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  • 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.

  • BBC One logo (Reproduced under licence from bbc.co.uk - © 2014 BBC)
    Article: Jul 8, 2014
    In Email from BBC

    A new BBC television series is looking for sociable people who want to try out a 4-day home swap experience in a great British location.

    Do you live in a lovely home or in a terrific location?

    Would you like to swap your property to have a memorable experience in a fantastic part of Britain?

    If you'd like to taste superb local cuisine and take part in fabulous activities that go beyond the guide book, then the BBC want to hear from you!

  • Damage caused to the cross-Channel passenger steamer SUSSEX in March 1916 during her voyage from Folkestone to Dieppe by a torpedo fired from the German submarine UB-29. (© IWM (Q 67955))
    Article: Jul 4, 2014

    From June 24th 2014 - May 8th 2015 at the Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street, Folkestone: Discover the journey undertaken by millions of men during the First World War as they left their civilian lives to take up arms and answer their country's call.

    Explore the crucial role Folkestone played as a refuge for the thousands of Belgians who fled the German war machine. Their plight touched the British nation and prompted many men to join the war effort.

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