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  • 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.

  • 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.

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