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  • War of the Words HG Wells exhibion logo
    Article: Jul 30, 2014
    By Amanda Oates, Sandgate Parish Clerk in Email update

    Sandgate Parish Council and Sandgate Community Trust that the H G Wells' exhibition at 82 Sandgate High Street will open on Friday 1st August. Funding for this has kindly been granted by Shepway District Council via its High Street Innovation Fund.

    We are looking for volunteers to work in the exhibition. Training will be given although a knowledge of computer usage would be desirable. The most important thing is to be welcoming and prepared to take an active interest in HG Wells. We will be selling books, postcards, notelets and prints etc.

  • Sandgate Sea Festival 2014 poster
    Article: Jul 28, 2014
    By Monthly Events Update from www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk

    August 2014 Events

    • Friday 1st - Last Night of the Proms, St Mary the Virgin, St. Mary in the Marsh
    • Until Sunday 3rd - Billy Smart's Circus, Radnor Park, Folkestone
    • Sunday 3rd - Sittingbourne Paper Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - unveiling of Step Short Arch by HRH Prince Henry & Parade, The Leas, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Keep the Home Fires Burning concert, Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Folkestone Town Council Torch-lit procession, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Light in the Darkest Hour, commemoration, Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Sandgate
    • Saturday 9th - Wine tasting & quiz, The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone
    • Sunday 10th - Kent Invicta Concert Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Sat 16th/ Sun 17th - Harbour Festival & Powerboat racing, Folkestone Harbour
    • Sunday 17th - Aveley & Newham Brass Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Sunday 17th - Deaf Havana in concert, Quarterhouse, Folkestone
    • Thursday 14th - WW1 family walk, Library, Grace Hill, Folkestone
    • Saturday 16th - Talent Show, Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, Folkestone
    • Sat 23rd/Sun 24th - Sandgate Sea & Food Festival, Granville Parade, Sandgate
    • Sunday 24th - Northfleet Brass Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Saturday 30th - Folkestone Triennial 2014 commences, until 2nd November
    • Sunday 31st - Summer Fayre, Sports Club, Swan Lane, Sellindge
    • Sunday 31st - Kent Police Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Events are subject to change without notice.
  • Lynne Beaumont and Danny Alexander
    Article: Jul 27, 2014

    Lib Dems in government have already raised the tax-free allowance to £10,000 this year giving a £700 per year cut in income tax. But now the Liberal Democrats have now been able to go even further.

    The tax-free threshold will rise to £10,500 next year, giving a total tax cut of £800 for 25m working people since 2010.

  • Lynne Beaumont and Folkestone CCTV street survey
    Article: Jul 26, 2014

    When Conservative Shepway District Council decided to cut CCTV from our town centre, Lynne Beaumont and the Lib Dems decided to hit the high street and ask people what they wanted.

    They asked people to vote by placing a ball in a tube if they wanted CCTV in the town centre or not?

    As you can see, the result was an overwhelming YES. Local people want CCTV and as a result Folkestone Town Council will now take on the system and maintain it.

  • Tom McNeice and Lynne Beaumont
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Well-known local personality Tom McNeice will be the Lib Dem candidate to be the new Councillor for Folkestone Harvey Central in the by-election on September 4th.

    The by-election was called following the resignation of Conservative Councillor David Johnson after a local newspaper investigation into debts of £17,000.

  • Electricity (power) socket
    Article: Jul 18, 2014

    Stay safe if there is a power cut following the storms due tonight. This briefing comes from UK Power Networks, who look after the National Grid.


    Today is a normal day across the networks with no widespread power cuts due to the weather. However, UK Power Networks has been notified of a severe weather warning from the Met Office with heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning forecast to hit South East of England, the East of England and London area this Friday night and over Saturday 19th July.

  • Sandgate Family Fun Day Poster
    Article: Jul 18, 2014

    Military Road Recreation Ground, Sunday 27th July, 11.00 to 5.00.

    Bring a picmic and relax. Boules competition. Children's fun fair. Local bands. Sandgate's Got Talent showcase. Refreshments. Falcons Flying demo. Fun Dog competition. Face Painting. Mickey Mouse and friends. Circus Skills. Dancy Demos. Inflatables. Fancy Dress Competition and more.

  • Lantern
    Article: Jul 18, 2014
    By The Shorncliffe Trust - http://www.shorncliffe-trust.org.uk

    100th Anniversary of WW1 - 11.00pm August 4th 2014

    "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time"

    Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary on the eve of the First World War.

    This August 4th across the country, lights will be turned out to signify the start of the 100th anniversary of WW1.