Local News

Stanford West site chosen for lorry holding area

Following the announcement on 06 July that Stanford West has been chosen as the preferred site for the 3,600 place lorry park local councillor Susan Carey said, ‘A lorry park of this size is no solution to Operation Stack but of the two sites Stanford West is ‘the least bad’ with access and exit on slip roads from the M20 to keep the traffic off local roads.’   

World premiere for Folkestone

Local Conservatives were among those who filled St Mary and St Eanswythe’s church in Folkestone for the annual Sacconi Chamber Music Festival.

Honour for Folkestone resident

At a special meeting of Kent County Council on 11 May 2016, Folkestone resident Jeanne Brinton was appointed an honorary alderman. 

Matthew Scott says Thank You

I am proud to have fought what I believe to have been a positive campaign about the issues that matter to Kent residents. I’d like to thank you all of those that voted for me across Kent. It’s an honour to have been elected as your Police and Crime Commissioner and I’ll work hard for all the residents of Kent. 

Well Done to Dick Pascoe

A super big Well Done to Dick Pascoe on being elected to Hawkinge Town Council. 

Community action

Conservative local councillors representing town, district and county turned out to help with a Spring Clean in Hawkinge on 16 April. 

Celebrations in Lyminge

Local councillors Susan Carey and Jenny Hollingsbee were joined by Shepway Deputy chairman, Cllr David Owen joined Lyminge villagers on 16 April to celebrate the completion of a six year project to renovate the Tayne Centre attached to the Methodist Church.

Good Friday Concert

Easter wouldn’t be the same without the Good Friday Concert by the Folkestone Choral Society at the Leas Cliff Hall.

Stream clean at Lyminge

The ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign continued on Saturday 19 March when 22 adults and 6 children turned out to clear the Nailbourne river in Lyminge of weeds, debris and litter.