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  • Folkestone Volunteers Fair 2017 flyer
    Article: May 25, 2017

    Shepway Volunteer Centre with Thanet Volunteer Bureau, part of the Stronger Kent Communities programme, warmly welcomes you on Thursday 8th June, 11am - 2pm to Shepway Volunteer Centre, Radnor Park Community Centre (Formerly United Reformed Church), Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2QL

    Come along & meet with 30 organisations to discover what is going on across Shepway and how to get involved. Volunteering opportunities for all age groups.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: May 23, 2017

    It's really good to see Kent County Council are now consulting on a new Zebra crossing on Sandgate Esplanade.

    When Sandgate Parish Council were being consulted on the works KCC were putting in place for the Cinque Ports cycleway, I was delighted when the engineer on the project, Russell Boorman, was helpful and enthusiastic at my suggestion to add an Esplanade crossing to their plans. And they have!

  • Black
    Article: May 23, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats nationally, along with the other political parties, have suspended campaigning today as a mark of respect for those killed and injured in the attack in Manchester last night.

    Here in Shepway we are doing the same, and have today suspended any public campaigning activity - canvassing, campaigning online and leaflet delivery - in Shepway.

  • Elderly lady
    Article: May 22, 2017

    96% of homes in Shepway could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax', research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Lynne Beaumont has urged residents, irrespective of their party affiliation, to join a campaign to stop the Conservative social care plans which would saddle those with long-term illnesses with crippling care costs after their death.

  • School Meals
    Article: May 19, 2017

    39,016 schoolchildren in Kent will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto.

    Free school lunches for pupils from reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans to scrap them. The changes would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child.

  • Concerned lady
    Article: May 18, 2017

    Pensioners face having their savings, their incomes and even their homes plundered under Conservative Social Care and Pension plans says Lib Dem Candidate for Folkestone and Hythe Lynne Beaumont. The plans, which will result in the value of your home being included in means testing for social care support, mean that many more pensioners (including those with low incomes) will be expected to pay for their support. The Conservative plans also mean an end to the triple lock, which guaranteed that the basic state pension would rise in line with inflation, wage growth or 2.5%, whichever is higher.

  • School Meals
    Article: May 18, 2017

    The Children's Food Trust has today slammed the Conservative Party plan to scrap universal infant free school meals. Chief Executive of the Children's Food Trust, Linda Cregan, said:

    "The families that Theresa May describes as 'just about managing' will be hit hardest as their children will now not be guaranteed a nutritious meal every day."

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 17, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for a brighter future.

    Change Britain's Future is a plan for a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy.

    Nothing is more important to our children's future than Brexit. A bad Brexit deal, with Britain outside the single market, will wreck the future for our children, our economy and our schools and hospitals. That's why at the heart of the manifesto is a commitment to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal in a referendum.

The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

Open means open-hearted, open-minded, forward-looking, modern, green, internationalist and pro-European. We believe Britain is at its best when it is creative, innovative and outward-looking, comfortable in the fast-changing modern world and open to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation and the digital revolution.

Tolerant means diverse, compassionate and generous. We will always fight injustice and stand up for the underdog, the outsider, the individual, the minority and the vulnerable against the powerful.

United means we will always put the interests of the whole United Kingdom first. We reject the divisions in society, whether between young and old, urban and rural, leave and remain, or between regions and nations. We believe we are stronger - as communities, as a country and as a world - when we work together in our common interest.

If this sounds like you too, join us.