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  • Folkestone Banksy (From a Folkestone artwork by Banksy www.banksy.co.uk)
    Article: Sep 30, 2014
    By Monthly Events Update from www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
    • until November 2nd - Folkestone Triennial, various locations
    • until May 8th 2015 - Your Country Calls exhibition, Folkestone Town Hall, Guildhall Street
    • Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th - Model Railway Exhibition, Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas
    • Saturday 4th - THE BLACK MARKET III. (from USA) live at The Chambers, Cheriton Place
    • Saturday 4th - Out of Town DJ's at Googies, Rendezvous Street
    • Saturday 4th - Sandgate Farmers Market, Chichester Hall Sandgate High Street, Sandgate
    • Tuesday 7th - Supper Club, Follies, Sandgate Road
    • Sunday 12th - Folkestone Farmers, Food & Craft Market, Sandgate Road Shopping Precinct
    • Sunday 12th - One Sky, One World Kite Festival, Radnor Park
    • Sunday 12th - Autumn Wedding Fayre, Hythe Imperial Hotel, Princes Parade
    • Wednesday 15th - Lonestar Comedy Club, Rocksalt, The Stade
    • Thursday 16th - Kirk Fletcher in concert, The Chambers, Cheriton Place
    • Friday 17th - Vienna Festival Ballet perform The Nutcracker, Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas
    • Saturday 18th - Wildlife Photography Workshop, Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
    • Saturday 18th - Sandgate Farmers Market, Chichester Hall Sandgate High Street, Sandgate
    • Saturday 25th - Murder Mystery Evening, The Grand, The Leas
    • Sunday 26th - Lucky Jackson in concert, Kipps Alehouse, Old High Street
    • Tuesday 28th - An Evening of Clairvoyance, Imperial Hotel, Princes Parade
    • Wednesday 29th - Wishbone Ash in concert, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Thursday 30th - Big Time American Wrestling, Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas
    • Friday 31st - Halloween Disco with Papa Kweg, Kepples Bar, The Grand, The Leas
  • BBC Free Speech Banner - Margate October
    Article: Sep 30, 2014

    BBC Free Speech is coming to

    MARGATE

    Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX

    BBC Free Speech is a youth debate show looking for over 100 people to join their live studio audience & share their views on BBC Three

    If you would like to take part, then get in touch! Apply to be in the audience by going to the following website:

  • Unemployment falls once again
    Article: Sep 18, 2014
    By Tim Prater

    I've brought together "claimant count" statistics for Shepway and Dover Local Authorities for 2014, 2013 & 2012 in the chart below.

    [Update 18 September 2014] To the end of 2013, I'd used the BBC website economy tracker at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10604117 but that source now seems to have disappeared. I have therefore changed to using the raw statistics from the ONS website monthly "Regional Labour Market: JSA01 - Claimant Count for Local and Unitary Authorities" releases. There were some marginal differences in figures (mainly percentage claimant counts rather than the number) between that and the BBC figures. For consistency I have updated the chart below to show the ONS figures for both Shepway and Dover back to the start of 2012.

  • Event: November 29, 2014
    Venue and time to be confirmed shortly

    Shepway Lib Dems President's Dinner and Auction

    Join us for an evening of glitz and glamour!

    Join us on Saturday 29th November 2014 for the social event of the Autumn. The Shepway Lib Dem President's Dinner and Auction promises to be a special evening. Tickets cost £12.50 per head if purchased by 30th September (£15 per head after).

  • Shepway Lib Dems - Central By-Election 2014
    Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Tom McNeice and the Shepway Lib Dem Team would like to thank everyone who voted in the by-election in Harvey Central Ward last Thursday.

    In a hard fought race UKIP managed to elect their first and only District Councillor onto Shepway District Council, amid a low turnout and a huge swing away from the Conservatives to both UKIP and the Lib Dems (who came third on around 20% of the vote). Labour, the Greens and TUSC also stood candidates, coming 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.

  • Shepway Lib Dems - Central By-Election 2014
    Article: Sep 4, 2014

    Shepway Lib Dems were delighted to welcome Lib Dem Presidential hopeful Liz Lynne as an extra member of the Harvey Central by-election team today.

    Liz joined the team to help speak to voters about the by-election and encourage them to support former Mayor Tom McNeice in his bid to be elected District Councillor for Harvey Central ward. The by-election was called after the resignation of Conservative Councillor David Johnson.

  • Bus Rally at Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Poster
    Article: Sep 1, 2014
    By Monthly Events Update from www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
    • until November 2nd - Folkestone Triennial, various locations
    • until May 8th 2015 - Your Country Calls exhibition, Folkestone Town Hall, Guildhall Street
    • Wednesday 3rd - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Saturday 6th - Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, Leas Cliff Hall
    • Sunday 7th - Bus Rally Day, Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
    • Wednesday 10th - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Wednesday 10th-Saturday 13th - Sailor Beware! Tower Theatre, North Road
    • Thursday 11th - Jazz night with The Andy Mclean Band, The Grand, The Leas
    • Friday 12th - The Great Misto Victorian Magic Show, The Grand, The Leas
    • Saturday 13th - The Big Sleep Out, St Mary's Primary School
    • Monday 15th - Battle of Britain Day, Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne
    • Wednesday 17th - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Thursday 18th - WW1 Battle Bus on display, Folkestone Town Hall, Guildhall Street
    • Wednesday 24th - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Friday 26th - ARTMART, Sandgate Road Precinct
    • Saturday 27th - Comedy night, Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel
    • Saturday 27th - Military Wives Showtime Spectacular, Leas Cliff Hall
    • Sunday 28th - Wedding Show, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Hythe
    • Sunday 28th - Folkestone Rotary Half-Marathon, The Grand, The Leas
  • Broken Flower Pot
    Article: Sep 1, 2014

    Local Councillor Gary Fuller spotted and reported vandalism along a stretch of Sandgate High Street this morning whilst walking to work. A number of pot plants had been shattered and a hanging basket had been yanked down. Gary has reported the incident to Kent Police.

    Commenting, Gary said:

    "It's a real shame to see such wanton acts of vandalism in the Village: people have made a real effort to make the High Street look good, and then that gets spoiled in a moment.