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FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 28 Sep 22

TAXI FARE CHANGES AGREED FOLLOWING CONSULTATION - The first changes to licenced taxi fares in Folkestone & Hythe for a decade have been agreed by councillors. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

Street Works

Published: 22 Sep 22

Temporary Road Closure - Spitalfield Lane, New Romney - 10th October 2022 for 1 Day, between 08.00 hours and 16.00 hours. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 14 Sep 22

NEWS RELEASE - COST OF LIVING SUMMIT AGREED. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 7 Sep 22

RED ZEBRA - Meet the Funders - Thursday 22nd September 2022, 10am-3pm. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 7 Sep 22

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURER LEVY: HAVE YOUR SAY - Residents can share their views on the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule proposed by Folkestone & Hythe District Council in a consultation that starts today 22nd August and runs until 5pm on 3rd October 2022. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 7 Sep 22

ALERT - RESIDENTS TARGETED BY CITIZENS ADVICE CALL SCAM. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 31 Aug 22

KCC Member of Romney Marsh Report- Councillor Tony Hills- Latest Report for Lydd Town Council. To view the full report please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 22 Aug 22

MORE MONEY TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE - Older residents facing financial hardship could now be eligible to get more help from Folkestone and Hythe District Council. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 22 Aug 22

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT FOR PARKING - Contactless payment is now up and running in car parks across the Folkestone & Hythe District. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT'S PLAN BEE

Published: 22 Aug 22

Kent's Plan Bee - July 2022 Summary Newsletter. Please click on the title for the newsletter. Read More...

Street Works

Published: 22 Aug 22

Temporary Prohibition of Parking - Victoria Road & Victoria Road West, Littlestone - From 20th September 2022. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 18 Jul 22

MEDIA RELEASE - 15TH JULY 2022 - Kent Resilience Forum Responds to Level 4 Heat Health Warning. Please click on the title for further information. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 18 Jul 22

LATEST SCAM ALERTS - Please click on the title for further information. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 18 Jul 22

TAKE FIVE TO KEEP YOUR DETAILS UP TO DATE - Residents in Folkestone and Hythe are being urged to check their details on the electoral register are correct to ensure they do not lose their voice on decisions that affect them. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 29 Jun 22

Have you received your £150 energy rebate? If not and you live in a Council Tax band A to D property, please go on line and fill in the details using the letter or email we have sent you. If you cant go online, you can call on 01303 853555. For further information and an email address please click on the title. Read More...

KENT FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE

Published: 20 Jun 22

Be a FireStopper - Call 0800 169 558. 100% Anonymous. Always. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

WHITE CLIFFS COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP

Published: 20 Jun 22

WHITE CLIFFS COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP - BIG SUMMER FESTIVAL - 23rd July - 7th August 2022. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 20 Jun 22

A NEW WELCOME TO FOLKESTONE - Creating a sustainable, attractive and welcoming gateway to Folkestone town centre by moving the bus station and replacing it with a green park is at the heart of a £19.8 million funding bid to be made to central government. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 15 Jun 22

SCAM ALERT - Residents in East Kent targeted by Courier Fraudsters. Kent Police report residents in Ramsgate have been targeted by fraudsters pretending to be Police Officers. All Kent residents need to be aware of this crime. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 30 May 22

Kent Connect to Support- supporting you to live well in Kent. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

Street Works

Published: 11 May 22

Please be advised that there will be no waiting on B2075 Romney Road, Lydd, between A259 Lydd Road and the 30mph speed limit. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 11 May 22

MORE WAYS TO PAY FOR PARKING - Folkestone & Hythe residents and visitors will soon have a greater choice when it comes to paying for parking. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 4 May 22

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL - THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF COASTLINE FOR DOGS TO EXPLORE. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

Street Works

Published: 6 Apr 22

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - ROLFE LANE, NEW ROMNEY - 9TH MAY 2022 FOR 89 DAYS - It will be necessary to close part of Rolfe Lane, New Romney, from the 9th May 2022 with estimated completion by 5th August 2022. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 31 Mar 22

NEWS RELEASE - GREEN COMMUNITY PLAN REVEALED - Folkestone and Hythe District Council's pledge to lead the way to a green future is a step closer thanks to a district-wide carbon plan. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENTISH SPRING MARKET

Published: 24 Mar 22

WELCOME BACK FUND HELPS DELIVER FOLKESTONE SPRING MARKET - A new seasonal market featuring live music and local traders is coming to Guildhall Street in Folkestone town centre on Saturday 26th March. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

POLICE UPDATE

Published: 24 Mar 22

Local Police Report - March 2022. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 24 Mar 22

ENVIRONMENT BRIEFING JAN-MARCH 2022 - The briefing covers a selection of the environmental work by Kent County Council (KCC) and with external partners. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KAB- Mobile Eye Health Bus - IRIS

Published: 24 Mar 22

Kent Association of the Blind are bringing their Mobile Eye Health Bus, IRIS, to our district in April, offering free eye advice to our residents. Please can you share this opportunity with your local community. Mon 4th April – Hythe (Mount Street car park - old Aldi car park) Tues 5th April – New Romney (Church Road car park) Wednesday 6th April – Folkestone Precinct (near Lloyds Bank) Monday 11th April – Lydd (The Rype) Tuesday 12th April – Folkestone Nepalese Community Centre Wednesday 13th April – Hawkinge Community Centre. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 17 Mar 22

NEWS RELEASE - Have your say on Ship Streets bright future - Residents are invited to comment on ideas for a brownfield site that has been derelict for more than 60 years at a drop-in public engagement event later this month. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 17 Mar 22

HELP KEEP OUR STREETS NEAT - Information is being sought after an extremely large fly-tip forced a road to be closed for a week. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 17 Mar 22

ALERT - Residents across Kent targeted by Courier Fraudsters. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 9 Mar 22

NEWS RELEASE - CHANNELLING HELP FROM THE DISTRICT TO UKRAINE. Please click on the title for further information. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 7 Mar 22

NEWS RELEASE - NEW PLANS FOR CONTROLLING DOGS - Updated rules on controlling dogs in public spaces across Folkestone and Hythe are being proposed. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Published: 2 Mar 22

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - VAN OORD MARINE INGENUITY - Lydd Ranges Sea Defence Scheme - We are writing to inform you that we will resume works on the Lydd Ranges Sea Defence Scheme in April. From March, we will be getting ready to resume work and you will see increased activity. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 24 Feb 22

£2 million award for social housing decarbonisation More than 100 council managed homes in the Folkestone and Hythe district will benefit from increased energy efficiency, thanks to a £2 million government grant. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 24 Feb 22

PRESS RELEASE - 23RD FEBRUARY 2022 - CROWDFUNDER BOOST FOR PROJECTS - An exciting new crowdfunding opportunity has been launched to help community and voluntary groups raise money for projects that will help their area. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 23 Feb 22

HELP FOR MORE BUSINESS HIT BY PANDEMIC - More businesses in the Folkestone and Hythe district affected by the growth in the Omicron variant of COVIDF-19 at the end of last year can now apply for funding support. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 15 Feb 22

PRESS RELEASE - PRINCES PARADE - Further clearance work will begin at Princes Parade this week. The latest phase - mainly grass cutting and removal of large shrubs - has been deliberately scheduled outside the key ecology calendar to help protect birds and other wildlife. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 14 Feb 22

NEWS RELEASE - PUB SCHEME IS ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR- Pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants across the Folkestone and Hythe district are being encouraged to join the national Pubwatch scheme. For further information please click in the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 9 Feb 22

NEWS RELEASE - SOLAR SCHEME LAUNCHED FOR RESIDENTS - Residents looking to save on energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions are being invited to take part in an innovative new scheme. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

POLICE UPDATE

Published: 9 Feb 22

POLICE UPDATE - February 2022 communication. Please click on the title for the full report. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 2 Feb 22

NEWS RELEASE - Business funding that really works - From dishes to design and washing to wheels, businesses across the district are flourishing thanks to the support of Folkestone Community Works(FCW). For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 2 Feb 22

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL - Helping you to celebrate your Community- Street Party Application for the Queens Platinum Jubilee. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

NHS South East Coast Ambulance Service

Published: 2 Feb 22

Seeking: Staff Wellbeing Volunteers. Can you help your ambulance service? For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 26 Jan 22

NEWS RELEASE - LOCAL ISSUES UP FOR DISCUSSION - Residents are being asked to let Folkestone & Hythe District Council know what local issues they would like to discuss. Foir further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 20 Jan 22

NEWS RELEASE- SUPPORT SYSTEM IS A REAL LIFLINE. A support system which has given independence to thousands of people is making its 40th anniversary with the launch of a new website. LIFELINE365. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 19 Jan 22

YOUR COUNCIL TAX YOUR BUDGET - Take part in our budget consultation. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 19 Jan 22

NEWES RELEASE - SUPPORT FOR COVID-HIT BUSINESSES. Local businesses hit by the rise in the COVID-19 Omicron variant are entitled to more financial support. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT POLICE

Published: 13 Jan 22

MY COMMUNITY VOICE- PROTECTING THE NEIGHBOURHOODS OF KENT AND MEDWAY- Kent Police have introduced a new messaging system which allows members of the public to receive messages directly from their local Police station and PCSO's. for further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT POLICE

Published: 13 Jan 22

"HAVE YOUR SAY" - SAFER IN KENT -Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Mathew Scott has today launched his budget, to make the force fit for the future and protect the service residents of Kent say they want. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 10 Jan 22

NEWS RELEASE- WINTER HARDSHIP HELP FOR RESIDENTS- Residents facing financial hardship this winter can now get support from Folkestone and Hythe District Council, if they qualify. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT POLICE

Published: 10 Jan 22

SCAMS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW -There has been an increase in scams across the UK, some of which relate to the current Covid-19 situation. Many of these scams claim to be from organisations you know and trust. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 5 Jan 22

BUDGET CONSULTATION BEGINS - Residents can have their say on Folkestone and Hythe District Council's draft budget proposal for spending 2022/2023. For further information please click ion the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 5 Jan 22

KENT MINERALS AND WASTE LOCAL PLAN 2013-30 (THE PLAN0 REFREASH- REGULATION 18 PUBLIC CONSULTATION- The Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013-30(KMWLP) was adopted in July 2016 with some limited changes adopted in 2020 as part of the Early Partial Review. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 8 Dec 21

PRINCES PARADE SCHEME GETS GOVERNMENT BACKING - The innovative Princes Parade scheme has received a major boost thanks to a 2m grant from central government. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 1 Dec 21

BREATH OF FREASH AIR IN DISTRICT- A clean bill of health has been given to the air quality in the Folkestone & Hythe district for the sixth year running. Please click on the title to read the full report. Read More...

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Published: 24 Nov 21

LYDD RANGES SEA DEFENCES UPDATE- NOVEMBER 2021 TO MARCH 2022 - The Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme is one of a number of schemes that together form the Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy (FoCES), which when complete will better protect 14,500 homes throughout Kent and East Sussex from coastal flooding. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 22 Nov 21

KENT RESIDENT TARGETED BY BANKING SCAM - A resident in Kent was targeted by criminals, claiming there was a fraud on their bank account. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

MOBILE LIBRARY

Published: 22 Nov 21

The mobile library is now visiting your area on a fortnightly basis. The route commencing Tuesday 23rd November is the 'Blue Week' schedule attached. The best way to access the updated information about visits is by going to the following link: www.kent.gov.uk/mobilelibraries Read More...

COUNTER TERROSIM POLICING

Published: 17 Nov 21

COMMUNITIES DEFEAT TERROSIM - If you see something that doesn't look right, report in confidence at gov.uk/act You won't be wasting our time. In an emergency call 999 Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 25 Oct 21

COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNER UPDATES: SEPTEMBER 2021. Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner has launched an extensive survey, to find out how safe women and girls are and feel in the county. Please click on the title for further information. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 25 Oct 21

COMMUNITY SAFETY PLAN AGREED: Continuing the reduction in violence and offending - as well as the ongoing COVID-19 recovery - are the focus of the district's Community Safety Partnership (CSP) for the next three years. Please click on the title for further information. Read More...

FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 25 Oct 21

THERE'S NOW EVEN MORE TO MYACCOUNT: New functions on Folkestone and Hythe District Council's MyAccount service are proving a big hit with residents. Please click on the title for further information. Read More...

NEWS RELEASE FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 6 Oct 21

VIBRANT PLAN FOR FOLKESTONE TOWN CENTRE IS TAKING SHAPE. The "grand challenge" of ensuring a sustainable and vibrant future for Folkestone town centre has been fully embraced by councillors. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

Damian Collins

Published: 27 Sep 21

Damian Collins MP for Folkestone and Hythe. Damian's Surgeries To make an appointment call 01303 253524 For further information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 15 Sep 21

Community Navigation is a social prescribing service that is delivered on behalf of Kent County Council and the NHS.Community Navigators work with people to identify what they need and assist them to access it - things such as social clubs, befriending, information and advice services and other support to improve their health and wellbeing. For more information please click on the title. Read More...

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Published: 15 Sep 21

LYDD RANGES SEA DEFENCES UPDATE- SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2021.The Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme is one of a number of schemes that together form the Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy (FoCES), which when complete will better protect 14,5000 homes throughout Kent and East Sussex from coastal flooding. Please click on the title for more information. Read More...

SCAM ALERT

Published: 25 Aug 21

Sittingbourne resident targeted by scam Council phone call. An elderly resident from Sittingbourne received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Council about doing work on their drains. What happens: • You receive a phone call from someone saying they are from the Council • They tell you they need to do some work on your drains • This work will cost you £20,000 and you will need to send a cheque. • They start the work that day. What to do: • This is a SCAM - Do not allow them on your property. • If you think there is a problem with your drains, contact Southern Water on 0330 303 0368. • Southern Water would never demand money for repairing drains they are responsible for. • Find out who is responsible for repairing drains and sewers on Citizens Advice • Report scam calls to Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133 Please warn family members, friends and neighbours. For more information please click on the title. Read More...

F&HDC NEWS RELEASE

Published: 25 Aug 21

CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR HOUSING SERVICE. Folkestone & Hythe housing tenants have been further reassured that the work being undertaken to ensure their health and safety is first-rate. A breach of Consumer Standards notice, issued by the government’s Regulator of Social Housing, is being lifted reflecting the huge turnaround in the performance of the council’s landlord housing service. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

SCAM ALERT

Published: 19 Aug 21

Telephone Scam Alert Kent resident targeted by telephone scam threatening to cut off the phone line Residents in Kent have received phone calls saying they owe money for their telephone line and if they don't pay they will switch their line off. What happens: • You get a phone call saying you owe money for your telephone line • The caller says they will switch your line off • He tells you to hang up, then try and make a call • You try to make a call but there is no dialling tone – the line appears to be dead • The scammer calls back demanding the payment What to do: • This is a SCAM - Do not give any bank details • The scammer makes your line appear dead by staying on the line but muting the sound - you cannot make calls • To report and for advice visit Citizens Advice consumer helpline or call 0808 223 1133 Please warn family members, friends and neighbours. Report it Find out about how scammers may be trying to target you and your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. We can all be vulnerable to these criminals and the best way to protect yourself is to make sure you are aware. KCC Public protection have created a page that lists scams that are using the Pandemic to target you. Read More...

ROMNEY MARSH COMMUNITY HUB

Published: 12 Aug 21

The Romney Marsh Community Hub - the new name for the Romney Marsh Day Centre. The Board and CEO of the Romney Marsh Day Centre are pleased to announce that the charity has been renamed the Romney Marsh Community Hub. For further information please click on the title. Read More...

NEWS RELEASE FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Published: 14 Jul 21

GREEN SHOOTS OF PROGRESS WITH FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Folkestone and Hythe District Council continues to make good progress in its efforts to improve its eco-friendly credentials. The authority declared a climate and ecological emergency two years ago this month (24 July). Since then work has been ongoing on a series of measures to help protect the environment both now and in the future, including a commitment to hit a net-zero carbon target by 2030. To find out more please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 14 Jul 21

Help us to shape the future of the bus services in Kent. We are creating our first Bus Service Improvement Plan for Kent and we need your help to make sure it reflects the needs of Kent residents. For more information please click on the title. Read More...

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Published: 30 Jun 21

RECONNECT- Kent Children and Young People. This exciting programme aims to support Kent's children and young people reconnect to: Health and Happiness, learning missed, friends, family and community, sports, activities and the outdoors and economic wellbeing. To find out more click into the title. Read More...

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Published: 19 May 21

Lydd Ranges Sea Defence Scheme. The Environment Agency has appointed specialist marine contractors Van Oord (VO) to carry out Sea Defence Works at Lydd Ranges over spring, summer and autumn months of 2021, 2022 and 2023. Read More...

Financial Support

Published: 18 Mar 21

Financial support is only half the story for the welfare team Read More...

New Road Creation

Published: 15 Mar 21

Work to start on road creating jobs boost for Romney Marsh Read More...

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