For many years, Sandgate Parish Councillors and others have been pushing to install a ramp access from Sandgate's Castle Road Car Park to the seafront. Despite disabled bays in the car park, there is currently "step only" access, making it really hard for wheelchairs, buggies and cycles to get from car park to seafront.
By Susie Murray, Head of Conferences & Events, Liberal Democrats
All members are welcomed to join the Liberal Democrats for our 2nd online Spring conference from 11th-13th March and have a say on party policy, attend a variety of topical fringe events and make the most of the rich training offer.
It is! Conference offers a broad variety of content and offers something for activists, policy geeks and for those who just enjoy talking and hearing about politics. You can choose to just watch or you can get more involved whether that is speaking in a debate. If you're up for it then why not ask Ed Davey a question about something you care about or vote on future party policy. There is truly something for everyone.
Liberal Democrats won a stunning victory in North Shropshire, taking one of the Conservatives' safest seats.
Liberal Democrat candidate Helen Morgan received 17,957 votes, representing a swing of 34% from the Conservatives and giving her a majority of 5,925.
North Shropshire was the 58th safest Conservative seat in the country, with former Conservative MP Owen Paterson having a majority of almost 23,000 votes in 2019. This represents the second biggest majority overcome in a modern by-election, after Christchurch in 1993.
Really pleased to get a couple of amendments accepted.
Firstly, an addition to the Capital budget for next year to aim to start the roll-out of accepting of contactless payments in car parks in the district (on top of cash and Ringo). I proposed, seconded by Cabinet Member for Parking, accepted unanimously: result!
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.
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