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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.

  • 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.

  • Military Road street sign
    Article: Feb 25, 2017
    By Sandgate Parish Council


    Sandgate Parish Council is considering renaming Military Road Recreation Ground to better reflect the improvements which have been, and are to be, carried out to the park and to highlight its value as a community asset to the whole village.

    The park has previously been named Chichester Park, and other suggestions from a previous exercise to rename included Golden Park and Field of Dreams. Councillors also suggested Sandgate Park: but perhaps you have a much better name!

    We are now asking for any other nominations for a new name to be put to a community vote in late March / early April.

    To suggest a new name please email clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk or visit Sandgate library and speak to the parish clerk.

    All suggestions will be considered by Sandgate Council and a shortlist, which will include as an option the current 'Military Road Recreation Ground', will then be put forward to the community vote.

    Suggestions that are obviously offensive or unacceptable (Shepway District Council have to accept the final name) won't make it to the shortlist. For the avoidance of doubt that includes Parky McParkface - sorry!

    Closing date 10th March 2016.

  • Overhanging tile
    Article: Feb 23, 2017

    You may have noticed scaffolding has appeared around 15 Sandgate High Street. That's my fault!

    A few days ago I had someone mention there were loose tiles on the roof there. I went and had a look, and there were a number, including at least one actually hanging over the edge of the building above the bus stop, seemingly supported by nothing but prayer and pigeon droppings...

  • Shepway District Council Sandgate Parking Consultation Notice on Granville Parade
    Article: Nov 11, 2016

    Received from Shepway District Council, their formal response to my objection to the Sandgate CPZ (basically telling local residents that they are ignroing the hundreds of us that made objections), and my response to their email....


    Dear Sir/Madam

    Sandgate East Proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Consultation

    Thank you for your comments on the recent consultation for a proposed TRO in Sandgate.

    Your comments were included in the analysis and reported to the Cabinet Member for Transport, Cllr Malcolm Dearden. He has carefully considered the arguments on both sides and has decided to proceed with making the TRO as this is the most appropriate action to balance competing requirements, meet the needs of local residents and facilitate the safe operation of the highway.

    Although your objection has not been upheld, many of the comments received have influenced some of the additional actions that will be taken. These actions include;

    1. A reduction in Castle Road car park charges to

    Up to 2 hours- £1

    Up to 4 hours- £3

    All day- £5

    1. A reduction in the operational hours of this scheme to 8am-6pm.
    2. Surrounding roads to be reviewed six months after implementation of this scheme, with a view to extend the restrictions if necessary.

    It is expected that these measures will help address the parking issues in the area. Full details are contained in the report available on the council's website www.shepway.gov.uk

    Yours sincerely,

    Kind Regards

    Dave Petcher

    Highway Engineer

    Parking Services

    Shepway District Council, Civic Centre,

    Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY

    E: tro.consultation@shepway.gov.uk

  • Sandgate Open Space Appraisal 1975
    Article: Oct 27, 2016

    I've been passed a photocopy (by local resident Rosemary Sanders) of a 41 year old appraisal of Sandgate's open space and recreation areas.

    Although much has moved on, there are a number of points still relevant today. In the spirit of conserving useful historical information about the area, I've retyped and its reproduced below. Opinions expressed are those of the original authors and are of their time...

  • Kurt Stephens
    Article: Oct 26, 2016

    Cllr Kurt Stephens represented Sandgate Parish Council on Tuesday night at Shepway District Coiuncil's Development Control Committee, speaking against application Y16/0584/SH to convert the shop at 44 Sandgate High Street to residential accommodation.

    Despite around a 40 minute discussion on the application, in the end the Development Control Committee decided overrule Sandgate's objection and to allow the application by a majority of 8-2.

  • Green Spice Restaurant & LOAF cafe, Sandgate High Street
    Article: Oct 26, 2016

    Kent County Council / Shepway District Council are "consulting" on a series of new Disabled Parking bays across Shepway, including two in Sandgate and one in Cheriton.

    Although the bays have been installed following the request of a specific resident in each case, the bay is not for the applicant's exclusive use. Anyone with a valid badge will be able to park in a permanent disabled bay.

  • Beach Huts on Folkestone sea front
    Article: Oct 18, 2016

    The Creative Foundation is pleased to announce the dates of Folkestone Triennial 2017, which will return for its fourth edition and will be held over a nine week period from 2 September - 5 November 2017. Curated for the second time by Lewis Biggs, the Triennial in 2017 will take the title double edge.

Sandgate Planning Updates

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