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  • Trudy Dean
    Article: Apr 30, 2021

    Trudy Dean sets out some of the challenges which Kent County Council needs to address to help all children and young persons get the best start in life.

    The Liberal Democrats believe that the financing of Education in the UK is too heavily skewed toward Secondary Education at the expense of the all-important formative Early Years and argue for greater funding of Early Years settings. There is a particular need for greater focus on speech development and creative play for children from poorer backgrounds to try to ensure that their life chances are not limited from the start.

  • Sandgate Community Garden
    Article: Apr 23, 2021

    It's a real bright spot of each week supporting the Sandgate Community Garden team by taking Leonie's weekly updates and photos and tunring them into the online diary posts at https://sandgatepc.org.uk/sandgate-community-garden/

    With 102 weekly diary entries now in place the diary covers from pretty much day one of the Community Garden at Enbrook Park, plus the Incredible Edible planters on Sandgate High Street and Golden Valley Parade.

  • Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe East County Election Result 2017
    Article: Apr 22, 2021

    The County Council elections are not JUST about getting a Councillor who works hard through the year, keeps in touch, and gets things done (although I hope, and think, I am that Councillor).

    EVERY vote for Tim Prater in the Kent County Council Elections in Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East will send a clear message to the Conservatives: this is NOT over. This IS personal. We CAN still Save Princes Parade.

  • Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in hand
    Article: Apr 16, 2021
    By Katharine Harvey, Chief Economic Development Officer, F&HDC in Email to Local Businesses

    Local authorities have been administering the Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and the Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) schemes on behalf of government since last November. Through the LRSG scheme mandatory grants have been awarded to eligible businesses in the district which are in the business rates system, while other businesses impacted by the pandemic have been catered for through the Folkestone & Hythe ARG discretionary scheme.

  • Tim Prater
    Article: Apr 16, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats will be fielding candidates in three divisions of Folkestone East, Folkestone West and Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East. The Green Party will be fielding candidates in Hythe West, Romney Marsh and Elham Valley divisions.

    Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats and the Shepway Green Party agreed not to stand against each other in the six Folkestone and Hythe seats being fought in May's Kent County Council elections.

  • Planning Permission - screenshot of Planning Permission page from gov.uk site
    Article: Apr 7, 2021

    A number of Hythe residents asked me to review and comment on planning application 21/0553/FH (Land Opposite 24, Station Road, Hythe). I have done so today, and my comments were as follows:

    "I'm commenting in objection to application 21/0553/FH (Land Opposite 24, Station Road, Hythe).

    "Although the land has been included in the Local Plan for development, this application exceeds the number of properties specified for the site in the Local Plan. Although they attempt a justification based on plot size, given the recent passing of the plan, to now exceed the numbers in that plan seems excessive and arbitary. If the authors of the Local Plan thought it was a reasonable site for 44 dwellings they should, and presumably would, have said so.

  • Penelope James
    Article: Mar 29, 2021

    Liberal Democrat County Council Candidate for Deal and Walmer, Penelope James, backs the six priorities of Kent Liberal Democrats.

    "Caring for our community, our environment and our residents are key priorities for Kent Liberal Democrats. They have never been more important than now as we emerge from the pandemic.

  • Disabled person on bus
    Article: Mar 28, 2021

    Bus Passes are no longer valid before 9:30am despite commitments made 18 months ago.

    Travelling by bus is a lifeline for many people with disabilities. The Disabled Persons Bus Pass and, where needed, the Companion Pass provide invaluable free bus travel for disabled people needing to get to the shops, to the doctors or to work. Earlier this month, Kent County Council stopped disabled persons from using their passes before 9:30am.

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