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  • scam
    Article: Jun 29, 2016

    KCC Trading Standards have received reports of scam telephone calls claiming to be from HMRC, requesting outstanding payments from residents or offering rebates.

    Please be aware that these calls are NOT being made by HMRC and that scammers may be using caller ID spoofing equipment to make the call appear genuine.

    HMRC offers guidance on spotting scams and suspicious communications.

    Please do not disclose any personal information such as bank details, no matter who the person claims to be.

    If you receive one of these scam telephone calls please report it to KCC Trading Standards.

  • money pound save savings
    Article: Jun 29, 2016

    The Shepway Community Chest scheme is now open and the deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Monday 1 August 2016.

    There is a total of £95,000 available in 2016: one amount of up to £50,000 and smaller grants between £1,000 - £5,000 are available.

    The community chest is a funding scheme that allocates grants to community groups and charities delivering projects for the benefit of Shepway residents.

  • Chelmsford Road re-surfacing farce
    Article: Jun 29, 2016

    Kent Highways are intending to resurface Military Road (Sandgate) from its junction with Sandgate High Street to the junction with North Road.

    The micro resurfacing works are programmed for 8th August 2016, and there should be local signage to advise on any closures, diversions or parking suspensions, and other restrictions during the works.

  • Lynne Beaumont and Tim Prater on Horn Street bridge
    Article: Jun 29, 2016

    Despite residents, campaigners and councillors from Folkestone and Sandgate insisting that for the new Shorncliffe development to go ahead required a widened road bridge at Horn Street, Shepway Development Control decided... against making that a condition on the developer.

    Instead of widening the bridge to allow east two-way running, there there will be traffic lights put on the bridge to enforce one-way running, and associated works to the approaches and creation of a junction to the new St Martins Plain and Stadium developments.

  • Shepway District Council Sandgate Parking Consultation Notice on Granville Parade
    Article: Jun 29, 2016

    The news is... there is no news.

    The proposals for a Sandgate Granville Parade / Castle Road CPZ with 2 hour parking restriction for those without a permit (8am-8pm every day of the year) was opposed by a huge number of local residents, your Lib Dem team, businesses and Sandgate Parish Council.

    The formal consulation held by Shepway District Council on the scheme received hundreds of objections (we know, having handed in many of them ourselves!) and apparently very few comments in support.

  • Sandgate Esplanade road and pavement flooding (Claire Hudson (www.twitter.com/clairehudson73))
    Article: Jun 29, 2016

    There has been an increase in ther number of large lorries parking (and often "overnighting") on Sandgate Esplanade.

    This parking causes visibility issues for those crossing the road, blocks the pavement, noise when refridgeration units are left running, and waste being left (and in some instances, complaints that the beach is being used as toilet).

  • remain
    Article: Jun 22, 2016

    Yeah, right. I was always voting Remain.

    When asked by my step-son Joe (aged 11) why I was putting a "Remain" poster in the window, I could have given him lots of answers.

    I could have talked about the likely damage that leaving the EU will do to the British economy, and thus the equally likely Government cuts in spending on services, benefits and tax increases on the lowest paid.

  • Shepway DC website bill payments screen screenshot
    Article: Jun 13, 2016

    A year ago, I posted about the inability of Shepway District Council to accept an online debit / credit card payment for the renewal of a parking permit.

    On Saturday, I received my renewal notice for my parking permit.

    • You still can't pay it online using a debit or credit card.
    • You still can't pay over the phone with a debit or credit card.
    • To pay by card, you still need to go to the Civic Centre.
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