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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.

  • Napier Barracks, Folkestone
    Article: Sep 17, 2020
    In Remarks to Sandgate Parish Council Meeting, 15th September

    You may also have heard very recently that the Home Office contacted the District Council last Thursday afternoon (10th September) to explain they had plans, previously never mentioned or discussed, to house a migrant processing centre at Napier Barracks.

    I am incredulous that they can have failed to consult, or even notify of plans to open such a centre, and yet are planning on doing so on Monday 21st September.

  • Shorncliffe Road Crossing plan
    Article: Jul 1, 2020

    It has been confirmed that a proposed new crossing of Shorncliffe Road to make access from Sandgate and West Folkestone to Folkestone West Railway Station has got the go-ahead and will be built this summer. The plan went to consulation with residents earlier this year.

    Following consultation, the detailed plans have been slightly amended, moving the new crossing from one side of the Shorncliffe Road junction with Audley Road to the other, so that the crossing now is opposite St George's Church.

  • Proposed Shorncliffe Road Pedestrian Crossing (Extract from site plan)
    Article: Feb 17, 2020

    in 2019, I was approached by a local resident about whether there was the possibililty of a new pedestrian crossing across Shorncliffe Road to lead to the footpath entrance to Folkestone West train station. That's a route used by hundreds of Sandgate and West Folkestone residents - school pupils, commuters and others - each day.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Jan 24, 2019
    By Kent County Council

    The planned closure of part of Horn Street, Cheriton, near Folkestone, will now be from Monday 28 January 2019, with estimated completion by 29 April 2019.

    The closure planned for Monday 21 January did not go ahead for operational reasons, and has been deferred until next Monday, 28 January. Apologies are given for any inconvenience caused by this change.

  • MOD consultation map on Shorncliffe Garrison site development
    Article: Jul 12, 2018

    Taylor Wimpey began acquiring the Ministry of Defence Shorncliffe Garrison site in 2015. Outline planning permission for a residential development of up to 1,200 homes with a nature conservation area, improved recreation facilities and a new primary school on this site was granted by Shepway District Council, now Folkestone and Hythe District Council, in December 2015. Full planning permission for the initial phases of development at St Martin's Plain and The Stadium was also granted at the same time, and those phases now have a significant number of occupied homes.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Kent County Council has advised that Horn Street, will be closed to through traffic, from Monday 23 October 2017 for up to 5 days, between the hours of 09:00 hours and 16:30 hours each day. The road will be closed in phases between the junctions of Church Road and A259 Seabrook Road.

    The alternative route is via A259 Seabrook Road, B2063 Hospital Hill, B2063 West Road, Pond Hill Road, Church Road and vice versa.

  • J12 M20 Cheriton Interchange (Screenshot from Google Maps under Fair Use https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html)
    Article: Jun 9, 2017

    A neighbour got in touch recently to mention that their are a number of streetlights that are out on the slip roads / roundabout at the Cheriton J12 M20 junction.

    Essentially, the lights on the M20 and slip roads are the responsibility of Highways England, and those on the roundabout those of Kent Highways. I've contacted both, and have had the below response from Highways England today, saying they should be fixing at least some of the slip road lights on Monday. Progress I hope!

  • Plimsoll Line (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brinkmann/509192200/)
    Article: May 15, 2017

    THE FOLKESTONE SAMUEL PLIMSOLL MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN presents:
    An event to commemorate:
    SAMUEL PLIMSOLL.
    'The Sailor's Friend'.

    SATURDAY: 03 JUNE 2017
    From: 2.30 pm
    Speaker: Captain Charles Woodward.
    Member: Honorable Company of Master Mariners and the Marine Society.

    ST MARTIN'S CHURCH.
    HORN STREET, CHERITON, nr FOLKESTONE
    CT20 3JJ.
    Refreshments in the Community Hall after: £2.50 pp.
    A retiring collection will be held in aid of the MNA and FSPMC.
    ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND.

  • Green Spice Restaurant & LOAF cafe, Sandgate High Street
    Article: Oct 26, 2016

    Kent County Council / Shepway District Council are "consulting" on a series of new Disabled Parking bays across Shepway, including two in Sandgate and one in Cheriton.

    Although the bays have been installed following the request of a specific resident in each case, the bay is not for the applicant's exclusive use. Anyone with a valid badge will be able to park in a permanent disabled bay.

  • Shorncliffe Military Cemetery lit by lanterns (The Shorncliffe Trust)
    Article: Jul 30, 2016

    The Shorncliffe Trust are holding an evening commemoration on 6th August at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme 1916.

    The cemetery event opens to the public at 7.30pm, with service from 8.00pm - 9.00pm and departure by 9.30pm.

    This event is supported by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion as part of the Somme 100 Commemoration 2016.

Cheriton Planning Updates

The most recent planning applications in Cheriton, powered by the Shepway District Council website.