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  • Golden Valley Shops
    Article: May 1, 2015
    Local restaurant owner Kishore Sapkota is organising a Curry buffet dinner at his restaurant the Gurkha Palace in Sandgate Valley this Monday to raise funds to support Nepal earthquake victims.

    The Gurkha Palace will provide food and all the money raised will go towards the cause.

    • Date: Monday 4th May 2015
    • Time: 6pm onwards till 9pm
    • Venue: Gurkha Palace Restaurant, 97 Enbrook Valley, Folkestone CT20 3NE
  • Conservative Posters
    Article: Apr 27, 2015
    By A Pretty Grimm Tale

    Once, in the Principality, there was a "sort of" Baron. To be honest, the "sort of" Baron was only sort of in the Principality as he lived on an island far, far away much of the time. But he owned the castle, and lots of other lands in the Principality so we'll call him a sort of Baron. Minor Baron. Little Baron, if you will.

    Little Baron had vexed the people of the Principality mightily over the years. At one time, he had tried to change the law to have himself proclaimed Prince, but the people overthrew him and drove him back to his island, leaving him sulking and making only occasional visits to the Principality, meeting with the only people who would still meet with him, the Blue Tribe. Truth be told, the Blue Tribe didn't like Little Baron very much, but the Blue Tribe were suckers for a castle owner, and he did own a castle.

    Some years after being driven out of the Principality, one of the many properties Little Baron owned right in the middle on the Principality was looking very sad. It had a big high fence around it to keep the people out, but the fence was getting old, and rickety, and looked sad and rotten.

    The Village Elders discussed it and complained and worried and begged Little Baron to paint the fence to make the village look look nice again. Little Baron refused. Even the Blue Tribe begged him to paint the fence, but he would not: he just went back to the island far, far away.

    In the end, the Village Elders and the Blue Tribe decided something had to be done. The Principality was part of the Land of Shep, and although they tried not to talk with the King of the Land of Shep very much, when things got really bad, they knew what needed to be done. So they begged the King of Shep's Advisors, and the King of Shep's Advisors thought and thought and thought. But despite their thinking, over months and months and months, they could come up with no way to get Little Baron to paint the fence and make the Principality look nice again.

    So the King of Shep's Advisors decided to help. They got a team of workers to go to the Principality to paint the fence. The Advisors even had to find Land of Shep paint for the workers to use, as Little Baron even refused to pay for the paint to paint his own fence. Little Baron was pleased because he had paid nothing, but got his fence painted free, without even paying for the paint.

    After a while, except by a few, all was forgotten. The fence looked nice. The Little Baron was mainly back in his island far, far away. The Principality went on with its work.

    Then the election came. And Little Baron put two huge Tory posters on the fence the Land of Shep had made the workers paint for him, using paint he had refused to buy.

    There is a point to this story. You can decide what it is.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2015

    I get a lot of spam email messages which I delete instantly, but one today caught my eye, with it reading (in its entirety):

    "Just a one-time public good announcement (there will be no further emails sent).

    "Check your computer setup. To avoid eye strain, make sure your monitor is centered in front of you, about an arm's length away, with the top of the screen near eye level. Keep the glass clean to avoid glare, and take time to adjust the brightness, contrast and font size to comfortable levels. Thanks so much."

  • Article: Apr 9, 2015

    Last week the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner for Kent published the updated Police & Crime Plan for 2013-2017.

    The updated Plan is available at http://www.kent-pcc.gov.uk/home.php?entry_id=1427791823

  • Article: Mar 30, 2015

    The dates for this years Folkestone Harbour Festival have been confirmed as the 15th and 16th August.

    There will be free live music all weekend, a fun fair, raft race, a variety of food and drink and culminates with a spectacular firework display Saturday evening.

    This year will see the introduction of the UIM European Powerboat Championships after Folkestone successfully out bid Sweden and Norway. This will be the only international off-shore race to be held in Great Britain this year.

  • Sandgate Art and Craft Fair Easter 2015 poster
    Article: Mar 26, 2015

    Don't miss the Arts and Craft Fair at the Chichester Hall in Sandgate this Saturday 28th March from 10am to 3pm.

    Great way to start your Easter celebrations and buy those Easter gifts.

    Jewellery, Easter Gifts, plants & flowers, Easter eggs and cones and much more - especially for the children!

  • Free School Meals
    Article: Jan 26, 2015

    "I have to say we have been very lucky to have had the Liberal Democrats in government; cutting income tax for the lowest paid, marriage equality, defending the Human Rights Act against those in the Conservatives who would wish to repeal the Act, free school meals for primary school children, trying to reform our tired old political system by having a referendum on the electoral system and attempting to reform the House of Lords and finally arguing to remain as part of the European Union in the face of an increasingly Eurosceptic, right wing Conservative Party."

  • Article: Jan 16, 2015

    This Saturday sees the first Sandgate Farmers' Market of 2015 - we really hope to see you there.

    Great new stalls (home made chocolates, handmade soaps, cards & gifts) as well as the firm favourites including fresh baked bread, deli, traditionally reared meat and seasonal locally grown fruit and veg.

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