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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.

  • 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



    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 Fun Day 2017 poster
    Article: Jun 29, 2017

    Sunday 6th August 2017 at Sandgate Park, Military Road

    Mums and Dads bring a picnic and relax to the fabulous live sounds of Electric Tortoise plus DJ music all day whilst the kids enjoy the Bouncy Castles, Folkestone Owls, Circus Skills Demo and free Circus Skills sessions, Party Mascots, Bouncy Assault Course, Pillow Bash, Fun Dog Competition, Refreshments, Sweets and Candy Floss, Tug o War, Dance Demos, Bungy Run, Clown Slide and lots more....

  • Sandgate Beach at dawn (Photo Credit: Folkestone Camera Club)
    Article: Jun 23, 2017

    Interested in photography?

    Not quite sure how your camera works?

    Would love a portrait of the family?or your best friend…your pet?

    Then Folkestone Camera Club has the photographic event for you this Summer.

    Over the weekend of June 24/25 at the Chichester Hall on Sandgate High Street between 09.30 and 18.00 each day you are invited to enjoy a photographic exhibition and free entry event comprising:-

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Jun 15, 2017
    By Save Princes Parade in http://saveprincesparade.org/

    Things have been rather quiet on the Princes Parade front during the county and general elections but now that the purdah period is over we are expecting that Shepway will submit the planning application very soon so look out for emails from us with guidance on how to make your objections.

    Shepway District Council's Princes Parade Working Group is meeting this afternoon. Unusually the meeting is advertised on the calendar of meetings and the minutes will be published but the meeting is not open to the public. We have challenged this as the council have not given the required notice that the public are to be excluded but they have argued that as the Working Group is neither a sub committee of cabinet nor a decision making body then the public have no right to attend.

  • 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.

  • Folkestone Volunteers Fair 2017 flyer
    Article: May 25, 2017

    Shepway Volunteer Centre with Thanet Volunteer Bureau, part of the Stronger Kent Communities programme, warmly welcomes you on Thursday 8th June, 11am - 2pm to Shepway Volunteer Centre, Radnor Park Community Centre (Formerly United Reformed Church), Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2QL

    Come along & meet with 30 organisations to discover what is going on across Shepway and how to get involved. Volunteering opportunities for all age groups.

  • Bee swarm
    Article: May 24, 2017

    Being a Parish Councillor you get a fair range of enquiries, but yesterday offered a new one, when someone asked me if I could do anything about the bee swarm on Sandgate High Street....

    Around 9am a swarm had arrived on the High Street and parked itself on the fence of Vine Cottage, right by the pavement in the centre of the village. We need bees, but that really wasn't the right location!

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: May 23, 2017

    It's really good to see Kent County Council are now consulting on a new Zebra crossing on Sandgate Esplanade.

    When Sandgate Parish Council were being consulted on the works KCC were putting in place for the Cinque Ports cycleway, I was delighted when the engineer on the project, Russell Boorman, was helpful and enthusiastic at my suggestion to add an Esplanade crossing to their plans. And they have!

  • The Great Sandgate Get Together
    Article: May 19, 2017

    As a part of the Great Get Together, there will be a Great Sandgate Get Together on Saturday 17th June from 11.00 am at Sandgate Library & Sandgate Beach.
    For our younger neighbours, there will be stories and rhyme time in the library, and evertyone is then welcome to get together with a (bring your own) picnic on the beach.
    Activities begin at 11.00am in Sandgate Library (if weather is bad you can also picnic in the library).

Sandgate Planning Updates

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