Local News

More than Jerusalem and jam!

Cllr Susan Carey said "It was the first W.I. meeting I have ever attended and I wasn’t sure what to expect although I was aware that the W.I. is said to be ‘more than Jerusalem and jam’."

Kent launches pothole blitz

Richard Pascoe, KCC Councillor for Folkestone North welcomed the launch of the blitz to fix potholes.  He said, 'Last year's campaign was a great success and I'm really pleased that KCC is taking such prompt action to deal with this winter's damage to our roads.'

Carole Waters - Mad about the Marsh

Willie Richardson is a very hard act to follow - but it would be a privilege to succeed this wonderful man at County Hall, and I promise that I would do my level best to serve Marsh residents as diligently as Willie always did.

Willie Richardson - How we shall miss you

In a world so often characterised by cold hearts and twisted tongues Willie, with his old fashioned values deeply rooted in optimism, loyalty and comradeship, was a shining exception. To be in his company was to warm your heart at the very central fire of life.

KEiBA 2011 – Off to a flying start

Roland Tollput, KCC Councillor for Folkestone South, said:"I'm delighted that the Kent Excellence in Business Awards dinner will be held at the Leas Cliff Hall. I hope this will be an extra encouragement to our local businesses to enter the contest.'

Plans go ahead to redevelop Dymchurch Recreation Ground

Carole Waters, Cabinet Member for Sport and Culture said: "These new facilities will provide the community of Romney Marsh with a distinct and inclusive, destination play park that will appeal to children and young people of all ages and abilities..."

Meeting: The Future of Nuclear Power at Dungeness

A date has been set for the public meeting to look at the future of nuclear power at Dungeness. Shepway Council's Deputy Leader, Rory Love, and MP Damian Collins met Energy Minister Charles Hendry, before Christmas to make the case for Dungeness and try and secure a public meeting.

Folkestone & Hythe launches new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.

The Blessing of the Seas

Sunday 09 January, is the Blessing of the Seas at Margate. Greek Orthodox communities around the world hold this ceremony on the Feast of the Epiphany and in Margate it has been held for the last 47 years.

Play for Elham

Sunday 21 November is the official launch of the new playground at Elham.  It looks like the whole village has turned out.  Certainly all the village children appear to be here waiting with surprising patience for the ribbon to be cut.