Exhibition looks at the future for Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh

Contributed by editor on Apr 19, 2018 - 01:25 PM

The first exhibition event for Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s Core Strategy Review consultation opened this week.

Local residents came along to the Civic Centre in Folkestone to find out about the plans for the future of the district.

"...opportunity for people to find out more about these plans before going online to have their say"

Making it easy to build new homes on former school site in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Apr 19, 2018 - 07:45 AM

A former school that had been derelict for years has been converted into flats thanks to an award-winning council scheme.

Westbrook Preparatory School in Shorncliffe Road, originally part of Dover College, will now provide 11 new homes following a sympathetic refurbishment by Will Brown of Browns Construction.

Will Brown, Sean Holden and Alan Ewart-James discussing the project

Turner Contemporary launches fundraising to bring life-size puppet Polar Bear to Margate

Contributed by editor on Apr 19, 2018 - 06:15 AM

On the seventh anniversary of the gallery’s opening, Turner Contemporary has launched its first online fundraising campaign. The Gallery is asking donors to be at the heart of an exciting new project by raising £15,000.

26-year-old man arrested by Counter Terrorism Police in Kent

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2018 - 04:51 PM

A 26-year-old man from Kent has today, 18 April 2018, been arrested by Counter Terrorism Policing South East officers on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.


Man arrested in connection with alleged Herne Bay hammer attack

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2018 - 04:05 PM

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Herne Bay have arrested a man. The assault is reported to have taken place at the junction of Mortimer Street and East Street between 7.25pm and 7.30pm on Friday 30 March 2018.

Folkestone and Hythe council puts aside £50,000 for projects marking the centenary of the end of the First World War

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2018 - 02:45 PM

Folkestone and Hythe District Councillors have allocated £50,000 for projects to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Community groups, charities, schools and other organisations are now invited to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 for activities or events taking place this year.

Throw your hat in the ring for a share of £22,000 earmarked for Dover community groups

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Community groups in the Dover district looking for funding are urged to apply for grants from the DDC Community Grants Scheme 2018-19.

The scheme has just opened so don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Folkestone and Hythe council prepare for one in two-hundred year super storm

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2018 - 10:45 AM

More than 120,000 tonnes of shingle is being moved on Shepway beaches to keep the area protected from flooding.

The beaches provide vital protection for what is known in a one-in-200-year storm – a storm so bad it only occurs on average once every 200 years.

'Stabbing' arrest in Ashford after seriously injured man is rushed to London hospital

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2018 - 07:50 AM

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses after an alleged stabbing was reported in Ashford.

The incident is reported to have taken place in Oak Tree Road shortly before 10.20pm on Monday 16 April 2018.

Folkestone and Hythe MP backs May over 'surgical' Syria missile strike decision

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2018 - 06:05 AM

Constituency matters... a weekly column by the Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe, Damian Collins 11 April 2018


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