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  • Street drain / double yellow lines / potholes
    Article: Jun 30, 2015

    Sandgate Parish Councillor Tim Prater has reported potholes and subsidence around a drain gulley cover on Wilberforce Road, Sandgate to Kent Highways for repair.

    Tim said:

    "The width of Wilberforce Road at that point means that many vehicles drive over the drain cover, and the road surface is breaking up around it. A proper repair needs making before there is damage to a vehicle: it's already potentially a damaging hazard to bikes."

  • Parking Permit Renewal Letter
    Article: Jun 29, 2015
    By Tim Prater

    Today I needed to renew my annual Shepway Residents Car Park permit (£52 a year - excellent value and a good idea, as I said in Council when they were introduced!).

    On checking the renewal letter however, it tells me that to pay by credit / debit card I needed to go to the Civic Centre.

    So, to the Cabinet Member for Customers and Digital Delivery at Shepway District Council - that's you Rory Love) - a question.

  • Lib Dem Leadership Election Outer Envelope
    Article: Jun 29, 2015
    By Tim Prater

    All members should have either received their ballot paper for the Liberal Democrat Leadership Election or should do so in the next 2 days.

    If you have not received your ballot mailing by the 1st July, contact Lib Dem Member Services Team on 020 7022 0988 or contact them online at http://www.libdems.org.uk/contact

  • Gurkha Memorial Stature, Folkestone
    Article: Jun 29, 2015

    Last week saw the "turf-cutting" ceremony and blessing for the new Gurkha Statue and memorial that will be erected in the Garden of Remembrance (by Christchurch Tower) in Sandgate Road, Folkestone.

    It is expected that the statue, by sculptor Rebecca Hawkins, will be unveiled in early October as one of the final acts of public commemoration of 200 years of Gurkha service to the UK.

  • Sandgate Quiz Night Poster
    Article: Jun 29, 2015

    There will be a Charity Quiz on 18th July at Sandgate Men's Club on behalf of Sandgate Sea Cadets.

    Tickets cost £5 per person, with teams of up to four (either bring a team or form one on the night!).

    To ensure your place, drop into the Mens Club (in the Chichester Hall, Sandgate High Street) any evening after 5pm before the 18th.

  • Wheelchair logo disabled
    Article: Jun 29, 2015

    Generally I don't worry about businesses putting signs outside their shops and businesses, but you've got to be sure they are not blocking the way.

    A couple of local residents recently mentioned one business to me that was putting three signs on the footpath directly outside their business on Sandgate Esplanade on a very narrow stretch of pavement. The boards completely blocked the pavement: there was no way that you could get a wheelchair or buggy down the pavement without stepping into the road (which is the A259!).

  • Broken bench
    Article: Jun 29, 2015

    A few weeks ago, I raised the poor state of repair of the small kerbside bench on Wilberforce Road just off Sandgate High Street at Sandgate Parish Council. I'm pleased to say that the Council have agreed that it should either refurbished or replaced and we're making progress on getting quotes and agreeing the works.

  • saving money piggy bank
    Article: Jun 26, 2015

    The 2015-16 Shepway District Council Community Chest is now open for applications. The scheme will follow the same principles and processes of previous years.

    This year there is £120,000 available to support local community groups and charities delivering projects benefitting Shepway residents.

    Please send completed application forms to Policy@shepway.gov.uk or to the Community Development Team at Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY. We are happy to accept forms completed electronically.

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