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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.

  • Sandgate and West Folkestone Focus March 2020 Page 1
    Article: Mar 18, 2020

    The issue that never was: this edition of SWF Focus was written and printed by mid-March, and although a few hundred were delivered on 12 and 13 March, the remainder were to be delivered week commencing March 16th.

    Having taken advice from a range of people, it has been decided that delivering this leaflet door-to-door for every resident in Sandgate and West Folkestone as usual is not appropriate at this time. Although the risk of our volunteer deliverers, or the leaflets they would be delivering, acting as a means of transmission of Coronavirus seems slight it is not nil, and so we do not wish to cause additional concern to local residents by delivering at this time.

  • Ear
    Article: Mar 17, 2020

    After the Government update last night on the Coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic, there have been a number of anouncements and changes locally. I can't comment on if the Government advice is right / adequate (I'll leave that to experts!) but I am hearing a lot of updates from across our local community, and thought it might be helpful to bring them together here.

  • 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.

  • Sandgate Farmers Market flyer
    Article: Jan 16, 2020

    Saturday 18th January sees the 2020 return of the Sandgate Farmers Market, with a wide range of local produce, local made goods and local enterprise.

    This weeks stallholders indlude Sandgate Bakery, Old Hall Farm, Marsh Produce, Catherine Jordan Cakes, Saffron Rose Flowers, Kent Honey, Anji's Interiors, Eco Food Wrap, It's a Florrie Thing, Pauline's Handmade Toys, Gill Thompson Jewellery, Utility Warehouse and Body Shop products alongside the regular cafe. and many more!

  • Street column on The Undercliffe, Sandgate
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    Kent Highways have in their glory and wisdom installed a lovely new street light in The Undercliffe, Sandgate, but for their own reasons have installed it stepped out into the road.

    A couple of local residents have raised with me that as that section of road is frequently used for parking, when cars park directly opposite it, it's then really tight for cars to get down the road between the parked vehicle and the lamp post.

  • Beach Huts on Folkestone sea front
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    I 'm delighted to report that the Folkestone Lower Leas Park Beach Chalets Scheme (which was to see 58 huts removed, 16 retained and renovated and 120 wooden huts installed) has been substantially amended more than DOUBLING the number of existing chalets to be retained.

    Following interventions and protests on the orginal scheme by local residents, heritage groups and Councillors (including my moving amendments to the scheme at the most recent full Council meeting) Folkestone and Hythe District Council (and the Trustees of the Folkestone Parks and Please Grounds, who are subtly different) have confirmed the scheme has now been amended to retain chalets 1-27 and the 8 tiered chalets. Those 35 huts / chalets are the ones of most historical interest along that stretch, some dating back around 100 years. The chalets / huts that will still be removed are generally a little less old and with less heritage value.

  • Rubbish bags / bin bags
    Article: Dec 5, 2019
    In F&HDC website https://www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/news/flytipper-prosecuted-for-dumping-near-home

    Folkestone and Hythe District Council will prosecute those they find flytipping in the area. Flytipping includes those that leave household waste in bags or even street litter bins near their household.

    A resident who repeatedly dumped household waste less than 100 metres from her Folkestone home has received a hefty fine.

  • Sandgate Farmers Market and Art & Craft Fair Poster - December 2019
    Article: Nov 25, 2019
  • John Willoner's Eco-House at Findhorn. Turf roof, passive solar, solar panel.
    Article: Nov 21, 2019

    At the Folkestone and Hythe District Council meeting of 20th November, the most significant item of debate was arguably:

    Otterpool Park - Additional Capital Funding

    "This report considers the recommendation of the Cabinet on additional capital funding for the Otterpool Park project."

    The recommendations agreed by Cabinet were:

  • Beach Huts on Folkestone sea front
    Article: Nov 21, 2019
    By Tim Prater

    At the Folkestone and Hythe District Council meeting of 20th November, I spoke on the motion:

    Budget Approval for Folkestone Beach Chalets Scheme

    "This report proposes changes to the Council's capital programme including the capital funding implications. The capital works are a request from the Trustees of the Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity to provide capital funding of £500,000 to support the renovation of 16 of existing beach chalets, the demolition of the remaining 58 beach chalets and the installation of 120 new beach chalets at Marine Walk, Folkestone."

Sandgate Planning Updates

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