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  • Article: Mar 13, 2017

    Having had an email from a local resident over the weekend about the state of the footpath that runs from Ross Way to Ferne Way in Sandgate, I've popped up there this afternoon to have a look...

    And its in a HORRIBLE state. Rubbish everywhere, evidence of flytipping, bags: even a fridge. All this on footpath HF23 at Ross Way: ironically the home of the KCC Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre,

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Mar 8, 2017
    By Tim Prater in Letter to Seabrook & Sandgate residents

    Like many local residents, I wasshocked to see in the papers that a Shepway District Councillor has called those campaigning against the development of Princes Parade "out of touch".

    Those campaigning against the development of Princes Parade are doing an excellent job and deserve to be supported, not ignored.

  • Lynne Beaumont
    Article: Mar 8, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have called on Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins to ensure thousands EU nationals living in Kent are guaranteed the right to remain in Britain, as figures have revealed the extent to which local NHS services rely on EU nationals.

    The news comes after the government was defeated in a historic vote in the House of Lords this week, after peers voted for an amendment to guarantee the right of EU citizens to remain in the UK. The issue will now be voted on by MPs, as pressure mounts on the government to change position.

  • Lord Dick Newby
    Article: Mar 8, 2017
    By Dick Newby, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords

    Over the last month, I've led Liberal Democrat peers in scrutiny of the article 50 bill in the Lords and during that time, we have sought to make changes to the government's plans.

    We had three goals: to protect Britain's membership of the single market; protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK and to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal.

    Unfortunately, two of our amendments that would have protected membership of the single market and given you a final say on the deal were defeated after the Labour Leadership failed to support us, and even went so far as to back the Government over plans to tear us away from the single market. A third amendment which would force the government to guarantee EU citizens right to stay passed, as was an amendment which we supported to give Parliament a meaningful say at the end of the process.

  • Overhanging tile
    Article: Feb 23, 2017

    You may have noticed scaffolding has appeared around 15 Sandgate High Street. That's my fault!

    A few days ago I had someone mention there were loose tiles on the roof there. I went and had a look, and there were a number, including at least one actually hanging over the edge of the building above the bus stop, seemingly supported by nothing but prayer and pigeon droppings...

  • Ross Clark
    Article: Feb 23, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats are opposing plans for "Otterpool Park", a 12,000 home commuter town being proposed by Shepway District Council.

    The town, near Westenhanger station and junction 11 of the M20, is being proposed on land currently occupuied by Folkestone Racecourse and farmland recently purchased by the District Council as an "investment". As proposed, Otterpool Park would be larger than nearby Hythe.

  • Electricity (power) socket
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    UK Power Networks have issued advice on what to do if you suffer a power cut in tomorrow's potential storm, or at any other time.

    You will be able to find regular updates at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and www.twitter.com/ukpowernetworks throughout this period.

    Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    Liberal drinks will take place next week. To find out more, see the post on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cllrgaryfuller/posts/10154808845517534.

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