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Sandgate Society 2024 Highlights

The Sandgate Society, a civic society and registered charity, has been actively campaigning for over 60 years to preserve and enhance Sandgate village’s unique built and natural heritage. Their commitment to promoting community well-being and building a sustainable future is … Continue reading

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District Funding News

Folkestone streets will become even safer due to grant: A £335,546.64 award is the result of a bid made by Folkestone & Hythe Community Safety Partnership (CSP), Kent Police and the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner for round five of … Continue reading

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Fined for walking dog on lead in a park – a happy ending :)

The delightful Sandgate Park, also known as Sandgate Rec, located on Military Road, was formerly under the care of F&H District Council, later taken over by Sandgate Parish Council. This informal park features open grassland, tennis courts, a volleyball court, … Continue reading

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BBC: Kent campaigners call for new route of planned electricity line

Conservationists are calling on National Grid to consider an alternative route for a new electricity line between Kent and Suffolk. The Sea Link project would lay 90 miles (145km) of undersea cable that comes ashore in Sandwich in Kent and … Continue reading

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Trees planted and donated as part of National Tree Week

The week kicks off at the best time of year for planting trees, giving them a good start to grow strong and healthy.  People around the county are being encouraged to take part and Plant a Tree in ’23. Funded through … Continue reading

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Limitations Imposed Following the Discovery of Bluetongue on Kent Farms

On November 11, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed four cases of bluetongue in cattle, with the virus identified in a cow near Canterbury. In response, a temporary control zone spanning 10km (6 miles) has been … Continue reading

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Repeat Offender: Maidstone Fraudster Released from Prison Resumes Scamming

A previously convicted fraudster from Maidstone found himself back behind bars after his release from prison. Blake Paterson, who had served time for engaging in fraudulent online car sales, was released on licence in 2022. Unfortunately, he resumed his deceptive … Continue reading

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Folkestone & Hythe District Council coastal defence project under way

Work is under way along a section of Kent coast to protect more than 3,000 homes and businesses from flooding. The latest round of recycling and regrading of shingle between Fisherman’s Beach in Hythe and Folkestone Harbour began on Monday. … Continue reading

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BBC Podcast: The Rental Crisis – a perfect storm

Buying a home can often be a big challenge – but in many areas it’s becoming increasingly tough just to rent somewhere. Official figures show that people in rural and coastal spots are being squeezed out of the rental market … Continue reading

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Folkestone Rowing Club

You don’t have to be a rower to belong to Folkestone Rowing Club – Folkestone Rowing Club has a great social scene if you don’t fancy rowing! We have quizzes, raffles, open mic nights as well as theme nights. It … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help To Avoid Path Closure

Dear Sandgate Society Members and all Sandgate residents, We need your help please – evidence is needed to avoid an important path closure. There is a path known as Sandy Lane, which goes from the bottom of Hospital Hill up to … Continue reading

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Actionable Ways to Promote Equity and Inclusion as a Consumer

Everyone is talking about diversity these days, but how can you work to promote diversity and inclusion in your everyday life? True, you can take to the streets in support of protests and activists that are trying to level the … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Photographic Competition Winner Is . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . Annette Cooper!   And luckily she was at the coffee morning on Saturday to receive her prize! Well done Annette – her winning entry of frog spawn will be posted … Continue reading

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A Community Guide to Supporting Small Businesses

It’s not always easy for smaller local businesses to keep up with bigger, better-known brands. The COVID-19 pandemic was especially challenging for smaller companies, as many of them lacked the large budgets to stay afloat as business declined or was … Continue reading

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Family History Talks

There are lots of great talks coming up, given by the Kent Family History Society, including: ‘Making the most of a Will’, ‘Family history storytelling’ and ‘The Poor Law settlement system in East Kent in the 18th century’, and lots of … Continue reading

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At Risk From Flooding?

According to the Environment Agency, over five million people in England live and work in properties at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea, whilst more face flood threats from groundwater, surface water, sewers, and reservoirs. At Gocompare, we … Continue reading

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Departure of SAGA from Enbrook Park

Dear Sandgate Society Members You will mostly be aware of the recent disturbing news – the departure of Saga from Enbrook Park, Sandgate. We received an email response from the CEO of Saga which is not entirely satisfactory from our … Continue reading

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Preserving Sandgate for future generations – Sustainability meeting

The Sandgate Society will be holding a meeting for members on 13th October to explore ideas on what they would like to see happen to make Sandgate more sustainable. If you would like to attend this interesting meeting do contact … Continue reading

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H G Wells Exhibition by the Sandgate Society Archives Team

On 2nd/3rd April 2022 the Sandgate Society Archive Team  (Jill, Annie, Chris, Maggie, Frank and Bob) held their H. G. Wells exhibition in the Old Fire Station.  On display were many documents and photographs from the archive files along with … Continue reading

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Proclamation Reading for Charles III for the Parish of Sandgate

Proclamation Reading for Charles III for the Parish of Sandgate: Delivered Sunday 11th September, 4pm We come together this afternoon following the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second. Our sadness at this time is shared by people … Continue reading

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