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  • Vince Cable
    Article: Apr 12, 2018
    By Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    I am certain that many Britons are as appalled as I am about the horrific scenes coming out of Syria.

    The use of chemical weapons is barbaric. It is a crime against humanity and it is a clear violation of international law.

    The Liberal Democrats are an internationalist, outward-looking party - and part of that is being willing to play our part in upholding international law.

  • Alistair Carmichael
    Article: Apr 11, 2018

    It's a long way from Orkney & Shetland so Canterbury & Coastal Liberal Democrats are delighted that Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland and Chief Whip will be our guest speaker at this years Annual Dinner, and welcome Lib Dem members from across Kent to join us.

    The Dinner is on Wednesday 9th May 6.30pm for 7.00pm at Canterbury Baptist Church, St George's Place, Canterbury CT1 1UT. Tickets cost £30 if booked by April 27th, £35 thereafter, for a drinks reception and dinner, including wine and soft drinks, followed by tea or coffee and homemade cakes.

  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: May 2, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Providence Inne, 47-49 Sandgate High St, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH

    A regular meet-up on the first Wednesday of every morth for Liberal Democrat members, supporters and the Lib Dem curious in the Shepway area!

    Simply come along for a social drink and a chat: no speeches, no leaflet delivery. It's a "buy your own" event (sorry!) but come along and say hello to our Councillors, campaigners, members and friends.

  • Martello Tower 6 [Sandgate Escarpment] (Copyright Steve Popple and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.)
    Article: Mar 28, 2018

    Sandgate Parish Council has decided to consult residents on an exciting opportunity to purchase woodland on the escarpment, including two Martello Towers, to protect it from planned development.

    Martello Towers 6 and 7 sit in woodland above Sandgate Village and are subject to planning consent to develop part of that woodland for housing and to convert the two Martello Towers into a dwelling house and a holiday home. The Parish Council objected to that application and has now agreed terms with the owner with a view to conserving the towers for community use. The Council would also not implement the permission to build five homes as it wishes to protect this important site for its heritage and environmental benefits.

  • Tom McNeice at with Walter Tull Memorial Plaque
    Article: Mar 26, 2018

    Recent articles remembering Walter Tull prompted me to have a look back almost 10 years...

    MINUTES of the Meeting of the Town Council held at the Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone on Thursday, 27 November 2008 at 7 p.m.

    http://www.folkestonetc.kentparishes.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/27_November_2008_M.pdf

  • Article: Mar 26, 2018
  • Trudy Dean
    Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Just a quarter of Kent roads were gritted during the recent snow emergency, forcing many schools to close unnecessarily and disrupting bus services.

    Following a question from Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Education, Trudy Dean, at a meeting this week, Mike Whiting, Conservative Cabinet Member for Highways, told councillors, that only roads in the 'Primary Route' Network, which is mainly A and B roads, were salted or gritted during the snow emergency earlier this month.

  • Trudy
    Article: Mar 19, 2018

    The Cabinet Member for Highways, Mike Whiting, has agreed to review Kent County Council's response to insurance claims, to see whether KCC should be paying out more regularly when drivers' vehicles are damaged by potholes.

    Cllr Trudy Dean requested the council look again at the issue of compensation following a report on KentOnline that revealed just one in ten requests for compensation was paid by the council.

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