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  • Enbrook Park, Sandgate
    Article: Jun 15, 2017

    Shepway District Council have received a planning application (Y17/0242/SH) for the Saga Offices in Enbrook Park for the construction of 50 additional car parking spaces.

    Sandgate Parish Council will, as a consultee to the decision, be considering the application at their Planning meeting of 4th July, and then pass the outcome of that meeting to Shepway, whose Development Control Officers / Committee will take the final decision on whether to allow it.

  • Parking sign
    Article: Jun 12, 2017

    Shepway District Council have reviewed the Sandgate CPZ scheme installed in Castle Road and Granville Parade areas last year, and and have published a report at http://www.shepway.gov.uk/moderngov/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=14029&Opt=0 on which they plan to go to consultation on extending the scheme.

    The new proposals cover from the Coastguard Cottage end of Sandgate High Street in the West to Enbrook Road / Southernwood Rise in the North and Radnor Cliff in the East, with almost all roads in Sandgate village being included. Restrictions vary by road, with Sandgate High Street and roads nearby offering one or two hours of free parking to all (and longer only with a permit) and other roads being permit holder only.

    There will be an "informal" consultation to all residents and businesses in the enlarged area (asking if people approve of the idea, and in some cases offering options, for example on the hours of operation).

    If that is then cleared, there is a "formal" consultation required by law open to anyone to comment. The two consultations and the works required will mean any extension won't happen until the autumn at earliest.

    Tim Prater commented:

    "The new proposals do seem to be a lot better for local residents (outside the existing CPZ) than currently. The implementation of the CPZ initially in just a few local roads has displaced parking and made parking much harder for residents not in those roads. Extending the zone to cover the whole village will at least restore equality of opportunity to park to all residents.

    "There are however a lot of details to be looked at and considered to ensure the scheme works for everyone, dealing with issues such as deliveries, being fair to local businesses (and their staff) and parking for HMO's. I hope Shepway Council will be open to suggestions and requests to deal with these issues and those raised in the consultations".

  • J12 M20 Cheriton Interchange (Screenshot from Google Maps under Fair Use https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html)
    Article: Jun 9, 2017

    A neighbour got in touch recently to mention that their are a number of streetlights that are out on the slip roads / roundabout at the Cheriton J12 M20 junction.

    Essentially, the lights on the M20 and slip roads are the responsibility of Highways England, and those on the roundabout those of Kent Highways. I've contacted both, and have had the below response from Highways England today, saying they should be fixing at least some of the slip road lights on Monday. Progress I hope!

  • Folkestone Charivari Festival 2017 Poster
    Article: Jun 7, 2017

    Charivari Day comes of age this year, as this is the 21st carnival, and will take place on Saturday 8th July.

    To celebrate the Charivari organisers Strange Cargo are partnering with the 2017 Folkestone Triennial and all the costumes in the parade will be inspired by the Triennial theme double edge. So as the parade makes its noisy way through Folkestone, pay careful attention to the hundreds of colourful costumes, because amidst the miles of floating ribbon and the sea of glitter, there are glimpses of what to look out for when the Triennial artworks are unveiled on 2nd September… there will be an array of extraordinary hybrid carnival sculptures that have been inspired by the double edge idea of bringing two objects to make something new. See what you can spot!.

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