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  • Chichester Memorial Hall, Sandgate
    Event: Mar 22, 2019 7:00 PM
    Chichester Hall, 70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AR

    All are welcome to the Folkestone and Hythe Lib Dems Prize Quiz in Sandgate on Friday 22nd March.

    Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm prompt start.

    Bring your own food and drinks. Entrance fee £2 per person (teams of up to 6).

    Cash prize for the winning team - plus the GLORY of course!

    Parking is free from 6pm in Sandgate's Castle Road & Wilberforce Road Car Parks, and on-street parking is free in Sandgate all evening. Our venue is the Chichester Hall on Sandgate High Street, on the corner by the garage, opposite The Ship Pub.

  • Wera Hobhouse
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Today two bills driven by Liberal Democrats will receive royal assent. Both the Bill to make upskirting a specific offence and ban letting fees both began as Liberal Democrat Private Members' Bills.

    The 'upskirting' (Voyeurism Offences) Bill is a victory for women up and down the country. This is part of enshrining women's autonomy over their bodies into law, and means that now the police and the courts should find it far easier to bring perpetrators to justice.

  • Christine Jardine (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Not before time, Conservative Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted that the increased use of food banks is partly down to problems in rolling out universal credit.

    Responding to Amber Rudd's comments about the link between the rise of food bank usage and the roll out of Universal Credit, Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:
  • Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in hand
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are backing calls from consumer rights charity, Which?, for a regulator to protect access to cash following new analysis revealing a rapid decline in cashpoints.

    New figures obtained by Which? show cashpoints disappeared at a rate of 488 per month between June 2018 and December 2018 with over 250 free-to-use machines also closing monthly.

  • Dan H and S
    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    After several years of sustained pressure from the Liberal Democrat opposition, Kent County Council has finally agreed to accept monthly payments for the Young Persons Travel Pass (YPTP) in the coming year. This will come a massive relief for parents faced with an inflation-busting £60 increase in the cost of the pass to £350 next year.

  • Members Meeting graphic
    Event: Mar 11, 2019 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    Prater Raines Ltd office, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY

    All members are welcome to attend Folkestone and Hythe (formerly Shepway) Lib Dem Executive meetings.

    Papers for the meeting are available to members on request to mail@shepwaylibdems.org.uk

  • Gary Fuller
    Article: Jan 31, 2019
    By Gary Fuller in Folkestone Herald - Talking Points

    It's clear Brexit issue is coming to a head, one way or another. There is another, even more vital, issue that's coming to a head, however. That issue is climate change, and it affects everyone. If we don't tackle climate change now, by slashing our usage of fossil fuels and drastically cutting our consumption of meat and dairy, there is a very good chance that there will be a global catastrophe within the next quarter of a century that dwarfs all but the most virulent pandemics.

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Jan 27, 2019
    By Email update from Save Princes Parade Campaign

    The cabinet meeting at which the Princes Parade business case was to be discussed has been postponed.

    Here is the email from the council:

    "As you are aware, the report relating to the business case for Princes Parade was due to be discussed by Overview and Scrutiny on 29 January and Cabinet on 30 January but given the level of interest the item had generated, the Leader of the Council has suggested a separate meeting be held specifically to consider the report.

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