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Kent – Very High Alert

Central government has announced that Kent will be in Tier 3 (very high alert), meaning the restrictions outlined in the briefing (click on link) below will come into effect next Wednesday (2 December). National COVID-19 rules apply in the district … Continue reading

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Sandgate Community Garden Awarded – Again!

update written by Sandgate Society Such a contrast to the weather in the last few newsletters, this week we have had some beautiful sunny and warm weather, encouraging more gardeners to get to the garden and make the most of … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society – Latest Tales

For the latest in a series of historical tales about Sandgate village follow this link This month ‘Sea Rescues’ https://sandgatesociety.com/archives/

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District Council: Leaders Question and Answers 28/10

A Zoom call for Questions from the Public and Councillors was held on 28th October – a recording of the call can be found HERE Questions included: What is council doing to help and regenerate shops in the districts High … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers Welcomed to Ghost Busters

Jan Holben Kent Refugee Action Group, with a number of other local organisations and churches organised a Welcome event for the asylum seekers accommodated at Napier Barracks, 100’s attended. There was a gradual build up of event organisers and attendees, … Continue reading

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Ask your question at latest virtual session

The latest virtual Q&A session with the Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council is to take place later this month. Cllr David Monk – alongside members of the Cabinet – will respond to enquiries in this new digital format … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers – Concerns Addressed?

By Jan Holben On 14th September F&HDC announced that Napier Barracks on the Sandgate and Cheriton border, would be turned into an ‘assessment and dispersal’ open facility for asylum seekers, with the first 25 young males arriving one week later … Continue reading

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Flood Warning Training

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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

As published by the Sandgate Society: 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, … 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 gov.uk, 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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