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Sudden Decision to House Asylum Seekers at Napier Barracks

On 14th September F&H district council reported that they had been advised by the Home Office that Napier Barracks was to be made ready as an ‘assessment and dispersal’ open facility for asylum seekers. Some days before that rumours had … Continue reading

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Hall Together Now!

by David Cowell A decade or so ago The Chichester Memorial Hall in Sandgate was in a poor state of disrepair. A slowly diminishing Board of Trustees meant that the running of the building was left to fewer hands and … Continue reading

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Notice Of Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. If by 3 September 2020 a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to: The Returning OfficerFolkestone … Continue reading

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Paying Respect To Robert Bliss

The funeral of Robert Bliss will take place on Tuesday 1st September. Sadly, due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, the ceremony is limited to 30 invited guests only. However, Robert’s cortege will be pass along Sandgate High Street and Esplanade from Folkestone … Continue reading

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Robert Bliss

It is with huge sadness that Sandgate Parish Council learned of the sudden death of our friend and Vice-Chairman Robert Bliss on Monday. Robert was Chairman of Sandgate Parish Council from 2011 until May this year, serving longer than all … Continue reading

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Results of Sandgate Lockdown Photographic Competition 2020

Back in May the Sandgate Society announced a Lockdown photographic competition 2020 to record for posterity the village through these strange times. The criteria for photographs was simple and could include; rainbows in windows, deserted streets, closed shops, social distance … Continue reading

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KCC Director of Public Health response to national media reports re Ashford and Folkestone

Kent County Council Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark statement: The PHE dashboard, which can be found here on, has changed so that daily reporting includes deaths that have occurred in all settings where there has been a positive COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Why Recycling Is Essential

20 Tips And Tricks This item covers why recycling is essential (incl. the benefits of it) as well as 20 tips and tricks which can help you to make a difference. Recycling has become one of the most critical home … Continue reading

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The Folkestone Haven

A free, face to face mental health crisis service for adult residents from across Folkestone and Hythe District.

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Sandgate Walking Tours

On Saturday 18th July Tony Quarrington will be bringing his award winning walking tours to Sandgate for the first time. Tony developed the Sandgate Walking tour programme after discussions with Sandgate Parish Council earlier this year. The Parish Council are supporting the … Continue reading

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District Play Areas are Open Again

The news a lot of you have been waiting for… our play areas are reopening today. Firstly, we would like to say a massive thank you to the majority of people who have respected the closures. We completely understand how … Continue reading

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Inspection Covers – Who Installed the Sanitation?

Dear Fellow Sandgate Society Members and Residents I was taking my daily walk earlier in the month through Sandgate when I noticed an inspection cover which was impressed with the name N O Baker, builder, Sandgate.  That’s interesting I thought … Continue reading

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A new addition to the range of activities that Sandgate offers. We work with all things natural including the weather, yoga movement, food provided for guests who can stay 1 night or 1 month and the workshops introduce Ayurveda (a … Continue reading

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Latest Covid19 information from Government

Stay alert We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must: stay at home as much as possible work from home if you can limit contact with other people keep your distance if … Continue reading

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Sandgate Park: Playground and Adult Play Equipment Remain CLOSED under Government Rules

Sandgate Parish Council have followed the Government’s Coranavirus advice throughout, and kept Sandgate Park open to give people space to exercise. When the rules changed a little last week, we quickly changed the rules around the Tennis courts and Multi … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – Your Questions Answered

Here are the answers to your questions about how coronavirus is affecting our services across the county of Kent.

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New Sandgate Design Statement (2020)

More details and to see the design statement check out:

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Creating Heritage

Dear Sandgate Society Members Now we are allowed a bit more freedom, we wonder if you were able to help us? These may be very difficult times, but we are living through history –the history of Sandgate. The Committee and … Continue reading

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Sandgate Quiz

Dear Sandgate Society Members, Our events and website teams are hard at work during this time of enforced downtime, and we would like to invite you to make a cup of coffee, put on your thinking caps and enjoy a … Continue reading

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Household Waste & Recycling Centres to open

From next Friday (May 15), Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open to the public for essential use. On Wednesday, May 13, people will be able to book a slot to use one of the county’s 18 … Continue reading

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