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District Funding News

Folkestone streets will become even safer due to grant: A £335,546.64 award is the result of a bid made by Folkestone & Hythe Community Safety Partnership (CSP), Kent Police and the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner for round five of … 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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Limitations Imposed Following the Discovery of Bluetongue on Kent Farms

On November 11, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed four cases of bluetongue in cattle, with the virus identified in a cow near Canterbury. In response, a temporary control zone spanning 10km (6 miles) has been … 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 & Hythe District Council coastal defence project under way

Work is under way along a section of Kent coast to protect more than 3,000 homes and businesses from flooding. The latest round of recycling and regrading of shingle between Fisherman’s Beach in Hythe and Folkestone Harbour began on Monday. … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Photographic Competition Winner Is . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . Annette Cooper!   And luckily she was at the coffee morning on Saturday to receive her prize! Well done Annette – her winning entry of frog spawn will be posted … 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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Tree Planting To Mark Appreciation of Queens Service

At a recent Cabinet meeting, Folkestone & Hythe District Council members agreed to show appreciation for Her Majesty’s 70 years’ service by planting an avenue of trees as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy which is a unique tree-planting initiative … Continue reading

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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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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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Sea Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

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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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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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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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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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