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  • Bus shelter replacement
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Around 18 months after it was damaged in a traffic accident, the bus shelter on Sandgate High Street by the Village Store is being replaced today.

    The replacement is in no small part due to the dogged determination of Sandgate Parish Councillor Michael Fitch. Some time after the accident, Shepway Council had told Sandgate Parish Council that the shelter could not be repaired due to a lack of budget.

  • Unexploded WW2 shell (UXB) on beach (Folkestone Coastguard)
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Folkestone Coastguard have apologised to Sandgate residents who may have been awoken this morning by the sound of... a bomb going off.

    An unexploded second world war shell was found on Sandgate Beach (near the Sir John Moore Memorial) on Sunday evening, but the changing tide meant it could not be dealt with immediately. The position was marked, and at around 5am this morning the shell was safely detonated in a controlled explosion.

  • Shorncliffe Military Cemetery lit by lanterns (The Shorncliffe Trust)
    Article: Jul 30, 2016

    The Shorncliffe Trust are holding an evening commemoration on 6th August at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme 1916.

    The cemetery event opens to the public at 7.30pm, with service from 8.00pm - 9.00pm and departure by 9.30pm.

    This event is supported by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion as part of the Somme 100 Commemoration 2016.

  • Poppy wreath at war memorial (By Caroline Ford (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jul 29, 2016

    The Sandgate branch of the Royal British Legion has been established for many years and is now trying to encourage some new members to join.

    You don't need to be a veteran - young and old, ex-service and never in service welcome!

    The meetings take place on the second Monday of every month in the Gurkha mess at Shorncliffe Camp. At most meetings there are home made cakes, scones or bread pudding all made by one of the members!

  • Shepway District Council Sandgate Parking Consultation Notice on Granville Parade
    Article: Jul 21, 2016

    Over two months after the close of the official "consultation" on the proposed new parking controls on Granville Parade and Castle Road, Sandgate, no decision on the proposals has been published by Shepway Council.

    Shepway received hundreds of objections to the proposals to ban parking for longer than 2 hours in those areas (between 8am-8pm every day of the year) to anyone not resident in those roads.

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