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  • Princes Parade
    Article: Dec 4, 2020

    Sad news for all of us campaigning against the development of Princes Parade from Folkestone and Hythe District Council today. The have issued a press release saying:

    "Permission to appeal the judicial review of the planning permission for the Princes Parade development has been refused today (3 December 2020).

  • Operation Stack / lorries
    Article: Dec 3, 2020

    Plans to keep traffic moving in Kent in the event of cross-Channel disruption will undergo a live test next week.

    Highways England and its partners in the Kent Resilience Forum will carry out a live test to mobilise a moveable barrier system on a section of the M20 from Friday 11 December. It will mean that parts of the motorway are closed between Maidstone and Ashford for four nights, with signed diversions in place.

  • Money ()
    Article: Dec 3, 2020
    By Katharine Harvey, Chief Economic Development Officer, F&HDC in Email to Local Businesses

    I want to update you on the new arrangements for the COVID business grants that Folkestone & Hythe District Council has been tasked to administrate by the Government, as national lockdown ends and our district faces Tier 3 restrictions.

    There will continue to be a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LSRG) scheme for businesses that ARE legally required to close under the Tier 3 restrictions. All businesses that are eligible for a grant through this scheme will be directly contacted and informed about the process by our Business Rates team.

  • AGM
    Event: Dec 21, 2020 6:00 PM

    To be held on Zoom, with a link emailed to all members. All members without an email address (or the required email permissions) will receive a hard copy calling notice for the meeting in the post inlcuding the Zoom meeting details.

    Papers (Agenda, reports and past minutes) will also be made available to members.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to raise Carer's Allowance by £1,000 a year, to help support 2,904 unpaid carers in Folkestone and Hythe during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The party's leader, Ed Davey, who has promised to "be the voice of the 9 million carers in our country", has written to the Prime Minister urging him to recognise the "challenges that have been made even harder by coronavirus."

  • Bus Stop / shelter
    Article: Nov 19, 2020

    All Folkestone Town Councillors were asked by the Folkestone Town Clerk over the summer if they had any proposals for new or replacement bus stops in the town. There was partial funding available from Kent County Council, and a small reserve at Folkestone Town Council for stops. It wouldn't stretch to many, but with that, and a contribution from Councillor's ward grants, then we might get a few done.

  • Money ()
    Article: Nov 13, 2020

    The application process for two Folkestone & Hythe COVID grants schemes to support businesses during the current national lockdown period have been launched today: one for businesses in business rated premises forced to close by the current lockdown rules, and a second for those outside those criteria but still being harmed.

  • Money ()
    Article: Nov 11, 2020

    The Kent and Medway Growth Hub Team have emailed businesses with a helpful review of the current financial support available for businesses, as below.

    I've added some additional information from Folkestone and Hythe District Council on Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses) below (in italics).

Supporter Scheme graphic