Local News

County members visit Gurkha Memorial

A special ceremony took place on 17 November at the new Folkestone Gurkha Memorial Statue in the Garden of Remembrance in Folkestone.

The opening of Exhibition at St Peters

Conservative councillors were among the guests at the official launch of The Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War at St Peter’s church in Folkestone Harbour on 16 November.

Poppy Appeal Launch

The Royal British Legion launched the annual poppy appeal for Kent on 21 October at County Hall in Maidstone.

Folkestone & Hythe Conservative Annual Dinner

120 members and supporters turned out for the annual dinner of the Folkestone & Hythe Conservative Association held at the Grand hotel in Folkestone on 23 October 2015.

Stream Clean at Elham

A group of volunteers have cleared a section of the Nailbourne of potential obstructions and made sure it is running freely in advance of the winter rains.

A rose of remembrance

A touching ceremony was held on 12 October to remember Keren Belcourt who died suddenly last December.

Trawler Race & Art

Over the weekend there have been so many wonderful events in Shepway - here is a selection of some pictures charting the progress of some of our councillors, and our MP, throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Veterans & Chelsea Pensioners enjoy War & Peace Revival

On Saturday (25/7) Chairman of Shepway Cllr Jan Holben hosted around 50 Veterans and Chelsea Pensioners at the fantastic War & Peace Revival event on Folkestone Racecours. During the day she was joined by Cllrs Roger Wilkins and David Godrey.

Tryangle Awards

Once a year there’s an event that celebrates the good things that young people have done.  Among those present to cheer them on were several local mayors including those from Lydd, New Romney and Folkestone as well as County Councillors Susan Carey and Carole Waters