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Sandgate Racer Wins British Superbike Championship

Continuing with an amazing season, a stunning result for twenty-year-old Jack Nixon in the British Superbikes, in the Superstock 600 class at Brands Hatch on 20th October. Jack was competing alongside riders from across the globe and 6 manufacturers, for … Continue reading

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Sandgate Community Gardeners Saving Those Spare Plants

Have you ever wondered what happens to the town’s bedding plants when the season is finished?  We certainly have, and made some enquiries with Folkestone and Hythe horticultural department that carry out all the summer and winter floral displays all … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Christmas Party – Coming Soon!

Dear Sandgate Society Members,  We are very pleased to be able to tell you that we are going ahead with the Christmas Party this year. Many people have now been triple jabbed plus had their Flu jabs and the feedback … Continue reading

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Folkestone Rowing Club Did Us Proud at CARA

Following a very successful day at the Herne Bay regatta towards the end of August – when the Junior Men and Master’s 50 crews secured the CARA Championship – Folkestone Rowing Club were again prepared and ready to give it … Continue reading

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Enbrook Estate Display At Sandgate Library

This fascinating display about Enbrook Estate, now at Sandgate Library, traces the history of the Enbrook Estate from a private residence and grounds in the 1800s to a Star & Garter Home, Police Training College, and now SAGA office and … Continue reading

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Jill Is Hanging Up Her Teapot

We would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Jill Partridge who has organised her last Vintage Tea Room during the Sea Festival. Jill has always worked tirelessly in corralling volunteers, accepting lots of mouth-watering homemade cakes and … Continue reading

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Sandgate Parish Council Email Newsletter

Dear All From September 6th, events and activities will begin again in Sandgate Library.                                                      … Continue reading

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Vintage Tea Room – Can You Help?

The Old Fire Station will be open on Sunday 29th August during the Sandgate Sea and Food Festival – everybody is welcome to pop in and say hello to our volunteer helpers whilst it is open, and perhaps enjoy a … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Summer Party

This year the Sandgate Society decided to hold their very popular summer party – after the many months of taking great care with Covid restrictions the announcement was very welcome by members. To err on the side of caution – … Continue reading

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Sea Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

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SAGA – Abandoning Sandgate?

Sandgate residents living close to Enbrook Park, the home of SAGA, have received planning notice about the potential change of use to residential for the conversion of the main SAGA building into 31 x1 bed flats and 31 x2 bed … Continue reading

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We knew it all along :)

A coastal village in Kent has been revealed as the number one trending seaside destination on Airbnb. Sandgate, which is nestled between Folkestone and Hythe, has beaten popular spots Margate and Whitstable as having seen the biggest rise in Brits searching for homes on the … Continue reading

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Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

St Paul’s Church Sandgate Saturday 24th July at 3pm We would like to invite you to a special service on Saturday 24th July. Visitors will be asked to write down the names of those who are no longer with us … Continue reading

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Folkestone Rowing Club Gets Great Results!

It was the first regatta of the season – Sunday 11th July, and Folkestone Rowing Club was ready for it – winning some hard-fought races against many clubs from along the coast. Folkestone rowing club did well – with 1st … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Members Get Together

Dear Members The current news looks promising so, fingers crossed, we will be re-opening the Old Fire Station at 1030 on Saturday 31st July. We will be serving tea, coffee and fizz outside, so please come along to join us … Continue reading

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Sandgate Safari; Sandgate Was Buzzing!

Sal Kenward – Sandgate Society This is just some of the feedback we have received from our “Stratospheric” Sandgate Safari on Saturday! “Best community day ever”, “Met new neighbours for the first time”, “This HAS to be an annual event”, … Continue reading

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Date For Old Fire Station Return To Normal

The bunting is dusted off, the kettle descaled; the coffee pods ordered, the glasses polished and the fizz on ice. We were ready to open on 3rd July, but in view of the postponement of Freedom Day, we now have … Continue reading

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Lilla, The Countess of Chichester & The Chichester Memorial Hall

Lilla, baptised Elizabeth Mary Bligh, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 22nd March 1837. She died aged 47 on 7th December 1911 at Enbrook. Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir John Duncan Bligh and his first wife Elizabeth Mary Gisborne. … Continue reading

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Proudly Flying The Seaside Award Flag

The Seaside Award is a highly valued recognition because it tells local people and visitors who visit the coast that a beach awarded the Seaside Award has achieved certain high standards of safety and cleanliness. The great news is – … Continue reading

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Sandgate Sale Garden Safari

An exciting way to sell the contents of your cleared-out cupboards and garages!  Selling from your front garden / garden as part of a registered Safari or a chance to stroll around Sandgate, meeting people and grabbing a bargain or … Continue reading

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