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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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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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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 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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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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Queen Elizabeth 1926 – 2022

Monarch of sixteen sovereign states, and head of the Commonwealth of Nations. The UK Mourns: Elizabeth II was Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the … Continue reading

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Flower Artwork Installation at St Pauls

As part of St Paul’s Church 200th anniversary celebrations this June we are creating a knitted flower artwork installation that will be displayed on the steps leading up to St Paul’s. We need a lot of flowers and if you … Continue reading

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Featuring The Old Fire Station

This season’s must-have fashion accessory or simply a very nice bag to keep or give to friends and family is now available from The Village Shop or the Old Fire Station both on Sandgate High Street. A huge thank you … 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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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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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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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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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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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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