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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Sandgate Design Statement (2020)

More details and to see the design statement check out: https://sandgatesociety.com/latest-news/

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Creating Heritage

Dear Sandgate Society Members Now we are allowed a bit more freedom, we wonder if you were able to help us? These may be very difficult times, but we are living through history –the history of Sandgate. The Committee and … Continue reading

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