Royal Military Canal - a glide on the wild side

You can take the boat trip to see butterflies and birds like the kingfisher, or go the extra mile on a new stretch of canal path which is being opened up beside the 200-year-old historic monument.

County Councillors reject complicated scheme

Shepways Conservative Councillors welcomed news that County Councillors called on Kent voters to reject complicated AV system. Kent County Council pledged its opposition to the Alternative Vote (AVE) system in a debate on Thursday, 6 April, and called for the residents of Kent to do the same.

Elham Town Crier announces 'escape'

Kent's Elham Valley Visitor Group, KEVVG, launched its first leaflet on Tuesday 12 April at the Rose and Crown in Elham in style with a town crier.

Alan B'stard explains....

The Alternative Vote is a complicated, expensive and unfair system that gives some people more votes than others. Aan B'stard says: backroom deals and no need to deliver on promises!

The word is 'Teamwork'

Councillors and candidates are now getting well into their stride for the coming election on May 5th and supporting all canvassing. Both Damian Collins MP and Michael Howard were able to support the Hythe canvassing today and Damian also went out with the Cheriton group last night.

Academy FM launched

Today at a crowded launch event attended by Shepway Chairman Susan Carey, Leader Cllr Robert Bliss, the Mayor of Folkestone as well as many County and District Councillors saw the launch of new local radio station named Academy FM.

Kent Primary School Offer Day

For the second consecutive year there has been a rise in the number of children applying for a Kent primary school place. Conservative County Councillor Richard Pascoe welcomed the news that more parents have been offered a place for their child at their first choice of primary school than last year.

Chairman attends Lord Lieutenant's Civic Service

Cllr Susan Carey, chairman of Shepway District Council with Deputy Lieutenant Robert Alston, and Lydd resident, in the Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral before the Lord Lieutenant's Civic Service on 29 March 2011.

New signs for Hythe West – Teamwork!

New candidate for Hythe Town Council, John Griffiths, was confronted with a vandalised street sign whilst out canvassing in Wych Elm Way, Hythe, recently.  So......on returning home he did what all good husbands should do:   tell the wife!