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Cheriton News

Folkestone Cheriton is a ward of Folkestone West county division, represented on Kent County Council by Lib Dem Tim Prater.

The Liberal Democrat Action Team are working for Cheriton throughout the year, and keep in touch regularly through Focus and through E-FOCUS direct via email too.

If you would like to receive a copy of Cheriton E-Focus (free!) in future, simply email your name and address to tim@shepwaylibdems.org.uk - we'll add you to the mailing list.

Cheriton News

Recent News about Cheriton from this website.

  • Folkestone West Train Station Car Park from Shorncliffe Road (From Google Photos https://goo.gl/maps/qx1mxMR8tvtCmGFF7)
    Article: Jun 7, 2021

    As a part of a piece of casework for a local resident, I've been on the trail of a missing hedge...

    When 7 years ago, Folkestone West Train Station got its shiny new car park by Shorncliffe Road, one of the planning conditions was planting along the new fence by Shorncliffe Road. This would over time soften the border, reduce light spill from the car park, create a habitat, provide more oxygenators, food for animals: all the good things.

  • White Cliffs Partnership Rail Meeting
    Article: May 14, 2021

    There is a virtual event to launch the White Cliffs Community Rail Partnership next Thursday, 20th May, at 2pm. The partnership covers the nine stations between Westenhanger and Sandwich (including Folkestone West and Folkestone Central), and you can hear their exciting future plans and ideas.

    The event is open to all with an interest in trains, railways, tourism, sustainable travel or has ideas how stations can play a bigger role in our community.

  • Tim Prater
    Article: May 8, 2021

    The results are in. By 21 votes out of almost 5,200 cast, I missed taking the "Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East" Kent County Council division from the Conservatives.

    Election of councillors to Kent County Council for the Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East division on Thursday 6 May 2021

    Candidate Description Number of votes cast
    BINGHAM Paul Richard Labour Party 792
    LOVE Rory Cassian The Conservative Party Candidate 2143 (elected)
    PRATER Tim Liberal Democrats 2122
    SEGAL Eric Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts 91
  • Tim Prater
    Article: Mar 10, 2021

    I'm honoured to have been selected to stand for my home divison of Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East in the Kent County Council elections in May this year for the Liberal Democrats.

    In 2017 I came second in the same area, a clear second behind the Conservatives. In the 2019 District Elections, I then took the formerly safe Conservative seat of Sandgate & West Folkestone (which is a large part of the Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East county division) with 55% of the vote.

  • Folkestone and Hythe Postal Vote
    Article: Feb 22, 2021

    The following elections are taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021:

    • Police and Crime Commissioner election
    • Kent County Council elections
    • Folkestone Council ward of Folkestone Town Council by election
    • Sandgate Village ward of S andgate Parish Council by election
    • New Romney Town ward of New Romney Town council by election
  • Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East County Election Result 2017
    Article: Feb 10, 2021

    In the 2017 County Council elections in this area, Lib Dem Tim Prater came a clear second to the Conservatives.

    In the 2019 District Elections, Tim took the formerly safe Conservative seat of Sandgate & West Folkestone with 55% of the vote. He's a proven winner.

    As in 2019, the local Lib Dem and Green Party branches have agreed not to stand against each other to try to maximise our chances of bringing positive change, this time at Kent County Council. Shepway Green Party is backing Tim Prater to beat the Conservatives in Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East in the County Council elections this year.

  • CCTV cameras (Hustvedt [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)])
    Article: Dec 15, 2020

    I'm regularly (OK - occasionally) asked if the CCTV in the Lower Leas Cosatal Park and elsewhere in Folkestone actually works.

    Answer: yes.

    There are 6 cameras in the park (Lower Sandgate Road), they are part of the Folkestone Town Council CCTV system, and they are fully functional. 25 are live monitored, and the remainder are recording only.

    Access to footage is generally via Police request (http://folkestone-tc.gov.uk/_UserFiles/Files/Council/Policies%20Procedures/CCTV%20Policy.pdf). If you see / are affected by an offence, report it to the Police, and they can ask to see the recorded footage they think may be useful to their investigation.

    Details of the existing 36 cameras across the town (all fully functional) and 20 new cameras proposed (including cameras covering the new beach huts on the seafront - yay!) are on the agenda / reports for the Folkestone Town Council Finance Committee Meeting this Thursday and can be seen at http://folkestone-tc.gov.uk/_UserFiles/Files/_Agendas/92097-A171220.pdf

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Oct 31, 2020

    Overnight closures of sections of Cheriton High Street and Horn Street, Cheriton, Folkestone, are planned from Saturday 21 November 2020 for up to 2 nights, from 8.00 pm through until approximately 6.00 am each night.

    Cheriton High Street and Horn Street will be closed in the general vicinity of the junction where they meet each other opposite Tesco, to the actual extent indicated on site.

  • Fireworks
    Article: Oct 21, 2020

    At the online Folkestone and Hythe District Council (F&HDC) meeting tonight (21 October), Lib Dems Tim Prater and Gary Fuller successfully moved a motion on fireworks that recevied wide cross-Party backing.

    The motion sought to introduce measures to reduce the distress that fireworks cause to the elderly, children, pets and other animals, while also recognising the pleasure that fireworks bring to many. It also sought to ban the release of sky lanterns from F&HDC land.

  • Lump of coal (Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Lmbuga Commons)(Lmbuga Galipedia)Publicada por/Publish by: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/))
    Article: Oct 13, 2020

    Since 1974, applications have been welcomed each year around this time from residents of Folkestone to apply for the Town Mayor of Folkestone's Christmas Fund for assistance with their winter expenses. Prior to 1974 this was known as the Mayor's Coal Fund and gifts of coal were distributed to those eligible.

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