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  • Smart Electricity Meter Display
    Article: Sep 20, 2021

    With fuel prices soaring at the moment, it's looking like many people will need any extra help available with heating bills this Winter.

    The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme which gives people receiving certain benefits a payment of £140 towards their winter electricity bills. It's paid for by energy suppliers.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2021

    Each year, Folkestone and Hythe District Councillors get £3,000 of grant funding that they can use to support organisations, activities and projects that benefit the area.

    One of the events that I backed with grant funding this year was the Folkestone Channel Triathlon, which went ahead in September.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Sep 14, 2021

    Overnight closures of part of A259 Dymchurch Road, Hythe are planned from Tuesday 28 September 2021 for up 4 nights, from 8.00 pm through until approximately 5.00 am each night.

    A259 Dymchurch Road will be closed between the junctions with Botolph's Bridge Road and Redoubt Way, to the actual extent shown at any time.

  • Runner / trainer / shoe (Free stock photo from https://stock.adobe.com/)
    Article: Sep 3, 2021

    It will be necessary to close various roads in The Leas area of Folkestone to allow the Cancer Research UK Race for Life event.

    The following roads will be closed to through traffic between 10:30 and 14:00:

    • Cliff Road
    • Dixwell Road
    • Metropole Road West
    • Metropole Road East
    • The Leas (between the junctions with Metropole Road and Earls Avenue)
    • Clifton Gardens
  • Debit and Credit cards [Plastic money]
    Article: Aug 31, 2021
    In Email to Rishi Sunka and Dr Thérèse Coffey

    Dear Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,

    The decision of the Government to remove the uplift in Universal Credit on 1st October is going to hurt the poorest households in Folkestone and Hythe. As Councillors in Folkestone and Hythe, we're appreciated the £20 a week extra support to recipients of Universal Credit in our area. As leaders of our respective groups, we urge you to do the right thing by those families.

  • People drinking / drinks (Adobe Free Licence)
    Article: Aug 25, 2021

    Residents and businesses have a chance to comment on a new licensing policy for the Folkestone & Hythe District until 27 October 2021.

    Each licensing application is determined on its own merits but the council's licensing policy provides guidance when evaluating these. The proposed updated version of the policy contains recommended opening hours as a guide.

  • Kent Recycling Centre Consultation
    Article: Aug 19, 2021

    Not before time, Kent County Council are consulting on future use of a booking system for customers to access Household Waste Recycling Centres (such as Ross Way, Folkestone).

    The consultation is at https://letstalk.kent.gov.uk/wasteconsultation

    Kent County Council say:

    "Feedback since we started using the booking system suggests that many customers have found it convenient and useful but that some would still prefer to just 'turn up and go'."

  • Hike Heroes [from Kent AONB Experience Project
    Article: Aug 16, 2021

    As part of the Experience Project the Kent Downs AONB are looking for new North Downs Way Ambassadors and have set up a training programme to help people learn more about the trail with the aim of ultimately setting up new professional, engaging walking tours along the trail in Kent and Surrey. Applications are open until 5pm 20th August.

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