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  • Sarah Smith and Bill Haines outside Post Office in Walmer
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    A crucial lifeline has been thrown to post offices in East Kent thanks to a major Government contract.

The deal, unveiled by Liberal Democrat pensions minister Steve Webb, offers support to disabled people and the elderly while also helping to protect the future of the post office network.

    It guarantees until 2022 the future of the Post Office Card Account system which ensures people without a bank account can receive benefits and tax credits.

  • Lynne Beaumont and Tim Prater on Horn Street bridge
    Article: Dec 18, 2014

    Kent County Council Highways department have demanded more detailed information about projected traffic around Horn Street bridge as part of the Shorncliffe Barracks planning application, or have threatened to reccommend opposing approval of the application.

    In a letter to Shepway Development Control on 10 December Kent Highways say they need to see much more detailed traffic projections before they could accept the development, saying the submitted information is "not satisfactory". They've placed a "holding objection" on the development until more information is provided, and if it is not say they would recommend refusal.

  • Christmas card 2014
    Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Shepway Council have announced details of their 2014 Christmas service, from waste collections to office opening hours.

    Christmas waste collections: Monday 22 December to Friday 26 December 2014

    Please check the table below to see when your waste will be collected over the Christmas period. There may be a difference of up to two days to your normal collection day.

  • Article: Dec 10, 2014

    On the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce, during World War One, which inspired The Farm's 1990 hit All Together Now, many of the UK's biggest music stars have united as The Peace Collective, to re-record the song. The new track features a backing choir of schoolboy footballers from the Premier League and German Bundesliga. All profits from the release, out December 15th, will go to the Shorncliffe Trust and the British Red Cross.

  • Article: Dec 8, 2014

    Shepway Liberal Democrats would like to extend our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Shepway & Hythe Councillor Keren Belcourt, who died suddenly over the weekend.

    Lynne Beaumont said:

    "I would like to send my condolences to the family of Cllr Keren Belcourt.

    "Keren died very suddenly over the weekend. This has been a huge shock to everyone who knew her. I think people have been left dazed by her sudden death and in a state of disbelief.

  • southeastern HS1 train leaving St Pancras (Photo by http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mattbuck)
    Article: Dec 5, 2014
    In Southeastern press release

    Southeastern today announced a freeze on super off peak fares for 2015 that will cut the cost of more than one million off peak journeys for passengers in Kent and East Sussex. The company is also making the special fares available on more routes, including High Speed service HS1.

    The new expanded offer means that the cost of a return off peak journey between Margate and London is cut from £32.90 to £22.40 - a 32 percent price reduction.

  • Sandgate Christmas Lights Event 2014
    Article: Nov 24, 2014
    By Amanda Oates, Sandgate Parish Clerk in Email update

    CHRISTMAS EVENTS COMING THIS WEEKEND!! Please tell your family, neighbours and friends!

    Friday 28th Nov, 6pm: Christmas in Sandgate! The annual village Christmas event will take place this Friday. We are delighted to inform you that Saga has kindly offered the use of their grounds. So the format will be:

  • Sandgate Art and Craft Fair Christmas 2014 poster
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    The Sandgate Arts and Crafts Fair for Christmas is at the Chichester Hall, Sandgate High Street CT20 3AR on Saturday November 29th and starts at 10am. Wide variety of affordable and unusual Christmas gifts.

    Lunch, tea and coffee served all day. All proceeds go to the Chichester Hall roof fund. There's FREE PARKING at Saga.

    If you are interested in taking part contact Zoe at zoesvarian@aol.com.