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  • Folkestone Triennial 2017 exhit [house]
    Article: Oct 16, 2019
    By Creative Folkestone

    Creative Folkestone is pleased to announce that the fifth edition of Folkestone Triennial will be taking place from Saturday 5 September - Sunday 8 November 2020. Curated for the third time by Lewis Biggs, the Triennial in 2020 will take the title The Plot.

    The Plot invites visitors to consider urban myths and their relation to verifiable realities, the gap between the story and the actuality and presents around 20 newly commissioned artworks by internationally acclaimed artists.

  • Tim Prater
    Article: Oct 4, 2019

    Pleased to say that further to my motion to Folkestone and Hythe District Council last week on changing the governance system (which was passed, amended by the Conservatives but leaving, I think, the intention intact) there has been feedback from the Council Head of Paid Service Susan Priest outlining how she plans to move forward.

  • HG Wells
    Article: Oct 2, 2019
    In Book Festival Programme Launch

    The Folkestone Book Festival: The Shape of Things to Come brochure has landed!

    Inspired by the ideas of Sandgate resident, H G Wells, this year's Festival presents one-off events stretching into the wild Romney Marsh, Victorian Tin Tabernacle, 12th century church and seaside fish and chip shop!

    This year's line-up includes Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri who explores the role of fiction in these difficult times; actress Imogen Stubbs reads excepts of Jean Rhys' Wild Sargasso Sea; and The Guardian features writer, Nesrine Malik investigates the stories used to maintain the status quo.

  • Tim Prater and Gary Fuller
    Event: Nov 2, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sandgate Farmers Market, Chichester Hall, 70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AR

    As part of their commitment to listening to and working with local residents, Tim Prater and Gary Fuller, the new Lib Dem District Councillors for Sandgate and West Folkestone, will be holding regular drop-in advice surgeries in the ward each month.

    No need for an appointment - just turn up to discuss any issue you would like our help with. The surgeries are in a public place: if you'd prefer to speak to Tim or Gary one-to-one then please contact them directly and we can set up a personal meeting with you.

  • Carer
    Article: Sep 29, 2019
    By Rob Bird

    Millions of people care for relatives, friends and neighbours, often at huge personal cost. They need more than our gratitude; they need our support.

    Carers UK have estimated that over 8 million people are currently caring for someone [1]. That is an increase of nearly 40% on the number of reported carers in 2011. It is likely that 3 in 5 of us will be caring for someone at some point in our lives.

  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: Nov 6, 2019 6:00 PM
    The Providence Inne, 47-49 Sandgate High St, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH

    A regular meet-up on the first Wednesday of every morth for Liberal Democrat members, supporters and the Lib Dem curious in the Folkestone and Hythe area!

    Simply come along for a social drink and a chat: no speeches, no leaflet delivery. It's a "buy your own" event (sorry!) but come along and say hello to our Councillors, campaigners, members and friends.

  • Chichester Memorial Hall, Sandgate
    Event: Nov 6, 2019 7:00 PM
    Chichester Hall, 70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AR

    Folkestone and Hythe Lib Dems are delighted to invite all members to our Annual General Meeting with Special Guest Speaker Mark Pack.

    Mark is a renowned Liberal Democrat Campaigner, and Author of "101 Ways to Win an Election" (if we're lucky, he might bring a few copies to buy!).

    Mark will speak before the AGM, which will report on our activities in the last year, and elect the Officers and Committee of the Local Party for 2020. More details of the AGM will be released soon, but for details on the elections and how to stand, email returningofficer@folkestone-hythelibdems.org.uk

  • D. P. I.
    Article: Sep 24, 2019

    It is important that all Councillors follow the rules regarding declaring their Pecuniary Interests for the councils they sit on.

    By doing so, it allows the public, councillors and officers to be clear if the decisions they are taking part in are likely to have more impact on them than others in their area. So for example, you would expect a Councillor to leave the room and not speak or vote on a planning appliation next to a property they own or live in for example, as the impact would be potentially disproprtionately felt by them which may impact their view.

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