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  • Tom Brake
    Event: Nov 8, 2017 7:00 PM
    The Yarrow Hotel, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs CT10 1PN

    East Kent Coast Lib Dems are delighted to invite members from our neighbouring local parties to our Annual Dinner on November 8th in Broadstairs, which is now even more accessible by rail!

    TOM BRAKE MP will be our guest speaker, with tickets at £30 a head for a three-course meal and a bar available beforehand.

  • Stephen Lloyd (By Chris McAndrew (https://beta.parliament.uk/media/yhEkjW57) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Oct 20, 2017

    Following an announcement by Stephen Gauke that the Universal Credit hotline will be made free, Liberal Democrat work and pensions spokesperson Stephen Lloyd said:

    "I welcome the government's change of heart, but it is no compensation to the those on the breadline who have already been fleeced. Given the mess of Universal Credit, this is likely to become the hottest hotline in Britain.

  • Tom Brake (By Chris McAndrew - https://api20170418155059.azure-api.net/photo/bhDYT87s.jpeg?crop=CU_1:1&quality=80&download=trueGallery: https://beta.parliament.uk/media/bhDYT87s, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61321850)
    Article: Oct 18, 2017

    Further details have been released for the South East Region 2017 AGM and Annual Conference which will take place on Sat 11 Nov 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm at Reigate School, Pendleton Road.

    Training events:

    • Becoming an approved candidate.
    • Policy and values (for those awaiting assessment days).
    • Getting the message right.
    • Postal voting.
    • Winning the ward.
    • Canvassing.
    • Volunteer recruitment.
    • Social media.
    • Strategies for impromptu speaking and structuring your speech.
    • Diversity.
  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Kent County Council has advised that Horn Street, will be closed to through traffic, from Monday 23 October 2017 for up to 5 days, between the hours of 09:00 hours and 16:30 hours each day. The road will be closed in phases between the junctions of Church Road and A259 Seabrook Road.

    The alternative route is via A259 Seabrook Road, B2063 Hospital Hill, B2063 West Road, Pond Hill Road, Church Road and vice versa.

  • Cat with nose in paws
    Article: Oct 11, 2017
    By Tim Prater in Emailed to Shepway District Council planning@shepway.gov.uk as a comment on the planning application

    Please accept this email as an objection to the Hybrid planning application Y17/1042/SH for Princes Parade.

    As stated in SDC's own Environmental Statement (Technical Annex 7) http://beta.shepway.gov.uk/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=4028588&PDF=true&content=obj.pdf

    Shepway District Preferred Option Places and Policies Local Plan (Emerging) states that "Development proposals will be supported where:

  • Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in hand
    Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Kent Trading Standards are warning residents about criminals pretending to be Trading Standards officers to defraud vulnerable victims out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

    How it works

    • The criminal visits or calls residents who have previously been victims of crime claiming to be a Trading Standards officer using false identification.
    • They tell the resident that following a Trading Standards investigation into their previous complaint they are entitled to compensation.
    • They tell the resident they need to pay some money to release the compensation awarded by the Court.
    • Some residents are being told they must also pay the VAT that wasn't paid from the original crime
  • Princes Parade
    Article: Oct 4, 2017

    An extraordinary meeting of Sandgate Parish Council that has been called to discuss the Prince's Parade planning application (Y17/1042/SH).

    The meeting will start at 6pm on Tuesday 10th October at the Sandgate Library and Parish Council Office (James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3RR), and will consider the response to Shepway District Council as a consultee on the above planning application, the documents for which are available on line and at Sandgate Library.

  • Event: Jan 27, 2018 7:00 PM
    The Puffins, Chalkpit, Peene, Folkestone CT18 8BG

    A training and Q&A session on standing for Council: the how, what, why and when!

    All Lib Dem members welcome from those actively considwering standing for Council to those that are just curious about the process!

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