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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.

  • Grants drawer (https://stock.adobe.com/uk/search/free By MarekPhotoDesign.com)
    Article: Dec 23, 2021

    Residents facing financial hardship this winter can now get support from Folkestone & Hythe District Council, if they qualify.

    The council has been awarded funding from Kent County Council for the Household Support Fund (HSF), which is provided by the government and runs until 31 March 2022 (subject to fund availability).

  • Castle Road Car Park to seafront stepped access
    Article: Dec 23, 2021

    For many years, Sandgate Parish Councillors and others have been pushing to install a ramp access from Sandgate's Castle Road Car Park to the seafront. Despite disabled bays in the car park, there is currently "step only" access, making it really hard for wheelchairs, buggies and cycles to get from car park to seafront.

  • Parking Sandgate High Street / Gough Road
    Article: Dec 16, 2021

    Wednesday afternoon I was at the Folkestone & Hythe District Council Cabinet meeting, with a varied agenda: https://www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=142&MId=4949

    Really pleased to get a couple of amendments accepted.

    Firstly, an addition to the Capital budget for next year to aim to start the roll-out of accepting of contactless payments in car parks in the district (on top of cash and Ringo). I proposed, seconded by Cabinet Member for Parking, accepted unanimously: result!

  • Sandgate and West Folkestone Focus October 2021 Page 1
    Article: Nov 20, 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 March 2022 of Sandgate and West Folkestone Focus is through people's letterboxes now.

    Topics covered in this edition included Green Waste collection refunds Princes Parade, the Leas Lift, Winter Warmth payments and a Census 2021 update!

  • Training session (Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine [CC0] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IBMComputerTrainingWorkshop.JPG)
    Article: Nov 4, 2021
    By Katharine Harvey, Chief Economic Development Officer, F&HDC

    Training and information events that are featured on the Folkestone Works website, many of which can be enrolled on totally free of chargeā€¦.

    Virtual Business Networking (9th November 10:30am - 12:00) FREE online networking event

    Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Furley Page Solicitors to bring you virtual business networking. Each event will be an eclectic mix of conversation topics. Click here for further details

  • Folkestone and Hythe Express front page 6/10/2021
    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:

  • Princes Parade
    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:

  • Sandgate and West Folkestone Focus July 2021 Page 1
    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.

  • Proposed new Constituency Boundaries for Folkestone and Hythe
    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.

  • Folkestone West Train Station Car Park from Shorncliffe Road (From Google Photos https://goo.gl/maps/qx1mxMR8tvtCmGFF7)
    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.

Sandgate Planning Updates

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