Financial support for businesses during lockdown

Financial support is still available for eligible businesses significantly impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. There are three schemes being administered by Folkestone & Hythe District Council on behalf of central government during the third national lockdown: Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) Closed Business Lockdown Payment Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Cllr David Monk,Continue reading →

Civic Centre site in Folkestone to be used for Covid Vaccinations

The Civic Centre site in Folkestone is due to be used as a vaccination centre against COVID. Residents will be invited to get the vaccine when it is their turn and advised where they should attend to get their jab. The Folkestone & Hythe District Council owned site is going to be part of theContinue reading →

Sandgate Library: STILL at your service

Despite the national lockdown, Sandgate Library continues to offer a limited book “Select and Collect” pick up service. Folkestone, Cheriton & Wood Avenue Libraries are at present all closed but it is possible for library members of any Kent library to make use of the Select and Collect service at Sandgate Library. Sandgate Library isContinue reading →

Coronavirus vaccine scams warning

Action Fraud has received reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for the vaccine. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to inputContinue reading →

The Diary of a Community Garden Aged One and Three-Quarters

Since the launch of the Sandgate Community Garden in Saga’s Enbrook Park in May 2019, founder member and driving force Leonie Wootton has written a weekly diary on the progress made, and works “to do” for the garden. With Leonie’s agreement, we’ve created a Sandgate Community Garden page with a full archive of all ofContinue reading →

Covid-19 GP Vaccination Centre Confirmed

Folkestone Civic Centre has been confirmed as the Covid-19 Vaccination Centre for Folkestone and Sandgate’s The New Surgery, Guildhall Street Surgery, Sandgate Road Surgery & Manor Clinic. Vaccinations will start week commencing 11 January. There is more information at http://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid19vaccine This location does not offer a drop-in vaccination service. All vaccinations are arranged in advanceContinue reading →

Light Up Sandgate for Christmas 2020

Thank you to all those local businesses and residents that have taken the time to add a little more sparkle to Sandgate this Christmas! Our judging panel visited every road in Sandgate on 18th February, and saw hundreds of fantastic decorations. However, in their completely subjective opinion, they awarded prizes too: The Dog House andContinue reading →

A Christmas Message from Sandgate Parish Council

I’ve been blown away by our community in 2020. Families shopping for neighbours, people volunteering at Community Hubs, collecting for charity, bringing a little light into people’s life. Local businesses that have adapted so fast to find new ways to survive and serve. It takes pressure to make diamonds. There’s been such huge pressure, andContinue reading →

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Folkestone and Hythe District will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941. It willContinue reading →

Stronger Kent Communities: 2021 Training Course and FREE Coaching for Community Groups and Organisations

Interim Stronger Kent Communities CEO, Claire Haffenden, is running the below fundraising sessions. Marketing sessions are run by a variety of Kent-based professionals. Fundraising SKC Introduction to Grant Making Trusts: Aimed at beginners; this interactive webinar will introduce you to the theory behind writing a good funding application. Thursday 21 January. £15. Book your place:Continue reading →

Folkestone & Hythe Over Fifties Forum

The December 2020 Folkestone & Hythe Over Fifties Forum newsletter is below. Membership is free: the group meets (virtually) every few months and is an opportunity to hear from interesting speakers and provide feedback on a range of issues. “The Over 50’s Forum are committed to sending the quarterly newsletter to all members by emailContinue reading →

Supporting Shepway Foodbank This Christmas

As a part of “Light Up Sandgate for Christmas”, two local pubs had kindly volunteered to be a drop-off point for Sandgate donations to the Shepway Foodbank in December. Sadly, Tier 3 restrictions have rather ended that plan – at minimum for another ten days, However, the Foodbank, and those that need its help, isContinue reading →

Sandgate Parish Council and Sandgate Library Christmas Closures 2020

The Sandgate Parish Council Office will be closed from Christmas Eve (24/12/2020) to New Years Day (01/01/2021) inclusive. The office will reopen as usual from 4th January 2021. Emails and calls left in that time will be responded to as soon as possible on or after 4th January. Sandgate Library will be closed from 24/12/2020 –Continue reading →

Sandgate Library: Still Open for Click and Collect

Although we were delighted to reopen the Library in September with a phased reopening, moving from click and collect up to full browsing (with limits), the implementation of Lockdown 2 pushed us back to click and collect services only. Given the announcement of Tier 3 Covid restrictions for Kent, at present Sandgate Library has toContinue reading →

KCC Media Statement Regarding Kent ‘Tier 3’ Announcement

Following the easing of national restrictions on 2nd December, all of Kent and Medway will have restrictions at the ‘Very High Tier 3 Level’. The Government’s decisions on tiers have been made by ministers based on recommendations by government scientists and medics, taking into account: Infection rates in all age groups and in particular amongContinue reading →

Report of the External Auditor 2020

“On the basis of our review of Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), in our opinion the information in sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR is in accordance with Proper Practices and no other matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation andContinue reading →

Scammer claiming to be Age UK

We have received reports of a resident in Ashford being targeted by a Scammer claiming to be Age UK. WHAT HAPPENS You get a telephone call from someone saying they are Age UK – They ask you questions including the name of your Doctors Surgery and any medication you take. WHAT TO DO This isContinue reading →

Could You Help Sandgate as a Volunteer Flood Warden?

Flood Wardens are volunteers trained to help and prepare people in local communities that are at risk of flooding. They play an important role in the preparing a community flood plan and putting it in to practice. In Sandgate we would also ask you to meet the Parish Council annually to update us on the flood plan. The commitmentContinue reading →

New Local COVID Business Grant and Support Schemes Launched

The application process for two Folkestone & Hythe COVID grants schemes to support businesses during the current national lockdown period have been launched on Friday 13th November: one for businesses in business rated premises forced to close by the current lockdown rules, and a second for those outside those criteria but still being harmed. FolkestoneContinue reading →

Light Up Sandgate for Christmas

For many years, businesses in Sandgate have made an amazing Festive effort for Christmas. After a pretty drab 2020, let’s bring some sparkle and festive cheer to the whole community and light up our windows and outside our homes and businesses this December. Follow the “Light Up Sandgate” Facebook Page for more information, news andContinue reading →

Kent Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter Campaign: Knock and Check

Kent Community Foundation is asking the people of Kent and Medway to help them save lives this winter. Each year there are around 1600 avoidable winter deaths across the county. We want your help to reduce this number and are asking the people of Kent to check on their elderly neighbours during the colder monthsContinue reading →

Funding Your Group

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10am-1pm, Via Zoom. FREE training! This training session is funded by Folkestone and Hythe District Council. If you previously attended the training with the same name at St Mary’s Bay Village Hall last year, this training will cover the same information but has been updated to also include information about fundingContinue reading →

Volunteer to help find the vaccine for COVID-19

Join the national effort and sign up for the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry. Be part of the fightback against the virus by volunteering to be contacted by researchers to take part in COVID-19 vaccine research.  There are a number of vaccines being identified, but only large-scale studies can give researchers the information needed aboutContinue reading →

Will You Join the Sandgate Speedwatch Volunteer Team?

Kent Speedwatch is a volunteer scheme to monitor and display the speed of passing traffic on selected roads. A group of 3 people use a roadside speed indicator device to monitor and display the speed of approaching traffic, and note the details of those significantly in excess of the speed limit. It acts as aContinue reading →

District Council Virtual Meeting to Address Napier Barracks Questions

A virtual community engagement meeting is to be held to answer residents’ questions regarding the use of Napier Barracks as an assessment and dispersal facility for asylum seekers. Folkestone & Hythe District Council (F&HDC) is organising the online event, which will be streamed live on YouTube this Friday (25 September) at 3pm. The Home OfficeContinue reading →

Sandgate Parish Council Email Newsletter: Markets, Libraries, and Tours!

The latest edition of the new Sandgate Parish Council email newsletter is out now. Much of the content is below (as much as I could cut and paste!) but the most reliable way of getting your own copy fresh ‘n warm to your email inbox each time is to subscribe for free at https://sandgatepc.org.uk/email-updates-and-newsletters/ ThereContinue reading →

What’s in the Name?

Sandgate Parish Council is considering renaming Enbook Valley Park to highlight its value as a community asset. We can easily leave it as it is but perhaps you have a much better name! The council are asking for any nominations for a new name to be put to a community vote in the Autumn. ToContinue reading →

Sandgate Library to reopen in September

Sandgate Parish Council is delighted to announce that Sandgate Library will be re-opening on 7th September. This is the result of discussions with Kent County Council and reflects the unique status of the library, which will be re-opening well in advance of similarly-sized libraries in the district. At reopening, Sandgate Library’s opening hours will beContinue reading →

Watching and Speaking at Online Sandgate Parish Council Meetings

Until April 2020, no Councils met online for full Council or Committee meetings – they simply weren’t legally allowed to do so. When new legislation to allow Councils to meet online in response to Covid-19 was put in place in April 2020 (currently to expire in May 2021) then Councils had to learn how toContinue reading →

Paying Respects to Robert Bliss

The funeral of Robert Bliss will take place on Tuesday 1st September. Sadly, due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, the ceremony is limited to 30 invited guests only. However, Robert’s cortege will be pass along Sandgate High Street and Esplanade from Folkestone towards Hythe just after 11.15am on Tuesday 1st September for those that wouldContinue reading →

Notice of Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. If by 3 September 2020 a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to: The Returning OfficerFolkestone & Hythe District CouncilCivic CentreCastle Hill AvenueFolkestoneKent CT20 2QY by TEN electors for the ElectoralContinue reading →

Robert Bliss 1936 – 2020

It is with huge sadness that Sandgate Parish Council learned of the sudden death of our friend and Vice-Chairman Robert Bliss on Monday. Robert was Chairman of Sandgate Parish Council from 2011 until May this year, serving longer than all other Chairmen of the Parish combined. Robert also served as District Councillor for Sandgate fromContinue reading →

Sandgate Parish Council Annual Return 2019-20

Sandgate Parish Council is defined as a “smaller authority” for the purposes of publication of its annual accounts and statements. The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require that: 1. The accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills,Continue reading →

Seagull Proof Sacks for Refuse Collections: Now Available in Sandgate

Seagulls and bin bags don’t mix. Well, perhaps they do. Too well. For the seagull. Following an approach by Sandgate Parish Council, Folkestone and Hythe District Council have agreed to make available ‘seagull proof’ bags for households in Sandgate that have a purple sack rubbish collection (ie no wheely bin). This will help prevent yourContinue reading →

SPC Caretaker Services for June 2020 to April 2024

Sandgate Parish Council is inviting applications for the services of a caretaker at Sandgate Park (the recreation ground), to include the following: To check leaf fall and clear where necessary To litter pick and dispose of in litter bins To check notice board for out-of-date notices and post new notices as required To clean notice […]

Tim Prater Elected as Parish Council Chairman 2020-21

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. Tim said: “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 […]

Sandgate Library: Ongoing Closure

Sandgate Library is currently closed due to COVID, in common with every other Library on Kent. Although it was suggested libraries may start to reopen this week, there is no current guidance that they should do so in England,. We aim to reopen as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so, […]

Sandgate VE Day 75: Never Forgotten

We will never forget those that have died to protect this country, at home or overseas, in the past or recent weeks. You are all heroes. On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, for those from Sandgate that gave their lives in the Second World War that we may live free, we give special thanks. […]

The Riviera, Sandgate: Pedestrian and Cycle Access

We’ve been asked by a number of local residents recently if it is allowed to walk or cycle down “The Riviera” which leads from Castle Road to the seafront and a portion of which is private. We have asked the Highways Authority Kent County Council for a definitive statement, and they say: “The road itself […]

Sandgate Sea and Food Festival 2020: Cancelled

From the Sandgate Sea and Food Festival Committee: We have taken the tough decision to cancel the Sandgate Sea Festival 2020, owing to uncertainty around the Coronavirus Pandemic. We tried to hold out for as long as possible, but it does not look likely that we will be able to make any commitments this summer […]

Sandgate Park

Although Sandgate Park remains open for exercise (although please maintain your distance from other users), on 23rd March the Government required the closure of: Enclosed spaces in parks, including playgrounds, sports courts and pitches, and outdoor gyms or similar. Our children’s playground, games pitches, zip wire, adult play equipment and petanque court are therefore CLOSED […]

Coronavirus/COVID-19 – Scammers active in Kent!

Scammers and criminals are already looking for opportunities to scam people as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Happily, there are many more stories of kindness and generosity but we want to make people aware of the scams as they emerge – which they seem to be on a daily basis. Kent Trading […]

Library Closure from Friday 20th March

Kent Libraries have informed Sandgate Parish Council that all their libraries will close from Friday, so we will be closing Sandgate Library from 1pm on Friday. We will of course re-open as soon as we are advised we can do so. The Parish Clerks will continue to work their usual hours and the email (clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk) […]

Sandgate Parish Council and COVID-19

Further the recent Government updates / press conferences, the Parish Council continues to receive updated information on the response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the response from various organisations. We’ll aim to keep this page up to date with that information and links, both local and national, over the coming days. [Last updated: 23/3/2020 at […]

Keeping Sandgate Tidy: Seagull Proof Sacks

Seagulls and bin bags don’t mix. Well, perhaps they do. Too well. For the seagull. Following an approach by Sandgate Parish Council, Folkestone and Hythe District Council have agreed to make available ‘seagull proof’ bags for residents in Sandgate that have a purple sack rubbish collection (ie no wheely bin). This will help prevent your […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) March Update

Despite just 39 reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK to date (10am, 3/3/2020), Kent County Council and other agencies are asking us to publish details on where to find more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). The most authoritative source nationally is the NHS website. If you think you, or a friend or relative, might have symptoms, […]

Proposed Increase in Parking Hours at Lower Sandgate Road West Car Park, Sandgate

FOLKESTONE & HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL THE DISTRICT OF FOLKESTONE & HYTHE (OFF‑STREET PARKING PLACES) CONSOLIDATION ORDER 2019 (Amendment 1) ORDER 2020 NOTICE OF PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that FOLKESTONE & HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL proposes the above Order under sections 32, 35 and 35c of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”), having obtained […]

Fake text messages targeting parents

Action Fraud and others are reporting a scam by text where criminals are sending out distressing messages. How this scam works: Victims receive a text message from a loved-one which says they are in hospital The only way that they can make contact is via text message Victims are asked to purchase mobile phone top-up […]

Trick or Treat?

With the Halloween season fast approaching, some people look forward to and welcome “Trick or Treaters”, and some really do not. For those who don’t feel comfortable with answering the door to Trick and Treaters, you can print and display the poster below. If you are not able to print this poster they are available […]

Sandgate in Bloom 2019: Encore!

Big congratulations to Jackie’s “Encore” on Sandgate High Street for winning the inaugural “Sandgate in Bloom” competition this year.
Jackie is pictured receiving her certificate and prize from Sandgate Chairman Robert Bli…

Sandgate Parish Council Deputy Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Sandgate Parish Council is a thriving and innovative parish council providing a range of services including a branch library, a large park, a refreshment kiosk and public toilets, as well as the usual public amenities of flower displays and events. The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Deputy Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. The […]

Sandgate in Bloom 2019: The Results!

Sandgate Parish Council have launched a “Sandgate in Bloom” competition, seeking to acknowledge those businesses that are doing so much to brighten our village during the summer with their floral displays. A guest “mystery shopper” was around the village and Golden Valley last week, and the results of the 2019 jury are now in! And, […]

Notice of review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

Folkestone & Hythe District Council is conducting a review of the polling districts, polling places and polling stations that fall in the Folkestone & Hythe Parliamentary constituency. In accordance with The Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, the Acting Returning Officer will be invited to make a statement on the […]

Sandgate Beach: Dog Free

Sandgate Beach is a dog-free zone from Sandgate Castle to the Seabrook BP (formerly Murco) garage at the far end of the Esplanade from 1st May and 30 September every year. Outside these areas (from Sandgate Castle to Mermaid’s Beach, and the length of Princes Parade) dogs are welcome on the beach, although it remains […]

The “Solarium”: cleared and ready for Sun!

A number of local residents had raised with us that the “Solarium” area (by the Sir John Moore statue / start of Sandgate Esplanade) was full of shingle and inaccessible. We’ve raised this with Folkestone and Hythe District Council, and are delighted to say that they have now cleared the area and is pictured today, […]

Sandgate Parish Council Annual Return 2018-19

Sandgate Parish Council is defined as a “smaller authority” for the purposes of publication of its annual accounts and statements. The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require that: 1. The accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, […]

Sandgate Bathing Water Quality: Excellent

After the most recent tests a week ago, Sandgate Beach bathing water quality still remains excellent.
We have a page on this site that includes the most recent results from the regular Environment Agency testing. Samples are taken weekly between May 1s…

Sandgate Flower Displays: Late Blooming but Not Forgotten

The flower displays will be delayed this year because the plants have not matured sufficiently. This is as a result of weather in April and May being cold at times. The colourful displays should be in place between 7-10 June. The Parish Council is disappointed with this news, as we are sure are residents, but […]

Sponsorship of planters

Sandgate Parish Council is going to repeat the successful sponsorship of the planters within the Parish Council area as follows: The six rectangular planters located on the seafront are available for sponsorship at £50 for the summer season (late May to September); The circular planter outside the Ship Inn is available for sponsorship at £100 […]

Proposed Extension of Folkestone West CPZ to include Eversley Way

Below is the Proposal Notice for the inclusion of Eversley Way into the Folkestone West controlled parking zone. The Notice is scheduled to appear in the KM papers on the 10th May 2019. Letters of support or objections to the proposed Order will need to be received by 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019 and addressed to Parking Services, […]

Radnor Cliff Resurfacing Works

Kent Highways have notified that there will be significant resurfacing work in Radnor Cliff starting in 10 days. This will be from the junction with Radnor Cliff Crescent down towards the Lower Sandgate Road car park and will consist of several large sections. Kent Highways are planning on closing Radnor Cliff for resurfacing works on […]

Sandgate Parish Council Election Results 2019

At the count of the Sandgate Parish Council elections held at Three Hills Sports Centre today, the following Councillors were declared elected: For Valley Ward (3 Councillors) – Nabin Siwa, Guy Valentine-Neale, Lewis Whitnall. For Village Ward (8 Councillors) – Nina Bliss, Robert Bliss, Michael Fitch, Gary Fuller, Tim Prater, Vannessa Reay, Tracy Stephens, Adrian […]

Save yourself from becoming the Christmas Grinch

With Christmas preparations underway across Kent and Medway, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has launched its festive safety campaign that calls on parents to be smart about safety and to avoid becoming the ‘Grinch’ who stole Christmas. KFRS has released a new safety film in the theme of the classic Dr Seuss book and […]

Sandgate Woods and Martello Towers

Sandgate Parish Council was advised yesterday (4th September) that the vendor of this site had sold the property to another buyer at a significantly higher price and was therefore withdrawing from the sale to the Parish Council. This is despite written commitments to cease marketing the site after the sale to the Parish Council had […]

Sandgate – Sandgate School Twinning

As part of our twinning activity with Sangatte France, Sandgate Parish Council have proposed and supported exchange activities between the Folkestone School for Girls and College Louis Bleriot, Sangatte which have been deemed a success by pupils and staff alike at the respective schools. Further activities such as music and drama exchanges are being planned […]

Right of Way Improvement Plan 2018 – 2028: Public Consultation

The Kent County Council draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan details how they will develop the public rights of way network in Kent over the next 10 years. They want to hear your views to ensure that the draft plan will meet the needs and expectations of Kent residents. The consultation runs from 20 June […]

The Sandgate / Sangatte Annual Petanque / Boules Tournament 2018

On Saturday 16th June Sandgate hosted this years annual Petanque tournament in Sandgate Park on Military Road. Once again a very successful day was had by all. There were over 50 French and 45 English competitors, competing for the honour of winning the coveted title of Petanque Champion. After a good day’s Petanque, with 40 […]

Public Rights of Way natural surface vegetation clearance

From: East Kent Public Rights Of Way & Access Service You will be aware that we run large scale surface vegetation clearance contracts through the spring and summer months, to keep the network of paths open and available. This year we were due to procure new contracts and this has been taking place over the winter, […]

Sandgate Escarpment Consultation

Last night the Parish Council considered the report of the Deputy Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer and passed the following resolution: to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a fixed rate PWLB loan of £500,000 up to 50 years for the land purchase on […]

Published by Folkestone and Hythe District Council: THE KENT COUNTY COUNCIL (THE DISTRICT OF FOLKESTONE & HYTHE) (SANDGATE EAST PARKING ZONE) (AMENDMENT 2) ORDER 2018

Notice is hereby given that KENT COUNTY COUNCIL intend to make the above Order under sections 1(1), 2(1) to (3), 3(2), 4(1) and (2), 32(1), 35(1), 45, 46, 49 and 53 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with the chief officer of police in accordance […]

Sandgate Escarpment Referendum Information Leaflet

There will be a referendum held on the proposal to buy Martello Towers 6 & 7 and the surrounding Sandgate Woods on the Escarpment on Wednesday May 9th from 9am-9pm. An information leaflet, as below, giving details of the proposal will be delivered to every household in Sandgate Parish over the next week.

Sandgate Parish Council Action Plan

The Sandgate Parish Council Action Plan 2015-2018 has been reviewed and updated to check on progress.
You can find a copy of the reviewed and updated plan at http://www.sandgatepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/action-plan/
 

Shepway Council Notification: Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

I write to advise you of the publication of the Places and Policies Local Plan Submission Draft for public consultation. This is the final consultation before the Plan is considered by an independent Planning Inspector at the Examination in Public. The purpose of The Plan, supported by an up to date evidence base, is to […]

Margaret Turnill

Graham Turnill would like to welcome local resident who wishes to attend his mother’s funeral to be held on Thursday 15th February at 2pm at Barham Crematorium.

Storms, Power Cuts and What To Do: an Update from UK Power Networks

You may have seen that bad weather is on the way and we are likely to see high winds in some areas this evening through to tomorrow morning. Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply.  Where this happens […]

In Memory of Peter Heselden

Many of us were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of well known and respected resident, and driving force of the Tower Theatre, Peter Heselden in December.
There will be a celebration of Peter’s life at the Tower Theatre on Monday 8 Janua…

Fireworks Advice from Kent Public Protection

Autumn has arrived and with it the glorious changing colours of the leaves and falling temperatures and it also means that firework season is almost here. We want you to enjoy fireworks season so if you are thinking about putting on your own fireworks display we recommend you: Only buy from reputable, recognised retailers; Only […]

Sandgate Planter Sponsors: Acula Creations Ltd

Sandgate Parish Council would like to thank the sponsors of our planters throughout Sandgate which make a big contribution the the look of the area. Acula Creations sponsored the planter by The Ship that has been recently refurbished by the Sandgate Society. Acula also pride themselves on their themed window displays throughout the year in […]

Sandgate Planter Sponsors: Harmer and Sons

Sandgate Parish Council would like to thank the sponsors of our planters throughout Sandgate which make a big contribution the the look of the area. Harmer and Sons sponsored two rectangular planters by the Sir John Moore Memorial on Sandgate Esplanade. The Parish Council would also like to thank the team at Harmer and Sons […]

Folkestone Camera Club: Sandgate Exhibition, Studio and Event

Interested in photography? Not quite sure how your camera works? Would love a portrait of the family? Or your best friend. Or your pet? Then Folkestone Camera Club has the photographic event for you this Summer. Over the weekend of June 24/25 at the Chichester Hall on Sandgate High Street between 09.30 and 18.00 each […]

Proposed Extension to Sandgate Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

The Parish Council want to bring local residents up to speed about the processes for consultation on the extension of controlled parking in the village. The process adopted by Shepway District Council combines informal and formal/statutory elements in order to try to maximise residents’ involvement.  It is important to remember that it is the District […]