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A Town Unearthed, Folkestone Before 1500

County Councillor Roland Tolputt was present at the latest update from Folkestone's archaeological project "A Town Unearthed, Folkestone Before 1500".

Creative Quarter image used for tourism campaign

Conservative County Councillor, Roland Tolputt welcomed the new image of Folkestone that is being used to attract visitors to Kent.  It is part of the Kent Contemporary marketing campaign.

A balanced budget and NO service cuts

Today the council has changed beyond all recognition and has, under extremely challenging circumstances, present a balanced budget for 2011/12 with no service cuts.

Maiden speech for Carole at County

County Council's newest member Carole Waters hit the ground running at her first County Council meeting on 17 February when she gave a powerful speech calling for more jobs for Romney Marsh and for Kent.

Results of Romney Marsh & Lydd By Elections

A brilliant result for both Carole and Anthony in the Romney Marsh and Lydd By Elections yesterday (10/2). Both Conservative candidates Carole Waters (for KCC seat) and Anthony Hills (for SDC) were duly announced as the winners for these seats.

Big turn out for Carole Waters and Tony Hills

There was a big turn-out of Conservative campaigners in Lydd on Saturday 05 February to help County Council candidate Carole Waters and District Council candidate Tony Hills. Polling day is Thursday 10 February.

Signs of beauty

Six villages in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty now have new village signs thanks to the Kent Downs AONB Unit and Kent County Councillor Susan Carey.

Russell Tillson joins the Cabinet

I was delighted to be asked recently by Robert Bliss to join the Shepway District Council Cabinet. I have been given responsibility for Corporate Policy and Audit, and so my portfolio is a mix of the old and the new.

Coastal defence exhibition

Leader of the Council, Cllr Robert Bliss, said: "The cost of the scheme is estimated to be £5.8 million and we are now preparing an application to the Environment Agency for funding. The arches provide more than just iconic images of Folkestone. They have a vital role in protecting the soft clay cliffs from erosion."