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  • Tim Prater by new Shorncliffe Road / Folkestone West Zebra Crossing
    Article: Mar 1, 2021

    Covid-19 has highlighted the value of caring for each other. Now we need to care for those most affected by the pandemic and help them recover - NHS staff, care workers, those that care for family members, children with disrupted schooling, people with mental health challenges and many more. At the same time, we will aspire to a better quality of life for all, with clean air and green space that everyone can appreciate.

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Feb 26, 2021
    By Membership Secretary in Save Princes Parade Email Update

    At last night's F&HDC's Full Council meeting we were disappointed, but not surprised, when Cllr Tim Prater's amendments to both the corporate plan and the budget failed. Cllr Prater's amendments were:

    1. To remove the words 'at Princes Parade' from the corporate plan;
    2. To remove the budget funding for the project.
  • Folkestone and Hythe Postal Vote
    Article: Feb 22, 2021

    The following elections are taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021:

    • Police and Crime Commissioner election
    • Kent County Council elections
    • Folkestone Council ward of Folkestone Town Council by election
    • Sandgate Village ward of S andgate Parish Council by election
    • New Romney Town ward of New Romney Town council by election
  • Ed Davey
    Article: Feb 15, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey today launched the party's campaign to "give carers a break", calling on the Government to give councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break.

    In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, Ed Davey highlighted research from Carers UK showing that:

  • The Folkestone Haven Coffee bar
    Article: Feb 15, 2021

    This is a hard time for many, with isolation causing many mental stress.

    You are not alone. There are a number of national and local groups ready and willing to help.

    ● Samaritans: 116 123

    ● GiveUsAShout: 85258 (text)

    ● AnxietyUK: 03444 775 774

    ● theCALMzone: 0800 58 58 58

    Locally, the Folkestone Haven support local adult residents who may be struggling.

  • Community Hubs
    Article: Feb 15, 2021

    Although the vaccination progamme is now starting to have an impact, it's too soon to relax.

    We're all finding it hard - but no-one should feel as though they are alone during this challenging time. There is support available, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. In Folkestone and Hythe there are Community Hubs to help those who haven't got alternative support.

  • Ian Chittenden
    Article: Feb 15, 2021

    At the Kent County Council Budget meeting last Thursday Conservative councillors voted down two Liberal Democrat proposals to fund urgent repairs needed to deal with increasing safety risks on Kent's Public Rights of Way and Country Parks. The money was to come from the £130 million of Government grants given to KCC for any extra costs of work needed to recover from the effects of Covid-19.

  • Abolish Council Tax graphic
    Article: Feb 12, 2021

    At Kent County Council's 2021 budget meeting on Thursday 11th February the Liberal Democrats (the largest opposition group) challenged the fairness of the council tax system and called for council tax to be abolished.

    The Liberal Democrat amendment was proposed by Faversham councillor Antony Hook. It called for Kent County Council to write to the Government to ask for council tax to be reviewed and an alternative system used.

Supporter Scheme graphic

Postal Voting (Liberal Democrats)