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  • J12 M20 Cheriton Interchange (Screenshot from Google Maps under Fair Use https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html)
    Article: Jan 8, 2020
    I've just received an M20 "Operation Brock" contraflow update:
    "Work to remove the contraflow barriers will begin on 13 January.
    "The work will take place overnight and J9-7 will be fully closed each night (including weekends) from 8pm - 6am.
    "The works will start at the London end and move backwards.
  • 1974 housing article from newspaper from Terry Preston
    Article: Dec 20, 2019

    It was a pleasure to see former Councillor Terry Preston at the Folkestone and Hythe District Council Christmas meeting on 18th December.

    At that meeting, after months of calls by the Liberal Democrats and others for the District Council to move beyond the previously announced Council house building progamme or 300 houses over 5 years, David Monk announced he was now going to push for 1,000 new Council homes to be built over the next 10 years.

  • Decorated Christmas Tree
    Article: Dec 17, 2019

    It's Christmas next week and there will be no waste collections on Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th December.

    Revised collection dates for Christmas week are:

    • Monday 23rd - no change
    • Tuesday 24th - no change
    • Wednesday 25th was collected 4 DAYS EARLIER on Saturday 21st
    • Thursday 26th will be collected 2 DAYS LATER on Saturday 28th
    • Friday 27th - no change
  • Street column on The Undercliffe, Sandgate
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    Kent Highways have in their glory and wisdom installed a lovely new street light in The Undercliffe, Sandgate, but for their own reasons have installed it stepped out into the road.

    A couple of local residents have raised with me that as that section of road is frequently used for parking, when cars park directly opposite it, it's then really tight for cars to get down the road between the parked vehicle and the lamp post.

  • Beach Huts on Folkestone sea front
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    I 'm delighted to report that the Folkestone Lower Leas Park Beach Chalets Scheme (which was to see 58 huts removed, 16 retained and renovated and 120 wooden huts installed) has been substantially amended more than DOUBLING the number of existing chalets to be retained.

    Following interventions and protests on the orginal scheme by local residents, heritage groups and Councillors (including my moving amendments to the scheme at the most recent full Council meeting) Folkestone and Hythe District Council (and the Trustees of the Folkestone Parks and Please Grounds, who are subtly different) have confirmed the scheme has now been amended to retain chalets 1-27 and the 8 tiered chalets. Those 35 huts / chalets are the ones of most historical interest along that stretch, some dating back around 100 years. The chalets / huts that will still be removed are generally a little less old and with less heritage value.

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