May 20, 2020
At Sandgate Parish Council’s Online Annual Council Meeting last night, Tim Prater was elected as Chairman and Robert Bliss was elected as Deputy Chairman for 2020/21.
“I’m hugely honoured to have been elected as Chairman of Sandgate Parish Council. I can only promise to do my best.
“Clearly we are living in the oddest of times. Our challenge over the coming months is to look after local residents, and to help the village reopen and come back out of the Covid lockdown.
“This Council is going to work to bring our village back together. We’ll work to get back welcoming visitors and supporting our businesses, and soon – but not yet – encouraging people to the Library, and our beach, and village, parks and more.”
Tim has lived and worked in Sandgate since 2004. He is a Sandgate Parish Councillor, District Councillor for Sandgate and Folkestone West, a Folkestone Town Councillor and Hythe Town Councillor. Tim is married to Claire and has step-children Joe and Alice. During the day he runs website developer’s Prater Raines from his office on Sandgate High Street.