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Sandgate Society – 2021 & 2022 Dates For Your Diary

Dear Members, We hope you’ve been keeping well and enjoying being able to get about and about more. Hopefully, it won’t be too long now until we can meet inside again and things open up even more. We have been … Continue reading

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Zoe Varian

We regret to inform you of the passing of Zoe. Below is a message from Melanie Chalk, a Friend, Neighbour  and fellow Trustee of the Sandgate Heritage Trust : It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Zoe Varian passed … Continue reading

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Sandgate Walking Tours

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Tales From The Archives: Pubs, Pubs, Hotels & Breweries!

As the village’s public houses start to reopen it’s an opportune time to look back at Sandgate’s long history of drinking!   There have been over the years many pubs, clubs and hotels in Sandgate in fact at one time it … Continue reading

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Sandgate Garage Safari

On behalf of the Sandgate Society Dear all Is your garage full of lockdown clear outs? Do you have bags of stuff cluttering up your house just waiting to find a good new home? If the answer is yes then … Continue reading

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Prince Philip – RIP

Message from our local Vicar Bob Dear All, It is with great sadness that we hear the news today that Prince Philip has passed away. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Prince Philip was such a great … Continue reading

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Sandgate Sea Festival Is ON

It has been the strangest 12 months that anyone can remember – but some form of normality will resume with the annual Sandgate Sea Festivals return on August bank holiday 2021. We are so pleased to confirm that we can … Continue reading

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H G Wells & Spade House

As you are aware the special exhibition planned by the Sandgate Society Archive Team for 21 November 2020 sadly did not materialise due to the pandemic we are going through.  It is also looking increasingly unlikely that 2021 will not … Continue reading

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Tonys Fabulous Walking Tours

Tony announced “I am thrilled to report that I have today (3rd Mar) confirmed a second season of walking tours of Sandgate between May and September. I will provide further details over the coming weeks. A comprehensive marketing programme, courtesy … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Community Wall of Fame

These are difficult and trying times, but it is heartening to hear more and more stories of local people stepping up to help in so many different ways. The Sandgate Society is therefore seeking nominations for those people who you … Continue reading

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Sandgate CCTV System Commissioned and Live

Sandgate Parish Council is delighted to have completed the installation of the Sandgate CCTV system. The system covers much of the length of Sandgate High Street, Castle Road Car Park, Golden Valley Shopping Centre and Sandgate Park. The multi-camera recording system has been funded from … Continue reading

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CIVIC CENTRE SITE IN FOLKESTONE TO BE USED FOR VACCINATIONS

The Civic Centre site in Folkestone is due to be used as a vaccination centre against COVID. Residents will be invited to get the vaccine when it is their turn and advised where they should attend to get their jab.The … Continue reading

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Sandgate Road Surgery Vaccination Programm

You may be aware, but just in case, if you are registered at The Sandgate Road surgery in Folkestone, their vaccination programme starts on Monday 11th January. The vaccinations will be given at the Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue,  Folkestone … Continue reading

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Sandgate Library – STILL At Your Service

Despite the national lockdown, Sandgate Library continues to offer a limited book “Select and Collect” pick up service. Folkestone, Cheriton & Wood Avenue Libraries are at present all closed but it is possible for library members of any Kent library … Continue reading

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Sandgate Post Office and other stories

HISTORY OF THE EARLY POST OFFICE IN SANDGATE These notes are part of a lengthy study of the early postal history of Sandgate gathered from the Royal Mail Archive and local historical secondary sources.      A receiver at Sandgate is … Continue reading

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Sandgate Community Garden Update

Sunday 29th November The celeriac seems to have gone down very well with all the volunteers, and various soup recipes have been exchanged, just the comfort food for the cooler weather – we shall definitely be growing that again next … Continue reading

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All You Need To Know About The Vaccine

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve mass use of a Covid vaccine for people aged 16 and over. Immunisations with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, approved by the British medicines regulator, the MHRA, could start early next … Continue reading

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Rural Kent – Update on Restrictions

We are waiting for an official ACRE information update, which will come out to you just as soon as regulations have been set formally by the government.  In the meantime, as Kent is now in a tier 3 area, the … Continue reading

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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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