Local News

Condolences to Manchester attack victims families and friends

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.

Conservative Party’s Manifesto


"The next five years are the most challenging that Britain has faced in my lifetime.

Brexit will define us: our place in the world, our economic security and our future prosperity.

Conservatives increase majority at County

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.

Theresa May asks for support for her local candidates

In this party election broadcast, Theresa May says, ‘… at every election whether local, regional or national, every single vote for my local candidates and my party the Conservatives is a vote for strong and stable leadership in the national interest….

Making the relationship stronger

This week has seen two events to improve understanding between the local council and the Nepalese community.  On 24 April representatives from the Nepalese community visited the Civic Centre to see a presentation on the work of Shepway District Council and on 28 April the Folkestone Nepalese Comm

Local councillors support the Folkestone Choral Society

District Councillors Jan Holben and David Owen were among those who turned out for the Folkestone Choral Society on 14 April at the Leas Cliff Hall.  It is a long established tradition that the Folkestone Choral Society give a concert on Good Friday but this was a special concert as it was the fi

Damian Collins to fight Folkestone and Hythe seat for the Conservatives

At a meeting held at The Grand in Folkestone on 21 April, Folkestone and Hythe Conservatives adopted Damian Collins as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in the forthcoming General Election.  On being asked if he was still a ‘Remainer’, Damian who had campaigned for Remain at the Referendu

Jenny and Susan attend dedication of new branch standard

District and County Councillors Jenny Hollingsbee and Susan Carey attended a special service of the Elham Valley branch of the Royal British Legion on Saturday 22 April in Lyminge.  The service was of dedication of a new branch standard and the laying up of the old branch standard.