Local News

Volunteers Week - Kent PCC visits

It’s Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) and Matthew Scott, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined local councillor Susan Carey to visit volunteers on 02 June.

Condolences to London attack victims families and friends

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.

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

FORWARD TOGETHER: THE CONSERVATIVE 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