The funeral of Shirley Newlands was held at St Stephen’s Church Lympne on Tuesday 04 July. A staunch Conservative, Shirley represented the villages of Lympne and Stanford for 24 years at Shepway District Council serving for two years as Chairman.
Shepway District Councillors stood in silence before the start of the council meeting on 14 June to remember Shirley Newlands who had been a long serving member of Shepway District Council as well as serving as chairman. Shirley passed away on 05 June. Her funeral will be at St Stephen’s church
Damian Collins has held the Folkestone & Hythe seat for the Conservatives with an increased share of vote and increased majority. The Conservatives also improved on their performance at the recent County Council elections winning nearly 55% of the vote on a 68% turnout compared to a 43% shar
We were shocked this morning and saddened to hear the awful news about the London attack and wish to express our condolences to all families and friends who are trying to come to terms with their loss or worried about their loved ones.
The last few days have been some of the most difficult that we have faced as a nation. All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but the attack in Manchester stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice.
We were shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news about the Manchester attack and wish to express our condolences to all families and friends who are trying to come to terms with the loss of their loved ones.
All election campaigning is suspended during this time of mourning.
Conservatives have won 67 of the 81 seats at Kent County Council (22 more than in the elections four years ago). Here in the Shepway area they won Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East, Elham valley, Folkestone East, Folkestone West and Romney Marsh and came within 190 votes of winning Hythe West.