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  • Kurt Stephens sweeping up in Sandgate High Street after rubbish collection
    Article: May 9, 2018

    Full marks to Sandgate Parish Councillor Kurt Stephens for cleaning up in Sandgate today!

    Following the weekly rubbish collection a whole host of smelly rubbish had been strewn across Sandgate High Street this morning (Wednesday 9th May).

    Kurt got his brush and bucket out and cleaned up: the High Street looked and smelled a LOT better after he had!

  • Martello Tower 6 [Sandgate Escarpment] (Copyright Steve Popple and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.)
    Article: May 9, 2018

    The Sandgate Escarpment referendum is taking place today (Wednesday 9th May) from 9am-9pm at Sandgate Library.

    The vote is on the proposal from Sandgate Parish Council to buy woodland on Sandgate Escarpment including Martello Towers 6 & 7. A proportion of that land has planning permission for 5 houses on it gained by the current owner. If the Council buy the land, the planning permission will NOT be used and the woodland will be retained and made more accessible to local residents and walkers.

  • Martello Tower 6 [Sandgate Escarpment] (Copyright Steve Popple and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.)
    Article: Mar 28, 2018

    Sandgate Parish Council has decided to consult residents on an exciting opportunity to purchase woodland on the escarpment, including two Martello Towers, to protect it from planned development.

    Martello Towers 6 and 7 sit in woodland above Sandgate Village and are subject to planning consent to develop part of that woodland for housing and to convert the two Martello Towers into a dwelling house and a holiday home. The Parish Council objected to that application and has now agreed terms with the owner with a view to conserving the towers for community use. The Council would also not implement the permission to build five homes as it wishes to protect this important site for its heritage and environmental benefits.

  • Sandgate Members Club logo
    Article: Mar 28, 2018

    I've been a member of the Sandgate Mens Cub for a few years, and was elected to the management committee last year. It's been fun...

    However, one thing has particularly concerned me: although the has many women members, women committee members, a woman as Treasurer and a woman as Club Steward, the club name simply did not reflect that women are as welcome in the club as men.

  • Tom McNeice at with Walter Tull Memorial Plaque
    Article: Mar 26, 2018

    Recent articles remembering Walter Tull prompted me to have a look back almost 10 years...

    MINUTES of the Meeting of the Town Council held at the Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone on Thursday, 27 November 2008 at 7 p.m.

    http://www.folkestonetc.kentparishes.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/27_November_2008_M.pdf

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