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  • 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.

  • Sandgate Beach replenishment works (heavy plant moving shingle)
    Article: Apr 6, 2022

    You'll have seen that the diggers have again hit the beach and started the regular (and very necessary!) beach management works. I asked Folkestone and Hythe District Council who lead the works on the timetable, and they say:

    "Works started on the beach management on Monday 4th April and are expected to last for 8 weeks. We are aware that crosses the Easter holiday and are keeping a close eye on weather and visitor traffic. The contractors are aware we may need to limit operations and movement as need be.

  • Smart Electricity Meter Display
    Article: Apr 6, 2022
    By Tim Prater in F&HDC Cabinet Member for Revenues and Benefits

    I've written before about the £150 Energy Rebate, and how payments will be made to people in Folkestone and Hythe.

    Paying tens of thousands of people by DD is not a thing the Council team has done before (business Covid grants for example were on a much smaller scale, as there are far less businesses than residents), so they are needing to build processes and test systems. They absolutely don't want to get this wrong!

  • Folkestone College logo
    Article: Mar 16, 2022

    Things I don't get to do everyday: promote ABSOLUTELY FREE, gratis, for nothing, adult education taster courses available to ANY over 18 year old local resident.

    Free. No strings attached. Just learn a bit more about the subject of your choice. There may even be support * to do so. Can't say much fairer than that...


    In person (6 week, 1 day a week) taster courses across the four colleges include:

    • Beauty Treatments
    • Bricklaying
    • Construction
    • Criminology
    • Digital Users (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)
    • Early Years
    • Electrical
    • Hairdressing
    • Health & Social Care
    • Media Makeup & Beauty
    • Nail Technician
    • Nail Treatments
    • Painting & Decorating
    • Plumbing
    • Politics
    • Psychology

    EKC WorkHigher, Children & Families, Future Coders and EKC DigitalLearn offer online courses in:

    • Baby Massage
    • Budget Management
    • Building Relationships
    • Business Efficiency
    • CV Writing
    • Coaching & Mentoring
    • Coding Design Principles
    • Customer Conflict
    • Customer Service
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Management
    • Digital Users (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
    • Employability
    • Introducing GDPR
    • Leadership Skills
    • Managing Change
    • Operational Plans
    • Parenting Course
    • Performance Management
    • Presentation Skills
    • Project Management
    • Recruitment Skills
    • Resource Management
    • SEO for Business
    • Sales Skills
    • Social Media for Business
    • Solihull Antenatal & Postnatal
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Working with Data

    These are FREE adult training courses. You may also be able to get help with travel costs, childcare, or even a digital device.

    Learn more at https://sandgatepc.org.uk/2022/03/16/free-adult-training-courses/

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