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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 Community Garden
    Article: Apr 23, 2021

    It's a real bright spot of each week supporting the Sandgate Community Garden team by taking Leonie's weekly updates and photos and tunring them into the online diary posts at https://sandgatepc.org.uk/sandgate-community-garden/

    With 102 weekly diary entries now in place the diary covers from pretty much day one of the Community Garden at Enbrook Park, plus the Incredible Edible planters on Sandgate High Street and Golden Valley Parade.

  • Parking suspensions map
    Article: Apr 22, 2021

    Letter distributed in Sandgate yesterday with revised details of the arrangements for filming of "Pistol" in Sandgate on 1st May. Thought it might be easier for some to read like this than a photo of a letter!


    April 2021

    Dear Resident/Business Owner,

  • Tim Prater
    Article: Mar 10, 2021

    I'm honoured to have been selected to stand for my home divison of Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East in the Kent County Council elections in May this year for the Liberal Democrats.

    In 2017 I came second in the same area, a clear second behind the Conservatives. In the 2019 District Elections, I then took the formerly safe Conservative seat of Sandgate & West Folkestone (which is a large part of the Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East county division) with 55% of the vote.

  • Green Council candidates 2019 John Wing, Doug Wade, Georgina Treloar and Lesley Whybrow and Lib dem candidates Tim Prater and Gary Fuller
    Article: Feb 26, 2021

    At the Folkestone and Hythe District Council Full Council meeting on 24th February, an amendment to the General Fund Medium Term Capital Programme was proposed by Lib Dem Group Leader Tim Prater and Green Group Leader Lesley Whybrow.

    The amendment, pretty much identical to a similar one moved in 2020, fell 13-16. It would have removed the required £29m funding for Princes Parade Development from the Council's Capital programme.

  • Tim Prater and Gary Fuller
    Article: Feb 26, 2021

    At the Folkestone and Hythe District Council Meeting of Wednesday 24th February, the Lib Dem Group of Tim Prater and Gary Fuller were, as ever, doing their best to represent Sandgate and West Folkestone and the wider district to the best of their ability.

    During the almost three hour meeting:

    We both voted for the Labour motion calling on the Home Office to immediately close Napier Barracks as an Asylum Centre. The motion passed.

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Feb 25, 2021
    By Membership Secretary in Save Princes Parade Email Update

    At last night's F&HDC's Full Council meeting we were disappointed, but not surprised, when Cllr Tim Prater's amendments to both the corporate plan and the budget failed. Cllr Prater's amendments were:

    1. To remove the words 'at Princes Parade' from the corporate plan;
    2. To remove the budget funding for the project.
  • Folkestone and Hythe Postal Vote
    Article: Feb 22, 2021

    The following elections are taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021:

    • Police and Crime Commissioner election
    • Kent County Council elections
    • Folkestone Council ward of Folkestone Town Council by election
    • Sandgate Village ward of S andgate Parish Council by election
    • New Romney Town ward of New Romney Town council by election
  • The Folkestone Haven Coffee bar
    Article: Feb 15, 2021

    This is a hard time for many, with isolation causing many mental stress.

    You are not alone. There are a number of national and local groups ready and willing to help.

    ● Samaritans: 116 123

    ● GiveUsAShout: 85258 (text)

    ● AnxietyUK: 03444 775 774

    ● theCALMzone: 0800 58 58 58

    Locally, the Folkestone Haven support local adult residents who may be struggling.

  • Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East County Election Result 2017
    Article: Feb 10, 2021

    In the 2017 County Council elections in this area, Lib Dem Tim Prater came a clear second to the Conservatives.

    In the 2019 District Elections, Tim took the formerly safe Conservative seat of Sandgate & West Folkestone with 55% of the vote. He's a proven winner.

    As in 2019, the local Lib Dem and Green Party branches have agreed not to stand against each other to try to maximise our chances of bringing positive change, this time at Kent County Council. Shepway Green Party is backing Tim Prater to beat the Conservatives in Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East in the County Council elections this year.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Dec 28, 2020
    By Kent Highways Notification

    It will be necessary to close part of Granville Road East, Sandgate, Folkestone, currently planned from Monday 18 January 2021, with estimated completion by 22 January 2021.

    Granville Road East will be closed in the general vicinity of number 4, as shown on site.

    The alternative routes for any through traffic are:

Sandgate Planning Updates

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