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  • 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.

  • Tim Prater
    Article: May 5, 2022

    Lib Dem Group Leader Tim Prater once again led the push to change the system of governance at Folkestone and Hythe District Council at its AGM on Wednesday 4th May.

    The Council currently has "Cabinet" structure, with all members of the Cabinet appointed by the Council Leader. Since a motion put by Tim in September 2019 the Council has looked at options for its future Governance.

  • Shorncliffe Trust promotion
    Article: Apr 21, 2022
    By The Shorncliffe Trust

    Following on from our news about the Canadian First World War Archive Box donated to the Trust by Mr. Richard Steacie, we are pleased to invite you to view an exhibition of some of the artefacts and the medal collection of Colonel Charles A Smart, commanding officer at Shorncliffe Garrison from April 1917 to December 1918.

  • Sandgate and West Folkestone Focus March 2022 Page 1
    Article: Apr 20, 2022

    Keeping in touch and working for local residents ALL YEAR ROUND.

    No - there is no election on (that we know about!) but the latest edition March 2022 of Sandgate and West Folkestone Focus is through people's letterboxes now.

    Topics covered in this edition included the recent district budget, County Council bus funding cuts, Princes Parade, phone scams, new access ramps, graffiti clearance, hedges and new charging points!

  • Charity Boot Fair 2022 Poster
    Article: Apr 20, 2022

    I've been happy to hep my friend Joy Austin for years in promoting the summer Charity Boot Fairs she has run for years at St Mary's College Playing Field in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone.

    The profit on the pitch fees (after costs) goes to two charities close to Joy's heart: Macmillan Cancer Support and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

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