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  • Electricity (power) socket
    Article: Aug 12, 2022

    Older residents facing financial hardship could now be eligible to get more help from Folkestone & Hythe District Council.

    The council has been allocated funding by Kent County Council from the Household Support Fund Extension (HSFE), which runs until 30 September 2022.

    Unlike the original scheme, the HSFE will focus on energy bills and for people over pensionable age. F&HDC will be directly contacting households that could be eligible.

  • Red Arrows 2013
    Article: Jul 21, 2022

    The programme for the 2022 Folkestone Air Display - exactly one month away today - has been revealed.

    Thousands are expected to gather on Sunday 21 August to watch the incredible Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Puma, and Chinook do their thing along our magnificent coastline.

  • Adam Rowledge, Peter Gane, Roger West and Tim Prater
    Article: Jun 20, 2022

    Two of Folkestone's most experienced councillors have announced they are ditching the Conservatives and have joined the Liberal Democrats.

    Peter Gane has been a Councillor for almost 35 years, and Mayor of Folkestone for 5 years. He will join the Liberal Democrat Group on Folkestone and Hythe District Council and Folkestone Town Council.

  • Energy Rebate graphic
    Article: Jun 20, 2022

    More households in the Folkestone & Hythe district could soon be eligible for an energy rebate.

    Cabinet members have agreed on the criteria for a new discretionary scheme using £302,100 funding from the government.

    To date, people living in properties in council tax bands A to D (and E if in receipt of Disability Band Reduction) are being given a one-off payment of £150 to help with the increasing cost of energy bills.

  • Energy Rebate graphic
    Article: Jun 1, 2022
    By Folkestone & Hythe District Council Press Release

    Folkestone & Hythe District Council has launched the next phase of the energy rebate scheme.

    The government is providing a £150 rebate to council tax payers in bands A-D (and E if in receipt of disabled persons reduction) to help with rising energy costs. This is a one-off payment and will not have to be repaid.

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