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Sandgate News

Sandgate is a ward of Folkestone West county division, represented on Kent County Council by Lib Dem Tim Prater.

The Liberal Democrat Action Team including Parish Councillors Gary Fuller and Tim Prater are working for Sandgate throughout the year, and keep in touch regularly through Focus and through E-FOCUS direct via email too.

If you would like to receive a copy of Sandgate E-Focus (free!) in future, simply email your name and address to tim@shepwaylibdems.org.uk - we'll add you to the mailing list.

Sandgate News

Recent News about Sandgate from this website.

  • Taylor Wimpey notice to level WW1 training trenches
    Article: Nov 20, 2017
    In Email to Shepway Planning and Kent Heritage Conservation

    To: Shepway Planning and Kent Heritage Conservation

    I draw your urgent attention the the attached site notice in the Sandy Lane area of Sandgate / Hythe (know as the "Back Doors Training Area", notifying of works to "level the informal bike jumps and the jumps known as the Daggers Trails".

    It's my understanding that although they have been adapted and used in recent years as informal bike ramps they are in fact WW1 training trenches and other areas of significant military historical interest.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Nov 3, 2017

    Having asked KCC why there are not currently traffic lights on Sandgate Esplanade whilst roadworks (including installation of a new crossing!) are in progress, they've confirmed they will be in place from Monday 6th November.

    They say:

    "there are two possible methods of traffic management that can be used whilst constructing this project. The current system using priority boards is working, however, some commuters are not always reading the signs causing two vehicles to come together resulting in the vehicle driving towards Sandgate having to mount the kerb.

  • Shingle on Sandgate Sea Wall / Esplanade / walkway
    Article: Nov 1, 2017

    A number of local residents have mentioned that since Storm Brian, the stretch of the Sandgate beach path from Varne Court to the junction with the Riviera (and the stretch by Coastguard cottages where the path meets Sandgate Explanade) is covered with shingle, making it hazardous for walkers and cyclists.

  • Planning notices, sllotape and cable ties removed from Sandgate High Street streetlights / lamp posts
    Article: Nov 1, 2017

    If a person, or a business, walked down a Shepway street and attached signs to streetlamps and other posts on a regular basis, and didn't take them away again soon afterwards, they could well be prosecuted for flyposting.

    When Shepway District Council have notices put up near to developments requiring planning permission, they are attached to streetlamps and other posts, and are rarely removed after the notice period expires. They are left to rot, and the tape and ties used often damage and deface the posts they are attached to. Double standards anyone?

  • Sandgate Beach replenishment works (heavy plant moving shingle)
    Article: Oct 25, 2017

    Twice a year beach replensighment works take place in the stretch of coast from Folkestone to Hythe, effectively moving the beach back every six months from where the sea and tide have tried to move it! The works are an important part of the sea flood defence works locally, protecting local properties from potential flooding from the sea in particularly high winds and tides.

  • Sandgate Farmers' Market logo
    Article: Oct 18, 2017

    Live local to Sandgate? Looking for a paid Saturday job?

    Marsh Produce are looking for a person to run their free range meat and vegetable stall at the Sandgate Farmers Market on the first and third Saturday of the month at the Chichester Hall (10 to 12:30). Clearly any applicant should be confident handling money, numerate and enjoy dealing with the public.

    You would need a vehicle as produce has to be collected and returned to their farm in Brookland on the Romney Marsh before and after the Market. Marsh Produce will pay the successful applicant including petrol costs.

    To apply please contact Deborah Ovenden at marshproduceltd@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07427 626754.

  • Cat with nose in paws
    Article: Oct 11, 2017
    By Tim Prater in Emailed to Shepway District Council planning@shepway.gov.uk as a comment on the planning application

    Please accept this email as an objection to the Hybrid planning application Y17/1042/SH for Princes Parade.

    As stated in SDC's own Environmental Statement (Technical Annex 7) http://beta.shepway.gov.uk/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=4028588&PDF=true&content=obj.pdf

    Shepway District Preferred Option Places and Policies Local Plan (Emerging) states that "Development proposals will be supported where:

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Oct 4, 2017

    An extraordinary meeting of Sandgate Parish Council that has been called to discuss the Prince's Parade planning application (Y17/1042/SH).

    The meeting will start at 6pm on Tuesday 10th October at the Sandgate Library and Parish Council Office (James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3RR), and will consider the response to Shepway District Council as a consultee on the above planning application, the documents for which are available on line and at Sandgate Library.

  • Sandgate Sea Festival 2017
    Article: Aug 10, 2017

    SATURDAY 26th AUGUST Granville Parade 19:00 - 22:00

    A spectacular firework display sponsored by the ROGER DE HAAN CHARITABLE TRUST at approximately 9pm. Live music, food outlets, Folkestone Party Mascots and flashing wands will be on offer throughout the evening.

    SUNDAY 27th AUGUST Granville Parade 11:00 - 17:00

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Aug 10, 2017

    MILITARY ROAD, SANDGATE

    TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING

    Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 14 (2) as amended by The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991.

    Kent County Council gives notice that Military Road, Sandgate will be closed to through traffic, on 9th August 2017 for an estimated period of 2 days.

Sandgate Planning Updates

The most recent planning applications in Sandgate, powered by the Shepway District Council website.