Local News

Matthew Scott out and about in our district

Matthew Scott the Conservative candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 05 May 2016 was campaigning in Folkestone and Hythe on 20 February.

PCC candidate criticises Ann Barnes' record

Matthew Scott, Conservative Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, has criticised Ann Barnes for presiding over cuts to firearms officers during her time in office.

A spectacular evening of dance

On Wednesday (03/02) evening Cllrs Jan Holben - Chairman of Shepway, Jenny Hollingsbee Cabinet member for Communities and Emily Arnold Mayor of Folkestone attended 'Breaking Waves' at the Leas Cliff Hall.

A special Thank You to our Volunteer sector

Special congratulations were given to Fred Wood Brignal who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honour list.  Fred (pictured with his wife Margaret, served as a councillor at all levels of local government having been a Lydd town councillor, a Shepway District Councillor and a Kent County Councillor.

Discussion filmed for 'Inside Out'

Ward councillors Jenny Hollingsbee and Susan Carey have been at a number of local meetings about Highways England’s proposals for  a giant lorry park near Stanford.  On 05 January they took part in a discussion filmed by the BBC for an episode of  ‘Inside Out’

The Lights Are Switched On

Mulled wine and mince pies started the Merry Christmas celebrations at Etchinghill when local councillor Susan Carey performed the official ‘switch on’ of the Christmas tree lights at Etchinghill Village on 29 November, the first Sunday in Advent.

Choral Perforrmance Superb

Councillors Susan Carey and Jan Holben were among the audience on Saturday 28 November at Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone for a performance of Samson by Folkestone Choral Society.