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  • Article: Dec 2, 2021

    There are a number of business grant and loan schemes mentioned on www.folkestone.works that are currently available to help your business to grow:

    No Use Empty loan scheme - If you have a commercial property standing empty and requiring refurbishment in the Folkestone & Hythe district, you may be able to obtain an interest-free loan to bring it back into use for residential and/or commercial mixed-use purposes. Additional funding has recently been announced for this scheme. Click here for further details.

  • Gary Fuller
    Event: Dec 18, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Sandgate Library, James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3RR

    As part of their commitment to listening to and working with local residents, Tim Prater and Gary Fuller, Lib Dem District Councillors for Sandgate and West Folkestone, hold regular drop-in advice surgeries in the ward each month.

    No need for an appointment - just turn up to discuss any issue you would like our help with. The surgeries are in a public place: if you'd prefer to speak to Tim or Gary one-to-one then please contact them directly and we can set up a personal meeting with you.

  • Adam Rowledge
    Article: Nov 30, 2021

    At the 2021 Folkestone and Hythe Lib Dems AGM last night, held on Zoom, we the 2022 F&HLD Officers and Executive Committee were elected.

    We're delighted to welcome a number of new faces, and a brand new Chair. The 2022 Executive is:

    • Chair: Adam Rowledge
    • Treasurer: Tim Prater
    • Secretary: Alison Pemberton
    • Data Officer: Gary Fuller
    • Youth Officer: Harry Scott-Sansom
  • Presents Lib Dem Draw
    Article: Nov 30, 2021

    Would you like to win £1,500 in cash in time from Christmas?! That's just one of the prizes in this years Lib Dem Christmas Draw - tickets on sale NOW!

    Buying Lib Dem Christmas Draw tickets online at https://libdemdraw.org.uk/folkestone-hythe not only gives you the chance to win yourself a great gift for Christmas but also raises funds for our Lib Dem campaigning here in Folkestone and Hythe too.

  • Kinfe Bin (East Kent Police Division press release supplied image)
    Article: Nov 16, 2021

    Two knife bins have been placed in Folkestone to give anyone in possession of a bladed object a safe place to dispose of it.

    One of the bins is at the Canterbury Road entrance to the Canterbury Road Recreation Ground and the other is near the Payers Park Car Park, off Dover Road.

    The scheme encourages anyone with a knife, or any other potential weapon, to dispose of it in these safe places without fear of prosecution.

  • Wendy Chamberlain (https://members-api.parliament.uk/api/Members/4765/Portrait?cropType=ThreeFour Author: David Woolfall)
    Article: Nov 7, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have called for an independent public inquiry into government sleaze and allegations of political corruption, warning that Boris Johnson's Conservatives are "releasing sewage into our rivers and sleaze into our politics."

    The party is also demanding that any MPs under investigation for breaking parliamentary rules should be barred from taking part in Commons votes on disciplinary issues. It comes ahead of an emergency House of Commons debate on parliamentary standards on Monday 8 November, secured by Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP.

  • CPZ 2 hour parking notice / sign
    Article: Nov 4, 2021

    Details of Proposed Extension to Controlled Parking Zone G1 have been published, and will now be considered by Cabinet Member for Transport for decision and publishing the final scheme.

    "The proposal is to extend a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the Folkestone Harbour Ward (G1) to include East Cliff and other adjacent roads as shown in appendix 1. This report puts forward the findings of the recent public consultation for the proposed extension, and makes recommendations that reflect the responses received. "

  • Lump of coal (Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Lmbuga Commons)(Lmbuga Galipedia)Publicada por/Publish by: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/))
    Article: Oct 29, 2021

    Since 1974 applications have been welcomed each year around this time from residents of Folkestone to apply to the Town Mayor of Folkestone's Christmas Fund for assistance with their winter expenses.

    Prior to 1974 this was known as the Mayor's Coal Fund and gifts of coal were distributed to those eligible. Each year local businesses and individuals make donations to the Mayor's Christmas Fund and payments are then sent in January to residents aged 75 and over who fall within a certain financial criteria, as agreed by the Town Mayor of Folkestone's Christmas Fund Committee.

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