of "Why RingGo Is Hard to Use for F&H Parking Permits", I explained the problem I was having renewing my Folkestone and Hythe Residents Visitor Permit Application.

    Since sharing that overnight, I've had two other people tell me they have the exact same problem. This includes one person who is due to renew by tomorrow, or his permit expires. Its both happening to others, and has been for at least weeks. I also had a helpful lead on Twitter from Darren who had the same problem, but found a workaround (see below). That inspired me this morning to recheck - and I also found a workaround, which was similar to the one he just sent me. Bravo Darren!

  • Ringgo Permit Application Page
    Article: Oct 28, 2020

    I have had the point made to me reguarly by local residents, and made the point myself to Folkestone and Hythe Parking Services, that the RingGo system used for Resident Visitor Permits is *not* straightforward or easy to use.

    However, its not always easy to find an example of WHY that is. Today though, I've been able to, and to brighten the existence of the Parking Services Manager and two Cabinet colleagues by sending them an extensive email detailing it. I know they are grateful. I can sense it.

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