Sandgate is a ward of Folkestone West county division, represented on Kent County Council by Lib Dem Tim Prater.
The Liberal Democrat Action Team including Parish Councillors Gary Fuller and Tim Prater are working for Sandgate throughout the year, and keep in touch regularly through Focus and through E-FOCUS direct via email too.
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Recent News about Sandgate from this website.
Article: Oct 6, 2021
Article on the front page of today's Folkestone and Hythe Express on bin collections being discussed at last week's Folkestone & Hythe District Full Council Meeting. It quotes Cabinet Member for Waste Stuart Peall responding to a question from Councillor Jackie Meade on bin collection problems saying:
Article: Sep 30, 2021
At the Folkestone and Hythe District Council meeting last night, a vote to delay the removal of vegetation from the Princes Parade site until the current Public Inquiry into moving the road has given its verdict was lost by 12 votes to 14.
The motion, moved by Green Group Leader Lesley Whybrow and seconded by Lib Dem Group Leader Tim Prater said:
Article: Jul 5, 2021
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 July 2021 of Sandgate and West Folkestone Focus is going through people's letterboxes now.
Covering a Thank You for the huge support in the ward at the recent County Council elections, the rubbish bin collections (sic), graffiti removal, cycle ramps and more.
Article: Jun 9, 2021
The first proposed draft boundaries for Folkestone and Hythe constituency are the current Folkestone and Hythe District Council boundary minus Elham Valley (North Downs East and North Downs West wards).
Folkestone and Hythe constituency is currently the full district plus Saxon Shore ward from Ashford BC, but population growth on the electoral roll was always likely to see the constituency at least revert to the District boundary. That there are now too many people in the district to fit in one constituency (on the Government's rules) so a part of the district needs to go to a neighbouring seat.
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.
Article: Jun 3, 2021By Press Release from Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Folkestone & Hythe District Council are piloting a park and ride service in Folkestone this summer.
The service - which will be operated by Stagecoach - will run from the Motis Business Centre in Cheriton near J12 of the M20, CT19 4 QJ. Users can enjoy hassle free parking paying just £5 per car to park all day. Shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes between 9am and 6pm to Folkestone Harbour via Folkestone Central Station. The park and ride service will operate every weekend until October and daily from 19 July to 31 August.
Article: Jun 1, 2021
Folkestone and Hythe District Councillors have up to £3,000 per Councillor they can agree as ward grants during the course of a year.
The forms and guidance notes to make an application to a Councillor are online at:
....however, if you'd prefer a Word (so editable) copy of the application form, the Member Ward Budget Grant 2021/22 Application form is available here.
Article: May 20, 2021In Email to Cabinet Member for Waste and Officers
I know this is part of a regular series of emails from me, but there are a lot of things not well in the world of bin emptying and rubbish collection in Sandgate at the moment I'm afraid.
The seafront is currently regularly getting strewn with rubbish *again*, and although I have local residents crying out for bigger bins. The issue is that AGAIN they are being emptied too infrequently, and AGAIN the system seems to have reverted to someone who empties and leaves the bags on or by the bin, and then some hours later, sometimes the next day, the bags are being collected.
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.
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
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