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Sandgate News

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.

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

Sandgate News

Recent News about Sandgate from this website.

  • Lower Leas Coastal Park Sign
    Article: Aug 5, 2019

    The Lower Leas Park is one of the gems of Folkestone - stretching from Radnor Cliff in Sandgate to the Leas Lift in Folkestone, the park is multi-award winning, well loved by locals and visitors alike and a great place to spend time.

    However, like all great attractions, its important that the park lives in harmony with its neighbours, and some of the success of the park has had a negative impact of neighbours over recent years.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2019

    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 at:

    District Councillor Ward Grant Application Form and Guidance Notes 2019-20 [PDF]

    District Councillor Ward Grant Application Form and Guidance Notes 2019-20 [Word]

  • Bin bag with waste scattered by street bin
    Article: Jul 25, 2019

    I've seen, and had reported, a few examples recently of bin emptying where the bin bags are left by waste bins for subsequent collection, which are then attacked and ripped open (by seagulls, mainly). Thanks for the reports (you know who you are!).

    I've chased this with the Contracts Manager at F&H Council, who has today said:

  • Broken Park Bench and Table
    Article: Jul 12, 2019

    It takes a special kind of malicious idiot to vandalise a bench in a park. It stops other people using it, could see someone get hurt, and of course leads to a repair that will cost them, their neighbours, family and friends and everyone else tax money to repair it.

    And, it seems, Sandgate Park has been visited by that idiot.

  • Sandgate Street Waste Bin with Dog Waste Sticker
    Article: Jul 9, 2019

    I today requested Folkestone and Hythe District Council if they could reprint and replace the faded and mainly damaged "Dog Waste" stickers on bins across the area with new stickers.

    When they quickly and helpfully agreed to do so this afternoon *if* I could find the previous wording and dimensions, I'm not totally sure they expected my level of research quite so quickly...

  • Doug Wade and Tim Prater
    Article: Jul 1, 2019

    Always an honour to attend the Canada Day parade to Shorncliffe Cemetery and watch the children place flowers on the graves. This year, on the 100th anniversary of the start of the event, it felt even more special to lay the wreath on behalf of Sandgate Parish Council.

    The Mayor of Folkestone led the procession, which also included the Mayor of Hythe Doug Wade, myself as Vice Chairman of Sandgate and Ann Berry the chairman of Folkestone and Hythe District Council, alongside many others including Military "top brass", Cadets, Councillors, and representatives from Canada.

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Jun 27, 2019

    In summating the motion to Save Princes Parade and reply to the debate on Wednedsday 26th June, I said something like the below (you need to react to what other people say, so it's a bit fluid!).

    You can (for a limited period) see the speech as delivered on the webcast at https://folkestone-hythe.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/418553/start_time/8720000?force_language_code=en_GB

  • Sandgate Library and Parish Council building
    Article: Jun 13, 2019

    Kent County Council have closed Folkestone Library on Grace Hill due to the impact of water leaks at Folkestone Library on the fabric of the building and central electrics.

    They had been advised by KCC Infrastructure and Gen2 to close the building given the deterioration of the situation and a forecast of more bad weather this week. They will issue an update when they have more information on a re-opening.

  • Cleaned up / tidy waste bin
    Article: May 27, 2019

    It just takes a little care and attention to keep our area looking nice, but without it, things go downhill fast.

    It seems that Folkestone and Hythe District Council / Veolia haven't emptied or cleaned up around the bin in Wilberforce Road Car Park in Sandgate for weeks and weeks, and it really showed. It was pretty disgusting!

  • Folkestone Coastal 10km run - runners number and medal
    Article: May 26, 2019

    Today was the Folkestone Coastal 10km run - slightly to my surprise I'm delighted to say I completed it!

    My time of 62 minutes 32 seconds is certainly not going to give Mo Farah any sleepless nights, but its my first ever 10km run having started running this time last year - I'm just chuffed to have finished it!

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