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  • War of the Words HG Wells exhibion logo
    Article: Jul 30, 2014
    By Amanda Oates, Sandgate Parish Clerk in Email update

    Sandgate Parish Council and Sandgate Community Trust that the H G Wells' exhibition at 82 Sandgate High Street will open on Friday 1st August. Funding for this has kindly been granted by Shepway District Council via its High Street Innovation Fund.

    We are looking for volunteers to work in the exhibition. Training will be given although a knowledge of computer usage would be desirable. The most important thing is to be welcoming and prepared to take an active interest in HG Wells. We will be selling books, postcards, notelets and prints etc.

  • Sandgate Sea Festival 2014 poster
    Article: Jul 28, 2014
    By Monthly Events Update from www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk

    August 2014 Events

    • Friday 1st - Last Night of the Proms, St Mary the Virgin, St. Mary in the Marsh
    • Until Sunday 3rd - Billy Smart's Circus, Radnor Park, Folkestone
    • Sunday 3rd - Sittingbourne Paper Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - unveiling of Step Short Arch by HRH Prince Henry & Parade, The Leas, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Keep the Home Fires Burning concert, Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Folkestone Town Council Torch-lit procession, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Light in the Darkest Hour, commemoration, Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Sandgate
    • Saturday 9th - Wine tasting & quiz, The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone
    • Sunday 10th - Kent Invicta Concert Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Sat 16th/ Sun 17th - Harbour Festival & Powerboat racing, Folkestone Harbour
    • Sunday 17th - Aveley & Newham Brass Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Sunday 17th - Deaf Havana in concert, Quarterhouse, Folkestone
    • Thursday 14th - WW1 family walk, Library, Grace Hill, Folkestone
    • Saturday 16th - Talent Show, Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, Folkestone
    • Sat 23rd/Sun 24th - Sandgate Sea & Food Festival, Granville Parade, Sandgate
    • Sunday 24th - Northfleet Brass Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Saturday 30th - Folkestone Triennial 2014 commences, until 2nd November
    • Sunday 31st - Summer Fayre, Sports Club, Swan Lane, Sellindge
    • Sunday 31st - Kent Police Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Events are subject to change without notice.
  • Sandgate Family Fun Day Poster
    Article: Jul 18, 2014

    Military Road Recreation Ground, Sunday 27th July, 11.00 to 5.00.

    Bring a picmic and relax. Boules competition. Children's fun fair. Local bands. Sandgate's Got Talent showcase. Refreshments. Falcons Flying demo. Fun Dog competition. Face Painting. Mickey Mouse and friends. Circus Skills. Dancy Demos. Inflatables. Fancy Dress Competition and more.

  • Lantern
    Article: Jul 18, 2014
    By The Shorncliffe Trust - http://www.shorncliffe-trust.org.uk

    100th Anniversary of WW1 - 11.00pm August 4th 2014

    "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time"

    Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary on the eve of the First World War.

    This August 4th across the country, lights will be turned out to signify the start of the 100th anniversary of WW1.

  • Charivari 2014 Poster
    Article: Jul 10, 2014
    In Strange Cargo July Newsletter - www.strangecargo.org.uk

    Saturday 12th July is the date of the wonderful Day carnival in Folkestone. This year the hundreds of dazzling costumes celebrate our beautiful local coastline, landscape and wildlife. They will be parading from The Stade fishmarket to the Leas Bandstand from 2pm, accompanied by a fabulous line up of raucous drumming bands.

  • Article from Folkestone Herald 10 July 2014 on Sandgate Parish Council views on Shorncliffe Redevelopment
    Article: Jul 10, 2014

    Sandgate Parish Council Planning Chairman Gary Fuller is quoted in an article in this weeks Folkestone Herald on the Shorncliffe Barracks redevelopment.

    Sandgate Parish Council considered the planning application for the proposed 1,200 home Shorncliffe Garrison redevelopment last week and voted unanimously to object the the proposals on a series of grounds.

  • Article from Folkestone Herald 10 July 2014 on seagull proof rubbish bags
    Article: Jul 10, 2014
    By Tim Prater, Sandgate Parish Councillor

    My call to Shepway District Council for Seagull Proof bags makes page 8 of this weeks Folkestone Herald.

    I see that part of Shepway's justification for not using the bags is that "when the ordinary sack is removed from the gull proof bags, the bags often blow about the streets and get lost."

    Those of us (who live in flats or cannot store wheelie bins) currently have a blue bag provided to us for our paper and card recycling: a system put in place by Shepway District Council. Consistent Council? Not.

  • KM Express front page on seagulls
    Article: Jul 9, 2014
    By Tim Prater

    My proposal that Shepway Council start the use of gull proof bags has been picked up by the KM Express this week, and run alongside pictures of seagull ripped bags and rubbish strewn streets from across the area.

    In the article Rory Love - the Shepway Cabinet member for the Environment - apparently responded that the more effective way of stopping the seagull problem is those dumping sacks days before the collection, and that Shepway Council has just "stepped up environmental patrols" to deal with the issue.

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