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  • Military Road street sign
    Article: Feb 25, 2017
    By Sandgate Parish Council


    Sandgate Parish Council is considering renaming Military Road Recreation Ground to better reflect the improvements which have been, and are to be, carried out to the park and to highlight its value as a community asset to the whole village.

    The park has previously been named Chichester Park, and other suggestions from a previous exercise to rename included Golden Park and Field of Dreams. Councillors also suggested Sandgate Park: but perhaps you have a much better name!

    We are now asking for any other nominations for a new name to be put to a community vote in late March / early April.

    To suggest a new name please email clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk or visit Sandgate library and speak to the parish clerk.

    All suggestions will be considered by Sandgate Council and a shortlist, which will include as an option the current 'Military Road Recreation Ground', will then be put forward to the community vote.

    Suggestions that are obviously offensive or unacceptable (Shepway District Council have to accept the final name) won't make it to the shortlist. For the avoidance of doubt that includes Parky McParkface - sorry!

    Closing date 10th March 2016.

  • Overhanging tile
    Article: Feb 23, 2017

    You may have noticed scaffolding has appeared around 15 Sandgate High Street. That's my fault!

    A few days ago I had someone mention there were loose tiles on the roof there. I went and had a look, and there were a number, including at least one actually hanging over the edge of the building above the bus stop, seemingly supported by nothing but prayer and pigeon droppings...

  • Decorated Christmas Tree
    Article: Jan 3, 2017

    Shepway District Council are offering to recycle your real Christmas tree for free from 9 January to 3 February 2017.

    If you have a real Christmas tree and you want to recycle it for free complete the form on the Shepway Council website.

    Alternatively, if you are signed up for Shepway's £45 per year garden waste scheme just put your tree next to your brown lid bin on your normal garden waste collection day (remember there will be no garden waste collections from Monday 26 December 2016 to Friday 6 January 2017).

    Shepway Lib Dem Campaigner Tim Prater commented:

    "Credit where it's due: free real Christmas Tree recycling is a welcome service, and it's good Shepway Council are providing it.

    "You do have to ask though why the collections don't start before the 9th January, some time after 12th Night. Most families will have taken their tree down well before the 9th, and many with have issues storing it until collection."

  • Shepway District Council Sandgate Parking Consultation Notice on Granville Parade
    Article: Nov 11, 2016

    Received from Shepway District Council, their formal response to my objection to the Sandgate CPZ (basically telling local residents that they are ignroing the hundreds of us that made objections), and my response to their email....


    Dear Sir/Madam

    Sandgate East Proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Consultation

    Thank you for your comments on the recent consultation for a proposed TRO in Sandgate.

    Your comments were included in the analysis and reported to the Cabinet Member for Transport, Cllr Malcolm Dearden. He has carefully considered the arguments on both sides and has decided to proceed with making the TRO as this is the most appropriate action to balance competing requirements, meet the needs of local residents and facilitate the safe operation of the highway.

    Although your objection has not been upheld, many of the comments received have influenced some of the additional actions that will be taken. These actions include;

    1. A reduction in Castle Road car park charges to

    Up to 2 hours- £1

    Up to 4 hours- £3

    All day- £5

    1. A reduction in the operational hours of this scheme to 8am-6pm.
    2. Surrounding roads to be reviewed six months after implementation of this scheme, with a view to extend the restrictions if necessary.

    It is expected that these measures will help address the parking issues in the area. Full details are contained in the report available on the council's website www.shepway.gov.uk

    Yours sincerely,

    Kind Regards

    Dave Petcher

    Highway Engineer

    Parking Services

    Shepway District Council, Civic Centre,

    Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY

    E: tro.consultation@shepway.gov.uk

  • Sandgate Open Space Appraisal 1975
    Article: Oct 27, 2016

    I've been passed a photocopy (by local resident Rosemary Sanders) of a 41 year old appraisal of Sandgate's open space and recreation areas.

    Although much has moved on, there are a number of points still relevant today. In the spirit of conserving useful historical information about the area, I've retyped and its reproduced below. Opinions expressed are those of the original authors and are of their time...

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