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Morehall News

Folkestone Morehall 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 Morehall throughout the year, and keep in touch regularly through Focus and through E-FOCUS direct via email too.

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Morehall News

Recent News about Morehall from this website.

  • 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.

  • Beer / lager [Stella Artois]
    Article: Oct 5, 2020
    In Update from the Folkestone and Hythe District Licencing Team

    I've been asked by a number of local residents and licencees what checking was being made of Covid-19 arrangements such as Track and Trace, distancing and 10pm closure in pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants locally.

    I received over the weekend the helpful update below on what the requirements being tested are, and what work is going on in those areas, and thought it would be useful to pass on!

  • 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.

  • Parking sign
    Article: Jun 12, 2017

    Shepway District Council have reviewed the Sandgate CPZ scheme installed in Castle Road and Granville Parade areas last year, and and have published a report at http://www.shepway.gov.uk/moderngov/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=14029&Opt=0 on which they plan to go to consultation on extending the scheme.

    The new proposals cover from the Coastguard Cottage end of Sandgate High Street in the West to Enbrook Road / Southernwood Rise in the North and Radnor Cliff in the East, with almost all roads in Sandgate village being included. Restrictions vary by road, with Sandgate High Street and roads nearby offering one or two hours of free parking to all (and longer only with a permit) and other roads being permit holder only.

    There will be an "informal" consultation to all residents and businesses in the enlarged area (asking if people approve of the idea, and in some cases offering options, for example on the hours of operation).

    If that is then cleared, there is a "formal" consultation required by law open to anyone to comment. The two consultations and the works required will mean any extension won't happen until the autumn at earliest.

    Tim Prater commented:

    "The new proposals do seem to be a lot better for local residents (outside the existing CPZ) than currently. The implementation of the CPZ initially in just a few local roads has displaced parking and made parking much harder for residents not in those roads. Extending the zone to cover the whole village will at least restore equality of opportunity to park to all residents.

    "There are however a lot of details to be looked at and considered to ensure the scheme works for everyone, dealing with issues such as deliveries, being fair to local businesses (and their staff) and parking for HMO's. I hope Shepway Council will be open to suggestions and requests to deal with these issues and those raised in the consultations".

  • Article: Nov 11, 2014
    By Amanda Oates, Sandgate Parish Clerk in Email update

    Due to further ingress of water through the ceiling, Sandgate Library is temporarily closed again. We hope that this matter will be resolved speedily. When it is known the date the Library will re-open, I will inform you.

    Regarding tonight's main Sandgate Parish Council meeting, the venue will be Reading Room, upstairs at the Old Fire Station (next the the Provindence Inn). It will commence as usual at 7pm.

  • Sandgate Art and Craft Fair poster
    Article: Dec 6, 2013

    Saturday 14th December sees the return of the popular Sandgate Arts & Crafts Fair to the Chichester Hall, Sandgate High Street.

    Opening at 10am, there will be a wide range of affordable art, crafts, jewellery, christmas gifts, decorations and wreaths, vintage homewares and more.

    The full line up of stalls is:

  • Recycling and waste collection boxes and bag
    Article: Dec 6, 2013
    In Information from Sandgate Parish Council email newsletter and Kent County Council

    Normal collection day

    Revised collection day

    Monday 23rd December

    Saturday 21st December

    Tuesday 24th December

    Monday 23rd December

    Wednesday 25th December

    Tuesday 24th December

    Thursday 26th December

    Friday 27th December

    Friday 27th December

    Saturday 28th December

  • Satellite dish
    Article: Sep 6, 2013

    Kent Trading Standards are warning of a call where an existing customer of Sky has received a fake call from a person claiming to be from "Sky Technical Support".

    The caller claimed they could reduce the cost of their Sky 'bundle' by removing the insurance 'Sky Digital Protect' from the account.

    The caller asked for credit card details 'for reference only' and promised not to debit any money from the card. The customer became suspicious when the caller phoned back to get further bank details. The customer contacted their bank to put a stop on the card and found out that a total of £54 had already been charged to the card.

  • Article: Sep 2, 2013
    By PCSO 56668 ZAZO, PCSO 56599 TAPPENDEN & PCSO 56392 BALL in Monthly Kent Police Update

    This is the update for the month of August 2013 for Cheriton, Sandgate and the surrounding areas.

    During a routine patrol of Tesco Stores in Cheriton High Street, Officers Mark Ball and Laura Zazo were alerted by staff of 2 dogs which had been left in a parked vehicle during which was a day where the temperature was in the mid-twenties. Officers quickly identified and found the vehicle owner, who was given words of warning regarding their conduct.

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