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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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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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