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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.

  • 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).

  • Plimsoll Line (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brinkmann/509192200/)
    Article: May 15, 2017

    An event to commemorate:
    'The Sailor's Friend'.

    SATURDAY: 03 JUNE 2017
    From: 2.30 pm
    Speaker: Captain Charles Woodward.
    Member: Honorable Company of Master Mariners and the Marine Society.

    CT20 3JJ.
    Refreshments in the Community Hall after: £2.50 pp.
    A retiring collection will be held in aid of the MNA and FSPMC.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2017

    A local resident has raised instances of possible vandalism occurring along Sandgate Esplanade.

    A number of vehicles have had their wing mirrors, on the pavement side, damaged. This has been reported to the police.

    If this is something which has happened to you, or happens to you, please contact the police on 101.

  • Military Road street sign
    Article: Apr 28, 2017

    Kent Highways have advised that it will be necessary to close Military Road, Sandgate from 8 May 2017 for up to 3 days.

    The road will be closed between the junctions of Sandgate High Street and North Road.

    The alternative route is via Sandgate High Street, Sandgate Hill, Sandgate Road, Earls Avenue, Shorncliffe Road, Risborough Lane and Military Road.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Mar 15, 2017

    Military Road, Sandgate will be closed 20th March for up to 3 days to allow for ironwork to be carried out by Kent County Council.

    The road will be closed between the junctions with Sandgate High Street and Oxenden Road between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00.

    An alternative diversion route will be signed while the road is closed via Sandgate High Street, Sandgate Hill, Sandgate Road, Earls Avenue, Shorncliffe Road, Risborough Lane and Military Road. Please allow extra time for your journey, delays expected.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2017

    Having had an email from a local resident over the weekend about the state of the footpath that runs from Ross Way to Ferne Way in Sandgate, I've popped up there this afternoon to have a look...

    And its in a HORRIBLE state. Rubbish everywhere, evidence of flytipping, bags: even a fridge. All this on footpath HF21 at Ross way: ironically the home of the KCC Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre,

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Mar 8, 2017
    By Tim Prater in Letter to Seabrook & Sandgate residents

    Like many local residents, I wasshocked to see in the papers that a Shepway District Councillor has called those campaigning against the development of Princes Parade "out of touch".

    Those campaigning against the development of Princes Parade are doing an excellent job and deserve to be supported, not ignored.

Sandgate Planning Updates

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